Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, finally came out to slam President Barack Obama’s foreign policy on Sunday as “out of touch with reality.”
Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Romney said Obama has miscalculated on Russia’s Ukraine incursion and the threat posed by ISIL, and he argued Obama’s philosophy had hampered the nation’s response to threats from abroad.
“He is so out of touch with reality that he hasn’t taken the kind of action necessary to prevent very bad things from happening,” Romney said.
The former Massachusetts governor pointed to a string of controversial statements by the president – from referring to ISIL in January as a “JV team” and scoffing at Russia during a 2012 election debate. Now, Romney said, the president is “seen as being weak.”
“I don’t know if you can’t see reality from the fairway,” he said, a dig at Obama’s frequent golfing, even amid criticism that he should be focused on the foreign policy crises. Thing is, Romney typically offers his comments on the current administration only after the populace has reached similar consensus, making it difficult to determine if he is speaking foundationally (laying groundwork for another campaign) or reactionary (which does little to demonstrate singular leadership).
If Romney doesn’t run again, the fear is that there will be no one with the clarity, fortitude, or character to actually LEAD this country out of the quagmire that has been allowed to develop during the last two terms. “Run, Romney, Run!”