Romney was Right about Russia and Obama Was Wrong

In their third presidential debate, President Obama ridiculed Mitt Romney when he said that Russia remained a threat to the United States. Here’s what Obama said in the debate:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al-Qaida’s a threat because a few months ago when you were asked, what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia — not al-Qaida, you said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.

“But, Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s. You say that you’re not interested in duplicating what happened in Iraq, but just a few weeks ago you said you think we should have more troops in Iraq right now.

“And the — the challenge we have — I know you haven’t been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but every time you’ve offered an opinion, you’ve been wrong.”

Here’s how Mitt Romney responded. Notice how Obama tries to cut Romney off before he can make his point:

MR. ROMNEY: I’ll respond to a couple of the things you mentioned. First of all, Russia, I indicated, is a geopolitical foe, not —

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Number one —

MR. ROMNEY: Excuse me. It’s a geopolitical foe. And I said in the same . . . paragraph, and Iran is the greatest national security threat we face. Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia or Mr. Putin, and I’m certainly not going to say to him, I’ll give you more flexibility after the election. After the election he’ll get more backbone.

In an interview, Wolf Blitzer had asked Romney if he thought Russia is a bigger foe than Iran, China, or North Korea. Here was Romney’s response:

“I’m saying in terms of a geopolitical opponent, the nation that lines up with the world’s worst actors. Of course the greatest threat that the world faces is a nuclear Iran, and a nuclear North Korea is already troubling enough. But when these terrible actors pursue their course in the world — and we go to the United Nations looking for ways to stop them — who is it that always stands up with the world’s worst actors? It’s always Russia, typically with China alongside. And so in terms of a geopolitical foe, a nation that’s on the Security Council that has the heft of the Security Council, and is of course is a massive nuclear power, Russia is the geopolitical foe.”

It seems that Romney was ahead of the game when it came to understanding how Russia is still a major political player to be reckoned with while Obama was is in the dark. Will the media notice? Don’t count on it








Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.

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  • jb80538

    0bama is wrong on just about everything!

    • Cindy in Ca,

      I don’t know if we’ll me it through the remainder of his term as POTUS!!!!!

      • donl

        I hope he doesn’t make it!! He is the most hated president I have ever heard of. Well maybe, stalin, hitler, castro, kim yung suck or anybody else that you or I can think of that was a despot like obama.

    • sn

      That’s because obamy would rather be on the golf course than doing the job he (in theory) was elected for. We have a PLAYBOY wannabe in the oval office whose biggest worry is where to play golf next. NO commitment on his part to making the USA a bigger, more efficient FREE country. We are plummeting downwards with obamy and the demoncraps at the helm!

    • Mary

      Obama was wrong from the beginning, he should have never gotten to be president in the first place,
      He is ruining our country, he needs to be impeachment without further delay, today, more like yesterday.

  • livefreeordie

    For those of you that didn’t bother to vote because Romney was a Mormon, SHAME ON YOU. He is a very good person, unlike the traitor we have now.

    • Ned

      Indeed, SHAME ON YOU for letting this IMBECILE be our President again. I’d bet Mitt is a better person than ANY of you. As for the holier than thou types … do you believe in prayer? We could have prayed for him. Or don’t you pray for MORMONS? Just other POLITICALLY CORRECT people? Just those third world people? Shame on you .

    • http://immigrationbuzz.com Gary Rose

      Romney was not Beaten He was Robbed By Obama and Partners in Crime How? Between George Soros Laraza Black Panthers Grave Robbers for Votes A.C.O.R.N Bogus Fraudulant Votes including Mickey Mouse Rigged Voteing Machines Every paid Drunk Every Drug addicts ??? Thats how he was Robbed as usual no Real Investigation thats what got him in Office Peroid.

      • wasp

        The fascist-progressives, with their NWO owners big bucks, have election fraud down to a science. Now that we were stupid enough to allow them get away with it several times, we’ll never see an honest election in this country again.

    • sn

      What difference does it make that Romney is/was a Mormon? John F Kennedy was our first Catholic president. And that was played against him during his campaign in the 60′s. Have we NOT gotten past this religious hang up. We now have a Muslim or muslim sympathizer in office of president; DO you feel safer?

    • Washington22

      Agreed. Gov Romney was a very decent human being and worldly and experienced. He was a traditional American with traditional values and morals……….neither of which can be said about Obozo. America would be on her way back to a huge RECOVERY by now. I’m a Real Estate Agent. I would be making money again for me and my family. Obozo is a ruinator, he is a liar and a fraud. I get on my knees to my Lord asking for his grace upon America.

  • Proudamerican

    oblama is 100% inept at building our country up because he is 100% committed to tearing it down! Romney, while not my choice, was at least going to try to build up our country plus HE WAS ELIGIBLE!!

  • JennieWalsh

    The REAL ENEMIES of EVERY nation on earth are the globalist organized crime syndicate who have infiltrated themselves into every government on planet earth to turn nation against nation, religion against religion, culture against culture, rich against poor, race against race. These people secretly call themselves “Us” and “Satan worshippers”. They are also known as the “power-elite”, Bilderbergers, Council of Foreign Relations, international bankster-gangsters, progressives, Rothschild Dynasty. They thrive on DIVIDE AND CONQUER TACTICS, WAR MONGERING, MONEY CONTROL AND SCAMS, FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS, MEDIA LIES AND PROPAGANDA, MURDER, WAR, ABORTION AND EVERY CONCEIVABLE CRIMINAL METHOD KNOWN TO MANKIND. Any nation that is connected with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund is infested and infected with these deadly enemies, thieves and parasites.

  • ONTIME

    I voted for Romney only because he was a man of biz experience, honorable and grounded in family values, he has virtues and most of all he has real credentials we could look at and a valid BC to go along with his successful career.

    On the other hand the Saudi Shill devotes his time to deception and CYA, the Faker in the WH is still a unknown and you still cannot see his legally restricted credentials, he still is in office illegally with no valid BC all of this due to low info voters, the left and the communist supporters and the DNC who cannot be trusted to grab their own butts.

    The Saudi Shill is responsible for this country’s largest and most dangerous foreign policy this country has ever been involved in, he has reinvented the art of precarious. His CYA and deception practices have managed to expose our borders, our sovereignty and security to our foes and enemies such as never before and alienated our allies because of his arrogant stupidity. The Faker has purposely used his medicine show skills to sell his illegally passed snake oil HC taxplan with all kinds of deception and lies, promises he cannot keep or include and has the audacity to call this income rip-off affordable, when in fact it is 1/6th of the nations economy being pilfered and used to entrench the DNC for the next 50 years.

    WTP by investigation by some very brave souls have found the Shill is not only the puppet of the Saudi but is a member of the communist party, a member of the muslim brohood, is selling arms to criminals and terrorist and is a proud homosexual and a man of no visible integrity but a pathogenic liar and delusional on fact and logic…there is more but I would run out of my word allotment.

    • Washington22

      Excellent post, thoughtful and accurate. Thank you for the insight.

  • john C

    Romney was right about a lot of things, and he ran a campaign of honor and tried not to bad mouth the resident. However can’t say the same thing for obama

    • Ned

      That was Mitt’s mistake – not groveling around in the poop Obama dished out. Mitt isn’t that kind of person.

  • Ty Marcucci

    There is a book out called “Disinformation” about the KGB, written by a former intelligence officer of the KGB. The only change in Russia is the KGB has changed it’s name, nothing else. They are still our greatest enemy and use terrorists, which by the way the KGB created, to combat us all over the globe. Russia is NOT our friend.

  • Ty Marcucci

    Ontime is dead on. So true it hurts to even think about that skinny beg eared commie muslim homosexual coward. He gives homosexuals a bad name.

    • Ned

      Homosexuals all ready have a “bad name”.

      They are NOT NORMAL. They are PERVERTS!

  • Festerhawg

    Years ago I remember in a college level political science class saying that I believed that the Russian Federation will rise up to the level of a World Power again. I was blasted by a Liberal, stating that I didn’t know what I was talking about and I should take my outdated Military thinking and shove it (I was attending school with the GI Bill). Now I am looking more right that him.

  • http://PoliticalOutcast Josephine

    Big ears rules with racism and unconstitutional strong arm tactics that Mitt Romney wouldn’t even have considered. But no one that loves JESUS would treat people with the disrespect and childishness that Barry does. And no citizenry worth their keep would worship a ‘man’ like the people that voted for that nothing do. All they hear is the word FREE and they vote for it. Romney tried to make people understand that someone has to PAY for the ‘free’ stuff. When you put the workers (those who will still work) out of jobs the way this ineligible has there is no one to pay for the ‘free’ stuff. The enamored followers are going to be taken by surprise when the government money runs out and there is nothing left for anyone. Mitt Romney would have seen to it that that didn’t happen and he would have helped EVERYONE.

  • John

    Obama is following a scrip provided to him by his Marxist handlers which constantly is not in the best interest of America!

  • http://fb Paul T. Leslie

    The passage of time has shown the world that Dear Leader wasn’t right about anything. (how many times does leftist ideology have to be proved to be bankrupt?)

  • Sharon

    Obama is finally being compared against Carter, our worst President!!

  • Nadine

    Romney should have been elected…it was a fixed and fraud scam!

    • kenvandoren

      The only reasons FLipper did not get elected were that he essentially agreed with BarryO on all major policy issues, and being on all sides of every issue at one time or another, he did not excite conservatives, except in a negative way. Even if they voted for him, they did not do so enthusiastically, nor did they turn out to enthusiastically support his candidacy.

  • Texas001

    I was not a big fan of Romney but considering the alternative I voted for Romney. Romney would have been right for the country, 0bama is wrong. And 0bama proves to be wrong each and every day. Some of his zombie voters are waking up now, 0bama approval rating is 37% and there was a lot of liberals in the poll.

    • Sam

      As long as obamy gives his followers the freebies; they will back him up. RIGHT to THE GRAVE! They sold out the USA for all the freebies. And our FOREFATHERS are watching in disgust.

  • quarkie009

    Obama and his entire administration along with the democRAT party and the rinos are the number one threat to the United States of America.

    • engelalma

      You are exactly right!

  • Lord_Jim

    Mitt Flop’s bellicosity toward Russia was nothing more than the residue of his handlers’ atavistic hatred for the Czar. Every time RomneyCare rattled his sabre at the world’s second largest White Christian population, he was fed a shekel and told he was a great goy.

    Willard in the White House would have meant another meaty sacrifice of America’s youth to the ZOG monster.

    Better to appreciate Putin’s policies in defense of family and morality and to give the man his due for bringing a forceful halt to the plunder of his nation’s mineral wealth by the Harvard Jews. Better to recognize Russia as the natural ally of White Christian America.

  • Philip Sieve

    Putin’s hangong ouy with China is disconcerting.