October 12, 2012
Romney's Pivot ... to George W. Bush?
Doug Raymond, The Diplomat
After months of campaigning that has been largely devoid of foreign policy debate, the American electorate is finally seeing some contrast between the candidates' views following the first presidential debate and Gov. Romney's foreign policy address at the VMI on Monday.
China emerged as an economic bogeyman. Governor Romney took several pot shots at China during the debate, arguing that America's economic security is at risk due to borrowing money from China. “Is the program so critical it's worth borrowing money from China to pay for it? And if not, I'll get rid of it.” President Obama hit China on the campaign trail, vowing to close loopholes that allow companies to claim tax deductions for exporting jobs, and pointing out that Romney's former firm,...
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