March 18, 2014

Romney's Vindication Is Complete

Seth Mandel, Commentary


In the summer of 2012, Politico broke the news that Mitt Romney was planning to travel abroad to make a series of speeches intended to earn some foreign-policy credibility in his effort to defeat Barack Obama. One item on the itinerary was expected to be “a public address in Poland, a steadfast American ally during the Bush years and a country that shares Romney’s wariness toward Russia.”

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TAGGED: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Poland, Russia, Ukraine


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