Struggling for a foreign policy boost, Romney looks overseas

Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts,...

Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, 2008 US presidential candidate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Juan WilliamsForeign policy is about to go center stage in the presidential race. This week Mitt Romney goes overseas to London, England, for the 2012 Olympics and later stops in Israel for a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The political strategy behind this trip — as it was behind candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 trip to Europe — is to demonstrate that the candidate is ready to be a world leader.

The Romney campaign’s critique of Obama’s “failed foreign policy,” comes down to charges of “leading from behind” and “apologizing for America.”

Yet, Obama’s actions during his first term have effectively taken away the GOP’s advantage on foreign policy. For the first time, foreign policy may well be an advantage for the Democrats. more>


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