Published On: Sun, Oct 7th, 2012

Obama campaign attacks Romney on foreign policy on the eve of big speech

The Obama campaign is making a preemptive attack on Mitt Romney’s Monday foreign policy speech, claiming that he has a high bar to clear to show he’s ready for the responsibilities of presidency.

Mitt Romney speaks to a crowd in Tempe, AZ. April 2012 Gage Skidmore photo

“This is the same guy who, when he went overseas on his trip, the only person who has offended Europe more is probably Chevy Chase,” campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters traveling on Air Force One Sunday.

“We’re not going to be lectured by someone who has been an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy every time he’s dipped his toe in the foreign policy waters,” Psaki said.

Romney is expected to deliver a critique of President Obama’s foreign policy in a speech tomorrow at the Virginia Military Institute.

“When he had the opportunity to speak directly to the American people about his plans on domestic and foreign policy issues, as we all remember, he didn’t bring up Afghanistan, he didn’t bring up the troops,” Psaki said

“We’re certainly interested in what he has to say, but this is his fourth or fifth retake at trying to lay out his foreign policy positions for the American people.  And at this point, it’s a very high bar he would have to jump over to convince them he’s prepared to be Commander-in-Chief and to address all of the foreign policy.”

Early comments from the Romney camp struck back.

“In every region of the world—and particularly in the Middle East—American influence has been weakened by President Obama’s failed foreign policy,” said spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg. “American security and the cause of freedom cannot afford four more years like the last four years, and Mitt Romney will restore the bi-partisan tradition of American leadership abroad that President Obama has not lived up to. Mitt Romney understands that a strong America is vital to ensuring peace and prosperity for our nation and our friends and allies.”

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