Biden: Romney is ‘Totally Out Of Touch’


bidenVice President Joe Biden says Mitt Romney’s foreign policy views are dangerous and “totally out of touch” with the American people and could potentially lead a war-weary nation back “to the past we have worked so hard to move beyond.”

According to excerpts of a speech he delivered this morning at New York University, Biden will link the presumptive Republican nominee to the policies of former President George W. Bush, suggesting Romney’s policies get the country back “into the mess President Obama has dug us out of.”

“Americans know that we cannot afford to go back to the future,” Biden will say, according to excerpts. “Back to a foreign policy that would have America go it alone, shout to the world you’re either with us or against us, lash out first and ask the hard questions later, if at all.”

Romney, Biden will say, is counting on the “collective amnesia” of the country.

Biden’s remarks, one in a series of policy speeches he’s delivered around the country in recent weeks, takes aim at what will be one of Romney’s key talking points about his 2012 bid: That he’ll keep the country safer than Obama, whom he has accused of implementing a naïve foreign policy that has diminished the United States and alienated its allies.

But Biden challenged Romney’s views, suggesting the former Massachusetts governor sees the world “through a Cold War prism.” In his remarks at NYU, Biden will say Romney’s views would “isolate America instead of enemies … waste hundreds of billions of dollars and risk thousands of American lives on an unnecessary war.”

And he will offer a chief defense of the Obama administration’s foreign policy record.

“If you are looking for a bumper sticker to sum up how President Obama has handled what we inherited, it’s pretty simple: Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive,” Biden will say, according to excerpts.

Unsurprisingly, the Romney campaign disputed the vice president’s views. In a conference call held shortly before Biden’s remarks, Dan Senor, a Romney foreign policy adviser, accused Biden of perpetuating a “fantasy narrative” about Obama’s foreign policy record.

{OTUS News/ Newscenter}


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