The same Republicans who criticized President Obama for lacking foreign policy experience in 2008 are now stepping in to defend the dismal international relations record of Romney-Ryan ticket.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) on Sunday argued that Romney and Ryan are actually better equipped to lead on international relations than Obama and Biden:
GINGRICH: I think it’s an advantage that they’re not part of the current mess…. Mitt Romney has the same amount of foreign policy experience as Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan defeated the Soviet empire decisively in 8 years. I would rather have Romney and Ryan rethinking everything than have the current team continue.
PAWLENTY: Romney and Ryan have a terrific national security policy team around them…Governor Romney spent his entire career in global business arrangements, transactions and traveling and understanding different countries, cultures and geography.
Based on Mr. Romney’s recent trip overseas, do we really want to “re-think everything”?
Oh, and not for nothing, but if Barack Obama had had the nerve to use a Navy ship as a backdrop to introduce his running mate who never served a day in uniform, the hawks and the veterans groups — not to mention the brave forces of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists like Rush Limbaugh and Jonah Goldberg — would be on the rampage.