AirTalk for October 8, 2012

Romney presses reset on foreign policy

Republican Candidate Mitt Romney Gives Foreign Policy Speech

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney prepares to deliver a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute on October 8, 2012 in Lexington, Virginia.

Mitt Romney gave a foreign policy speech today in an attempt to reset his foreign credentials for the presidential race.

Even though foreign affairs are highly unlikely to play out as an important issue with voters come November, the Romney campaign is still tasked with the burden of proving to America that Romney is capable of representing the country competently on an international level. His tour of Britain, Israel and Poland was rife with gaffes, and his criticism of the Obama administration in the wake of the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens did not shine well on the candidate.

How is Romney revising his sales pitch to voters in this recent speech? What does he have to say about the Osama bin Laden raid, as well as the President’s handling of the uprisings in the Middle East? How is the White House responding thus far?

The remaining debates will all include foreign policy as a topic in some way. Which candidate is likely to come out on top?

Guest:

Aaron Blake, Political Reporter for The Washington Post


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