Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The republican candidate is Mitt Romney, and what Powell had to say about his comments on Russia should be the real news that came out of the CNN interview. Romney said, and I am paraphrasing here, that Russia is our number one geo- political foe, and the fact that O gave certain assurances to their leader is troubling.
Powell, in so many words, said that this is rubbish. According to Powell O was doing exactly what he should do, and Russia is not our enemy. He called Romney's foreign policy advisers "far to the right" and extreme on Morning Joe on MSNBC, and he (Powell) should know, because some of them actually worked for him. Powell also said that Romney needs to be more mature and realistic when talking about foreign policy.
Good luck with having that happen. This is political season and Mitt Romney is more interested in twenty second sound bites to his base than a real serious discussion about foreign policy. Let's just hope that he knows better and that if and when he gets into office he will just drop another line on his Etch A Sketch.
Finally, one more thing about Mitt: Today he unveiled his plan to reform education here in America, and you will be forgiven if you never heard about it because the press was not invited.
"..Like most of Romney's policy proposals, the education platform is pretty vague.
It largely focuses on a federal voucher program to allow low-income and disabled students to attend charter and private schools, falling in line with generally accepted GOP talking points about school choice.
But the plan fails to address expanded federal involvement in education, a major issue for the GOP's conservative base. While Romney does propose reforming some parts of the No Child Left Behind Act and consolidating "duplicative and overly complex" Department of Energy programs, he doesn't even come close to the radical cutbacks and wholesale DOE elimination favored by the growing social conservative/Tea Party/Constitutionalist wing of the Republican Party.
That may be why the campaign opted to unveil the plan during Romney's speech to the Latino Coalition's annual small business summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — a decidedly odd audience and location for a speech on education policy. The speech wasn't broadcast live, and was timed to coincide with President Obama's Air Force Academy commencement speech, virtually guaranteeing that Romney's news got limited airtime." [Source]
And here I thought that education was important. Anyway, it looks like the Etch A Sketch strategy is in full effect.