Who was right about Russia?
POSTED: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 7:24pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 12:37pm
Tyler (KETK) — "Gov Romney. I'm glad that you accept al Qaeda is a threat, because ten months ago when you were asked what the biggest geopolitical threat was facing America, you said it was Russia. Not al Qaeda....Russia. The 1980s are now calling and they want their foreign policy back," said President Obama.
From the liberal publication Slate, and I can not believe they are saying this.
They say to peer into the conservative media and blogosphere as it covers Russa's invasion of Crimea is to risk a fatal dose of schadenfreude. That's taking delight in someone else's misfortune.
There are reports about how Sarah Palin totally called that Putin would invade Ukraine (she will be on Fox News tonight to remind us), about how Mitt Romney was unfairly mocked for calling Russia the greatest "geopolitical threat" to the United States, about Hillary Clinton's "reset button" gaffe. Even the Liberal New Republic (tm) has admitted that Mitt Romney was right about the Russians and their ambitions.
Romney was right. Why was Obama wrong? Because, I think, he was willfully blurring the distinction between "geopolitical" and other sorts of threats. He was playing to the cheap seats.
Voters do not fear Russia, or particularly care about its movements in its sad, cold sphere of influence. They do care a lot about terrorism. And Obama would use any chance he had, in 2012, to remind voters that he was president when Osama Bin Laden was killed.
That is Slate's and my point of view what's yours?