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Mitt Romney Delivers Major Foreign Policy Speech (live video)
C-Span ^ | 10/8/2012 | C-Span

Posted on 10/08/2012 8:25:20 AM PDT by Signalman

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney visits the Virginia Military Institute on Monday to lay out his foreign policy vision, and contrast it with that of President Obama.

Coming off a widely reported success in last week's domestic policy-focused Presidential debate, Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan held rallies in Virginia on Thursday and Friday. The Presidential candidates have a week off before the next debate, which is a town hall format. The final debate, which focuses on foreign policy, will take place October 22.

Romney has previously struggled in the foreign policy arena, with an overseas trip this summer for which he received mixed reviews, and a hasty statement about the recent uprisings in the Middle East, which came shortly before the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.


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KEYWORDS: 2012issues; cspan; romney; romney2012; speech; va2012; vmi

1 posted on 10/08/2012 8:25:25 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

On now


2 posted on 10/08/2012 8:40:36 AM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: Signalman

The fable is being spread that the Romney-Ryan team is somehow “less informed” than the Obama-Biden team about foreign affairs.

I cannot imagine of anybody being less informed about foreign affairs, and still be in contact with those who make it their business to actively study the international scene and make their prescriptions and recommendations, than the Obama side to the current regime. He does not go to the security priefings prepared primarly for his consumption, on purpose. He DELIBERATELY remains ignorant, in spite of the efforts to bring some very important updates and data to his attention.

That is OK. Valerie Jarrett is sitting in at these briefings, and she is using this information to her personal benefit.

Mostly to pass along to Obama that he is NOT to follow the recommendations offered by the security team.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 8:42:05 AM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: Signalman
Romney has previously struggled in the foreign policy arena, with an overseas trip this summer for which he received mixed reviews, and a hasty statement about the recent uprisings in the Middle East, which came shortly before the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

Love how the Obama campaign response is simply stated as fact. Nope...no media bias.

Only partisans against Romney claimed errors on his overseas trip. Only the left is ignoring Obama's massive coverup of the security situation in Libya and focusing on Romney's excellent response. Let's line up Romney's words on the 9/11/12 flareups with all previous presidents, and let's line up Obama's performance with previous presidents. Which one is not ready for prime time?

4 posted on 10/08/2012 8:43:05 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Signalman

Is it me or does Romney talk too fast?
He is a very smart man and his mind (and mouth) go too fast for me to digest all of the important information he is relating to us. I’m average intelligence so I think maybe other people may be having the same problem.


5 posted on 10/08/2012 8:51:55 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: Signalman

Transcript of complete speech....

http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/10/mitt-romney-delivers-foreign-policy-address-virginia-military-institute


6 posted on 10/08/2012 8:54:23 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: oldbrowser

Speed is not the issue. Clear pronunciation can be a problem.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 8:55:05 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: Signalman

I feel like it’s been so long since we’ve heard a real President.


8 posted on 10/08/2012 8:56:59 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: oldbrowser

He’s talking too fast..sounds too rehearsed and is turning back and forth too rapidly between teles. SNL is going to have a field day.
He needs more work with a debate coach. Slow down, have more pauses, look straight ahead into the camera.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 8:58:51 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: oldbrowser

ob: I think you are ABOVE average intelligence by the fact that you are a Freeper!


10 posted on 10/08/2012 9:00:05 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: Mountain Mary

No, if he talked any slower Team Obama and its surrogates would make an issue of
it. “He’s uncertain”. “He’s on drugs”, etc etc.
In other words, everything that was on display from Obama in the first debate.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 9:10:27 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: ilgipper
Perilous path for the Media to be treading with regard to Obama. Prior to the first debate - Obama was supposed to mop the floor with Romney on Domestic Policy. Now that debate is over, even though Crummy-Candie will no doubt "re-direct" Obama to try to score domestic points. The next debate is a Town Hall blend of Foreign and Domestic policy. Liberals own the Town Hall debate. It is their campfire where they can tell stories about magical healing blue-unicorns and trolls that frack the earth and cause fire to erupt from Pennsylvania plumbing... Now the media is repeating the same steps. It's as if they are programmed to self destruct now. The needle on the record is repeating the same groove: "Romney Bad""Romney Bad""Romney Bad""Romney Bad" The white house urged the press to back-off the super-genious rhetoric in an effort to provide low expectations. But the derranged media is stuck in 5th Gear with regard to Obama. The clutch is gone and they cannot down-shift into the next set of turns. They are so caught up in the fantasy that if any one of the outlets tell "the Truth" about the miseraable incumbent, and if there is a chance that Hussein is awarded 4 more years, they don't want to be shoved out of the way lest they be penalized.
12 posted on 10/08/2012 9:22:23 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: Aria

I didn’t hear the speech, but excellent reading the transcript. About time we have a real leader.


13 posted on 10/08/2012 9:25:45 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Aria

Totally agreed - finally like we have a president again.

Same tone and confidence as the debate.

I don’t worry at all about his ‘lack of experience’ as the pro-Obama CSpan callers. The whole point of having a business executive is that he knows how to pick the smartest people.

The other thing people are complaining about on CSpan are the typical anti-power complaints: “We’re going to mired in war, we’re going to be spending what little money we have on the military industrial complex.”

Not so. It’s not a matter of projecting our soldiers into the world, it’s a matter of projecting power and leadership clearly and early. With resolve.

I think we’re in for a really good presidency, way more like Reagan than Bush.

My only concern is that he really has contradicted himself a lot during this campaign. I’m not sure if that’s by design, or just the natural adjusting to things along the way. (Of course only recently did Mitt start getting intel briefs ... which may have allowed him to cement strategy more firmly in reality)

Things are looking good. Was great to read about the Ohio early polling by district.


14 posted on 10/08/2012 9:29:20 AM PDT by HannibalHamlinJr
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To: oldbrowser

I think it has to do with the time constraints on the campaign and the debates. I saw him live a week or so ago and it seemed like he had too much information to share in a very limited amount of time and was talking fast to get all of what he wanted to say without going over the clock. I don’t see it so much as a bad thing but maybe he could relax a little more. then again, with so much material to cover...


15 posted on 10/08/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Aria
That is exactly the way I feel. We have just witnessed the next President of the United States. This attitude will continue on into the debate, and must have struck real fear in the Obama camp.

Stay on the offense Mitt, let them rehash last weeks debate news all they want, just stay on the offense.

Peace through Strength!!! love it.

16 posted on 10/08/2012 9:57:50 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Signalman

In less than three minutes after the speech was over CNN had Obama’s a$$ covered.

The Middle East problems are out of the WH hands.Another (no president could fix it).


17 posted on 10/08/2012 9:57:58 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: HannibalHamlinJr
I think we’re in for a really good presidency, way more like Reagan than Bush.

Could be, but my initial impression, based upon the first debate and this speech, is that Reagan + GWB = Romney. I hope that initial impression holds up. Lord knows, Romney's public service record doesn't support any such deduction.

But --- as I was telling my wife last night, I'm willing to allow for the possibility that he's experienced some personal growth, and that this is the real man we're seeing. If that's truly the case, and he's not simply giving a really good sales pitch, then he'll gain my heartfelt support.

18 posted on 10/08/2012 10:11:00 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SueRae
I saw him live a week or so ago and it seemed like he had too much information to share in a very limited amount of time and was talking fast to get all of what he wanted to say without going over the clock.

It's true. Obama's given him an unbelievably target-rich environment. He'd need several hours of uninterrupted talk time to get it all in.

19 posted on 10/08/2012 10:13:02 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Vaduz
In less than three minutes after the speech was over CNN had Obama’s a$$ covered. The Middle East problems are out of the WH hands. Another (no president could fix it).

The ideologically blinded MSM thinks they're giving Obama air cover when they attempt to shield him from deserved criticism, but all they're doing is cementing the public's perception that Obama is incapable of doing his job.

All of the finger-pointing and passing the buck to his predecessors, has boomeranged on him. He's convinced the country that he's incompetent, and now he will pay the price by losing the election.

20 posted on 10/08/2012 10:18:30 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Public’s perception that Obama is incapable of doing his job.

Agree 100% many Obama voters have changed their mind this election.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 10:21:53 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Did Romney use a Teleprompter like ou “Dear Reader” does?


22 posted on 10/08/2012 10:36:32 AM PDT by americanbychoice3
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To: Vaduz

Did Romney use a Teleprompter like our “Dear Reader” does?


23 posted on 10/08/2012 10:37:06 AM PDT by americanbychoice3
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To: Signalman

Mitt’s starting to look and sound more and more Presidential.


24 posted on 10/08/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: SueRae
I don’t see it so much as a bad thing but maybe he could relax a little more.

Most of us are familiar with the material so we can grasp it at high speed, but with others just getting into the election, he needs to slow it down some so that the information can sink in.

25 posted on 10/08/2012 10:59:47 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: Vaduz
Agree 100%, many Obama voters have changed their mind this election.

We can't expect them to cross the aisle and vote for the Republican, but I think we can rest assured that many of them are so disillusioned and disappointed, that they won't be able to muster the effort to get to the polls.

More than any other factor, that is the one thing that will sink the Obama vote. Why should his voters bother to show up, when he's failed them so miserably?

26 posted on 10/08/2012 2:25:09 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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