Skip to comments.Romney gets warning from Australian leader
Posted on 07/23/2012 12:19:56 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
The Australian foreign minister has privately warned Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that foreign leaders see "America in decline."
That's according to Romney, who says he met with Foreign Minister Bob Carr in a San Francisco hotel Sunday evening shortly before a Republican fundraiser.
Romney says Carr suggested that America could improve that international perception "with one budget deal" that helps balance the budget.
A Romney spokesman says the foreign minister requested the private meeting. The campaign would not say whether the two discussed foreign policy.
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Watch the Obamabots go bzerk over this.
By meeting world leaders before being elected, he is giving the impression that foreign governments would rather have him be president than Obama.
And considering that most world leaders would not make the time for Obama, it’s probably the correct impression.
I totally agree!
There are pros and cons to this. It could open the Romney campaign to accusations of untoward relationships. On the other hand I have no idea if Obama had the same issues (except well swept under the rug by the MSM) and also Australia may see the handwriting on the wall that is crossing out Obama in November and want to get an early start on talks with a half-sane president to be as opposed to the nut that is Obama. If played right it could help Romney.
If he doesn’t, Charlie Gibson will ask him how many foreign leaders he has met.
I think it’s fine. Foreign Minister Carr requested the meeting according to the article. I think it would have been rude to decline.
It’ll be amusing to watch the Obamites once more twist into pretzels about this, pointing and screaming at Romney for letting “foreign influence” into his campaign while ignoring all Barack’s overseas shenanigans.
Australia may see the handwriting on the wall that is crossing out Obama in November
That’s what I thought too.
I don’t think your point of view is disagreeable.
My general view is that Americans shouldn’t bash other Americans to foreigners, and foreigners shouldn’t bash us in our own country.
You are just looking for something to gripe about, IMO.
Typically I agree but to tell you the truth I'm still not convinced Barack Hussein Obama is actually the President of the United States. That's why I refer to him as pResident. Is he eligible? I've seen nothing that proves it. As far as I'm concerned we have no President.
Three turds in the Democrat Party went to meet with Saddam Hussein.
Pelosi and some of the other rat nitwits spend some time in Italy singing the International and honky tonking with the communists over there, then she and some others went to lick the feet of the Syrian dictator.
Obama campaigned in Germany [apparently in his mind it was one of the 57 states] and made big ol' speeches over there, made shady land deals with a syrian-born financier, and played footsie with an iraqi billionaire, and invites foreign terrorists to the White House. So I doubt Obama could get much traction blasting Romney for talking with a US ally.
[Though the press will try to throw kitty litter under Obama's wheels to help him out, no doubt.]
This was just a casual conversation at a San Francisco Hotel.
It's not as if he personally flew the SR-71 down under to Canberra.
Too many guns about: Premier Thursday, February 10, 2005 11:22:33 PM · by DaveLoneRanger · 13 replies · 590+ views News.com/au ^ | February 10, 2005
ONE gun in the hands of a criminal was one gun too many, NSW Premier Bob Carr said today. His comments follow revelations an early morning commuter was robbed at gunpoint at a western Sydney railway station last month. The 34-year-old victim, known only as Paul, had a gun pressed to his neck and was forced to hand over his watch at Harris Park railway station about 6.45am (AEDT) on January 11. Mr Carr today said the Government was working hard with police to reduce the number of guns in the community. When asked if there were too many guns...
In fact, "American Decline" (no sense debating this folks, enough of the jingoistic songs--it is established as a reality) may take several good US presidents one after another and a committed American populace to reverse the trend and not go over Niagara Falls for good. Like I said, this thing is much larger than Barack Obama alone, and will take much more time to reverse than under one or maybe even 2 consecutive Republican Administrations with companion conservative-majority US federal bicameral legislative bodies...and the administrations themselves are going to have to be bedrock Ronald Reagan Conservatism, no wishy-washy RINOism, or folks I am sorry, it is the beginning of the end. Folks in the know are already voting with their feet, their safe haven retirement locations, and their US dollars converted to which ever manner to spirit it away from the grubby hands of Uncle IRS. Kinda' like the Founding Fathers or original Pilgrims, actually.
And there it is.. Right there. All one needs to know in answering the question, "Are socialists within our government WILLFULLY NEGLIGENT for the sole purpose of crashing our free-market, capitalist Republic? Need more proof? How about 0bama's failure to meet with his Jobs Council while attending over 100 campaign fundraisers?
Maybe if the jobs council met at Man’s Country, an Arnold Palmer designed golf course or a 5-star Kobe beef steakhouse, he’d have time for them.
That’s the point. There has not even BEEN a budget, just a bunch of crutch hobbling resolutions, for three years. Even having a budget at all is less worrisome to world allies than our pathetic status quo. Romney would be able to get it. Obama, no way.
Man’s Country? Isn’t that way too macho for the Barama?
Some say he used to belong to the club. I see you’re not familiar with it:
Yes, it’s the same Bob Carr - former Premier of New South Wales (roughly equivalent to a state governor in the US) he was drafted into the Australian Federal Cabinet earlier this year (they made him a Senator to avoid him having to run for election - Cabinet Members here need to be Members of Parliament) as Foreign Minister in a desperate attempt to find somebody competent.
Bob Carr is from the Labour Party.
now i got to wash my eyes. gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
I like it! Candidate Obama held rallies in Berlin, Met with the Iraqi government and told them to hold off on signing any agreements with the Bush administration.
Nice seeing Obama get a taste of his own medicine.
I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. Lefties will lambaste Romney for not meeting with America's enemies.
Would it be OK if he meet with the Gov of Mass.?
Making mountians out of anthills
And considering that most world leaders would not make the time for Obama,....If you read foreign newspapers, you will find almost all European, Central American, some SA countries ridicule, mistrust and just roll their eyes at Obama. An article from a Belgian newspaper discussed a problem they were trying to address and the writer asked “Who are we to turn to? Obama?”
I”d like to suggest pRes__ent.
Republicans always get suckered in "Grand Compromises". Anyway, nothing is going to happen before the election except a lot of posturing.
Carr championed government action on global warming, anti-obesity food regulations, government support of embryonic stem cell research and has loyally advanced Labour party leftist policies his entire career.
With no national or international experience, why else would Leftist PM Julia Gillard select him for Foreign Minister?
Gillard sent Carr to Romney to advance the same leftist policies that have put "America in decline" and as a favor to Obama, to box Romney into losing liberal positions.
Duh, related headline: "Scientists declare" Bears defecate in woods AND the Pope wears a funny hat...!"
Interesting observation. International leftists colluding with each other against national interests.
“How about 0bama’s failure to meet with his Jobs Council while attending over 100 campaign fundraisers?”
The Jobs Council was a PR ploy and nothing more. Jobs are created by small business. The council is chaired by Jeffrey Immelt (CEO GE) who has made a career of sending US jobs offshore. The rest of the council consists of other corporate crony capitalists, union leaders, and academics. No representation from local startup businesses with under 50 employees where most jobs are created.
Imagine if this 26 person committee of giant egos actually met. I can’t conceive of how they would even talk about putting a plan together to get the US economy to create millions of jobs over a 2-3 year period. The only thing these crony capitalists might agree on is some huge nonproductive multi-billion tax incentive to large corporations dressed up as a hiring incentive. We should all be happy the Jobs Council isn’t meeting.
Leftists = Globalists = Same Agenda
Yes, rude, but who was the leaker that told that they even met?
It was also the Aussie’s idea to bend Mitt’s ear. Mitt didn’t go to him rooting for ammo to shoot at Barack Obama.