Skip to comments.Romney praises Poland as model of economic liberty
Posted on 07/31/2012 6:02:57 AM PDT by moonshot925
WARSAW, Poland Mitt Romney, on the last leg of his overseas tour, heralded Poland as a beacon for economic liberty and an unwavering ally of the United States in troubled times.
Delivering a capstone address in Warsaw Tuesday morning, the Republican presidential candidate highlighted Poland's history emerging from Soviet occupation and breaking loose from Communist doctrine.
"In a turbulent world, Poland stands as an example and defender of freedom," Romney said.
Romney praised the European nation for turning away from the "false promise of a government-dominated economy" and embracing free enterprise.
He added: "Poland has no greater friend and ally than the people of the United States."
The address and the visit served to highlight Romney's own campaign platforms, such as support for smaller-government economic policies. The two-day trip to Poland also highlights Romney's stance toward Russia. He has labeled Russia as America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe," a characterization that's not unwelcome in a country that still fears Russia.
Romney delivered his remarks in a deeply Roman Catholic country that for years has favored Republicans over Democrats. This is partly a legacy of President Ronald Reagan, whose efforts helped bring down communism across Eastern Europe, for which Poles remain grateful.
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So Solidarity has been taken over by communists?