Skip to comments.Mitt Romney blasts Hillary Clinton as 'clueless'
Posted on 06/15/2014 12:48:46 PM PDT by kingattax
Mitt Romney had some harsh words on Sunday for the person many believe will be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016: Hillary Clinton.
"Consider what's happened around the world during the years that she was secretary of state," the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee said on NBC's "Meet the Press", calling her tenure "a monumental bust."
Romney slammed U.S. foreign policy, saying both Clinton and President Barack Obama have "repeatedly underestimated" America's enemies on the international stage.
"This administration, from Secretary Clinton to President Obama, has repeatedly underestimated the threats that are faced by America," Romney said. "It has repeatedly underestimated our adversaries. And whether that's Russia or [Syrian President Bashar] Assad or ISIS or al-Qaida itself, it has not taken the action necessary to prevent things from happening. We have not used our influence to do what's necessary to protect our interests."
Romney also blasted Clinton for comments she made during her recent book tour about the decision to release five Taliban prisoners in order to free U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl.
"She was asked whether the Bowe Bergdahl trade was one that presented a threat to the United States," Romney said. "And she came back with a clueless answer. She was clueless. She said, 'Look, these commandos don't represent a threat to the United States.' Well, of course they do. And then she went on to say, 'They only represent a threat to Afghanistan and Pakistan.' Are you kidding? I mean, we're in Afghanistan. And we're in Afghanistan in part to protect America's security."
To defeat Clinton in 2016, Romney said, the GOP "playbook, I believe, is to look at her record."
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Romney’s right again.
Hey Romney, pot meet kettle.
Still wondering why they drug him out to appear this particular weekend.
I’ll be McCain is off somewhere rolling his ball bearings because he got snubbed on a Sunday show where he actually had a history on the topic of Iraq withdrawal
He’s running again.
Romneys right again.
Yes he is..
Word is in GOP circles that he is close to running again in 16.....
I’m not saying he’s wrong...but I doubt he’s the best person to be accusing others of being clueless.
It’s still his turn?
He just hosted his big annual political confab.
Might have been good to use this type of tone 2 years ago...just sayin’, Mitt.
Ah, but the strawberries. That’s where I had them.
Whatever you say, Mitt.
Romeny needs to sit down and shut up. We don’t want what you are selling Slick Mitt. We didn’t want you in 2008 or 2012, so hell would freeze over and we’d still not want your a$$ in 2016.
No he is wrong and sort of covered for hillary as she didn’t call the 5 Taliban “commandos” she said these are just “5 guys” like your average Joe’s so to speak... Playing down their terrorist nature.
Also, if you watch him on the shows he's pretty much ruled out another run for president.
please in the name of all things holy, you’re not getting the idea to vote for this RINO POS again are you???? You do know he is a 3 time loser but yet you’d still consider voting for his liberal a$$?
It might be fun if Romney were to ask Obama to step down and let Biden take over the WH. If the dems were smart, they'd realize it would help them come November.
I didn’t say that.
This time, Romney will win. And he knows it. He's just been biding his time.
By the way, it's not my wish or desire that this be so. Just a reasoned observation. It is a mistake to count Romney out. Many of us conservatives see the world from a bubble but to the average American who does not live and breath politics, Romney ran a respectable campaign in 2012 and fell short to an entrenched incumbent.
I know people here won't appreciate hearing that but I'm concerned we have our heads in the sand. We are only two years from the conventions and no other serious contenders have emerged. If one does not emerge over the next few months, the GOP machinery will start to sputter with the Romney people pulling the controls.
It's too late at this point to start a third party movement that will have an impact in the 2016 cycle. The Tea Party appears determined to work within the established system and change the Republican Party from within. The Cantor defeat was nice but so much more needed to be done by this point.
Clueless giving free advice to the clueless.
Guess he couldn’t be man enough to call a man that during a debate.
Time for you to retire to that $10 million estate up in soviet Red Hampshire with the other numbnuts...
romney (not much a man himself) was debating a man ?
Yes there are a number of U.S. military currently stationed in Afghanistan. Other than that...the whole point is little weak.
I'm going to outright dismiss the initial reasons given for our troops being involved in operations in Afghanistan...I'm not buying the whole, "making the world safe for democracy" or "taking the fight to Al-Queda on their turf" or "liberating the people of Afghanistan" meme. Romney should either come clean or go home. The only American "interests" in Afghanistan center around multi-national corporations and their future interests in that country; and our military has been used as a corporate security force there.
Don't get me wrong; Hillary is clueless, and thugs should never be negotiated or bargained with (even for deserters)...but don't insult my intelligence by saying Americas security is being protected by us being there.
We are in Afghanistan to protect the poppy fields.
330 million people in the USA & all we have to pick for president are an endless number of Clinton, Bush & Romney family members.
Why didn’t Romney blast Obama when he had the chance? Obama even offered a much bigger target, believe it or not. During his last debate with Obama, I kept looking at the clock, wondering when Romney would come alive. He never did.
Go away Mitt.
He’ll run just to get Hillary elected right?
Something about a pot and a kettle come to mind....
Romeny is full of blown chances and “what ifs” but is a RINO that can’t see the writing on the wall that we don’t want him.
In 2016, it may yet be possible for the GOP to win the presidency, but I doubt it. The hard truth is that there are no longer enough White voters, and accordingly, the Electoral College is practically a Democrat lock.
Game over. Dead Country walking.
Romney’s smart but he let them call him a murderer on TV and didn’t fight back. Stephanie Cutter and Obama made a chump out of him - and it was disgusting to watch, because they were eventually caught in those lies about Bain Capital, and Romney should have shelled them.
how would Mitt RINOmney know Hildabeast is clueless???
I voted against 0bama. Twice. I’d vote against him again if necessary.
How you voted, if you voted at all, I can’t say.
I held my nose and voted Romeny but I will never vote for this RINO again. At this point we need to go third party as the Republicans do not want to be conservative.
Any and every republican has to not only overcome the democrat but also the media.
I wasn’t a big Mitt fan but he was better than the last few republican candidates — W and McLame. The republicans haven’t nominated a candidate that I was very excited about since Ronald Reagan. I loved Reagan.