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LIVE THREAD ~ Romney to deliver foreign policy speech amid big questions on Libya, global economy
Fox News ^ | 8 October 2012

Posted on 10/08/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT by SE Mom

Mitt Romney in a major speech Monday will call for a change of course in U.S. foreign policy -- saying the recent, deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya is part of a “profound upheaval” and that “hope is not a strategy.”

The speech will mark one of Romney’s final opportunities before Election Day to show his potential as a world leader -- amid political turmoil in the Middle East.

“The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts. They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader Middle East -- a region that is now in the midst of the most profound upheaval in a century,” Romney will say, according to speech excerpts provided by the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign.

“I know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and a more prosperous Middle East allied with the United States. I share this hope,” Romney continues. “But hope is not a strategy. We cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the Middle East when our words are not backed up by deeds.”

Romney is set to speak at Virginia Military Institute at 11:20 a.m. ET.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney2012; romneyforeignpolicy; romneyspeech; va2012; virginia; vmi
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To: SE Mom

Romney is jumping both feet right into it............”people chanting death to America” and Embassy deaths.......telling it like it is and SAID it is not because of a video!!!!!!!!! GREAT job to be Pres Romney


51 posted on 10/08/2012 8:42:56 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

I want to see this Romney at the Next Debate!!!


52 posted on 10/08/2012 8:43:50 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SE Mom

I’d prefer if Romney wasn’t using a teleprompter...but so far, yes, he sounds presidential.


53 posted on 10/08/2012 8:44:12 AM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: ken5050
LOOK!!! NO TELEPROMPTER!!!!,

He's just doing that .... because Obama can't.



lol
54 posted on 10/08/2012 8:44:12 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ken5050
This wasn't the fault of a video as the administration claimed.


55 posted on 10/08/2012 8:44:31 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: SE Mom

Wow, look an adult could be in the White House again!


56 posted on 10/08/2012 8:44:54 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: MestaMachine

I hope he backs Turkey in her conflict with Syria.
And Japan over China.


57 posted on 10/08/2012 8:45:38 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SE Mom

Keeps referring to ‘leading from behind.’

That is going to kick The O’s butt in the Foreign Policy debate.


58 posted on 10/08/2012 8:46:52 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: GraceG

Please jump on twitter and tweet to #cpsan2012..............we need to be the adult voice in the room (not the left wing screamers)


59 posted on 10/08/2012 8:46:56 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Not to lead from behind.


60 posted on 10/08/2012 8:47:42 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: TomGuy

He’s hammering Obama on Iran right now.

BAM!!!!!


61 posted on 10/08/2012 8:47:42 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Blasted Obama over his lack of support of the Iranian Revolution in 2009, THAT HAS GOT TO SMART!!!


62 posted on 10/08/2012 8:48:19 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SE Mom

Good take on Iran. Green banners/ Isreal/ threat to Saudis

ALso not successful in Irag, Syria....


63 posted on 10/08/2012 8:48:51 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: MrDem

What a phenomenal speech! Looking more Presidential than Obama could even hope for in his wildest dreams—or greatest Hollywood scenario!


64 posted on 10/08/2012 8:50:08 AM PDT by GoldwaterChick
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To: ken5050

“hope is not a strategy”

Zing!


65 posted on 10/08/2012 8:50:18 AM PDT by maggief
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To: GraceG

HOPE is NOT a strategy..


66 posted on 10/08/2012 8:50:51 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: hoosiermama

“I want to believe him as much as anybody (Obama) ..but...I know the president HOPES...BUT HOPE IS NOT A STRATEGY”...


67 posted on 10/08/2012 8:50:58 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
This risk is higher now since the president took office.


68 posted on 10/08/2012 8:50:58 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: Sacajaweau
Thank you for that very long read. In some respect it was an eye opener.

I grow somewhat dismayed by the number of well-meaning conservatives who spend countless hours searching and validating the misdeeds and lies of the liberal establishment, and then post and discuss it on only conservative sites.

“Preaching to the choir” is very self-gratifying however, futile in furthering these truths with the blinded masses.

We need to actively engage the “enemy”. We need to carefully venture onto less conservative sites and major media website forums to offer with respect and dignity, a different perspective to those who are being misled. Couple this with conversations with friends, family and co-workers and slowly we will chip away at the Fourth Estate’s hold on the population.
69 posted on 10/08/2012 8:51:15 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Desperation leads to curious events)
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To: ken5050

Very good speech in both content and tone....Mitt is very Presidential.


70 posted on 10/08/2012 8:51:22 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: GoldwaterChick

He’s an adult. There is SUCH a difference compared to a petulant child. :-)


71 posted on 10/08/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SE Mom

Of course they will- but I believe starting a week or ten days ago Romney began receiving intel briefings, so it’s unlikely he is as ignorant as O will have us believe.


was wondering about that. nothing has been reported on the topic on TV.


72 posted on 10/08/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: SE Mom

Best single line thus far: “HOPE is not a strategy”


73 posted on 10/08/2012 8:52:49 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Blue Turtle

Yes, his tone is sincere and presidential. HE MEANS WHAT HE IS SAYING. When Obama says stuff like, “I believe in the grit of the American people”, he doesn’t believe it. Romney believes what he is saying.


74 posted on 10/08/2012 8:53:13 AM PDT by hawaiian
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

will build 15 ships a year and 3 submarines....


75 posted on 10/08/2012 8:53:20 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

This is more like it.

THE FIRST mission of a strong military IS TO PREVENT WAR.

“....no flexibility with Putin......”

ROFL...


76 posted on 10/08/2012 8:53:36 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Blue Turtle

He sounds like he’s the president-elect..


77 posted on 10/08/2012 8:54:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: Blue Turtle

Good luck Mitt, getting our “allies” to spend MORE on defense..


78 posted on 10/08/2012 8:55:14 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: SE Mom

Another impression is that this is very very detailed.....he leave no stone unturned. So nice to see and adult speaking intelligently on foreign policy and seems to have a clear understanding of what is going on in the world.


79 posted on 10/08/2012 8:55:25 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: SE Mom

I do not and know I will not agree with Mitt on all issues...but BY GOD, this man loves America. We urgently and even DESPERATELY need that ONE quality, NOW, STAT.


80 posted on 10/08/2012 8:55:42 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Blue Turtle
will build 15 ships a year

If he changes that to 15 air carriers a year I'll vote twice for him and talk all my friends to vote twice also. :)

81 posted on 10/08/2012 8:56:13 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: SE Mom

Some of it is pie in the sky..for example..Egypt is lost....


82 posted on 10/08/2012 8:56:56 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: ken5050
I love that Mitt is getting foreign policy in play well before the foreign policy debate. Team Obama will have to respond, but they have no response that won't expose them as idiots.

"Did I mention I killed Osama bin Laden?"

83 posted on 10/08/2012 8:57:35 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: SE Mom

“I will affirm that my duty is not to advance my political prospects but the security of America”


84 posted on 10/08/2012 8:57:43 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ("But, the Obama has no clothes!")
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To: ken5050

Agree.

Here’s the full text of speech..

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/mitt-romneys-speech-on-foreign-policy-at-the-virginia-military-institute-prepared-remarks/2012/10/08/4b2665c2-115d-11e2-be82-c3411b7680a9_story.html


85 posted on 10/08/2012 8:57:49 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

Love how he keeps repeating how Obama “failed” and his “failures.”


86 posted on 10/08/2012 8:58:01 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

“Americas security can not afford 4 more years like the last 4”


87 posted on 10/08/2012 8:59:09 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle
On a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel. This president has failed.


88 posted on 10/08/2012 8:59:09 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: Republic Rocker; RushIsMyTeddyBear; little jeremiah
Good Question, My guess why he's giving this speech now is that the situation has become so serious as to NOT wanting to wait again. He was RIGHT on 9/11 when he came out with that one short statement, but the lamestream media hammered him. Then I'm hoping he saw things unfolding that blew our eyes out - hence all the lies.

Giving someone enough rope to hang themselves often works. Stay our of the way when your enemy is dropping, which zippy of course IS dropping.

BUT the speech has to be given sometime and now is a good time. I do hear you on giving zippy info and insight, but THIS is a powerful speech.

Pray for this country!

89 posted on 10/08/2012 8:59:38 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: ken5050

The question is whether Romney connects the dots and indicts the entirety of the failed Obama foreign policy - and that it compounds our economic problems at home.


90 posted on 10/08/2012 8:59:43 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: SE Mom

“....no flexibility with Putin......”

I wonder if that “transmission” made it to Vladamir?


91 posted on 10/08/2012 9:00:08 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: maggief

I really LOVE the way this man is articulating “America”...

He may just have what it takes.


92 posted on 10/08/2012 9:00:34 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom
FYI..I heard him speak live twice in Tampa in 2008. There is NO comparison with the man I see and hear before me now.

He just mentioned Winston Churchill...will he say.."When I'm sworn in, I'll bring the bust of Churchill back.."

93 posted on 10/08/2012 9:01:02 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: SE Mom

Perfect segue into the Rush Limbaugh Show......


94 posted on 10/08/2012 9:01:41 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: SE Mom

The closing was particularly powerful. A superb speech!


95 posted on 10/08/2012 9:01:54 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ("But, the Obama has no clothes!")
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To: hawaiian

Yes, his tone is sincere and presidential


Agree. He is talking with us, not too us.

No fake accent, hype, just sincerity and conviction.

Great set up for his/Ryans future debates on the topic.

Crowd applause sustained, and real on C- Span feed.


96 posted on 10/08/2012 9:02:03 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: SE Mom

Why are the USSS rushing to “protect” him from the cadets?


97 posted on 10/08/2012 9:02:06 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: SE Mom

That was clearly a president speaking, and not a narcissistic punk.


98 posted on 10/08/2012 9:02:06 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: ken5050

Actually, there were teleprompters.

I just noticed one as he exited from the podium.


99 posted on 10/08/2012 9:02:17 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Rush Limbaugh

Great foreign policy speech Mittens!


100 posted on 10/08/2012 9:02:20 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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