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Biden Transmits Our Good Relationship With Russians to NYU


From Mike Allen’s morning newsletter:

Obama campaign releases excerpts of Vice President Biden foreign-policy speech, at New York University at 10:30 a.m., fifth in the V.P.’s series of speeches framing the race: ”If you are looking for a bumper sticker to sum up how President Obama has handled what we inherited, it’s pretty simple: Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive. . . . Governor Romney is counting on our collective amnesia. But Americans know that we cannot afford to go back to the future. Back to a foreign policy that would have America go it alone . . . and see the world through a Cold War prism that is totally out of touch with our times.”

Does the Obama camp really think that they can win votes against Romney by arguing he’ll be too tough with Putin?

Does the Obama camp really think the American people will be more reassured by the president who has “more flexible” plans for agreements with the Russians, that he can’t reveal until after he’s reelected?

Or is it that they can’t trust Biden with any message on other topics, so they hand him the relatively lower-profile U.S.-Russian relations?

Tags: Barack Obama , Joe Biden , Mitt Romney , Vladimir Putin


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