Statement: Romney Failing Commander-in-Chief Test
Truman Project Communications Director David Solimini released the following statement:
“Tonight was Mitt Romney’s opportunity to tell the American people why he should be Commander-in-Chief. Instead, we were treated to the shallow bluster of a man who has no experience with the threats to America’s security. The time for skating by on platitudes has passed because tonight Mitt Romney failed the Commander-in-Chief Test.
Mitt Romney couldn’t even manage a photo-op in England without embarrassment.
President Obama’s first goals were keeping America safe, confronting our enemies, and retaking our leadership role in the world. Today, the Iraq War is over, Iran is isolated, dictators have fallen, our alliances are stronger, Osama bin Laden is dead, and our veterans are cared for.
Romney really had to stretch all the way to Poland to find anything to criticize about the president’s record.
In the face of those successes, and with no experience of his own to claim, Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate. Ryan, who would cut the funding that keeps homeless veterans off the street and nuclear terrorists away from our shores, has claimed his national security credentials as ‘I voted to send people to war.’
We face new threats and new challenges in the 21st century, threats which require all of the tools of American power. The Greatest Generation taught us that diplomacy, development, and defense, paired with support for democratic values, made America a world leader – that America earned its leadership role through doing great deeds and living out exceptional values. Yet the tools of American power that made us the leaders of the 20th century are threatened in the 21st by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.”
The Truman National Security Project is a leadership institute promoting 21st century national security policies.
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