Vice President Joe Biden charged Thursday that a flip-flopping Mitt Romney remains “mired in a Cold War mindset” and has “a profound misunderstanding of the responsibilities of a president and a commander in chief.”
In one of the Obama campaign’s harshest critiques of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to date, Biden accused the GOP’s presumptive nominee of cravenly criticizing the president on policies he’s previously backed, unwisely planning to “outsource” foreign policy decision-making to the State Department, and being “completely out of touch” with the realities of the global stage today.
And he implied that his boss’s chief rival would not have taken the same action as the president in greenlighting a risky operation to kill 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.
“You can’t say for certain what Gov. Romney would have done,” Biden said of Obama’s decision in remarks to a crowd of about 500 students and foreign policy buffs at New York University’s School of Law.
Invoking his unofficial slogan for the 2012 re-election campaign — “Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive” — Biden warned, “You have to ask yourself, if Gov. Romney were president, could he have used the same slogan in reverse?”
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