Frank Rich on Maddow: Romney’s Generalized Foreign Policy


How does one position himself next to the guy who ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden? That's part of Mitt Romney's struggle to distinguish himself from President Obama, a Democrat who seems strong on foreign policy and national defense, New York's Frank Rich told Rachel Maddow Wednesday night. Describing what seems to be the Romney foreign policy, Rich said, "It's kind of an undifferentiated, generalized truculence. Russia is still the biggest enemy we have. He wants to have a trade war with China, apparently." Rich added, "He wants to have war with Iran, it seems, even though the Obama policy is proving to be quite successful in terms of tough sanctions. It's almost like he's embracing the truculence Cheney represents without any real intellectual framework."