Mitt Romney has given the Obama presidency a decidedly awful failing mark. CBS’s Jan Crawford asked Romney what grade he would give the president, to which he replied,“Oh, an F, no question about that.” Crawford responded, “Across the board?” Romney responded affirmatively. That goes for Obama’s foreign policy as well, Crawford points out, asking, “Even despite the killing of Osama bin Laden?”
Romney then criticized Obama for failing to secure an agreement with Iraq to maintain a force of American troops there and mishandling the Arab Spring.
The Republican candidate also took Obama to task on unemployment, but it was the foreign policy critique that drew a strong rebuke from the Obama campaign. “Romney’s comment assigning a grade to President Obama’s foreign policy is just as misguided and misinformed as his statement about Russia being our top geopolitical foe,” said Tim Roemer, former ambassador to India and member of Congress, in a statement.
Crawford later asked if there’s any area in which the president would receive above a failing grade. Romney said, “getting … Osama bin Laden, that’s terrific.” Obama may be flunking foreign policy, but at least he got a smiley-face sticker on top of his bin Laden test.