Mitt Romney Burnishes His Foreign Policy Credential…Race42012 Should Bag Alex Knepper

Last week, Alex Knepper over at Race42012 sought to find fault with, yet again, with Governor Romney.  As is the case with almost everything that spews out of “The Knepper’s” mouth,  his emotions and disdain for Romney have clearly clouded his judgement.

Alex had this to say:

I had the pleasure of attending the first annual Foreign Policy Initiative conference yesterday, and in between mingling with the insiders while drinking bottles of Fiji water, a luncheon with Mitt Romney took place. The governor answered a few questions from a moderator, and while most of what he said was the typical red-meat fare that even I had to like, there was a rather noticeable gaffe.

Here is what he is referecing from Mitt’s statement:

Today, at the Foreign Policy Initiative’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney opined that the President’s decision to halt plans for a missile shield in Eastern Europe may have been made on faulty intelligence. Describing the President’s move as a “kick in the sand at Poland and the Czech Republic” that was “visible, embarrassing and disruptive,” the former Presidential candidate questioned the quality of the information used to make the decision.

“Is our intelligence really that good?” he wondered aloud, “Is our eyesight into Iran that clear?”

Former Gov. Romney asserted that the decision to shelve plans to deploy a missile shield was made on the mistaken assumption that since Iran’s regime is not developing long-range missiles, defending against long-range missiles would be a waste of resources. Even if they weren’t developing this technology, Romney argued, “There are places in the world where they [Iran] might acquire long-range ballistic missiles.”

Alex Knepper then goes on to say this:

Really? Following this principle to its logical end, we could hardly do anything but act in a near-panic, not being sure exactly what was going on, constantly questioning whether our intelligence was “really that good.” Romney seems to misunderstand why exactly the right is so ardently opposed to Obama’s decision in Eastern Europe: it is a slap in the face to our friends — Jon Kyl, who’d spoken earlier yesterday morning, spoke sadly of headlines from the region crying “Betrayal!” — a symbolic gesture of appeasement towards Russia. The problem, in other words, isn’t faulty intelligence. It’s the symbolism.

I should just respond to Alex’ assessment of this statement by letting readers know that nearly every single piece he has written over at Race42012 is either Pro-Palin or Anti-Romney.  The reason I mention this is because it is essential for people to understand that you cannot trust the judgement of someone who’s paradigm is shaped by an illogically bias and perpetual pattern of thought that is so one sided.  Not once have I heard Knepper praise Romney for his virtues, which are many.  In short, Alex, in an attempt to deceive his readers, is only deceiving himself.

Furthermore, Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said the exact same thing on Fox News last night that Mitt Romney said at the Foreign Policy Initiative.

Here is Botlon’s interview with Greta Van Susteran:



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Author:Spencer Iacono

4 Responses to “Mitt Romney Burnishes His Foreign Policy Credential…Race42012 Should Bag Alex Knepper”

  1. September 26, 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    I can’t say that I’m in favor of Race42012 getting rid of “the Knepper” because he certainly has the right to say whatever stumbles into that minikin and trifling mind of his. If he’s diluted enough to realistically imagine Sarah Palin having even a modicum of a chance at the presidency in 2012 (or ANY other election year for that matter) then it’s not Race42012 that needs slapped in the face, but rather “the Knepper” who needs pimp-slapped back into reality! I am willing to bet the naming rights to any of my children that there is no way Palin could/would (or should…for that matter) win a national election. If SHE thinks that she has a chance then might I suggest another person to stand in line for the “reality slap”?

    This is the only problem I have with Sarah Palin! She is too divisive because her supporters are unwilling (or unable) to see the big picture. It’s like being a liberal and casting a vote for Ralph Nader; or being a conservative and casting a vote for Ross Perot (I’m sure 99% of the water-heads who voted for either of those two people immediately regretted it when they realized the negative impact their votes had on the actual general election). She has no business being included in a discussion about our country and the White House. If she really and truly believed in “Country First” (the motto she ran under as VP candidate in 2008) then SHE would just come out and publicly announce that she has absolutely NO intention on running for president as a republican OR as a candidate in ANY other political party!

    So, you see, I don’t blame “the Knepper” for his irrational exuberance about the idea of Sarah Palin. I blame Sarah Palin for “the Knepper’s” irrational exuberance. She should know how to face reality. What Sarah Palin SHOULD be doing is pooling her resources to help with individual GOP efforts of winning back the House and Senate (and gubanatorial positions) as well as making people like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Bobby Jindall, etc…more attractive to her supporters.

    Sarah Palin needs to simply enjoy the private sector and leave individual political endeavors behind. I like Sarah Palin and I respect her a lot, but she will lose my respect 100% if she ends up running in 2012. She quit her job as governor without even being asked by the opposition. Why on earth would anyone think that such a decision would elevate her on a national scale is beyond me!

  2. September 27, 2009 at 10:10 am #

    So, you see, I don’t blame “the Knepper” for his irrational exuberance about the idea of Sarah Palin. I blame Sarah Palin for “the Knepper’s” irrational exuberance. She should know how to face reality.

    Exactly right Michael! In fact, she should have known this when McCain tapped her as VP nominee. She should have never accepted. She was easily flattered.

  3. E.Williamson
    September 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    Palin has 55% negatives. There is no possible way she can win a general election; maybe, maybe a primary, but never a general.

    Aside from that, I have strong issues with cult of personality types on either side of the political aisle. She elicits too much of an Obama effect for my comfort.

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