|You can't handle the truth!|
The Man with a Million Positions is at it again, claiming Barack Obama is running a "hide-and-seek" campaign, obscuring his positions until after he is elected.
"He wants us to re-elect him so we can find out what he will actually do,” Romney told a group of media executives in Washington. “With all the challenges the nation faces, this is not the time for President Obama’s hide-and-seek campaign.”Say what?
Romney is trying to make hay from an Obama open mic conversation with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have more “flexibility” on foreign policy after the election.
Aside from shining a spotlight yet again on Romney's own flexibility when it comes to policy, the remarks also serve to remind us of the former Massachusetts governor's naivete when it comes to foreign policy.
After first catapulting us back to the Cold War by ignoring al Qaeda and declaring Russia our biggest "geopolitical foe," Romney then added insult to ignorance by demanding Obama release transcripts of all of his conversations with foreign leaders.
Quite a stretch for an openness advocate who sanctioned the destruction of the official record of his gubernatorial term.
The remarks also reinforce the necessity of the media playing truth squad on all candidates, rather than rotely report the "he said, he said" back-and-forth without providing background and context -- and calling out fantasy.