(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Many on both the political left and right ridiculed Mitt Romney when, as a presidential candidate in 2012, he warned the United States of America that its most dangerous adversary was Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
No one ridiculed him more than his opponent, then-President Barack Obama.
As CNN, which also slammed Romney back then, notes in “It’s time to admit it: Mitt Romney was right about Russia“:
“A decade ago, Mitt Romney went on CNN and made a statement that was widely perceived as a major mistake.
“‘Russia, this is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe,’ Romney, who would be the Republican presidential nominee in the 2012 race against President Barack Obama, told Wolf Blitzer in March of that year. ‘They — they fight every cause for the world’s worst actors.’
“Obama and his team pounced on the comment, insisting that it showed Romney was hopelessly out of touch when it came to the threats facing the US.
“In the third presidential debate between the two candidates in October 2012, Obama went directly after Romney for that remark. ‘When you were asked, ‘What’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America,’ you said ‘Russia.’ Not al Qaeda; you said Russia,’ Obama said. ‘And, the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.'” [emphasis added]
As the current invasion of Ukraine shows – an invasion with the potential to spark a third world war – Mitt Romney was absolutely correct, and Barack Obama couldn’t have been more wrong if he tried.
History will give Romney his just due when it comes to his foresight about Russia. And history will shame Barack Obama and others who didn’t take Russia for the deadly serious threat that is now committing war crimes in Ukraine as it invades a sovereign nation.
Tragically, far too many Americans didn’t listen to Romney at the time and Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term instead of a truly conservative, decent, honest, and intelligent man who understands the world far better than most.