Albright on Romney’s Foreign Policy Speech: trivial ideas coming from a foreign policy lightweight
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright dismissed Mitt Romney’s big foreign policy speech on Monday as trivial ideas coming from a foreign policy lightweight.
Albright, a surrogate for President Obama, told reporters on a conference call that Romney’s foreign policy vision would not score high marks in her classroom.
“I just find him very shallow in the ideas that he has,” she said. “Shallow. The op-ed that he had in the Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago? I’m a professor and if one of my students turned it in they’d get a ‘C’ because he gave absolutely no specifics.”
Albright was referring to Romney’s Sept. 30 WSJ piece, in which he called for “a new strategy toward the Middle East.” That topic was also central in his foreign policy address Monday at the Virginia Military Institute. Romney laid out a vision for American power he said would be more proactive than Obama’s, while offering up policy specifics that critics described as not much different from those Obama is already employing.