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Old 10-23-2012, 09:10 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Direckshun View Post
Was it just me, or did Mitt Romney say something brilliant and prescient?

****ing applause for the man. Easily his wisest line of the entire election season.

Not even kidding.

Mitt Romney, talking about the war on terror, just rejected every ounce of neoconservativism, drone-reliant warfare of civilian casualties to kill battle-aged men in countries full of brown people.

This is something foreign policy doves have been saying since the turn of the millenia. To defeat terrorism, it is not enough to simply murder a requisite number of bad guys.

You've got to exercise a foreign policy that doesn't unnecessarily incite hatred in foreign countries, and turn down the heat on all the rhetoric and much of the unnecessary, counterproductive behavior that feeds recruitment for these foreign countries.

I think this was the best line of the debate. Bar none. And it's something that's been long overdue out of the mouth of a national-level Republican.

I think Obama won the debate and all that jazz, but credit where it's due. Romney found a winner of a line and an idea. I hope it finds a way to spread.
Romney was shrewd in how he hit certain notes to win votes. Appear competent, pass the Commander in Chief threshold, appear safe to women (using lines like the one you point out), win VA by claiming we need more boats, etc.

Who knows who wins, but the CP poster who claimed Obama was trying to win a debate and Romney the election was right on.
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