Ye shall judge a man by his enemies: If Russia does not like Mitt Romney…

Posted by: Phineas on July 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

**Posted by Phineas

…Then I call that a big point in Romney’s favor, especially when the Russians deign to tell us Obama is acceptable:

Alexey Pushkov, chairman of the international affairs committee of the State Duma, said in a recent interview that Russian leaders have noted Romney’s comments with concern, and are watching with interest as neoconservative and “realist” advisers maneuver for influence within the campaign.

“We don’t think that for us Romney will be an easy partner,” said Pushkov, an ally of President Vladimir Putin. “We think that Romney will be, on the rhetorical side, a replay of the Bush administration.”

He also noted Romney’s statements that the United States should assert its dominance in the 21st century.

“If he is serious about this, I’m afraid he may choose the neocon-type people…In the first year of his presidency, we may have a full-scale crisis,” he said.


Pushkov said that the “reset” in U.S.-Russia relations that Obama has portrayed as a signature foreign policy accomplishment “is stuck, basically. It needs another reset.”

Nevertheless, though the U.S. and Russia are at odds on issues such as Syria and missile defense, Obama would be “acceptable” as a partner for Russia in a second term, Pushkov said.

I guess the information was transmitted to Vladimir, as promised.

Romney’s communications shop is sharp. Expect to see this in a commercial some time between now and November. While the economy is the dominant issue, foreign affairs are still important, and Russia is ruthlessly pursuing its perceived self-interest in a desperate struggle to remain a relevant power. (Which will get harder and harder — they’re dying demographically.) I’d much rather have someone in office who believes a dominant America is a good thing for the world, rather than someone who perceives American power as the problem and chooses decline and appeasement.

Oh, and thanks for the concern, Alexey! We’ll be sure to take your advice into account on Election Day!

LINK: More at Hot Air

PS: Romney 2012

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “Ye shall judge a man by his enemies: If Russia does not like Mitt Romney…”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    To say Obhammud would screw up a one-sided rock fight is like saying the Titanic had a bad voyage; both are gross understatements. He cannot do anything right. Should he also blow the 2012 election to add to his long unbroken string of failures, then Romney will be put in the same predicament a new football coach might; he will spend his first year in office undoing things before he can set about doing things.

  2. EBL says:

    Although I cannot blame the Russians wanting to deal with a light weight like Obama.

  3. Great White Rat says:

    It’s like when Duh-1 gives a speech and refers to some of us as his “enemies”, or when his dimwits at DHS issued a document spotlighting veterans as potential terrorists. I take those as badges of honor.

  4. Carlos says:

    Who would you like to play at pool? A Minnesota Fats-type hustler or some fruitcake who’s never held a cue?

    Who would you rather race against? The fastest man in the world or someone crippled by his own incompetence?

    Who would you rather play poker with? Someone whose expression never changes, or someone (or his minions) who can’t keep a secret and wants the world to know what cards he’s carrying?

    EBL has it exactly right, except I wouldn’t call him a lightweight – I’d call him a featherweight, lighter than oxygen, completely incompetent out of his element – the ‘hood. Or a traitor.