Via Slate:

When it comes to lies and half-truths, Romney saves his best stuff for foreign policy.

Mitt Romney has delivered a lot of dishonest speeches in recent months, but Monday’s address on foreign policy may be the most mendacious yet.

It was expected that he would distort President Obama into a caricature of Jimmy Carter. But it was astonishing to watch Romney spin a daydream of himself as some latter-day George Marshall, bringing peace, prosperity, and hope to a chaotic world—this from a man who couldn’t drop in on the London Olympics without alienating our closest ally and turning himself into a transcontinental laughingstock.

To the extent that Romney recited valid criticisms of Obama’s policies, he offered no alternatives. To the extent he spelled out specific steps he would take to deal with one problem or another, he merely recited actions that Obama has already taken.

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  1. On TV over here in the UK, they were saying that Obama is behind in the polls, but that is nothing to go by. Reagan was behind and whooped Jimmy Carter’s ass at voting time. I think polls are meaningless it’s which liar the public believe the most.

    • The polls over here disagree with one another! It’s too early to tell. There are two more presidential debates and the thinking is that Obama will shine. We shall see!

      • I don’t know much from over here, but I’m hoping Obama wins again. There’s something about Romney that rubs me up the wrong way

  2. Romney’s speech may have been very dishonest, but it has a lot of competition. His debate performance, while assertive, crafted a whole new set of policies for Mr. Etch-a-sketch. Even though they applauded, some GOPers may have been saying “did he say what I think he just said?” My wife summed it up best – “I don’t trust a single word that man says.” As fpr the polls, it depends on the source, strategy and execution. That margin of error should be used to decipher the poll result. It is close. BTG

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