How Mitt Romney Fumbled The "Hot Mic' Opportunity And Informed The World That He Thinks The Cold War Never EndedQuicklink submitted By Amanda Lang Permalink
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|Mitt Romney may be settling in as his party's presumptive nominee, but his team is still cutting its teeth when it comes to going toe-to-toe with President Obama. This week, a series of misfired remarks over what seemed like an easy political winner for Romney -- Obama's "hot mic' moment with Russia's leader -- is now being turned by the White House into a referendum on the ex-governor's foreign policy chops.
As a Sunday interview with Vice President Joe Biden made clear, Democrats are on the offensive over the "hot mic' affair.
"He acts like he thinks the Cold War is still on. Russia is still our major adversary. I don't know where he's been," Biden said on CBS' Face The Nation, pointing out various ways in which Russia is working with the U.S. "So I think what the exchange did -- it exposes how little the governor knows about foreign policy."