Election 2012


The Romney campaign has a brilliant foreign policy approach: fight a war that's already over. Specifically the Cold War.

The Romney campaign has been accused of being stuck in the 1950s. But it also seems mired in the 1980s -- it again invoked Cold War threats on Thursday, as it tried to attack the Obama administration on foreign policy.

Romney and his surrogates have revealed an ongoing Cold War fixation. Former Reagan Defense Secretary John Lehman and former Bush administration Ambassador Pierre Prosper, on Thursday derailed Romney messaging in a conference call with reporters by raising the specter of the "Soviet Union" and slamming Obama for not protecting Czechoslovakia -- a country that was peacefully dissolved in 1993 and now exists as the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

I guess they're trying to stick with what works. Next week, Romney will stage a boxing match against Ivan Drago.