Symmetry wrote:thegreekdog wrote:Symmetry wrote:thegreekdog wrote:Juan_Bottom wrote:It may also be the size of our economy and our involvement in every nation on the globe.
The president has not given any indication he would reduce our involvement in every nation on the globe. I wish that was one campaign promise he would have kept.
You mean economically? That's kind of a weird thing to say.
No, I mean militarily.
Ah, then that's fair comment. Might be very tough for any president to accomplish though. I think Obama has done a pretty good job shifting toward soft power on foreign policy (not that that's his sole take on foreign policy), compared to the Bush years.
I think that Romney's strengths lie only in domestic economic policy. I can't see him as effective on any kind of international front, militarily or economically.
I don't know enough about Romney to know what he would be like dealing with foreign policy (similar to then-candidate Obama four years ago). So I don't think it's far to say he wouldn't be effective on the international front (unless you believe ever first time presidential candidate wouldn't be effective due to lack of experience). I mean, President Obama was a senator for like two years before he ran for president (that was it).
And what do you mean by "soft power on foreign policy?" I know we focus a lot on the Middle East in the U.S. but it appears he has involved us in a number of conflicts recently and has not stopped the conflicts we inherited.