The Romney Foreign Policy Speech: Sounds Like Bush, Reads Like Obama

The Republican candidate’s address in Virginia offered a dramatic change of tone in U.S. policies but only minute variations on substance.

In principle, much of the rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s foreign policy address in Virginia on Monday sounded as if it came from the era of President George Bush. In practice, one needed a microscope to differentiate it from the most of the policies pursued in the past four years by President Barack Obama.