Mitt Romney Rips President Obama in Scathing WSJ Op-Ed on Russia: He's a Failed Leader

Mitt Romney Rips President Obama in Scathing WSJ Op-Ed on Russia: He's a Failed Leader

“The President's failure to act when action was possible has diminished respect for the U.S. and made troubles worse,” Romney writes

Mitt Romney took shots at President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine, in addition to other difficulties abroad in a stinging new op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal. The former Republican presidential nominee's piece was headlined,”The Price of Failed Leadership.”

“America apparently has no good options,” Romney wrote. ”The President's failure to act when action was possible has diminished respect for the U.S. and made troubles worse.”

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“Russia owns Crimea and all we can do is sanction and disinvite–and wring our hands,” Romney wrote sharply. “When protests in Ukraine grew and violence ensued, it was surely evident to people in the intelligence community–and to the White House–that President Putin might try to take advantage of the situation to capture Crimea, or more.”

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Romney claims “there was a point when America had good choices and good options” but the president failed to act and the country is left with no acceptable choices in its dealings with adversaries abroad.

“President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton traveled the world in pursuit of their promise to reset relations and to build friendships across the globe,” Romney added. “Their failure has been painfully evident: It is hard to name even a single country that has more respect and admiration for America today than when President Obama took office, and now Russia is in Ukraine. Part of their failure, I submit, is due to their failure to act when action was possible, and needed.”

Read Mitt Romney's full op-ed here.

  • Burphelson AFB

    I guess Mittens was bored with endless rounds of golf on his country club estate and had to vent. And what exactly would Mittens have us do – go to war with Russia? I know Halliburton and Raytheon would love it, but not so good for the rest of us. Eff Off Mitt. Go sit in your Bentley and play pocket pool.

    • evansrichdm

      If you think of it Mitt has most likely played less golf the Obama has.

      • Burphelson AFB

        and chopped less wood on his fake ranch than George W. Bush did, right?

        • Spen55

          More productive than filling out an NCAA bracket and ESPN coming to his office while he does it.

        • Delkhunter

          Obama is pathetic.

          • Burphelson AFB

            hope you reserved the same level of disgust for his predecessor – a man who waved at Stevie Wonder and couldn't open his mouth without mangling the English language. (And those are the least of his issues…)

          • racer

            Only your idiot obozo is “worthy” of that kind of disgust.

          • dan cnad

            AND U JUST ELEVATED HIM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • racer

        Surely you can't be asking burp brain to think???

      • dan cnad

        AND BETTER

      • independentamerican31

        Doubt that.

    • chris beyer

      You take the cake for being a total idiot Burphelson or whoever your name is.

      • Burphelson AFB

        and you're a typical republican bully – hating on any other POV that doesn't align 100% with yours. you guys had 8 years to dazzle us with your brilliance and what did we end up with? Two botched wars (one completely unnecessary), a huge deficit, epic banking system fail and a toxic political stalemate that ensures the country can't move forward. nice going.

        • independentvoter

          From what I can tell, Burphelson AFB, your post was instantly rude (calling him Mittens, telling him to eff off, insinuating that he is corrupt, hating his success, and the pocket pool comment). If you can't take it, then don't dish it out.

          • Burphelson AFB

            Oh my goodness, so sorry to have offended your delicate sensibilities. Time to head off to your next John Birch Society meeting, isn't it?

          • Alexandrea

            Exactly, only they are allowed to fling the dirt. Liberals are great for that.

      • independentamerican31

        @Chris Beyer- you forgot your meds this AM.

    • Justin Chevet

      well Burph, I am thinking for starters, “Mittens” has a more professional image, one that is not easily manipulated, our current pres, lets face it, he is a reality TV sensation at best….
      I think “Mittens” would not have begged Medvedev to please go easy and wait, because he would have “more flexing power” after his 2nd election,
      mitt Romney would not have apologized to terrorists after they sacked our consulate.
      mitt Romney would actually BE ON THE JOB and NOT on vacation with gang rappers EVERY other week.
      Mitt Romney has a world understanding about how things work, he has had a job,
      I mean I could say more, but whats the use……at SOME POINT< you will have to realize what a disastrous choice you made, and just face that fact …..when that is, is anyone's guess

      • Burphelson AFB

        it's easy for a failed candidate like Mittens to take potshots at the sitting president – he said we had “good options” re Russia… what were they? Does he really think we should go to war over Crimea? Sure we crushed Saddam's ragtag army – then got bogged down in that horrific war (for no good reason, I might add.) Russia is a whole other issue with up to 3 MILLION troops and nukes. Anyone who says we should use force, even threaten them with it is a reckless fool – more proof that he wasn't the right man for the White House. As for O's vacation – don't even go there. GWB took a solid MONTH off EVERY year (more vaca than any other president) while sending US troops off to die in two wars. Love how the right's memory is sooo selective.

        • Justin Chevet

          if I could have a dollar for EVERY time one of you Obama cult fiends invoked “GWB” in Obama's defense. as though being SLIGHTLY better than GWB is some sort of accomplishment. lol

        • dan cnad

          HEY STILL ON THE BLAME BUSH ACT …U MUST BE A THE ORIGINATOR OF THAT DISTRACTION…R-U ?

          • independentamerican31

            You do realize that Bush left us with 2 wars (one of which was a complete lie) and an economic depression? Of course we will Blame Bush for things, he did them. There is not denying it. Fortunately Obama has made things much better even with the obstruction of the right wing.

      • Larry Linn

        Mr. Romney, you critique, but do not present specifics of what you would have done.

        • Justin Chevet

          again, not draw “red lines” you don't intend to enforce, not side with EVERY one of our enemies…again,. I never said we should EVER go to war over Crimea or any other piece of real estate outside the US, but when real world leaders see our leader as a joke eager to sell us out to make a political point, they act as though there would be no consequences….and this is what you are seeing now.

      • donald.

        mittens said when was running for president he would he would create
        12 million jobs , another one of false statements.

      • James

        Hilarious.

        “Professional…..”

        Like Evan Mecham or P.T. Barnum. He's a slimy parasite and a moronic sleaze.

    • racer

      I can't believe how stupid you are……but then again, here you are.

    • disqus_qBzwHL0H5f

      AHHH…
      Same Mitt Romney, Says he has a plan but, really no clue. If this guy actually had a plan he might have won an election. Please when you say you have a solution to a problem “give the solution or shut up”. That is why he lost.

    • dan cnad

      AND U CAN WASH HIS BENTLY AND ASSIST HIM IN HIS POCKET POOL

  • Jim

    oh shut up and go be a rich man.

    Go count 47%.

    • dso1

      Oh, and Obama isn't a rich man? You are probably one of the morons who voted for this an embarrassment of a President. Did you catch the ridicule dished out to Obama by the Russian leaders that he “sanctioned” just this morning? The world smells his weakness.

      • frankspeakloud

        dso1- So join the Army if you dare.

  • randallross822

    Yawn, Mitt… You're a fraud and a liar and a failed candidate that lost the election and I'm very glad you lost. Nobody cares what you say, go play some golf and go count your money in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.

    • dso1

      Yes, and Obama is a failed President, an embarrassment to the country. He is braindead and doesn't have a clue as to what people in the real world deal with. Smoking too much dope damaged what little brain matter he has/had. LOL

      • Burphelson AFB

        tell that to Osama bin Laden. Better yet, pack up and go live in Pakistan if you don't like it here.

        • chris beyer

          Getting Osama Bin Laden does not constitute a successful foreign policy. What an ignorant statement.

          • Burphelson AFB

            Oh and going to war with Russia over a region most Americans couldn't find on a map is a good foreign policy?

          • RYCBAR

            Agreed… Vietnam anyone. History dictates doing anything where Russia is concerned (invasion wise) is just a serious waste of life. But what does history have to do with any of this?

          • ahrmann

            Neither is invading Russia, chickenhawk. Maybe you should fly over there and take over the Kremlin yourself?

          • independentamerican31

            Keeping us out of war with many countries the Right wing have said we needed to go to war with. Thats spectacular policy. Research the military industrial complex,,thats who runs the republican party now and Fox News.

      • frankspeakloud

        dso1 – Duh…duh…more FIxed News please….duh..

      • Lisa

        What do you consider failure? HIghest stock market in history, American businesses highest profits in history, don't ask don't tell repealed, lowered mandatory drug sentences that waste tax payer money, deficit cut in half, first to attempt healthcare reform in history (and no matter what your opinion, if you know history that has been attempted for the past 50 years and never went through!) I could go on….

        • independentamerican31

          @Lisa- agreed my friend.

      • independentamerican31

        @dso–did you just LOL your own joke? Thats crazy person sh**

    • chris beyer

      We have this disaster of a president you you have the freakin nerve to write that drivel about Romney? Romney has an incredibly successful resume full of top level executive achievement which is in distinct contrast to Obama, the ex professor and community organizer. And people like you vote……how pathetic.

  • InAMinority

    Obama makes threats all right. He can take time to make jokes on talk shows and try to hawk Obamacrap but he has no backbone. You tell ‘em, Mr. Romney!

  • Simone

    Have you not seen enough of war mitt ? what an idiot ! have any of your sons gone to war – any of them ? I THINK NOT. I support the cool and calm of Obama. He knows when to strike. He's done pretty good with the top 20 list of the worlds terrorist….Thank God Obama does not thrive the false bravado of mccain, bush, chaney and you!

    • hangman

      Cowards never do…..

      • ahrmann

        So enlist and fight, chickenhawk. Also make sure anyone in your family who is eligible to fight enlists as well. Don't forget to write.

        • racer

          Have you served???

    • MotivesMatter

      Where do so many people get this “war” thing from? Nothing in Mitt's op-ed suggested we needed to do anything like that. He said we should have helped organize the opposition and calm down the situation instead of letting it turn violent and chaotic.

    • Alexandrea

      Calm and cool? You cannot be serious!

  • frankspeakloud

    Mighty Mitt says, “act when action was possible”??? Like what Mitt? Go to war? Thump your chest, saber rattle? Send other families sons and daughters to die? And what about the Crimeans will? Most of whom pledge allegiance to Mother Russia. Just like the rest of your cohorts, stuck in Cold War mentality. Create the Boogie Man for your Munchausen’s syndrome to foreign policy. Create the conflict then tell everyone, “I told you so.” Just as Dick “the war criminal” Cheney was stirring up the Cold War stew prior to 9-11. He and Rummy threatening our allies with isolationism if they didn't go along with planting missiles in the European's backyards. Not keeping their eye on the Osama Bin Laden ball. 3000 killed on American soil, 4,500 killed in Irag, thousands maimed and crippled for life!! Mitt offers more empty headed, Monday morning quarterbacking, who incidentally has no access to intelligence, an no concrete solutions other than his shoulda-coulda-woulda criticism.

    • hangman

      You don't get out much, do you? Russia has been ramp up for a long time per the old cold war tactic. We have a weak President and Bush nor Chaney is the cause of your messiah drawing meaningless lines in the sand. We is weak and that is why our enemies are taking advantage.

      • ahrmann

        Mitt would send Jesus into Russia, riding a white horse and carrying God's AK straight into the Kremlin.

      • frankspeakloud

        Meaningless? Go look it up and educate yourself with facts. Condie Rice blew off the fact that the proposed Missile Shield was reigniting the nuclear arms race with the comment, “they (the Russians and Chinese) are going to build (more missiles) anyway.” And Bush/ Cheney were getting ready to tear up the SALT II TREATY. So who was ramping up Cold War tactics? And please, tell us exactly in detail, the “weakness” you claim Obama has? In fact, it is Obama who speaks softly and carries a big stick!

        • Filmexec

          Well he “Speaks Softly” anyways! LOL! The “Fact is” that Obama has no respect Overseas in Foreign Policy matters. He is a failed President on that level. You need to educate yourself? He welds no “Big Stick” and the one he has (the Military) he is whittling down to a Toothpick to support his Failed Domestic Programs

          • Madly

            You who criticize Obama and his domestic policies are numb nuts who forget easily that your man sent this country into a spiral that we are coming out of because of Obama's domestic policies. Go and pray to your gods Reagan and the Bush's and shut the hell up already.

    • MotivesMatter

      Maybe you should read what he wrote, instead of somebody's reaction to what he wrote. He said we should have helped to organized the opposition, calm down the rioting, and mediate. Instead, we stood by and watched unhappy people turn into a chaotic, violent, mess with a power vacuum.

  • Reginald Winthorp

    Wow, there are some serious “jealous of Mitt” haters here….

    • ahrmann

      So you're referring to a class of people who hate people who are jealous of Mitt? Guessing grammar isn't your strong suit?

  • ahrmann

    Wow, thank god he wasn't elected. No one that believes in “Heaven” should have access to nuclear weapons. Ever.

  • ahrmann

    Maybe Mitt would have sent Jesus into Russia to take out the Kremlin, Ala John McClane?

  • Nano 9

    this is about leadership roles in foreign lands. the usa is no longer looked at as the place of liberty as before, and it starts from the top down

    • ahrmann

      So you want to invade Russia? Please enlighten us on how that would work, tough guy. And make sure any member of your family that is eligible to serve elists ASAP.

      No? Didn't think so.

    • Burphelson AFB

      the USA's reputation got trashed when we invaded – and then totally wrecked Iraq for no reason. watch the news coming out of there – it's a tragic human sausage factory. But by all means, keep bashing the president for keeping us out of a war with another superpower.

  • cornerofthemoon

    Someone is wearing their magic underwear a little too tight.

  • ahrmann

    Interesting how Mittens doesn't mention what any of the “good” options were. Guess he's referring to EXTREME PRAYING.

  • Filmexec

    Mitt is right Obama is a failed President. His continued non-response (Poland-Benghazi-Ukraine, etc.) to foreign challengers has weakened our standing overseas and emboldened our enemies! We don't have to go to War but as another President said We must “Carry a Big Stick” we have only “talked – backed down – and sent Drones” as our response. “To little, to Late” This is why Putin feels he can do anything he wants and he knows Obama will only “Bluster and Threaten”! Not enough for a “Thug” like Putin!

    • ahrmann

      What's your answer then, tough guy? All you guys do is cry hot salty “oh noes Obama” tears, but when it comes to actually proposing an alternative course of action, you all go strangely silent.

      • Filmexec

        We go Silent because we recognize that your “Limp” foreign policy has gotten the US one failed episode after another! Like Neville Chamberlain, Jimmy Carter and President Obama we can't just “Speak Softly” and not “Carry a Big Stick”! “You Guys” must have gotten “Bullied” allot in School! The Bullies didn't stop until you stood up to to them. Bullies like Putin. Grow up!

        • Burphelson AFB

          go talk to an Iraq War veteran who's lost his/her eyesight or limbs in war. then report back on how we should take on a country with a 3 million man army and nuclear weapons.

          • Filmexec

            I have talked to disable Veterans and I have never talked to a Vet that has rejected and regretted their reasons for serving their country! They may have complaints about the service, most do, but rare few, like you, hate their service. Shame on you for trying to painting a picture that disabled Soldiers regret their service! That's a Lie and you know it! I'm guessing your are a disgruntle Soldier or a Political Partisan? Our Soldiers don't deserve your comments and you should me ashamed to spread your poison propaganda!

          • Burphelson AFB

            wow, read into things much? are you a development exec by any chance? I have nothing but respect for Veterans and I DO appreciate their service and sacrifice, but I am sick of people who have never served – like Romney, Cheney, etc. – wanting to order soldiers into harm's way without a REALLY good reason and Crimea ain't it.

          • Filmexec

            You mean like Obama? LOL! Presidents have to do things that they don't find comfortable. All Presidents do! You seem to hit all the cliches on the Left but none of the truth across the board. Are you just as accusatory about Kerry and his wife’ company “Heinz” making money in Iraq and Afghanistan? No of course not, As I said that you are a Typical Left-Wing Partisan and have no concern for the real truth! Get your self a little education and stop running off at the mouth about Soldiers and their attitude about the Military and we will me fine?

          • Burphelson AFB

            doing something “uncomfortable” is dissing France or sitting through the opening of the George W Bush Presidential Library, challenging Russia over Crimea is way more than “uncomfortable”. BTW, O was too young for Vietnam and How did Heinz profit off Iraq War – other than selling ketchup packets to the military? It's not like Halliburton which made over $30 Billion in Iraq (while electrocuting a number of our troops in the process due to shoddy electric work in showers.) Next?

          • Filmexec

            I finally looked at your posting history. Your a Partisan “Troll” always posting on dozens of subjects to make up for your lack of significance. Amazing that some people need to post continually? They have classes for your disorder check them out! LOL! As far as Heinz is concerned have you no knowledge of Corporations? Look in their Website and educate yourself in the vast array of products they sold to the Government. Halliburton was like Hundreds of Corporations that profited from the Wars. It has happened since the Revolutionary War! Being from back East I tend to understate things like “Uncomfortable” I was jest trying to state that every President has to make tough decisions. Some good, some bad! For you to seize on something as inoculates as that only indicates your lack of any coherent argument. Go “Troll” someone that cares about your slanted opinions and leave our Military alone!

          • Burphelson AFB

            you looked at MY posting history? wow, I guess producing direct to Walmart dvd “movies” leaves you plenty of free time to harass those whose opinions you don't like. Thanks for the endorsement and have a nice life.

          • Filmexec

            LOL! I'd be proud to have films in Walmart. And what little time I do have I don't “Troll” like you on every subject I can pontificate on. Get a Life and maybe go make a movie yourself? Producing Films doesn't require a GED so you'll have a good shot at an Academy Award! LOL!

          • racer

            The iraq and afhgan vets have absolutely no use for obozo. And almost to man a vietnam vet wouldn't walk across the street to pi$$ in obozo's ear if his so-called brain was on fire.

        • ahrmann

          I'll speak slowly, because clearly, you're not firing on all cylinders. Do you want to invade Russia? And if so, are you willing for all your eligible family members to enlist to fight that war?

          • Filmexec

            Burpy and Ahmann, No I don't want to invade Russia nor start a Shooting War with Russia either! Like all extremist you go for the Apex of International Relations to try and make a point? Pretty Sophomoric! I was saying President Obama is a Failure because he has no consistent Foreign Policy with anyone overseas and his policies have weakened our stance in the World Community! Sorry to use big words but I can't go down to the Sophomoric Level that you two are displaying! By the way my Son-in -Law is a Army Master Sargent with two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. I have worked with Operation Stand Down and
            other Vet Groups. And you don't know what you are talking about in regards to Wounded Warriors! As usual people like you two do nothing to ease the suffering and pontificate about what you don't know!

    • frankspeakloud

      You left out the “Speak softly” part of the phrase, “Speak softly, but carry a big stick.” Something the loud mouthed, saber rattlers should practice.

      • Filmexec

        “Speaking Softly” is all that Does! Our Enemies recognize this and feel embolden to do what ever they feel is in their interest!

  • jhs39

    In the modern history of the United States since the creation of the Soviet Union what president Republican or Democrat has ever sent troops to Eastern Europe to fight the Soviet Union when they invaded a neighboring country? It's never happened. Republicans are assuming Americans are too stupid to know anything whatsoever about American history. Carter skipped the Olympics in protest and Reagan armed the insurgents in Afghanistan that turned into Al-Qaeda and brought down the World Trade Center. That's about as tough as we've ever gotten with the Soviets because we've never been willing to go to war to defend Eastern European countries that have no strategic value to us.

    • Filmexec

      After WW2 Eastern Europe was in the hands of the Soviets. And you are right we have failed to support “Militarily” Freedom Loving Countries (Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia) behind the “Iron Curtain”. After all the Soviets had the “Bomb”. But have you forgotten about the Cuban Missile Crisis? The Blockade was an provocative act against the Soviets. Any thought about the “Marshall Plan” that rebuilt Europe? How about the Berlin Airlift? Or the reason NATO was created? We can't “Stick our Head in the Sand” Putin is resurrecting the old Soviet Empire and annexing Ukraine (after Georgia) is only the next step!

  • Michael Difani

    OK, Mr. Romney–what actions did Pres. Eisenhower, the Pentagon and the state department under Dulles and his “brinkmanship strategy vs. Moscow” take in 1956 when the Red army and tanks smashed Budapest, Hungary? The young freedom fighters with Molotov cocktails and rifles made the cover of Time magazine as”Men of the Year”. How about LBJ in the 1968 anti-Russian Prague Spring? The Czechs got shot dead. Nothing was done, sir, and you know it. What would you do? Attack the Reds with our troops? What?

    • SoCalGuy

      You seriously expect an answer to that question?

  • Drake

    So, lemme get this straight… Obama says he's going to do something about the situation in Ukraine, and everybody gets pissed off. But then, he doesn't do anything at all, military-wise, and everybody still gets pissed off? Am I understanding this correctly?

    • SoCalGuy

      You got that right, Republicans doing what Republicans do best.

    • Lisa

      No matter what he does, he is wrong in their eyes-of course. Gets old! If we ever have a Republican President, I hope Democrats have more class!

    • MotivesMatter

      When you have hundreds of millions of people in the country, you're never going to please everyone. You do what needs to be done, not what's popular.

      • Drake

        I understand that, but it seems to me that everything Obama does, people, mostly Republicans, always have something to complain about. I'm not Obama's #1 fan or anything, but even I can see that these people are always looking to whine about anything and everything that Obama does with no actual reasons to do so..

    • independentamerican31

      @Drake- you are. They will attack him no matter what he does. Its the right wings new political strategy. Unfortunately it has been working but its extremely detrimental to our country. There have been countless times Republicans have said he should do something, when he does they attack him over it. Its really sad.

  • Janice Luscher

    Republicans want us to go to war with Russia so all their business people can get rich again after we were made fools of with their lies for Iraq……..3 trillion on Iraq War with 4,487 dead USA servicemen

  • Madly

    I would suggest Mitt have his sons enlist in our armed forces before he comments further on sending other parents’ kids to war. Or is he too busy getting them ready to run for office? I am sick to death of these elitists who are safe and well heeled enough to avoid sending their children to war but are not at all concerned about those who are not. Mitt, shut up until l see YOUR kids in uniform.

  • Aden Nak

    You can always count on Mitt Romney to tell you that someone else didn't do as good a job as Mitt Romney would have, without really explaining what Mitt Romney would have done. I think of him less as a person and more as a brand extension.

    • MotivesMatter

      I sorta agree, but on this particular topic — Russia — he was citing them as a serious geopolitical threat when Obama was saying “The cold war's over. Russia is our friend, now.”

      • sommerday

        Mitt's senior advisors were Cheney & Rumsfeld.

  • SoCalGuy

    F@*$ Romney, he's nothing but a bitter failed presidential candidate. If he had somehow managed to get elected even more American jobs would be exported overseas. Now shut up and go away.

  • Lisa

    GO AWAY MITT!!!!!!!!!! You are not relevant!

  • rightwingsoup

    Russia has a former KGB official as it's leader. We have a former community organizer…and it shows.

    • sommerday

      “community organizer” is the dog whistle of the extreme right-wing angry Republican Tea Party, even though Obama has been POTUS for over 5 yrs now. Time must stop still for the extreme right-wing Republican Tea Party?
      Actually the job of a community organizer is more commensurate to the responsibilities of a president than that of a corporate financier. A community organizer is responsible for solving the community’s problems and paving a better future. A corporate financier (ie. Mitt) is responsible for his personal profits with zero regard for the community.

  • d12345

    It was awful to see the American people vote for keeping their volkswagon, as the porshe they could have gotten for a mere trade in, drove away.

  • Jest

    Russia invaded Georgia under the Republican's watch. Moving on…

  • Travis

    I love Burphelson. I have watched 58,000 kids die in Vietman for nothing. We have learned nothing since. Obama is doing the right thing. We screwed up in Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan…should we find other countries to ruin???More kids to kill for someone's concept of carrying a big stick? There is more than one way to win a fight.

    • Filmexec

      Yeah Travis that's what Neville Chamberlain said “I have accomplished Peace in our Time!” Foolish then, Foolish now! Thugs like Putin don't respect Obama and the Weak SOS Kerry. They represent no threat to Putin and only fools think that drawing a line in the sand with no follow up will accomplish anything. Let's see what Obama does these next few months to force Putin out of the Crimea Peninsula? If you ask me it is lost because Obama has back down from Putin at every opportunity. Why do you think Biden was in Poland but to apologize for cancelling the Missiles?. Or maybe the chilling of diplomatic relationships with Israel and our increased support of the Palestinians. Instead of crying about Vietnam go to a VFW meeting and tell them about how they have wasted their lives standing up for America. Let me know I would like to be there to pick up your pieces! LOL!

  • sommerday

    Mitt's senior advisors on Defense were Cheney & Rumsfeld.
    If that doesn't speak volumes, then the fact that Mitt wanted to add another $2Trillion to the already bloated Military Industrial Complex will. (at the same time cut capital gains tax to 0% for the rich (primary income for rich)

  • travis

    Hey filmexecasshole,
    I've been in combat, lost some good friends. You don't have a clue.

  • DANLEE

    Bjg talk coming from a guy who was afraid to fight for country during the Vietnam war by hiding out in the peace corps, but also was afraid to go on THE VIEW!

  • cantankerous

    Someone please put this sorry loser donkey Romney with spa brain
    burned out Bohner and McChipmonk in a box and send them to Russia. They
    sure ain't helping America.

  • Steve Trammell

    Not one of you GOPers has suggested how this could have been prevented, in any specific way. It was no more preventable than what happened to Georgia in 2008, when there were also no good options. I didn't blame GWB for doing nothing, because nothing much could have been done. You all simply hate Obama, no matter what he does. The ACA was originally a Republican idea–now you all hate it because it was enacted under our guy. Who, by the way, has helped to pull us back from the brink of the abyss that GWB and 6 years of a GOP controlled congress took us to, you ass hats.

  • sam

    Mitt Romney was so naïve that he didn't prepare a speech just in case he lost the election. I'd be afraid to have someone run a county who is making judgment calls about our safety and the safety of the free world who was so idealistic or so use to having everything go his way that he didn't even think it was possible he would lose, although the polls showed him trailing slightly.

  • Hank Bond, Jr.

    I guess Mitt is speaking on behalf of all those people that voted for him. Those of us who voted for President Obama are pretty satisfied with his performance. Fair-minded people, and Mitt certainly is not one, realize the pile of problems Obama had on his plate, the constant obstruction he faced even before taking office (Rush: “I want him to fail! and McConnell: “My main goal is to make Obama a one-term President.” among many others.), the liars and all of their sordid, baseless theories about Obama. The domestic crisis known as the Great Recession obviously did not hit some folks as hard as others, so even there, Obama's opponents stayed on the attack proving just how heartless some Americans can be. Republican Colin Powell had praise for President Obama as Commander-in-Chief: “He got us out of one war. He is getting us out of another war. He has prevented our entering a number of other wars. These are good results coming from good decision-making.” Go on ahead and agree with Mitt Romney, but I think Gen/Sec Powell is an expert at these matters, and Mitt appears to be a spoiled brat dunce, and a poor loser to boot. Somehow, I would expect more honesty from a Mormon who served his church well in France during the Vietnam Era. Hey, even Ol Hank spent some pleasant moments in Vietnam at that time. Of course, both in Vietnam and France, the people can speak French, so it is sort of like Mitt served in a similar way.
    Every time Mitt opens up with junk like this, I say a prayer to God in gratitude for blessing our nation with a President who knows at least a little about regular people. Rick Perry could not remember the Department of Education, but when he called Mitt a “vulture capitalist”, he was spot on. Mitt surprised a lot of people with, “I'll bet you $10,000 you are wrong.”, “I love to fire people”, “I pay as little taxes as I possibly can”, “When elected, I will have our economy one of trickle-down economics”, and many other classic statements which show everyone with any sense just how much Mitt is out of touch with the world. But there he goes again, trying to make everyone see that he is smarter than Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin. Actually, he came up a bit short. My guess is he got gentleman's grades from college as did George W. Bush. Bush can at least paint fairly respectably.
    Historians, being sensible people, do not include current Presidents when they rank the Presidents. Both Democrats and Republicans will be surprised when President Obama is ranked ahead of JFK and Ronald Reagan. JFK cannot go very high because of his reckless, questionable personal life, dangerous foreign policy, and refusal to move on civil rights saying that Congress would not approve anything and there was nothing he could do about that. Reagan will forever be linked to the Iran-Contra Scandal which ordinarily would have gotten him removed from office. Also, all Presidents following Harry Truman very much stuck to the Truman plan of containment which eventually worked. Carter's keeping our Olympic team out of the Moscow Olympics over human rights violations was at least as courageous a stand as Reagan's words about tearing down the Berlin Wall. In other words, few non-political historians credit Reagan with “winning the Cold War.” But it is even more a certainty that historians will not rank Mitt Romney as a great President. You see, Mitt, you have to win a Presidential election first. Ol Hank

    • Rosemon Calvin Pilot

      Great summary!

  • Jerry

    Ugh… Give Mitt Romney another week and he will write another Op-Ed flip-flopping on his current Op-Ed.

    Mitt Romney, the only politician who has held both sides of every major political issue at some point in his political career. They don't call Mitt Romney the chameleon of politics for nothing.

    Nobody likes a sore loser Mitt.

    • Clint Harris

      LOL.

  • Chuk Igwe

    Mitt Romney must be living in a fools paradise if he feels the US would have pulled a magic wand to deter Mr. Putin. If anything the financial crises in the west engendered by the likes of Mitt on wall street and the corresponding financial comfort of “the Soviets” are the most compeling reason for an emboldened Russian Republic under Vladmir Putin. Russia was willing to offer Ukraine 30 billion US dollars to remain within her zone of influence. How much did the US offer: 1billion with strings attached. What could the US do under sequestration initiated by the Republican? Who knows? it is disingenuous for Mr Romney to blame Obama for a decline caused by inter party wrangling in Washington.

  • jarrod birney

    Thank the Moons of Kolob that the Rombot lost…we would all be wearing magic panties and working for $.15 an hour. All hail the supreme Obama!

  • Forward ND

    For a former presidential candidate,Mitt Romney has to state which steps he would take to prevent Russia take over of Crimea, not lambasting the president as a failed leader without giving a hint of what you would do. There's wasn't a thing we could do to help.The same way we did nothing to help Georgia. Whatever little influence US had, George drained it all before escaped to TEXAS.

  • ualocal553

    This guy Mitt is THE worst monday morning quarterback ever, woulda ,shoulda, coulda, the great speculator, yea and IF my aunt had testicles she would be my uncle, get lost in the Caymens Mitt with all your hidden money.

  • Gary Heinrich Jr.

    Mittens should know, he's somewhat of an expert on losing, after all he is THE BIGGEST LOSER our world has known to date. Just think of how much money the GOP wasted on his failed Presidential run!

  • Al

    Poor Mitt he hasn't a clue …He still thinks he is winning the Presidency ..This guy is a two time loser ..I have never seen a more naive “businessman” His dad was right ! What a total embarrassment /disappointment he must be to his family !

  • Arcadius

    If obama hadn't lied like a rug repeatedly over and over and over about obamacare and other things, Mitt Romney would be President. Oh, and we would all be much better off.

    • Clint Harris

      Mitt the flip flopper king… I doubt it.

  • DARIUS

    If Mitt Romney intends to launch his next presidential bid by trying to bully his way through again, then he clearly learned nothing from his last time up. To start with, he just needs to get over the good whipping he got from Obama last time, and begin concentrating on his next opponent – perhaps Hillary? And next time around maybe he should just go for the kinder, gentler approach.

  • musicloverZZZZ

    Mitt Who?

  • James

    Romney is rich, dishonest, and lying.

    The Mormons don't even drink coffee.

    The lying toad stood in front of a group of Jeep UAW personnel in Ohio and told them their plant was being moved to Italy. We don't know if he was so insane he thought that was true, or if he just lied. But the plant was being expaned.

    He's foul rat excrement, a slime peddling Koch brothers’ ideas for the Neo-Nazi slag who sold the part of Lincoln.

    Who cares what this jive stooge says?

  • Laura Mullen

    Mitt, you lost, so STFU and go back to playing golf and finding places to hide your money from the IRS.

    Every vote for a republican is a vote against women's rights, worker's rights, environmental protection, quality education, fair taxation, the right to privacy, American jobs, the middle class, affordable healthcare, voter rights, science, the reality of global warming, unemployment benefits, social security, medicare, LGBT rights, separation of church and state, net neutrality, campaign finance reform, and general sanity in the political process.

  • Al

    This clown Romney calls Obama a failure ? He won the Presidency twice and Mitt lost twice !

  • John Waters

    Thank God the country saw through this imbecile!

  • Al

    Romney = con artist !

  • Clint Harris

    What is amazing is he said nothing about what he would have done that is different than what Obama has already done. NOTHING… Crimea “organize an economic response from the EU and the USA.” DONE. Organize moderates in Syria… DONE and it keeps going. Obama didn't have the votes for war in Syria because of the republicans. Plain and simple.

  • Lisa Marisa

    Too bad we can't have a reset on the 2012 election. Mittens would win easily.

    • Rosemon Calvin Pilot

      The language you speak isn't English…it's BULLSHEET!

  • rscl

    Mitt Romney, now there's a man with all the facts. He should run for President
    of Russia. Say does MItt have a son named Jimmy Fallon, they seem to be a
    pair of marching Bookends?

  • Anthony Anderson

    LOL; I thought a FAILED LEADER was one NOT IN THE WH, looking in CRYING? LOL

  • Anthony Anderson

    Poor MUTTENS! LOL

  • Jack

    can I pet your Mormon?

  • independentamerican31

    Would Mitt have us go to war? Why should he care if it caused WW3 and killed us all, according to Mormon belief he is gong to get his own planet to rule over so he probly cant wait to die.

  • Alex

    Did Kerry and Gore take potshots at Bush like this?

  • Jason

    Where was this outrage at GWB when Russia invaded Georgia and no one did anything about it?! Where is his outrage at Congress for letting Russia step in over the Syria situation instead of allowing the President to do something?! That gave Russia the “we can do anything” attitude and it was at the hands of the GOP not Obama.