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Romney: ‘My Ability to See into the Future May Have Stopped Crimea Invasion (If I Had Been Prez)’

During the 2012 Presidential race, President Obama lambasted Mitt Romney for naming Russia as the greatest threat to America. Now two years later, Romney says that it was this ability to ‘see into the future’ and anticipate the pending Russia threat that would have made him a better President and may have stopped the current Crimean crisis.

Tearing into the current administration, on Sunday’s Face the Nation Romney called Obama naïve and lacking in the political foresight to handle the foreign policy challenges facing the country today, especially when it comes to relations with Russia.

“Unfortunately not having anticipated Russia’s intentions, the president wasn’t able to shape the kinds of events that may have been able to prevent the kinds of circumstances that you’re seeing in the Ukraine, as well as the things that you’re seeing in Syria,” Romney said.

He added that unlike his own demonstrated skill in political prophesying  in the matter of Russia, Obama lacks the foresight needed to be a great leader.

“I think effective leaders typically are able to see the future to a certain degree, and are able to take actions to shape it in some way,” he said. “And that’s of course, what this president has failed to do. And as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton as well.”

He added that this is not “fantasy land” and the threat of Russia is real and should not have been handled by “giving gifts” to the nation but by adopting a tougher approach and severer sanctions that recognize that Russia is not our friend but our “adversary on the world stage.”

“Look Russia, stand down here, don’t you think about grabbing territory..or these are the actions we will have to take,” Romney said, mimicking the tone he would have used to deal with Russia if he were in the Oval Office. He further stressed that with this tougher tack,  “there’s always the potential that we could have kept them from invading a country and annexing it into their own.”

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  • spellwizard

    Romney’s apparent ability to “see the future” couldn’t help him foresee his loss to Barack Obama. If he couldn’t see that, how in the world could he foresee Russia invading Crimea??!!!

    • wifenum2

      So he approved of the way George Bush II started an unfunded war in Iraq and Afghanistan? Hmmmm: some Republicans there.

  • Nabil Ghusein

    Over %60 of the population in Crimea is Russian and it has been home to the Russian fleet for the last three centuries.

  • Georgia Federhofer

    Isn’t having this type of ability against his religion???

  • Jim Spillane

    This “chickenhawk” inbred, cultist mormon with his chickenhawk sons all 5, is nothing but a soothsayer don’t you know. Die Willard!

  • If he were in the Oval Office (Romney) you mean like when he was governor of MA. Leaving town whenever anything important came up.!

  • Thom Perkins

    Is it because of his magical underwear????

  • Patrick Nance

    And just exactly what actions would you have taken, Mittens? Military action and setting off another war? Just what we would have needed. Why did Bob Schieffer even interview this loser? He lost and Monday morning quarterbacking is so lame. Go away… you lost… run again and see if your 47% comments still hold up!

  • whatcom_bassist

    A loser says what?

  • Allyson Babin

    Remember in the second debate when PRESIDENT Obama BITCH SLAPPED Mittens with the whole “Please proceed Governor” thing?!?! Mitt, the omnipotent, psychic/psycho sure missed that one!! He even had a verbal hint that he was about to get eviscerated (ie, “Please proceed, Governor!!). LMFAO Mitt the shit was a LOSER from Jump Street!!

  • Cannw

    How does he explain Russia’s willingness to negotiate now? Perhaps, Obama, has a better method for dealing with Russia than entering into a war we can’t afford.

  • PAC

    I can’t stomach CBS news anymore since they have been taken over by FOX news execs. If you listen carefully to the words, language they use, the bias is clear. This is why Romney won’t go away. I no longer watch CBS news.

  • markpkessinger

    Do you see now, folks, the rare opportunity we.let slip through our fingers in 2012? Can you imagine, for a moment, what might have been? I mean, here was a once-in-a-lifetimechance to have, in a single President, all the virtue and business acumen of a Charles Montgomery Burns along with the clairvoyant ‘gifts’ of a Sylvia Browne!f And Ann wouldn’t have even needed to hire an astrologer (unlike that spendthrift Nancy R.)!

  • Christopher Morrison Mangus

    Saber rattling at Moscow did not work in the Cold War, so what makes him think it would work today?