Note to the GOP Presidential Candidates: Foreign Policy Matters

The economy is the issue of the election, but it is not the only issue. Foreign policy still matters and if one of the GOP contenders occupies the White House he or she is going to have to know something about foreign matters. Michele Bachmann made a statement that indicated she did not know Libya was in Africa and Herman Cain has seemingly reveled in his lack of knowledge. Not all of them have this dearth of knowledge, but sadly the ones that know the most: Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman are not contenders. This morning Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post offers an interesting perspective on the dearth of foreign policy knowledge.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-void-in-gop-debates-foreign-policy/2011/10/20/gIQAZ1gf1L_story.html?hpid=z2

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  • elogam  On October 21, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    As I was watching the debate, I knew that some nitpicker/sharpshooter–most likely from the Left– would yell “gotcha!” when Bachmann said “Libya” and “Africa” and say that implied that she didn’t know that Libya was in Africa. I’d like to see the nitpickers do a two hour standup under pressure and not make a mistake. When Obama accidentally said he expected a banker to pay as much as a “Jew-uh Janitor” when he was on the stump for his Jobs Bill, I don’t believe anyone suspected that he was anti-Semitic. (His other actions that diss Israel and her leaders might cause people to wonder, but that’s a topic for another time.)

    Eugene Robinson is so firmly entrenched on the Liberal Plantation that I don’t even bother reading his stuff. His time is over and he couldn’t give credit where it was due to a Republican even if he had to. His only criticism of Obama would be if he wasn’t sufficiently liberal enough.

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