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Vice president Joseph Biden goes after governor Mitt Romney blasted the government governor about his foreign policy.
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In the face of the challenge and we now.
Understand her ahead of us what -- governor Romney do.
-- the truth is we don't know for certain.
So it seems to me.
Governor Romney's fundamental thinking about the role the present foreign policy.
Is fundamentally wrong.
Look in my view he would take us back to a dangerous and discredited policies that would make America less safe in America less secure.
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-- -- vice president -- foreign policy -- -- general election.
But I think about vice president speech.
Well it was -- -- that he spent a good part of it trying to say that actually governor Romney is just George Bush all over again which is exactly what the president's been saying on domestic issues for three and a half years.
And there is a lot about the way the president has conducted foreign policy to try and distinguish himself from the Bush Administration.
But I think therein lies -- central problem when your strategy consists largely of saying I'm not that guy.
It's no wonder it comes out confused and incoherent and incompetent which is a pretty good description of the Obama foreign policy.
Com how do you did -- its -- unfair to do this because foreign policy is so -- summit countries and different approaches.
-- different serious issues that.
How would you describe in a couple sentences governor Romney's foreign policy and how he described president Obama's.
Well I think Romney is in the long stream of Republicans.
Presidents and candidates who believe in the doctrine of peace through strength that.
A strong America is less likely face challenges and difficulties than a -- government America.
Obama has a very different view he's obviously comfortable with American decline he doesn't see international problems and threats.
As being -- nearly as serious as they are in the terrorism area the proliferation area and others.
And he's presiding over a hollowing out.
The American military which I think we'll have that's significant downsides for us in the years to come.
Well he's certainly he's -- been aggressive like use of drones against terrorists in Pakistan.
That led to al-Qaeda leader last week and of course so we know what to forget almost a year ago with some bin Laden being taken out upon his decision for the go ahead for the seals.
It seems to me except to back it seems -- I don't -- countries are stepping back.
And sort of -- are stepping down rather I see countries countries trying to sort of step up in terms of missile testing in nuclear.
Nuclear threats -- testing.
Things that the Saber rattling with Iran and in my writer -- -- -- of those hot spots always been hiding and under other administration I think.
The pace of proliferation is increasing North Korea Iran.
We've just -- missile tests by India and Pakistan and I think others are watching and drawing the conclusion.
That we are not going to be successful we United States are not going to be successful in stopping this proliferation that will simply encourage them.
To do more on their -- in in the war on terrorism you know the administration's line is we've killed Osama bin Laden and key.
Al-Qaeda leaders along the Afghan Pakistan border that's fine except Taliban is growing in influence along with them al-Qaeda al-Qaeda has.
Increased its influence in the Arabian Peninsula in the -- grabbed throughout the Middle East and Somalia so so the threat of terrorism continues to grow.
It it seems that many people come -- the -- present don't have foreign policy experience really governors don't.
Senator Obama did not.
Governor bush did not have but it sort of it's never -- yet it's fair trial by fire almost when you become present -- policy.
Do you think it's important for a -- candidate to pick someone who's steeped in foreign policy experience and -- senator.
Senator Biden -- -- and every -- senator but.
But then Senator Obama there was Senator Biden -- senator -- no doubt whether I agree -- -- -- -- state and it should govern Iran be looking for someone like that.
Well I -- somebody along the lines of Dick Cheney would be a better choice than than Joseph Biden I think it end in Romney's case he doesn't need balance on the foreign policy side he's had extensive international experience both in his business career.
As governor of Massachusetts and in something that's not well heralded I think his success with the Salt Lake City Olympics.
I used to deal with Olympics in the bush 41 administration I can tell you it often makes the United Nations look simple by comparison.
So I governor Romney's really got that background already I think the problem with Obama is that.
Unlike every American president since Franklin Roosevelt he does not get up every morning saying.
My first priority is to find out what threats to use US faces internationally that's what distinguishes him that's why he's such a problem.
Well I guess it I mean I don't not to diminish freedom governor Romney's -- terms of the Olympics or his business and actually I do think is little different -- with comp countries on issues of war a war.
I also think the fact have a -- establish relationships -- -- -- someone who has viewed as steep and these relationships for years.
Maybe it may be an -- maybe not.
Well I think they the criterion it's most important -- for vice president obviously this capacity to govern.
And -- can come in a lot of different ways very few people have 360 degrees experience with all the issues.
That a vice president would have to assume if he became president.
Obviously foreign policy national security -- of a critical element -- that is something that's part of governance.
You know decision to watch this speech today bound vice president -- and imagine someone -- -- like you serve international policy -- that was been steeped in this.
-- -- -- -- But is if you sir step back yeah it was given at NYU the college students forested and it.
Found that probably very little interest beyond that mean this has served.
Yeah it's in seafood for bad people who are following this closely but that must electorate never saw the speech or ever hear about -- -- real news.
-- article about it well I think the Secret Service may have overtaken the speech in many respects but.
I thought the best part of it was it of one point trying to appropriate yet another Republican president Biden said.
You have to speak softly and carry big stake in -- said I promise you President Obama has a big stick in the audience broke out laughing.
Which is some measure of there their belief about how assertive Obama is on behalf of our interest internationally.
-- yes just apparently that's also going to be that's made a couple of lot of -- jokes Tony Internet that this apparently that is something that's not gonna go alias for awhile for Vice President Biden that remark yet yet another one.
Indeed well -- should see our winner what how I'm -- that governor Romney will be spent in responding -- with him for a -- -- -- I'd be delighted to have more debate on national security in this presidential campaign because I think Americans do understand that if you don't have a strong and assertive United States internationally.
You cannot have sustained domestic prosperity over the long term it's just not possible I think Obama doesn't understand that connection I think we can see it every day.
In his policies internationally.
We'll be watching nice to see ambassador thank you coming.