Romney talks foreign policy for the first time
Scott Blakeman & Brad Blakeman discuss Romney's plans for Israel if elected to office
- Duration 8:10
- Date Jul 30, 2012
Scott Blakeman & Brad Blakeman discuss Romney's plans for Israel if elected to office
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I'm Bradley -- -- first Mitt Romany.
On his -- policy tour ladies studiously.
Avoided at least to begin with talking about foreign policy it was all very all -- -- -- but now he has spoken out over the weekend.
In Israel we heard -- -- -- pretty extensively about the situation his -- what he believes his relationship with Israel would be as president.
And about Israel's relationship with the Iran let's take quick listen to that -- get you to weigh in.
We have the president on Iran.
Make no mistake.
The Ayatollah in Tehran.
Are testing our moral defenses.
They want to know who will object.
And -- will look the other way.
My message to the people of Israel and the leaders of Iran.
Is one of the same.
We -- -- away.
We have a solemn duty at a moral imperative.
To deny Iran's leaders the means to follow through on their malevolent intentions.
Mitt Romney Republican presidential candidate not the president does not promoted him to as I introduce that clip but Brad would be -- happy if that did end up being the case.
What are -- -- It was strange to me that he was avoiding actual foreign policy statements when he was in London.
Brad but now he has said something substantially of Smart move did did he make the right.
Comments in -- Israel.
He did because he didn't invoke the president's name and he didn't attack the president's policies we talked about is what he would do is if he were elected president.
And the relationship that would exist between United States and Israel.
-- for others to determine.
Whether or not Barack Obama has been a good friend to Israel I suggest is not.
It was purposely done when he ran for president.
He said his first term he would visit Israel he did not he visited Egypt.
And -- Israel.
He'd been to Israel before but not -- present United States who.
This was a calculated move to set the tone as to what you can expect -- Romney presidency vs what you have.
And of course the president while Romney was on his foreign policy to work.
I decided to give another seventy million dollars in aid to Israel and I respectfully would say that Israel cannot be bought for seventy million dollars.
Scotland and -- Governor Romney said we -- solemn duty and moral imperative to deny Iran's -- the means to follow through on the malevolent intentions.
A lot of people would argue that is exactly.
Well President Obama -- -- I think as a Jewish American I think the about a restoration has been a great friend of of the State of Israel and anyone who says.
Otherwise not looking at the facts infected the defensively and I -- otherwise okay I'm gradually to.
I appreciate that.
But it's turned defense they've have you asked defense minister Barack and Israel they have -- so bunker busting bombs Israel they have you know security military excited so.
There's really very little daylight between what Romney said what do Obama's -- that other what other -- I think this is important.
The Obama's vision is realized how wrong.
Israel attacking Iran would -- so I think to be sent to the Obama's -- is try to discourage Israel from doing that.
And and the Romney administration would not -- -- that I'm glad.
-- I support the Obama administration what do you get when Brad that's what do you make of that -- that was a -- pretty strong signal from governor Romney.
Yes if you want to attack Iran and Israel we will back Q.
Israel has the right to defend herself.
And certainly it's in our interest.
That Israel be successful if they make that decision and it's a coordinated.
Effort with the United States at least is in on the plans and can assist.
If necessary we've already moved an unprecedented amount of naval forces into the straits of Hormuz.
And that was purposely done -- send a message to Iran.
To stand down but if Israel feels that they've waited long enough -- that Iran is on the verge of getting nuclear weapon that it's gonna be taken out I think that's very clear.
-- Israel has done it before.
In in selected attacks to retarded their ability to gain a nuclear weapon and they're gonna do it again.
All right let's -- but let me move on from foreign policy I was intrigued at the weekend.
Scott by the announcement that.
President for President Bill Clinton don't have this major role now at the Democratic Party convention.
Will actually be the one who nominates President Obama for a second -- This is kind of interesting given that.
President Obama how a candidate as he was then Obama didn't want much to do with the clintons -- timer -- Right who's been quite an evolution of that MLS -- and as you know just recently that -- President Clinton and present bomb had been doing a lot of fun raise I saw them together at a theater here.
On Broadway say he's been a big part of that of campaigning for the president.
And they and they says look the conventional that ratings -- so right you know we'll be headlining Wednesday night and then this is at a president Joseph Biden will be speaking on Thursday -- before the president which is not traditional but I think it's -- good good idea.
But -- Brad add a hot dog you dead Bill Clinton still is a crowd -- and still a vote -- -- one imagined for the Democrat.
He is and it and it shows how desperate the Obama people are.
To push Joseph Biden to Thursday night and not give him his own night and to have Bill Clinton come back and kind of wax nostalgia.
-- remember me.
The fact of the matter is he's gonna get a wild reception and people and independents are going to sit back and they're gonna say.
Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton so.
Bill Clinton's gonna have a successful night I think Barack Obama is gonna rue the day that he gave his convention away to a former popular president.
You base giving the commit to.
Away -- not at all and it's gonna help and that's the truth -- Republicans have Nolan to put in that.
Slot I mean George W.
Bush is not going to be the convention.
I -- -- any high profile.
You know former -- of people very active are gonna be there so the Republicans don't really have another person put up and -- We -- that all we need his Mitt Romney and his running mate we don't need a former president in -- to prop up a failed president.
Don't need it well don't want it and and we're gonna be able to stand on our own and we don't need any help.
For anybody who likes Bill Clinton's policies who also approved the President Obama because it's been the same the -- -- -- -- that's policies weren't implemented by this president -- he's still something of of a lightning -- both ways though as well isn't he President Clinton just that.
The mere sight of him -- some sense is can fire up.
The base of the Republican money we got -- metal -- is from our console.
Are riding on here actually on on -- live chat now as a not Kansan who didn't vote for Clinton went costing.
You can't find one but he still -- elected governor he does he does inspire.
Sort of the love and looting in -- in equal measure across the political spectrum I guess.
He does but our basis fired up look if you can't rely on your -- should not going to be elected but I tell you who is important.
Our independence and and Reagan Democrats who voted for Bill Clinton put him in office and I think they're going to.
Be sitting there watching.
Bill Clinton shaking their heads saying.
That's the Bill Clinton I voted for but I'm not gonna vote for Barack Obama because Barack Obama is not Bill Clinton so I think it could be yet have an opposite effect.
For independents and Reagan Democrats the very people you need.
To push Obama over the top.
It's got a lot of thought chapters were that would speculating -- Maybe president -- is that actually -- -- that Hillary Clinton is going to be the VP.
There's talk Moorad.
Not much Johnson that I guess that's pretty much off the table now -- not like you're gonna say that Clinton was guys that he was himself for a run out of breath without being very I liked the question released.
Not really stop talking a great -- some -- but it did that so much on that have that Joseph Biden is now going to be the vice president of people -- to speculative I do think though that Hillary Clinton will be a candidate for years from now and is going to be.
United President Obama will be reelected in Hillary Clinton I think will be the democratic nominee for years from now it'll be interesting race.
My prediction is -- and if Hillary would buy it runs in four years at her convention there won't be a Barack Obama.
Barack Obama will be a failed president who the Democrats will not want any part -- That's your prediction.
-- I bold prediction --