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Obama's Former Speechwriter Admits Mitt Romney Was Right About Russia, Dems Were Wrong

During the 2012 presidential election, Democrats blasted Republican candidate Mitt Romney for saying that Russia was America's 'Number one geopolitical foe'. They also mocked the candidate as not being in touch with 21st-century politics. One Obama speechwriter has come forward to accept a good heaping portion of crow. He admits Romney was right, and Democrats were wrong.

Jon Favreau, former President Barack Obama's speechwriter during the 2012 election, recently sat for a podcast. During the 'Pod Save America' broadcast, Favreau, who was a speechwriter for John Kerry when he was running against President George W. Bush during the 2004 election, admits that Romney was right and the Democrats were wrong about Russia.

During the election, the Democratic party’s message about President Obama's opponent was summed up in a tweet: "Romney, who calls Russia our 'No. 1 geopolitical foe,' doesn't seem to realize it's the 21st century."

In a campaign advertisement, Obama supporters called the statement 'curious' because the cold war had long since ended. Madeleine Albright, first female Secretary of State who served under Bill Clinton, said in one ad that, "He is not up to date, and that is a very dangerous aspect. That's just an example of his 20th-century approach to 21st-century issues."

"[Romney] acts like he thinks the Cold War is still going on," said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012.

Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.) called it a 'preposterous notion' that Russia was a threat, and Hillary Clinton said the claim was 'dated' and 'looking backward'.

Even Obama made fun of Romney's concerns about Russia during the election. “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War has been over for 20 years,” he said.

Favreau wrote the now-famous line, but admits it was out of line.

"Russia actively is attempting to undermine the U.S. all around the world…. That was one of our top complaints about ya'll's old boss, that he wasn't standing up to Russia where it was trying to undermine our influence everywhere in the world," said podcast host Tim Miller, a former Jeb Bush spokesman. "The idea that you would take help from these guys is just mind-boggling."

Miller has been a huge Trump critic, particularly in light of the investigation into whether the president’s campaign team colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.

Favreau agrees, “Look, I'm willing to say that in 2012 when we all scoffed at Mitt for saying that, gee, Russia was our No. 1 geopolitical foe, think we were a little off there."

Democrats were even in denial of Russia trying to interfere with the 2016 election when Donald Trump brought it up. Now, of course, they’re raging about it, pushing an investigation and blaming their epic election fail on the Kremlin. Obama has since admitted to having evidence of Russian interference; though, at the time, he did not know to what extent that interference was, or if the Trump campaign was connected to it.

Source: Independent Journal Review
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