Sept. 24 - Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney went on the offensive Monday, launching an attack on Obama's foreign policy. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney went on the offensive Monday in Colorado, launching an attack on U.S. President Obama's foreign policy record.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY, SAYING:
"He said the development in the Middle East are bumps in the road (crowd laughs). Yeah, that was my reaction. Bumps in the road? We had an ambassador assassinated. We had a Muslim Brotherhood member elected to the presidency of Egypt. Twenty-thousand people have been killed in Syria. We have tumult in Pakistan, and of course Iran is that much closer to having the capacity to build a nuclear weapon. These are not bumps in the road, these are human lives. These are developments we do not want to see. This is time for a president who will shape events in the Middle East, not just be merciful or be at the mercy of events in the Middle East. I will get America on track to have the kind of leadership we need so we can shape the future of this part of the world and keep America strong."
Although Romney is neck-and-neck with Obama in national surveys, polls in battleground states like Colorado, show Obama with a slightly wider lead.