Washington: Leading Republican presidential
candidate Mitt Romney today accused President Barack Obama of adopting a foreign policy of appeasement and apology.
After his impressive victory in the Florida primary that
makes him frontrunner to bag Republican nomination, Romney
launched a frontal on Obama, accusing him of adopting a weak
foreign policy and also creating a weak military.
"President Obama believes that our role as leader in the
world is a thing of the past. He`s intent on shrinking our
military capacity at a time when the world is facing rising
threats. I will insist on a military so powerful no one would
ever think of challenging it," he said.
"President Obama has adopted a policy of appeasement and
apology. I will speak out for those seeking freedom, and I
will stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends around the
world," said the former Governor of Massachusetts.
"President Obama wants to fundamentally transform America
and make it something perhaps we wouldn`t recognize. I want to
restore to America the values and principles that made us the
hope of the Earth, and I`ll do it," Romney said.
"Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our
blueprint is the Constitution of the United States. Together,
we will build an America where hope is a new job with a
paycheck, not a faded word on an old bumper sticker," he said.
Romney said that if elected, he would repeal the
healthcare policy of Obama.
"President Obama`s view of a free economy is to send your
money to his friends. My vision for a free enterprise economy
is to return entrepreneurship and the genius and creativity to
the American people," he said.
"On one of the most personal matters of our lives, our
health care, President Obama would turn decision-making over
to government bureaucrats. He forced through Obamacare, and I
will repeal it," he said.
"You know, like his colleagues in the faculty lounge who
think they know better... President Obama demonizes and
denigrates almost every sector of our economy. I will make
America the most attractive place in the world for
entrepreneurs, for innovators, for job-creators, and unlike
the other people running for president, I know how to do that
because I`ve done it before," he said.
Romney said America is still out there.
"We believe in that America. We still believe in the
America that is the land of opportunity and a beacon of
freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us
to be bigger and better than ourselves. This election, let`s
fight for the America we love. We believe in America," he