The Obama For America campaign released this amazing campaign poster, quoting Senator John Kerry’s amazing speech at this past week’s DNC convention. The image, rendered in the style of Soviet-era propaganda posters, was tweeted by Stephanie Cutter, the Obama 2012 Deputy Campaign manager, and picked up by several sites, like the right wing extremist Pat Pollard, along with Joe.My.God. and Buzzfeed’s Michael Hastings, who notes:
Obama campaign officials believe that Romney is vulnerable on foreign policy after his difficult trip overseas in August and his failure to mention the war in Afghanistan in his speech in Tampa.
Those were the latest stumbles Chicago has seized upon. Earlier in the year, a Romney advisor also incorrectly referred to Russians as “Soviets,” a problematic term as the Soviet Union ceased to exist in 1991.
Here’s the Kerry quote, excerpted from his speech (full text and video — totally worth watching. This was the John Kerry who would have beat Bush):
“President Mitt Romney”—three hypothetical words that mystified and alienated our allies this summer. For Mitt Romney, an overseas trip is what you call it when you trip all over yourself overseas. It wasn’t a goodwill mission—it was a blooper reel.
But a Romney-Ryan foreign policy would be anything but funny. Every president of both parties for 60 years has worked for nuclear arms control—but not Mitt Romney. Republican secretaries of state from Kissinger to Baker, Powell to Rice, President Bush, and 71 United States senators all supported President Obama’s New Start treaty. But not Mitt Romney. He’s even blurted out the preposterous notion that Russia is our “number one geopolitical foe.” Folks: Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska; Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching Rocky IV.
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