When it comes to the requisite familiarity with crucial issues of domestic and global importance, some are suggesting that the current GOP presidential front-runner might be “faking it.” Particularly in the areas of foreign affairs and domestic security, there are those making compelling arguments that perhaps the former Governor of Massachusetts is out of his league.
For example, one observer cites an appearance Romney made on the MSNBC morning show Morning Joe, where the panel of pundits literally mocked Romney’s tilting at the Iranian windmill. One reporter in particular commented that she thought someone of Romney’s experience and his position in the Republican Party would have “a more sophisticated understanding” of the ostensibly delicate nature of America’s current policy on Iran.
At one point, Romney called for support for the insurgents in Iran. One problem, there is no such insurgency. As one reporter wrote of Romney: “He can fake it when it comes to giving the appearance of competence, which raises expectations, but the façade falls apart when anyone stops to consider the details.”
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