The Obama campaign released a new video this morning, which employs some clips of Bill Clinton to question whether Mitt Romney would have had the courage to authorize the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
Clinton never directly mentions Romney, talking in general terms about the difficulty in targeting bin Laden's compound in Pakistan and the uncertainty that surrounded the decision.(2)
It didn't take anything at all to warm up the crowd for Vice President Joe Biden's big foreign policy speech at New York University this morning.
At exactly 10:30, the scheduled start time, the buoyant Motown music stopped and a hush fell over the crowd of college Democrats and other assorted supporters who had packed into the small Vanderbilt Hall.
And then the music came back on, and everyone laughed.
If there had to be a second candidate standing after Iowa's caucus last night, Representative Peter King said, it's good that it turned out to be Rick Santorum.
"I think if we had to have it come down to two main candidates, I think [Mitt] Romney and Santorum are probably the best of the group," said King, the Republican congressman from Long Island.(4)
He does not make a habit of lavishing unconditional praise on President Obama's—or any administration's——foreign policy. But when I talked to Jerrold Nadler shortly after Barack Obama's announcement that the SEALs had found and killed Osama bin Laden, the congressman was unstinting in his praise of the president, saying, "I think he handled it wonderfully—he did it perfectly."
He was not conditional about this.