- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Not sure if it’s quite fair to say Romney "took a shot" at Japan here, but he’s not exactly complimentary toward the staunch U.S. ally. Buzzfeed’s Jake Miller writes:
NEW YORK — At a fundraiser this morning, Mitt Romney took a shot at Japan, saying that country’s economic decline is not a path the United States will follow under his leadership.
"We are not Japan," he told donors at a $2,500-a-plate fundraiser. "We are not going to be a nation that suffers in decline and distress for a decade or a century. We’re on the cusp of a very different economic future than the one people have seen over the past three years."
One country Romney seems pretty determined not to offend is Poland. In this new ad seemingly aimed at Catholic voters, he praises John Paul II and touts his "endorsement" from former President Lech Walesa.
No one can accuse Romney of forgetting Poland.