On Wednesday’s edition of CBS News’ CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose and Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell put on a veritable clinic on journalism, questioning Romney foreign policy surrogate Condoleezza Rice, and in the process, completely destroying Mitt Romney‘s foreign policy message. Rice was unable to name a single foreign policy failure of President Obama‘s, and was hard-pressed to explain what, exactly, Mitt Romney would do differently.
To her credit, former Secretary Rice seemed to realize, early on, that attacking the President on foreign policy was a losing argument, and tried to stick with the vague generalities that have been the Romney campaign’s stock-in-trade. “The mission here is to talk about this country and its leadership. The importance of America to the world. The importance of a clear message from the United States as to what we stand for.”