According to news reports Russian President Dmitry Medvedev responded to Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential frontrunner Willard Mitt Romney and his fellow political comedians (also known as GOTP presidential candidates) saying they need to flip their calendars out of the Cold War and stop making Russia out to be America’s “No. 1 enemy.”
“I always get very cautious when I see a country resort to phrasings such as ‘No. 1 enemy.’ It is very reminiscent of Hollywood in a certain period of history,” Medvedev said, through a translator, at the nuclear security summit in Seoul, South Korea.
He also said presidential candidates need “to listen to reason when they formulate their positions,” adding, “Reason never harmed a presidential candidate.”
The Russian President was responding to questions from the press about Romney’s declaration that Russia was “without question, our No. 1 geopolitical foe,” after an “open mic” incident involving Medvedev and President Barack Obama.
“My other advice is to check their clocks from time to time,” Medvedev said. “It is 2012, not the mid-1970s. No matter what party a candidate represents, he has to take the current state of affairs into account.”
Medvedev is exactly right, the GOTP candidates – particularly Romney – need to stop acting like its 1980 and the “Evil Empire” still exists; Romney’s in no way Ronald Reagan, and he really needs to stop running as though he were; of course it would help if his audience would also come into the 21st century.