Matt Romney, a son of the Republican presidential nominee, traveled to Moscow this week seeking Russian investors for his California-based real estate firm just days before his father is to wrap up a campaign in which he has vowed to take a tougher stance with the Kremlin.
…while in Moscow, Mr. Romney told a Russian known to be able to deliver messages to Mr. Putin that despite the campaign rhetoric, his father wants good relations if he becomes president, according to a person informed about the conversation.
That Etch-a-sketch is playing the “Russia is America’s No. 1 geopolitical foe” stuff up for the peanut gallery is no surprise. However, I’ll be reading the same conservative pundits who’ve spent the best part of this year castigating Obama for telling Russia’s Medvedev that things would be easier after the election, all doing the same to Romney, in 3, 2, … never.