Putin: At least Romney’s direct; WaPo – Republicans are tough but more sincere
Putin may have been being a bit sarcastic. But what amazes me is how the Washington Post can write a lede like that, while pretending there’s nothing to it. More sincere than what? Oh, Democrats, that’s what! heh
Soviet leaders used to prefer Republicans to Democrats, in the belief that Republicans were tough but more sincere and, once they made a promise, were more likely to deliver on it.
There has been a whiff of that old way of thinking in recent remarks by President Vladimir Putin, even though plenty has changed in Russia’s relations with the United States. Speaking to reporters last week, Putin said he appreciates GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s bluntness in his denunciations of Russia — because that stance lets Russia know where it stands, and reinforces Putin’s opposition to a missile defense shield in Europe.
via The Washington Post.