I think the Republicans are trying to be oblivious to everything going on because that’s the only thing left to do.

Mitt Romney, appearing on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, told George what he thinks the country needs in its next president with regard to foreign policy.

Former Republican presidential hopeful and ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney promoted Sen. John McCain’s foreign policy experience Sunday, arguing that “judgment comes from experience,” and that “when the people of America are reminded of how dangerous the world is, they recognize the importance of selecting a person that has experience and judgment and wisdom.”

Romney, appearing on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” on behalf of McCain, argued that the situation in Georgia “shows one more time that, in a dangerous and troubled world, it’s helpful to have a leader of the nation that knows these places, knows the people, understands the setting.” Romney added of McCain’s response to the conflict, “John McCain didn’t have to search around to figure out what to say about what was going on.”

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Ah, the experience argument — we meet again.  Dick Cheney.  Donald Rumsfeld.  They had the experience.  What the hell happened there?

Experience is not the be-all, end-all of presidential politics.  Experience and judgment aren’t directly related, and the latter can be present without the former.

“In a dangerous and troubled world,” perhaps voters should think about what group of people made it that way before going to the voting booth.

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