Colin Powell Gives Romney Good Grades: Overseas Trip 'Demonstrated He Can Participate In Foreign Relations'
As NewsBusters has been reporting, the Obama-loving media spent many days in recent weeks trashing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for alleged gaffes he made during his overseas trip to Europe and Israel.
Rather surprisingly, in an interview to be aired on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday, Obama-supporter and former Secretary of State Colin Powell gave Romney good grades for his trip saying, "He demonstrated that he can participate in foreign relations in a way that is constructive...I think he did himself good by going to these countries" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST: General Powell, Mitt Romney made his first foreign trip. There are some who think that there were gaffes galore. There were some that think that it went pretty well. What was your reaction to it?
COLIN POWELL, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: You know, the good thing about a gaffe is you tend to get over it. I don’t think these so-called gaffes - whether it’s what he said in London or what he said about culture in the Middle East – are lasting problems for him. He demonstrated that he can participate in foreign relations in a way that is constructive. I think he did fairly well in Poland. And everybody was focusing on the gaffes as opposed to what he actually said.
And so I think it was problematic that these gaffes got such attention, but at the same time, I think he did himself good by going to these countries.
You get the feeling that wasn't the answer Zakaria was expecting?
Yeah, I do, too.