Comments on: Washington Extra – The Romney Doctrine? Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: NewsDebbie Sat, 14 Apr 2012 22:53:15 +0000 Bush ran on rhetoric and nation building. Once elected Bush did what was always his plan and that was pre-emptive attack. Obama ran on nation building and has proven that is his foreign policy. Romney has since the beginning of his run this time surrounded himself by Bush advisors, operatives, etc. Romney’s foreign policy of the Romney doctrin is the same as GWBush Doctrin and that is pre-emptive attack. Pre-emptive attack also pre-emptively increases the size of government, increases the deficit, un-justified costs as they are pre-emptive, and increases the defense budget with outside contractors. Romney’s domestic policy also mirrors GWBush policy. Trickle down economics no matter how you cut it. It also focuses solely on cuts and not revenue building. Cuts to the safety net, cuts to most domestic programs. Investments all in defense or defense related areas. I didn’t deem Romney qualified as the GOP nominee in 2008 and I do not now.