Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, proclaimed Tuesday his “day of exorcism” after playing Mitt Romney in debate prep with President Obama — and didn’t hold back on his real-life counterpart, saying that the ticket of Mr. Romney and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has the least foreign policy experience “ever presented to the country in modern times.”
“Last night, listening to Mitt Romney was like listening to a candidate who was running on CliffsNotes or who had Rosetta Stone foreign policy,” Mr. Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown. “In this dangerous world today, you cannot elect a man president who really doesn’t understand the world. This is the least foreign policy-experienced vice president/presidential candidate ever presented to the country in modern times.”
Mr. Kerry also said he found it strange that after seemingly differing with the president on a host of foreign policy issues, Mr. Romney appeared to agree with Mr. Obama on many points Monday night.
“For seven years he has been running for President of the United States,” Mr. Kerry said. “For the last year, he has been criticizing Obama for his policy in Syria, policy in Iran, policy in Afghanistan, policy in Pakistan, policy in [the] Mideast, policy vis-a-vis Israel. Last night he came in and agreed. So the American people simply cannot trust Mitt Romney.”