Kerry Dismisses Romney As “Out Of Touch” In DNC Speech

September 6, 2012 12:00 AM
Kerry Dismisses Romney As “Out Of Touch” In DNC Speech
" WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry dismissed Republican Mitt Romney as “out of touch at home, out of his depth abroad and out of the mainstream” in a Democratic National convention speech that’s the Democrat’s audition of sorts for secretary of state if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

The 2004 presidential nominee praised Obama for ending the war in Iraq, ordering the killing of Osama bin Laden, helping to end Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya and standing with Israel.

“Our opponents like to talk about ‘American Exceptionalism.’ But all they do is talk. They forget that we are exceptional not because we say we are, but because we do exceptional things,” Kerry said in excerpts of his nighttime speech released Thursday.

“Ask Osama bin Laden if he’s better off now than he was four years ago,” said Kerry, a potential candidate for secretary of state.

The current job-holder, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has indicated that she won’t return after four years of punishing high-stakes diplomacy that so far has involved travel to 110 countries and covered more than 900,000 miles. That would leave a critical job wide open and some possible replacements, among them Susan Rice, the U.S "

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