Obama Team Slams Romney for 'Photo Op' Trip

By Haaretz

Published July 23, 2012.

Members of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign on Monday strongly criticized Mitt Romney’s upcoming overseas trip, charging that Republican presidential candidate’s planned visit to Britain, Israel and Poland centers more on “photo-ops and fundraising” than issues of substance.

The Obama campaign won’t let Romney boost his foreign policy credentials so easily, with a top adviser insisting during a conference call with reporters on Monday that in fact, the Republican has none.

Robert Gibbs, a former White House spokesman who is currently a senior adviser at Obama for America, recalled the nine-day, eight-country tour Barack Obama made as a candidate in 2008, which took in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Israel, Jordan, France, Germany and Britain.

“Each leg of the [Obama] trip outlined specific foreign policy ideas,” Gibbs said, noting that Obama held news conferences in France, Jordan and Israel. “Governor Romney should live up to the standard set in 2008, unless it’s the long photo-op and fundraising trip.”

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