The White House pushed back against criticism from Mitt Romney Wednesday, suggesting he was out of touch (and time) for suggesting that Russia is the U.S.'s "No. 1 geopolitical foe."
"You don't have to be a foreign policy expert to know that the Cold War ended 20 years ago and that the greatest threat that the president has been fighting on behalf of the American people is the threat posed by Al Qaida," Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.
His remarks came as a reporter asked whether Obama viewed Russia as a foe. Romney made the comments in response to remarks Obama made to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev when he didn't realize the microphones would pick him up. Obama told Medvedev he'd more room to negotiate on missile defense after the November election and Romney called the remarks "very, very alarming."