Former VP Candidate Paul Ryan: ‘I Can’t Believe We Lost to These Guys’ (+video)

Photo Credit: APWhen Republican Mitt Romney said in one of the 2012 presidential debates that Russia was America’s greatest “geopolitical adversary,” he was right, said Rep. Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate.

Interviewed Tuesday night by Fox News’s Martha McCallum, Ryan said, “You know, there are moments, Martha, when I just look down, shake my head, and say I can’t believe we lost to these guys. This is one of those moments. Mitt was right.

“I think the President was incredibly naive on his Russia policy. His reset has been total failure. I think this is what happens when a superpower projects weakness in its form in defense policy. Aggression fills that vacuum. And I think that’s what happening right now.”

Ryan said he thinks President Obama doesn’t support the traditional view of the United States as a superpower.

“I believe he’s taken on the whole notion of exceptionalism. I believe we are an exceptional country for lots of reasons. And I’m not sure that he’s going to be leading like he ought to be in this situation. Look, Russia’s violated the sovereignty of Ukraine. I think there are a lot of things we need to be doing to address this, LNG export, other kinds of sanctions, but I think the lack of a coherent foreign policy, the fact that the president is proposing a budget to highlight our defenses projects weakness.”

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