During Mitt’s interview on CNN’s Face the Nation, he expressed his support for Slow Joe Biden.
Mitt decided to clap Biden when speaking with anchor Dana Bash, possibly to win good boy points with the left. Mitt began his remarks on the situation by praising Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, comparing him unfavorably with the more solemn Putin.
He said, this is one of the biggest demonstrations of good versus evil that we’ve ever seen, as well as a display of heroism. Consider the case of Vladimir Putin. In this large white room, he’s behind this massive table. It appears to be a mausoleum where honesty and integrity have been laid to rest.
Compare this to Zelenskyy, who embodies courage, passion, and true leadership. This is incredible, and it’s making a difference.
Bash came in at that point to ask what he thought of Biden’s assessment of the situation, asserting:
“Do you think President Biden made a mistake by ruling out U.S. soldiers on the ground rather than attempting to use strategic ambiguity to prevent Vladimir Putin from entering in the first place?”
He answered by arguing that the Biden administration did some things well and others poorly. On the negative side, they continued previous administrations’ policy of refusing to equip Ukraine with the defensive armaments it required. The good news was that we were able to share our intelligence with our allies and combine our efforts with them.
We used to make up 40% of the global economy; now we make up roughly half of that. To have the economic clout that we had in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, we must work together with our friends. That is something that Vice President Joe Biden excels at.
The conservative argument would have been that not sending American troops to die in Ukraine was the right decision, but that if Biden had been reasonable rather than hubristic in dealing with Putin, or at the very least strong enough to dissuade Russia, we wouldn’t be in this predicament.
But Mitt, who has never been a fighter, didn’t say anything like that.