Transcript via ABC’s This Week:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Some of your potential rivals on the Republican side say we have to do more overseas as well. Cruz says we have to carpet bomb ISIS.
An example of what Clinton was referring can found in Cruz’s latest campaign ad that is running in Iowa.
In the ad, Cruz promised to rebuild the military, kill the terrorists, and never apologize for America.
What the ad doesn’t say is what Clinton pointed out. How is Cruz going to know who the terrorists are? Is he planning on killing everyone?
Cruz has taken the Trump model of empty tough talk and put it on steroids.
Republicans are trying to turn their opponent’s biggest strength into a weakness by making the presidential election about foreign policy. By following this path, they are playing into Hillary Clinton’s biggest strength. The Republican candidates have never worked in the White House. Cruz has no idea how to tell a “good guy” from a “bad guy.”
If times are really as dangerous as Republicans suggest, wouldn’t it be wise to have a president who has foreign policy experience? Clinton subtly contrasted her knowledge and experience with Cruz’s rhetoric to paint a picture of a candidate who has no idea what he is talking about.
Hillary Clinton made Cruz look clueless, and showed why the Republican presidential pretenders aren’t ready for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.