Australian foreign minister tells Romney that leaders see 'America in decline'

So much for "soft power," "smart power," and "resets." The fact is, America is in a decline by choice and most foreign leaders recognize it. MSNBC: Australia's foreign minister privately warned Sunday that foreign leaders see "America in decline," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said. Romney said he met with Foreign Minister Bob Carr in a San Francisco hotel Sunday night shortly before a Republican fundraiser. He said Carr suggested that America could improve that international perception "with one budget deal" that helps balance the budget. "And this idea of America in decline, it was interesting [Carr] said that; he led the talk of American being in decline," Romney said at the fundraiser, according to The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. "And if they're thinking about investing in America, entrepreneurs putting their future in America -- if they think America's in decline they're not gonna do it." The foreign minister requested the private ...(Read Full Post)