The Republican National convention gave no indication that Mitt Romney would improve upon a Republican approach to foreign policy that landed the United States in two wars and lost ground to China and Russia.
So who's got the worst job on Mitt Romney's campaign team? My pick: the head of his national security brain trust, former World Bank chief Robert Zoellick, followed by Romney's lead foreign policy speechwriter (whoever that is).
I know: foreign policy does not matter in a presidential election. But what about money? What if we realized that one-third of our indebtedness comes from war and other military expenses that escape the campaign? Does it not matter?
If taking our eyes off the ball in Afghanistan to fight the Iraq War was of such overriding national importance, that we would spend a $1 trillion and have more than 4000 Americans killed and more than 30,000 seriously injured, then why did Ryan not leave his job and volunteer to fight it?
So, while the economy will continue to be the number one issue on voter's minds, let us not forget that a hands-on understanding of global markets and practices is more important than ever in keeping America economically competitive.