NewsNation | July 24, 2012
>> that is perhaps the most we've heard from mitt romney with regards to foreign policy since the campaign kicked off here. it was about a 30-minute speech to the veterans of foreign wars out there in reno, nevada. in that speech he went after the president pretty hard. one point saying, quote, if you do not want america to be the strongest nation on earth, i am not your president. you have that president today. he spoke of the, quote, shabby treatment of israel . he went after the white house on their dealings with poland and the czech republic . of course, mitt romney getting ready to head to, you guessed it, poland and the czech republic , part of the six-day foreign trip that we've been talking about here. he also, again, another contrast to the president's speech yesterday before the same group, president obama did not mention mitt romney by name yesterday. mitt romney , about four minutes in, mentioned president obama , saying that he hasek po exposed the military of cuts and saying that the president, the president has compromised national security secrets. spent a great deal of time talking about that. ron mott on the ground in reno, nevada, with the president who listened to that speech out there. ron , is that what we were expecting from the romney campaign?
>> reporter: craig, pretty powerful speech by governor mitt romney today to this vfw crowd that president obama spoke to yesterday. and as you mentioned the president didn't mention him by name, mitt romney certainly took the offense to president obama today with this speech. talking a lot about foreign policy , trying to repair some of the -- what he considers damages that the obama administration has inflicted on u.s. relations overseas particularly with israel . that's where mitt romney 's headed here, after he goes to the olympics in london and he'll go to poland as well. but this speech is about whether this is going to matter in november. will people -- will voters around the country care about foreign policy matters come november? i think that's a question that the romney camp and the obama camp have to ask themselves. president obama obviously has some victories that he can trump, obviously killing bin laden at the number one point on that list. mitt romney 's trying to go after him on other chings, china, relations with china, israel , as we mentioned. a very sweeping speech, powerful speech delivered by mitt romney and got some warm applause from the vfw veterans here today.
>> ron mott, thank you so much. mitt romney headed to poland and israel . i misspoke, i said the czech republic .