Gibbs: Romney will be severely conservative on foreign policy

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Is Mitt Romney a hawk or a dove when it comes to foreign policy? According to senior Obama adviser Robert Gibbs, he’s a “wing-tipped cowboy.”

Appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews ahead of Monday’s final presidential debate, Gibbs said a Romney presidency would return us to the “cowboy diplomacy” of George W. Bush that “got us into so many messes.”

“Bullying is a lot of what I think his foreign policy might be,” the former White House press secretary told Matthews in response to a question about how Romney has steamrolled moderators in the past two debates.

Embracing President Obama’s favorite new word, “Romnesia,” Gibbs said that “the president is undeterred by Mitt Romney trying to change his positions.” Obama coined the term Friday at a campaign rally in Virginia to describe his opponent’s pivots on everything from tax cuts to Libya.

Gibbs also stressed that President Obama’s approach has garnered more results than his predecessor. “That’s why Osama bin Laden is dead tonight and not watching the debate from a cave or from a house in Abbottabad,” he said.

Gibbs: Romney will be severely conservative on foreign policy

Updated