The Obama campaign is dispatching Vice President Joe Biden, one of the most experienced politicians in the country in foreign affairs, to make the foreign policy case for President Obama -- and against Mitt Romney -- in New York on Thursday.
According to the campaign, the speech will "contrast the Administration’s record with the empty rhetoric of Governor Mitt Romney, who continues to distort and mischaracterize the President’s accomplishments on foreign policy and national security without offering policy alternatives of his own."
Ahead of his remarks, the campaign announced the co-chairs of its National Security Advisory Committee: Michèle A. Flournoy, the Obama administration's former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and retired Admiral John Nathman. According to the campaoign, the two will head up efforts to "make the case for President Obama’s strong record on national security, as well as hold Governor Mitt Romney accountable for his inconsistent and often reckless positions that would take us back to the failed policies of the past."
In short: expect the campaign to go on offense early and often on foreign policy, where they think they have a decisive advantage thanks to successful operations against Osama Bin Laden, Muammar Gaddafi's regime, and the end of the war in the Iraq.