Republican presidential candidates on Monday jumped on a comment President Obama made to Russia's president, arguing that the president's remarks that he has more flexibility to deal with the nation after the fall election suggested he had troubling plans that he was keeping from the American people.
"Russia is not a friendly character on the world stage. And for this president to be looking for greater flexibility, where he doesn't have to answer to the American people in his relations with Russia, is very, very troubling, very alarming," Romney said on CNN's "The Situation Room."
"I'm very, very concerned. I think the American people are going to feel the same way. This is a president who is telling us one thing and doing something else and is planning on doing something even more frightening."
Newt Gingrich said on the same program that the president was being "cynical" and planned to "sell out" the nation's missile defense program.