By Alicia M. Cohn - 04/26/12 11:46 AM EDT
President Obama's campaign will attack Mitt Romney with a Thursday speech by Vice President Biden that will accuse the GOP candidate of a “back to the future” approach on forieng policy.
Biden's speech at New York University is being paired with a new Web video criticizing Romney statements on world affairs.
In his speech, Biden will charge Romney with seeing "the world through a Cold War prism that is totally out of touch with our times," according to excerpts.
"Gov. Romney’s national-security policy would return us to the past we have worked so hard to move beyond," says Biden in his speech. "In this regard, it is no different than what Gov. Romney has proposed for our economy — taking us back to the failed policies that got us into the mess President Obama has dug us out of."
A new Web video released by the Obama campaign on Thursday morning previews this line of attack.
The video is the latest in a series titled "Romney vs. reality." The campaign has previously hit the presumptive GOP nominee on energy policy, the economic crisis and student loans.
The new video attacks various Romney foreign-policy positions with a "he said-he said" strategy that contrasts Romney's statements with directly contradictory remarks made by the president, both taken from various appearances, speeches and campaign rallies.
Statements targeted by the latest video include Romney's criticism of Obama's support for Israel, the concept of "apologizing for America," whether Russia is the greatest "geopolitical foe" for the United States, crackdowns on China, sanctions on Iran and using Europe as a model for America.
The Obama campaign has some confidence in its foreign-policy credentials, with surrogates often joking that President Obama's success is so obvious it could go on a bumper sticker: "Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive."