Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) jumped into the national security debate on Thursday, offering his response to President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney's speeches.

In a blog post on The Corner, Romney, who has seen his stock rise as a possible 2012 presidential contender, criticized Obama for sounding like he is still in campaign mode.

"President Obama, on the other hand, continues to speak as a politician," Romney wrote. "Contrary to the advice I and others gave him, he has placed two of his top political consultants in the West Wing, looking to them to opine on matters of national security. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump and Obama: The odd couple who broke 'extended deterrence' for the Indo-Pacific The US is ripe for climate-friendly diets Obama says he once broke a classmate's nose for calling him a racial slur MORE is having a hard time going from politician to president."

As we have noted before, it is interesting to watch when Romney inserts himself into the national dialogue because he can pick when he dies. While the economy was considered his strong suit during the campaign, he has since chimed in on foreign policy and, now, national security in hopes of bolstering his credentials on those issues.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com