As discussed on Ricochet yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden recently gave a speech revealing the source of his vaunted foreign policy expertise –“Dr. Strangelove” (yes, the movie). But that wasn’t Hollywood Joe’s only movie reference. Like other surrogates for President Barack Obama, Biden has begun attacking presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney as a “Back to the Future” candidate.
While the Obama campaign hopes to define Romney as backward looking, the attack backfires as badly as a DeLorean time machine. If, as team Obama says, Romney is the candidate who wants to take America back to the future, then Obama must be the president who has taken America back into the past. Over at Forbes, I have a new column looking at how Obama longs for life before Ronald Reagan.