I think you've got it... we would be far better off than we are with our current pResident incompetensus.
I'm having a hard time visualizing Putin smiling for the cameras & pulling down Romney's pants and spanking him in front of the entire world like he's repeatedly doing to Obama.
The US isn't the only country proficient in doing psychological profiles of foreign heads of state and Vlad has Barry's number. He doesn't think he's weak. He knows he's weak. The KGB made a science of studying world leaders and Putin was a top notch student. Factor in the US economy is in the toilet, we have a bad case of honey I shrunk the military, our debt is mind boggling, and Americans are uninspired and poorer.
What better time to bat us around like a bug?
Did you know Putin is now speaking directly to the American people via (are you ready for this?)-------> the New York Times of all places!
Now that's what I'd call on big literary coup!