1. Roosevelt Rationale

    Biden: 'The President Has a Big Stick'

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    To explain just how well he thinks President Obama handles foreign relations, VP Joe Biden referenced Theodore Roosevelt's classic "speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." In attacking Mitt Romney's foreign-policy approach, Biden said, "I promise you, the president has a big stick. I promise you."

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