1. Roosevelt Rationale

    Biden: 'The President Has a Big Stick'

    VIce President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks during the 3rd Annual Black History Month Reception at the Vice President's Residence at the Naval Observatory, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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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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