ROMNEY, IN WARSAW, DELIVERS ECONOMIC MESSAGE: PRAISES FREE MARKET, SLAMS BIG GOVERNMENT AND DEBT
Romney began by praising Poland as a NATO ally, placing his visit to Warsaw in the context of his trip to Britain and Israel, two other staunch American allies. He celebrated the Polish struggle against communism, likening it to the civil rights struggle in the United States, and drew special attention to Pope John Paul the Second, the Pole who became not only a religious leader but a symbol of the struggle of conscience against tyranny.
The punch, as it were, came in the conclusion of the speech, where Romney drew lessons from Poland's recent past for America's present and future, focusing on the economic lessons of Poland's remarkable growth:
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