Sheesh can the Leader of the Free World and the Handmaiden to Vlad the Shirtless ever have a private conversation? In his visit to South Korea for an international summit, President Obama spoke to Russian President Dimitri Medvedev when he believed the microphones were off about the testy issue of a missile defense system the U.S. is planning on building in Europe. “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama says, referring to President-elect Putin. “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” You hear that? If Barry's reelected he's gonna institute MANDATORY YOGA.

Medvedev indicated that he understood, and in a hilariously Ivan Dragovian fashion, said, "I transmit this information to Vladimir."(Yes, that's a Twitter meme now.) Though the (sad) fact that nothing of substance ever gets accomplished or even discussed during election years, why not pretend that's not the case?

Mitt Romney was quick to pounce on the President's comments, saying, “This is no time for our president to be pulling his punches with the American people." Romney invoked our "commitment to Israel" and "our absolute conviction that Iran must have a nuclear weapon.” Wait, what?

Via the Times:

Though Mr. Romney referred to his “absolute conviction that Iran must have a nuclear weapon,” an aide quickly clarified that he had simply misspoken and was referring to his belief that Iran should not have a nuclear weapon.

He went on to call Russia "without question our number one geopolitical foe" while on CNN, so his conversation would have been less about a mutual understanding and more Seamus diplomacy.

NEVER challenge the (Gaffe) King.