We Are Ignoring Our World Role

Foreign policy is the great forgotten issue in this year's campaign. Over the past 44 years, I have closely observed 12 presidential campaigns and participated as a candidate in five. Never has there been less discussion of foreign policy than in this campaign. Yet never has it been a more important issue than today.

Republicans, who have been strong on the issue, believe the American people no longer care about it. Democrats, who have been weak on the issue, are afraid to raise it. Both are making a grave mistake. In 1956 President Dwight Eisenhower ran on the slogan of "Peace...