In his second public remarks about the Republican nominee in
a week, Putin said there were “pluses and minuses” to Romney’s
attitude toward Washington’s former Cold War enemy.
“The fact that Mr. Romney considers us enemy No. 1 and
clearly has a poor opinion of us is a minus. But the fact that
he speaks that way – directly, frankly and clearly – means that
he is a direct and candid person. That’s a plus,” he said.
“We’ll focus on the pluses, not the minuses,” he told
reporters in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.