What most haven’t spelled out: how they would address the latest international crisis if they were in the White House.
"You have a spectator in chief, not a commander in chief," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich groused Thursday in Greenville, South Carolina, trying to make clear his position on the subject after a series of conflicting statements.
Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi called Obama’s response to the situation "dithering." Ex-Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts said Obama has been "tentative, indecisive, timid and nuanced." Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota said Obama erred by not forcing a no-fly zone more quickly.