LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mitt Romney is hitting back at Russia's president and saying that President Barack Obama is trying to "ingratiate himself with the Kremlin."
Those comments come after Russian President Dmitri Medvedev suggested that the Republican presidential front-runner is living in a bygone era. He was responding to Romney calling Russia America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe."
In an opinion piece on the website of the magazine Foreign Policy, Romney says that the Russians clearly prefer to do business with, in his words, "the current incumbent of the White House."
The article represents an escalation of Romney's attacks on Obama after a private remark to Medvedev was caught on tape. Obama told Medvedev that he needed "space" to deal with missile defense issues because he would have more "flexibility" after the fall elections.