“He’s a really brilliant and talented person, without any doubt. It’s not our job to judge his qualities, that’s a job for American voters, but he’s the absolute leader in the presidential race,” Putin said after his annual press conference in Moscow, according to the Interfax news wire.
“He says he wants to move on to a new, more substantial relationship, a deeper relationship with Russia; how can we not welcome that? Of course we welcome that,” Putin added.Even Putin likely understands a leaderless America is a dangerous thing, that Obama keeps lining up on the wrong side in terms of defending Western Civilization from a broad Islamic threat.
And, I think Putin could't resist saying something that would make both U.S. political parties fume.