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Romney disses the British on their Olympic operation ……

Good ole Mitt Romney….

Get’s off the plane and promptly inserts foot in mouth!

‘Only he can run an Olympics?”

He’s a great prospect for the President of the USA!

hosted2.ap.org….Romney stepping out of 10 Downing Street…The PM’s house

Mitt Romney jetted across the Atlantic this week, partly to escape the stature-diminishing grind of the daily campaign — but he arrived to find an adversary every bit as ferocious as President Barack Obama’s Chicago crew: the British press.

Romney’s critique of this country’s preparations for the Olympic Games caused a firestorm in the London-based media Thursday, putting the Republican presidential hopeful on damage-control duty and ensuring that a trip meant to remind American voters about his leadership of the 2002 Winter Olympics and his diplomatic bona fides began on a sour note.

By the evening here, Romney had become part of a rallying cry, meant to fire up proud Britons.

“There’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we are ready!” London Mayor Boris Johnson bellowed to a crowd in Hyde Park. “Are we ready? Yes we are!”

It wasn’t supposed to go like this.

After a day spent gripping and grinning with Great Britain’s past and present political elite, Romney was to have emerged from 10 Downing Street looking every bit the president-in-waiting.

But even before he began taking questions from reporters, the candidate knew he had to douse water on Fleet Street’s flames.

“I applaud the work the organizers did in bringing the Olympic experience right into the heart of London,” Romney said in his prepared remarks.

That was a touch more soothing to the Great British ego than what led to the trans-Atlantic flap.

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July 26, 2012 - Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Men, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Yeh

    The Republicans have been claiming that Obama has harmed our “standing” with foreigners(as most polls show Obama is more popular in foreign countries than here a dubious proposition to begin with)

    Now that Romneys British tour is being described as a “train wreck”

    Republicans are reduced to bellowing

    “who cares about foreigners anyway,they don’t vote”

    A line particularly promulgated by GOP wunderkind La. Gov Bobby Jindal who ,in my opinion, is one of the most OVERRATED of the current group of Republican “saviors”

    Indeed if not for his ethnicity ,he would be just an unknown Republican Governor

    Comment by My Name Is jack | July 27, 2012 | Reply

    • Jack a GREAT point!….

      If I remember correctly…..
      As I pointed out….

      When Bush went to Europe they called out the Riot Squad…..
      When Obama goes they hand out American flags….

      And I’ll agree on Jindal….
      Except for the tan…
      He’d be just a face in the crowd….

      Comment by jamesb101 | July 27, 2012 | Reply

      • The President will be NYC soon….
        I just saw a C-17 fly in…..

        Comment by jamesb101 | July 27, 2012


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