Skip to comments.Charles Krauthammer: The media missed Romney’s overseas triumph
Posted on 08/04/2012 2:20:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
At the outset of his recent foreign trip, Mitt Romney committed a gaffe. In answer to a question about the Olympics, he expressed skepticism about Londons preparations. The response confounded and agitated Romney supporters because it was such an unforced error. The question invited a simple paean to Olympic spirit and British grit, not the critical analysis of a former Olympic organizer.
Soon that initial stumble was transmuted into a metaphor for everything that followed. The mainstream media decided with near unanimity that the rest of the trip amounted to a gaffe-prone disaster.
Really? The Warsaw leg was a triumph. Romneys speech warmly embraced Polands post-communist experiment as a stirring example of a nation committed to limited government at home and a close alliance with America abroad, even unto such godforsaken war zones as Afghanistan and Iraq, at great cost to itself and with little thanks.
Especially little from the Obama administration, which unilaterally canceled a Bush(43)-era missile-defense agreement with Poland to appease Russia. Without any overt criticism of the current president, Romney set out a foreign policy of radically greater appreciation of and fidelity to American allies.
Yet all we hear about Warsaw is the gaffe: two phrases uttered by an aide, both best described as microscopically rude. At The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a pack of reporters hurled questions of such journalistic sophistication as, What about your gaffes? To which Rick Gorka suggested that the reporters kiss his posterior, a rather charming invitation that would have made a superb photo op.
The other offense against human decency was Gorkas correlative directive to shove it.
The horror! On the eve of the 2004 Democratic Convention, Teresa Heinz Kerry offered precisely that anatomically risky suggestion to an insistent Pittsburgh journalist....
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The Romney camp needs to find a way around the “news” media to get his message directly to the people. Our leftist media will spin his message into something it isn’t to make him look bad whether he wins or not.
Wrong. It was no gaffe. It was an accurate and sensible question.
Krauthammer, liberals hate you, so no amount of parroting their lies will get you invited to any more parties.
"Scorecard? Romneys trip was a major substantive success: one gaffe (Britain), two triumphs (Israel and Poland) and a fine demonstration of foreign policy fluency and command wrapped, however, in a media narrative of surpassing triviality."
--- Charles Krauthammer
Thank you Mr. Krauthammer for some balance in reporting!
HIS OWN record, His KNOWN flip flopping, his backstabbing and being a KNOWN LIAR - makes Romney look bad. He's a POS anti-American, he always was and always will be.
Romney did well on that foreign trip. Unfortunately, as he is well aware, the Obama-loving media aren't going to say a good word about Romney but use every piddling little 'gaffe' or Romney statement they'll declare 'controversial to bash him with or, at the least, declare whatever he says or does as 'wrong' and 'a failure'. The fake polls they'll pay for will conveniently verify their preordained conclusion that Romney is a loser and everyone can't wait to re-elect Barack Hussein Obama, who is 'really working hard for the American middle class', blah, blah, blah, ad infinitum.
Romney has to use the internet, Fox News and any other venue he can to overcome the MSM assault on his candidacy. It's beyond frustrating that a president with the abysmal record Obama has can still be considered a possibility to win re-election but it is what it is and Romney has to deal with it - and overcome it. I think he will, as popular support for Obama is sinking fast and, unlike McCain, I believe that Romney actually wants to win. That, alone, is refreshing.
That may be, but you have two realistic choices for President, Romney or Obama. Who's it gonna' be?
The ‘media’ IGNORED Romney’s overseas triumphs.
We need a complete ‘RESET’ button on the ‘media’ in the USA.
He was received well in Israel. A country and prime minister (and ally) constantly snubbed by O.
He was received well in Poland (another ally) and welcomed by Walesa. If my memory serves, Walesa and O have been on a giant “I hate you...no I hate you more” snub fest for the last couple of years.
The media could do no less than spin this for O. It is their shameful job.
I don’t always agree with Krauthammer, but he did a good job.
And, if you are an Obama supporter in disguise, here to cause trouble, I guess your posts make sense.
That's realistic to you - two of the same evil cloth?
Just bow and don't worry what those who put God first will do. Stay with the godless and you get what the godless WILL get and through that experience you will learn.
Their coverage of Romney’s speech at the NCAA was no better. Even our conservative-leaning paper announced in its headline that Romney’s listeners booed him, which did happen when he denounced Obamacare. However, the crowd also gave him a standing ovation at the conclusion of his speech.
Oh, and yes, I do believe a Romney administration will be very different than what we've endured for almost 4 long years. Especially when we take the Senate and expand our hold on the House.
Grow up? LOL! What part of being a puppet for Romney is grown up? What part of being played with by the GOP is grown up? Mitt pulled you into his web of deception and now you can’t handle it because you are NOT grown up but political immature - the kind he preys on!
Hey, chump, you have NO IDEA what ‘grow up’ even means!
No conservative could really support the author of
ObamaCARE, gay marriage, the BIGdigCOVERUP,
death panels, predators in grade school,
and who is also a failure, lost to McCain,
attacks conservatives, and hides when
conservative issues come up like Obama's
lack of birth certificate, TARP, and global warming.
He brought his filth and anti American ways to MA and you expect something different? LOL!! CLUELESS.
Take you angst about a barry win and BLAME it on the GOP and godless ROMNEY and THEIR DELIBERATE ACTIONS!
Of the top 15 news web sites, 14 are liberal. Total monthly unique visitors for those 14 are 550 million. Only Fox news at 32 million monthly visitors is conservative. I monitor the headlines on Yahoo News, which alone has 110 million monthly visitors. Headlines run about 3 to 1 pro-Obama over Romney. Hopefully independent sites like FR counter the liberal mainstream web bias.
You guys never tell us what you propose to do, other than go down with the ship.
You just flail around striking your allies and helping your foes.
You are one CLUELESS dude and the GOP thanks you for being so EASILY DECEIVED and stand for NOTHING! THEY gave you him - now shut up and take your medicine and it will NOT go down easy but you were TOLD and ignored the godless cult leader's 'history'.
What are you doing to do - pat yourself on the back because you have a hand it giving our nation over to evil. You can never says how dumb the 'rats are or blame them EVER AGAIN!
There was only one player in the game who could take on the media and send them packing and have the GOP on it’s feet cheering.
Sadly, Romney and the media destroyed him, like they did Palin.
Now you have what you have. I’m not supporting Obama, but defending Romney? Not a chance.
The Obama ministry of propaganda didn’t “miss” anything. They lied about it. Plain and simple.
Leftist LIE. The NY Times, through Walter Durante, covered up the genocide of tens of millions of people.
And the rest of the ministry of propaganda, including the NY Times, continue to carry on their “proud” traditions.
Rush Limbaugh voiced that he would like to see Barack Obama’s socialist agenda not get passed (fail in his attempts to have a velvet revolution to fundamentally forever change America’s way of life). The presstitutes said he was unpatriotic in wanting Barack to “fail”.
The same presstitutes are insisting that Mitt Romney “failed” in his meeting for foreign world leaders. Why do they want to see him “fail” if is the one who will be Commander in Chief come 2013?
Nattering naybobs of negativity are gonna nate.
You've described Obama to a T. Romney's easily a magnitude better.
Nonetheless we're foolish not to work for the most conservative Congress we can, along with defeating Obama. Anything else is silly talk.
So vote for Obama, or don't vote at all, which will be pretty much the same thing.
I've heard people say they want Obama and the Dems to win, in order to push the USA over the edge, and to have an Atlas Shrugged style collapse.
The problem with that is that there's no "Galt's Gulch. There are no groups of industrialists who will reshape society and rebuild society. If history has taught us anything, democracies (Yes, I know we're supposed to be a constitutional republic, but we've been morphed into a democracy with a strong totalitarian "leader" who pretty much does what ever he wants, breaking laws at will). Anyway, if history teaches us anything, it's that democracies ALWAYS morph into totalitarian governments, and the social order always reverts to tyranny.
It's doubtful that the combination of minds that came up with the American Experiment will ever occur again, and once lost, the republic will be gone forever.
You pretty much summed up my opinion of him.
The only thing that makes Romney look bad is Romney. We could have nominated a goat and had a better chance in November.
You have a right to express your view. I hope you believe the same for others.
You mittbots still haven't figure how weak that statement is - I know I'm dealing with the loser once I read it.
Now you don't tell me what to do - the GOP TELLS YOU!
And they tell you to vote for the same sex marriage, pro baby killing, SOCIALISTIC healthcare CULT LEADER candidate - and you WILL! You need to - you have to stand for something - and that's below ground level so the weak don't strain themselves.
MY VIEW? You totally forgot AMERICA - mitt supporters HAVE to!
The godless cult leader’s accomplishments are ‘anti- American’ as they were designed to be!
Much discussed at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and it was believed that to include a form of each in the government, with checks and balances on each, would provide for a stable government (A New Age Now Begins - Page Smith).
Sadly, it looks like Democracy grows corpulent in our society, and is pushing aside the other forms, weakening them to point where they cannot resist. Once we've had too much of it, Totalitarianism is next, followed by Oligarchy. I guess we live in interesting times.
Goode, and a prayer that conservatives come to their senses and unite on election day.
I agree. Defeating barry would be child's play to anyone/anything else - at least there would be a difference.
Being blind because he 'decided ' to put an 'R' next to his name shows how easily he can deceive others who IGNORED his LIBERAL record!
and once lost, the republic will be gone forever.
Blessings for America have come from GOD - that is why we were always #1 so remember that when the USA continues to go on the decline - you voted for a godless cult leader!
There is NOTHING magnitude about being godless.
Barry or mitt are both godless creatures - EVIL dressed in a different suit is for satan to rope in those from the left and from the right/the ones he didn’t have yet.
Romney was more than willing to please his ‘master’. Satan is the master of LIARS!
Goopd thing you have no screen name — you must be a FRicking LIEberal, who is aFRaid to ID yourself.
Buzz off, LIEberal!
I can't speak for everyone on this site, but I'm pretty sure most are intelligent enough to know what the GOP thrust upon us. In an upthread post, you stated something about giving our country over to evil. Guess what..this country is in the grips of political evil as we speak.
I think that the only thing that will stop the moral decline of this country is...us. Me, you our neighbor. It doesn't depend on any elected official...it is up to us to live a more moral life. If we elect Idi Amin, we won't become cannibals.
I was very disappointed that Romney is the apparent nominee. But take a look at who his opponent is.
You should learn how to express your viewpoint without coming across as a whiny juvenile.
I’m curious, do you have any more stats? Can you do state breakdowns, tweets, etc.?
Another mittbot speaks and what a dumb**s comment that was for the world to see!!
Another mittbot speaks and what a dumb**s comment that was for the world to see!! Mittbots - who can’t handle TRUTH and they embrace a KNOWN LIAR!
The Romney loving media wasted no time in turning against him. I bet the GOPe are incredulous Romney is getting trashed by the media which helped Romney in the primaries.
Ummm, I’ll take my chances with Romney and a solid conservative congress and senate. Did the GOP jam him on us-yes. But again, look at our choices. Your feelings may be hurt but get past that and get the worst American hater out NOW. I’m confident our economy will roar if we get that combination. WE DON’T HAVE IT NOW.
I LIVE A MORAL LIFE and that's why I would NEVER vote for EVIL Romney and support bringing EVIL on America. And anyone who HATES EVIL - doesn't become EVIL. Do you HATE EVIL or can you tolerate it?
If we elect Idi Amin, we won't become cannibals.
If you voted for him, it sure would show how you embrace EVIL.
I was very disappointed that Romney is the apparent nominee. But take a look at who his opponent is.
Mitt's ONLY opponent was NEWT! So I took A VERY CLOSE LOOK and I supported and voted for him. I care about America and DID NOT FALL for Romney's tactics. Unless you LIVE morally - you wouldn't see his tactics during the campaign. - unlike the majority of others who are now supporting the KNOWN LIAR and now trying to convince others to live morally while voting for a baby killing same sex marriage candidate!
Talk about not living by what they believe - that they are moral! That's what evil does by design, brings one down to it's level. You seem to want to separate what you claim you believe in and a vote for mitt. You can't - your ACTIONS show that you will compromise and as if you are not tainted by your actions. Nice con job you did on yourself but it didn't work on me.
I also appreciate your passion.
YOU may live a moral life. I commend you. But, you have to admit, the vast majority do not. The change will happen when those that do not find a change in their hearts, if it ever does. It is not up to some political figure to lead that change.
As far as tolerating evil..no I can't. Obama endorses late term abortion and advocates letting a child that survives abortion to be denied medical care that might save his/her life. Obama has endorsed the gay life style. Obama is doing his very best to destroy this country.
Actually, we may agree on one thing. I supported Newt as well. Romney's tactics were despicable. But they were effective and I hope they work against Obama. Truthfully, if you get down to it, most politicians are despicable.
I am no “con”. Things are what they are. I actually don't care who you vote for. There are two choices. You evidently missed the point I was trying to make.
Abortion, SOCIALISTIC healthcare, same sex marriage - all Romney's anti American accomplishment to destroy America but he brought his filth to MA first. Now he has your blessing to bring it to America.
Romney's tactics were despicable. But they were effective and I hope they work against Obama.
WHAT??!! Tell me what you think his tactics were? His tactics have NOTHING TO DO WITH obama - but to conservatives and interfering with our election! Do you know about Bloody Thursday - do you know about keeping NEWT off the VA voting in the primaries. Somehow you don't sound - in the least - like a former Newt supporter!
There is a list long of his tactics. The POS has NOTHING going for himself so he LIED his way through and WON NOTHING! Same as obama!!
Truthfully, if you get down to it, most politicians are despicable.
If you want to be TRUTHFUL - NEWT is a HISTORIAN first and that is why he became politically involved - HE loves America and studied her his whole life - and Romney hates everything America stands for and only interested in what he can take from her.
I actually don't care who you vote for.
Sure you do, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten your previous post! Let's keep it honest - you were trying to install your own type of wisdom but FAILED miserably. Like using Idi Amin and not being like cannibals, voting for mitt and living morally! - all out of the same mouth!
You evidently missed the point I was trying to
More like you had NO point - preaching about living morally and the next breathe pumping an evil candidate who initiated same sex marriage and personally married some, has $50 abortion in his beloved socialistic healthcare.
"A double minded man is unstable in all his ways" is why you failed!
Thank you, for the info. :-)
Newt is supporting Romney.
Don’t mind these hate-filled clowns. Liberalism doesn’t have a monopoly on them, you know.
Well, shucky darn; Newt is supporting Romney. ‘magine that!
That was back in MAY! Don’t you read the news?