Skip to comments.Mitt Romney visits London while stumbling on almost every front
Posted on 07/27/2012 6:29:38 AM PDT by tsowellfan
If Barack Obama were dreaming up the ideal start to Mitt Romney's first overseas visit as the presumptive Republican nominee, the president might wonder whether his rival could offend the US's historic transatlantic ally.
That would obviously be rejected as impossibly ambitious, so the president might then ask himself whether Romney would fail to remember the name of one of his hosts in London.
Surely a successful businessman would never make such a basic error. So the president would wonder whether Romney would breach convention by saying in public that he met the head of MI6, Britain's overseas intelligence agency.
To the undoubted joy of the White House, Romney stumbled on all those fronts in London on Thursday, the first day of his visit to three of the US's closest allies - Britain, Israel and Poland.
Downing Street, which had gone to great lengths to give Romney the red carpet treatment without breaching strict protocol rules, was astonished when he questioned whether London was capable of running a successful Olympics. In an interview with NBC after his arrival in London, Romney said it was "disconcerting" that the Olympics organizers had encountered difficulties over security. One Whitehall source described Romney's remarks as a "total shocker" that had rendered officials "speechless"...
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I hope the reports are not true that Mitt is now trying to make nice with the Brits, which will viewed as nothing but an admission that he was wrong, and is too weak to maintain his convictions.
Yep - Romney’s stumbling to the front of the fundraising race, all right.
(And, no, I neither trust nor particularly like the guy.)
The headline alone identifies the steaming pile that is this article.
All got up by the politically correct babblers. Braying nincompoops all. It too will pass. I am sure George Orwell turns over in his grave.
You told me you were not available, Romney replied, laughing.
Touche, Williams said, losing the trail on that line of questioning
Yes, I saw the FR link to that story earlier. I’m not sure what it proves, though. No one’s claiming every single thing out of his mouth is a gaffe. The fact remains he has an awkward talent for putting his foot in his mouth.
Remember the comment about the trees in Michigan being the right height, LOL?
I’m starting to worry about how Romney is going to do in the debates.
Well, he’s thin-skinned and seems to be easily flustered. Remember the primary debates, when Rick Perry managed to get him red-faced and stammering?
I really wish Newt had been able to make it.
At least he doesn’t go around saying, “You didn’t build that!”. True to form, Obama has delivered Gaffe Optimus Maximus. His off-prompter speaking skills are on a par with his economic brilliance.
Oh, I agree, that moron in the White House is in a class by himself.