Romney Charm, Offensive

Romney Charm, Offensive

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney sought to demonstrate his statesmanship with a trip to the Old World, but he seems to have an odd sense of diplomacy. As a guest in the United Kingdom he opined that London’s arrangements for the 2012 Olympics were “disconcerting” and “obviously is not something which is encouraging,” and “it’s hard to know just how well” the Games will succeed.

Having arranged snowball fights at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City (population 190,000), Mr. Romney is well qualified to assess the 2012 Olympics in London (population 8,000,000). Certainly the organizer of London’s Games should have solved his logistical problems the way Mitt Romney did, by becoming a registered lobbyist and getting $1.3 Billion in earmarks from the national government. Ladies and gentlemen, that is superior business management.

Mr. Romney has been critical of the Obama administration for leaks of foreign policy secrets, and demonstrated his superior grasp of security by blabbing about his chat with the head of British intelligence. So long live the Special Relationship, and God bless America.


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One Response to “Romney Charm, Offensive”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    “‘Mitt the twit’: UK morning papers blast Romney visit,” John Aravosis, AmericaBlog

    “‘Some Americans just shouldn’t leave the country’, says Carl Lewis,” Jerome Taylor and Rob Williams, The Independent

    “Krauthammer Slams Romney Over Olympics Comment: ‘Unbelievable,’ ‘Incomprehensible,’” Josh Feldman, Mediaite

    “Romney bombs in London, and can’t wait to get to Jerusalem,” Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz

    “Mitt’s British Blunders: How It Played In The UK Press,” David Taintor, Talking Points Memo

    “Why Mitt Screws Up,” Justin Frank, Salon

    “The Problem with “Mitt the Twit”: He’s a Wazzock,” John Cassidy, The New Yorker

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