Video: London mayor swipes at Romney at Olympics rally for criticizing UK’s preparation

posted at 5:21 pm on July 26, 2012 by Allahpundit

If you’d asked me last week how I saw Mitt’s big foreign policy trip playing out, having him name-checked as a naysaying stooge before a huge crowd at the start of the Olympics — by a Tory, no less — would not have popped to mind. It’s like a scene from a lost “Naked Gun” movie in which Frank Drebin runs for president.

Watch the quickie clip below from last night’s NBC interview to see what caused the kerfuffle. The word that got the British press hopping today is “disconcerting.” Said a pissy David Cameron about Romney’s Olympics stint at Salt Lake City, “It’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.” (Upon hearing that, SLC’s mayor offered to get Cameron a map.) The hard-left Guardian quotes one senior British source as saying, “What a total shocker. We are speechless.” The Telegraph’s beating him up too:

Mitt Romney is perhaps the only politician who could start a trip that was supposed to be a charm offensive by being utterly devoid of charm and mildly offensive…

Not once have I heard him [in his stump speech] praise Britain or extol the special relationship he now belatedly trumpets. He even reprised his dislike of the NHS shortly before leaving for these shores of benighted, yellow-toothed natives who spend half their lives waiting in hospital, having tried as governor of Massachusetts to ensure that everyone in his state, as in Britain, had access to health care.

His current pledge to “revive” ties between the US and Britain sounds suspiciously like a talking point drummed up in a policy meeting and designed to differentiate himself from President Barack Obama for domestic purposes.

Romney’s since walked back his comments but the wet cement of this narrative is already turning dry. You’ll see three reactions on the right to all of this, I suspect. One: Who cares? It won’t cost Romney a single vote. As lefty Nate Silver put it, “[Doubtful] that Romney will carry Hertfordshire after this Olympics gaffe.” Two: Romney was right. Watch his comments again. He’s clearly been paying attention to British preparations from the unique perspective of a guy who’s had to deal with all of it before. Even Piers Morgan felt obliged to concede his points on CNN this afternoon. Fleet Street’s shooting the messenger here. Three: Why, Mitt, why? The point of the trip is to draw a contrast with The One’s oafish insistence on insulting the British after he took office, from removing the bust of Churchill in the Oval Office to this immortal moment of narcissistic idiocy. Romney’s going to restore the “special relationship” and his first step in doing so is by gladhanding every Brit in sight. (He even mentioned the Churchill bust today.) It’s the easiest diplomatic task imaginable. And yet, somehow, when Brian Williams tossed him a softball about whether British preparations looked okay, the executive/consultant within couldn’t resist a few criticisms. Baffling. This week is nothing but a big photo op, yet somehow it already involves Boris Johnson sneering at “a guy called Mitt Romney” at an Olympics rally. Good lord.

This wasn’t his only gaffe today either, but thanks to Johnson, this is the one that’ll end up in rotation on CNN and MSNBC.

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I guess the idiocy of big city mayors extends across the pond.

#Bishop

22044 on July 26, 2012 at 5:23 PM

lester to lose himself, shortly.

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Thanks for highlighting this. Now explain to us how Obama was taken out of context with his “you didn’t build it” speech. And while you’re at it, how about a bunch of BuzzFeed clips and some insight from Daily Kos.

cicerone on July 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Mitt and his advisors should keep quiet, if they are clueless.

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM

What a surprise. David Cameron acting like a whiny little b*tch.

At least Johnson showed less hostility towards Romney and more enthusiasm towards his city.

MadisonConservative on July 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM

(roll eyes).

Pork-Chop on July 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Romney should have stayed here at HOME at talked about the economy.

Punchenko on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

He WAS right. But who cares. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

birdhurd on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

cicerone on July 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM

This thread will be lots of fun.

I’ll watch how Mittbot after Mittbot will attack AP, instead of reading, internalizing, and focusing on what really happened.

More beer and chips!

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Well…

… Team Romney has run an Olympics before. I haven’t, so I will defer to his good judgement.

I just hope the Brits are ready…

… because if they are not, and something goes horribly wrong, I doubt Mitt is going to say, “I told you so.”

Seven Percent Solution on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Oh good grief. Are they prepared to host the Olympics or are they still scrambling? (A colleague just came back from London and said that they are nowhere near ready.) Did they get this bent out of shape when the Zero sent back the bust of Churchill? Honestly. Keep the bust.

JoAnn1965 on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Thanks for highlighting this. Now explain to us how Obama was taken out of context with his “you didn’t build it” speech. And while you’re at it, how about a bunch of BuzzFeed clips and some insight from Daily Kos.

Make me a list of news stories you want/need to be sheltered from, cicerone.

Allahpundit on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Hey!

Let’s try opening a Chick-fil-a in London!

turfmann on July 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Diplomacy fail. Don’t even want to watch the news.

kerrhome on July 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I knew this was going to happen… which is why I’ve been saying we need to let the Brits know that they Falkland Islands are gone.

ninjapirate on July 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Hey!

Let’s try opening a Chick-fil-a in London!

turfmann on July 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Winner!

22044 on July 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

F**k ‘em if they can’t take a joke. If we cared what they thought we would still be speaking English.

myiq2xu on July 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Thanks for highlighting this. Now explain to us how Obama was taken out of context with his “you didn’t build it” speech. And while you’re at it, how about a bunch of BuzzFeed clips and some insight from Daily Kos.

cicerone on July 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Look up in the right-hand corner of your screen. You see that “x”? It means “this is what you click to go the hell away”.

MadisonConservative on July 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Yep, he should have complemented them on their efforts and assured them that it would be wonderful. This is beyond political, it is just plain bad manners for a guest to criticize their host.

Cindy Munford on July 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

They’re still pissed off they lost the colonies. As evidenced on HA, Mitt-haters gonna hate.

John the Libertarian on July 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

…*FACE PALM*…

KOOLAID2 on July 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I see we need to remind them about the whole Germany thing again.

Keyser-Soze on July 26, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Three: Why, Mitt, why? The point of the trip is to draw a contrast with The One’s oafish insistence on insulting the British after he took office

I’m in camp three.

Kataklysmic on July 26, 2012 at 5:30 PM

“Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.

loooool! that must hurt!

nathor on July 26, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I don’t see how Londonistan can ever be secure.

VorDaj on July 26, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Isn’t Romney trying to show the difference between him and Obama, not the startling similarities? What was the purpose behind taking a shot at the Olympics in Britain?

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I can understand Mitt’s dismay over the Brit’s handling of the Olympics™. He saved it only to see it mismanaged.

I trust he has the same desire not to see the USoA mismanaged.

davidk on July 26, 2012 at 5:30 PM

When did this world begin producing such sissy “leaders”? Good grief, Romney’s comments were harmless. He didn’t really criticize ANYONE. He spoke honestly and accurately. But whatever.
But hey, when the stories come out about what a cluster%$#* the Olympics are…remember these “offensive” comments.

Sugar Land on July 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM

“Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere where there aren’t very many muslims running around.

VorDaj on July 26, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I like Bush’s poodle more than I like Obama’s poodle. Obama’s poodle says he’s a conservative, but I have my doubts.

Punchenko on July 26, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Make me a list of news stories you want/need to be sheltered from, cicerone.

Allahpundit on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

No need to be sheltered. Just like there’s no need to take every opportunity to wallow in some perceived screw-up by the GOP nominee.

cicerone on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Willard’s amateurism is showing big time at the world stage.
Diplomacy rule#1: Do not criticize the host country in public. What a nice way to introduce yourself our #1 ally! This guy is not ready to be the head of the USA.

Salahuddin on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Hey!

Let’s try opening a Chick-fil-a in London!

turfmann on July 26, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Awesome!

JoAnn1965 on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

those limey a-holes. grow a pair, you pansies. go courtsey to the queen.

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Hey, MSNBC. Why don’t you fluffers go ask Obama how the preps for them Chicago Olympics are coming, eh?!!

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I’ve got two more words to add: North Korea Flag.

davidk on July 26, 2012 at 5:34 PM

If making something out of nothing was an Olympic event, the British would win gold every time (AKA: the Ricky Hatton effect)

Go RBNY on July 26, 2012 at 5:34 PM

It’s the easiest diplomatic task imaginable. And yet, somehow, when Brian Williams tossed him a softball about whether British preparations looked okay, the executive/consultant within couldn’t resist a few criticisms. Baffling.

I don’t know if it is baffling or not…they asked, he answered. He even said that he had encountered the same sort of problems when he ran the Olympics. I just think he did not realize what a bunch of whiney ass cry babies the Brits have become. Besides, these people have said a lot worse things about Americans and somehow or other we are supposed to overlook it.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I’ll watch how Mittbot after Mittbot will attack AP, instead of reading, internalizing, and focusing on what really happened.

More beer and chips!

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

and all those mormon mittbots that had their “holy city” called “middle of nowhere” by snoty brits? looool!

nathor on July 26, 2012 at 5:34 PM

The brits don’t like us thanks to bho and Mitt went into the lions den there also. At least HE went. Every single word will be on the news for days Mitt said right or wrong. He!! if he did or he!! if he didn’t? Mitt still is a millions times better than bho and because the getting the bho/chicago treatment there, shows how some there feel about the US?

Lets hope Mitt and Ann gets a better welcome in Poland and I know they will in Israel!
L

letget on July 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM

If it isn’t directly related to Resist We Much, Top Gear, of that Irish guy on Ghost Hunters International — I really don’t see the point.

… so — AP’s Cat 1, I guess.

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Sugar Land on July 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Why? What possible good can from “I told you so.”? I don’t want London’s hosting of the Olympics to fail. I hope any glitches are minor and the prosper from the even. Which financially, seldom happens.

Cindy Munford on July 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM

what do they call cigarettes in UK again?

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Allahpundit on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I have a story that HA should not shelter. I give you a clue, it starts with L!

nathor on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Romney didn’t say anything that hasn’t been hashed over in the British press for awhile now. He should have ended his statement with some bs like, ‘I’m sure they will come together’.

Lightswitch on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Via NB, CNN walks back CNN criticism.

pt on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Good lord Mitt. It does not matter if he is correct about their preparations. If you’re invited to someone’s house, you don’t talk about your surprise that dinner was not prepared when you arrived.

Lawdawg86 on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Allahpundit on July 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

No need to be sheltered. Just like there’s no need to take every opportunity to wallow in some perceived screw-up by the GOP nominee.

cicerone on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Pass the popcorn, Schadenfreude.

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Mittbot here. Arrghhh!!! All he had to do was smile. Sheesh

(though he was probably just looking at it from the viewpoint of someone who has had to worry about security during the Olympics that were held so close after 9/11…still..oof)

bluealice on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

what do they call cigarettes in UK again?

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM

A bundle of sticks?

John the Libertarian on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

The Brits themselves have been bitching for weeks (on the front pages of The Daily Mail and The Telegraph) about how bad the Olympic preparations are, but Romney says he doesn’t know if they’re ready yet, and that’s somehow an outrageous gaffe?

Zzzzzzzz . . . .

AZCoyote on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Polish death camps.

Jon0815 on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I think Mitt’s being treated unfairly – but a Republican candidate for President needs to anticipate being treated unfairly and give as few opportunities as possible. Not terribly harmful but not helpful.

BuzzCrutcher on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Willard’s amateurism is showing big time at the world stage.
Diplomacy rule#1: Do not criticize the host country in public. What a nice way to introduce yourself our #1 ally! This guy is not ready to be the head of the USA.

Salahuddin on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Oh please, Mitt Romney has had a lot more dealings with people from all over the world than most candidates have..the difference is of course he is used to dealing with grown ups and not the British press.

BTW, the British press never likes Republicans..they prefer Democrats, they have more in common with them,like say lefty politics.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Stupid, but true. Britain hired a security firm that couldn’t find enough people to handle the Olympics. If you looked at the British news last week, every other story was about how terrible the Olympics were being handled. I would not be surprised if a terrorist attacks the games. Britain has the entire city on strike and roads leading no where, etc. Still, shut up Mitt.

andy85719 on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

So telling the truth is somehow bad? Maybe he should lie like Obama.

Ta111 on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I’m in camp three.

Kataklysmic on July 26, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Because you are a sane R person.

Also, as always, VorDaj nails it.

Also, as on cue, Terrye will not dissapoint.

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

This guy is not ready to be the head of the USA.

Salahuddin on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I guess we should ask Britain to return Churchill’s head to us.

Erich66 on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

No need to be sheltered. Just like there’s no need to take every opportunity to wallow in some perceived screw-up by the GOP nominee.

Agreed. And we don’t. Did we mention the dumb “Anglo-Saxon” nontroversy from yesterday? There are a dozen attacks on Romney that we never touch for every one that we do. But you’re one of those guys who sees media as a means to electing your candidates rather than as an end, as commentary, in itself. So touching any unflattering story about Romney becomes “taking every opportunity to wallow” in his errors.

Allahpundit on July 26, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Well at least Romney tells the leaders of other countries what he really thinks and not what they want to hear.

London clearly is NOT ready for the Olympics and I’m sorry if the truth hurt their feelings.

mitchellvii on July 26, 2012 at 5:38 PM

D’OH. Why Mitt, why?

bitsy on July 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but Romney was specifically referring to -security- preparations. Security for the Olympics is not a joke.

“It’s no secret over here that for the last three weeks the security around the Olympics has been a shambles,” said Morgan. “The outside firm they got in to run it has been all over the place – they didn’t have enough people and the army had to be drafted in. So, Mitt Romney was only saying exactly what has been happening.”

visions on July 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Salahuddin on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

It’s hardly a deal breaker.

Cindy Munford on July 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Mittbot here. Arrghhh!!! All he had to do was smile. Sheesh

(though he was probably just looking at it from the viewpoint of someone who has had to worry about security during the Olympics that were held so close after 9/11…still..oof)

bluealice on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I think that is true..I think he was speaking from his own experience. He made the mistake of giving his honest opinion. That will teach him.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM

this from the country that unleashed the bay city rollers on me when i was vulnerable…..damn you to hell

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Mittbot here. Arrghhh!!! All he had to do was smile. Sheesh

(though he was probably just looking at it from the viewpoint of someone who has had to worry about security during the Olympics that were held so close after 9/11…still..oof)

bluealice on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

You are a terrible Mittbot. :) That sounded very evenhanded and thoughtful.

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Isn’t Romney trying to show the difference between him and Obama, not the startling similarities? What was the purpose behind taking a shot at the Olympics in Britain?

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Saying the problems they’ve been having with the security contractors (so bad they have to bring in 40,000 British troops) and customs and immigration agents going on strike is “disconcerting” and “not encouraging”?

Considering that this city was bombed by Al Qaeda and will be a top terrorist target, what word would you use?

Chuck Schick on July 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Speaking of the

Meanwhile……………………………………….

USOC, IOC ban pro-Obama ad from using Opening Ceremony footage to attack Mitt Romney
4 hrs.ago
**********

LONDON – Both the International and United States Olympic Committees moved swiftly Thursday against a pro-President Obama Super-Political Action Committee that had created an advertisement using Olympic footage to blast Mitt Romney for claims that his companies shipped jobs to China and India while he held personal bank accounts in other countries. (More,,,)

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics–usoc–ioc-ban-pro-president-obama-ad-from-using-opening-ceremony-footage-to-attack-mitt-romney.html;_ylt=Avv7vga9zTtGh8

canopfor on July 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

This guy is not ready to be the head of the USA.

Salahuddin on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

No matter what, he always will be at least 1000 times more ready than Obama.

You fools, in your ultimate form of racism, elected a completely unqualified moron, just for his latte hue. Now the others have such a low bar to cross that it is pathetic.

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Boris Johnson was born in NYC. He has said he could become President of the U.S. Some additional quotes:

In Friends, Voters, Countrymen (2001), Johnson wrote that “if gay marriage was OK – and I was uncertain on the issue – then I saw no reason in principle why a union should not be consecrated between three men, as well as two men, or indeed three men and a dog.” (Later, he expressed more moderate views.)

The trouble with this disgusting arrogance and condescension [of Theo Van Gogh's killer] is that it is widely supported in Koranic texts, and we look in vain for the enlightened Islamic teachers and preachers who will begin the process of reform. What is going on in these mosques and madrasas? When is someone going to get 18th century on Islam’s mediaeval ass? (Later, he expressed more moderate views calling Islam a “religion of peace”.)

He’s a typical populist politician.

Fallon on July 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Lawdawg86 on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

You might comment if the electricity is off, rats are crawling on the floor and there is a pungent odor. The UK has really screwed up the games. The London Underground workers are threatening to strike as are the police. The security firm hired people who don’t speak any English. It is a nightmare.

andy85719 on July 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

So telling the truth is somehow bad? Maybe he should lie like Obama.

Ta111 on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Its called being diplomatic. Its one of the skills needed for the job. One which Obama clearly lacks and Romney may as well. That’s what the trip was for after all, to display that Romney can repair the damage done by Obama.

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Good lord Mitt. It does not matter if he is correct about their preparations. If you’re invited to someone’s house, you don’t talk about your surprise that dinner was not prepared when you arrived.

Lawdawg86 on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

…or that it’s cold, the house is dirty, they have bad table manners, and Mrs. Cameron looks matronly, dull, and sad.

Punchenko on July 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

So the Brits love it when Hussein as a Prez treats the Brits like crap repeatedly ,
but one sentence from Romney , a private citizen and they are offended ?

burrata on July 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

i cant think of a freedom fries equivalent…..their food is so stinking bad nothings ever been named after them…..

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Excuse me….” a guy called Mitt Romney ” …Gee…before we came along… wasn’t that something like “… a chap called Mitt Romney” over there?

Maybe the Mayer of London should be a tad more respectful… of the country that has stood between his island and extinction for… well… at least the last CENTURY.

If they prefer Obama, they can have him… as soon as we’re finished sending him packing!

thatsafactjack on July 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Maybe Mitt was negotiating the return of the Churchill bust..?

d1carter on July 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Well at least Romney tells the leaders of other countries what he really thinks and not what they want to hear.

London clearly is NOT ready for the Olympics and I’m sorry if the truth hurt their feelings.

mitchellvii on July 26, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I guess everone would have felt better if he had bowed to someone.

davidk on July 26, 2012 at 5:42 PM

“It’s no secret over here that for the last three weeks the security around the Olympics has been a shambles,” said Morgan. “The outside firm they got in to run it has been all over the place – they didn’t have enough people and the army had to be drafted in. So, Mitt Romney was only saying exactly what has been happening.”

visions on July 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Hmm. Interesting.

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Thanks for highlighting this. Now explain to us how Obama was taken out of context with his “you didn’t build it” speech. And while you’re at it, how about a bunch of BuzzFeed clips and some insight from Daily Kos.

cicerone on July 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM

cicerone:

I’m on Major news feeds 24/7,and there are about 10 news stories,related,convoluted,and spun on any breaking stories,

and there is only sooooooooooooooooo much time in a day,
……………shesh!!

canopfor on July 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM

I just don’t see any gaffe or political faux pas in his answer to a question. Should he have lied or pandered ?
Facts are, they HAVE really screwed up the security situation over there. It’s atrocious !! So, there’s that.
I’m sick and tired of a lying, pandering POS as POTUS.

pambi on July 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM

this from the country that gave us guy fawkes masks…..the pukes….

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM

This guy is not ready to be the head of the USA.Salahuddin on July 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM

FIFY

MontanaMmmm on July 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

So the Brits love it when Hussein as a Prez treats the Brits like crap repeatedly ,
but one sentence from Romney , a private citizen and they are offended ?

burrata on July 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

yep. And Mitt didn’t even have to grab the Queen’s butt or give her some stupid iPod or a bunch of DVDs she couldn’t watch…….

/standards.

ted c on July 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

On the contrary….they have a food called SPOTTED DICK!

thatsafactjack on July 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Considering that this city was bombed by Al Qaeda and will be a top terrorist target, what word would you use?

Chuck Schick on July 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I wouldn’t use any word.

Romney: Well, I have some experience with the Olympics and I can sympathize with the difficulties they are facing. I am certain they will do a good job and I am looking forward to seeing the teams compete.

sharrukin on July 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

BTW, the British press never likes Republicans..they prefer Democrats, they have more in common with them,like say lefty politics.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Wow, what a difference, left leaning media!?..

It shows that Team Romney is clueless if they’re not prepared on that.

the_nile on July 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

It won’t matter on Nov. 6 but it is such a huge ruined opportunity.

Like I said before, Mitt should have gone to London to support his wife/horse and the American team, keep quiet all the way, or stay home. Meh, if it weren’t so devastating what Obama ruins the land it w/b schadenfreudig to watch.

Keep attacking AP, you ignorant partisan hacks. It’s fun to watch how the Rs can’t multi-thread. What do you think God gave you those brains for? To be like the leftists?

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Even Piers Morgan says the conditions are terrible. Whereas the British went all out for that stupid wedding, they completely neglected the OLYMPIC GAMES until the last minute.

andy85719 on July 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Also, as on cue, Terrye will not dissapoint.

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I am so happy about that. I would hate to disappoint you. But sorry, the truth is that we have all been hearing stories about how the Brits are having to send in thousands of regular army to do security because their other people are threatening to strike or can not handle it or whatever. In the scheme of things when the euro is about to go under and the stock market is having fits over the mess in Europe all of this drama seems a bit hysterical and silly to me.

Should Romney have given his honest opinion rather than saying something banal and comforting? Probably not…but in the end..who the hell cares? After the anti American crap we have heard from the British press for years, I have to admit I don’t really give a damn.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

BS story.

Chudi on July 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

At least Mitt didn’t tell the brits, you didn’t build this! Someone else made that happen.
L

letget on July 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Pass the popcorn, Schadenfreude.

Axe on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Here, good one, help yourself. I know my party well.

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

what do they call cigarettes in UK again?

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Fags

Buttercup on July 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Keep attacking AP, you ignorant partisan hacks. It’s fun to watch how the Rs can’t multi-thread. What do you think God gave you those brains for? To be like the leftists?

Schadenfreude on July 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Hey, listen..just because someone does not say what you want to hear does not mean they do not have a brain..and speaking of acting like leftists, I would say you do a pretty good job of that yourself. You never miss an opportunity to attack a Republican.

Terrye on July 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Although it’s fun to bash elitist Brits, in the end Mitt did make a gaffe.
Hopefully it won’t be too often.
If so, this story will soon be forgotten.

22044 on July 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I cannot believe how thin skinned and pissy the Brits are being on this. For god’s sakes, it wasn’t even a criticism just a rundown of reported problems. He said it was ‘disconcerting’. That’s pretty benign. How was he supposed to describe the situation, a ‘cluster***’? He was just repeating what was is being reported, showing he’s up on the Olympic news in Britain.

For the Brits to be so shrill leads me to believe they are really panicked about a disaster.

kit9 on July 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

all you rich frogs fleeing paris for UK…turn back!

t8stlikchkn on July 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I have a story that HA should not shelter. I give you a clue, it starts with L!

nathor on July 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I’d like to buy a vowel, please.

Go RBNY on July 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

It’s not like Mitt Romney has any expertise about the Olympics. Oh, wait…

What happened here is Cameron thought he’d throw a sweet air kiss to barack, and now it’s blowing up in his face, with everyone climbing on board to say…Romney was right! Now the world media is taking a second look at London’s security problems, revisiting all of that, and Cameron comes off like just another pathetic European Obama butt boy. What a loser.

There is more at play here, too. All of these European socialist leaders want barack staying right where he is, crashing the American economy day in and day out so THEY don’t look quite as bad to their bankrupt nations. They know damn well Mitt Romney isn’t going to keep the nation running headlong into bankruptcy, and he’ll have the political capital to change things — something none of them will ever have in their nanny states. Two years from now, it’s going to be a roaring America and Europe on the brink, like it always is.

Rational Thought on July 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

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