Yes, Gibbs would want us to seize on any gaffe of Mitt Romney’s as a campaign issue of unrivaled importance, since any available distractions are the only thing standing between President Obama and the public’s undivided attention on his horrendous economic record.
“Mitt Romney wondered aloud whether London was ready for the Olympics, and I think it’s clear that voters in this country wonder aloud whether Mitt Romney is ready for the world,” former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said on ABC’s “This Week” today. “And I think the world is not yet ready for Mitt Romney.”
“To go overseas, stand in the country of our strongest ally, and the Olympics that they’ve been preparing years for, and question whether or not they’re ready, does make you wonder whether or not he’s ready to be commander in chief,” he added.
“I’m happy David Cameron had the last word, because I thought it was embarrassing for our country,” Gibbs also said.
Oh, good grief. I haven’t put my two cents in on Romney’s Olympics gaffe yet, and I’ll just say that when I first saw the clip, I was a little nonplussed about all of the fuss. Yes, it did come off as kind of pompous and he really could have said it differently, but should he really have just been happy-go-lucky and delivered a thoughtless double thumbs-up? (Especially in the unfolding knowledge that perhaps their planning wasn’t perfect, yikes!)
I mean, do we really want to talk about embarrassing ourselves overseas? ‘Cause…
…I’m pretty sure that will forever and always take the cake, and I don’t think you really want to go down that road, Mr. Gibbs. (By the way, according to President Obama — who’s our ‘strongest ally,’ again?)