I’m not sure Twitt Romney could make this easier for people like myself, even if he tried. There has been a big question about his credentials in the foreign relations field. Knowing this, Romney’s campaign decided they should send him overseas to meet with leaders in the UK. Within days, Mitt has figured out a way to fit his foot in his mouth along with that silver spoon.
As London sits only hours away from hosting the 2012 Olympic Games Romney managed to insult the people of the UK. While discussing the Olympics in an interview with NBC, Romney said,
“It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting.”
He apparently also questioned whether the people of the UK would “come together and celebrate” the Olympics.
Way to alienate an entire country, genius! At least he is showing people how he will handle foreign relations. The outcry from the UK media has been fantastic:
The Sun called him, “Mitt the Twitt,” and referred to him as a “wannabe president.”
The Independent referred to his trip as “Romneyshambles.” They continued by saying that he gave the people of London a “distinctly undiplomatic first impression.”
Even the politicians gave Romney sharp rebukes:
Prime Minister David Cameron spoke about the comparative job of setting up the Olympics in London versus Romney’s job in Utah:
“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”
After meeting with the Prime Minister, Romney came out and told an entirely different story saying, “What I see shows imagination and forethought and a lot of organization, and I expect the games to be highly successful.” Are you sure, Mitt? Just a moment ago, you were calling things disconcerting and saying you weren’t sure how it would turn out.
His “flip-flop” was also highlighted by the media. At least now they understand what the American media has been saying about Mitt for so long now. His strategy seems to be: You don’t like what I have to say, no problem! I’ll just completely flip-flop and then convince you that’s what I meant the whole time.
Just because its fun, here are some more quotes from the media and officials in the UK:
The Daily Telegraph’s Lucy Jones branded him a ‘wazzock’ (which the Urban Dictionary defines as ‘an idiot or daft person’) after the candidate questioned Britain’s desire to host the Games.
She said: ‘Who does Mitt Romney think he is? I feel a glimmer of protectiveness and pride… there’s one thing Romney could learn while he’s in Britain this week: some manners.’
Nicholas Watt, from the Guardian, tweeted of his U-turn: ‘Mitt Romney rowing back like mad on Olympics: Now says outside No 10 games to be a great success.’
Meanwhile, Paul Harris said: ‘Good old Mitt. His charm offensive in the UK failed to be charming, but he really pulled off the offensive bit #gop #romney.’
Officialls speaking anonymously described “Mr Romney’s second day in London as a ‘total car crash’ and [said] he was ‘worse than Sarah Palin’.
Another official who met with the former Governor of Massachusetts said he was ‘apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humour or sincerity’.”
The fun doesn’t stop there!
Romney also seemingly forgot the name of Labour leader Ed Miliband and referred to him as “Mr. Leader.”
Oh, yeah! And he made reference to a meeting he had with the head of the Secret Intelligence Service John Sawers. That meeting was supposed to be kept confidential.
This guy can’t even spend a few days in London without putting his foot in his mouth numerous times. It still confounds me that some people actually think that Mitty has the chops to be the President of the United States. I wouldn’t make this guy the president of a high school student council.