Most of us have seen this, but I still find it fantastic that Romney wasn’t adequately prepared for his trip to London. Let’s see, travel to London on the literal eve of the 2012 Olympic games hosted by the same, and make some disparaging remarks about a Great Britain’s ability to organise said games. It really adds to the impact that the UK already has a healthy chip on its shoulder about the United States. Pure comedy gold.
I disagree with The Guardian‘s headline that “Mitt Romney’s Olympics blunder stuns No 10 and hands gift to Obama”. Stunned 10 Downing Street, sure. Make any difference in November? Hardly.
I never thought I’d offer accolades to either, but the best line of this non issue issue either goes to David Cameron:
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.
Or The Telegraph:
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.
When the Olympics gaffe is placed along side this post over at TDS (headline below) we have the makings of a real winner here.
The invasion of Iraq overthrew Iran’s most lethal enemy and replaced it with a regime that is now Iran’s closest and most reliable ally. Depressingly, Mitt Romney has chosen the architects of this massive strategic fiasco as his principal advisors.
It’s a good thing for Romney that foreign policy doesn’t really matter much.