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Old 07-29-2012, 02:37 PM
Mitt Romney Insults the British....in London

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ys-gaffes.html

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The Democratic National Committee released the video which is a compilation of Mr Romney's trip. One part of the video highlights a Telegraph Commentary, that said: "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."
As well as the media, David Cameron and Boris Johnson, Carl Lewis, the winner of nine Olympic gold medals, hit out at Mr Romney saying "seriously, some Americans just shouldn't leave the country".
Mr Romney's London trip has been filled with a series of missteps, starting with an NBC interview in which he questioned Britain's readiness to host the Olympics.
His comments drew a sharp rebuke from David Cameron. His performance was seriously criticised by the media and politicians alike.
Lewis, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest Olympians of all time - winning gold medals from 1984 to 1996, told The Independent newspaper as Michelle Obama arrived in London to lead the US delegation: "Every Olympics is ready, I don't care whatever he [Romney] said. I swear, sometimes I think some Americans shouldn't leave the country. Are you kidding me, stay home if you don't know what to say."

Ok, this bit of news is a couple of days old, but with Syria, the Aurora shooting, and the Olympics dominating the news I've fallen a little behind with the election. (In fact, I can't remember the last time I've been this zoned out during a presidential election.)

Look, stupid things are said by every candidate in every election. Obama has said some pretty head scratching things himself. However, this was a pretty simple task and Romney failed it miserably, with an air of douchey indifference. He probably won't lose votes for this, but he certainly won't gain any. It's like the purpose of the trip was to brag about how great the 2002 Winter Olympics were.

Well, Mitt, you've convinced us all that you're the greatest Olympic overseer ever. The British prime minister thinks you're a douchebag, but that's worth it, right?