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The Romney Show | Brits compare Romney to Mr Bean; Mayor humiliates him in front of thousands

I can not stop laughing! I have had a grin from ear to ear (my muscles are beginning to hurt) for over an hour now while reading the news from London and watching various footages. It is clearly apparent that Mitt Romney is NOT in high standing in London. In fact, when I was watching CNN this morning, a British correspondant hit the streets and asked people passing by if they knew who Mitt Romney was. No one had ever heard of him. Of course, this is just one area of London and only a few dozen were asked, but looks like Mittens is batting .000 in that section of London.

 

Mitt Romney’s Poor Manners with David Cameron

The papers and tabloids are having a field day with Romney. In fact, The Guardian has an entire live blog devoted to Britons rebuking Romney’s visit. The incident that started Romney off to a horrible start was when he met with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and, frankly, completely offended him. The head of the country he’s visiting. This does not bode well for Romney and international relations….

“You know, it’s hard to know just how well it were turn out — will turn out,” said Romney, who ran the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City – and is constantly reminding everyone how he “saved” the SLC Olympics, which was by going to Congress and begging for money. “There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the — private security firm not having enough people — the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging.”

Cameron fired back at Romney’s concerns over security, and suggested British officials were dealing with more complex issues than Romney faced when he ran the show. “We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world,” Cameron said. “Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”


John Podhoretz, of Commentary Magazine, tweeted:

Romney in London. Come on. We needed this. It’s a little comic relief. Kind of like Mr. Bean, only he’s an American.

The Guardian wrote, “Mitt Romney made all kinds of news for saying and doing the wrong things in the first full day of his trip to London. The trip was meant to make him look presidential. In the apt summation of John Podhoretz, it made him look like Mr. Bean. The Romney show continues tomorrow, when he attends the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. Should be fun!”


London Mayor Boris Johnson pokes fun at Romney

In response to Romney putting his foot in his mouth with Cameron, here is what Johnson said to thousands of people in attendance:

Video:  London Mayor Boris Johnson pokes fun at Mitt Romney

“The Geiger counter of Olympo-mania is going to go zoink! off the scale! People are coming from around the world, and they’re seeing us, and they’re seeing the greatest country on Earth, aren’t they? There are some people who are coming from around the world who don’t yet know about all the preparations we’ve done to get London ready in the last seven years. I hear there’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we’re ready. Are we ready?”


References and related articles:

TPM: Mitt’s British Blunders: How It Played In The UK Press
TPM: Anger Games: Cameron, British Press Pounce On Romney’s Olympics Critiques
The Guardian UK: Mitt Romney rebuked by David Cameron in London – the day in politics
Commentary Magazine: Gaffes Alone Won’t Stop Romney
BBC News UK: Boris Johnson hails ‘Olympomania’ for torch at Hyde Park
Huffington Post: Mitt Romney Walks Back London Olympics Criticism
Twitter: John Podhoretz

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18 replies »

  1. I’ve been enjoying it much too much myself. You just know he expected to go over there as the great Olympics expert and garner all kinds of political points, publicity, visibility, etc. ROFLMAO!! Such a buffoon. It’s embarrassing.

    • I know. It’s GREAT! And Brit citizens have no idea who this buffoon is – at least didn’t until now. I’m sure they’re all laughing at us for even considering such a waste of a person to run for POTUS.

  2. Hearing about Mittens’ latest incident of opening his mouth and inserting his foot was the high point of my day! 😀 And like you and others here, Michelle, I was absolutely delighted! Only Romney could prepare for an international mission to look presidential, by insulting the first country he’s going to visit, just before he leaves to go there. And of course the British are having a field day with it, since biting and sarcastically pithy retorts are one of their national pastimes, and they are very good at it.

    Once again, Romney has demonstrated just how much of a complete and total IDIOT he can really be, when it comes to using incredibly stupid judgement about what he says in public. He’s already starting to give Europe ugly GW Bush flashbacks.

    I heard that the International Mittinerary of the “I’m Totally Clueless” tour also includes a stop in Israel, and I have high hopes that Mitt will find a way to insult the Israelis as well. They tend to anger easily and even better, Jews in America are a very large and important voting block for the election in November. So cummon Mitt! We know you’ve got it in ya, and we know that every time you open your mouth, there’s a high probability that something stupidly offensive will come out! LOL 😀

      • The British have been imagining it, and they are quite unimpressed. Maybe he’ll also tell them how much he admires the French… Lol 🙂

        And I’m with you Michelle, I can’t imagine it either, because when I do, what I imagine is deeply disturbing and even frightening. Yes, there is no doubt that Romney is a fool, and if he does become president, he’ll become a very dangerous fool, with the potential to do great harm.

  3. It would be hilariously funny if a huge section of Amercans didn’t want him to be president.. that is seriously worrying because what does it make them? we keep being told over here it’s neck and neck with Obama… I sincerely hope this will move it the other way..

  4. This is great news.Here in Denmark we heard about it on national television. I hope for your country that Mitt will never come near the White House.

    • LOL… thank you! I just wish all, or at least most, were as smart as you and the majority of Europe is about Mitt. They all see the bullshit. But here in the states, people are sheeple and do what they’re told and believe what they’re told. Can’t think for themselves.

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