Romney: 'I'm convinced' London is ready for the Games

After his questioning London's preparedness for the Olympics became front-page tabloid fodder, Mitt Romney spoke out on the gaffe Friday.

“I read the same reports I think a lot of people did about all the challenges being faced by the organizing committee, but after being here a couple of days, it looks like London is ready,’’ Romney told Matt Lauer in an interview alongside his wife at TODAY's London set. “I’m absolutely convinced the people here are ready for the Games.’’

In an interview Wednesday with NBC’s Brian Williams, Romney ignited London headlines like Friday’s “Mitt the Twit” in The Sun when he wondered aloud whether the security and infrastructure of the city was ready for the Games. It was a poorly-timed stumble, as Romney is on a diplomatic journey to the United Kingdom, Israel and Poland.

“It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out,’’ Romney told Williams. “There are a few things that were disconcerting stories about the private security firm not having enough people, a supposed strike of the immigrations and customs officials that obviously is not something which is encouraging.’’


 

That prompted a thinly-veiled shot by British prime minister David Cameron, who alluded to Romney’s role in organizing the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

“We’re holding an Olympic games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world,’’ Cameron said in a statement. “Of course, it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.’’

Video: London mayor: Venues 'as safe as we can make them'

“Of course it is hard to put on Games in a major metropolitan area,’’ Romney told Lauer. “What they’ve done that I find so impressive is they took the venues and put them right in the city. You’re going to be able to be just in the backside of 10 Downing Street for beach volleyball.

“In just a few moments, all the things politicians say will get swept away because the athletes finally take the stage. The Games are about the athletes. That’s why the Games virtually anywhere they’ve been have been highly successful.’’

The Romneys have a direct connection to the competition, as Ann Romney’s horse, Rafalca, will compete in the Olympic event of dressage.

“Watching my horse, it’s like watching your children play sports,’’ Ann told Lauer. “I know every move that she makes, I know when she makes mistakes, I know what her weaknesses are, I know where she may lose the confidence of the rider a little bit. It is nerve-wracking.’’

Mitt will not watch his wife’s horse compete due to his schedule during the diplomatic visit, but he knows her passion for the competition. He joked that one year his sons gave him a rubber horse mask to wear so that Ann would pay more attention to him.

“I give him a pass when it comes to my horses because he’s so, so supportive of me, having to put up with my love of horses,’’ Ann said.

The multi-millionaire former governor has come under scrutiny for the lack of transparency with his personal finances and taxes. He told Lauer that releasing any more information than what is required will give his opposition a chance to use it against him.

“We just laid out exactly what is required by law, which is all of our financial statements and then in addition, two years of tax reports just like John McCain put out,’’ he said. “We looked at what he did, and we’ve done the same thing. It’s hundreds of pages of documents, and my guess is if you decide to do more and more and more, you just give, if you will, the opposition a chance to distort and twist and be dishonest about more material.’’

At the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., from Aug. 27-30, Romney will officially receive his party’s nomination for president. He knows the themes of his nomination speech, but has not put pen to paper yet.

“It will be a great moment and it will be an opportunity to talk about who we are, but also our vision for the country,’’ Mitt said. “I think this has to be an American century as we go forward. I’m concerned that we’re drifting in a direction right now that is not showing the best side of America.’’

“I think it’s an extraordinary responsibility that both of us have right now that we can represent the world in such an important and significant way,’’ Ann said. “I think it will be an opportunity for the first time for the American people to really take a look at us as people, as individuals and who we really are and what motivates us. For me, it’s going to be a moment of great pride.’’

Before he has to worry about making more difficult political decisions, Romney was put on the spot by Lauer for a more pressing decision: Will it be Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte when they swim head-to-head?

“I think it’s more likely to be Phelps, but I don’t know,’’ he laughed.

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Reversible Mittens. Nice foreign policy there Mitt.

  • 60 votes
#1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:14 AM EDT

Well, as a candidate for President of the United States he has to realize that his actions and his words are not going to be able to fly under the radar.

Which means he has to be careful of everything he says and does.

Like it or not, he chose to play the Game of Presidents........

  • 50 votes
#1.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:17 AM EDT

Shake shake shake that Etch-a-Sketch, Mitt! They'll NEVER remember, come time to form a common bond against a mutual peril.

In the words of Bill Engvall: HERE'S your sign!

  • 39 votes
#1.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:25 AM EDT

So glad Mitt questioned the security. Now lets get him back to American soil so he can do the same here.

  • 17 votes
#1.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

London didn't have enough security in place a week before the Olympics. I see no problem with Romney saying what he did.

  • 31 votes
#1.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:32 AM EDT
Comment author avatarwhipsplashExpand Comment Comment collapsed by the community

"Mitt the twit", I like it. Look idiot, the best thing you can do while playing important person, is shut the phuck up.

  • 43 votes
#1.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:34 AM EDT
Comment author avatarjazzy-5631376Expand Comment Comment collapsed by the community

I think London is going to do a wonderful job with the Olympics! RINO Romney is a IDIOT!

  • 46 votes
#1.6 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:35 AM EDT

Well Darth......can you say President Mittens??

  • 7 votes
#1.7 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:36 AM EDT

  • 2 votes
#1.8 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:37 AM EDT

jdmbo3,

"I see no problem with Romney saying what he did."

Romney needs to be a lot more careful about what he says and how he says it if he wants to be President. The President is not only our Commander-in-Chief; he is also our Diplomat-in-Chief. As it is he just succeeded in offending our closest ally. If he continues along that line and is elected President, we will soon be at war; not only with our long time enemies, but with our former allies that he has alienated by his careless remarks. His intentions may have been harmless, but good intentions don't make up for careless remarks that give our allies a bad impression of us.

  • 58 votes
#1.9 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:43 AM EDT
Comment author avatarbiggreenbooExpand Comment Comment collapsed by the community

Good for Romney... say what you mean. I'm looking forward to having Mittens in the WH. I'd rather have a rough around the edges honest president then a liar.

Mittens... I like it. I'm gonna run with it. Mittens 2012 "Change that wont F'up the country!"

  • 17 votes
#1.10 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:48 AM EDT

There you go again, Mr. Flip Flop....can't seem to make up your mind. Even George Bush is minding his own foreign policy business. Romney is not yet President. He should tend to his campaign in the U.S. where he is running and let the State Dept. do its foreign policy thing. Jimmy Carter did the same thing years ago, mettled in the affairs of official foreign policy as a private citizen. You saw where that got him. Romney sure ain't no Ronald Reagan.

Advice for Romney: Stay out of foreign affairs until you become the President. Perhaps he went overseas to check up on his tax exempt bank accounts.

  • 43 votes
#1.11 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:49 AM EDT

Why would he think he has to be more careful. Obama says the most ridiculous things all the time and most of the time it barely gets a mention in the media, and when it is mentioned it is usually in the vein of being defended not criticized!

What Romney needs to realize is that there is no way the media is going to treat him fairly, no matter what he says or does....so he has to be tripple careful that every word that comes out of his mouth can't be twisted or at least is what he meant to say.

  • 22 votes
#1.12 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:52 AM EDT
Comment author avatarJP-345944Expand Comment Comment collapsed by the community

Give me a friggin break. All Romney did was articulate concerns the Brits have been having all along in preparation for the Olympics that the entire world has been hearing about for the last 6 months. Security is STILL a major concern given the number of radical muslims that the Brits have allowed to infest their cities. It would be nice to see people opine using their brains every now and then instead of thinking where the grass doesn't grow.

  • 26 votes
#1.13 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:00 AM EDT

Yawn - how do you pronounce T R O L L ?

  • 9 votes
#1.14 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:02 AM EDT

Like the headline says, "I'M CONVINCED" that Mitt is not ready to be President of the USA.

  • 52 votes
#1.15 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:05 AM EDT

What he said was a concern of the British, too. They just don't want to hear it from an American. You have to admit that it is refreshing to have a faux pas be from stating the truth. Also, you have to admit that the British have some pretty strange unwritten rules. They were put off that the Obamas touched the Queen. Give me a break!

  • 16 votes
#1.16 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:05 AM EDT

Romney is just plain rude.

  • 35 votes
#1.17 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:14 AM EDT

Roger,

"What he said was a concern of the British, too. They just don't want to hear it from an American"

I think you hit the nail right on the head there; hence, the need for diplomacy. You have to be able to put yourself in the other person's shoes. The British had enough concerns as it was without having their shortcomings pointed out on national television by a foreigner.

  • 23 votes
#1.18 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:17 AM EDT

And this guy thinks he's Presidential material? Really? I think he'd make a better replacement for Bozo the Clown.

  • 39 votes
#1.19 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:18 AM EDT
Comment author avatarROY WILSON-336103Expand Comment Comment collapsed by the community

More bad news for Obama;

"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 49% of the vote, while President Obama earns support from 44%."

This is among 'Likely Voters', which is far more accurate than polls of 'Registered Voters'. Rasmussen was perhaps the most accurate pollster for the 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections, with an average error of only about 1%.

  • 12 votes
#1.20 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:23 AM EDT

Mitt didn't say or ask anything wrong. From what he had learned a week earlier, it was a legitimate question. Of course the liberal media won't let it go. I wonder why the liberal media gave Obama a free pass when he told reporters that he was going to visit all 57 states during his campaign. I wonder if he was mixing them up with the 57 states of Muslim?

  • 22 votes
#1.21 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:28 AM EDT

Just proves the point that everyone has to be careful about what they are saying every time they open their mouths.

  • 9 votes
#1.22 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:31 AM EDT

Exuces me but we are backwoods people from colonies. We may not as diplomatic as you Brits are. Up the rebels and remember 1776. Tell the Brits to put it where the sun does not shine. Oh sorry that is London to a tea

  • 3 votes
#1.23 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:00 AM EDT

"Mitt didn't say or ask anything wrong. From what he had learned a week earlier, it was a legitimate question." ????

Mitt said he read the news. In other words, he didn't really have any more knowledge than you or I. Yet, as a Presidential candidate, he was opining on the state of their security.

Not the end of the world but maybe all you conservatives can remember this moment before you bash Obama for an alleged misstep. Not confident in that though since, somehow, you've already fogotten all of Bush's errors.

  • 15 votes
#1.24 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:01 AM EDT

@Mr.29, it was not the "liberal" media, you Fox News zombie. It was the Brittish press.

The Brittish have not forgotten what happened the last time an idiot republican was in office. A lot of Brittish soldiers lost their lives unnecessarily along with 4300 of ours. They know that Romney would like to do the same in Iran. Trust me, the Brittish have much longer memories than we do.

Anyone who has been to London has seen their police force in action, if only for a demonstration in Trafalgar Square. Trust me, they are ready for anything.

  • 32 votes
#1.25 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:03 AM EDT

@Mr.29, it was not the "liberal" media, you Fox News zombie. It was the Brittish press.

The Brittish have not forgotten what happened the last time an idiot republican was in office. A lot of Brittish soldiers lost their lives unnecessarily along with 4300 of ours. They know that Romney would like to do the same in Iran. Trust me, the Brittish have much longer memories than we do.

Anyone who has been to London has seen their police force in action, if only for a demonstration in Trafalgar Square. Trust me, they are ready for anything.

  • 11 votes
#1.26 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:03 AM EDT

JP,

It isn't the point of whether what he said was right or not, it is the fact that you don't go to someones house and say, "what smells"?

The guy is a social bull in the proverbial china closet. Forgetting leader's names, etc. He is as unprepared and lost as Palin was.

  • 29 votes
#1.27 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:17 AM EDT

Thank god -- I am so glad that Mitt is finally convinced. After all his personal optopmal and pproval is the most important thing. I am sure the London Olyplics organization is so relieved! After all, isn't the whole wolrd like his board of director meetings?.. No matter what nonsense he as the CEO might come out with -- the hired staff just smiles and say "right you are..Your the boss!" Seriously, I thought Mitt already realized that governing is not the same as running a for profit company that you personal control. Hint: it is not! Mr. RMoney has to get it thru his haircut that he does not have to make a half-thought out comments about everything. yes, the security concerns were in the media -- so you should address them very briefly --and not run on abd keep in it (again and again) --especially if it is not your personal business your a a "guest" and have not been asked for advice. If putting your foot in your mouth was a event @ these games -- Mitt would be a contender for a gold! he should just smile, nod and keep his mouth shut and enjoy his tour of Europe and his visits to his off-shore investments. Regarding his "tax reporting' --Interesting that he is still refusing to release more than two years --since others will are "sure to find something to attack" -- Well.. if everything was correct and right -- he would have nothing to worry about -- But clearly he know damn well there is something there to be concerned about. yes, reduced taxes and off-shore investment are legal -- and have been for years -- but that does not make it right --specially today. The message sent is that i got so much more money than the average working citizen that I have the luxry of investing it, but do not belive in my own country. Maybe he is a good investment advisor -- But Is this the kind of person we want to be our President?! After all, a fox might have a lot of experience with chickens -- but do you want him in chareg of YOUR hen house? He would appreciate the opportunity and the access-- but you will not like the results of his work!

  • 20 votes
#1.28 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:21 AM EDT

The Brits are asking the guestion: Is Romney the New Dubya?

LOLOLOLOLOLOL, Great first impression Mutt!

  • 25 votes
#1.29 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:24 AM EDT

When Romney gets to wear one of those little hats in Israel, he'll be wondering why they didn't come with the propeller like the one he wears at home.

  • 24 votes
#1.30 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:26 AM EDT

I'm just disappointed he backtracked. He just told the truth. The brits are woefully unprepared for the kind of security they should have, especially with their large, vocal, and violent Muslim population.

  • 5 votes
#1.31 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:06 PM EDT

Roy,

RCP moved Wisconsin from toss-up to likely Obama, 7% average lead. Which is smaller than Rasmussen reports.

Too bad the election is based on electoral vote.

Obama's lead in Florida and Ohio is getting wider.

  • 15 votes
#1.32 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:09 PM EDT

More likely than not, the Republican Party is making a very big mistake with Willard Romney. He is acting as if he already is President of The United States. Surely, that must be a sign of mental illness. The Republicans need to get very serious about finding a better candidate, the sooner the better.

  • 11 votes
#1.33 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:37 PM EDT

Rod_Father - the least liberal national British newspaper today wondered whether Mitt was the new Sarah Palin!

Perhaps ouch is the right word.

  • 11 votes
#1.34 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:41 PM EDT

Mr Tom - 'The brits are woefully unprepared for the kind of security they should have, especially with their large, vocal, and violent Muslim population'

It's a peculiar myth that there is a large, vocal and violent Muslim population in the UK. There is a quite big Muslim community - peaceful and mainly well-integrated - about a tenth of the size of the Irish-British community (also well-integrated and peaceful).

The Security Services have been quietly dismantling the terror networks that do exist for the last decade and the Muslim community have become very vocal over the last decade in CONDEMNING terrorism done in their name.

Unfortunately a very small number of radical Muslims are very noisy and hog the limelight. But this is like saying Westboro Baptist Church is representative of all Americans!

Since 9/11 52 people have been killed by Muslim terrorists in the UK - more British people have been killed by bee-stings in that period.

There are 14,000+ gun homicides in the US each year - does that mean tourists should avoid the US because of the threat of violence?

  • 10 votes
#1.35 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:56 PM EDT

Poor Mitt was just trying to impress that he is aware of some news coming from the Olympics front, when he gaffed. And then showed again how accomodating he is regarding his 'opinions' - they don't mean a thing to him so why is everybody giving it so much importance! He's a person who stays 'convinced' one way or the other; more like one way and the other

  • 3 votes
#1.36 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:55 PM EDT

Mitt didn't say or ask anything wrong. From what he had learned a week earlier, it was a legitimate question. Of course the liberal media won't let it go.

ALL he had to do was show up. Make some compliments. Stay out of trouble.

And what about this horse? He couldn't tell his wife (as good as her intentions are) not to enter this horse in the Olympics? Especially if he doesn't know squat about that stupid horse.

I'll bet he doesn't know how many homes he owns too.

This guy is useless........

Vote Romney if you want a scary President.

  • 5 votes
#1.37 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:09 PM EDT

good thing obamb and biden never stick their foots in their mouths. that would be really embarrassing. as he laughs all the way to the voting polls!

  • 3 votes
#1.38 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:15 PM EDT

Mittens said, in the article:

You’re going to be able to be just in the backside of 10 Downing Street for beach volleyball.

Um, the backside? Hell, even the Brits know that's American slang for ASS-END.

The multi-millionaire former governor has come under scrutiny for the lack of transparency with his personal finances and taxes. He told Lauer that releasing any more information than what is required will give his opposition a chance to use it against him.

Because he knows that he has done more than "a few" rotten, nefarious, under-handed, just-barely-this-side-of-ethical things in his business dealings. Of course he does NOT want any of those things to become public.

“I think it’s an extraordinary responsibility that both of us have right now that we can represent the world in such an important and significant way,’’ Ann (Romney) said.

Uh, Ann Romney, you ain't gonna be representin' the world -- you just gonna be representin' your own sorry look-at-us-we're-rich-and-will-do-anything-to-NOT-really-truly-help-the-poor arses. Hell, you ain't gonna be able to represent even half of the U.S., because at least 75% of us ain't even close to being hundred-thousandaires! Go back to that country club -- and stay there.

Time for the U.S. to find politicians who DO NOT flaunt their wealth or promise the Moon and Stars -- and then deliver only burned cinders.

  • 6 votes
#1.39 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:16 PM EDT

Mr. 29

Mitt didn't say or ask anything wrong. From what he had learned a week earlier, it was a legitimate question. Of course the liberal media won't let it go. I wonder why the liberal media gave Obama a free pass when he told reporters that he was going to visit all 57 states during his campaign. I wonder if he was mixing them up with the 57 states of Muslim?

Mittens was making a comment about WEEK-OLD information. That's why what he said was not just stoopid, it was WRONG. Hey, he wants to be President of the Yoo-knighted States of Uh-murika, then he should be gettin' up-to-date info before he opens up his yap-trap.

Oh, and when Obama said "57 states", the "liberal" media DID jump on it -- you just chose to ignore it.

p.s., should ol' Mittens become Prez, he won't need the Secret Service or a bullet-proof vest to keep him safe -- he'll be wearin' his LDS Mormon-approved Magic Underwear! It works just like a thousand-stitch belt that the Japanese wore on Iwo Jima, and look at how (non)effective that SUPERSTITION was for them.......

  • 4 votes
#1.40 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:29 PM EDT

Mr. Tom-2709947

I'm just disappointed he backtracked. He just told the truth. The brits are woefully unprepared for the kind of security they should have, especially with their large, vocal, and violent Muslim population.

And I suppose that the cops and National Guard in cities such as Los Angeles and New York would be much better prepared to deal with, say, the Aryan Nation? Oh, that would be a sight to see, considering those cops and National Guard can't even control the NORMAL murderers, rapists and thugs!

  • 2 votes
#1.41 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:38 PM EDT

Hey, if Mittens does become Prez, he better NEVER use a teleprompter! Hell, he better just memorize his speeches.

  • 2 votes
#1.42 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:42 PM EDT

agnon mema is it rich people or mormons you dont like? these comments arnt very politically correct!

    #1.43 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:14 PM EDT

    Give me a friggin break. All Romney did was articulate concerns the Brits have been having all along

    Ok then why is he backtracking now? Either he was an idiot when he said it or hes an idiot for backtracking your choice! First place he has nothing to do with the Olympics and should not go into another country and second guess their preperations without first hand knowledge of their plans. Thats just stupid and rude. This clown may someday make Sarah Palin and Bush at least look smarter than he is something no one thought possible...

    • 5 votes
    #1.44 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:14 PM EDT

    Romney is rude even when he apologizes. Bet me now. I'll never post again if dip @!$%# wins and you won't when President Obama wins.

    Roy shill---how about showing all the polls?

    RCP Average
    7/9 - 7/26
    --
    --
    46.4
    45.3
    Obama +1.1

    Rasmussen Tracking
    7/24 - 7/26
    1500 LV
    3.0
    44
    49
    Romney +5

    Gallup Tracking
    7/19 - 7/25
    3050 RV
    2.0
    46
    46
    Tie

    NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl
    7/18 - 7/22
    1000 RV
    3.1
    49
    43
    Obama +6

    FOX News
    7/15 - 7/17
    901 RV
    3.0
    45
    41
    Obama +4

    CBS News/NY Times
    7/11 - 7/16
    942 RV
    3.0
    46
    47
    Romney +1

    NPR
    7/9 - 7/12
    1000 LV
    3.1
    47
    45
    Obama +2

    McClatchy/Marist
    7/9 - 7/11
    849 RV
    3.5
    48
    46
    Obama +2

    • 4 votes
    #1.45 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:28 PM EDT

    f hill

    agnon mema is it rich people or mormons you dont like? these comments arnt very politically correct!

    And you don't like it because........ Look, I don't really care about Mitty being rich, or even that he claims to be Mormon -- as long he keeps his religiosity to himself and don't try to force everyone else to believe, think and parrot his religiosity -- but when he REFUSES to spend any of his own money while saying that spending other peoples' money is bad -- that's the kind of bullshiite what gets my dander up.

    As for the thing about him being Mormon, well, that Magic Underwear that all Good Mormon men are REQUIRED to wear is every bit a SUPERSTITION as that ancient Japanese belief that a Thousand Stitch Belt will actually stop a bullet (or even a sword).

    Mitty has tons of money in off-shore tax-exempt high-interest accounts -- yet he spends OTHER PEOPLES' MONEY to pay his political campaign bills. Mitty is a hypocrite, a liar and flip-flops just like every other politician since Adam was cooked up in God's Easy-Bake Oven.

    • 7 votes
    #1.46 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:31 PM EDT

    Roy have you noticed that the only issue that Romney has not flip-flopped, backtracked, or backpedalled on is the issue of releasing his tax returns?

    That is the only issue that he has been steadfast on.

    • 7 votes
    #1.47 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:53 PM EDT

    And here I thought no one could be any stupider than Bush. Mitt's trying real hard and he just might win the stupid crown.

    • 5 votes
    #1.48 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:53 PM EDT

    How dare MSNBC label Gov. Romney's legitimate comments a "gaffe".

    Another example of "news" being in reality "commentary".

    • 1 vote
    #1.49 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:06 PM EDT

    JK, Mitty made a comment based on information that was outdated at the time he made the comment. It's a GAFFE.

    Actually, it's worse than a mere gaffe -- it's stupidity.

    • 4 votes
    #1.50 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:17 PM EDT

    All of you who are defending Romney need to pick up a dictionary and look up the word DIPLOMACY. Maybe INSENSITIVE and IGNORANT while you're at it.

    • 3 votes
    #1.51 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:19 PM EDT

    The sheep just don't get it, they all have no common sense if they don't understand what Mitt the Twit did was wrong, and they want a chance to run the country. HELL NO. And here once again Mitt has to pull another FLIP FLOP.

    • 2 votes
    #1.52 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:20 PM EDT

    Mitt the mutt has given us all a great example of several aspects of his personality. The art of the double-talk, backtrack, and foot in mouth disease. He excells in all these Republican arts. Promise the masses everything and then pick their pockets clean while your banker is stealing their house. The Republicans and Dubya almost brought the middle class to their knees from 2000 to 2008, now they want a second chance with the king of outsourcing.

    And did you know Mitt's own $200,000 horse is in the dressage event over the weekend? Nice hobby there, Mittens. No wonder you don't want the Americn public to see your tax returns and the results of your "creative accounting". Is that horse listed as a dependant?

    • 3 votes
    #1.53 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:37 PM EDT

    Marty,

    The horse is listed as a business expense.

    • 2 votes
    #1.54 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:57 PM EDT

    Is that the same horse he was being investigated for suspicion of abuse? I know he bought his way out of the animal cruelity charges with the dog by making a large donation to the animal shelter, but he was also investigated and sternly warned about the treatment of his horses. It seems he doesn't have a lot of sense when it comes to how to treat animals, do you suppose he thinks any more highly of the 99% of Americans who don't make $10 or 20 million a year?

    Mutts Against Mitt, check it out!

    • 2 votes
    #1.55 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:06 PM EDT

    Ummm, saying "goddamn" is not taking the Lord's name in vain. God's name is not God. OK? It's Yaweh.

    • 3 votes
    #1.56 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:13 PM EDT

    Once again, the king of the flip-flop. He has "changed his mind" on EVERY stance he had as govenor of Massachusetts (guns, women's right, universal healthcare, stem cell research, global warming, and on and on) and wants people to now believe that his stance 48 hours ago has been changed -- not be the negative press he is receiving -- but because suddenly he's reviewed all the inside information about the Olympics and his vast research has led him to a new opinion. He's already stated that we need to stay longer in Afghanistan, that China is our enemy, that he is willing to go to war with Iran, and that Russia is our enemy. To which the ex-Russian President had to publicly remind Mitt that "the cold war was over and our countries have been Allies" for a while now. And while ON BRITISH SOIL, he showed so little regard for the host country as to insult them and their citizens. I'm not suprised by his arrogance -- because he was just as bad as Govenor of Massachusetts -- but this is a glimpse of how lacking in foreign diplomacy he is and this is not a time to return to the days of W.

    • 4 votes
    #1.57 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:00 PM EDT

    Rod....Romney did flip flop on releasing tax info, Said he would during repb debates......Flip flop!

    • 1 vote
    #1.58 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:24 PM EDT

    It seems that every time Mitt opens his fool mouth he out does the Mormon,,oops I meant moron (I mix those two words up a Lot)crap he said before.The man is just another rich privileged jerk-off with no sense in his hard head. As sick as this makes me,the republicans will get the worst president in U.S. history elected to a second term.

    Thank you

    just another American thats not sre what will happen tothis great nation in the next four years.Any way you slice thsi we all lose :(:(:(

    • 2 votes
    #1.59 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:28 PM EDT

    Forget the gaffe facts for a moment and step back, it ought to be a bit of a concern to Romny right now that the talk a week or so ago was whether or not Romney was going to be announcing his VP pick soon, assuredly because the campaign put out info to stir interest and get media attention, a week later no one seems to care who his VP pick is, he is getting media attention but it is about his tax returns, Americas "anglo-saxon heritage, his role w/his companies post-1999 and his overseas blunders generally.

    Oh. And his horse in the olympics. I am sure there are a whole bunch of folks that can really relate to that, just hoping that their own horses can someday be good enough to be in the horse showmanship event.

      #1.60 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:36 PM EDT

      2006 Mitt Romney comes out and states to the Lowell Sun "I am strongly against ALL assault weapons, even semi automatics as they are only made to kill people."

      "I am in favor of and will defend a womans right to choose abortion,it is a personal decision."

      "Ann and I favor Stem Cell research,it holds the promise of a better life for mankind"

      "Of course we have brought Climate Change upon our planet !?"

      Mitt created ROMNEYCARE in Massachusetts. Obama saw it,approved it and went out and hired the team which Romney created....to,essentially create a watered down version, which folks call Obamacare............can you spell FLIP-FLOP ?

      • 1 vote
      #1.61 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:53 PM EDT

      Mittwit is such a douche bag. Is it me or does he look more like a used car salesman than a president. Is it the right thing to do,replace a loser with an even bigger loser ?

      • 1 vote
      #1.62 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:07 PM EDT
      Reply

      great piss off our allies always good way to start off

      • 40 votes
      #2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:16 AM EDT

      I honestly don't think he did piss off the Brits.

      Read the British newspapers, they've been full of anti-Olympic articles for weeks. They've been highlighting the EXACT same issues he mentioned originally. I'm an ex-pat and his comments sure didn't irk me or most I know on the other side of the pond. The only ones annoyed were Cameron and Mayor Boris.

      Ask the average Brit or rather Londoner what they think of the VIP lanes on the M4. Ask them what they think of the public transportation blackmail by the unions. Or ask the average tenant of housing in the East End what they think of being relocated. Or ask the average person over there what they think of the security company fiasco.

      Most will echo exactly what Romney said.

      Europeans in general usually tell Americans they're too PC. Well Romney gave them a dose of their own medicine. I just wish he'd stuck to his original statement.

      And how quickly people forget the oops just the other day when the buses transporting athletes got lost because of "hiring and training issues".

      • 23 votes
      #2.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:46 AM EDT

      LIke Americans really care what the Brits think and vice-versa.

      • 9 votes
      #2.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:01 AM EDT

      So he gets points for stating the obvious?

      • 4 votes
      #2.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:03 AM EDT

      maybe he gets points for answering a question truthfully.

      • 11 votes
      #2.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:06 AM EDT

      Mitty gets zero points for dissing our Mother country.

      JP - Yes Americans DO care what the Brits think. They are our ally, remember? Or have you already forgotten how MI5 helped identify the 9/11 terrorists and for the first time in history the Brits played OUR national anthem as a symbol of support and caring after the 9/11 attacks.

      We are all on this earth together and whether or not you choose to believe it, our allies (ALL of them) make our lives better. We work together to improve the planet, healthcare, security, etc.

      No nation can exist without the cooperation of other nations. Russia tried it; you might have noticed it was a dismal failure.

      • 29 votes
      #2.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:24 AM EDT
      Comment author avatarSRAGANExpand Comment Comment collapsed by the community

      Dumboma has been pissing off our allies for 3 1/2 years... Bowing to muslim world leaders, toughing the Queen, ( Dumb Michelle Dumboma ) and who could forget, You didn't build that!!! Our president is out of touch and will be removed...

      • 8 votes
      #2.6 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:32 AM EDT

      great piss off our allies always good way to start off

      You mean like dubya did for 8 years.

      • 20 votes
      #2.7 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:32 AM EDT

      Up the rebels remember 1776. USA USA USA. Those comments irked the lords of the UK, but probably matched what most Brits think.

        #2.8 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:04 AM EDT

        Sam:

        Uh, that's Dumbya.

        • 4 votes
        #2.9 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:06 AM EDT

        The Brittish people who hate us do so because of republician policies.

        • 13 votes
        #2.10 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:07 AM EDT

        Its better than getting pissed on while you BOW DOWN to them.

        • 4 votes
        #2.11 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:10 AM EDT

        Sragan, I don't recall Obama ticcing off any European allies in re: to being too soft on the middle east. Generally, they think he is being too harsh and continuing GW's policies. Naturally, conservatives in the US think Obama is being too soft in continuing GW's policies.

        • 5 votes
        #2.12 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:17 AM EDT

        So, if that had been OBAMA, none of you hypocrites would have said anything, right? REALLY!?!?!?!?!?

        • 9 votes
        #2.13 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:19 AM EDT

        Here we go, now ROMNEY is APOLOGIZING to our allies just like everyone says Obama did.

        Maybe he should stop criticizing the current administration and start telling us what HIS administration would do. What a one trick dressage horse.

        • 11 votes
        #2.14 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:23 AM EDT

        Mitt just don't get it. He thinks just because he is rich and his employees tell him he is brillitnant -- tha the rest of the world must think so too!

        • 10 votes
        #2.15 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:30 AM EDT

        Well...Mr. Pander Pants Romney once again positioned himself on both sides of his issue. It is Mittsters "Can't Miss by being on Both Sides of every issue " strategy.

        Certainly is missing with the voters , who see Mr. Pander Pants Romney saying anything, at anytime, for anybody!

        Vote Obama/Biden 2012

        • 13 votes
        #2.16 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:35 AM EDT

        Bill Washington, you're right. To me his backing down and flip flopping has shown his cards. Had he stood up for his statement he'd have had my respect.

        The funny thing is if you read user comments on most British newspaper sites, the only ones criticizing Romney are Americans. The local residents are simply chiming in and bashing the organizers for their lack of preparedness.

        For example an issue that isn't being publicized here (and I know this firsthand because I donated my company provided tickets to my son, sister and niece who are attending the games): most events have a "latest time" you are allowed to get to the gate. Not a problem you would think. Except for one issue, many of these events are requiring you to get there so early that your check-in time is BEFORE you could get there using the tube or buses which despite publicity have NOT extended their hours as much as needed. Maybe someone like Cameron or Blair zipping along through special lanes reserved for VIP's throughout London can get to whatever he wants to go see, but those who are simply trying to get from A to B are discovering they will have to jump through hoops to get where they need to go.

          #2.17 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:35 AM EDT

          England newspaper names Mittster, "Nowhere Man" from the Beatles famous song.

          Priceless! Even England dispises him.

          • 11 votes
          #2.18 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:04 PM EDT

          Better that the clueless man... Dumboma

          • 1 vote
          #2.19 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:37 PM EDT

          So Cameron and the Marxist Liberal Media go on the attack of Romney. One month before the games and the security firm's union employees go on strike, forcing the call up thousands of british troops.

          Sorry Cameron, for drawing attention to the problem ... by the way Salt Lake City is not in the middle of ... NOWHERE ... it's in the middle of the GD United States ... you know the guys that saved your green teeth aceholes from GD Hilter.

          and where is OUR Marxist Liberal MSM when the possible next President of the United States is unfairly attack ... they're right there with them ...

          Why did Cameron and the Marxist Liberal Media attacking Romney it's because they're Liberals, Romney's remarks were criticism of the Securit Firm's Union thuggery ... Striking one month before the Games for triple pay. Of course Cameron is of the Pro Union Party ...

          I live in the middle of NOWHERE and I am a proud NOWHERE MAN

          • 1 vote
          #2.20 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:55 PM EDT

          Beelzebubb - the British print media is overwhelmingly right-wing (there's only two left-of-centre newspapers).

          The British broadcast media is legally bound to be neutral on politics and give anybody, political party (even the extreme-right) or firm criticized the right to reply.

          The security firms's union employees didn't go on strike: the problem was that the security firm hadn't recruited anywhere near enough employees (unionized or otherwise).

          Salt Lake City may not be in the middle of nowhere but London has a population of 15 million (10 times that of SLC), has the world's busiest international airport (Heathrow), several other major international hub airports, an international rail terminus, 5 major railway stations, the co-leading financial district alongside NYC and a major river flowing through it. Of course, it is going to be harder to organize an Olympics (and the Security) in such a place.

          As for the the Hitler/ saving asses quip - well, if we hadn't held out alone for three years while you're leaders were busy counting the flowers on the wallpaper (or whatever) then you'd have sued for peace with Hitler and just let the rest of the world rot.

          You do know that Cameron is a Tory, the pro-business, pro-private enterprise, pro-capitalist party, the traditional ally of the Republicans? Cameron's about as liberal as Thatcher!

          The people threatening to strike before the games were bus drivers asking for triple pay for overtime only. The Immigration staff were threatening to strike for more workers to help with the increased numbers coming in for the Olympics.

          As for Cameron being of the Pro-Union Party.... he's Tory/ Conservative... the party that during the 80s under Thatcher restricted Union activity to next to nothing.

          I would suggst you are less 'proud nowhere man' and more 'proud know-nothing man'.

          • 2 votes
          #2.21 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:22 PM EDT

          When an Evil Liberal Democrat flip-flops on any issue, it's bad, really eeeeeeeeeevil bad. When an Angel of The Lord Conservative Republican flip-flops on any issue, though -- "oh, he simply changed his mind. it's ok for people, even a politician, to change their mind".

          Yep, ol' Mittens Romney sure is a catch, ain't he. Gee, do ya think he'll be using a TELEPROMPTER when he makes his speeches?

          • 5 votes
          #2.22 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:49 PM EDT

          PS: what's 'GD'? And why is the US GD and Hilter (or Hitler even) GD?

          Is GD something good or something bad?

            #2.23 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:07 PM EDT

            Business as usual for Romney. He does this so much now no one bats an eye anymore.

            He is nothing but a huge embarrassment. Go away Mitt you fool.

            • 2 votes
            #2.24 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:27 PM EDT

            Ligeti

            PS: what's 'GD'? And why is the US GD and Hilter (or Hitler even) GD?

            Is GD something good or something bad?

            beelzebub is trying to show how "Christian" he/she is by not actually "saying" GODDAMN. Problem is, the mere use of the initials in place of the word, showing the INTENT to use it, is enough to get them kicked into Hell, according to the Christian Bible.

            Just one of many reasons I have never claimed to be Christian.

            • 1 vote
            #2.25 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:38 PM EDT

            nwnative

            Business as usual for Romney. He does this so much now no one bats an eye anymore.

            He is nothing but a huge embarrassment. Go away Mitt you fool.

            And yet he and his acolytes bitch and complain when any "evil Satanic liberal" does the same thing. Go figure.

              #2.26 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:39 PM EDT

              Ligeti

              It depends on how you look at it. I personally have no problem being damned by a God that I don't believe exists.

                #2.27 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:43 PM EDT

                Agnon Mema - Thank you for clarifying.

                I tend to call myself a Christian - just not a terribly good one! - and I've used language a lot worse. I was always under the impression that it was the faith in the Gospel story that was the important bit; that and trying to love your neighbour as yourself.... but I'm no theologian! :)

                I'm surprised it's considered particularly Christian to gloat over other people's misfortunes (the hundreds of thousands of lives lost in the Blitz, for instance), insult their appearance, spreading disinformation about their security and unions (isn't that bearing false witness?), calling people 'aceholes' (I can make an educated guess on that one!), etc.... but, as I said, I'm no theologian. ;)

                Thanks again.

                  #2.28 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:52 PM EDT
                  Reply

                  I would imagine the first thing he said is how he felt and the seond thing he said was because it turned out saying the first thing was politically damaging. Flip-flop, etch-a-sketch, you can always just erase your mistakes and start over. This guy is not presidential material.

                  So is Romney overseas for the political campaign or because he really wanted to go to the Olympics and needed an excuse so it wouldn't look like he was taking a break from the campaign?

                  • 29 votes
                  Reply#3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:17 AM EDT

                  You think he was trying to imitate Obama?

                  • 7 votes
                  #3.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:26 AM EDT

                  In what way, h engbers? First, Romney makes a mistake with the Austrailian foreign minister by saying the minister said America was on a decline (from a private conversation in CA), which brought the minister out the very next day, saying he never said that, oops. Second, he pisses off England's PM by slanting their Olympics.oops. What's next on the campaign trail of gaffes agenda, oh, Israel. I'm sure THAT will go well too. Funny he had no bad things to say about Barclays and LIBOR, who he's seeing while in England.

                  • 28 votes
                  #3.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:42 AM EDT

                  You think you're upset now Fantom... Wait till Mittens becomes Prez.

                  Mittens 2012... Like Obama said "If Romney becomes Pesident he didn't do it by himself."

                  • 2 votes
                  #3.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:55 AM EDT

                  Fanto...sure he did Not Mention Barclays..Or the Libor scandal..

                  he is having a $75,000 a plate fund raiser with all of the big player...the foreign 1% ers. Hey I wonder if he talked to Burma about why they did not get the contract to make the USA cloths...like he gave them in the 2002 Games??

                  What Mittens...no $$$ for you in that deal?

                  • 11 votes
                  #3.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:57 AM EDT

                  The Libor meeting is the most relevant part of Mr. Romney's trip to London. He should be grateful that the public is focusing on a simple mis-step on the Olympics, rather than the incredible meeting he is having with the most powerful banksters in the world. Talk about stupid timing!

                  • 4 votes
                  #3.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:42 AM EDT

                  Obama has made so many gaffe's that the liberals are just rejoicing that Romney told the truth. You talk about insulting England...how about his wife HUGGING the Queen!! She acted like the Queen was her gramma lol. You notice the Obama's were not invited to William and Kate's wedding after that. And obama didn't bow to the Queen either.....but he almost touched his forhead to the floor for the muslim king. Romney is like a breath of fresh air!

                    #3.6 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:57 PM EDT

                    USA/Canuck;

                    You need to go back to school, just so you can learn how to actually tell the truth. By the way, how is that you're both a Citizen of the U.S.A. and Canada...

                    Well, you must be, since you chose the name "USA/Canuck". Or is it just that you can't make up your mind which one you would like to be?

                      #3.7 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:44 PM EDT

                      I don't know what US citizenship rights are like but could he have been born in the US to Canadian parents (or vice versa), or maybe have have one American and one Canadian parent. And isn't it possible to take American citizenship while retaining the previous one (I must confess I got that last one from a US drama I saw - so may be wrong). Just speculating.

                      • 1 vote
                      #3.8 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:07 PM EDT

                      Agnon

                      You need to go back to school and learn about Dual Citizenship. I have friends who have dual German/American citizenship.

                        #3.9 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:24 PM EDT

                        There was news story a couple weeks back about another super-rich whiner that thinks they are somehow entitled to things just because they're super-rich who decided that she was going to become a citizen of another country so she wouldn't have to pay any more onerous, exorbitant U.S. taxes. It is not illegal to have dual citizenship, i.e., be both a U.S. citizen and a Canadian citizen -- but it ain't right, either.

                        My opinion (yes, it's MY opinion, if certain people don't like it then they don't have to share it) that if someone wants to be an Uber-Patriot and spew a lot of nonsense bullshiite about how others are "traitors" just because of some political crap, then they should own up to being ONLY a U.S. citizen. In other words, when it comes to being a U.S. citizen, you either is, or you ain't -- there is no "Canadian-American", "Irish-American", "German-American", etc, etc, etc.

                        It's like being "part" Italian, "part" German, "part" Native American Indian, etc: WHICH part, your arm, your leg, maybe your toenails?

                          #3.10 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:44 PM EDT

                          Actually, my friends who have dual German/American citizenship have it because their mother is a native German and their father was an American stationed in Germany. They didn't automatically have dual citizenship, but their mother wanted it just because they have free healthcare in Germany, and back then it was an option. I'm not sure if it still is. It turned out to be a good call, as one of them has had to go back to Germany for expensive cancer treatments that would have bankrupted their entire family had they had to pay the exorbitant health costs of U.S. care(which is largely inferior to German medicine). So, I guess you could say, from an Uber-Patriotic point of view, that the only parts of them that are German are the ones that don't work right.

                            #3.11 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:23 PM EDT
                            Reply

                            This clown is a joke and now the world knows it !

                            • 34 votes
                            Reply#4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:18 AM EDT

                            The world is full of clowns and jokes - just look at this blog.

                            • 6 votes
                            #4.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:10 AM EDT
                            Reply

                            Englands all pissy about his comments, yet they're selling bags that say " I'm renting my flat to a fat Amercian"

                            • 7 votes
                            Reply#5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:18 AM EDT

                            Thatss because they're still upset that we had to bail their sorry asses out of two World Wars. As for FAT - ever been to Great Britain? They have no room to talk. The US is #1 and they are #3 in the world , but when you balance it by demographics, 1 out of 4 brits are obese versus 1 out of 3.5 americans. BIG FRIGGIN DIFFERENCE - NOT!!

                            • 2 votes
                            #5.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:10 AM EDT

                            I doubt if you've ever seen such a bag, since the British say LETTING, not renting. (letting to; renting from).

                            • 11 votes
                            #5.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:17 AM EDT

                            I don't recall the name of the designer or the exact wording (renting or letting) but the bags DO exist according to a recent on-line article and pictures of them were displayed with the article.

                            • 2 votes
                            #5.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:52 AM EDT

                            JP - always an easy one to pull out, the 'we bailed their sorry asses out of two world wars'.

                            Unfortunately, it was an American negotiator's demands for extremely punitive sanctions against Germany post-WWI that helped lay groundwork for WWII. (And you only turned up for the last 18 months.)

                            And, more importantly, if the UK hadn't held out against the odds, suffering nightly saturation bombing of their cities and infrastructure (ironically, a lot on the area in and around the current Olympics' site), alone and unaided for three years while American leaders picked the fluff from their collective navels then the US would probably have just sued for peace with Hitler's Germany and who knows where the world would be right now.

                            And we're not pissy, we thought Romney's comments were a bit undiplomatic and ill-timed (and not terribly presidential). And the 'Obama touches Queen' thing..... we thought that was funny. I can't think of anyone being 'offended'. Anyone would think we'd all been hit on the head by the sense-of-humour police.

                            Politicians make gaffes, that's what they're there for: sometimes they say the wrong thing and it leads to war; sometimes they say the wrong thing and it leads to mirth.

                            I'd match prefer the second.

                            • 5 votes
                            #5.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:21 PM EDT

                            Yes, JP, we fought with the Brits in WW 2 and we helped save them and us too. We also had the advantage of fighting in their country, not ours, so we missed out on all that bombing and destruction. And if we hadn't, we all would be speaking German right now, those of us who weren't Jewish, Catholic or Polish when we were over run. Yes, things would sure be different. Then there is the fact that we dragged them into several of our wars that they had no reason to care about, but they came along and their men died too. I'll say this about you, you are a mean spirited person with a nasty attitude. I hope no English person read your post, you are an embaressment to the U.S.

                            • 5 votes
                            #5.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:17 PM EDT

                            Should mention, belatedly, that JP's facts on obesity are a 'bit' wrong too.

                            36% of American adults are obese (1 in 3) compared to 21% of British adults (1 in 5). Which is a much bigger difference than he chose to infer.

                            As for being overweight (rather than just obese): the US is 9th internationally (by percentage); the UK is 28th.

                            Surprisingly, in between the US and UK are, amongst others, Argentina, Greece, New Zealand, Mexico and Australia (who I'd assumed were all ultra-fit).

                            But I doubt JP's that interested in stats.

                            • 1 vote
                            #5.6 - Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:42 PM EDT
                            Reply

                            Not a great beginning to Romney's foreign diplomacy. Of course he's only going to have the chance to play at it for about 5 months anyway.

                            • 14 votes
                            Reply#6 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:22 AM EDT

                            He is better than what we now have in office !!!

                            • 10 votes
                            Reply#7 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:23 AM EDT

                            @Tommy Even if that is true, we need to raise our bar high. We cannt afford to be careless with out words.

                            • 4 votes
                            #7.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:41 AM EDT

                            Exactly....

                              #7.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:38 PM EDT

                              If........you actually think that what you perceive to be a familiar problem, can be solved by an unfamiliar "solution", then have at it! Haul your biased non- analytical mind to the designated polling place & pull the lever of your choice. You are entitled to your opinion, as am I...now you have heard mine!

                                #7.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:46 PM EDT

                                RON PAUL is the best choice for prez.

                                  #7.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:21 PM EDT

                                  No Ron Paul is NOT the best choice at all. The BEST choice is the person who will do what is Right and Just at ALL times -- no matter the consequences.

                                  Even Ron Paul places money ahead of doing what is Right and Just.

                                    #7.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:46 PM EDT

                                    If only Ron Paul would have disassociated himself with the Republican Party and run as an independent.

                                      #7.6 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:46 PM EDT

                                      Justin B-3020259

                                      If only Ron Paul would have disassociated himself with the Republican Party and run as an independent.

                                      He did, and he is. But he's still doing what every other politician has done: HE'S SPENDING OTHER PEOPLES' MONEY TO PAY HIS CAMPAIGN BILLS.

                                        #7.7 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:48 PM EDT

                                        Last I heard, Ron Paul was still a Republican. If he wasn't, why was he involved in the Republican Primaries? Or did he pull a Republican style flip-flop and go independent when it was obvious he wouldn't get the RNC nomination?

                                          #7.8 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:30 PM EDT
                                          Reply

                                          I love how Romney always blames the opposition when it comes to his shortcomings. He won't release any more of his tax information because the opposition will use it against me at the slightest turn. My question is, what's in the returns then that would be questionable? Maybe the American voters would like to know more about you Mr. Romney other than what your handlers are feeding us. Second, do you expect any of us to believe that you are actually going to write your own speech for the convention. Nothing personal, but you don't sound like you've had an original thought since 1964 when you were in high school. Glad you had an interview with Matt Lauer to clear the air about your gaffes brought on by that nasty Brian Williams with his "gotcha" questioning.

                                          • 25 votes
                                          #8 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:23 AM EDT

                                          If you replaced Romney with Obama in your post , you would be describing Obama to a tee!

                                          • 9 votes
                                          #8.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:31 AM EDT

                                          I guess I am supposed to be outraged at what Mitt does with his own money rather than what BO does with mine??

                                          • 9 votes
                                          #8.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:38 AM EDT
                                          Comment author avatarbiggreenbooExpand Comment Comment collapsed by the community

                                          Best line of the morning ... Thanks Sow.

                                          • 6 votes
                                          #8.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:59 AM EDT

                                          The thing is that there is no questionable things in his tax papers, but from what happened last time he released information....the negative barrage of rhetoric for weeks that "Romney only paid 15%" (when that was exactly what he was legally required to pay) and they barely even mentioned the 15% he donated to charity. Why would he unnecessarily go through that again!

                                          • 4 votes
                                          #8.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:05 AM EDT

                                          Why would he unnecessarily go through that again!

                                          For the same reason that Obama has had to prove over and over again that he is a US citizen.

                                          • 14 votes
                                          #8.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:35 AM EDT

                                          He donated 15% to charity to lower his tax responsibilities. What are your tax rates? You don't have a problem with the richest of Americans paying only 15% while the rest of us pay 20% or more? And by the way Romney's taxes were actually less than 15%.

                                          • 9 votes
                                          #8.6 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:04 AM EDT

                                          Michelle woods, How do you know there is nothing questionable in the tax papers??? He TOLD you personally? if there is nothing to hide, than whats the problem? There is got to be something worse that the 14% thing, like paying nothing at all. Legal or not, fancy accounting or not, he should tell the truth. Is he ashamed that he shelters his wealth in off shore acccounts? He should be, when he wants to be president and expect us to pay up to the full extent.

                                          As far as charity, 10% goes to the Morman church as required by their law, that as a Bishop, I assume he is faithful. This leaves only 5% for others.. He should go through that again because it is the honorable thing to do, you could have asked Romneys father about that.

                                          • 6 votes
                                          #8.7 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:17 AM EDT

                                          boo, JP, SOW, engbers,

                                          Y'all need to STOP listening to the OPINIONS of Hannity, O'Reilly and FOX, and start looking at the policies that ROMNEY wants to put in place.

                                          How can you cut the deficit with another TRILLION-DOLLAR tax cut for the rich? Without cutting defense, you would virtually shut down the Government by cutting anything else.

                                          The CBO says that ROMNEY's plan will increase the deficit by another two trillion, but the rich will get richer.

                                          Gee I hope you guys are rich, or you ain't paying attention.

                                          • 13 votes
                                          #8.8 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:33 AM EDT

                                          I don't care what Mitt Romney does with his money, (which obviously he cares a lot about) what I do care is what is going to do with MY MONEY, with the rest of the 98% of not wealthy people, I work for I have, nobody gives me nothing for free, I pay my taxes( at my tax bracket which is way higher than Mr Romney) and I am not trying to pay less, so I expect that the person that want to be my president do the honorable thing to be as honest as he can be (which I thing Mr Romney can't be much) and when he is campaigning for my vote support his honesty and worthiness in papers and actions. About his Olympics comment, even if the british media was all about if it wasn't Mr Romney place to publicly criticize it....

                                          • 5 votes
                                          #8.9 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:09 PM EDT

                                          The Republican/FOX style is to repeat a lie or half-trith over and over again for several days (or weeks)until they can than quote themselves as a source to prove it is a fact! Mosat attacks that a right-leaning poster here does that -- ("that is really "Obama") --is just proof of that attack style -- a school yard - 3rd grade "iIm rubber -- You're Glue' thing. Next they will be resorting to calling people they don't agree with "poo poo -heads" -- being angry, ingorant and self-important is no way to go thru life folks -- Independent though and resource is so very important -- please, pleae, please -- READ

                                          • 6 votes
                                          #8.10 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:09 PM EDT

                                          Why is it that anytime a Journist in a speciallt arranged "fluff piece' interview asked a republican a direct question --it is considered a "gottcha" question? But any wing-nut can come out from any rock and accuse the elected present of the United Staes of any thing they want --is that is OK?

                                          • 3 votes
                                          #8.11 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:15 PM EDT

                                          His failure to release his tax records is Mitt's downfall. It's over for him. His snide remark made absolutely no difference in the outcome of the 2012 run for president. Obama should be laughing quietly at the selection republicans have made, in their choice for president. I know I am.

                                          Obama/Biden 2012

                                          • 8 votes
                                          #8.12 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:21 PM EDT

                                          Dumboma is the blame everyone but me idiot!!!!

                                            #8.13 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:40 PM EDT

                                            Sow your seeds, not mine!

                                            I guess I am supposed to be outraged at what Mitt does with his own money rather than what BO does with mine??

                                            Go ahead, vote for Romney -- and when he's President he'll be spending your money! He has already proven that he won't spend any of his own money.

                                            Hey, Romney is a multi-millionaire, with probably a billion or more in those off-shore accounts of his, so why the hell does he need anyone to donate money for his campaign? WHY DOESN'T HE JUST PAY HIS OWN WAY LIKE HE SAYS THE REST OF US HAVE TO?

                                              #8.14 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:03 PM EDT

                                              Romney's tax rate is exactly the same as all Americans. There is a tax rate on earned income and another rate on capital gains. My husband is a school teacher and I am a stay at home mother and I pay the same rate on capital gains as Romney and President Obama and Harry Reid. It just so happens that most of Romney's income IS capital gains. That is the tax law. Look it up, nothing questionable about it.

                                              And who cares if 10% of Romney's 15% charitable donations went to the LDS Church. The LDS Church is one of the most repuitable charitable organizations out there. Look it up. Nearly 100% of charitable donations go directly to charitable causes all over the world (not even the Red Cross can say that). Not to mention the thousands and thousands of volunteer man hours that LDS church members give everyday. That money is put to far better use there than anything the government might do with it.

                                                #8.15 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:33 PM EDT
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                                                “It will be a great moment and it will be an opportunity to talk about who we are, but also our vision for the country,’’ Mitt said. “I think this has to be an American century as we go forward. I’m concerned that we’re drifting in a direction right now that is not showing the best side of America.’’

                                                Of course, YOU are Mitt the Twit!!!!!!!

                                                • 18 votes
                                                Reply#9 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:23 AM EDT

                                                You can't be taken seriously when you end your comment with name calling.

                                                It makes one want to say "I know you are , but what am I?"

                                                • 2 votes
                                                #9.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:02 PM EDT

                                                But that is Mitt's style of attack!

                                                • 3 votes
                                                #9.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:43 PM EDT
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                                                MSNBC - You're the one reporting all the negative media coverage of the London game preparedness. Don't act like its Romney who "gaffed" the olympic mgmt. He was merely expressing concern over what YOU are reporting. The same concern that everyone in the world has since the world is being attacked by islamic facist lunatics.

                                                And look at all the drooling media whores sucking it up with their twisted vaccuum. They're probably all standing in line at the dole posting from thier free cell phones that the tax payers paid for.

                                                Liberal media at its best. Attack attack attack. Frikin rediculous.

                                                • 6 votes
                                                Reply#10 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:25 AM EDT

                                                This on not liberal media, this is just a basic rule to NOT offend your ally when you are about to visit their country during the biggest world stage. I am sure he could have talked about his concern to the Prime Minister when he meet him. This is just diplomacy 101. He also talked about meeting with MI6, a meeting that was supposed to be classified and was not on his public schedule. Just this past week he has been criticizing the White House for leaks, but he can't even keep his own mouth shut. I shudder to think what stuff he will say while he visits Israel.

                                                • 13 votes
                                                #10.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:37 AM EDT

                                                What has Romney leaked? Romney doesn't even have access to classified information. Romney didn't offend anyone. MSNBC lied and falsely reported that.

                                                I'm not defending Romney, only disbelieveing MSNBC because of their lies and false jounalism, and twiested interpretation of people's words.

                                                • 7 votes
                                                #10.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:48 AM EDT

                                                I have sen a lot of posts on here that says MSNBC is lying and falsely reporting the news. Well what i have to say to all you that believe this is post any and all site to back up your claim. It's time put up or shut up and go back to watching Faux news where you belong.

                                                • 9 votes
                                                #10.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:18 AM EDT

                                                How can MSNBC falsely report the news that comes right out of Romney's mouth as we are watching him? And, to MSNBC's credit, they played the whole interview with out cutting and splicing to make Romney look bad. He did a fine job all by himself, just kept right on talking and insulted the effort put forth by the British for the Olympics. He just never knows when to shut up! Then he tries to "fix" it when he realized what an ass he has made of himself and makes it worse by making look like he gives his blessing! The great man with allll that experience approves!! Why did he offer his opinion? Why didn't he just simply apologise ?

                                                • 7 votes
                                                #10.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:54 AM EDT

                                                cvd...you Only want more Sugar with that Tea? What Mitt Witt did is like going over to someones home for a BBQ and saying "I don't think you have a good enough heat source, or that's Not enough food" What a total embarrassment

                                                Just goes to show you money does Not = class.

                                                And This was the best the GOP/TEAS/ Party of No could come up with?

                                                They are loosing the "true" base (not the tea base) so fast they are only a shell of whiners, lie-rs, and traitors left. Sad

                                                • 9 votes
                                                #10.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:08 AM EDT

                                                Mittster is a master at Foreign policy matters. His knowledge showed when a little while back Mitt proclaimed Russia as "Public enemy number one!" Mitt thought the Cold War was still going on. Pissed of Russia worse then he just did England.

                                                Message to Mitt, pick up copy of "World Current Event History for Dummies," and start studying. Mitt single handedly starts the Cold War with Russia all over again. Too bad he just could be more like Palin and look at Russia from his kitchen window and keep his mouth shut. Foreign current event is a foreign object to Mittster.

                                                Obama/Bide 2012

                                                • 6 votes
                                                #10.6 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:21 AM EDT

                                                I'm with you, Sophie. I can't wait to hear what kind of ridiculously offensive and insensitive(presidential) remarks he makes in Israel. He'll probably compare Mormonism with Judaism or possibly call a mosque a synagogue. It's gonna be EPIC.

                                                • 2 votes
                                                #10.7 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:03 PM EDT
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                                                As usual, the dems can't see through their own prejudice... up until one second ago, even London was concerned...until they put in 2x the amount of troops that they have in Afghanastan ... Mitt expresses that concern and the PM shoots back because he needs to recoop the 14 billion spent... and any ding may mean 1 billion less... who cares whether it is Utah or London?... It took one person to plant a bomb in Atlanta... I think that's what Mitt is getting at... a serious concern...

                                                • 5 votes
                                                Reply#11 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:26 AM EDT

                                                obviously you do not know what your talking about because Mitt himself now says they are totally prepared. Do yourself a favor and don't stick up for Mitt because face it he can change the other way in a second flat and leave you to look like a fool if he thinks it benefits him politically

                                                • 19 votes
                                                #11.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

                                                If I were a Democrat, I really wouldn't want your mindless a$$ on my side...thanks for proving my point. I would have said the same thing even if the mighty savior Obama said those words...Biden, on the other hand, would only render a shrug of the shoulders since we all know he's an idiot...

                                                • 2 votes
                                                #11.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:47 AM EDT

                                                Another FLIP-FLOP Etch-a-Sketch moment for RINO Romney! They'll never remember what you said Mitten's you can just tell another LIE! That's how Mitt the LYING Twit does it!

                                                • 5 votes
                                                #11.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:00 PM EDT

                                                Democrat or republican, doesn't matter. You don't ask a fat woman if she's pregnant. I want my president to be able to get along with our enemies. Mitt can't even get along with our allies.

                                                Obama/Biden 2012

                                                • 6 votes
                                                #11.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:29 PM EDT

                                                Wow, that's hilarious - a conservative complaining about prejudice, when that's the backbone of your belief. I'll be laughing about that one for months.

                                                • 1 vote
                                                #11.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:09 PM EDT

                                                TD1022;

                                                Mitty was commenting on WEEK-OLD information -- something you would be screaming for Obama to be hung by his 'nads for. Face it, Mitty ain't Presidential at all.

                                                • 2 votes
                                                #11.6 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:14 PM EDT
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                                                OH what a surprise, the flip flop king Mitt flip flops again. Too bad flip flopping isnt in the olympics, Mitt would bring the USA a gold medal hands down.

                                                • 20 votes
                                                Reply#12 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:27 AM EDT

                                                more like ten medals...look out michael phelps...a new american champ on the horizon there...

                                                • 7 votes
                                                #12.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:36 AM EDT

                                                Isn't that special..Mitt Romney personally inspected the Olympic venue and with his considerable experience AND after all his concerns, gave it his blessing after all. So I guess it's OK now, we can heave a sigh of relief that the British people are safe, Mitt Romney said so, and we all know what a great man hs is, he never fails to tout his accomplishments..... Even though he won't reveal how he plans to solve the many problems he points out we have in the US. Guess it is easier to solve the British Olympic problems from his storied past "experience".

                                                What a snob!

                                                • 8 votes
                                                #12.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:38 AM EDT

                                                Basically Mitt is an idiot.

                                                • 8 votes
                                                #12.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:44 AM EDT
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                                                And he's running for what top U.S. office? smh

                                                If he says stupid stuff like that about our allies, I'd hate to think what will come out of his mouth if he were to be elected President.

                                                • 17 votes
                                                Reply#13 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:27 AM EDT

                                                he talks like bush duh!

                                                • 1 vote
                                                #13.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:31 PM EDT
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                                                People on the left are all the same, vitriolic and hate filled. If you do not like someone's politics, fine. We can agree to disagree, you don't have to destroy someone. I will defend your right to say or believe whatever you want. I expect the same from you without being hateful. Calling people names, etc. does not help. In fact it makes you look small and what you say gets lost. Try having an intelligent conversation without getting upset. To show you what I mean, I am not even going to go into the mistakes that the president and vice president have made in the last 3+ years. What matters is the character of your heart. Enough said.

                                                • 8 votes
                                                Reply#14 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

                                                you must be JOKING- read some of these blogs, the right wingers are the most hatful most name calling crowd known to human existance

                                                • 25 votes
                                                #14.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:35 AM EDT

                                                That's an easy answer. It's someone else's fault or they started it. This sounds like my kids fussing over a toy. What I am saying is that everyone needs to be more civil. Stop the name calling. Be an adult. If everyone started treating others with respect we would not have this problem. It STARTS with ME and YOU!!!

                                                • 4 votes
                                                #14.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:17 AM EDT

                                                Scubakev, RIGHT ON! The bitter rhetoric on this blog is horrible. Such hatred, and mostly stupid comments that come from inarticulate people! Romney's comment was an HONEST one. There have been reports for weeks that there are many serious concerns regarding security at the London Olympics. This is a tempest in a teapot...I think it's close to Obama giving the Queen a gift of his best speeches on DVDs! (narcissistic, much??) Or Michelle putting her arm around the Queen's waist at a photo op. WE Americans may think it's silly, but not touching the Queen is their protocol, and it was a boo-boo on Michelle's part. Not a biggie, but a gaffe. Personally I'll take Romney's honest comment and insight 'WAY over Obama bowing to a Saudi King. Bottom line: Let's ALL pray for a safe and wonderful Olympics, with great competition from every country!

                                                • 3 votes
                                                #14.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:58 AM EDT

                                                England newspaper names Mittster "Nowhere Man" after famous Beatles song.

                                                Angry after his comments Mittster made about the Olymplics in England, the newsper dubbed Mitts "Nowhere man."

                                                The words to the song are...

                                                He's a real nowhere man,
                                                Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
                                                Making all his nowhere plans
                                                for nobody.

                                                Doesn't have a point of view,
                                                Knows not where he's going to,
                                                Isn't he a bit like you and me?

                                                Nowhere Man please listen,
                                                You don't know what you're missing,
                                                Nowhere Man,the world is at your command!

                                                (lead guitar)

                                                He's as blind as he can be,
                                                Just sees what he wants to see,
                                                Nowhere Man can you see me at all?

                                                Nowhere Man, don't worry,
                                                Take your time, don't hurry,
                                                Leave it all till somebody else
                                                lends you a hand!

                                                Doesn't have a point of view,
                                                Knows not where he's going to,
                                                Isn't he a bit like you and me?

                                                Nowhere Man please listen,
                                                you don't know what you're missing
                                                Nowhere Man, the world is at your command!

                                                He's a real Nowhere Man,
                                                Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
                                                Making all his nowhere plans
                                                for nobody.
                                                Making all his nowhere plans
                                                for nobody.
                                                Making all his nowhere plans
                                                for nobody!

                                                • 6 votes
                                                #14.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:13 PM EDT

                                                "Serious concerns" do not equal "unprepared". Unless, of course, you're Mitt Romney and you are commenting on WEEK-OLD information.

                                                Hey, if Mitty actually becomes President of the U.S.A., maybe he can start a huge, years-long war by relying on and commenting on MONTHS-OLD information! (can't but wonder if he worked from old, outdated info when he was running Bain...)

                                                • 1 vote
                                                #14.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:51 PM EDT

                                                Agnon

                                                "maybe he can start a huge, years-long war by relying on and commenting on MONTHS-OLD information!"

                                                You mean just like Bush did? Oh, wait. That wasn't old information, it was MISINFORMATION(wmd's).

                                                  #14.6 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:37 PM EDT
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                                                  I’m concerned that we’re drifting in a direction right now that is not showing the best side of America. He's the one showing the "not the best side of America. What an oaf!

                                                  • 17 votes
                                                  Reply#15 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

                                                  NOW YOU'RE CONCERNED!!!??? After voting in Obama?

                                                  • 6 votes
                                                  #15.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:03 AM EDT

                                                  No we have been concerned since president bush.

                                                  • 7 votes
                                                  #15.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:13 AM EDT

                                                  You young kids have been concerned since Shrub -- your parents have been concerned since Reagan!

                                                  To the War Room, we have to kickstart the Economy by invading another Sovereign Nation!

                                                    #15.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:55 PM EDT
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                                                    What the bloody hell are the Limie's doing entering their bloody opinions into our Presidential Elections? All Romney did was state facts that have arisen - it the Brit's got a problem with that, it's their problem! Next, the Brit's will blame Romney if anything really does happen, and completely ignore the fact that their people issued what seemed a challenge to any would be trouble makers that may raise their ugly heads over there! Their Mayor's a WANKER!

                                                    • 4 votes
                                                    Reply#16 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:30 AM EDT

                                                    Maybe you need to look at your arrogant attitude to see....Romney is a first class moron. It is people like you that make people hate americans.GROW UP

                                                    • 19 votes
                                                    #16.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:35 AM EDT

                                                    yEAH , Mitt should of told cameron we kicked your british Butts twice already, don't make us do it again! (sarcasm)

                                                    • 5 votes
                                                    #16.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:41 AM EDT

                                                    Yep. Who cares what the world thinks about America. You let Bush embarrass the country now elect Romney so he can bring us back to being a laughing stock. Of course then don't get upset when country's snub us when we ask for their support. Freedom Fries!

                                                    • 14 votes
                                                    #16.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:44 AM EDT

                                                    Gary2009-1 ... im confused by your staement .... wich facts that romney stated are you refering to.... the statement that the U.K. is screwing up .... or the statement 12 hours later that they are doing a great job ... could you please clarify...Since mitt doesnt seem to be able to again.

                                                    • 12 votes
                                                    #16.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:51 AM EDT

                                                    Democrats like to be lied to (hence their current choice of canadates) were Mitt tells the truth as he sees it. (kind of refreashing). They want four more years of Hi unemployment so they can get everyone on welfare programs, and the government will control everything. Obama wants us to be like his favorate countries Greece and Russia. He has driven us off the cliff, just haven't hit the bottom yet.

                                                    • 5 votes
                                                    #16.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:02 AM EDT

                                                    The truth as Mitt sees it keeps changing as soon as he takes a breath. Which truth are we supposed to know is the one he really believes? The first one, the second one, the third one, etc, etc. ??????

                                                    • 10 votes
                                                    #16.6 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:21 AM EDT

                                                    Gary...Where did you come up with the "Limie's" getting involved with our Politics???

                                                    Your blind Kissie fest with Mitt has given you major brain freeze. Get over it. Mitt Can not be left alone to speak...he trips over his feet, Every time. I can't wait for the debate with Obama. BTW What are you trying to HIDE Mitt? Where are those Tax returns You know the one wifey said "You People" don't need to see?

                                                    • 7 votes
                                                    #16.7 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:20 AM EDT

                                                    Gary: I couldn't spot where us Limeys gave an opinion on your presidential election. Romney made an undiplomatic comment before visiting, we responded to that particular comment.

                                                    We didn't mention who you should vote for (not like the Germans did to Greece in their last election!). That's your business.

                                                    But if you're visiting someone else's home it's usually courteous not to criticize their choice in decor.

                                                    • 2 votes
                                                    #16.8 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:41 PM EDT

                                                    "The truth as he sees it"....... Trouble is, he has yet to actually see THE TRUTH.

                                                    Oh, and when you Reich-wing CONservative Tea-Taggers compare Mitty to Obama, all you're doing is comparing idiots. That's right, they are BOTH idiots.

                                                      #16.9 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:02 PM EDT

                                                      Maybe he could see the truth if was wearing invisible glasses....

                                                        #16.10 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:38 PM EDT
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                                                        Romney is on a diplomatic tour? What for? Shouldn't the right wing conservatives be outraged since tax money is spent on such things as secret service?

                                                        • 19 votes
                                                        Reply#17 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:31 AM EDT

                                                        don't know about that. he can afford them and more.

                                                          #17.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:57 PM EDT

                                                          But Mitty isn't paying all the bills on this trip -- he's SPENDING OTHER PEOPLES' MONEY.

                                                          • 1 vote
                                                          #17.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:14 PM EDT
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                                                          The republican party has produced some first class morons in their history but Mitt might be their finest work to date, although Palin set the bar quite high. Don't like what Mitt's stance on an issue is? No problem, he'll reverse it for you and deny he ever felt otherwise.

                                                          • 21 votes
                                                          Reply#18 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:32 AM EDT
                                                          1. As far as I am concernedned Mitt can jump on his private aircraft and go home - Hopefully we will never see his dumb face and comments in London again. You wonder why people think americans are arrogant - there you go.....
                                                          • 22 votes
                                                          Reply#19 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:32 AM EDT

                                                          Mark Ackery ..... Nooooo ..... please dont put him on the plane ... so many americans dont want him back.

                                                          • 17 votes
                                                          #19.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:08 AM EDT

                                                          Mark, when he does jump back on his plane, will you see if he straps his horse to the top? I'd love a pic!

                                                          • 6 votes
                                                          #19.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:43 PM EDT

                                                          NOOOOOO. send him back. I'd rather see Mitt as the republican hopeful, than somebody that could possibly win the election. I'll sleep better without having to worry about republican rule.

                                                          Obama/Biden 2012

                                                          • 5 votes
                                                          #19.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:46 PM EDT
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                                                          The world is now tired of Mr. Richie-Rich Romoney and his constant pompous put downs. At some point he will have to be more than the, "I'm better than Obama" candidate if he wants to win.

                                                          Now we know why conservatives were so excited about clowns like Bachman, Cain, Perry and Santorem...

                                                          • 21 votes
                                                          Reply#20 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:33 AM EDT

                                                          "The world is now tired of Mr. Richie-Rich Romney........"

                                                          Exaggerate much?

                                                          • 4 votes
                                                          #20.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:40 AM EDT

                                                          Flip-flop, flip-flop, flip-flop....and it just continues, on and on.

                                                          Mitt should be a fence painter....he's really good at reaching both sides at any given time.

                                                          • 13 votes
                                                          #20.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:05 AM EDT

                                                          I'm a democrat and I would have voted for Ron Paul. Mitt was a mistake for republicans.

                                                          • 1 vote
                                                          #20.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:47 PM EDT
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                                                          The only reason this Flip Flopper, Etch A Sketch wannabe Non Presidential, Village idiot went to London was to see his horse perform. Willard was the horse's AZZ who made a complete fool of himself.

                                                          He thought that he could research London's policies and procedures on hosting the Olympic Games and tell them what they could do better, as a result he put his proverbial foot in his stupid mouth. His Campaign manager is just as ignorant and short-sighted as he is.

                                                          I will be soooooo glad when November comes because we the American people will not have to look at this Stealy Eyed liar again. He is an embarrassment to the American people.

                                                          He is aware that he has met his "Peter's Principle", he has exceeded his level of incompetence. He will never be President!!!!!!!!

                                                          Obama 2012!!!!

                                                          • 19 votes
                                                          Reply#21 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:33 AM EDT

                                                          He had several reasons to go. Not to mention his personal experance in the Salt Lake City games, gives him insite for his accurate comments. He would make a much better president then our current "so called organizer" that has don such a great job at destroying our country in the past 3.5 years.

                                                          • 6 votes
                                                          #21.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:53 AM EDT

                                                          To 300Michael: So he went to insult the 2012 Olympics?

                                                          WANNABE president Mitt Romney infuriated Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday by making a string of embarrassing blunders.

                                                          http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4456840/Wannabe-US-President-Mitt-Romney-in-Olympics-insult-but-David-Cameron-insists-Well-show-you.html

                                                          • 7 votes
                                                          #21.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:09 AM EDT

                                                          Know what, savannah? Obama will give a standing ovation every time that Kenya gets a medal. Hell, in fact, he will hope that Mexico beats us in the medal count, too! You want to know why we lost out on the opportunity to host the 2016 Games? It was because he was involved with the Chicago2016 bid committee. We probably could have won the right to host those Games if his disloyal looking monkey-ass wasn't trying to convince the IOC to grant us the chance of hosting the games. Obama is so much the illegal alien that he comes from another planet where everyone has monkey-ears and sells out their 'own' people for a percentage.

                                                            #21.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:30 PM EDT

                                                            So, it looks like The_Messenger is the messenger from the KKK. It's been awhile since I've seen such an openly racist remark about the pres.

                                                              #21.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:59 PM EDT
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                                                              Give them a full broadside Mitt !!! A little sabre rattling is good for the soul. This is an International competition, not a sleep over.

                                                              • 7 votes
                                                              Reply#22 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:34 AM EDT
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                                                              ...and this is who the tea baggers want as the POTUS? Give me a F'n break!

                                                              • 18 votes
                                                              Reply#23 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:34 AM EDT

                                                              Compared to the alternative? The answer is a HUGE YES!!!!!

                                                              • 7 votes
                                                              #23.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:46 AM EDT

                                                              I agree the other republicans potentials were far worst ...where is Palin??? LOL

                                                              • 4 votes
                                                              #23.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:12 AM EDT

                                                              seems like you know what tea bagging is HMMMMMM

                                                              • 1 vote
                                                              #23.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:04 PM EDT

                                                              300Michael

                                                              Compared to the alternative? The answer is a HUGE YES!!!!!

                                                              Oh for @!$%#s sake, just vote for Cthulu. Why settle for the lesser evil when you can have the REAL THING?

                                                              • 2 votes
                                                              #23.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:53 PM EDT

                                                              Yes!!!

                                                              Cthulu for President 2012!!!

                                                              Why vote for the lesser evil?

                                                              • 1 vote
                                                              #23.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:40 PM EDT
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                                                              looks like the rom man is wearing his flip flops again. can't stay on script unless he's spoon fed. the silver spoon that is. the tea/bag d-bag party will support this freak no matter how bad he screws up.

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                                                              Reply#24 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:35 AM EDT
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                                                              Mitt's observations were reasonable and accurate. Just days before the UK pols and media had their knickers in a twist about the security lapses that are both real and pose a danger to those attending the games. As Mitt said, it is a bit early to pass judgment on events that have yet to unfold. The real problem is not what Mitt said or how he said it, but the thin-skinned media hounds Cameron and Boris who might have done better to quell the hyperbole than pile on. Since they are both Obama shills, their reactions were not surprising. Childish conduct as usual from these two.

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                                                              Reply#25 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:36 AM EDT

                                                              At the time they were made Mitt's comments were spot on. It is nice to see that he dosn't need a teleprompter to speak.

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                                                              #25.1 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:45 AM EDT

                                                              Cameron is a conservative, you righties eat your own don't you, if they don't agree with you

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                                                              #25.2 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:58 AM EDT

                                                              A European "conservative" is far more ideologically aligned with American Democrats than Republicans. You have to look at ideologies and platforms not a name that represents different things in different places.

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                                                              #25.3 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:15 AM EDT

                                                              THEN WHO IS alligned with american republicans?

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                                                              #25.4 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:26 AM EDT

                                                              OX Mitt thinks Anyone Wants His blessing on Their Olympics?...the man has no common sense..none or class for that matter.

                                                              Can he think MMOB?

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                                                              #25.5 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:29 AM EDT

                                                              There's lots of things that are "reasonable and accurate" that someone who wants to be the most powerful elected official in the world should have the common sense not to say in public.

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                                                              #25.6 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:33 AM EDT

                                                              Oxon..you seem to be one of the few folks with a brain. "thin skinned" is the best description of the Brits media, mayor and PM., ever. They bring true meaning to the saying, "the TRUTH hurts". As you stated, Mr. Romney was just expressing what the "offendees" concernes were, hours earlier......and rightfully so, considering the large Islamic population in the UK......not to say ALL Islamic believers are terrorist, but history shows MOST radical terrorist, are of that belief. Without a telepropmpter, an HONEST person tends to speak the truth.

                                                                #25.7 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:55 PM EDT

                                                                "US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney made some undiplomatic criticism of London's preparations for the Olympic Games on Wednesday, expressing concern about Britain's readiness to host the event."

                                                                From the Jakarta Post newspaper - thin skinned along with the rest of the world press? The defense of Mitt's gaffe on this board is some of the best humor I've come across in a while.

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                                                                #25.8 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:19 PM EDT

                                                                You are absolutely correct, not a troll. The only politicians in Europe that identify with Republicans are National Socialists.

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                                                                #25.9 - Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:21 PM EDT
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