The British press has been ripping Mitt over a SERIES of gaffes. He also
publicly spoke about meeting with the head of MI5, which in England is
considered poor form. Only DNews could create a headline putting a happy face
on this debacle.
If Mitt is to win support from relatively "friendly" nations he needs to
be more diplomatic. I want to like Mitt; I do like him a lot, but dare I
suggest that Mitt still has, in common with most of us, some "growing
up" still to do. I understand how and why he reacted to
Obama's obsequies to nations hostile to the US by going too far to the
other side with his "No Apologies" title to what may have been otherwise
a book with some merit. This superior attitude is not going to win any
friends; Romney is not the only one to have it; in fact Obama was far more
obvious with his immediate return of the "permanent loan" of the Winston
Churchill bust upon taking office and his chintzy gift of an MP3 player to the
royals. Romney is at least rather condescending to Britain and needs to regard
his visits and the high ranking hospitality extended to him with more humility,
regard it as a spiritual mission and get used to resisting the temptation to be
patronising and a poor guest.Deseret News will you publish this
comment to the web this time?
Kudos, DNews, that is some incredible spin with that headline. Same story
everywhere else has titles referring to his blunders. Here? He's a golden
Brits are funny. Very negative about themselves until someone mocks them.
Don't anyone tell them how funny the guards look at Buckingham palace.
Re: liberal larry salt lake City, utahAn 11-year-old British boy
didn't have a passport, didn't have a ticket, didn't have a
boarding pass, and somehow managed to fly all the way from England to Italy.
Sounds like Romney may have touched a raw nerve.
They rallied because of Romneys poor performance. If this was China
we would already be in another conflict.
When Romney or any other person speaks about obvious facts and they are denied
by the media, then the media exposes themselves AGAIN as puppets of the European
banking dynasty promoting an agenda of international socialism.
This is a funny story because England, herself, just said the exact same thing
Romney said. Their security is staffed at one-fourth of planned.But
the truth is, a prominent American should not go out of his way to be honest,
especially considering he isn't even at the table discussing what's
been accomplished in the past two days of Olympics preparations.Despite having more experience and capability in foreign relations than Obama
had when he became president, this is going to set Romney back a bit. Romney
needs a near-perfect campaign from here on out, because those who like the free
money are starting to settle in...
Really this is ridiculous. Every news outlet is mentioning how bad he's
doing over there. Heck, British newspapers are calling him a wannabe president
and calling him Mitt the Twit.Leave it to DNews to spin for their
agenda ... pushing a Mormon president while remaining politically neutral.
Sounds like someone should tell the Brits, "You Can't Handle the
This story is not newsworthy. But very predictable that the libs would try to
use it for their anti Romney propaganda.
great job Mitt; offend our biggest allyWhat are you going to do next? Tell
the Australians you do not like the accent?and tell the Canadians you hate
hockey and beer?if you can not say something nice, do not say anything at
Romney really needs a lesson in diplomacy. I think people in the UK would have
respected him more if he had stuck to his guns but instead he instantly
It appears that either Mitt Romney is being poorly advised, or isn't
heeding competent advice. I believe Israel is up next on his agenda. I think
we'll all be holding our breath until he get's out of the Middle East
where an uncivil tongue can spark riots.
It's an AP article. I assume the headline came with it so technically that
wouldn't be Deseret News's decision.
@VIDAR"What are you going to do next? Tell the Australians you
do not like the accent?and tell the Canadians you hate hockey and
beer?"Nah, he's going to Israel. He can go play warmonger
neo-con and that should play well to Netanyahu's group.
Re: atl134 Salt Lake City, UTIn 2011 a little-known Republican
businessman from Queens Bob Turner, channeled Jewish voter discontent with
President Obama into an upset, and won election to Congress in a heavily
Democratic district in New York City. Obama offended Netanyahu in 2010 and now
Romney is going to take advantage of his mistake.
@atl134You are correct. This is the same title that AP used.
Sometimes papers change the title I've noticed, but apparently not in this
@riflemanIf you recall that special election was because a Democratic
congressman disgraced himself via images sent on twitter. Besides, I can easily
say Democrats picked up a New York Congressional seat Republicans had held for
over half a century because she ran against the Ryan budget and made medicare
the central issue. Of course it can be said that that seat was a special
election because a Republican congressman disgraced himself via less disgusting
images of himself.
To liberal larry, OHBU, LValfre, and others:As some have already
pointed out, It's a story from the AP, you know, the Associated Press, so
quit blaming the DNews for spinning the story. Next time you might want to
check the by-line for the article before commenting.
Romney certainly isnt doing himself any favours over here. His excerpt from his
2010 book is being spread:"England [sic] is just a small island.
Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn't make things
that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn't
been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been
lost to Hitler's ambitions"He has two hashes on twitter
#RomneyShambles and #AmericanBorat. The worst thing is that people are linking
him to the church and casting LDS members over here in a negative light. Not
good at all.....
This man is an embarrassment to the U.S. He's a greedy, selfish, wealthy
man with no concern for anyone except Mitt. Outsource,, then import the
"cheap" goods to make massive profits from the very people he took the
work from. Is that what a sharp business person does, and then wants to be
elected by the very ones he put on the welefare rolls? I have my impressions of
this man and they are not printable or allowed on this web site! He
wouldn't get my vote for city dog catcher!
I never cease to be amazed how apparently insensitive to his audiences Romney
has been, but it is easy to criticize from the bleachers. I will still vote for
him. No president at all would be far superior to four more years of the
Ironic that the same week Romney is criticizing the White House for leaked
secrets, he brags about a secret meeting with MI6.
Ah yes. The Left FINALLY has a chance to blow off some steam. Besides, what
would a guy who actually RAN an Olympics that finished with a profit know about
the Olympics? How dare he express his opinion? What's he going to do
next? Give back the bush of Winston Churchill that was given to us by the Brits
as a gift? I mean, how naive would THAT be??By the way, when this
two weeks is over and the Olympics have come to an end, the unemployment rate in
the U.S. is still going to be over 8% and we are still going to be wanting for
real leadership. The Brits may be offended at Mitt today, but they will be
dealing with him on a much grander scale in January.
England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few
exceptions, it doesn't make things that people in the rest of the
world want to buy. And if it hadn't been separated from the continent by
water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler's
ambitions"QUOTEGood quote from Mr Romney and rght on
point so far as demnsrating this sad ignorance and superior attitude. England
is not an "island", Mr Romney, it is Britain that is an island but
Britain is composed of three nations: England, Scotand, and Wales. Kind of
like when another well known politician referred to the continent of Africa as a
nation, or when a well-known basketball player said how glad he was to come to
"the city of Utah". If we are to be the arbter of the destiny of
nations we ought to know some basic geography and have a love for the peoples
of the world. Best stick to this nation first.Pride sadly is our
greatest stumbling block, are we not lifted up in the pride and imaginationi of
our hearts above every nation upon th face of the earth?
Just a point of clarification on Churchill above -- the reason Obama has removed
the statue is because of Churchill's pre-WWII bloody conquest for empire in
Africa. As great as Churchill became as a heroric leader in WWII, his earlier
exploits in Africa still remain offensive to Africans and poeple of African
descent. Churchill remains controversial around the world, especially in places
where 19th and early 20th century British colonialism oppressed people, and
Churchill remains a symbol of those dark days. Churchill remains a complex
figure in British history! Not unlike Robert E. Lee in the United States. Know your history before you spout Fox News sound bites about
Obama's supposed "offenses" to the British.
Mitt thinks the US never has anything to apologize for - not to foreigners
anyway, he wants to increase the US military by another 100,000. For what? To
more effectively interfere with those other nations that are so imperfect while
our own is flawless. The attitude is at least consistent and
predictable. Of course every nation is divided and most every nation will drop
internal squabbles and unite in the face of an outside attack. Mitt's book
shows his contempt for Britain. The POTUS is elected to defend the US and to
help "mend its every flaw" not to eulogize it and cocentrate so much on
criticizing foreigners.I much prefer Ron Paul's approach, wich
is like that of our founding fathers, of friendship with other nations and
Putting first our own house in order, cleaning the inner vessel. As Mr Paul
says, we wouldn't like it if other nations interfered in our internal
affairs. Sadly that is what Mr Romney cannot resist doing, as recent remarks
At least Romney didn't tell the athletes "you didn't win that gold
medal - the government did it"! All your hard work and dedication - HA!
There are tons of hard working folks out there and they don't have gold
medals. Yes sir - you owe part of that gold to the government after all they
built the roads and bridges you drove on to get to practice!Isn't it sickening to have such a clueless president!!!