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Romney Aide Assures UK Paper That 'Anglo-Saxon' Mitt Understands Britain, Unlike African Obama

Mitt Romney is on his way to London, and aides told the UK paper Telegraph that Mitt will have better ties with Britain as President because he's a white guy:

RomneyIn remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.

Mr Romney on Wednesday embarks on an overseas tour of Britain, Israel and Poland designed to quash claims by Mr Obama’s team that he is a “novice” in foreign affairs. It comes four years after Mr Obama’s own landmark foreign tour, which attracted thousands of supporters.

They also told the Telegraph that Obama is "comfortable with American decline":

“In contrast to President Obama, whose first instinct is to reach out to America’s adversaries, the Governor’s first impulse is to consult and co-ordinate and to move closer to our friends and allies overseas so they can rely on American constancy and strength,” one told the Telegraph.

“Obama is a Left-winger," said another. "He doesn’t value the Nato alliance as much, he’s very comfortable with American decline and the traditional alliances don’t mean as much to him. He wouldn’t like singing ‘Land of Hope and Glory'.”

The two advisers said Mr Romney would seek to reinstate the Churchill bust displayed in the Oval Office by George W. Bush but returned to British diplomats by Mr Obama when he took office in 2009.

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  1. As I've noted before, the Christian Dominionist Theocrats are willing to get in bed with Romney despite his cult beliefs because some Mormon tenets are also authoritarian world conquering Theocratic (wielding the Sword of Laban) and--MOST IMPORTANTLY--he is a bona fide WHITE man.

    There may be some Brits responsive to this but they're not the ones in power.Missy Mitt doubtlessly approves of the clean cut looking lads of the National Front. They share tonsorial values.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Jul 25, 2012 11:39:45 AM

  2. I lived in Massachusetts while Romney was governor. He implemented RomneyCare, A.K.A. ObamCare, which almost identical line for line to the Massachusetts plan. Romney governed as a centralist. He has also lived outside the U.S. [Mexico and France, maybe other places], his father was governor of Michigan, he got an MBA from Harvard, and he started one of the most important venture capital firms in the U.S. He's not an unsophisticated hick.

    And I'm not a fan of his and won't vote for him. But some people need to get a grip.


    Also, I stand by my previous post about Obama and the British. And that the British [English] generally laugh at American Anglophiles. This is true.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 25, 2012 12:12:39 PM

  3. From the article:

    "However they said Mr Cameron and Mr Romney, who is being advised by several former Bush aides and other neo-conservative thinkers..."

    That's all I need to hear. End of story.

    Posted by: FRED | Jul 25, 2012 12:16:49 PM

  4. What a moron. Playing up a stereotype of a nation that is long since passed.

    Posted by: James C | Jul 25, 2012 12:44:01 PM

  5. You people just can't help lying can you. ..and when I say "you people" I mean a**holes.

    Posted by: doug | Jul 25, 2012 1:17:32 PM

  6. i was living in the UK in the months leading up to the 2008 election. Trust me - Obama's win was the best move for the USA in terms of how "America" is seen by the rest of the world.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jul 25, 2012 1:23:17 PM

  7. Yes, I'm sure the Brits pine for the days when a GOPer was in the White House and his administration turned its back on "Old Europe" in favor of the new democracies of the East (who could be counted on to open secret CIA prisons if Dubya just asked really nice like...).

    Posted by: BobN | Jul 25, 2012 1:31:32 PM

  8. You know...there's Dumb and then there's Big Dumb.

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Jul 25, 2012 1:44:36 PM

  9. Ratbastard, you're correct in your assessment of Romney. The problem is, Romney is pandering to individuals who aspire to none of the values you describe. Thus he is reflecting none of that reality. So while he certainly isn't an unsophisticated hick, he's acting like one.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jul 25, 2012 1:46:51 PM

  10. I looked up the Churchill bust issue ... Bush was lent it for 4 yrs, due to 9/11, extended for his second term, thus returning it seems like not rude ( it is extremely valuable )
    The story was invented that Obama's grandfather was a Mao Mao who hated the British. Someone else wrote that obamas real father was Malcolm X

    Posted by: Bob | Jul 25, 2012 2:03:33 PM

  11. Despite the fact that most of the early Mormons were British immigrants, the UK today is extremely left-wing and PC by US standards. Romney would be on the far right of the Tory party there. He's not actually more in-sync with British thinking than Obama. He is, however, a bigger fan of the UK in general than B.O., but this doesn't have big policy implications.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 25, 2012 2:03:54 PM

  12. I live in France, and have British, German, Austrian, Australian, Italian, Croatian, Spanish and whatever else friends. Of all backgrounds, races, creeds, genders, gender mixes — and they're a) all telling me that they're worried that Obama won't win and b) asking me what exactly IS a Republican and who the hell is the jerk with the funny name campaigning against our president.

    Even with the bumps, I've been proud these last three 1/2 years to say that I'm an American (which was not previously the case). I hope that Mr. Mittens continues to assume that Europeans are a bunch of uninformed bumpkins so he will continue shoving his foot down his own mouth. Until it comes out the other end. If he has one, as for the moment he seems to be perpetually and chronically full of crap.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jul 25, 2012 5:12:19 PM

  13. The Mormon Church may have a history of racial animus toward black folks but Mitt was taught better by his father, Governor George Romney, who fought for black civil rights. Mitt Romney even campaigned for his father in black neighborhoods.

    I have a feeling that Romney cares infinitely more about coins than the color of someone's skin.

    It's just too bad that he has to get the racist Dixiecrat vote out to even have a chance at winning (and really, in this economy, the Republican candidate should be leading the Democrat by a lot).

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Jul 25, 2012 6:32:30 PM

  14. The Brits aren't stupid. Plus, they live in one of the most ethnically diverse countries in Europe. They will see right through Mitt's Anglo-pandering.

    Posted by: westcoast88 | Jul 25, 2012 10:58:44 PM

  15. Romney should be very knowledgeable of foreign policy since he knows every corner of the world he can hide his money! He’s already has international financial ties which run all the way from Switzerland to the Cayman Islands. Never mind that he’s never been involved with politics outside of the US- only his millions of dollars have. Read about the role of Mitt’s money and his Magic Mormon Underwear are playing in the polls at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html where you can see for yourself the true power of both on display in full color!

    Posted by: Brandt Hardin | Jul 26, 2012 2:55:21 PM

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