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DNC Highlights Mitt's Disastrous Trip to London Olympics in #RomneyShambles VIDEO

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Could Mittens' trip to the London Olympics have gone any worse? Don't think so.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. oh poor mittens

    Posted by: Lawrence | Jul 27, 2012 11:15:43 AM


  2. Its ok, the Brits didn't take to Eva Peron on her Rainbow tour and that didn't stop HER.

    Posted by: stich | Jul 27, 2012 11:16:22 AM


  3. Unfortunately I doubt that this will hurt him much in the US. The Brits also hated W. and liked Obama, but that didn't have any influence on US voting patterns.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 27, 2012 11:16:27 AM


  4. I dunno. If the RNC made this big a stink about a single Obama quote, we Democrats would be suitably outraged. On to the next thing, please.

    Posted by: don | Jul 27, 2012 11:17:48 AM


  5. Neither he nor any other American politician campaigning for the presidency should be campaigning in a foreign country, this includes the president himself. And of course it puts their foreign hosts in a very uncomfortable situation, but I must say Cameron and the Tory London mayor seem to have been particularly ice cold to the Republican nominee. An irony here is Romney ran a state that's very 'progressive', more-so in many ways than England or the UK itself, and he's the epitome of an internationalist insider. If we were living 40 years ago, Romney would be the perfect Rockefeller Republican.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 27, 2012 11:19:03 AM


  6. @Paul R,

    Right. These foreign excursions and foreign affairs in general have almost zero influence on elections.

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    I'll say this one more time: The Brits [English and their Celtic friends] have disdain for American Anglophiles or people trying to s*ck up to them.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 27, 2012 11:22:21 AM


  7. All this on a sunny day in London. I can't wait for weird Willard's comments from, say, Treblinka

    Posted by: melvin | Jul 27, 2012 11:27:08 AM


  8. So much for his heralded Anglo Saxon heritage improving the UK-US "special relationship". He has become the butt of several good jokes in London. I though it was interesting that just before meeting with Mittons, the Prime Minister was giving one of his "same sex marriage is a Conservatove value" speeches. I wonder if the topic of conservative values came up in discussions.

    Posted by: Swiminbuff | Jul 27, 2012 11:35:48 AM


  9. It does put a couple little chinks in his armor/image as a "can-do" capable guy--it reminds people of George W. Bush, and reinforces Romney's tone-deaf, foot-in-mouth habits. It's not fatal, but it does feed into and reinforce the meme that Romney is elitist, out-of-touch, smug, entitled, etc. This is going to be a very close election; if 1%-2% don't vote for Romney based on his foreign policy gaffes, that could swing things for Obama. (Wait until Romney has to start debating Obama, and thinking on his feet and arguing extemporaneously.)

    Posted by: Dback | Jul 27, 2012 11:43:55 AM


  10. @Paul R.
    Individually these things don't matter. But when they begin building a narrative about the candidate... in this case Mitt is an unprepared, awkward, out-of-touch candidate... there is an effect.

    This tour was supposed to highlight his, um, "presidentialness". Stumbling like this so epically during a media event that will dominate the next two weeks undermines that attempt.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 27, 2012 11:47:52 AM


  11. and who was the guy that say Mitt would have a better relationship in the UK beacuase his white?funny...

    Gracias...

    Posted by: Derek | Jul 27, 2012 11:54:43 AM


  12. Great Brittan understands perfectly as evidenced by their newspaper headline, "Mitt The Twitt"

    Posted by: Fred | Jul 27, 2012 12:03:05 PM


  13. @ Fred

    Mitt The Twit is from THE SUN..Rupert murdoch owned

    HUGE CONSEVATIVE pro repub so that says a ton

    Posted by: say what | Jul 27, 2012 12:07:22 PM


  14. This reinforces his image as a bumbling fool. He had a chance to look presidential in an international setting, and he basically did the equivalent of tripping over an ottoman.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jul 27, 2012 12:08:42 PM


  15. Oh please. Obama made MULTIPLE 'gaffes' with the queen and in on other occasions. He also gave the Labour PM Browne a much less than warm welcome and an insulting 'gift'.

    But, why some American politicians and people feel the need or desire to pay so much attention to the British is a mystery to me. Trust me, the average Brit thinks you're at best a weirdo. If and when British politicians just appear to obsess over the so-called 'special' relationship, they get crucified, especially on the left.

    Just keep the 'relationship' cool and businesslike.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 27, 2012 12:12:04 PM


  16. And it's not just England....Europes major papers are all having fun with this. The Germans are calling him an android. The Germans! "Worse than Palin" was a headline.

    Maybe he can mention how many lucky Jews he's baptized post mortem in Israel.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Jul 27, 2012 12:30:23 PM


  17. Oh man, just when I thought this couldn't get more entertaining. Mitt the Twit! So... His first voyage across the pond and he manages to piss off an entire nation before he even makes his literal first step. This is Palin 2.0 with a major, major upgrade.

    Somebody, please, please pass the popcorn.

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 27, 2012 12:38:48 PM


  18. It turns out that Mitt is the real Joker!

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 27, 2012 12:44:20 PM


  19. Amazing level of trolling and [paid?] shilling on these forums.

    Newsflash:

    The Europeans and British power elites on the left and right have used the U.S. [Amerika, Yanks, etc.] as a foil for a very long time. Our relationship is uneven at least as far as shear power is concerned, so this causes tension, Additionally, British and European politicians find it convenient to 'blame' the 'dumb' Americans for everything under the sun. The Euro and Brit leftist universally despise America [we aren't socialist enough because we don't have universal healthcare and our military is too big, and of course we're 'bullies' ... LOL]. They do not differentiate between left, right or middle of the road Americans. If it's convenient to ridicule and mock them, they'll do it. At the end of the day much of this has to do with their relative impotence and psychological need to both feel superior and deflect attention away from their pernicious avarice and duplicity in the very things and behaviors they mock Americans for.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 27, 2012 12:59:32 PM


  20. Ratbastard accusing others of trolling?

    Did the world fold in on itself? On the list of Towleroad's top trolls, you're at least #3.

    Posted by: endo | Jul 27, 2012 1:09:07 PM


  21. If you think Cameron is a leftist, you haven't got much grasp of the UK politics.

    Posted by: oakpope | Jul 27, 2012 1:16:39 PM


  22. Of course the Europeans find it annoying that a US presidential candidate comes to visit even before being elected. No other countries did this kind of stupid thing.

    Posted by: simon | Jul 27, 2012 1:53:40 PM


  23. 1) I didn't say Cameron was a leftist, although he's not conservative at least on social issues. He is OF COURSE a Tory, but he's what in America would be called a RINO [republican in name only, AKA Mayor Bloomberg of NYC] or a red dog.

    2) Simon, non-Americans get involved in internal American politics all the time. And major political parties of different nations that share similar ideologies frequently help each other out.

    And don't forget Obama made a major campaign speech in Berlin [LOL!]

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 27, 2012 2:52:50 PM


  24. I dislike Romney and I know some are saying we are making too big of a deal about this, but I do not think we are. Here's why. As a person who wants everyone to remember that he ran a successful Olympic Games, Mitt blew it. If you can't make a good impression while speaking in England (our closest ally) what does that say about your diplomatic abilities. This was tailor-made for him to do well and he choked.

    Posted by: Daniel in MO | Jul 27, 2012 3:10:57 PM


  25. I had only read the Cameron slam on the Salt Lake Olympics, not seen it. But that video clip of him laughing as he said it was priceless.

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Jul 27, 2012 3:18:41 PM


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