Thursday, July 26, 2012

Romney Shows Diplomatic Skills, Questions London's Readiness For Olympics

In an interview with NBC News, Mitt Romney questioned London's readiness for the Olympics and whether the people will "come together" once it begins. Prime Minister David Cameron rebuked Romney, stating that it was harder to hold the Olympics in London than in "the middle of nowhere," alluding to Romney's organizing the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. The British Press, including the Daily Mail and The Telegraph, were not impressed with Romney, whose other mistakes during his first trip abroad as a presidential candidate included exposing the fact that he had met with the chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). London Mayor Boris Johnson, a Tory, told thousands in Hyde Park, "I hear there’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we’re ready." Watch:



JOHNSON: I’ve never seen anything like this in all my life. … people are coming from around the world and they are seeing us and they are seeing the greatest city on earth. And there are some people who are coming from around the world who don’t yet know about all the preparations we’ve done to get London ready in the last seven years. I hear there’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we’re ready. He wants to know whether we’re ready. Are we ready? Yes we are!

For more responses on Twitter to Romney's escapades in London, including "Worse than Sarah Palin," visit #romneyshambles.

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