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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:11 PM

The Romney Tour "Big List"

England

1) Romney's aid says that Barack Obama does not understand our anglo saxon link w/ the U.K..

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-advisers-tell-brits-obama-comfortable-with-american-decline/

2) Romney insults the country he is a guest in about the Olympics.

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

3) Romney forgets the name of the man he is meeting.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57481007-503544/british-papers-blast-mitt-romney/

4) Romney raises money with some of the same people who were behind the LIBOR scandal.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jul/25/barclays-fundraising-mitt-romney?newsfeed=true

5) Romney talks in public about what was supposed to be a secret meeting w/ the head of MI6
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7416258n

6) Romney talks about looking out of the ass of 10 Downing street
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-news-blog/2012/jul/26/mitt-romney-britain-gaffes

7) Romney says that he does not know when his wife's horse will compete in the Olympics.
http://jezebel.com/5930140/mitt-romney-gives-zero-fucks-about-his-fancy-dancing-horses-olympic-dreams

8) Romney got a chance to "get to know the people of London."





Israel

1) Romney schedules a fund raiser dinner on the day where Jews go on a holy fast.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180624/Mitt-Romney-supports-Israeli-strike-Iran-tough-talk-speech-supporting-Jewish-state.html


2) Romney insults both Jews and Palestinians in the same speech.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/beckley-wv/TE7MAOS2AQVH6V8BR


3) Romney and one of his staff talk up a war w/ Iran.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/de-Borchgrave/2012/08/01/Commentary-Romneys-war-cry/UPI-76071343818011/


Poland

1) Romney is met w/ people chanting Obama.
http://inagist.com/all/230118921624227840/?utm_source=inagist&utm_medium=rss


2) Romney tires to start up some shit between Poland and Russia

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/mitt-romney-russia_n_1723145.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012



3) Romney's campaign person tells the press to shove it and kiss my ass

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election-2012/mitt-romney-aide-tells-reporters-kiss-ass-shove-polish-leg-republican-overseas-trip-article-1.1125522








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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:17 PM

1. Heck of a job, Mitty!

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:19 PM

2. I had to stop because the list was getting too long.

And for half of the things on the list Mitt either walked them back or
said that he never said whatever was in question aka Mitt flipped flopped.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:38 AM

5. And, all this, with a captive MSM trailing him.

 

Are you old enough to remember what it may have been like had he had an objective media following along? Nuclear disaster.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:36 PM

3. This has all the signs of an inept campaign team, but

I suspect that is not it at all. The time it takes to walk back his gaffes suggests that there is no one with authority to make day-to-day campaign decisions without his approval (and he would not be available very often on the campaign trail). Consider how quickly the Obama campaign responds to attacks and gaffes.

Romney appears to be someone who has to be in charge, surrounds himself with yes men, and doesn't take advice or criticism well. In short, he looks like a control freak. I'm guesing, then, that fundemental problem with the campaign is the candidate.

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Response to Blue Meany (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:11 PM

4. Also the "you are poor because of your culture" meme was not a gaffe.

Mitt really believes that. I think it is part of his own interpretation of Mormon teaching and culture. So that will not change and will continually come out regardless of what his staff advises. Then there is the basic arrogance, "I know better attitude." This explains the London Olympics "gaffe" - again only a gaffe in the sense that he knows he should not have said it in hindsight. But again, advisers cannot stop these kinds of gaffes. An arrogant candidate is going to sound arrogant when he gets into an unscripted situation.

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