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Response to grantcart (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 01:23 AM

63. This is very revealing - imagine then how this may translate to his approach to Foreign Relations &

Diplomacy!!!!

I mean that seriously....You hit the nail on the head.....This event/interaction reveals a lot about Romney....more than just lack of manners, more than that he is awkward and uncomfortable around others, more than that he cant relate to people that are different from him. It truly shows that "he does not understand the most fundamental dynamics of basic human interaction".

I remember decades ago when I had first visited with the Achuar and Huarani tribes deep in the Amazon in Equador. When you visit the village the tribe honors you by inviting you into their hut. As you sit on the floor, they pass around a bowl with "Chicha", a fermented concoction that is made by the women of the village chewing the Manioc plant and then spitting in to the bowl. It ferments with the enzymes of the spit making a brew of sorts. Disgusting to you and I, but not them. I put it to my lips and sipped as little as I had to, but it would have been considered a great insult to the tribe if I refused.

I think of that interaction at the picnic bench...it would have been as if I refused to sit on the floor of the hut, turned my head and grimaced when they passed the bowl to me and then laughed and walked out. Translate that to Mitt Romney as Commander in Chief....if he cant interact with his own citizens at the most basic level, then how would he be in situations involving foreign relations with Nations of very different religions, culture and ways.

Very Revealing moment indeed....

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