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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 08:56 AM

"the Romney campaign had not prepared sufficiently for ‘a visit of this magnitude’"

Romney Campaign: London Mayor "Eccentric and Odd" and Romney Not 'Briefed for Magnitude of Trip''

by LieparDestin

All information for the article rehash (I read the dailymail.co.uk so you dont have to) can be found at this link

Well Mitt keeps his foreign bashing on a roll. He's definitely doing everything he can to avoid an 'apology tour'.

You may remember that London Mayor Boris Johnson lashed out at a crowd of 60,000+ about Romney's remarks about London's preparedness. He pretty much called Romney a 'glorified visitor' and proceeded to lead the crowd in a chant of 'Yes We Can'.

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Well instead of moving on and hoping the world forgets, Rmoney Camp has lashed out:

A Romney campaign official has blasted Boris Johnson, the London Mayor, as an ‘eccentric, odd fellow’ whose public attack on the Republican candidate was ‘unbecoming’ and an indication of his bias towards President Barack Obama.

‘Johnson on the other hand lived up to his reputation as an eccentric, odd fellow. It was unbecoming to attack Governor Romney in that way. There really was no need. But Johnson made it clear in 2008 that his vote would have gone to Obama.

See, its unbecoming to attack Romney for attacking Britain, because Johnson was a Obama supporter. But if say.... a conservative Brit insults Romney, that is immediately forgivable:

The official said that Prime Minister David Cameron’s ‘wisecrack’ about it being harder to stage an Olympic Games in London than ‘in the middle of nowhere’ – an apparent reference to Salt Lake City, where Romney oversaw the 2002 Winter Olympics – was ‘probably appropriate, albeit awkward’ and unfortunate for Romney

Further down in the article you get this gem:

The campaign official, who was not directly involved organising the London trip,

that that the Romney campaign had not prepared sufficiently for ‘a visit of this magnitude’ and that the candidate had not been briefed properly on how to answer questions about the staging of the Olympic

So the guy who 'saved' the olympics is not ready for a trip of magnitude to meet world leaders, show some charm, or answer questions about how to properly stage olympics he supposedly saved.

- more -

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/28/1114494/-Romney-Campaign-London-Mayor-Eccentric-and-Odd-and-Romney-Not-Briefed-for-Magnitude-of-Trip


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Reply "the Romney campaign had not prepared sufficiently for ‘a visit of this magnitude’" (Original post)
ProSense Jul 2012 OP
spanone Jul 2012 #1
nc4bo Jul 2012 #5
nc4bo Jul 2012 #2
TheCowsCameHome Jul 2012 #7
randome Jul 2012 #3
Tennessee Gal Jul 2012 #4
tanyev Jul 2012 #6
ananda Jul 2012 #8
yardwork Jul 2012 #10
ProSense Jul 2012 #12
yardwork Jul 2012 #15
enough Jul 2012 #9
yardwork Jul 2012 #11
notadmblnd Jul 2012 #13
ProSense Jul 2012 #17
Berlum Jul 2012 #14
Ruby the Liberal Jul 2012 #16
demwing Jul 2012 #18
Zax2me Jul 2012 #19
ProSense Jul 2012 #20
FSogol Jul 2012 #21

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 08:58 AM

1. romney and campaign pettiness shows

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:02 AM

5. They're twitching. Must be terribly uncomfortable for them.

Instead of correcting the bad behaviors, they wallow in it like a bunch of heathenish pigs.

Stay classy Mitt, the Independents are watching and the teabagger/racist/fundie vote alone will not get you the prize.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:00 AM

2. Mitt Romney attends Miss Annie's Charm School.

To learn some flakin' manners

Not ready for prime time anytime, anywhere, anyhow!!

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:28 AM

7. ...then buys it, lays off staff and builds three story garage.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:01 AM

3. It's funny they keep conflating the 'Romney campaign' with Romney himself.

 

It's obvious there is no coordination of messaging going on. No one is in control.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:02 AM

4. Had not prepared sufficiently?

Are they freaking kidding? Amazingly stupid admission from an organization supposedly preparing a man to be elected President!

He is not qualified to be President in any way whatsoever!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:06 AM

6. Who needs a briefing to say "What a lovely city, I'm so pleased to be here"?

Mitt doesn't know how to be a gracious guest.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:35 AM

8. Exactly.

How hard is it to say, How do you do? Nice Olympics you got here.

Lol

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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:37 AM

10. Exactly. A politician who has been governor of Massachusetts should know how to handle a PR trip.

Mitt had nothing difficult to do on this trip. No delicate foreign policy discussions, nothing. Just a meet and greet as he toured a country that is one of our strongest allies during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. How difficult could that possibly be? The fact that Mitt and his team screwed that up spectacularly says a lot. I hope that U.S. voters are watching.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:34 AM

12. Romney

is weird and completely out of his element: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021032639

The stories about how he has treated people over the years show the real Romney.

Can Romney interact with ANYONE without insulting them?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021028242

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Response to ProSense (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:31 AM

15. He's a sociopath, like w, but even worse in public.

And Romney doesn't have Rove on his payroll. Strategic error on Mitt's part. One of many.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:36 AM

9. "A visit of this magnitude?" Going to London? (nt)

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Response to enough (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:38 AM

11. Imagine what would happen if Mitt actually had to engage in foreign policy discussions.

Imagine Mitt with the football. Seriously.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:49 AM

13. In other words, Rmoney can't work without a script?

One would think that his life experience- his money, his travels, his hobnobbing with the elite all is life, would give him a clue as to how to behave when visiting foreign dignitaries. But apparently his circle of friends, family and acquaintances only include small, shallow people just like him.

I almost feel sorry for Rmoney because despite all his money, he has nothing of value in his life.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:57 AM

17. He has trouble

"In other words, Rmoney can't work without a script?"

...even with a script: 'End of quote'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002932550



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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:51 AM

14. Frankly, Mr. 1% Republi-Twit

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:50 AM

16. What magnitude? The Brits are our BFFs.

Who could possibly fuck that up, other than:

... Romney is not the sort of businessman—that his brand of capitalism is not the sort of enterprise—that requires even the most elementary understanding of diplomacy, courtesy, or sensitivity to other people’s values, lives, or perceptions.


http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2012/07/mitt_romney_s_insults_and_mistakes_while_at_the_london_olympics_aren_t_gaffes_as_much_as_a_fair_representation_of_his_worldview_.html?google_editors_picks=true

Well, ok - Willard could.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:02 PM

18. Well whose damned fault is that?

 

Was Romney conscripted into service? Was he rushed? If a trip to our #1 ally was too difficult, how will he ever handle a visit to the Soviet Union?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:03 PM

19. If you cannot get the basics right....

 

Sorry!
You cannot be President.

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Response to Zax2me (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:48 PM

20. The Romney team

must have gone overseas searching for a clue because clearly they don't have one.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 05:06 PM

21. LOL. Romney can't handle dealing with friendly nations. What would that clown do in a crisis?

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