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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:31 AM

"Ich bin ein Israeler?" NBC News: "Romney looks for political lift in Israel after London miscues"

Romney looks for political lift in Israel after London miscues

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/28/13001202-romney-looks-for-political-lift-in-israel-after-london-miscues?lite

LONDON -- Mitt Romney will try to rebuild momentum for his closely watched foreign trip Saturday when he arrives in Israel, where the presumptive GOP nominee will look to escape two days' worth of negative headlines plaguing his campaign in London.

Romney will arrive in Jerusalem with hopes of finding surer political footing than in London. He spent most of his two days in the United Kingdom's capital trying to clean up a controversy spurred by his comments to NBC doubting London's preparation for the Summer Olympic Games. He and his wife Ann attended the opening ceremonies last night.

This will be Romney's fourth visit to Israel, and it's expected to be another whirlwind day of meetings with top officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (a friend of Romney's from their days at Boston Consulting Group decades ago), and Palestinian leader Salam Fayyad, whom Romney also knows from previous visits.

Romney will also give a public speech while in Jerusalem his first such engagement thus far during his foreign trip that is expected to be heavy on praise for America's most important ally in the Middle East, with whom Romney has repeatedly called for the U.S. to "lock arms" on the international stage.




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Reply "Ich bin ein Israeler?" NBC News: "Romney looks for political lift in Israel after London miscues" (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 OP
no_hypocrisy Jul 2012 #1
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #3
no_hypocrisy Jul 2012 #4
GoCubsGo Jul 2012 #7
BumRushDaShow Jul 2012 #2
libodem Jul 2012 #5
surrealAmerican Jul 2012 #6
Amerigo Vespucci Jul 2012 #8
qazplm Jul 2012 #9

Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:39 AM

1. You kidding?

There'll be an international incident when he makes insulting comments about his meal, e.g., the gefilte fish or the kishka.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:53 AM

3. "You didn't make these matzoh balls. You got them from 7-11."

I keep thinking "He's got to have it in him, somewhere, to get it right at least once. To sit amongst a group of "humans" and not offend them and not look awkward and not put his foot in it."

Not likely.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:09 AM

4. Or like Annie Hall, he'll ask for his pastrami sandwich

to be on white bread with lettuce and tomato.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:21 AM

7. He already kind of put his foot in it.

He claimed he and Netanyahu were BFFEs. Netanyahu said, "Huh?"

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/26/1113809/-Netanyahu-Romney-Lying-About-Their-Friendship


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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 09:44 AM

2. It's a sabbath day

and is also marking a solemn event there, and the religious parties are probably going nuts with this throw-back invasion.

The media keeps thinking, like they falsely thought for Caribou Barbie, that he is going to somehow "recover". He's not. He never will. You either "have it" or you don't. And he doesn't have it, never had it, and never will have it.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:19 AM

5. His Christ Complex is showing

He thinks he is the second-coming. I'm pretty sure this fulfils some wacky prophecy from Revelations related to Israel being back in its homeland.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:21 AM

6. He's making a public speech?

Well, that should be entertaining. I wonder how they selected the "public" for this one.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:35 AM

8. Well, if they "imported" African-American "supporters" for his NAACP speech...

...my guess is that there will be a few enthusiastic and financially compensated "supporters" in this audience too.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:59 AM

9. its too late

this was his one chance, before the games started, now that they've started, they will dominate all conversation until they are done. Barring a political explosion, politics is on hold for the duration.

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