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Ignorance Abroad

I would like to start with a sincere apology to Senator John McCain of Arizona. Knowing that the Mittster had to give all of his tax returns to Senator McCain when he was being vetted as a possible running mate in the 2008 election, reporters asked the Senator if there was something in those returns that made him select Sarah Palin rather than Romney. Senator McCain said he chose Mrs Palin because she was the better candidate. Like a lot of people, I thought that Senator McCain was either covering for Romney or getting senile.

I was wrong. Sarah Palin is a better candidate than Mitt Romney. That became obvious on this trip abroad which clearly demonstrates that Mr. Romney knows no more about other countries than Mrs Palin, and he has actually traveled outside of the US several times.

Further, Mrs Palin can actually connect with people and talk to them. She has personality and personal charisma which are sorely lacking in Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney might have been better at actually being the Vice President, but he was definitely not the better candidate for the job.

July 26, 2012   6 Comments

Oh, Great

Well, the Mittster headed off across the Pond to show Zero how an American President should promote our ‘special Anglo-Saxon relationship’ [ignore 1066 and the fact that it’s Great Britain, not just England, OK?] and promptly calls into question the current government:

Mr Cameron earlier met the Republican candidate for the US presidency, Mitt Romney, during his campaigning and fundraising visit to London.

The meeting came after Mr Romney expressed concerns about “disconcerting” signs of a lack of readiness for the Games.

“The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials – that obviously is not something which is encouraging,” Mr Romney told a US television station.

It was “hard to know just how well it will turn out”, said Mr Romney, who managed the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Note that he also managed to highlight the problems associated with privatization of public services, which will come back to bite him in an ad, no doubt.

Romney apparently wants to have US-British relations revert to an earlier time, not Roosevelt-Churchill, but Madison-Liverpool.

July 26, 2012   8 Comments