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Romney: 'Looking Forward to the Bust of Winston Churchill Being in the Oval Office Again'
The Weekly Standard ^ | July 26, 2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 07/26/2012 3:48:22 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

At an event in London, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again."

Mitt Romney at London fundraiser: "I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again." #watersedge?

— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) July 26, 2012

President Obama famously sent Churchill's bust back to Britain soon after coming into office. As the Telegraph reported then:

A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's art collection after the September 11 attacks, has now been formally handed back.

The bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds if it were ever sold on the open market, enjoyed pride of place in the Oval Office during President Bush's tenure.

But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: "Thanks, but no thanks."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: britain; duplicate; election; olympics; romney
While 0bama's playing kissy-face with Cameron, Romney reminds Britain that one of the FIRST things Obama did after his Inauguration in 2009 was to SNUB BRITAIN big time. We shall not forget.. Good job, Romney! Keep calling Obama out on his ACTIONS while the media shamelessly portrays him as the good guy. Obama's actions prove OTHERWISE.
1 posted on 07/26/2012 3:48:34 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Good move, but Romney’s got a long way to go.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 3:51:58 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I don’t like Mittens but I’ll be voting for him and encouraging others to do the same.....

Nice jabs today - The Today Show quip and this one - keep ‘em coming Mitt!


3 posted on 07/26/2012 3:52:47 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Is Romney running for election in England?


4 posted on 07/26/2012 3:54:02 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

We all ought to chip in and send the obamanation a bust of marx, lenin and hitler.

he would feel more comfortable.

Blessings, Bobo


5 posted on 07/26/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Geez, I wonder why Obama wouldn’t want a bust of Churchill around?
http://www.islam-watch.org/AdrianMorgan/Winston-Churchill-Islamism.htm


6 posted on 07/26/2012 3:58:55 PM PDT by Dartman
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
"Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender"


7 posted on 07/26/2012 3:59:07 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: libertarian27

He’s not a rube, by any stretch. Place the Churchill bust on a faded photo of the Bamster... perfect.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 4:03:36 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
obama actually asked, “Who in the hell is that”.

“Prime Minister Winston Churchill” responded his liaison officer.

obama replied, “Get that thing the hell out of here and send it over the the British Embassy”.

LLS

9 posted on 07/26/2012 4:04:19 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I also want to give romney credit for doing the exact right thing in this instance.

LLS


10 posted on 07/26/2012 4:06:33 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Character, Honor, Integrity, Virtue, Wisdom and the like...Winston Churchill possessed them, Obama did what he did because he will never possess any of them.

It will be nice to have the Bust of W.C. back in the Oval office again indeed.


11 posted on 07/26/2012 4:10:04 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Go! Romney! Go!


12 posted on 07/26/2012 4:15:22 PM PDT by Justice4awe
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

In before someone randomly posts “RACISSSSSS”


13 posted on 07/26/2012 4:24:37 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: dalebert

“Is Romney running for election in England?”

Given that the British Labour Party actively supported Gore, Kerry, and Obama it is important for Romney to go to Britain to at least erode Zero’s UK support.


14 posted on 07/26/2012 4:26:35 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

It’s - Romney’s statement - window dressing. That’s all.

What’s needed IS re-evaluation of that “special relationship”?

Outside of the European theater of operations, I think our interests are diverging, and becoming less in Sync than ever before, and not because of Obama, but because of “European” and Middle East interests are becoming more important TO BRITAIN, and in the latter I am not referring to Israel.


15 posted on 07/26/2012 4:26:56 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: LibLieSlayer

Thanks. I’d never heard that incredible story which needs to be recounted to the american public. I think that incident by itself is quite revealing.


16 posted on 07/26/2012 4:29:38 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

When Obama loses, Romney can also send them the bust of Obama that Obama replaced the Churchill bust with.


17 posted on 07/26/2012 4:36:00 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: plain talk

That is what was reported by insiders and I believe it was Dick Morris that I heard report it.

LLS


18 posted on 07/26/2012 4:40:05 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I predict that once the boob is out of office we will be hearing alot of things that will singe our ears about he and Michelle.


19 posted on 07/26/2012 5:30:14 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

There is no doubt... Reggie Love and moochelle’s SS loverboy... and much worse.

LLS


20 posted on 07/26/2012 5:49:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

‘I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle’.
— Winston Churchill


21 posted on 07/26/2012 6:15:15 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

Romney gained MAJOR points w me on this.

FUBO!!!!!


22 posted on 07/26/2012 6:23:16 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Churchill
23 posted on 07/26/2012 9:48:17 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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