Skip to comments.It's No 'Gaffe'ŚMitt Knows<br>How To Fix A Ruined Olympics
Posted on 07/28/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
Olympics: Mitt Romney has gotten blasted on all sides for questioning London's Olympic preparation. The overlooked fact is that Romney actually knows how to run an Olympics.
You would have thought Great Britain and the U.S. were in a crisis and recalling each others' ambassadors, given the overblown, overwrought windbaggery directed at Romney, who is making his first trip abroad as a Republican presidential candidate, with London as his first stop.
Someone asked him what he thought of London's Olympic preparations and he replied there could be reason for concern, citing reports of labor and security problems.
See, the London press had been writing quite a bit about these failures, but after Romney cited them he got pilloried in the very same media that reported the news.
It wasn't just them. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leaped in, ranting that Romney "insulted everybody." But so did respected pundits such as Charles Krauthammer, who called it "a gaffe."
Then there was the fury from conservative British politicians, such as London's Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron, who managed to hurl an insult at Romney's hometown as a place "in the middle of nowhere."
(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...
Much ado about nothing. Romney apparently spoke a bit too honestly but hardly insulted anyone, much less, the entire U.K. The reaction in the leftmedia is way overwrought and transparently seeking to hurt Romney’s campaign. His experience with the 2000 Olympics gave him some credibility but frankly, he should have just said something innocuous and positive. However, I seriously doubt that, as much as some hope that it does, this minor gaffe will do any damage to his election bid. It’s not like he insulted entrepreneurs or anything.
The hard fact remains: Mitt is a rock star among all people who have ever run the Olympics.
SPAM the spammer!
That'll teach 'im!!
--MormonDude(I just LOVE Mitt!)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.