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It's No 'Gaffe'ŚMitt Knows<br>How To Fix A Ruined Olympics
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 27 July 2012 | Editorial

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."

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Utah; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; gaffe; mittromney; olympics; romney2012; romneyrecord; saltlakecity; slc
The hard fact remains: Mitt is a rock star among all people who have ever run the Olympics. They ought to listen to him, just as they listened to Peter Ueberroth.
1 posted on 07/28/2012 10:44:15 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

He was too honest, and somewhat rude. It’s like going to someone’s new house and finding fault with it.


2 posted on 07/28/2012 10:52:39 AM PDT by expat2
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To: IBD editorial writer

Maybe so but it was an unecessary political gaffe. He should have spoken like s statesman and said he assumes all the necessary preparations have been made and the event will be a success etc etc That is all he had to say. He is running for President not Olympics inspector. Actually I was susrprised by a gaffe like this from such a slick used car salesman.


3 posted on 07/28/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: IBD editorial writer

“The overlooked fact is that Romney actually knows how to run an Olympics. “

The Mitt Plan to Fix the Olympics:

1. Eliminate mormon insider corruption
2. Set record for Federal funds
3. Set a record for earmarks
4. Make sure the boy scouts don’t wear uniforms


4 posted on 07/28/2012 11:00:04 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: IBD editorial writer

True and Obama thinks Olympics is an ankle problem.


5 posted on 07/28/2012 11:09:08 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: IBD editorial writer

You seem to like Myth’s euphemisms.

FEES ==> really means taxes

FIX ===> really means taxes

RomneyCARE ===> government control of medicine
and death panels run by government, but not FOR
government people (or their staff or Moslems or Amish)
who destroyed American medicine, in the first place.


6 posted on 07/28/2012 11:25:32 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: IBD editorial writer
Prime Minister David Cameron, who managed to hurl an insult at Romney's hometown as a place "in the middle of nowhere."

The insult was to Salt Lake City, which if you've ever driven there (from any direction) is indeed pretty much "in the middle of nowhere."

However, not only is this not Romney's hometown, AFAIK he has never lived there.

7 posted on 07/28/2012 11:35:49 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: IBD editorial writer

Libs can’t comprehend facts. Even if Great Britain.


8 posted on 07/28/2012 11:49:19 AM PDT by Straight8
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To: Straight8

if=in


9 posted on 07/28/2012 11:51:01 AM PDT by Straight8
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To: Sherman Logan

My wife and I travel through SLC every year to visit one of our children in CA. Unique landscapes but that spaghetti bowl on I-80 has always been a challenge.


10 posted on 07/28/2012 11:55:48 AM PDT by Straight8
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To: Straight8

Not entirely sure what you mean by the spaghetti bowl, but the 25/70 intersection in Denver used to be a real doozy.


11 posted on 07/28/2012 12:05:07 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Same thing as Denver. Been through that one ,too.


12 posted on 07/28/2012 12:11:30 PM PDT by Straight8
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To: IBD editorial writer; xzins
As everyone on this forum knows I am not a Romney fan at all, but he is right that these Olympics are not well prepared. They are going to lose their shirts. I didn't even know when or where the Olympics were going to be or when they were going to start until I started seeing threads on FR on the politically correct opening ceremonies.

I predict a major financial disaster for England and London and NBC.

Somebody let me know when they are over. I won't' be watching them.

13 posted on 07/28/2012 12:15:39 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe
As everyone on this forum knows I am not a Romney fan at all,

Yes, but you are his cousin.

LOL!

14 posted on 07/28/2012 12:17:26 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Actually I used to go to church with his cousin.


15 posted on 07/28/2012 12:18:47 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe

The plot thickens. :>)


16 posted on 07/28/2012 12:26:00 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Diogenesis

Whatever. It worked.


17 posted on 07/28/2012 12:27:02 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Diogenesis; All

WARNING - ANSWERING THE ANNOYING SPAMMER

1. Johnny One-Note
A one-hitter, possibly mentally disturbed spammer, who repeats the same tired mantra over and over. It’s used to described some shrill, tired ideologue or academic that pompously echoes some quaint notion or idea endlessly, who spams constantly, and who expects everyone to see his supposed wisdom and bow in concurrence. In reality, he a pitiful creature.

NOTE: if someone wants to cut and paste this, it would be good to post it every single time he posts his spam nonsense.


18 posted on 07/28/2012 12:28:31 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Diogenesis

Sorry, reply intended for post #4.


19 posted on 07/28/2012 12:29:38 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: doug from upland

"doug from upland, he's my man
From DEATH PANELS to TARP, he spams for me."

20 posted on 07/28/2012 1:40:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: IBD editorial writer

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.


21 posted on 07/28/2012 3:13:57 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: IBD editorial writer
The overlooked fact is that Romney actually knows how to run an Olympics.

The hard fact remains: Mitt is a rock star among all people who have ever run the Olympics.

Izat so?


 

http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2000/12/15/214301.shtml

http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/2/7/135258.shtml

22 posted on 07/28/2012 4:25:34 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: doug from upland
NOTE: if someone wants to cut and paste this, it would be good to post it every single time he posts his spam nonsense.

Yeah!!

SPAM the spammer!

That'll teach 'im!!

--MormonDude(I just LOVE Mitt!)

23 posted on 07/28/2012 4:27:06 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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