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Romney's Apology Tour (and embracing our allies)
The American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2012 | Pamela Geller

Posted on 08/01/2012 3:10:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Mitt Romney's recent triumphal tour of Britain, Israel, and Poland struck me as a much-needed and most welcome apology tour for Barack Obama's abject abandonment and humiliation of our most loyal and trusted allies. Finally, here is an apology tour that Americans can get behind. It was a triumph. The enemedia says otherwise, of course.

Mitt Romney began the long overdue, overwhelming task of beginning to rebuild allied relationships with longtime friends who were abandoned and betrayed by a reckless, feckless, subversive president.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: allies; freedom; nationalsecurity; romney

Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, attend the Olympic opening ceremony


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his meeting with
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Jerusalem.


Mitt and Ann Romney met with former Polish President Lech Walesa.

1 posted on 08/01/2012 3:10:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well done in Poland and Israel, but not quite a victory in the UK.


2 posted on 08/01/2012 3:18:35 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I guess that depends on how you look at the fact that he told the truth. What’s that old saying? You can’t handle the truth. Not meaning you, of course, but, those who depend upon PC.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 3:21:20 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Looks like a complete disaster. Particularly when compared to Obama and Hilary’s resetting of our international relations. Look at Russia and the Arab Spring for examples.


4 posted on 08/01/2012 3:55:59 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 9YearLurker

It was a perfect victory in England. He took fire because he was right, plus it was from squishy British liberals. Later the press proved Romney correct.

What went wrong?


5 posted on 08/01/2012 3:57:34 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh goodness....A future liberal President. Oh goodie. We are doomed. I think posting those liberals is tragic and not necessary on a conservative site.


6 posted on 08/01/2012 4:26:58 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GO TO CHIC-FIL-A 1 AUGUST FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH OR DINNER (OR ALL))
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To: 1010RD

Agreed, he did fine over here.


7 posted on 08/01/2012 4:27:15 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: agere_contra

You know, I wasn’t very impressed with Romney’s Boston Team, but I must say they’ve hit their stride. It’s like watching a perfect marketing plan roll out.

They’ve got Obama in a spin. Romney looks Presidential. The photo ops and risks he’s taken have paid off handsomely. The MSM is hard-pressed to call him amateur and he’s built foreign policy cred nearly effortlessly.

Romney wants to win and badly. He’s not pulling punches a la McCain. I am curious to see his VP pick - it will tell us a lot about what worries his campaign and what advantages they feel they need.

All this work means nothing though without 270 EC votes.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 4:36:33 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m happy that SOMEBODY is going overseas to apologize for Obama.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 4:58:55 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: 1010RD

It was needlessly undiplomatic on a tour that was entirely designed to show that he would be more supportively diplomatic toward our strongest allies, and it gave the media more ammunition than it needed to cast his trip as a ‘gaffe tour’.

There was nothing good or positive about it.


10 posted on 08/01/2012 5:08:08 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
It was needlessly undiplomatic on a tour that was entirely designed to show that he would be more supportively diplomatic toward our strongest allies, and it gave the media more ammunition than it needed to cast his trip as a ‘gaffe tour’. There was nothing good or positive about it.

Yeah - it's always a bad thing to let our allies and friends know that someone cares for their welfare and continued existence...

11 posted on 08/01/2012 5:18:29 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: txrangerette

It was the right thing to do.

It was the “God Bless America” American thing to do.

We STAND with our allies (and we KNOW WHO is and who isn’t in that camp).


12 posted on 08/01/2012 5:28:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
On any given day there's greater enthusiasm for a used diaper.
13 posted on 08/01/2012 5:51:49 AM 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: trebb

Oh, yeah—that’s exactly what his comments demonstrated and accomplished, eh?


14 posted on 08/01/2012 5:54:55 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Caipirabob

A red diaper baby to boot!


15 posted on 08/01/2012 5:55:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 9YearLurker

You listen to too much NPR. That he’ll be more diplomatically supportive of staunch allies like Poland and Israel is a plus. The media always portrays Republicans as imbeciles while covering up all the gaffes of liberals. Get out a little.

By the way your last name isn’t Krauthammer is it? Didn’t think so. Even that stopped clock gets it right:

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/07/30/3732734/charles-krauthammer-romneys-trip.html


17 posted on 08/01/2012 5:04:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Go back to my original post—I said he did well in two out of the three countries. But the honesty Mittbots used to explain his stupid comments in London somehow isn’t tolerated by them on FR.


18 posted on 08/01/2012 8:59:57 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
Your original post:

It was needlessly undiplomatic on a tour that was entirely designed to show that he would be more supportively diplomatic toward our strongest allies, and it gave the media more ammunition than it needed to cast his trip as a ‘gaffe tour’.

There was nothing good or positive about it.

You're dead wrong. There was a lot positive about it, almost the entire trip was positive. Romney called the UK Olympics correctly. They look like noobs.

19 posted on 08/02/2012 1:14:23 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ann Romney is really photogenic. She’s a real threat to the Obamas and I now understand why Ann’s been under so many attacks from the MSM.

It is the same reason they attack Palin - no principled, attractive, mother can be a good person. They’re both seen as escapees from the plantation. Envy and jealousy coupled with liberal mania cause all these attacks.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 1:21:54 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

He was off message with his Olympics criticism, which gave the press a narrative for the whole trip. Mr. Know-It-All doesn’t get any points even if he’s ‘right’ when he’s supposed to be Mr. Diplomacy, showing his diplomatic contrast with Barry.

But this was my original post:

‘To: Cincinatus’ Wife

Well done in Poland and Israel, but not quite a victory in the UK.

2 posted on Wed Aug 01 2012 06:18:35 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by 9YearLurker’


21 posted on 08/02/2012 2:52:29 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker; Cincinatus' Wife

You have a media that is always looking for a gaffe on the part of conservatives or the GOP. That’s SOP. His UK “gaffe” wasn’t a gaffe, but it was characterized as one.

Later, among those paying attention it’s been shown that Romney was right. London and GB weren’t ready for prime time. Romney’s Olympics was despite starting from a worse position. Point to Romney.

Your original post to me was:

“There was nothing good or positive about it.” You were referring to the entire trip. You know that Romney doesn’t get any “points” from the MSM anyway. He’s won them among those paying attention and comes home a stark contrast to Obama’s failed foreign policy.

The trip was a massive success. It accomplished what the campaign wanted.

CW: courtesy ping as you were mentioned in the previous post.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 5:43:47 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Thank you for the ping.

As you have noted, Romney understood that the 2012 London Olympics has had difficulties (if anyone is in a position to understand this, it would be Romney). It was only a “gaffe” to those predisposed to look for something to criticize.


23 posted on 08/02/2012 5:51:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 1010RD

On your part that’s now repeated misrepresentation of my postings, this is my last response to you.

I initially wrote that he’d done well in the other two countries, but that he wasn’t quite victorious in the UK. The man is running for president and over there to show his superior diplomacy skills to Obama’s. When you’ve got prominent UK pols reacting with indignation in response to his gratuitous commentary on their handling of the Olympics, that is not a diplomatic success whether or not he was right in his assessment.

You responded specifically about England, since that was the focus of my initial post, and my subsequent response, as in “It was...” was likewise so focused.

Your repeat dishonesty in addressing my posts here does not do your man Mitt any particular favors.


24 posted on 08/02/2012 6:04:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Don’t bandy about “dishonesty” to cover your wrong opinion. I’ve done nothing dishonest nor misrepresented your words. You typed them and you have to own them. Plenty of FReepers have gotten it wrong from time to time and I include myself.

The MSM has and will always work to wound the conservative or GOP candidate. I specifically separated those two because I don’t see them as one and the same, particularly in Romney. Despite your false allegation Romney is not “my man”.

Your posts are public and clear. I believe you’ve fallen for the MSM meme that Romney and by default all conservatives or GOP candidates are gaffe-prone fools. See their original and continuing treatment of Sarah Palin, but they did it to McCain, GW Bush, GHW Bush, Reagan, etc. They’ve been doing it since the MSM became compromised by Soviet Communists in the 1920s. They will do it again.

Romney was correct about the London Olympics. Reality has proved it. The British tabloids don’t represent the British people any more than we do. The Mayor of London is a liberal and an open homosexual. He has an agenda as does the liberal Cameron.

Romney scored 3/3 and has wounded Obama. The more attention this gets the worse things are for Obama. That’s a win in our column, despite Romney not being another Reagan, but this time around I didn’t see Reagan’s torch bearer.

When I do you can rest assured I’ll support him. Right now Romney’s the man. Obama’s the target. You work with what you have.


25 posted on 08/02/2012 6:24:38 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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