Skip to comments.Romney: 'Looking Forward to the Bust of Winston Churchill Being in the Oval Office Again'
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."
Good move, but Romney’s got a long way to go.
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!
Is Romney running for election in England?
We all ought to chip in and send the obamanation a bust of marx, lenin and hitler.
he would feel more comfortable.
Geez, I wonder why Obama wouldn’t want a bust of Churchill around?
He’s not a rube, by any stretch. Place the Churchill bust on a faded photo of the Bamster... perfect.
“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”.
I also want to give romney credit for doing the exact right thing in this instance.
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.
Go! Romney! Go!
In before someone randomly posts “RACISSSSSS”
“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.
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.
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.
When Obama loses, Romney can also send them the bust of Obama that Obama replaced the Churchill bust with.
That is what was reported by insiders and I believe it was Dick Morris that I heard report it.
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.
There is no doubt... Reggie Love and moochelle’s SS loverboy... and much worse.
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