Skip to comments.Anti-Communist Leader Walesa to Romney: You Need to Be Successful for US & Rest of the World Too
Posted on 07/31/2012 7:21:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Lech Walesa told Mitt Romney he must be successful in November.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) and his wife Ann (L) meet with former Polish President Lech Walesa in Gdansk, Poland, July 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)
Anti-communist leader Lech Walesa told Mitt Romney today that he must be successful in the November elections not just for America but for the rest of the world too. The former Solidarity leader understands how the economic decisions by US leaders influence global markets.
The Washington Post reported:
I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United States, of course, but to Europe and the rest of the world, too. Governor Romney, get your success, be successful! Walesa said through a translator following their joint meeting in Gdansk.
The favorable comments came as Romney began a visit to Poland at the end of an overseas trip that included stops in London and Jerusalem.
Romneys schedule on Monday also includes meetings with Polands Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
I like him. There are people at FReeRepublic who should pay attention to what Walesa says.
How soon before Lech Walesa is called a racist!
Walesa snubs Obama but welcomes Romney...
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That Says it all right there. It’s up to America now... what future do you want to have?
Walesa is a truly a brave man who stood up to communists. He recognizes the dangers posed by Obama; but many Americans, including some FReepers, do not.
Yes, Mr. Walesa certainly destroyed that “dumb Polack” stereotype.
Excellent post. Short, concise, with links. Love it.
Anyone ever vacation in Poland? I might look into it.
RE: Anyone ever vacation in Poland? I might look into it.
I have. Eastern Europe is definitely worth seeing.
I really like the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland among them.
Poland is a very historic country to visit. Lots of great historic sites, castles, cathedrals and churches, and museums. Quaint old streets you can walk on.
Lots of interesting places. Home of Chopin, Marie Curie, and of course, Karol Wojtyla (AKA Pope John Paul II ).
Thrill to the story of John III Sobieski, who actually stopped the Ottoman Muslims at the gates of Vienna, preventing western Europe from becoming Islamic.
And of course, if you want to remember its sad history, you might want to visit the Holocaust Museum in Auschwitz or Treblinka.
If you want to go, now is a good time as Poland’s currency is weaker ( ERUO effect ) vs the USD.
I went to Poland in 1994, in May. A little chilly weatherwise. Lovely. The Poles have a dry, sarcastic sense of humor, which I enjoyed.
Try the fish and the duck.
In Warsaw, the museum that covered the history of the city was great. In Czestochova (?) I saw Lech Walensa’s Nobel Peace Prize. In Krakow, I went to Auschwits/Birkenau during the day, and then in the evening went to a nightclub featuring Jewish folk music. That seemed a good way to honor the dead and those who are carrying on the Jewish heritage in Poland today.
There were blessedly more no-smoking areas of restaurants and such than in some other European countries.
Also, in Warsaw we saw the San Francisco Symphony for about $3.00. There were standing room only tickets available. You stand in the back of the nosebleed section for the first half, and then at intermission, if you can find a seat in that section, it’s yours. We did. Maybe they still have those kind of tickets available.
I saw Walesa speak last year— he was more or less openly calling Obama what he is— a communist.