Flip Flopper Romney Embarrasses Himself on World Stage

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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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In an interview in the US Romney talked of how he worries about the security and public service strikes in the UK that could hurt the Olympics, doubting the Games' success. He turns up in Britain, stands outside Downing Street and declares how impressed he is with the organisation and how we in England are set up for a great Games.

The English media certainly picked up on it, portraying him as a complete buffoon - rightly so.

I am still astounded that the American people could let this man anywhere near an office of Government. Shocking.



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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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Dont worry many of us here at home share the same opinion of the man...


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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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That guy sucks. Dont really have a second line to add on to that statement.


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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:13 PM
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the thing about idiots is that they are completely oblivious to fact they are one.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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While I know for a fact that Romney has many legitimate supporters, I wouldn't say that Americans as a whole are looking to this guy as any sort of role model or consider him qualified to be president. I wouldn't lump all of us into the same group. Keep in mind that our politics are just as dirty as anywhere else in the world....maybe even worse. We're talking major corruption. If we seriously picked only the MOST qualified for the job, 90% of these idiots running for president wouldn't make the cut. It's all about who you know, what you know and what you're willing to do to get your name into the history books. Most of us don't want Romney, many of us just want Obama out of office, and many more of us know who would be best qualified for POTUS, but we know the corruption and bull$$*% surrounding this election is almost too deep for any of us to handle.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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Romney seems to say the wrong thing all the time. I just do not get it. Surely he has a staff that helps him avoid saying stupid things they know will end up getting picked up by the press. How does he keep doing stuff like this?



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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As much as I hate mittens I don't see anything shocking or hypocritical here really... It would be like me saying, "hmmmm another batman film? I doubt it will be any good, probably just more rehashed story lines... Also I'm worried that it won't sell so well"...

Then I actually go to see it and come out and say... "You now what, it was surprisingly good! And because of that it's going to sell really well! Good work"

What is so bad about that?

Also he did have cause for concern (though why he cares is beyond me), after all look at all the stories regarding the security etc...

Sorry, just don't see the big deal on this particular issue...



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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Aww c'mon!! According to Team Romney the Brits should love Romney...he is white! Unlike the current potus!

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser is quoted as telling the newspaper. “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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He's hardly ingratiated himself with the locals. Funny watching Boris call him out on a big stage in Hyde Park. He really does not come across well, he looks very uncomfortable behind the camera. Not impressed.




posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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Add to that he just told everyone about a "secret" meeting he had with M16

Romney tells public of secret meeting with MI6 spy chief


“I can only say that I appreciated the insights and the perspectives of the leaders of the government here and opposition here as well as the head of MI6 as we discussed Syria and hoped for a more peaceful future for that country,” he said outside 10 Downing Street in London. Meetings between Sir John Sawers, the head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency, and public officials are typically kept secret. Following Romney’s comment, neither MI6 nor the Republican candidate’s own campaign would acknowledge the existence of the meeting.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by MrSpad
Romney seems to say the wrong thing all the time. I just do not get it. Surely he has a staff that helps him avoid saying stupid things they know will end up getting picked up by the press. How does he keep doing stuff like this?


Remind me how many states we have?



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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In an interview in the US Romney talked of how he worries about the security and public service strikes in the UK that could hurt the Olympics, doubting the Games' success. He turns up in Britain, stands outside Downing Street and declares how impressed he is with the organisation and how we in England are set up for a great Games.


Can he not be impressed with the “organization” and “set up” but still have concerns about the security? He was being polite! Maybe he knows how easily brits get their knickers in a pinch!



The English media certainly picked up on it, portraying him as a complete buffoon - rightly so.

I am still astounded that the American people could let this man anywhere near an office of Government. Shocking.


Yes, the English have much higher standards. They only embrace true socialists, environmentalists and anti fee market capitalists like David Cameron…Romney would never fit in over there!


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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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There are only a couple reasons why people like romney.
1. He is republican and they are republican. Most dont really know what republicans stand for nowadays, but white, southern, country, pickup truck drivin christians must be republicans. thats just how it is.

2. Hes white. The fact is, a huge majority of "white" people are still racist and dont like a black guy in office. Thats just real life. Dont feel like debating that fact.

3. Brainwashed by the tv.


I ask romney supports all the time why they like him, and only one out of A LOT actually said something to do with policies/ideas. 90% doesnt know what he stands for.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Romney may have had a point. But the statesman, keeps those views to themselves when in the hosts nation. Not embarrass the host nation by blurting them out in a TV interview. Still if thats what you guys want and the best you can offer, who am I to judge.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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Well one thing is for sure, if he makes gaffes like that in US politics Obama and his campaign team will make mincemeat out of him.

It seems to me though that it isn't really any of Romney's business how ready or not the preperations for the Olympics games is. A smarter guy would have kept his mouth shut and certainly its not helpful to be mocked by the Mayor of London and laughed at by thousands of UK citizens in front of the tv cameras.

And Mayor Johnson is from the conservative party who would possibly be closer to Republicans than Democrats... Way to go in making friends Mitt!



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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As I drive around my fairly conservative little town, I haven't seen one Romney sticker. Plenty of Obama 12 stickers.

I don't see how this bodes well for team Romney if conservatives are ashamed to proclaim their preference. In fact I still see more McCain stickers left over than Romney stickers.

Romney starting his serious campaign with apologies to our allies shows what a lightweight he is.
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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by Nite_wing

Originally posted by MrSpad
Romney seems to say the wrong thing all the time. I just do not get it. Surely he has a staff that helps him avoid saying stupid things they know will end up getting picked up by the press. How does he keep doing stuff like this?


Remind me how many states we have?


Your talking about a gaff. Something said by mistake. Those are common to all candidates who have a camera on them 24/7. We are not talking about a gaff here. We talking about throwing cold water on Americas closest ally right before you go visit its leadership. Who would think that was a good idea?



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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Your talking about a gaff. Something said by mistake. Those are common to all candidates who have a camera on them 24/7. We are not talking about a gaff here. We talking about throwing cold water on Americas closest ally right before you go visit its leadership. Who would think that was a good idea?


What Romney said was the truth. Even the brits know security is a huge problem. That’s why over 3,500 British troops have been assigned! How many threads are there on ATS about the security issues over there??

Was it a gaffe when Obama returned the bust of Churchill or was that “throwing cold water on America’s closest ally”?



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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The only good reason for liking Romney is that he is not Obama. Other than that I would not vote for him. I find the idea of a BILLIONAIRE as President totally repugnant.

Every election cycle we have to choose between the lying, thieving, whore mongering Democrat or the lying, thieving, whore mongering Republican.

Democrats and Republicans are two sides of the same coin. It is a filthy currency tarnished by greed and corruption that will no longer purchase honest representation for the American voter and taxpayer.

The only way Americans are ever going to have an honest government is to quit electing Democrats and Republicans.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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It seems the British have made up their minds:

Mitt's a twit.

I suppose he could always try proving his mettle by entering a good, proper, upstanding sort of Anglo-Saxon athletic competition where he'll fit right in:






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