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Romney in Shambles as Britain Proclaims Him Worse than Sarah Palin

The British reaction to Mitt Romney has gone from openness, to skepticism, to mocking, to concluding that Mitt Romney is worse than Sarah Palin.

Daily Mail Political Editor James Chapman has been providing the world a play by play of Romney’s British implosion via his Twitter account. Romney started things off by criticizing London’s preparedness for the Olympics. He then forgot the name of British Labour Leader Ed Miliband, and then he admitted that he had been given a secret briefing by MI6. This led the British to ask aloud if they have another George W. Bush on their hands, “Romney blunders again by revealing he’s had (supposedly) top secret briefing by John Sawers, MI6 boss. Do we have a new Dubya on our hands?”

After his visit to Whitehall, Chapman offered two of the kinder reviews of Mitt Romney, “Serious dismay in Whitehall at Romney debut. ‘Worse than Sarah Palin.’ ‘Total car crash’. Two of the kinder verdicts.” Chapman also reported another verdict from British meet and greet with Mitt, “Another verdict from one Romney meeting: ‘Apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humour or sincerity’”

Getting compared to Sarah Palin is one thing, but being called worse than Palin is an indication of the epic display of fail that Romney is putting on in London.

If you thought things couldn’t possibly get worse for Mitt Romney, you were wrong. How does one top being unfavorably compared to Sarah Palin? If you’re Mitt Romney, you get mocked in front of 60,000 people.

by Anonymousreply 11703/29/2013

The Telegraph is reporting that London Mayor Boris Johnson mocked Romney’s readiness comment, “Quite a moment from the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Shortly after Rix had lit the flame he really went for it in Hyde Park. He referenced Mitt Romney’s ‘London isn’t ready’ quip and shot back in style. “Are we ready?” he called and the crowd went wild. There may even have been a hint of the Obama-friendly “Yes we can!” in there – he may have jumped into a winning scenario but I’ve not heard a politician get that reaction before.”

For their part, the White House rubbed salt in Romney’s wounds by pointing out that President Obama has full confidence in Britain’s ability to provide a secure Olympics. White House Spokesman Jay Carney said, “In keeping with our special relationship, the president also made it clear that he has the utmost confidence in our close friend and ally, the United Kingdom, as they finalize preparations to host the London Olympics.”

That special relationship is being put in jeopardy by a Republican nominee who can’t stop insulting the British people while making an ass out of himself. Instead of proving that he is Commander in Chief material, Romney is justifying John McCain’s 2008 selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. To think, that the Romney campaign actually agreed to foreign policy being the the topic of the third presidential debate.

The British opinion of Romney has gone from he might be another Bush to oh my God, he makes Sarah Palin seem prepared.

Not since World War II has London seen a bombing as thorough as Mitt Romney’s.

by Anonymousreply 107/26/2012

Ha ha ha ha

by Anonymousreply 207/26/2012

Good. Now he's a joke on an international level.

by Anonymousreply 307/26/2012

So, Mittens, How's the Anglo-Saxon-Thingie working out for you?

by Anonymousreply 407/26/2012

The unfortunate thing to keep in mind however as we watch Mitt prove his ineptitude and continued arrogance is that for many of the Tea Party fools and blue collar "I'm glad to always vote against my own best interests" voters, Romney's being called out as ridiculous by foreign governments and press is a badge of honor.

Remember Rumsfield's gloating about "old Europe" at the start of the war with Iraq. The same yahoo's lapped it up. The RNC and Fox willtry to turn this around as Mitt standing up and speaking truth to "the Socialists". Nevertheless, the man is a disaster. And we stand poised possibly to elect a bigger fool than "W" to the world stage.

by Anonymousreply 507/26/2012

OK, so how bad do the jokes have to get before MittWitt gets replaced by the RNC?

by Anonymousreply 607/26/2012

It's not like Romney supporters will pay attention to what ferriners say. Still, it's pretty delicious fodder for Obama's campaign.

by Anonymousreply 707/26/2012

Mitt Romney's mouth is somehow big enough to fit both his foot [italic]and[/italic] his silver spoon in it at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 807/26/2012

[quote]he admitted that he had been given a secret briefing by MI6.

Why would MI6 brief this asshole?

by Anonymousreply 907/27/2012

I don't think he will end up running against Obama.

by Anonymousreply 1107/27/2012

they probably informed him that their foreign clandestine service is called MI6, then offered him tea and kicked him down the stairs.

by Anonymousreply 1207/27/2012

Romney backtracks on London Olympics.

The flipper strikes again!

by Anonymousreply 1307/27/2012

I'm afraid this will make many Americans defensive and more likely to support this imbecile.

by Anonymousreply 1407/27/2012

[quote]"Apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humour or sincerity."

That sounds like Mitt!!

by Anonymousreply 1507/27/2012

Vote, don't gloat.

by Anonymousreply 1607/27/2012

I second r6 in wanting to know your opinions.

by Anonymousreply 1707/27/2012

Of course, the underscoring, but unsaid implication in the British press: Is this the best the Republicans could come up with? And look at his opposition. I think this leads to a lot of the bewilderment with Romney's gaffes. It's not an issue of politics for them in that I believe they saw all of the Republican candidates as being relatively similar or different by slight shades. But in Romney they are seeing the looniness, hypocrisy and lack of intellect, competence and moral soundness of the others. It's all stuff we've discuss here over the last year. Huntsman was the sanest in the bunch and look at the attention the Republican primary voters gave him.

by Anonymousreply 1807/27/2012

The hard-core, Republican-till-I-die voter won't care obviously, but the vital swing-votes wouldn't like this sort of stuff at all.

by Anonymousreply 1907/27/2012

UnMittIgated blunder.

by Anonymousreply 2007/27/2012

Stay out of Europe you white trash American Romney

by Anonymousreply 2107/27/2012

The October 22 Romney-Obama debate will be on foreign policy. That should be fun.

by Anonymousreply 2207/27/2012

[quote]Huntsman was the sanest in the bunch

He's also a blatant political opportunist who served as Obama's Ambassador to China and then turned around and ran against him.

by Anonymousreply 2407/27/2012

[quote]I don't understand what all the fuss is about. He simply said what everyone else has been saying for weeks.

That may well be true, R23, but the fact of the matter is that he shouldn't have said it. The accuracy of the statement is somewhat beside the point. It was a stupid and unnecessary thing for him to have said and shows that he lacks even a modicum of common sense. And we've certainly seen plenty of evidence of that over the past 12 months. This is only further confirmation that Romney is a dolt with a tin-ear.

Had some visiting dignitary from another country come to the US and told us that we didn't seem quite prepared for an event we were hosting, Americans would be very displeased, to say the least.

by Anonymousreply 2507/27/2012

Compared to Romney Palin is an entertaining bimbo in a librarian costume.

Evil alians and demons know all they have to do is get in contact with Mitt Romney who will glady sell out the entire planet earth (with the human race, the wildlife, and eco system on it) for a quick buck. That man is evil.

by Anonymousreply 2607/27/2012

darnit, ALIENS of course

by Anonymousreply 2707/27/2012

R23, There is a long held expectation that the POTUS should represent the best of America. When faced with many natural disasters and crises, sometimes there's little a president can actually accomplish. A true leader instills hope and combats anxiety, through charm and diplomacy, and of course trying to say the right thing at the right time. That's one of the reasons why Pres. Obama visited the victims of the Colorado shooting. People wonder if Mitt would have said appropriate words of comfort.

by Anonymousreply 2807/27/2012

[quote]People wonder if Mitt would have said appropriate words of comfort.

Mitt would have probably rambled on and on about how great it is that the local theatre seats, the hospital beds, and the coffins have the right size.

by Anonymousreply 2907/27/2012

[quote]I don't understand what all the fuss is about. He simply said what everyone else has been saying for weeks.

Would you like a list, luvvie?

* talked about "looking out the backside of No.10", which would imply that he was peeking out of David Cameron's butthole;

* discussed his visit with MI6;

* the "anglo-sexon heritage" quote from his staff, which conveniently ignores the Norman conquest of England in 1066;

I mean, really. Trying to downplay this as a single quote blown out of proportion is just stupid.

by Anonymousreply 3007/27/2012

Palin is the typical bimbo the Republican party attracts.

Romney is the typical man-bimbo, the Republican party attracts.

by Anonymousreply 3107/27/2012

Don't forget the former CEO from Barclay's who was forced to resign because of the LIBOR scandal then had to back out of hosting Romney's fundraiser in London. The optics of that are horrible.

by Anonymousreply 3207/27/2012

Mitt the Twit is a punchline in a nation that is a strong ally. While those people won't be voting in our election, their view of this jackass is sweeping across the USA.

by Anonymousreply 3307/27/2012

R22, the debate nights have been announced already?

by Anonymousreply 3407/27/2012

Yes, r34, they've been announced.

by Anonymousreply 3507/27/2012

The fact that the two leading right-wing politicians in the UK (the PM and Mayor of London) didn't think Romney was worth helping out or offering a fig-leaf to is very interesting. They clearly think there's no chance of him becoming President.

by Anonymousreply 3607/27/2012

It's not just the UK politicians that aren't helping him, he wanted to make a big splash in Germany. That was doomed when Angela Merkel told his people that she and her husband will be attending an opera festival and she would not be available.

by Anonymousreply 3707/27/2012

R23 its called being respectful of your hosts. Its called showing some decorum and some class. For years people have been saying the Queen is a gold filling in a mouth full of decay. Would you think if Mitt expressed that while in England it would not be a big deal?

by Anonymousreply 3807/27/2012

[quote]The unfortunate thing to keep in mind however as we watch Mitt prove his ineptitude and continued arrogance is that for many of the Tea Party fools and blue collar "I'm glad to always vote against my own best interests" voters, Romney's being called out as ridiculous by foreign governments and press is a badge of honor.

Agreed. Those low income dumbasses believe in entitled, wealthy, white men being allowed to fail upward. Thy embrace this level of ignorance.

by Anonymousreply 3907/27/2012

[quote] Romney's being called out as ridiculous by foreign governments and press is a badge of honor.

True, but none of those people would vote for Obama if you held a loaded gun to their head, so they aren't a major concern. His stumbling buffoon act might have an impact on undecided voters though, and that is important.

by Anonymousreply 4007/27/2012

Dream on R40. 99% of people already know how they are voting.

by Anonymousreply 4107/27/2012

Question: is the American MSM actually reporting on Romney's PR blunders?

How prominently are his gaffes featured in the news?

by Anonymousreply 4207/27/2012

R41, this election is likely to be close enough that swaying even a single percentage point of that 10% remaining could be sufficient to make the difference between victory and defeat.

by Anonymousreply 4307/27/2012

R4 beat me to it!

by Anonymousreply 4407/27/2012

The entire world sees how bad this guy is, unfortunately many Americans don't.

America is becoming a danger to the world.

by Anonymousreply 4507/27/2012

[quote]How prominently are his gaffes featured in the news?

It's in the print media across the nation and I've heard live reports at least six or seven times since yesterday's evening news. It has been the lead story in many TV and radio news broadcasts.

by Anonymousreply 4607/27/2012

[quote]America is becoming a danger to the world.

And to itself.

by Anonymousreply 4707/27/2012

Cameron rolled out the red-carpet for Mittens.

Unlike Merkel, Cameron provided for Romney the maximum welcome that protocol allows for a non-visiting head of State, for example, allowing Romney to enter through the famous 10 Downing entrance door.

No wonder they're pissed.

Repugs may want to pooh-pooh this , but it's another reveal of the internal and overt bully that Romney is; the diplomatic equivalent of an unwanted and forced-upon-you haircut to the UK, courtesy of an unthinking Romney who never has had a thought beyond himself and his spooky,insane ambition.

by Anonymousreply 4807/27/2012

There once was a twit named Mitt,

who had an Olympian fit!

Hold his tongue he could not,

the arrogant snot,

and he pissed off a nation of Brits!

by Anonymousreply 4907/27/2012

grinning at r49

by Anonymousreply 5007/27/2012


by Anonymousreply 5107/27/2012

You do not criticize the American President on foreign soil. If Obama had done that in 2008, every Freeper would be screaming TRAITOR.

by Anonymousreply 5207/27/2012

R53, your post makes no sense. And has nothing to do with this thread.

If ANY party is a slave to apartheid Israel, it's the Republican Party.

by Anonymousreply 5407/27/2012

Joe L. is on the way out - he's not running for re-election. He'll be gone in January.

by Anonymousreply 5707/27/2012

Thanks R57. That's good news.

by Anonymousreply 5807/27/2012

He is worse than Palin? what, no mention of McCain?

by Anonymousreply 5907/27/2012

It's really just a matter of having good manners. When you're invited somewhere, you don't show up & accept hospitality while insulting your host & his home: "Thanks very much for asking me to visit, but I just hate your carpet & your kids look retarded & your wife is too fat & your dog is ugly".

It's not as if he were being presented at Court & made some minor breach of an arcane technicality that only snobs would notice -- this is the most basic rule of behaving like a civilized human being, which even Joe The Plumber probably understands & observes. When you're a guest, be polite & say only nice things -- if you want to lambaste your hosts, wait until you get home.

by Anonymousreply 6007/27/2012

[quote] 99% of people already know how they are voting.

You're wrong about that. In Ohio, where I am, recent polls say that number is 83%. There are still people out there who haven't decided. Mitten's European disaster might sway some of them.

by Anonymousreply 6107/27/2012

[quote]Mitten's European disaster might sway some of them.

Yeah. For Ohio voters, it will sway them TOWARD him. Idiot badge of honor and all.

by Anonymousreply 6207/27/2012

Ohio is going to be a repeat win for Obama.

by Anonymousreply 6307/27/2012

Obama is doing pretty well in Ohio so far. Romney has not been ahead in an Ohio poll for about two months, and Obama has lead in the majority of Ohio polls throughout 2012.

Today's new Ohio poll has Obama up by 8, with an overall RCP average of +5.0.

Check out the graph for the Ohio trendline:

by Anonymousreply 6407/27/2012

The point here is not that US knuckledraggers will be influenced against Romney come November, but the possibility that the US media elite will be influenced against Romney between now and November.

by Anonymousreply 6507/27/2012

Romney will pick Senator Rob Portman from Ohio as his VP to swing the state his way.

That's the only reason.

by Anonymousreply 6607/27/2012

I think you're right that Portman is the most likely choice for Romney, R66. If he loses Ohio, it's over for him.

by Anonymousreply 6707/27/2012

[quote] Yeah. For Ohio voters, it will sway them TOWARD him. Idiot badge of honor and all.

Again, nobody who thinks this is a positive for Mittens would vote for Obama in a billion years. They're simply not represented in that undecided 17%.

by Anonymousreply 6807/27/2012

[quote]Obama Is Absolutely Crushing Mitt Romney In Pivotal Ohio

Jul. 27, 2012

The poll, from non-partisan We Ask America, gives Obama a much wider lead in Ohio than he has had in recent polls, including surveys from Purple Strategies, Rasmussen or Public Policy Polling.

But the poll is not a fluke, We Ask America COO Gregg Durham said, explaining that the firm was surprised at the results the first time, so it re-polled a different sample and got virtually identical results. Obama leads Romney with almost 48 percent of the vote to Romney's 40 percent.

We've detailed before the importance of Ohio as a swing state in November's election. Also, only one president has gone on to win the White House without carrying Ohio's electoral votes.

"The President has been very active in the state," Durham said by phone. "They've been campaigning extremely hard."

On Friday, the Obama campaign announced that the president would campaign in Akron, Ohio, next Wednesday.

What's also benefitting Obama in the state is that it is one of the few where unemployment dropped in June. Its 7.2 percent unemployment rate is well below the national average of 8.2 percent.

The eye-popper in the We Ask America poll comes from the unusually high number of Republicans — almost one in five — that choose Obama over Romney. Romney actually wins the Independent vote. But the results held up to nearly identical percentages the second time around, Durham said.

by Anonymousreply 6907/27/2012

No matter how bad the olympics is, mitt will have to say it was wonderful

by Anonymousreply 7007/27/2012

Dear America,

We realise that sending you Piers Morgan can only be construed as an act of aggression and that you are entitled to payback. We are a fair people. We accept that.

But sending us Mitt Romney, went too far. Too. Fucking. Far.

by Anonymousreply 7307/27/2012

Portman wil not add anything to the ticket--and expect the Democrats to come out with guns blazing as far as Portman goes. I have said for a long, long time that Pawlenty is a more likely candidate. He is an evangelical, and the Rethugs needs those fundie votes. Go to and look at the state reaces WITHOUT the Ramussen polls. MI is trending in Obama's direction, and NC could tred for Romney. If the fundies stay home, it could make a difference in swing states.

Romney's visit to the UK just proves how clueless he is. Like Dubya, but not as goofy. Both come from entitled backgrounds, and both are very similiar in their interests. The difference is that Romney sees himself as more knowing than Dubya. If Dubya was the class clown, Romney is the class snob.

by Anonymousreply 7407/27/2012

Earlier in the day, the Queen gave a Buckingham Palace reception for visiting heads of state and leaders of governments. Michelle Obama was warmly greeted by the Queen, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

by Anonymousreply 7507/28/2012

Bob Costas tried to make a plug for Romney, said nobody can question that he "SAVED" the Salt Lake Olympics. Bullshit! He didn't! I want to slug Bob Costas.

by Anonymousreply 7607/28/2012

Did any Americans see the Cumberbatch opening to the Olympics.

"LONDON IS READY (bitch)! "

I couldn't help but think of Romney gaffe. Wow.

by Anonymousreply 7707/28/2012

Romney could take a dump live on stage at one of the presidential debates and still have half America vote for him.

by Anonymousreply 7807/28/2012

[quote]Ohio is not a swing state and choosing Portman won't help him.

Ohio is not a swing state? That's news to most people who work in politics.

But you're right that polling shows Portman will not necessarily help Romney in Ohio by more than a point or two. People mainly vote for the top of the ticket so if Romney wants to win Ohio he has to get people to want to vote for HIM.

Right now he is not making the sale.

by Anonymousreply 7907/28/2012

[quote]Romney could take a dump live on stage at one of the presidential debates and still have half America vote for him.

It's because that half of the country considers themselves anointed whenever the 1% takes a shit on them.

by Anonymousreply 8007/28/2012

The media might not report the gaffes, but the late night show hosts surely have. They are the best hope of associating his name with a joke.

by Anonymousreply 8207/28/2012

What do you me r82? NBC or BBC?

by Anonymousreply 8307/28/2012

[quote]Second, can any of you guys clarify for me what Israel gives or does in return for all the vast amounts of money/aid this country doles out to them?

It's not Israel per se. It's lobbyist here. They not all jewish, in fact a GREAT majority of them have ties to right wing fundamentalists here in the U.S. So if you want to question our ties to Israel, ask the right wing nut jobs. The FUNDIES are the one funding the lobbyist who get the US to fund the palestine apartheid.

The FUNDIES believe that in the end the Jews will be swept up by god. So if they keep them all in one place an happy they're doing their job.

All that money goes over there, robbing our social welfare - and in turn the ignorant white little racist welfare queens living in trailer homes blame the blacks and the jews. It's a win-win for the RightWing fundies.

by Anonymousreply 8407/28/2012

Why does Romney walk like he's drying up? He looks so pidgeon toed and nervous-hardly presidential at all.

by Anonymousreply 8507/28/2012

ARGH!!!!!!!!! I have to agree with Brits!!!! DAMN YOU MITT THE TWIT!!!!

by Anonymousreply 8707/28/2012

R86 are you a Republicunt?

by Anonymousreply 8807/28/2012

R81, Wish I could quote sources but I know Israel secretly helps American military interests, including sophisticated spying on Middle Eastern countries for potential disruptions in the flow of oil and terrorist threats. US Special Forces have received training from the Israeli Mossad as well. Did you see that Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks movie that portrayed covert arms transfers, as if it were the norm?

by Anonymousreply 9007/28/2012

The Israeli connection for the radical religious right is deep; remember, it's part of their story that Christ will return throguh Jerusalem, and the fundies all want to make sure they get some of that. Add in that Israel is the one solid ally in the Middle East, and American support of Israel makes sense. And there are more Jews in the US than Israel.

by Anonymousreply 9107/28/2012

Like people in the US really care what Britain thinks of Romney. Don't you realize that this is actually a point in Romney's favor? This will rally supporters around him even more, in the line of "who the hell do they think they are to make judgments about our politicians when they can't their own on act together."

by Anonymousreply 9207/28/2012

R84 Well put. What is win-win for the Christian right is lose-lose for Obama. If he gets reelected and Israel DOES hit Iran, as they will, the Democratic coalition will fall apart. You will have the Zionists and the peaceniks at each other's throat - you cannot satisfy both.

R93 Very well put. Israel is not our ally in the Mideast; it is our master. Peres talks to Americans like people talk to dogs. I knew several of the Liberty's crew.

by Anonymousreply 9407/28/2012

[quote]Yet his poll numbers continue to improve.

There's been some marginal improvement in Romney's national tracking numbers, but he's still behind in the majority of the swing states and well behind in the Electoral College.

As a matter of fact, Obama's probability of winning actually increased a couple of points this week according to Nate Silver. He currently gives Obama a 69% chance of winning in November, and projects him to win about 295-300 EV.

In particular, as I posted yesterday, Silver sees trouble for Romney in the latest Ohio numbers:

by Anonymousreply 9507/28/2012

R83, it's started on American television late night...even Leno.

by Anonymousreply 9607/28/2012

Romney's poll numbers have not improved. You are listening to GOP disinformation.

by Anonymousreply 9707/28/2012

R97, as I said above, the person who said Romney's poll numbers have improved is right that his national tracking numbers have gone up over the past week, but Romney remains much farther behind when it comes to the swing states like Ohio and the Electoral College.

Romney's odds of winning have therefore gone down this week as Nate Silver explains at the link.

by Anonymousreply 9807/28/2012

Those numbers can't include all the Olympic/ForeignFuckUp gaffes though.

by Anonymousreply 9907/28/2012

And isn't a large part of the Romney poll number improvement include averaging in the Rasmussen daily poll which has been showing Romney with a 4-5 point advantage. Rasmussen did the same thing four years ago showing a McCain lead and then two weeks before the election changed their methodology and ended more closely to the actual results.

by Anonymousreply 10007/28/2012

R100, yes, they are biased and inaccurate and garbage.

by Anonymousreply 10107/28/2012

Yes, it looks like another Republicant poster crashes and burns.

by Anonymousreply 10207/28/2012

[quote]Yet his poll numbers continue to improve.

Not really. All I'm seeing is the usual volatility in the polls, up in some and down in others. On the key measure of electoral college votes, his position remains unchanged.

[quote]Perhaps it is because the economic numbers this week were terrible - GDP growth of only 1.5% in the second quarter.

Yup, that continues to be a problem for Obama.

[quote]GDP has only grown 7.9% since the economy bottomed out. Typically, it would have grown by over 16% by this point in a recover. 8 points higher GDP and 8 points higher job growth.

Thank Republicans for that. Normally, the federal government would have stepped in and helped out state and local governments. The overall government spending in the aftermath of this recession has been significantly lower than in previous recessions, and the government layoffs have been far more severe. Under normal circumstances, with a non-obstructionist opposition, unemployment would have been a percentage point lower and GDP growth would have been higher.

[quote]I wonder if that matters more to voters than anything that happens in the UK

The UK debacle, in and of itself, doesn't matter much. What it does hurt is Romney's narrative that he's ready to lead. He's got no foreign policy experience and has made several clumsy missteps in prior months. This was supposed to be an easy, triumphal tour where he could look "presidential." Instead, he has come out of this looking like a doofus. The optics of this are terrible.

[quote]Anyway, it doesn't seem like Romney is in shambles 100 days before the election.

Actually, yes, it does. Given the economic circumstances, Romney should have at least a 5-point lead and Obama should be struggling. And a good campaign should be in control of the message and staying focused. Instead, Romney has been on the defensive for the past few weeks, is not in control of the narrative, and has embarrassed himself badly. This is indeed a campaign in shambles. It doesn't mean he's going to lose but it definitely doesn't look good.

[quote]Too bad the OP can't distinguish between what he wants and reality.

Um, you might want to rethink this statement.

by Anonymousreply 10407/30/2012

[quote]Not really. All I'm seeing is the usual volatility in the polls, up in some and down in others. On the key measure of electoral college votes, his position remains unchanged.

The real concern is how many states are close enough for "volitility" combined with voter supression and vote-counting shennanigans to make a difference enough to swing the state's electoral votes from Obama to Romney?

by Anonymousreply 10507/30/2012

God, he is such a chucklehead. That is the term for Romney. Chucklehead!

by Anonymousreply 10607/30/2012


by Anonymousreply 10707/30/2012

[quote]The real concern is how many states are close enough for "volitility" combined with voter supression and vote-counting shennanigans to make a difference enough to swing the state's electoral votes from Obama to Romney?

Actually, the real concern is will the Dems once again shrug their shoulders, say "oh well" and let it happen, or will they grow a pair and say "Oh fuck no, not this time"?

by Anonymousreply 10807/30/2012

R107!!!! ! True, too true, very now.

by Anonymousreply 10907/30/2012

And the Romney Embarrass-a-thon continues:

by Anonymousreply 11007/30/2012

Let's hear it for the Rainbow Tour--it's been an incredible success! We weren't quite sure, we had a few doubts!

Would Romnita win through? But the answer is yes!

And no, and yes, and no, and yes... and no.

by Anonymousreply 11107/30/2012

r110 - is that real? It seems not to be, only because I haven't seen anything on the news in the States.

Don't get me wrong. I would love it to be real.

by Anonymousreply 11207/30/2012

The video has been scrubbed from utube and vimeo but there are references here.

Video can probably be had on some Polish sites.

by Anonymousreply 11307/31/2012

Quoting from the link:

What's more, the repeated foreign-policy misstatements and the missteps on this trip undermine one of Romney's main selling points. Supposedly, his experience as a chief executive and manager has helped prepare him to run a government better than the "community organizer" commander in chief he regularly attacks. But to date -- between these problems and the mind-boggling mismanagement of his financial disclosure -- there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that this is a well-run campaign. Quite the contrary: It's a mess, regularly producing bad headlines and failing to take advantage of the abysmal state of the economy -- a campaign gift that should, on its own, give him a solid lead in the polls right now.

by Anonymousreply 11408/01/2012

Romney's British implosion is one of my favorite stories from the past year. I hope he never forgets what a jackass he was.

by Anonymousreply 11512/29/2012

It was one of many screw-ups, but it was pretty minor compared to most of the others like the 47% video.

by Anonymousreply 11612/30/2012
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