July 26th, 2012
By Stephanie Devereaux -- In a surprising act of evolving political foundering, Mitt Romney went international with his political "tone-deafness"
by ostentatiously flying to Great Britain, then blasting the British for what was in his opinion the inadequate and perhaps poorly managed security apparatus for the 2012 Olympics.
The British, not surprisingly, blasted Romney right back -- saying that in remote places of diminutive populations ( like Utah perhaps)
security requirements may have been a little easier to put in place and a little simpler to manage -- but that to hold the Olympics in and around London is a little bit different.
What is disturbing about this is not that Mr. Romney shoots off his mouth without thinking, which he inevitably does in most cases anyway -- or that he displays an alarming tone-deafness -- not only domestically but internationally as well -- but the sad fact that he can't even go to a country that is one of our biggest friends, supporters and world allies -- on what is for all intents and purposes a light weight public relations gimmick trying to gain some modicum of political advantage (or at least notoriety) in this election year from the 2012 Olympics -- just because he ran the Olympics several years ago in Utah -- and he can't even pull that off -- without insulting the host country of the Olympics, Great Britain, in the process. With skills like these -- I can hardly wait until he sits down with representatives from Russia, Iran, and North Korea -- and eagerly anticipate what international crises result from his carelessness and tone-deafness in those meetings. Not what most of us Americans are looking for in a President, I would venture to say.