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Ann Romeny shot back at Mitt's Republican critics on Iowa radio today, saying: "Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring."
Oh the irony! I seem to recall that there WERE other Republicans who DID get into the ring, and they were knocked out of it by an overwhelming barrage of brutally negative ads from Mitt Romney and his super PAC supporters.
Further, I seem to remember one "Mitt Romney" disparaging his primary opponents' objections with this response: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!"
Written into her expression was:
Seriously, "you people"! It's Mitt's turn. Now get out of the way and let him (us?) be President!
So Mrs. "Good for the Goose Is Sauce for the Gander" once again reveals how deeply ingrained it is in the Romney family psyche that people in "the better class" to which they belong should be allowed to play by a different set of rules.
She just does not see that Mitt is a brutal, take no prisoners campaigner, just like he was in business. And so she's shocked and hurt when it comes back around on them.
It must be a very rude awakening. Or it will be, when and if it occurs ...Ann Romeny shot back at Mitt's Republican critics on Iowa radio today, saying:... more
The British reaction to Mitt Romney has gone from openness, to skepticism, to mocking, to concluding that Mitt Romney is worse than Sarah Palin.
(lots more at link)The British reaction to Mitt Romney has gone from openness, to skepticism, to mocking,... more
Mitt Romney is hoping to become America's next White president.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, a Romney foreign policy adviser claimed that President Obama does not appreciate the shared "Anglo-Saxon heritage" between Britain and the U.S.
"We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special," the adviser said. Obama "is very comfortable with American decline and the traditional alliances don't mean as much to him."
The Obama campaign addressed the statements which were intended to use racial subtext as a way to place President Obama outside the mainstream. It follows the GOP's strategy - bolstered by the Fox News propaganda machine - to make Obama's African heritage a disqualifying factor. The entire Birther movement, from which Romney has failed to distant himself, is based on the premise that Obama neither deserves nor is qualified for the presidency.
Another curious statement by Romney's camp went even further. As one example of a step Romney would take to improve U.S./UK relations, the adviser said the candidate would restore a bust of Winston Churchill that was displayed in the Oval Office by George W. Bush, but which President Obama returned to British diplomats and replaced with a bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This all comes just as Romney embarked on a week long tour of England, Poland and Israel. The purpose of the trip is to counter Romney's lack of foreign policy experience by arranging photo-ops with international leaders - in an attempt to make him appear presidential.
After widespread criticism for what many see as racially offensive remarks, Romney dismissed the adviser's comments in an interview with NBC News, saying "I don't agree with whoever that adviser might be, but do agree that we have a very common bond between ourselves and Great Britain."
The fact is there is little tension between America and Britain, and that is largely due to President Obama. Relations between Prime Minister David Cameron and Obama seemed almost brotherly during a recent state visit. And the president enjoys high favorability among British citizens, who welcomed his ascendancy. In fact, many Brits disliked what they perceived to be the arrogance of American military strength under Bush.
But Romney's back-track only serves to highlight his horrible record on the issue of race. His recent appearance at the NAACP convention and the flip-flop he delivered after by declaring if Blacks want "more free stuff," they can "vote for the other guy" demonstrates Romney's lack of interest in African-American voters. The former governor stayed true to the GOP Southern strategy by appealing to disgruntled White conservatives in the South and Midwest. Despite Romney trying to distance himself, the adviser in question - who remains on the campaign staff - likely spoke the words Romney would have uttered himself if he could.
http://www.ebony.com/news-views/mitt-romney-and-the-return-to-an-anglo-saxon-worldMitt Romney is hoping to become America's next White president.
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Mitt Romney backpedaled Friday from his controversial critique of the London Olympic Games, saying that he was “absolutely convinced that the people here are ready for the Games.”
The turnabout came a day after the presumptive Republican suggested London wasn’t ready for the Olympics. On Wednesday — the first day of his highly touted foreign tour — Romney mentioned "disconcerting things" about London's readiness to host the Games.
“It's hard to know just how well it will turn out,” he said.
The comments drew sharp criticism in the British press, and Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson both knocked Romney over the remarks.
On Friday, the likely Republican nominee sought to undertake damage control, effusively praising the efforts of the host committee.
"I read the same reports I think a lot of people did about the challenges being faced by the organizing committee, but after being here a couple days, it looks to me like London is ready, and of course it is hard to put on Games in a major metropolitan area, and what they've done, which I find so impressive, is put the venues right in the city," Romney said on NBC's "The Today Show."
Pressed by host Matt Lauer about whether he had bungled the start of what was intended to be a goodwill tour, Romney predicted the controversy would soon be forgotten.
"I'm absolutely convinced the people here are ready for the Games, and in just a few moments, all the things politicians say will get swept away because the athletes finally take the stage," Romney said. "The Games are all about the athletes. "
Romney was joined for the interview by his wife, Ann, and the pair discussed their personal ties to the Games — Ann's horse, Rafalca. Ann Romney said that she was both excited and nervous to see the horse perform in the Olympic dressage competition, and compared it to the anxiety of watching her husband compete in the Republican presidential debates.
"It is nerve-racking," Ann said. "I will tell you that watching debates are also nerve-racking. There was a point in the 20th debate where I finally said, 'I've had enough. You sit in the audience, I'll stand on the stage, see how it feels.' "
Mitt Romney again downplayed how invested he would be in the horse's competition.
"It's Ann's horse," Romney said. "I'd love to be there, but it's kind of a busy time for me."
The candidate could be looking for some political cover on the issue; the horse, which cost millions to buy and maintain, is seen by some as a political liability for the governor, who has been hesitant to broadcast his personal wealth. But Ann Romney said she gave her husband a "total pass" on the dressage competition.
"He's so, so supportive of me; when it comes to the show part, I give him a total pass," she said.
Mitt Romney then joked that his sons had once given him a "rubber horse mask" for Christmas to earn more affection from Ann.
The pair, who will not see each other again until the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., late next month, went on to say they were looking forward to their formal introduction to the American people.
"It'll be a great moment to talk about who we are," Ann Romney said.
The presumptive nominee said though he has "not begun my speech yet," he was excited for the chance to "lay out a vision for America."
"I know the themes, because they're the themes I've been speaking about the last couple of years, but word to paper — that hasn't happened yet," Romney said.
The candidate also offered an early prediction for the swimming competition, saying he favored American Michael Phelps over his rival and teammate Ryan Lochte.
http://thehill.com/video/campaign/240671-romney-says-hes-convinced-london-ready-for-olympicsMitt Romney backpedaled Friday from his controversial critique of the London Olympic... more