Romney Doesn't Have Presidential Credentials & Character
The President of the United States of America
is a position that demands a specific qualities in a person
Great Character, A Understanding Nature, A Compassionate Eye, & Statesmanship
Romney has none of these qualities, and the descriptions of him by the London Papers
reflect how he is easily exposed.
London Paper's Articles regarding Romney, I placed portions of their articles below, and links to the articles as well.
Wannabe US President Romney in Games insult, but David Cameron insists: We’ll show you
WANNABE president Mitt Romney infuriated Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday by making a string of embarrassing blunders.
The US election hopeful, on a visit to London, questioned whether the Olympics will be a success.
Mr Romney said in a TV interview: “It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting.”
The Republican candidate, who organised the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, also questioned whether the British people will “come together and celebrate” the Olympics.
There was further embarrassment when Mr Romney said he had looked out of “the backside of Number 10” to see the beach volleyball court.
He breached diplomatic protocol by revealing he had been briefed by MI6 chief Sir John Sawers, then appeared to forget Labour leader Ed Miliband’s name, calling him “Mr Leader” instead.
Romneyshambles: Mitt begins his trip with a swipe at London
US presidential candidate beats hasty retreat after comments on 'disconcerting' Games chaos
Mitt Romney made a distinctly undiplomatic first impression on Londoners yesterday, raising concerns about the city's handling of the Olympic Games before being forced into an embarrassing volte-face.
The Republican presidential hopeful's fundraising visit to Britain was meant to be a chance for the former Massachusetts Governor to display a foreign-affairs gravitas that would help to sell his claim to the White House.
But rather than flaunting his statesman-like credentials, Mr Romney managed to insult his hosts and commit that cardinal sin of US politics – "flip-flopping" – all within hours of landing in Britain. In unguarded and far-from-diplomatic language, Mr Romney initially questioned London's commitment and ability to stage the Games. In an interview with US television, he said he had noticed "disconcerting" signs that Team London was not ready. "It's hard to know how it will all turn out," he said.
His comments prompted a sharp rebuke from David Cameron, who said: "We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."
Mitt Romney's Olympics gaffe overshadows visit to London
Mitt Romney’s visit to Downing Street was overshadowed by a diplomatic spat on Thursday, after the Republican presidential candidate cast doubt over London’s readiness to host the Olympics.
Elevating his tendency for gaffes to the international stage, Mr Romney said that because of concerns about security, it was “hard to know just how well it will turn out”.
He then appeared to breach protocol by disclosing that he had received an unusual briefing from Sir John Sawers, the chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), on the situation in Syria. An adviser boasted to The Daily Telegraph that Mr Romney had also previously met the head of the Security Service (MI5).
However his earlier comment had by then travelled around the world. He also raised eyebrows by referring to Ed Miliband with the American-style honorific “Mr Leader” and saying that he had enjoyed viewing Olympic volleyball courts from “the backside of Downing Street”.
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, later heaped more misery on Mr Romney's campaign by dismissing his remarks while onstage at a concert in Hyde Park to mark the end of the Olympic torch relay. "There's guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know if we are ready," Mr Johnson cried, prompting jeers from some of the 60,000-strong crowd. "Are we ready? Yes we are!"
Commentators began referring to the Republican candidate’s day in London as a “Romneyshambles”, a variation on the phrase “Omnishambles” frequently used to describe the crisis-stricken Coalition. It came after a string of faux pas on the US election campaign trail.
'worse than Sarah Palin'
'Devoid of charm, offensive and a wazzock': Romney's disastrous day in London after saying he didn't know if Olympics would be a success
Mitt Romney may not be looking for votes on his trip to London for the start of the Olympics this week, but he is certainly hoping to be taken seriously.
Having attacked Barack Obama's foreign policy record, the GOP presidential hopeful will have been keen to establish his credentials as a foreign policy leader.
However, after a series of gaffes, Mr Romney has been on the sharp end of a series of tongue-lashings from the press, government officials and even leading politicians.
The Republican's most damaging blunder came when he questioned whether his hosts would be able to make a success of the Games, saying: 'It's hard to know just how well it will turn out.'
Having a sit-down: Mitt Romney talks with Prime Minister David Cameron, just one day after the presidential hopeful expressed doubts about London's ability to host the Olympics
Speaking anonymously behind the scenes, officials were even more scathing in their verdicts, describing Mr Romney's second day in London as a 'total car crash' and saying he was 'worse than Sarah Palin'.