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If foreign policy gaffes and setting off the British press were an Olympic event in Brittan, Mitt Romney might win the gold.
In one day and one country, Britain, Mitt Romney leaks hushed information (talks about MI6). Then the author of “No Apologies” and critic of the current president’s “apology tour to the world” had to apologize for criticizing and embarrassing another government handling of the Olympics (while in their country) on a matter that he should clearly understand the politically important and national pride loaded live wire topic he grabbed. Especially as a former manager of the Olympics himself.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, a leader Mitt’s trying to get to know, had to save political face and national pride by jabbing and embarrassing Romney back publicly. Then Romney forgets the major opposition leader name, who might become the next Prime Minister if the Conservative Party falls. Later, as word of gaffes spread, is mocked by the Mayor of London and 10,000 gathered Londoners. To add insult to injury, Mitt Romney is being made fun of by a ruthless tabloid-like British press and press tweets for his gaffes with phrases like “Worse than Sarah Palin.” And, of course, MSNBC dined on full course meal of schadenfreude, while Fox News seemed like a network that lost a storyline it was looking forward to.
To be honest. Besides schadenfreude, Americans, who unless we’re about to point a gun at a country, don’t care about foreign policy matters, also won’t care about all this in a few days.
And for Mitt Romney’s aides who want to close the 14-point lead Obama has on him in foreign policy, read Fareed Zakaria’s article that talks about Republican admitting that Mitt Romney seem “amateurish” and doesn’t seem to be briefed well on foreign policy matters.