During his recent sandpaper-smooth London tour, reporters asked Mitt Romney if he'd be watching his wife's horse Rafalca in the Olympic dressage competition. His response? "I have to tell you. This is Ann's sport. I'm not even sure which day the sport goes on. She will get the chance to see it, I will not be watching the event. I hope her horse does well."
Okay. Did Mitt Romney blow off his wife? Because it feels like he blew off his wife… and her horse, Rafalca, too. Mitt, where's the love? Not sure which day this goes on? A quick glance at the online Olympics calendar shows that the event will be held on August 2nd, 3rd and 7th. I'm sure Ann Romney would appreciate her Mr. Fantastic-looking husband in the stands whooping it up (or golf-clapping, or whatever you do at those things).
Tags: Ann Romney, Indecision Delegates, Mitt Romney, Money, Olympics
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney decided today to walk back his inexplicably-unpopular decision to criticize British government's ability to host the 2012 Olympic Games. Human people! How's a guy supposed to predict how their brain emotions will work?!
U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney tried Thursday to quiet grumblings over comments that seemed to question Britain's readiness to host the Olympic Games, now saying he expects the games to be a success.
After meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron at his Downing Street residence, the Republican told reporters he expects the games "to be highly successful." He said he and Cameron talked about the "great progress" that has been made in the games, which have been criticized for security woes and organization.
I'm not sure whether this counts as a flip-flop, an acquiescence to a foreign power or a peace offering from one Anglo-Saxon to another.
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Tags: David Cameron, Mitt Romney, Olympics, Sports, United Kingdom
The Olympics are supposed to be a time when nations set aside their differences and marvel at feats of athleticism, prancing horses and the ageless wonder that is Bob Costas. For Americans, it's an opportunity to learn about all the countries we haven't invaded yet and — at most — make a list of states that have enough natural resources to warrant democratizing good and hard in the future. But we're not supposed to go to war during the Games.
Tell that to Mitt Romney, who began his trip to London by questioning the host nation's preparedness, instead of trying to figure out whether to cheer for Bermuda or Switzerland.
"You know it's hard to know just how well it will turn out," Romney told NBC, "There were a few things that were disconcerting."
"The story about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that is not something that is encouraging."
British Prime Minister David Cameron rebuffed Romney's skepticism and, er, made fun of Utah…
"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."
Great, now "the special relationship is special" because we're at war with Britain.
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Tags: David Cameron, Mitt Romney, Olympics, Sports, United Kingdom, Utah