Romney’s Euroland trip starts with kisses for Anglo-Saxon heritage

As Romney arrived in London for a three-day stay, The Daily Telegraph quoted an unnamed Romney campaign adviser who lauded the special relationship between the two countries.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the Telegraph quoted the adviser as saying, “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”

The paper said the adviser’s remarks “may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity…”

That’s OK. No one in the Republican Party will notice.

Romney is in London to attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games on Friday, the first leg of a week-long trip that will also take him to Israel and Poland as he seeks to burnish his foreign policy credentials and present himself as a viable alternative to the Democratic incumbent.

Romney, in an NBC News interview, dismissed the comment…blah, blah, blah.

Romney set the stage for his trip with a scathing speech on American soil on Tuesday, accusing the president of mishandling foreign policy hot spots from the Middle East to China and neglecting U.S. allies…

What allies? If they’re not flunkies like Israel, everyone – even the Sassenach :) – just hopes we don’t invade.

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2 comments

  1. exult49

    Apparently we have a lot in common, as italian I could say……….
    You know, you had George W. and we got the buffon Berlusconi, his italian counterpart.
    Two jokes , who made appear the two countries as brain disrupted and brought both countries to near bankruptcy.

    Now it seems that after 17 years of misrepresentation of the italian interests, the idiot tycoon tries to come back and you risk to elect Romney, who represents the bad copy of the bushism.
    What a pity ….. In Europe Romney is already perceived as a bilionaire joker. No image, just B.S. And is welcomed as such, no matter what kind of communication they’ll use. Nice day fellows….

  2. hairsprayandhemingway

    Romney is seemingly unaware of the insensitivity of his remarks. Or, maybe he just doesn’t care. The quote above and another he made regarding student loans in Ohio, reflect an air of elitism and privilege that just makes me very nervous. America is not completely comprised of people with shared, “special” relationships with one another. Is he able to step away from his own privilege and background to lead the many demographics in America? Do you think the quotes and various soundbites are representative of Romney as a presidential candidate?

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