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Mittens put his foot in his mouth—again
July 27, 2012 - Luke Stalzer
Well, let's just say I'd be lying if I told you Mitt (Mittens) Romney has had a wonderful week overseas.
The presumed Republican nominee for president has been in the U.K. this past week doing whatever candidates for president do best, and he made some comments that weren't taken very well about the 2012 Olympics being held in London.
I mean, let's face it. We all know that Mittens is the self-proclaimed 'Olympic Extraordinaire' after saving the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002 and he knows everything about them. Or does he?
Romney made some comments while in London Thursday saying how he thought everything he had seen so far in the city for the Olympics was "disconcerting." Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron quickly fired back at Romney for his comments and so did London Mayor Boris Johnson ... in front of a crowd of thousands who also disliked Romney's comments and cheered loudly after Johnson bashed him.
Cameron fired back too by saying it's different when you're not running the Olympics in the middle of no where (a blow to Romney about Salt Lake City) compared to one of the busiest cities in the world.
So, Friday morning, I was watching The Today Show and just happened to catch Matt Lauer's interview with Mitt and his wife Ann. Lauer mentioned the comments Romney made Thursday and (for some odd reason) Mittens did a complete 180 on what he had said prior, saying he was "absolutely convinced" London was ready for the big games. Lauer then questioned his differing comments asking if he had changed his mind for political reasons.
It seems to me that Mitt put his foot in his mouth again, and (somewhat) tried to bounce back from the comments he made. Well, it didn't work very well, Mittens.