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Published: Thursday, July 26 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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salt lake city, utah

Pathetic. Can't wait to hear what he has to say to the leaders of Israel.

Richard Larson
Galt, CA

Wow mom, wow!
What is next Willard?

Sugar City, ID

Romney knows as well as anyone that hosting the Olympics is a large and complex operation. The Salt Lake Olympics were successful but there were hitches and glitches along the way. Unless a miracle happens, London will also have some problems with the Olympics. That's not a criticism of England or London, it's just a statement of the way things are. People who want to turn Romney's words into an "international stir" reveal just how devious some politicians can be. This is why I think that Romney shouldn't release additional tax returns. Unscrupulous politicians (redundant) will take anything they can find in his taxes to create an issue and misinform the public.

Salt Lake City, UT

1st contact with London.

Insult them.

Great leadership. (Sarcasm)

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Appears this is a recurring problem. Open mouth, insert foot behavior continues. Romney is unable to help himself, apparently.
It has happened way too many times now to be an innocent mistake on his part.
Even the hierarchy of the Republican party is freaking out.
Can't wait to see what he says through the remainder of his "diplomatic" (ha, ha) trip.
Whispers about now concerning the Republican Convention...Anyone else wanna be run on the Republican ticket for President of the United States?

Mary E Petty
Sandy, UT

Romney spoke the truth from experience. Spinners with an agenda will always see otherwise. The ones who keep on putting their foot in their mouth are those that take offense where none was intended. If I could have an hour with Romney who has been a very successful man, husband, parent, grandparent, community leader, businessman, and volunteer, I would try to learn what makes him tick, and then do my best to apply whatever he shared with me. The London Olympics would do well to follow suit, listen and learn and apply.

Farmington, UT

That would have been a great time for Romney to be more optimistic than honest--even if he is expressing the very same concerns London expressed just a week ago about being unprepared for the Olympics.

At least he didn't apologize to England for the way we've treated them for the past 40 years.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Having lived abroad, I've seen my share of "Ugly Americans" who display boorish behavior to their hosts. Its embarrassing. I was hoping for better than this from the man who would be President.

Lindon, UT

What happened? I thought he shared a strong Anglo-Saxon connection with the UK.


As from being in England (yes London is part of it) - What Mr Romney has said may be correct but - for ALL of these carbuncles ie the Olympics - it is tons of money that is needed for so much other things. I don't think any country is totally ready - there are always things that need finishing and doing. As for close ties don't make me laugh it is what one can get out of the other. From what I have seen on the news here though he has retraced his words - hm what does that make me think!!

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