It would have been so easy to have said something nice....Ahhh.but Alas, Romney
acted like a technocrat and put foot in mouth. OUCH..
This is the biggest, overhyped non-story I've ever seen in my life. A gaffe
is not when you speak honestly. A gaffe is when you are President of the most
powerful nation on Earth and you bow to the King of Saudi Arabia. A gaffe is
when an American President gives a fist bump to the biggest Communist in Latin
America other than Fidel Castro. A gaffe is when you return a bust of Winston
Churchill to the British Embassy. A gaffe is when you put your arm around the
Queen of England (Michelle Obama). A gaffe is not pointing out that there are
significant cultural differences between Israeli and Palestinian culture. The
Associated Press is so in the tank for Obama that you may as well be reading
Pravda. It's pretty stomach-turning.
How in the world does this even become a story? Desperate, deceitful,
Uh, you left out that Walesa enthusiastically endorsed Romney. This piece seems
to fit nicely with the media spin.Well said, red state pride!
Romney didn't do very well, but Americans don't care. That's what
it comes down to.
The title of your article shows me that you follow the pack mentality of the
MSM. Once I read your title I knew this was a non-story. Not until the tabloids
in London blew up a small comment Romney made about readiness did the American
herd trounce. Then at each stop, the media took something Romney said out of
context, mixed in more half truths, and a fabricated a whole trip full of
fantastic gaffes. Your headline is a gaffe.
It seems that Romney's concept of diplomacy is to suck up to Israel and
insult everyone else. If he becomes president, at least we'll have one ally
The liberal media of decaying Britain, which is constantly enamored with either
royalty or pop culture figures like Twiggy, was quick to pounce on an honest
observation. That was the only possible "gaffe" that ocurred, and the
use of the word in that context is a stretch. There is no quote available to
support a "gaffe" for the Palestinian racism charge. Romney's
pro-Israel comments and his close friendship with the prime minister throughout
the trip would naturally incur the wrath of the Palestinians. The only flack in
Poland came from the unions. So there you have it. What was spinned by the
liberal mainstream media as a gaffe-ridden excursion was anything but such. If
you want an honest observer with a genuine pro-Israel stance who is disliked by
the unions, then Romney is most certainly the better of the two.
Jowers is hardly an unbiased academic to be quoting. The U's political
management program is suspect for me because of his hyper-partisanship. And this
article further proves that this paper is a Romney organ. What a load of
rationalizations. Perhaps the trip won't matter to Utahns because of their
odd adulation of the man, but without polling, at minimum, the writer or Jowers
can't say the trip will have no effect on the race. And it seems to imply
that that the trip was indeed a disaster.
What a world! You speak the truth, and it is a gaffe.This is not a
story....just manufacutured like most of the MSM.
There were no gaffes, only leftist media bilge.
Gaffes hurt Romney less than shallow, contrived, political dishonesty and the
crazy anti-Obama rhetoric from the Right. Romney should be far ahead in the
polls even now and a slam-dunk in November. Maybe counter-intuitive honesty
would help: a recession compounded by a debt/mortgage financial crisis worse
than almost anyone realized doomed any program to disappointment if not failure
(with the possible exception of a larger stimulus); neither Romney nor anyone on
the Right can say what they'd have done differently that would have
guaranteed a better outcome; Romney has no experience creating the consumer
spending and demand that drives job growth; Tea Party's hostage-taking on
the debt-ceiling hurt the economy; more revenue may be needed and unavoidable
in the short-term; global economy make it unlikely that anything Romney has to
offer will help; Romney was totally incidental to the success of the 2002
Olympics; RomneyObamaCare; his trip to Israel has more to do with pandering to
the evangelical right and to Sheldon Adelson than anything else; the center
dislikes him personally and has more disdain for his contrived, political
dishonesty than they do Obama's.
This whole race is so politically charged that pundits will claim anything as
being significant. However, to the voting public, little attention is being paid
to what either candidate is saying or doing at this time. More attention will be
paid once the conventions get going and more significance will be paid during
the presidential debates. The needle won't be moving much until then. Right
now, Obama doesn't look good because his poll numbers are not indicative of
Great post Red State Pride. You write truthfully. Also, a gaffe is using tax
payer money to fly off to Europe to make a personal presentation to the
International Olympic Committee and fail to bring the Summer Olympics to
Chicago. The Palestinians are mad? Only the liberal press would
characterize Romney's comments as a gaffe. The fact is that the UN and the
Arab League have been issuing research reports for over a decade calling upon
the Palestinians to develop and improve their culture in order to raise the
opportunities for the Palestinian people. Romney stated nothing new here and
only agreed with previous research done by the Arabs themselves. Of course all
this is conveniently ignored by the liberal press and passed along by the
Deseret News. Romney's Poland speech was superb and under
Oh, don't post my gaffe about your gaffe on Mitt's gaffes.Puhleeze! How disingenous a world we live in. And how about checking
Harry's church membership, or does dishonesty and slander mean nothing any
more? I'm not LDS, but Biblical churches are called to discipline
unethical behavior with the goal of contrition and restoration. If it turns out
that Reid needs to apologize and doesn't, we'll see who's the
spineless gaffers then.Jesus sure must be proud that politics trump
ethics in some circles.
Liberals are expert at making mountains out of mole hills. Compared to letting
the family dog ride in the open aire and a hair cutting incident in hight
school, Mitts commentas are mountains or will be. Most voters will not even
notice these statements until millions have been spent on advertising them and
making them sound like terrible mistakes. I am looking for a leader to correct
our nations problems - not a statesman who talks. I believe Mitt is that
person. I am pleased to have someone to vote for rather than vote for the
lesser of two persons.
Romney's trip abroad won't have a huge negative effect on his
popularity, but it will add to the growing narrative that Mitt is the candidate
who is dying from a thousands cuts. It seems like from the start of this
campaign there have been countless small details that cast Mitt in a poor
light. From his rich guy comments, to his car elevator, to his police uniform,
to his refusal to release his tax returns, the list seem almost endless. None
of these individual things is serious, but the sum of them paints a picture of a
very ambitious person who is socially awkward, and has no strong central core of
Where is it mentioned in the reporting that Romney along with his true
statements about London's olympics and the Palestinians flaws that he also
declared Poland's economy triumphant over the socialist collective of
European nations through the promotion of free enterprise and entrepreneurship?
Romney went specifically to buck up his international cred and foreign policy
clout. He failed miserably. He barely knows how to relate to Americans and is
completely ignorant of other countries. And he wants another war.
The little people can fight it for him. His kids (grandkids considering how
long Repubs wars last) won't be at risk. You are expendable compared to
his wealthy defense contract benefactors.
This is all media gaffes to deceive the foolish.