Charles Dharapak, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters outside of 10 Downing Street after meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London, Thursday, July 26, 2012. (AP PhotoCharles Dharapak)

Hooray for Mitt Romney, a politician and beginning diplomat who tells it how he sees it.

It probably won't get him elected, and for sure he has rankled a number of Britons, but it might be a sign of what his administration could be. It would be great to have a president, senators and representatives who would give up their footing and get something done by facing the problems head-on, even with a few toes stepped on.

David S. Taylor