Friday, July 27, 2012
On His Comments About The London Olympics, Romney Gets A Political Correctness And Diplomacy Lesson
While in London, Romney got the Brits' hackles up when he said this about that city's preparedness in hosting the Olympics: "It's hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting. The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials… that obviously is not something which is encouraging."
Then, too, the Democrats, here, were aghast that Romney would offend such a special friend as the British; even though Obama did just that when he sent packing that famous Churchill bust that had been on loan from the Brits since 9/11 and was proudly on display in the White House.
Romney's problem is that the Brits didn't want to hear the truth from some would-be American President. This, despite the fact that the British newspapers had been saying the same thing for weeks and months. They just wanted Romney to play nice as a guest in their capital city. So, Romney learned a serious political correctness and diplomatic lesson. But, it is interesting that, amid all of those criticizing Romney, there is one voice of reason: Piers Morgan. A Brit, himself, he has quickly come to Romney's defense: