It’s not surprising when Mitt Romney mocks a domestic working stiff who provides him with a plebian lunch or cookie. It’s part of his charm. But you’d think he’d be on his best behavior when he’s auditioning to represent his country abroad, wouldn’t you? Well, think again:
Mitt Romney’s big international tour got off to a rocky start Thursday morning, as British officials including Prime Minister David Cameron took offense at the Republican candidate’s criticisms over London’s preparedness for the Olympics.
Romney expressed wariness over England’s ability to pull off the Olympics without a hitch, as well as reservations over security.
“You know, it’s hard to know just how well it were turn out — will turn out,” said Romney, who ran the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. “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.”
The comments did not go over well in Britain. Cameron rebuffed Romney’s criticism during a visit to the Olympic Park in Stratford Thursday morning, according to The Telegraph. “You’re going to see beyond doubt that Britain can deliver,” Cameron said.
This is unbelievable. Romney even can’t talk about his stint as Grand Poobah of the 2002 Olympics without dissing an important ally.
Come home, Mitt. You’re embarrassing us.