Mitt Romney was in London! Did you hear? He told the UK, in an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, that they weren’t prepared to have the Olympics in London!
“You know, 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, supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging. Because there are three parts that makes Games successful. Number one, of course, are the athletes. That’s what overwhelmingly the Games are about. Number two are the volunteers. And they’ll have great volunteers here. But number three are the people of the country. Do they come together and celebrate the Olympic moment? And that’s something which we only find out once the Games actually begin.”
The British press are, naturally, totally fucking furious. Have a great read of all the British backlash against Romney here.
Prime Minister David Cameron – himself somewhat of a conservative – let it be known that Romney is not an ally. He referred to Romney’s handling of the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City:
“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”
Romney is clearly unable to get off his own dick long enough to congratulate anyone else throwing Olympic games; his own reverence for his own handling of the 2002 Winter Games is obviously above that of anyone else trying to do the same; why else would he have said that to Brian Williams? What a fucking maroon.
Talking Points Memo has “Fox & Friends” standing by Rommey. “Back off! This guy could be President!” says Brian Kilmeade. Because Fox totalllllly respects the office of the president and everything…