So I guess the MittBot didn’t get his ForeignTravelChip upgrade prior to his “interview” with NBC Nightly “We’re in London Now!” Newsreader Brian Williams. Mitt made some unfortunate comments about the possible security problems at the Olympics™ these next two weeks.
Mitt Romney found that all politics are, in fact, local after being forced Thursday to clarify remarks about London’s preparation for the Olympics, which prompted a minor uproar in the British press.
In his interview last night with NBC’s Brian Williams, Romney called several logistical issues at the 2012 Olympic games here “disconcerting” — including a contracted security firm’s failure to provide enough personnel — and said that a possible planned strike by customs and immigration officials was “not something which is encouraging.”
Apparently, the Romney campaign has done damage control, although Mitt’s meeting with the Odious David Cameron was frosty, by all reports, despite both men’s adherence to an Austerity™ program that was debunked in the 1937 recession but is somehow finding rabid adherents in Europe and among the ruling class in America.
But Cameron couldn’t resist the opportunity to comment upon Romney’s supposed expertise in the Olympics™ security arena even as Romney tried to undo his damage:
Romney tried to defuse controversy sparked by comments he made to NBC on Wednesday, when he cited potentially “disconcerting” problems with security and immigration staffing at the London games and said, “It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out.”
Prime Minister David Cameron, sounding irritated, responding by telling reporters: “You’re going to see beyond doubt that Britain can deliver.”
He also noted that London is “one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world.” In a possible swipe at Salt Lake City, which hosted the Olympics that Romney organized in 2002, he added: “Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”
“The middle of nowhere” = Salt Lake City. Nice one, Minister. Have you noticed how quiet the Obama campaign has been the past few days, too? “Don’t throw your opponent a life preserver when he’s drowning” seems to be their motto. Mitt’s European Jaunt seems to provide plenty of its own self-destruction without comment from Obama.