Saturday, 29 September 2012

Mitt Romney

Every time Mitt Romney opens his mouth I do not know whether I want to laugh or to cry. With the US Presidential Elections coming up at the start of November it would appear that Mitt Romney would be the Democrat's dream. The sheer number of his gaffes and 'witticisms' make George Bush look like Einstein.

Over the course of the campaign he has made some blunders, one of the most notable ones being when he commented on how London was not prepared for hosting the Olympic games. On the eve of the Olympics he said "It's hard to know just how well [the 2012 London Olympics] 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.". Way to go on the international relations front.

There have been several other gaffes where he has tried to identify with the 'common folks' but has instead ended up either enraging them or alienating them. One classic example being when he insinuated that those receiving welfare were just lazy, nothing to do with the high levels of unemployment caused by the recession. No, clearly just laziness. 

It will be interesting to see come November who is elected/re-elected as President of the USA and whether this Mormon version of George W will win the hearts of his fellow Americans. As the saying goes 'the problem with political jokes is they often get elected'. Worrying times. 

For more of Romney's Gaffes check out this website.

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