Mitt Romney's camp disputes ‘Anglo-Saxon’ comment - POLITICO
The Republican challenger Mitt Romney is meeting David Cameron in Can Mitt Romney single-handedly scotch the special relationship in. The BBC's Mark Mardell delivers his final verdict on Mitt Romney's troublesome UK visit, as he joins the Republican on the next leg of his world. Mitt Romney meets with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing and [Mr. Romney] feels that the special relationship is special.
The Olympics at my house are better than this"?Mr.L: Never Forget It Was Obama Who Downgraded US & UK Special Relationship
The two sides are now trading snark like something out of the Gawker comments section. Morgan interviewed Mitt and Ann Romney and will roll out the conversation in full on his show this evening.
Romney said he is being attacked for being rich but the attacks won't work because that's not the American way. We're an achievement-oriented and -celebrating nation. That's what lifted us, and will continue to do so.
Mitt Romney would restore 'Anglo-Saxon' relations between Britain and America - Telegraph
People want more success, they don't want less success. Adelson will travel with Romney to Israel on the weekend, according to various reports.
They're not flying together; to each plutocrat his own private jet. But they're getting together in-country — and Adelson may even be present at a dinner between the candidate and the Israeli prime minister. Here is the better angel of our nature attempting to rebut the devil's skeptic about us that says that if Mitt Romney is elected, Sheldon Adelson will run Mitt Romney's policy in the Middle East: Of course he will, the devil says.
He's a successful man in a brutally nasty business, under investigation by the US government for corrupt practices in the den of vice and venality that is Macau. With Adelson it's quid pro quo. He's not giving Romney those millions for nothing. He's a fierce defender of Israel and he sees buying the presidency as the best way to steer US policy. But, replies the angel, Mitt Romney isn't buyable; he needs money to win the election but he is a man of uncommon moral probity.
If elected, Romney will be able stand up to Adelson. Besides, their goals in the Middle East may overlap; who's to say they shouldn't join forces. Do you know what Adelson wants in Israel?
He told Gary Rosenblatt that "the two-state solution is a stepping stone for the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people.
Mitt Romney would restore 'Anglo-Saxon' relations between Britain and America
Romney's like any other Republican out there these days, for whom a display of proximity to the Israeli leadership is the cost of entry.
He'll find his own way — but he can't find his own way unless he gets elected first. For that he needs Adelson. Fawkes quotes an email from organizers: The Romney dinner in London on Thursday, July 26th is reaching an all time record for a one event fundraiser.
In order to get us over the top, we have been allowed to invite a few last minute guests at 10, [sic] per ticket vs 25, [sic] per ticket. What's the data pool? Thursday night events featuring at least one internationally competitive heptathlete?
Mitt Romney's not-so special relationship - BBC News
Surely athletes get in free. In a speech before a friendly audience in New Orleans last night, President Obama called for a new consensus on how to reduce gun violence in the USA. So the president would wonder whether Romney would breach convention by saying in public that he met the head of MI6, Britain's overseas intelligence agency.
To the undoubted joy of the White House, Romney stumbled on all those fronts in London on Thursday, the first day of his visit to three of the US's closest allies - Britain, Israel and Poland. Downing Street, which had gone to great lengths to give Romney the red carpet treatment without breaching strict protocol rules, was astonished when he questioned whether London was capable of running a successful Olympics.
In an interview with NBC after his arrival in London, Romney said it was "disconcerting" that the Olympics organizers had encountered difficulties over security. One Whitehall source described Romney's remarks as a "total shocker" that had rendered officials "speechless".
David Cameron wasted no time in delivering a carefully calibrated put down. During a visit to the Olympic Park, the prime minister said Britain was delivering the games in a bustling city.
Cameron made clear his irritation when he met Romney later in the day for 45 minutes of talks at No As he emerged from the famous front door — alone to avoid breaching protocol — Romney gave a clue as to why he had stumbled. He reeled off a list of countries he had discussed with Cameron but declined to spell out his thinking in foreign policy on the grounds that only a sitting President should pronounce on overseas soil.