So Romney was right about the Olympic Preparations

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    We all know that Governor Romney was completely correct in his assessment of the Preps for the Games. Yet the left wingers and their media still insist this was a Romney "blunder".

    Just shows what idiotic partisan hacks the left have become. Great op ed on this.

    Media should consider mentioning that Romney was right about Olympic preps

    Here’s a sampling of headlines regarding the botched preparations:

    *”London Olympics security gaps mount as athletes arrive”: This story referred to the failures as an out-and-out “scandal.”

    *”Olympic security chaos: depth of G4S security crisis revealed”: This story contains this line: “Guards told how, with 14 days to go until the Olympics opening ceremony, they had received no schedules, uniforms or training on x-ray machines.”

    *”British Parliament Criticizes Olympic Security Preparations”: This story opens: “A British parliamentary committee report released Thursday says confidence in the London Olympics has been weakened by a private contractor’s failure to provide enough security guards.”

    *”Olympic security scandal hits London”


    Great links at the link I'll give you.

    The Post captured the dynamic:

    Olympics organizers have had to cope with a series of security blunders, including a disclosure that the private contractor hired to provide guards for the Games was 3,500 staff members short. The military scrambled to fill in the gap.

    Still, the hosts did not seem to appreciate a foreign visitor reminding them about the problems.


    Media should consider mentioning that Romney was right about Olympic preps - Erik Wemple - The Washington Post
     
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    If a woman is overweight, and she knows it, and you know it, do you still walk up to her in the middle of a party and say it?

    No.

    True or not, Romney fucked up.
     
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    :lol:

    You can't get away with that bullshit and at least globally everyone knows this was just a smear campaign.

    Romney was asked a specific question about the Olympics and frankly the horrific security concerns. He underplayed the situation to be truthful.

    He used "disconcerting" vs "holy shit the private firm completely fucked up and the Prime Minister had to call in the UK troops at the last minute".

    You know that's kind of a "biggie". Remember Munich?

    So in the most diplomatic response humanely possible, Romney told the truth. This was a no win situation.

    If Romney declined to comment headline would read...

    ROMNEY EVASIVE

    If Romney tried to make light of this hellish mess headline would read...

    ROMNEY IS A FUCKING IDIOT TRYING TO SUCK UP TO CAMERON

    There was no winning here diplomatically.

    None.
     
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    heh heh Yeah, because the whole world is against Romney.
     
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    Dammit! Romney lost the British vote. Which sucks because Obama still has the Mexican vote.
     
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    Mitt the twit the Brits new punching bag he steped in it now own it :eusa_boohoo:
     
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    Mitt was correct.

    Brits need to apologize
     
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    No. Mitt should. You don't publicly criticize a friend.
     
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    Sometimes being correct, doesn't mean you aren't stupid. Knowing when to keep one's mouth, is an important part of diplomacy.
     
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    Not at all. The world does know Romney was right if understated.

    Didn't you see the Der Spiegel hit piece on Britain over the Olympics? Man it was scathing.

    Think about how insane it was that just before the opening it's discovered the security firm that was hired privately hired teenagers :lol: and were 3,500 personnel short while collecting millions of pounds for this fiasco.

    You do know Cameron had to summon up the troops don't you?
     

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