ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel


Updated on August 1, 2012

Could he be proud about it?

Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican Party candidate for the 2012 presidential election, has started the "blaming game" and pointing to the media of shedding more light on the "gaffes" he was being accused of than what he thought was important to him.

"Mitt Romney, in an interview with Fox News, accused the media of attempting to "divert" attention from more substantive issues by harping on his so-called gaffes overseas." (FoxNews, 8/01/12).

President Barack Obama's campaign has called the tour by Mitt Romney, an "embarrassing disaster"; and also plain speaking TV journalist, now NPR analyst Cokie Roberts said it (tour) was racist, particularly for the reason why he was in Poland.

In the United Kingdom he has caused a stir that moved many eyebrows, including the bushy ones of the Mayor of London, by starting a controversial critique of the Olympic Games in that fair minded city. The British Press that loved American politicians were outraged and became really nasty to him for his negative remarks.

They pointed out that the organizers there were not beyond criticism; but if a high profile "bloke" was going to say something to correct a situation, he did not just come out and spewed so much "nonsensical effusion". He would take his time and be more polite about it.

In Israel, though, he was aware of the sensitiveness of the Palestinians, due to the political differences between them and the Israelis; but Romney should also have realized that he was a "co-guest" to both factions of that country, he made a very poorly statement about their (Palestinians') GDP, comparing it with that of the Israelis.

It was like a stranger on a foreign soil looking down on the people there and expecting them to respect him or her. However, Romney, a seasoned politician could have done better than that.

He had gone to Poland to use a fine opportunity given to a United States presidential candidate by former Polish president Lech Walesa, and turning it into a pitiful disgrace for all Americans.

He would not stand still for reporters that have purposely gone to the country's holiest site to meet him (Romney) and to get him to answer some pertinent questions. He has treated them disrespectfully, with one of his handlers using some curse words on them (reporters).

This blog has for very long forecast the outcome of Romney's tour that it was a gimmick to fool the American voter; and that he would go to any length to win the election by making himself to look "special" than any other politician.

Yet there was nothing new that he said, with the foreign policy of the present U.S. administration, and in regard to Iran's nuclear program or the dispute between the Israelis and the Palestinians or of Poland's nuclear protection agreement, which the Polish needed more assurances for from the Obama administration.

It would be nice to have him back here in the U.S.; but it would also be nice for him to make statements that called attention to his own mistakes overseas, instead of directing attention to the media in this country and making them look like liars.

They were reporting what they saw in Europe about Mitt Romney, and nobody could blame them for being so candid and plain about a horrible trip that he had.

Obama and the Democrats were getting ready to make "un-traditional marriage" a political platform plank; and he (Romney) should take that up and perhaps win some admirers, as that would be a very unpopular issue, if it should go for a vote in the 2012 general election.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)