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2008 Obama Supporter Interviews Her 2012 Self: by The Elephant's Child
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@ 2:37 — “We’ve never been more hated.”

?? Come again? Does Sunny have some concrete evidence to back up that statement? Some international polls, for example?

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You’ll have to ask Sunny.

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Have her e-mail address?

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Nope. What you see is what you get.

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Doesn’t look as if Romney’s exactly making a lot of friends abroad. This from the generally right-of-center Economist magazine:

FOREIGN visits are a great way to burnish a politician’s statesmanlike credentials, especially for a presidential hopeful. So the headlines in today’s British press are not what Mitt Romney ordered.

“Romneyshambles” quips The Independent. “Who invited party-pooper Romney?” asks the conservative, and generally pro-American, Daily Mail. And The Sun, as always, is the pithiest; “Mitt the Twit” is its headline.

Read on, it only gets worse!

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Rushing to criticize, they got the episode all wrong. Mitt was asked by Piers Morgan, how the opening of the Olympics looked, the media was full of the huge shortage of security personnel (they were having to bring in the army to fill in ) and he remarked that the shortage was worrisome. With which Morgan agreed. As a man experienced in making an Olympics safe and successful, he has some expertise. Cameron was the one who got all huffy, sneering at Utah as off the the weeds, so to speak. That’s just the British press. [And I would NEVER call the Economist right of center. I subscribed once for a year, and dumped it.] But that interview I saw, and there was nothing to be offended about.

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Mitt was asked by Piers Morgan

Come again? It was Brian Williams on NBC’s Today show.

http://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-olympics-london-boris-johnson-david-cameron-2012-7

That was not his only gaffe. He appeared to forget the name of Ed Miliband, calling him “Mr Leader”. And he said he had looked out of the “backside” (i.e., butt) of Downing Street at the beach volleyball court. OK, that one, at worst, reflects a minor misunderstanding of a common Britishism.

However, the British press is also discovering that Mr Romney, in his book, No Apology says that “England is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy.”

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/07/26/romney_book_britain_is_a_tiny_island_that_makes_stuff_nobody_wants

How to make friends and influence people!

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In his book “No Apology”, Mitt Romney did say “England is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy.” He was talking about the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when tiny England ruled the world through the power of the greatest Navy the world had ever seen, and went on to talk about the British Empire. It was an admiring comment, not a disparaging one — but if you are very selective about what quotes you select, you can make admiration appear to be a slander. At fault here is the British press, not Mr. Romney.

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