Mitt Romney's Foreign Folly
The big question about Mitt Romnney's trip to
In his bid to oust President Obama in November, Romney apparently agrees with the conventional wisdom that the deciding issue will be the state of the domestic economy. And his strongest credential for replacing the president is his business experience and oft-proclaimed acumen for fixing failing enterprises.
So at the very least, even if all had gone well for Romney on the trip, it figured to be a diversion, taking the American public's focus off their chief current concern for a few days. And in this instance, for what? Perhaps immediate interest in the Olympics in
Of course, all didn't go well, especially in
Romney's penchant for wandering down verbal cul de sacs also obliged him to retrace his steps in
It was said that Romney, accompanied by new best friend
The Romney campaign has tried to win brownie points with American Jewish voters by trumpeting his going to
No, the only understandable rationale for the trip was to give Romney at least a modicum of credibility in foreign policy, an area that has been Obama's strongest in his first term, capped by his ordered and successful Navy SEALs raid that killed
Although Romney did draw some respectable crowds abroad, there were none that compared to those that gathered for past American travelers of both parties, from
There may be some political value back home for Romney being photographed with Cameron and standing outside
So it's back to the home front for Romney to do what he can, in the remaining four weeks before the
Perhaps it's a victory of sorts if Romney's foreign sally is judged as not having inflicted any major damage to his campaign back home. Such is the state of the current slog to both national party conventions ahead, neither of which promises any fireworks.
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