Serious dismay in Whitehall at Romney debut. 'Worse than Sarah Palin.' 'Total car crash'. Two of the kinder verdicts #romneyshamblesWow! Worse than Sarah Palin?
— James Chapman (Mail) (@jameschappers) July 26, 2012
Now that's gotta hurt, especially after Mittens learned that McCain chose her over him in 2008 for essentially the same reason.
What's more is that Romney somehow managed to insult the Brits over their handling of the Olympics, by saying this:
"There are a few things that were disconcerting," Romney said of the event which has been 15 years in the planning and is expected to cost over £9bn. "The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials – that obviously is not something which is encouraging."
It put a bit of a dampener on Romney's meeting with David Cameron on Thursday. "We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world," the prime minister said, pointedly.
"Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere." (Romney ran the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake Ciy, Utah.)
Oooh damn, now THAT'S a shot to the old crumpets!
Which inspired the mayor of London to mock him in front of thousands as the Olympic torch arrived to light a cauldron in Hyde park.
From all indications it appears that Romney went on this little excursion of his in order to bolster support for the President overseas. Well, that was mighty nice of him. Or as the British would say, "Good show old chap!"
(H/T to the Political Carnival.)
Update: It looks like the President just heard how things are going for Romney today.
Update 2: I think this cartoon about sums it up, don't you?