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In Shambles

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Inspired by Oh, Mitt: those Romney gaffes in full (The Guardian7/26/12) about Mitt Romney’s gaffe-filled visit to London.

 

“I hear there’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we’re ready. He wants to know whether we’re ready. Are we ready?” –London mayor Boris Johnson, to which the crowd of over 60,000 responded with loud cheering
 
“I will never apologize for embarrassing America overseas.” – Mitt Romney in London? 

 

Usually, Mitt’s Romney’s gaffes

Are just good for a few laughs.

 

But this time malfunctions in Mitt’s cranial microchip

Have alienated America’s most special relationship.

 

Without even a single public appearance,

Mitt’s managed a consistent message of incoherence.

 

Without even a single public speech,

He’s managed a longstanding alliance to breach.

 

With blunders the likes of which no President commits,

Mitt’s managed to piss off a whole nation of Brits.

 

(E.g., after having the chance, the Prime Minister to meet,

Mitt commented he’d seen the “backside of Downing Street.”)

 

So Mitt’s excellent overseas adventure is off to a bad start.

But cheer up, Mitt: you did manage the difficult task of making W. look smart.

 

You also succeeded in your goal of distracting attention away from your taxes and Bain,

Though I wouldn’t necessarily count this trip the high point of your campaign.

 

On the bright side, your plan to make the trip a “charm offensive”

Has been half successful (i.e., offensive).

 

And, in what possibly the first and only time became,

Sixty thousand people cheered after mention of your name.

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Mitt, there is one consolation that should comfort you post-gaffe: you now have your own trending Twitter hashtag, #RomneyShambles. For non-Brits, the pure brilliance of this hashtag is that it echoes it’s predecessor  (#OmniShambles) about management gaffes leading up to the Olympic Games and other things that have been going wrong in the UK.

 

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