Mitt Romneys trip to the UK rife with gaffes missteps 'worse than Sarah Palin' - linkSubmitted by Diane V. McLoughlin on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:56
Excerpt: Romney's gaffes didn't stop at the Olympics. He also mentioned meeting with the head of the top-secret MI6 British intelligence agency, something considered a protocol lapse.
Even the right-wing British media were critical.
"Who invited him?" asked the The Daily Mail, going on to call Romney's British visit "humiliating."
The paper's political editor, James Chapman, provided a Twitter play-by-play of Romney's very bad day. The most damning came from Chapman's Whitehall sources, whom he said branded the candidate "worse than Sarah Palin."
There was still more. Romney was also described as "devoid of charm, warmth, humour or sincerity,'" Chapman tweeted.
The Daily Mail also reported on what it considered another gaffe, calling it "cringe-worthy" when Romney referred to British opposition leader Ed Miliband as "Mr. Leader" after the two men sat down for their own meeting. Other media suggested Romney had forgotten Miliband's name.
Times of London columnist Janice Turner wondered how Romney will manage trips to actual troublespots.
"So Mitt Romney disses our Olympics. We're the Special Relationship, the easypeasy bit of US foreign relations. How will he deal with China?" she Tweeted.