Romney Shambles Day One: Disconcerting London Gaffes
Romney Shambles Day Two: British Press Pounces
Romney Shambles Day Three: On to Israel
Romney Shambles Day Four: Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran
Romney Shambles Day Five: Poland
Romney Shambles Day Six: Warsaw Speech
Romney Shambles Review
We’re now looking forward to the speeches he’s going to make in Israel and Poland, two other very important destinations that are next on the itinerary.
Romney Top Aide, Eric Fehrnstrom, in an email from Boston while the candidate is in Israel, via Washington Post
If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision . . .
When Iran's leaders deny the Holocaust or speak of wiping this nation off the map, only the naïve - or worse - will dismiss it as an excess of rhetoric.
Make no mistake: The ayatollahs in Tehran are testing our moral defenses. They want to know who will object, and who will look the other way.
~ Romney Senior National Security Aide Dan Senor, paraphrasing a speech the candidate will give in Israel later today
. . . The governor believes that at this point, the only thing that could focus and force the minds of the Iranian leadership on ending their nuclear weapons, their path to a nuclear weapons capability, is the belief that the alternative is far worse.
. . . This is not a platform for new Palestinian refugees down the road to return to Israel. If there is a Palestinian state, that should be the home for Palestinians wanting to return to this region.
More quotes from Dan Senor on CNN Political Ticker
Romney 'supports' Israel's stance on Iran aje.me/MU98yS
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) July 29, 2012
Mitt Romney is a delusional psychopath , says aide | World news | guardian.co.uk - guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul…
— The Gimpy Blog (@gimpyblog) July 29, 2012
Mitt Romney voices more aggressive stance towards Iran than ever before huff.to/MsjuoX
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) July 29, 2012
Are GOP pre-nominees allowed to declare war?! RT @nsheizaf Dan Senor to Israeli press: #Romney "will honor" Israeli decision to attack Iran
— Ben Tonra (@Bentonra) July 29, 2012
Oh, Romney is surpassing himself. He's just approved an Israeli strike on Iran. Makes dissing London 2012 look insignificant.
— John O'Shea (@politicalhackuk) July 29, 2012
Romney ignored questions from press about Senor's comments about "respect" for Israel's right to strike Iran unilaterally.
— Jim Acosta (@jimacostacnn) July 29, 2012
Romney is fomenting war w/Iran. He'll send your sons/daughters, husbands/wives to war & give his sons a pass. thenation.com/article/169117… #p2 #tcot
— Mattison (@Mattison) July 28, 2012
Excuse me, Mr. Romney, we're already pursuing sanctions against Iran. What else are you proposing? War?
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 24, 2012
As Obama seeks to heal a grieving nation, Romney is in Israel beating the drums of war against Iran.
— Sam Cook, III (@SamuelCookIII) July 23, 2012
Israeli press in an uproar, saying no Hebrew-writing reporters being allowed into #Romney speech 2nite
— Jodi Rudoren (@rudoren) July 29, 2012
RT @rudoren: Hebrew press uproar apparently unreasonable. #Romney camp says Yedioth, Maariv, I.Hayom and Heb radio/tv all going to speech.
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) July 29, 2012
Romney campaign just announced Monday's Jerusalem fundraiser will now be open to press pool, reversing earlier decision.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) July 29, 2012
Two stops after London that matter most. It’s right to say that he’s not courting those nations, he’s courting those children of those nations who now live in the United States — Poles in southwestern Pennsylvania, and Cleveland and Detroit and all the rest. In Israel, he’s courting not the Jewish vote in the country, maybe it will make a small difference in Florida, and that make a big difference, but the vast majority of American Jews are going to vote Democratic. Always have and as far as I can tell and always will. The great support for Israel right now, the energy is in the evangelical community, which is a part of the Republican base. So the trip to Israel is a way of firing up this enormously important, somewhat skeptical of Mitt Romney Republican base.
~ George Will on ABC's This Week, via Daily Caller
Romney is hitting every important point close to the heart of every Jew in his speech to Israel in Jerusalem
— Cathy Alterman (@CuriousLemming) July 29, 2012
RT @policygal: Mitt Romney: "It's a deeply moving experience to be in #Jerusalem, the CAPITAL of #Israel."
— Daniel Seidemann (@DanielSeidemann) July 29, 2012
Romney speakng LIVE in Israel and the poli-optics are at work: speaking during the golden hour of sunset, making any subject look great
— Frank W. Baker (@fbaker) July 29, 2012
So Romney is making his Iran war speech to Americans who have flown into Israel to hear his speech. #p2 #RomneyShambles
— teresamccarthy (@teresamccarthy) July 29, 2012
How long is Mitt Romney in Israel for? I'm scared he'll pretty much ask if he can press the 'air strike' buttons...
— Rowena Harding (@rowenanews) July 29, 2012
Romney: America and Israel 'provoke the same hatreds in the same enemies of civilization.'
— Oren Kessler (@OrenKessler) July 29, 2012
Mitt now mingling with crowd. NBC camera crew chatting about granola bars. #romney #israel
— Andrei Ghoukassian (@aghoukassian) July 29, 2012
huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/29/mit… Love that anti-gambling Mormon will get $100 mil from a casino mogul while in Israel#romneyshambles
— monauralec (@monauralec) July 29, 2012
Collecting votes by taking an #Israel attack on #Iran easy? #Romney a stupid kid playing w/ matches! #IranElection
— Tom_N (@o_lucky_me) July 29, 2012
Romney in Israel: "What I lack in diplomatic skills, I'll make up in the number of bombs I'm willing to drop" #RomneyShambles
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) July 29, 2012
Romney's Complete Speech Here
Romney at the Western Wall:
In Israel, Team Mitt "muddles Iran stand" and causes stir w/late scratch ofmeeting they set up.bit.ly/Oy3pRlPoland here he comes!— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 29, 2012
We certainly do not need Mitt Romney to tell us about a moral responsibility to Israel. Just another robotic approach by etch a sketch man.— michael baker (@teacherman04) July 29, 2012