Reported by Liku Zelleke
Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney has switched up gears and is making himself more visible. He has been making speeches left and right including his first one on foreign policy. That would have been OK if he had handled it all by himself.
Romney’s advisors have been trying to help him out a bit by explaining what he’s trying to say and what his intentions are. It doesn’t seem like they are doing a good job.
The advisors explained to The Daily Telegraph that Romney would no longer show the “Left-wing” cold shoulder that President Obama had been giving the Brits.
For those that didn’t quite get it, there were explanations being given out by them which suggested that Mr. Romney was in a better position to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than President Obama – you know, because the President’s isn’t from the “right heritage”.
The advisor said of Romney, “We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”
The implication of the importance of “heritage” as a factor to recognizing a special relationship between America and the UK couldn’t have been explained in clearer terms.
“Obama is a Left-winger. He doesn’t value the NATO alliance as much, he’s very comfortable with American decline and the traditional alliances don’t mean as much to him. He wouldn’t like singing ‘Land of Hope and Glory‘,” said the advisor.
The two advisors also added that should he become president, Romney would seek to reinstate the Churchill bust that used to be displayed in the Oval Office by President George W. Bush but was returned to British diplomats by President Obama when he took office in 2009.
The first advisor said that it was “just for starters” and that Romney was “naturally more ‘Atlanticist'” while the second one added that it was “symbolically important.”
Romney has been focusing on foreign relations as if to dissuade comments made by the President claiming he was a “novice” when it came to foreign affairs. On Wednesday, he will be embarking on a tour that will include Britain, Israel and Poland.