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Campaign 2012

Romney: 'It Looks like London is Ready'


Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney answers reporters questions outside 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, July 26, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

“Who invited party-pooper Romney?”

“Mitt The Twit.”


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Mitt Romney woke up Friday morning to headlines from a London press not pleased with the comments he made on the preparedness of the Olympic Games. But the presumptive Republican nominee, trying to move past a story that has come to define his international tour thus far, expressed confidence Friday in London.

“After being here a couple of days, it looks to me like London is ready,” he said on NBC’s Today. “Of course it is hard to put on games in a major metropolitan area,” a reference to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s comments about Salt Lake City on Thursday.


Romney, whose name was even used as a rallying cry for London Mayor Boris Johnson at a rally in Hyde Park, said this hullabaloo will be put to the side when the Games formally begin.

“What they have done that I find so impressive is they took the venues and put them right in the city,” he continued. “In just a few moments all the things politicians say will get swept away because the athletes will take the stage.”

The Democratic National Committee on Friday released an online video, called "Romney Shambles," which gathers negative news clips of his trip.

Ann Romney also sat down in the interview with NBC, and said she was excited to see her horse, Rafalca, who has been lampooned in DNC online videos, compete in the dressage competition in London.


“When I'm watching my horse, it's like watching my children play sports,” she said. “I know every move she makes. I know where she makes mistakes. I know where her weaknesses are. I know where she may lose confidence of the rider.”

But this competition, her husband said, is just not for him. “It’s Ann’s horse,” he said. Ann: “I give him a pass when it comes to my horses.”

The Romneys, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, are attending the Opening Ceremonies in London on Friday night.

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