Good ol' Mitt — pitch underhand to him and he still manages to strike out.
What could be a better platform for Mitt Romney, than an Olympic Games for a platform to market his international organizational skills?
Yet, Mitt quickly turned his trip to the London games this week into a disaster, both in diplomatically and for his presidential campaign.
Shortly before being honored with a visit to No. 10 Downing Street, Romney blathered to NBC that he saw "disconcerting" signs in London's Olympic plans. The Brits said the bald statement left them "speechless."
Not for long—Prime Minister David Cameron had a snappy comeback for Mittens:
"We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."
By "nowhere," Cameron meant Utah, of course. The British described the PM's comment as a light-hearted "jab." How droll. Ha. Uh... Ha. We can only hope no one got it. Wrong.
OK, it could have been worse. They could have burned Washington again. (They can't be expected to find Salt Lake City.)
But wait! It gets better! Mitt closed out his stumble with an Olympic-class flip-flop! After meeting with the British, Mitt to reporters:
"I am very delighted with the prospects of a highly successful Olympic Games."
It's a record even for Romney: "Disconcerting" to "highly successful" in a couple hours.