This has been a big year.
With an election coming up in November and the Olympics in London, there is a lot going on. Sports and news sections across the country have been riddled with headlines about two heated battles for glory.
Then there is Mitt Romney. Oh, Mitt. We have grown fond of your little vacations.
Romney’s most recent little adventure took him over to London, site of the 2012 Olympic Games.
If you remember the 2002 Winter Games, you would remember the Salt Lake City games and how Romney acted as the organizer for the entire event. Clearly this invited him to pass a few judgement calls to the people organizing in London.
Romney started running his mouth off about some of the strikes the staff was experiencing, including their security guard problem.
I’ll give it to him on the security issue. Of the 83 guards hired to cover a section of the stadium, two showed up and one was found with marijuana on him.
Some people did not think fondly of Romney’s behavior, however. People like the Prime Minister David Cameron.
“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world,” Cameron said. “Of course, it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”
The Prime Minister makes a decent point. London is one of the largest centers of population in the world with eight million people, not including the surrounding area.
Although, Salt Lake City does have one of the largest salt lakes in the world, not including the surrounding area.
Shortly after Cameron made his statement, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, stated to a crowd of 60,000 that London was ready for the games to begin. He also managed to slip in a poke at Romney.
After realizing he may have screwed up a nearly 200-year truce, Romney tried to patch things all together.
“After being here a couple days, it looks to me like London is ready,” Romney said. “And of course, it is hard to put on the games in a major metropolitan area. What they have done that I find so impressive is they took the venues and put them right in the city. You’re going to be on the backside of 10 Downing Street for beach volleyball.”
I didn’t know you could play on the ass-end of 10 Downing Street. I bet you could play on the garden side, though.
I think we can all identify with Romney. We are all guilty of getting drunk in some London pub only to ramble off things about how the 2002 Olympics could kick the 2012 Olympic’s ass. If this is a crime, punish us all.
I think he should take a trip back to London soon. The bumbling American character seems to work well with audiences there.