Romney Campaign Adviser: President Obama Doesn’t Understand Depth of Anglo-Saxon Heritage
The UK Telegraph has an interesting conversation with two unnamed advisers to Mitt Romney, in which one explained President Obama’s so-called coolness to Great Britain by saying he doesn’t understand the Anglo-Saxon heritage like Romney does and that his father was from Africa. Um, newsflash to the Romney campaign, Kenya was colonized by the British. Of course, Mitt Romney doesn’t deal with facts. The advisers couldn’t say how Romney’s policy with the United Kingdom would differ from President Obama’s but they did cite the European economic crisis, though they couldn’t explain that either. Yeah, Romney is fond of Europe for different reasons — Swiss bank accounts and his stay in opulent digs in France.
As the Republican presidential challenger accused Barack Obama of appeasing America’s enemies in his first foreign policy speech of the US general election campaign, advisers told The Daily Telegraph that he would abandon Mr Obama’s “Left-wing” coolness towards London.
Romney’s campaign adviser told the Telegraph, “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.” Source: UK Telegraph
There’s more patronizing:
As part of the sucking-up process, Romney, who gives the word patronizing new meaning, plans to reinstate the Churchill bust that was displayed in the Oval Office during George W. Bush’s tenure, but was returned to British diplomats by Obama when he took office in 2009. The Telegraph reports one adviser said Romney viewed it as symbolically important, while the other said Romney “is naturally more Atlanticist.”
The Anglo-Saxon angle is part of the Romney campaign’s obsession with trying to define President Obama as a “foreigner” and playing to the birthers. Just last week, Cuban-born John Sununu had to backtrack after saying the president needed to learn to be an American and comes after Romney said the president’s policies are extraordinarily foreign. Yeah, he should know.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette