During a meeting with Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, a British reporter asked both Miliband and Romney for their views on current British economic policy.Um, the only time you refuse to answer a question because you don't want to be critical is because you were planning on being critical. He could have simply said "I agree with the Prime Minister." But he didn't, because he didn't want to be critical of the conservative austerity program, which is the same thing that conservatives - Romney's own party - are pushing in the US.
"While I'm on foreign soil, I'm very careful not to be critical of my own government's policies," Romney said. "I would be even more remiss if I were to be critical to any other government's policies. I will instead look forward to an exchange of ideas."
In poker, we call that a "tell."
Quite the seasoned diplomat, that Romney. I wonder if he can see London from his kitchen?
Okay I was just joking about the Palin thing, but apparently the Brits have already reached a verdict on Romney. From the Daily Mail's political editor, James Chapman:
@jameschappers: Serious dismay in Whitehall at Romney debut. 'Worse than Sarah Palin.' 'Total car crash'. Two of the kinder verdicts #romneyshamblesChapman has more:
Can this get any worse for Romney? Boris is now mocking him in front of 60,000 people in Hyde Park#romneyshamblesThe Guardian now has a story out about all the Romney gaffes.
And LeftFootForward blog notes that Romney dissed the Brits in his 2010 book as well:
“England [sic] is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy."