I would not want to see him in the Oval Office. And today someone reminded me of something I'd forgotten from the 2002 Olympics:
Even before September 11 the IOC was concerned that the SLOC might incorporate too much patriotism into the opening ceremony, a criticism levelled by some at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1996 Atlanta summer games.
"Around the world it was like, 'Boy, those Americans, always beating their chests,'" said Romney. "This is not our time to talk about how great America is."
Well, Mr. Romney, just when WOULD be a time to talk about how great America is? Did you have some place and time in mind, when such words would not be upsetting to the socialists and nannies and tyrants who rule so much of the world? Or would you prefer we just shut up about such things entirely(except when you're running for office and want to excuse yourself waving a flag)?
There's a nasty little feeling inside when I read those words from Romney. Similar to what I felt when he first defended the personal disarmament laws he pushed when governor, then turned around, joined the NRA and said what a fan of the 2nd he was when running for President; that feeling that we ought to add some carpet tacks to the tar before we apply it and the feathers to him.