" "It's hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting. The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, the supposed strike of the immigration and Customs officials - that obviously is not something which is encouraging."
The remarks were greeted with anger, with many British supporters of the Games taking to Twitter to accuse Mr Romney of being graceless and rude. "
What followed was a very uncomfortable statement by the Prime Minister:
"Cameron had earlier expressed displeasure with Romney’s public remarks that he found some of the events leading up to the games "disconcerting."
“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world,” Cameron said, according to The Telegraph. “Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”"
The PM spanks Mitt about his Utah games.
Slapped down by the PM, Mitt "No Apologies" Romney apologized. Overseas. To a foreign head of state.
" “This is an indication of a community that will share in the Olympic experience, be unified and uplifted by it and I am delighted my wife and I will be here at least for the beginning of this Olympic experience.”
His words contrasted with an interview he gave to US television channel NBC News shortly before arriving in London, in which he played up the teething problems which have beset preparations for 2012, and appeared to suggest that Britons would not get behind the Games. "
Stay tuned. This is Governor Romney's first stop. Let's see what he says when he visits our troops in Afghanistan.
But first, the Romney's are going to watch their (taxpayer funded) dressage horse compete in the Olympics.
Mitt Romney rebuked by David Cameron in London Web Link