The media have made quite an ordeal over Romney's statement that there
could be some problems associated with security as Great Britain hosts
the Olympic Games. Obviously, his comment wasn't meant to demean Great
Britain; he simply wanted to say that in today's world, security is
needed at any event where there are a large number of people and where
much media attention is focused. As Romney becomes more skilled in
dealing with the nitpicking press, he will learn to more artfully state
his case. He has moved on to Israel and will be going to Poland today,
where his reception has been and will be extremely warm, primarily
because the Obama administration is not perceived in a positive light in
either of those places.
England, however, and many of the other European nations will interpret anything that Romney says negatively because he has stated very publicly that he doesn't want America to become a European-style nation. This implies that he does not completely approve of their method of governing. President Obama, on the other hand, seems to be very much in harmony with the European style of governance. Because of this, many of these European nations will interpret anything that Obama says in a positive light.