- In England, when specifically asked, Romney questioned just how prepared this country was for its summer Olympiad. These were not harsh critiques, but just repetitions of headlines that had graced the London tabloids for days prior to his visit.
- In Israel, Romney noted that the economic progress that Israel has made since its independence was a reflection of its culture. He did not specifically contrast this with the fiscal malaise that the Palestinian people are subjected to, but this didn't stop the main-stream media from jumping to this conclusion and attributing it to Romney.
- After a robust reception in Poland by its leaders and its adoring people, Romney was slimed by proxy when one of his aides brusquely asked screeching reporters to please respect the solemn nature of the site that was being visited (the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier).
This clearly ushers in the silly season for the U.S. (and British) Fourth Estate ... and, given the direction of The Barry's sinking poll numbers (see: Rasmussen Poll), I suspect it will continue to get even more make-believe as our days shorten into the fall elections.
Ever since the Watergate scandal, many of our nation's reporters have felt that it was their solemn duty to pick our Presidents ... and then guide the narrative so that their readers knew for whom to pull the voting-booth levers. This time I do believe they will be foiled ... and saddened as their readership continues to dwindle. (As it ceases publication, Newsweek's final cover story is that Romney is a wimp ... how indicative ... how sad.)