“Some Americans just shouldn’t leave the country” – Lewis turns the screw on Romney

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Nine-time Olympic gold winning legend Carl Lewis expressed the embarrassment and exasperation of his nation with a stinging slapdown of Mitt Romney today for his gaffetastic comments about London’s readiness for the Games.

Lewis, who won gold at four successive Games, from LA 84 to Atlanta 96, told the Indy:

“Every Olympics is ready, I don’t care whatever he said.

“I swear, sometimes I think some Americans shouldn’t leave the country. Are you kidding me, stay home if you don’t know what to say.”

Earlier this week, Romeny questioned Britain’s readiness for the Olympics, asking if we are willing to “celebrate” the great event, while yesterday it emerged he had described the UK as ‘just a small island that doesn’t make things people want to buy’, and last night he was reduced to flogging tickets for his pre-Games drinks party for just $1,000 – down from an initial price of $25,000.


See also:

Michelle shows Romney how it’s done with inspiring Olympics speech to Team USA 27 Jul 2012

Romney: ‘Britain is just a small island that doesn’t make things people want to buy’ 26 Jul 2012

Romney, boss of corruption-laden Salt Lake City 02, questions our readiness to host Games 26 Jul 2012

Romney’s ‘Anglo-Saxon’ dog whistle the latest in a string of attacks on Obama’s heritage 25 Jul 2012

Parliamentary motion calls on Barclays’s senior staff to stop fundraising for Romney 17 Jul 2012

Romney’s bankerlove extends as Barclays lobbyist raises $184k for Presidential campaign 16 Jul 2012

Obscene: Romney to host $75,000 London fundraiser – hosted by a lobbyist for Barclays 11 Jul 2012


Cost of the opening ceremony: £30m; cost of the Olympic stadium: £537m; total Games cost: £11bn… Watching Romney get owned? PRICELESS.


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