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

Olympic legend Carl Lewis expressed the embarrassment and exasperation of his nation with a stinging slapdown of Mitt Romney for his anti-Games comments today.

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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.

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

  1. Gal from Wisconsin

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  2. Gal from Wisconsin

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  3. Mark Wright

    "Some Americans just shouldn't leave the country". Sprinter Carl Lewis on #RomneyShambles http://t.co/gEnL86WW (from @leftfootfwd)

  4. Mark Wright

    "Some Americans just shouldn't leave the country". Sprinter Carl Lewis on #RomneyShambles http://t.co/gEnL86WW (from @leftfootfwd)

  5. Nich Starling

    “@PSbook: "Some Americans just shouldn't leave the country".Sprinter Carl Lewis on #RomneyShambles http://t.co/qxn9ETeR Note all #GOP voters

  6. Nich Starling

    “@PSbook: "Some Americans just shouldn't leave the country".Sprinter Carl Lewis on #RomneyShambles http://t.co/qxn9ETeR Note all #GOP voters

  7. Anonymous

    I’m already sick of the dam games the never ending media stories about snails being removed from flowers to no you cannot see the archery health and safety.

    It’s nice to have Romney views after all you would hate to think of the American being more intelligent then our leaders, it nice to have people like Bush and this moron prove Labour and the Tories are not as bad as they seem….

    laughter is good for the soul

  8. NE36 RETWEETER ONLY

    "Some Americans just shouldn't leave the country". Sprinter Carl Lewis on #RomneyShambles http://t.co/gEnL86WW (from @leftfootfwd)

  9. NE36 RETWEETER ONLY

    "Some Americans just shouldn't leave the country". Sprinter Carl Lewis on #RomneyShambles http://t.co/gEnL86WW (from @leftfootfwd)

  10. Amos Quito

    "Some Americans just shouldn't leave the country". Sprinter Carl Lewis on #RomneyShambles http://t.co/gEnL86WW (from @leftfootfwd)

  11. Amos Quito

    "Some Americans just shouldn't leave the country". Sprinter Carl Lewis on #RomneyShambles http://t.co/gEnL86WW (from @leftfootfwd)

  12. Chris J Griffin

    "Some Americans just shouldn't leave the country". Sprinter Carl Lewis on #RomneyShambles http://t.co/gEnL86WW (from @leftfootfwd)

  13. Chris J Griffin

    "Some Americans just shouldn't leave the country". Sprinter Carl Lewis on #RomneyShambles http://t.co/gEnL86WW (from @leftfootfwd)

  14. Anonymous

    You’re kidding, right? He’s still not as nasty to the poor as either of our “main” parties.

  15. Ian G-Whittle

    "Some Americans just shouldn't leave the country". Sprinter Carl Lewis on #RomneyShambles http://t.co/gEnL86WW (from @leftfootfwd)

  16. Anonymous

    Give him time he’s not in power yet.

  17. Anonymous

    I’m talking about actual policy, which the Republicans have an actual say in right now.

  18. Andrew Curry

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  19. Jerry Hall

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  20. Anonymous

    On reflection…

    Cost of the opening ceremony: £30m; cost of the Olympic stadium: £537m; total Games cost: £11bn… Watching benefits get slashed to pay for the Games? PRICELESS.

  21. BevR

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  22. Alex Braithwaite

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  23. Anonymous

    Also, the people trying to roll those things back in America are the “Tea Party”, a wing of one party. While that’s not good, at least it’s not the entire party.

  24. Georgina Lansbury

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