It all started when Mitt Romney gave an interview to Brian Williams. In his interview, Romney said he was concerned about the Olympics in London. Romney told Mr. Williams that London may be unprepared for the games.
And so the embarrassment started as the media and London politicians defended their sovereignty. Leave it up to Mitt Romney to go into someone’s home and criticize how they live. Remember Cookie-gate?
Look at what some of London’s media is saying about the Republican nominee:
The British media was quick to launch into Mr Romney in the wake of his disastrous day.
The Daily Telegraph’s Lucy Jones branded him a ‘wazzock’ (which the Urban Dictionary defines as ‘an idiot or daft person’) after the candidate questioned Britain’s desire to host the Games.
She said: ‘Who does Mitt Romney think he is? I feel a glimmer of protectiveness and pride… there’s one thing Romney could learn while he’s in Britain this week: some manners.’
Nicholas Watt, from the Guardian, tweeted of his U-turn: ‘Mitt Romney rowing back like mad on Olympics: Now says outside No 10 games to be a great success.’
Meanwhile, Paul Harris said: ‘Good old Mitt. His charm offensive in the UK failed to be charming, but he really pulled off the offensive bit #gop #romney.’
James Kirkup, also from the Telegraph, drew attention to Mr Cameron’s response to Romney’s comments.
‘Mr Romney made his name salvaging the Salt Lake City Winter Games in 2002, an achievement he may think qualifies him to comment on preparations for London 2012,’ he said.
‘In the context of Mr Romney’s glittering resumé, one of Mr Cameron’s (faintly defensive) comments bears particular attention: “We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic games in the middle of nowhere.”
‘Some cynics thought that the “middle of nowhere” comment could just be a swipe at Salt Lake City, which is quite near the middle of, er, Utah. Terrible people, cynics.’
On Twitter, users have been attacking Mr Romney deploying hashtags such as #Romneyshambles and #Mitthitsthefan.