Mitt Romney takes a parting swipe at France

guy_smiley.jpgDuring his surrender concession speech, Mitt Romney warned his audience that America, if not careful, could become another “France”, a Romney euphemism for failure.

His parting shot at France went like this:

I am convinced that unless America changes course, we will become the France of the 21st century—still a great nation, but no longer the leader of the world

Let’s turn the clock back one year.

frenchhater.jpgIn February of 2007, the Boston Globe leaked an internal Romney memo detailing his strategy for discrediting Hillary Clinton. The PowerPoint file was the object of ridicule by the press and pundits, most notably the part where it was revealed Romney’s team would try to make Hillary sound “French”.

Taking a page out of the “Kerry looks French” strategy of Bush’04, Mitt Romney was banking on a repeat performance of Anti-French electioneering.

Mitt Romney’s Anti-French obsession can be traced back to his missionary work in France.

Source : Associated PressMiquelon.org

19 Replies to “Mitt Romney takes a parting swipe at France”

  1. he didn’t say anything that wasn’t true 😀
    At least he thinks about you pooor people 😀
    Later marc and thanks for the thought ..
    […]

  2. Total costs for Mitt Romney’s failed campaign:
    $62+ million

    Total debts incurred during Mitt Romney’s failed campaign:
    $17+ million

    Total of Mitt Romney’s own money spent on failed campaign:
    $35+ million

    Mitt Romney waving the white flag of surrender to a large crowd of his own loyal NeoCon minions:

    PRICELESS!!!!

  3. La France a perdu son cachet, sa grandeur et sa finesse. Plutot que de critiquer ceux qui pointent cette realite du doigt, il est temps que les Francais se reveillent, travaillent dur, repositionnent la France sur la route de la grandeur.
    Mitt Romney n’a rien contre les francais (et je sais de quoi je parle pour l’avoir rencontre personnellement plusieurs fois). Le systeme economique francais est en deroute. Realiser cet etat de fait est le premier pas vers un retour a la grandeur.A vous de choisir.

  4. Rachid, tout d’abord bienvenue sur ce site. La francophobie de Mitt Romney n’est plus à démontrer, notamment en ce qui concerne son projet anti-Clinton qui s’inspirait directement des attaques anti-Kerry de 2004 : il ressemble à un Français, il est trop Français etc. etc.

    Si Mitt Romney avait fait ses commentaires sans le contexte du French Bashing des quatre dernières années, cela n’aurait pas mérité une mise en exergue, cependant je vous gage qu’il n’aurait jamais dit par exemple que “les États-Unis ne doivent pas devenir le prochain Royaume-Uni ”

    Malheureusement, dans le vocabulaire Républicain, France et Français sont synonymes d’échec, de socialisme, de collectivisme et de médiocrité.

  5. France 24 – Priscille Lafitte

    “As for Le Figaro, the right wing newspaper recalls the deposed candidate’s American youth. Aged 19, Willard (“Mitt”) Romney was sent to France for two years as a Mormon missionary. He speaks about how difficult it was to convert Catholics – something the French daily uses to explain his animosity against the French. “This is where he first encountered defeat,” says Le Figaro. “He only managed to convert two people.””

    http://www.france24.com/en/20080208-Mitt-Romney-France-US-Presidential-candidature&navi=AMERIQUES

  6. The narrow-mindedness of Romney on this is staggering. He went to France and got his arse handed to him.
    Now he got his arse handed to him by US conservatives, and showed himself a terrible manager as well as a poor campaigner.
    It’ll be a pleasure seeing you again in 2012, Mitt – are you ready for three?

  7. #12 Marc
    Yes, and you can find (in the comments of SuperFrenchie’s article) a chunck of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show where he talks about Romney and France… you have to see this ! 😉

  8. Do not for get old buddy it was your idea for me to purchose thay domain.
    As for all you Romney basher, keep ne thing in mind you wil never do for the world what he has, you nothing compared to the man.

    Nothing is ever good nor bad until compared to something else !

  9. To Prophet
    Its a matter of fact that we can’t be compare to the “man” and more, we would hate to be put on the same bag!!!
    Your truly French heartsharer

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