Zakaria: #Romneyshambles Shows That Mittens Is "Not Very Well Briefed On Foreign Policy"

Via Mediaite, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria thinks the now-infamous Olympics gaffe shows that “Romney lacks strong advisors on foreign policy, and is thusly ”œnot very well briefed” on the issue”:

”œ[Romney] does seem, in general, not very well briefed on foreign policy. For example, you know, while this was a very minor issue, I think that one of the first rules when you’re kind of a visiting dignitary is you never criticize the host country for anything.”


Related: Et tu, Carl Lewis?

Update: Via the 140:

Unless Obama’s real opponent (ie, the economy) asserts itself (which is very possible) Romney will complete the trifecta.

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  • he doesn’t have to know anything, they just have to get the swing states.
    Actually, ironically, he does know something about Olympics and they shouldn’t be held in London- he just doesn’t realize the UK isn’t part of the US….

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