Hearing today about Romney's poor start to his Eurotrip reminded me of another poor start to a Eurotrip (NSFW for language):
To be clear, this was supposed to be the easiest part of the trip: they speak the same language (more or less), the Conservative Party is in power. Just don't kiss the Queen, slap her back or mention that you have met with the head of MI-6. Ooops! I just wonder how Romney will mess up in subsequent stops, like will over-pandering to Israel and by proxy to evangelical Christians make him seem just a bit whacko? Or just out of touch?
Of course, the question really is this: will Romney play the criticisms here to his base like he did for his NAACP trip? That is, unpopularity in Europe is a sign of righteousness, just as not pandering to African-Americans at the NAACP meeting is a way to play to the whites in the GOP base--that is the entire base.
I don't know. But I am pretty sure that Romney doesn't know, Romney doesn't know, and so on.