Chomping at the bit about Mitt

The Republican US presidential candidate hoped that some glitter from the 30th summer olympiad would rub off onto him in London.

To the Editor,

The Republican US presidential candidate hoped that some glitter from the 30th summer olympiad would rub off onto him in London.

He was praised for helping to rescue the Salt Lake Winter Games from age-old olympic-sized corruption a decade ago, but things didn’t quite go the way he had envisioned in UK.

In fact, a series of verbal gaffes resulted in the British Press labeling him “Mitt The Twit”. With only luke-warm support at home, last weekend was chosen to re-ignite his campaign by announcing his pick for vice president at a Tea Party aboard the moth-balled USS Wisconsin  —  named after the home state of the chosen running mate,  US Congressman Paul Ryan.

Tea Party favourite Ryan is acknowledged to be further to the right than both Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater, but even he must have been caught off-guard when Mitt Romney introduced him as “The next President of the United States”. Maybe Democratic Party  supporters Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks will answer the question :  Can Private Ryan save a potential commander-in-chief from shooting himself in his foot more often than toeless George W. Bush ?

Bernie Smith ,

Parksville, B.C.

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