On Fox News Sunday today, Chris Wallace took note of the widespread critical reaction in England to Mitt Romney‘s comments about the Olympics. Wallace asked the panel about Romney’s “inartful performance,” and two of the panelists said that Romney should not have made the comments, even if they were legitimate criticisms.
Chip Saltsman said that while Romney is is no danger of losing the votes of Londoners, his overseas tour “should have been a lay-up trip.” He suggested Romney was critiquing the Olympics from a business perspective as opposed to a political one, and even if the criticisms were spot-on, Romney should not have been the one to say them.
Juan Williams credited Romney with bringing up legitimate concerns with Olympics security, but acknowledged “you don’t come into somebody else’s house and start criticizing them.” Williams said Romney should have emphasized the role he played in successfully carrying out the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Watch the video below, courtesy of Fox:
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