Romney trip may not matter much to voters in November
July 31st, 2012
05:31 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney trip may not matter much to voters in November

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's high-profile trip to England, Israel and Poland featured cheering crowds, iconic settings and forceful speeches, but may be remembered more for diplomatic gaffes.

Whether any of it will matter when American voters choose between Romney and President Barack Obama three months from now is less clear.


Filed under: Israel • Mitt Romney • Poland
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  1. s.positive

    Yes because romney's trip was a complete FAILURE so why will anyone vote this FAILURE near the WH.
    President Obama another 4 years = YES
    President Obama another 4 years = YES
    President Obama another 4 years = YES

    July 31, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  2. Jules

    So he visits Israel and comes out with exactly the same proposed policy as the Obama Administration. No wonder the Deputy Prime Minister comes out after to say that the cooperation Israel has experience with the Obama Administration is unparalleled.

    July 31, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  3. Whiter

    YES, it will matter. Voters are capable of seeing the whole picture. The media wants us to think that we will only focus on one issue, but the world is a complicated place and requires a leader who is able to move with ease from one situation to the next – who knows what the next crisis will be? We need someone with substance, character, and exceptional intelligence. President Obama fits that description.

    July 31, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  4. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Of course it won't matter. American voters have the attention span of a goldfish. Republicans are counting on voters to amnesia. But Mitt will still screw it up!

    July 31, 2012 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |

    The people who are going to vote for Romney are going to vote for Romney no matter what
    He could have gone there and cussed out the Queen of England and shat on the front lawn of Buckingham Palace and those suckers would STILL vote for Romney

    July 31, 2012 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  6. Squigman

    When the curtain closes behind the voter, they'll remember. Romney's toast. What's funny, he knows it.

    July 31, 2012 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  7. Thomas

    CNN , are you saying that most Americans have the attention span of a wing nut ?

    I think your wrong , people will remember what a joke his trip was.

    July 31, 2012 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  8. American Voter

    Mr. Romney: While you are running to replace the current President, everything you say and do matters. This is not a game or realty show. Even the things you don't do, like not producing your tax return matters.

    July 31, 2012 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  9. vic , nashville ,tn

    So why did you go ? if its not matter in November

    July 31, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  10. chuck weidemann

    I find most democrats want people to think about others and the big picture! While on the other hand I find republicans least this current crop...myviewis included find it impossible to think of anything other than themselves. They give the impression they somehow have done more with their lives and the big bad Democrats are trying to take everything away. Here's a clue the world contains more than YOU!!!

    July 31, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  11. PJ

    I hope Ticker will allow me to tell you, whoever you are, that your previous comments on another subject were about
    as offensive as any I have seen on this blog.
    You said "where you come from" Americans are "laughed at" and considered "uneducated, undisciplined and
    have no culture". They (Americans) are "not highly thought of".
    Well, something caused you to come to America, so I guess they are "laughing" at you.
    If you agree with your friends, go back to where you came from.
    My point is that you thought "Romney made Americans look good". You have a lot to learn, and this is a good
    place to start. Do not, ever, think that you can criticize the American people as a whole. WE are a great
    Country, and you seem to be enjoying all that we have to offer, so back off and keep in mind what you have
    gained as a citizen, or are you a citizen yet? Your "view" is lacking in intelligence. Tell that to your friends
    back in "where you came from"!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 31, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  12. w l jones

    Economic is like a stift breeze as long as our president keep other side spend money our ecomony (Business) is buying and selling goods on the way to the bank Bless.

    July 31, 2012 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  13. Internet Child

    We should probably focus on fixing our own country before we go worrying about others...

    July 31, 2012 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  14. Rick in Phx

    Most seem to believe the economy will be what voters are thinking about, but american voters are very fickle. If the economy was so all important to voters than Bush would have never won a second term.

    July 31, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  15. ThinkAgain

    I hate Citizens United, but it'd be foolish not to take advantage of it to help re-elect President Obama (and Democratic majorities in the House and Senate).

    So, world, I'm talking to you: Pony up some cash and contribute to President Obama's campaign! Otherwise, you could be looking at Dubya on ... whatever it is twits like Mitt take ... I'd say "steroids," but he's too wimpy for that ... probably just hand them over to Cheney, along with his presidency ... regardless, if you think what happened on Dubya's watch was bad, Mittens would be 100x worse!

    July 31, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  16. John the Historian

    Willard needs to go to Nauvoo, Illinois and wait for his polygamist Jesus Christ or he can go to Missouri and look for the Garden of Eden. Maybe Willard will somehow find the planet kolob the mormon cult heaven. This one percenter just needs to lose now.

    July 31, 2012 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |

    His trip was great for laughs. What's not is his non-existent platform. What policies does he favor? I haven't heard him say anything substantive nor does his website provide any more information besides word salads.

    Resuscitating the GOP trickle-down economics theory is not acceptable. Therefore: OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    July 31, 2012 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  18. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It doesn't matter to me because he doesn't understand the needs of the middle and lower class. It only seems that the growth of the wealthy.

    July 31, 2012 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  19. jerry

    well, this trip will be remembered as the time Romeny went to the UK and Israel and told the truth...something obama just can't do... a true mark in history....and the beginning of the reemergence of Ameerican.

    July 31, 2012 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  20. Expat American

    Romney's trip won't mean much in August – in 3.50 hours.

    July 31, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  21. Joan

    It better darn well matter to the voters in November. Whoever is President of the US has a huge effect on the rest of the world and right now there is no comparison between the President and Mr. Romney. Check Fareed Zakaria's stats on how poplular the President is around the world. If the US fails, so does the rest of the world. This trip was Romney's coming out party to the world and he stumbled on the red carpet. He did not seem statesmanlike at all but he was really, really trying. A real stateman doesn't have to try that hard. The US voters better do lots of fact checking, study the issues that really affect them very carefully and make smart personal decisions, not just follow radio talking heads and listen to exaggerated rhetoric. It is too important to just blindly vote on talking points, hysterical rhetoric and personal bias. If America votes in a Republican again, you will hear a collective groan around the world the next morning.

    July 31, 2012 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  22. GI Joe

    I'll remember it - we don't need any more wars killing our kids and spouses and taxing us (not the wealthy).


    July 31, 2012 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  23. Name Kenney John

    That is what you think. It will matter big time. The guy is unintelligible, fumbling here & there. He is pretending to be nice but inside him, he is another person as cunning as the fox.

    July 31, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  24. Marie MD

    Does your last name mean anything that you can actually write a story thinking that what this piece of mutant slime from Kolob said in Europe, the trip that was supposed to show the world he was ready for prime time, miserably failed?
    "cheering crowds"? You mean the crowds chanting Obama, Obama as he left some building in Poland? Crowds at the Wall. There are always crowds at the Wall.
    "cheering crowds" in England where newspapers called him a twit among other things?
    No, we will not forget in three months or three years. This man is a complete disaaster. He was a bully in prep school and he continues to think that he can bully people and say what he really wants to say then backpedal like the coward he is.

    July 31, 2012 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  25. The Elephant In The Room

    If the Democrats are smart, they`ll use his gaffes to pour concrete around his feet now so that thinking independent voters CAN NOT FORGET his fumbles – – especially with the United Kingdom.

    Show the comments of the Prime Minister and headlines of British papers to convey the ire Romney generated on his own and then show Obama recieving the QUEEN or working colaboratively with leaders AROUND THE WORLD; for example, on the ouster of Moammar.

    Demostrate why Mr. Obama`s world image is an asset to the American People.

    July 31, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
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