Even Politico’s Evan Thomas Says Romney Made No Gaffes Abroad

Even Politico’s Evan Thomas Says Romney Made No Gaffes Abroad

Politico’s Evan Thomas dismissed the notion that Romney’s foreign trip and Olympic visit were fraught with gaffes. As Brad Wilmouth of the Media Research Center reported, the August 3rd broadcast of Inside Washington had Thomas saying “this is a convective thing that the press gets all excited about, but I don’t think voters give a damn.” : Below is the video and accompanying transcript.

 

: CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, the London part he blew in an unforced error with this thing on the Olympics, but he did extremely well in Israel, and this idea that he made a gaffe by saying that the difference between the economic strength of Israel and its neighbors has to do with culture and he was attacked as racist.

The man who attacked him as racist is Saeb Erekat of the Palestinian Authority, last known for spreading the blood libel of the Jenin massacre, in 2003 I think it was, which never happened, and still lives in infamy. So he isn’t exactly a great source.

And secondly, what Romney had said about culture is a direct echo of what was in the U.N. Arab Human Rights — Human Development Report, written by Arab scholars, published in the U.N., which said the culture is the soul of develpment. It was nothing new, it was not a gaffe, and the press just ate it up.

EVAN THOMAS, POLITICO: But the whole idea of a gaffe, I mean, as Michael Kinsley said long ago, a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth. It’s obviously cultural problems that affect the Palestinians. Obviously, London was not ready for the Olympics, I mean-

GORDON PETERSON: He told the truth in London, too, actually.

EVAN THOMAS: I know, I think the public sees it that way. This is a convective thing that the press gets all excited about, but I don’t think voters give a damn.

Matt Vespa

Matt Vespa is a conservative blogger based in Virginia. Besides contributing to Right Wing News, Vespa writes for RedState, PJ Media, Independent Journal Review, and his personal blog Noodle Pundit. He's also the 2013 recipient of American for Prosperity Foundation's Andrew Breitbart Award For Excellence In Online Activism and Investigative Reporting

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