Before beach volleyball starts, Mitt Romney loses battle for gold, politics at London 2012 Olympics.
USAfrica: The battle for gold and politics at the London 2012 Olympics have since started; days before the formal lights were lit. Mitt Romney, the presidential candidate of the Republican Party for the November 2012
elections, has lost even before the much awaited Olympic Women Beach Volleyball kicks off….
Without a doubt, Romney (President Barack Obama’s opponent) has had a disastrous trip to London for the Olympics 2012.
Among other items, I have attempted compiling a thumbnail USAfrica List of Romney Olympic gaffes and stumbles:
1. Romney raising a red flag, throwing a dampener and minimizing the preparedness of the London Olympics organizers and drawing a slap back from the British Prime Minister Cameron about those who hold Olympics “in the middle of no where.”
“We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world…. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere” said the Prime Minister about Romney.
Romney told NBC News he saw “a few things that were disconcerting” about the London preparations. “The stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging.”
Realistically, I’ll add one potential twisted, unspoken angle: should there be any major security breach or attack from terrorists during the 2012 London Olympics, Romney will beat his chest and say: I forewarned everyone!
2. Romney is being criticized for publicly announcing his briefing this week from the British Secret
Intelligence Service (MI6) head Sir John Sawers, and bragged about meeting with the British Security Service (MI5).
3. Romney has been attacked for forgetting of the name of the leader of the British opposition party who was with him for a press conference.
4. Romney has been called “Mitt the Twit” by a London newspaper.
5. Contrasting Romney’s muddled messages to Michelle Obama’s Olympic message. In my view, the U.S First Lady Michelle Obama has a better outcome, so far, at the 2012 Olympics.
She is the leader of the official U.S delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games, and experience she describes as “awe-inspiring.” “I’ve never been to an Olympics before, and to go from never attending an Olympics to heading the U.S. delegation — it will be a proud moment for me,” America’s charismatic First Lady Obama Michelle Obama, said a few hours ago to NBC’s Today show. But she is in London, by herself, and without President Obama who is busy with official duties and counting 100 days ahead of the November 2012 electoral clash between Barack and Mitt.
Evidently, I think that the battle for gold and politics at the Olympics have since started. Romney lost even before the much awaited Olympic Women Beach Volleyball contests kick into high gear and…. •Dr. Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica multimedia networks, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com; and recipient of several journalism and public policy awards, was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans. http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2010/07/29/mpa.african.media.bk.a.cnn.
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Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity. By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfrica, USAfricaonline.com and the Nigeria360 e-group. https://usafricaonline.com/2011/12/17/nigeria-federal-republic-of-insecurity-by-chido-nwangwu/ : IF any of the Nigerian President’s 100 advisers has the polite courage for the extraordinary task of reminding His Excellency of his foremost, sworn, constitutional obligation to the national interest about security and safety of Nigerians and all who sojourn in Nigeria, please whisper clearly to Mr. President that I said, respectfully: Nigerians, at home and abroad, are still concerned and afraid for living in what I call Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity. FULL text of commentary at USAfricaonline.com https://usafricaonline.com/2011/12/17/nigeria-federal-republic-of-insecurity-by-chido-nwangwu/
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USAfrica: Ikemba ODUMEGWU OJUKWU’s farewell in Aba, today February 28, 2012, reflected a fitting tribute, historically meaningful celebration, proper regard and deserving appreciation of the greatest Igbo, in my opinion, to have ever lived (like him or hate him).
I SALUTE Aba (aka Enyimba city), the robust and fearless town I was born, bred and raised, for giving the Ikemba, our Ochiagha, Gburugburu, Oka oburu uzo, dike na ndu ma n’onwu, mgbadike anyi, a hero’s farewell.
To the Ikemba, may your valiant soul rest in peace and dignity.
We will, and I, Chido Nwangwu, will never forget to continue to tell my generation and the next about your towering courage through tempest and thunder; through sorrow, pain, tears, blood….
•Dr. Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica multimedia networks, first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com; and recipient of several journalism and public policy awards, was recently profiled by the CNN International for his pioneering works on multimedia/news/public policy projects for Africans and Americans. http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2010/07/29/mpa.african.media.bk.a.cnn.