Follow Friday: Aurora, Romney in London and the Olympics

Friday, July 27, 2012

Mitt Romney Mitt Romney (gageskidmore/flickr)

For this week's Follow Friday, we look back on this week's news and cultural stories, including the response to the theater shooting in Aurora, Mitt Romney's foreign policy, President Obama in New Orleans and the beginning of the Olympics. 

Ron Christie is a Republican political strategist, and Kai Wright is editor of Colorlines.

Guests:

Ron Christie and Kai Wright

Produced by:

Paul R. Smith

Comments [3]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Riots in Anaheim?!
I'm sure Disney will get involved and like The U.N. will become the peacekeepers for the area.

Jul. 27 2012 01:38 PM
Angel from Miami, FL

@listener Why do you listen to the show if you don't like anything about it?

Jul. 27 2012 11:29 AM
listener

"It would be great to hear either one of these presidential candidates talk openly and frankly, I don't think that is really realistic to expect.."

(Moments later)

"Alot of people are calling this a disaster...he had not just one gaffe but a number of gaffes while he has been in London".

Classic. Call for openness from candidates and then in the next breath deride them for it.

London, which unlike New Orleans and Anaheim, literally IS "policed in a militaristic style" since the army is providing some security. This didn't go unnoticed by Romney who managed the 2002 Olympics so he "talked openly and frankly" about organizing problems which are common knowledge in London which means he gets derided for it.

Maybe this is why we tend to get only vacuous platitudes from politicians?
Obama's policy gaffes concerning the UK, Poland and Israel seem to get less attention than a moment of frankness from Romney on a subject he knows something about like the Olympics.

Jul. 27 2012 09:13 AM

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