Romney’s visit to Britain isn’t going so well.
He disses the Brits’ prepararation for the Olympics and refers to Ed Miliband as Mr Leader.
The British papers are all over him.
Seriously what is Romney thinking? Does he just say the first thing that comes to his mind? In what universe is it a good idea to criticize the Olympic hosts the day before the Olympics? And does he not get briefed about how to address the important people he meets?
This is the sort of blundering which makes me fairly confident that Obama will win. All this tactical/news cycle stuff added together may only account for 2-3 points in the end but in a close race that will be the difference. For a successful politician Romney has an extraordinary capacity to make unforced errors.