What Mitt Romney's Gaffes Tell Us

By Ruth Conniff, The Progressive - August 2, 2012

Mitt Romney lurched through his trip overseas from gaffe to gaffe--making himself a lightening rod for mockery in London when he publicly questioned the city's readiness for the Olympics, then praising socialized medicine for keeping so many Israeli citizens healthy at such a low cost compared with this country (hey, why don't we try that here? . . . oops!). He wound up his tour of the Middle East backpedaling frantically, denying what he said about Palestinian cultural inferiority being responsible for the territories' economic hardships.

This last remark, which Palestinian officials immediately denounced as racist, was the most revealing.

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