The Washington Post reported that all sorts of creatures were in London for the opening of the Olympic Games: cows, a flock of sheep, goats, ducks, and--oh yes--Mitt Romney.
Romney was an early critic: "disconcerting," he called the spectacle and its logistics, adding "It's hard to know just how well it will turn out." He said no Olympics (he ran the 2002 Winter Games) could be mistake free. But he also called the London Games "fabulous" though they hadn't started yet.
Critics fired back. London Mayor Boris Johnson: "I hear there's a guy named Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we're ready. Are we ready? Yes, we are!" And then came the headlines: "Mitt the Twit" (The Sun); "Party-pooper Romney" (The Daily Mail); "Nowhere Man" (Times of London). No doubt, this wasn't the foreign affairs debut Romney wanted.
Well, it all makes work for the working candidate to do. It is not true that President Obama took the week off and went fishing, but I think maybe he could have, don't you?