US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may be big with the Salt Lake City crowd but he’s clearly out of his depth away from his rah-rah followers. Tall, tanned and suited with the kind of finesse only money can buy, he certainly looks the part. But as my father always used to say, "don’t judge a man by the cut of his cloth." His problem is what comes out of his mouth — and what doesn’t. No wonder his campaign managers have been at their wits' end trying to reestablish what little credibility he has with American voters following his faux pas-strewn visits to the UK and Israel eliciting less than flattering headlines. They’ve got their work cut-out. The Obama camp is doing its best to paint Romney as an embarrassment, a man unfit to lead. When one remembers the rock-star-type adulation Obama received during his visits to Europe in the run-up to his inauguration — even if it turned out to be mostly undeserved given Obama’s backbone doesn’t match up to his rhetoric — they may have a point.
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