Sure, Mitt Romney's foreign tour is proof that he's a diplomacy doofus, but his campaign is still laughing … all the way to the bank. When he wasn't insulting the Brits in London, Mitt was raising millions from the people who made millions manipulating interest rates. Yeah, those guys at Barclays have plenty of easy money and they're eager to share the spoils with a fellow vulture-capitalist.
In response to Romney's fundraisers, a group of British lawmakers called on “Barclays and its executives to cease fundraising for political candidates immediately and to concentrate entirely on repairing confidence and trust in the banking system instead.” The liberal advocacy group Americans United for Change, meanwhile, released a web video saying that “Big banks write checks for Romney so they can write their own rules.”
Financial crooks are hoping to buy themselves even less regulation under a Romney administration. Wonderful, huh?
After raking in the banker cash in London, Romney will be off to Israel for a stop that has “less to do with Israel, per se, and more to do with raising gazillions of campaign dollars from ex-pat U.S. citizens who live there.” Even before arriving in Israel, Romney already has a gaffe to his credit. There's the little matter of the $50,000 a plate fundraiser that Romney was forced to reschedule because he initially set it for the Jewish holiday of Tish a B’av, a day of fasting and mourning. Yeah, big dinners on fasting holidays equal egg on face.
But hey, the money is still going to work out for the Mittster. Rumor has it that Sheldon Adelson, who has pledged to give $100 million to defeat President Obama, will drop in at Romney's party Monday morning.
Mitt Romney's foreign tour, like most everything else about Romney, is all about money and how much of it he can rake in while in foreign lands.