But Romney having a go at the London games?
Increased gold medals over the haul from Beijing; greatest-ever Olympic sailor (Ainslie), Heptathlon glory (Ennis); greatest UK Olympian (Sir Chris Hoy); 5k+10K champion and first ever UK 10K champion (Farah); womens double sculls(?) when they weren't even supposed to be anywhere near the medals and won it by a lot; Anthony (boxer) beating world #1; women's boxing gold; women's cycling would have won gold if they'd not been disqualified; Rutherford's fantastic long jump gold, Dressage(?) gold,
Was the organisation of it just one huge mess of panic and confusion? Nope, not at all.
If that's his idea of a failure, it just proves how out of touch he really is & the Yanks are welcome to have him back.
Should have stopped his visa, frozen all his bank accounts, blown up his plane (without anyone in it) as it's obviously a "security risk", given him a canoe and told him to paddle his way back home. :-(
Actually at one point right at the beginning of the games (bu just before the opening ceremony) the British Press had a field day complaining about all the various things that were going wrong or were speculated to have been going wrong. Its only since the games have begun that things have settled down and they have switched to 'Gold Medal Fever', but evcen then, they still manage to complain every day or two about the BBC coverage of the event.
Anyway, as for the selection of Paul Ryan, I'm, not sure how much it will help Romney in the long run as Ryan is more likely to appeal to people who are already Republicans, as I honestly cannot see many independents or undecided switching and voting for Romney due to the precence of Ryan.
Therefore what will be telling about the selection is how Romney uses Ryan.
If he let's him constantly play to the Republican base so that Romney doesn't have to, and thus he can focus on winning over independent voters, then it could just prove to be an absolutely brilliant selection. Romney really doesn't go down well with, I'd say realistically, about 1/3 of card-carrying Republicans, and so if Ryan can get them to stop sniping at Romney and get them fired up and avoid any major f*ck ups then he will have served his purpose in my opinion.
In this election I honestly wouldn't have a clue about who I'd vote for, I cannot stand Obama and I think his policies are beyond a joke, but I think letting the Republicans back into office at this stage may be a mistake.
I wish people would have given Ron Paul a better chance, but the mainstream media always picks on him every chance it gets, despite the fact that his analysis of American domestic, economic and foreign policy seems to be pretty dead on most of the time.