He said that what “irritates many people in the world is the condescending, patronizing attitude of America, that we have all the answers and everyone should do what we want them to.” ~Contra Costa Times
Personally, I have no real problem with Romney’s quote, except that it is absolutely and completely antithetical to everything else he has ever said about foreign policy and foreign relations. His numerous public statements on Iran have been filled with precisely this kind of presumption and the insistence that Iran do what we say. One of the planks of his campaign is to jeer at and deride France. Now he suddenly worries about Americans sounding patronising and condescending? Does the man ever just tell the truth? He should give it a try–he might find it liberating.