Thu Mar 1st, 2007 at 07:35:48 PM EST
Mitt is running for President 2008
(notice the boundaries including Belgium and Luxembourg, but excluding Alsace and Lorraine)
The full extract of his campaign material can be read here
notice the "France = Hillary = Jihadists = Bogeymen"...
France is at the top if the list. "Hillary = France," he says, even envisioning "First, not France" bumper stickers.
Europeans want to "drag America down to Europe's standards," says Romney.
here and here
it's not the first time Romney attacks France :
We cannot continue to have an excellence gap with the rest of the world and intend to remain the economic superpower and military superpower of the planet. That's just not going to happen. We're in a position where unless we take action, we'll end up being the France of the 21st century: a lot of talk, but not a lot of strength behind it in terms of economic capability.
After a complaint from the French embassy, Romney's spokeswoman Julie Teer stood by the Governor's comments:
The governor was stating the facts about the American economy vis-a-vis the French. In order for America to remain a tier one economic power, it has to be competitive globally. If not, we risk becoming a tier two economy like France.
thanks to Superfrenchie for the sources
(you might have to subscribe to the Boston Globe to see the sources, it's free)