(LONDON) — Mitt Romney would do a better job than President Obama of highlighting the Anglo-Saxon relationship between the U.S. and Britain, according to the London Telegraph’s interview with two Romney advisers who declined to give their name for the story.
“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he [Romney] feels that the special relationship is special,” an adviser told the British paper. “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”
One adviser also told the paper, “Obama is a left-winger. He doesn’t value the NATO alliance as much. He’s very comfortable with American decline and the traditional alliances don’t mean as much to him. He wouldn’t like singing ‘Land of Hope and Glory.’”
The Telegraph reports that the advisers would not go on the record because they have been instructed to not insult the president in the foreign press. The Romney campaign has also made it clear that it will not criticize the president during the six-day trip overseas.
Romney landed Wednesday morning in the U.K. at around 10:30 a.m. local time, arriving at his London hotel with his wife Ann shortly thereafter. He has no public events scheduled on Wednesday.
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