As a huge swathe of America struggles to get back to normality following hurricane Sandy Matt Romney, son of the US Presidential hopeful, is in Russia. On what has been called a long planned trip for him it is business as usual.
Matt, the second eldest son of Mitt, is there touting for business. Father Mitt is good at espousing that Russia is a "geopolitical foe" of the USA but when it comes to money it could be a different matter. You can argue that Matt is a grown man who can act independently of his father but such large Mormon families rarely do that. There family unit is almost a huge business all on its own.
Then there is the inappropriate timing of this Russian visit. So close to the US election there has to be more to it than the Romeny's are admitting. Add to this the help that Americans need at home right now and surely Matt would be better engaged helping the recovery effort in the US. Whether doing so would be for political gain or from the heart would not matter. It would be more productive. This Russian trip will only be productive for the Romneys bank accounts it seems.
Matt is a senior vice president at Excel Trust, a real estate investment firm based in the state of California. Greg Davis of Excel said, “It is a harmless trip.”It was a trip that has been planned for some time,” Davis told the Times. “Any travel they’ve done on behalf of Excel is strictly on the private side. It would have nothing to do with anything governmental.” Pull the other one springs to mind.
Mitt Romney has openly criticised President Obama and his political relationship with Russia and Putin. Of course it is easy to criticise the man in office when you are on the sidelines. Any President has to have working relationships with many other leaders.
This week "The Times reports the younger Romney sought to deliver a message to Putin this week that if elected, his father wants a good relationship between the two countries."
So much for Mitt Romney's eloquent but obviously untrue words that, "Under my administration, our friends will see more loyalty, and Mr. Putin will see a little less flexibility and more backbone," Mitt Romney said at the Republican National Convention in August.
Mitt's words are just BS then as we thought all along