Republican Mitt Romney inadvertently made himself a target of fierce criticism and fueled an outpouring of British pride when he made comments this week suggesting that London's Olympic organizational problems were "disconcerting," and that he worried that the U.K. wouldn't be able to pull off a successful games. (He later backpedaled.) The visiting American's criticism prompted a big British backlash, and The Sun, which had previously run stories critical of the Olympic organizers, proudly displayed a headline Friday that blared, "Mitt the Twit."
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