Romney Shares Insult From Australian Leader With American People

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BOW, NH - JULY 20:  Repubican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses as he delivers remarks regarding the shooting at Colorado movie theatre July 20, 2012 in Bow, New Hampshire. Romney cancelled campaign events for the day in the wake of a shooting that killed 12 and injured over 30 people at a Colorado movie theater showing the "The Dark Knight Rises."  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Photo: Justin Sullivan/2012 Getty Images

Romney sets off on his international tour this week, and he's already making it clear that he won't be merely cheering on his wife's horse at the Olympics. Things got off to a heavy start today when Romney revealed at a fund-raiser that he met with Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr in a San Francisco hotel, and he said the rest of the world sees "America in decline." Supposedly we could turn things around with one deal that balances our budget. Apparently this isn't one of those situations where you mock your own country, but immediately defend it if foreign leaders say one unkind word.