President Barack Obama hugs Stephanie Davies while visiting shooting victim Allie Young at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. Davies helped keep Young alive after her friend was wounded at the movie theater in Aurora. The President traveled to Colorado to visit with patients and family members affected by the shootings. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”. – Mitt Romney would restore ‘Anglo-Saxon’ relations between Britain and America

OUR ‘SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP’ with Great Britain would be much more “special” if we had a rich, white guy in the White House.

Got it.

I wonder if the Romney campaign could get any more obscenely tone deaf with their messaging?

If only that was the worst of it.

“In contrast to President Obama, whose first instinct is to reach out to America’s adversaries, the Governor’s first impulse is to consult and co-ordinate and to move closer to our friends and allies overseas so they can rely on American constancy and strength,” one told the Telegraph.

“Consult and coordinate” the foreign policy of the United States with that of “our friends and allies”? That is absolutely not the point of the presidency in foreign policy matters and is certainly not the job of Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. It’s to advance the interests of our country, seeking to ascertain strategic relevancy of our involvements across the globe, with coordination sought in matters where it’s in America’s best interest and in accordance with our own global compass.

This isn’t what Mitt Romney wanted on his three-stop, foreign policy photo op. He’s barely landed and he’s got his first negative headline, which has the added punch of also being discordant, while showing once again that Mr. Romney can’t navigate in international waters without a map.