The Daily Rundown | July 23, 2012
>>> you olympians, however, know that you didn't get here solely on your own power. for most of you, loving parents, sisters, or brothers encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues. all olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them.
>> that was mitt romney at the opening ceremonies of the 2002 winter olympics , you didn't get there on your own was the message there of mitt romney . welcome back to the panel. jamal simmons, kelly o'donnell, dan balz . that was found in our archive as we were digging through, getting ready for the preview of the trip. jamal simmons, you hear that and know that the romney folks were hitting him hard on, "you didn't build it," and he awkwardly say it.
>> to the hear, it does sound tough to hear. i think the context, though, when you put this in context, it makes sense. and obviously mitt romney does believe that it takes a village.
>> let's talk about romney's foreign policy trip here a little bit. i actually look at what he's doing, and this is -- this couldn't the anymore different than obama's foreign trip. i mean, he's really being very careful to limit his risk. very risk-averse trip.
>> yes, although all of these trips carry some risk.
>> they do, they do.
>> which is to say, things happen that are unexpected. and how do you deal with those? the logistics of this trip, very complicated. do they pull it off? do they look like a professional operation? do they look like they're white house ready? there are a lot of things like that. the words that he's likely to speak should not be that difficult. he will be speaking in a number of very friendly countries. he can limit his criticism of the president. so in that sense, the risk is not that huge.
>> and kelly, when we're going to hear from him on, he really hasn't espoused a foreign policy . he's been very critical of the president, but doesn't really offer his own prescriptions, because i think there's some hesitance. some risk in that, does he want to look too much like bush/cheney.
>> and here he has an opportunity to be viewed on that statesman stage, to see if he has parody with people with in, for example, israel and that carries some benefit.
>> shameless plugs.
>> the redman group, 2:00 p.m . tuesday at center for american progress . they'll have a panel talking about the nra.
>> daniel silva 's new novel "the fallen angel ," wonderful read.
>> we will have mr. silva on.
>> and we are really happy in our home that our cousin is back from afghanistan, stephanie is a marine officer and she got home safely.
>> happy birthday, mom, one day