Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney aide Rick Gorka lost his temper with reporters in Warsaw after they shouted questions at the candidate. While addressing an audience at the Polish Tomb of an Unknown Soldier he said: "Our nations belong to the great fellowship of democracies. We speak the same language of freedom and justice. We uphold the right of every person to live in peace."
But, these are not the words reporters or anyone else is talking about. When questions about Romney’s remarks on Palestinian culture and the economy were shouted at the Tomb, Romney press secretary Rick Gorka told one journalist: "Kiss my ass, this is a holy site."
Even though Gorka has apologized for his inappropriate behavior with journalists the attitude only shows the level of frustration in Romney camp.
Reasons for this frustration are simple. Firstly, from the Republican team the tour has been dominated by a series of apparent missteps by Romney himself in the form of his overly biased views regarding Israel and Palestine.
Secondly, since Romney has not interacted with the press during his entire tour, even his own press team finds it difficult to respond to the most basic inquiries about what their candidate said. The question on everyone’s minds is simple – is this really the next President of the United States?