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 The final $12.7 million of federal money needed to cover security for the games had mistakenly been omitted from Congress’s budget, and although the Olympics organizers were “confident” the error could be corrected, Romney went to Washington to make sure the money didn’t “slip away,” according to the Deseret News.  As well as meeting with members of Congress on September 10, Romney also met with FBI Director Robert Mueller that day. 
a long held American taboo against seeking foreign money in US elections” and that “fundraising in foreign capitals could become the new frontier in US presidential campaign financing”.
US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has just ended an international tour intended to prop his political credentials as a world leader.
Join the Smiley Cult of the Five Circles? Sorry, but I Have a Democratic Right To Be Bored (and I’m Exercising It While I Still Can) by Peter Hitchens (“Hitler Founded the Modern Olympics So Peter Hitchens refuses to join the Cult of the 5 Rings.”)
Enthusiasm is compulsory only in totalitarian dictatorships. Anywhere else, we are free to be keen if we want to, and bored if we want to.
So I wish people would stop telling me that I should enjoy the Olympics, or be proud of them, or think that they will in some way benefit this country.
But they won’t stop telling me. Hardly a day goes by without another previously independent mind surrendering to this pseudo-religion of obligatory smiles.
A foretaste of what is likely to occur in London when the Olympic games open on Friday, July 27, occurred on July 20 when a Muslim youth shouting in Arabic, “God is great”, attempted to seize the Olympic torch as it was being carried through Maidstone toward Redhill.