Der Speigel considers the Mittsteps in Europe:
In the end, Mitt Romney tried to find something positive to say about his European adventure. He said an important lesson he had learned is that “rejection of one kind or another is going to be an important part of everyone’s life.”
The remark didn’t come after the Republican presidential candidate’s snafu-filled European tour over the past week. He made it after spending two years as a missionary for the Mormon Church in France in the 1960s, according to his biographers Michael Kranish and Scott Helman . . . .
Fast forward to last week in Europe, and things haven’t really gone any better for Romney. His visits to Britain, Israel or Poland didn’t go very well. The result has again been rejection of one kind or another. And the candidate has only himself to blame for this gaffe-filled tour.