The events are kicked off with Mitt Romney's European tour, in which he offered up several keynote speeches. In London, he gave us a peak into his dealing with foreign relations, "It's hard to know how it will turn out. There were a few things that were disconcerting." Mr. Romney wore a smile throughout his tour to accompany his speeches, leading many to refer to him as the "presumptive" presidential candidate.
Barack Obama is Mr. Romney's only competitor, and is fighting to hold onto the title of Commander in Chief. His character in Great Britain is best portrayed by London Mayor, Boris Johnson. During his zip line exhibition, he lingered over the crowd in an awkward position, shaking his fists and quipping, "Go power." The comical mayor, was unamused by Mr. Romney's suggestion that London was not prepared to take on the summer games. "There's a guy called Mitt Romney." In response to Mr. Romney's comments in London, Boris Johnson roused the crowd in the opening ceremony with, "Are we ready?"
We must turn to the judges to see who did best in this first sport of ping pong. The BBC deducted two points for the zip line event, but are given the mayor a ten for spin. FOX news also asked, "Was London Ready?" after the zip line. They deducted five points for the zip line, while awarding Romney a perfect ten for his presumption. Mr. Romney took a huge 6 point reduction with Reuters, who judged him on his overall performance during his time in London.
Mr. Romney will participate in the individual medley event as he proceeds to Israel. Giving viewers another taste of his foreign policy credentials, he based his views on Israel and the Palestine on some reading from outdated sources. Israel could appreciate his speech, while some Palestinian leaders were offended. Not all presidential hopefuls can be contenders for a Noble Peace Prize.
While in the states, President Obama performs an individual medley of his own, signing the Israel Security Bill one day ahead of his competitors visit to Israel. During this ceremony, he announced 70 million in funding to reaffirm his commitment to the security of Israel. Mr. Obama has also announced tougher sanctions on Iran, to hit them where it hurts the most, their oil revenues.
Reuters provides President Obama a nine. His timing was exceptional; however, he lost a point for not putting Israel more at ease with this announcement. Reuters' was tough on Mr. Romney deducting 3 points for "lack of knowledge" according to a Palestinian leader, and 3 points for his peace negotiations efforts. FOX judges hit Obama with point reductions in Israeli relations; his overall rating by FOX in this area is a 1. They have declared Mr. Romney the winner in the Israel competition with a perfect ten score once again. It all comes down to the BBC ratings. Points were deducted for Mr. Romney's controversial remarks, but overall they scored him better in Israel than in London, 7 for Romney. They provided a higher score for Mr. Obama, as he recognizes the need for intervention not only in Iran, but also with the Muslim Brotherhood and possible destruction of the Egyptian peace treaty with Israel.
The games continue with the triathlon. Romney is a front runner as he heads to Poland. Asking his aide to handle the judges may have hurt his lead. The news on Mr. Obama is that he's leading in three key states. The games will continue for a few more months.
Judges will tally their final points in November, determining who won the race to the white house. Please stay tuned for future coverage.