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U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to the press following his meetings at 10 Downing Street in London, July 26, 2012. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's high-profile overseas trip got off to a rocky start on Thursday when he was forced to clarify a comment seen as criticizing London's handling of the Summer Olympics that he came to celebrate.  REUTERS/Jason Reed
Mitt Romney holds press conference in some second-tier country.
The United States is in danger of becoming a "second-tier" nation like Britain and other European countries if Hillary Clinton wins the White House, according to Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential contender [...]

Speaking, ironically, to employees of BAE Systems Inc, the US subsidiary of the British defence company, in the elegant New England town of Nashua on Monday, Mr Romney said that America was at a crossroads in history.

"The question is whether we're going to become a stronger nation leading the world or whether we're going to follow the path of Europe and become a second-tier military and a second-tier nation." European countries had chosen to "become a wonderful nation but not the world's power".

America's health system should remain privately rather than government run, he insisted. "I do not want to go the way of England and Canada when it comes to healthcare," he said.

If this is how he treats countries with an Anglo-Saxon heritage ...

Originally posted to kos on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 01:36 PM PDT.

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