July 26 - U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney met with Labor leaders in London as he expresses high hopes for the Olympic Games. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: Mitt Romney brought his U.S. presidential campaign to London on Thursday (July 26), starting with a meeting with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Republican candidate's trip comes ahead of the Nov. 6 U.S. presidential election. He will also be reaching out for support and funds from the UK's large American community and told Blair he is hoping to see the swimming at the London Olympics. Analysts say it will be a chance for Romney to demonstrate his diplomatic skills and grasp of foreign affairs. Later he met with Labor leader Ed Miliband, where he expressed his high hopes for the London Olympics. "My experience is that this event will change the hearts of many many people. Anyone who gets the opportunity to touch the Olympics will long remember," said Romney as he addressed journalists. Romney ran the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. The visit is an important opportunity for Mr. Romney to demonstrate his grasp of foreign affairs and ability to represent the U.S. overseas. He is also visiting Israel and Poland as part of the same tour.