So I will qualify today's Grumpy Abe's wisdom by saying it is not intended to be criticism but rather entry level reporting about views expressed by another columnist.
FACT: Such conservative stalwarts as Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer were stunned by Road Scholar Mitt Romney's widely reported gaffes on his overseas trip. Rove said Mitt blew it; Krauthammer found the Republican candidate's verbal behavior "incomprehensible," "unbelievable" and "beyond human comprehension."
But in fairness, I should also tell you that at least one editorial board conservative columnist at the Plain Dealer lauded Romney and blamed his image problems on the always suspect national media.
So here, without further comment, is the conclusion of Kevin O'Brien, while admitting that one of my bad habits, culturally speaking, is to occasionally read from the bottom up:
"The national media can't get over Obama, so they'll never be your friends.
"Final scorecard: "You [Romney] visited allies we've badly neglected these last three years, said things that made sense and offended people who don't like you, anyway.
"Good road trip."Take that, libs Krauthammer and Rove!