Although Mitt Romney is somewhere off in California looking after his investments, including the car elevator at his homestead, he's still suffering some blows to his futile campaign rhetoric. We can all remember that he and his allies accused President Obama of being "disrespectful" to Israel - and in his words "threw Israel under the bus". ("The beginning of the end, as we know it for the Jewish state," huffed then-Rep. Allen West, of Florida, who later lost in November, too.)
Alas, among the many who didn't take Mitt seriously was Israel. Israeli President Shimon Peres announced that Obama will be honored with the "Presidential Medal of Distinction'" when he visits in March for his "unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the Security of its citizens."
The medal compares with France's Legion of Honor. Better that you stick to car elevators, Mitt, things that you know about.