Reuters Knocks Romney’s Influence at Salt Lake Olympics

Close-up of 2002 Winter Games Olympic Torch

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Let the opposition research begin! Reuters goes after Romney’s pinnacle accomplishment of turning around the 2002 Games and enlists the help of an advisor of GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman (and others) to spin a new narrative.

No one disputes that, in the end, the 2002 Winter Games were a brilliant success. But some argue that Utah’s deep tradition of volunteerism, widespread support for the Olympic bid in the state and in the Mormon Church, and the global outpouring of goodwill — and cash — that followed the tragedy of the 9/11 terror attacks deserve much of the credit.

“Any well trained chimpanzee could have come in and had a successful Olympics,” said Doug Foxley, a Salt Lake City lobbyist and former adviser to Romney’s presidential rival Jon Huntsman, Jr.

A trained chimpanzee?

Entire article here.

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