Mr Romney combines a thick American accent with a robotic delivery
I bet, but it does at least give him one more foreign language than Obama - and I bet Romney doesn't lecture voters on how they should really speak a foreign language because otherwise they're ignorant Americans.
Ancient:The man himself said, in 2008: "I don't speak a foreign language. It's embarrassing!"http://bit.ly/kHt6yv/I presume Columbia's requirement postdates Obama's time there, or that he did something sneaky to get around it, like take Latin...(Just to be clear: I am behind Americans learning foreign languages, but I'm not behind those who don't getting high and mighty about it. I imagine that within my lifetime any serious candidate for the Presidency will have to at least speak Spanish.)
I would be willing to bet that Columbia had a fl requirement even in Obama's day.Maybe they passed him through on the basis of his schoolboy Bahasa. It wouldn't be the worst thing a university ever did.
Surely it's possible that he took a modern foreign language and is just refreshingly honest enough to admit that he didn't learn it well enough to be able to speak it?
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