Mitt Romney is seeking to prop up his foreign policy cred with a seven day trip abroad, and the highlight is a visit to London for the Olympics, where he is sure to make a mention or two of his heroics in salvaging the financially troubled Salt Lake City games a decade ago.

The comparisons of 2012 to 2004 continue to pop up, both in terms of the similarity in approval numbers for Dubbya and Obama, as well as the challengers to those popularity-challenged incumbents:

The president is a polarizing figure whose reelection is imperiled by his handling of the nation’s No. 1 issue. However, he’s blessed with an opponent who is easy to attack — a rich Massachusetts patrician with seemingly flexible convictions and a personality that impedes any visceral connection with voters.

But enough about George W. Bush and John Kerry.

Happy Monday!

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