GDANSK, Poland (AP) — An Obama campaign official says Mitt Romney's overseas trip isn't demonstrating any diplomatic skills.
But Republicans say the controversies that followed Romney on his first two stops -- in London and Jerusalem -- won't linger.
After offending some Britons by suggesting that they weren't ready to hold the Olympics, Romney angered Palestinians by telling Jewish donors that cultural differences helped make them more economically successful than the Palestinians are.
Obama senior strategist David Axelrod tweeted, "Is there anything about Romney's Rolling Ruckus that would inspire confidence in his ability to lead U.S. foreign policy?"
But a senior aide to former Republican rival Rick Santorum, Hogan Gidley, says he doubts that Romney will suffer any long-term effects among voters who are still undecided three months before the election.
Romney is now in Poland, the last stop on his trip.
191-a-06-(Mitt Romney, R-Ma., presidential candidate, speaking to former President Lech Walesa (lek vah-WEHN'-sah))-"the world stage"-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney praises former Polish President Lech Walesa during at the beginning of a meeting in Gdansk. ((note audio quality) (30 Jul 2012)
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227-a-14-(Saeb Erekat (sah-EEB' EHR'-ih-kaht), senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in AP interview)-"are people equal"-Saeb Erekat, a senior aide to the Palestinian president says Mr. Romney made a racist statement toward Palestinians. (30 Jul 2012)
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GRAPHICSBANK: Donald Tusk, as Poland Prime Minister, and Mitt Romney (l-r), as 2012 Republican US presidential candidate, shake hands during meeting, Gdansk, Poland, on texture, partial graphic (30 Jul 2012)
APPHOTO POLD117: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meets with Poland's former President Lech Walesa, Monday, July 30, 2012, in Artus Court, in Gdansk, Poland. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (30 Jul 2012)
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