Oh, great, here we have a report of a Romney adviser making a statement which is a prime example of race-baiting:
“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.
Funny, I may be as white as the Ace of Teeth, but I sure as hell don't identify with an "Anglo-Saxon heritage". This "adviser" can K.M.R.I.A. Hell, what the fuck does "Anglo-Saxon heritage" even mean in this century? The last Anglo-Saxon ruler in England was Harold Godwinson who was killed in 1066. The nobility of England since the Battle of Hastings have been a mixture of the descendents of Norman French and thin-blooded German aristocrats. Reflecting on that, it's probably a pity that England ceased to have an Anglo-Saxon heritage, because the Anglo-Saxon social structure was less stratified than that of most other contemporaneous societies. Also, Harold Godwinson had a fine way of turning a phrase. For a good basic overview of the last days of the Anglo-Saxon rule in England, I recommend David Howarth's 1066: The Year of the Conquest. I'm also a fan of King Harald's saga, which chronicles the first invasion of England in 1066, which occupied Harold Godwinson before his death at the Battle of Hastings.
Getting back to the original quote about the White House didn’t fully appreciating the shared history that those Anglo-Saxon Heritage glorifiers have, I imagine that the speaker is referring to President Obama's anti-colonial ideology, which is to say, his blackity, black, blackness and general negrotude. It's a loud, lousy dogwhistle, which can only appeal to bigoted old "nativists". I can't see it working with younger, more multicultural demographics... I think President Obama has the Jute vote pretty much sewn up.
Aww... now Romney's camp is denying that the individual making the comment is involved with the campaign. Does this mean that Romney's disavowing his English roots?