According to Team Romney, yes.
Senior advisers to Mitt Romney have bitterly criticised David Cameron’s recent White House “love-in” with Barack Obama before Romney’s first visit to London for the opening of the Olympic Games.
Referring to Cameron’s highly flattering toast to Obama during a banquet given in the prime minister’s honour when he visited Washington in March, a senior aide said: “You don’t take sides in an election year.”
Because respecting and complimenting the head of state of your closest ally during a trip to your home country means you’re totally in-the-tank for them. You’ve just taken sides!
Should we review the international reception of Bush prior to the 04 election? How about the Republican criticism of countries which were less than receptive to Bush?