Yes, the monarchy is an anachronistic relic, but without it we wouldn’t have this picture of a grim-faced old woman inspecting her neatly stacked piles of gold bars.
Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.
What is wrong with Romney? You don’t go over to another country and talk bad about their cities. Also, Romney does know that London is far better than Salt Lake City and holding the Olympics in London makes a lot more sense than in SLC?