Polish human rights icon and former President Lech Walesa all but endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday, urging him to “be successful.”
“I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United States, of course, but to Europe and the rest of the world, too,” the Nobel Peace Prize laureate was heard telling Romney when the press were allowed in on the tail end of their meeting. “Gov. Romney, get your success – be successful!”
Walesa made the remarks at the start of Romney’s two-day trip to Poland, where he is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Monday and visit memorials to the Poles who fought in World War 2 and the Solidarnosc – or Solidarity – anti-communist trade-union movement that Walesa led in the 1980s.