Walesa, in a clearly prepared move, effectively endorsed the presumptive GOP nominee once reporters were let into their meeting here.
"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," Walesa said through a translator.
Then, with a bang of his fist on a wooden table, the Nobel Prize winner urged the Republican to claim victory: "Gov. Romney, get your success - be successful!"
Along with a pair of made-for-camera visits to Gdansk's two civic shrines - a monument that marks where the first shots of World War II were fired and another in honor of Walesa's legendary labor movement - it was all Romney's high command could have wanted.
The Israel-Polish leg of Romney's foray overseas more than made up for his shaky stay in London.
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