Someone in the Romney campaign, while visting the UK, talked about a shared Anglo-Saxon heritage.
“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”.
The problem with that is that folks on the left will think it's a racial dig at the half-Kenyan guy in the White House; we don't use WASP much anymore, but that was short for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. Since the P part is near-meaningless as a political descriptor, we don't hear it much these days. Whether you go to church is more of an indicator that which one you're affiliated with.
The real problem for Obama is that he's a 21st century liberal; he's half WASP via his mom, but she was an anthropologist. He seems to have absorbed a liberal-intelligentsia questioning of American power and siding with other cultures as a reflex action.
Buying into that "special relationship" runs counter to liberal thinking, since they are more multilateral than bilateral, don't care for the free market meme that even leftists in the US and UK largely accept, and reflexively want to back the former colonies and developing countries from the old colonial power and its hegemonic offspring. Thus, the fans of what has come be called the Anglosphere in conservative blog circles are neoliberal at worst and generally right of center.
Note that this isn't a racial thing per se. Lots of liberal whites don't buy in, while plenty of blacks and Asians are with the program. Eileen's been reading a couple of books from Ramesh Ponnuru, an Indian-American; he's a child of the American heartland even if he's got rather dark skin. Republicans have put two Indian-Americans into governorships and were poised to send Herman Cain to the White House had sex scandals not got in the way. To top it off, Republicans have had two black Secretaries of State, two more than Democrats have had; somewhat moderate Republicans to be sure (Powell might be better described as an independent these days) , but still Anglospherian.
Thankfully, the US press seems not to have ran with this A-S story. I saw the story first in the Globe and Mail and the BBC had it in high rotation, albeit with the Romney trip being the primary lead.