Skip to comments.Have You Noticed? Secret Service is treating Mitt Romney like a President, not just a candidate
Posted on 11/05/2012 10:07:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Last night I watched Mitt Romneys speech from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and noticed something I hope youve picked up on: his Secret Service detail is treating Mitt Romney like a President and not just like a candidate.
What I mean is that the looks on the agents faces, and the way they aggressively keep turning their heads and watching out for Romney, is the same thing they do for the actual President but its not the same level of intensity these guys provide for a mere candidates for office, former presidents, First Ladies, etc. While the Secret Service always strives to do its job well and protect all its charges the PRESIDENT is where they put their most energy and I think mentally the agency has moved ahead and realizes that Mitt Romney will become the President-Elect tomorrow.
I never saw them treat John McCain this way. And they never treated Hillary Clinton this way, either. But they did treat Barack Obama this way very early on way back to December 2007 or early January 2008, whenever he got a full Secret Service detail. They always treated him like hed be the next president, not just a candidate.
But thats how they are treating Mitt Romney right now making it clear to me that the Powers That Be know that Bathhouse Barry is one and done.
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I did actually notice that and was trying to describe it to a friend on the phone. Very intense. Thought it might be because of all the death threats coming from the left in such a steady stream.
Maybe they are desperately hoping that he wins.
While that may be so, it is probably driven more by the myriad of death threats that Romney is alleged to have received.
As corrupt as the Secret Service has become under Obama, I’m sure there is still some sense of pride.
That’s their JOB!
Once a party’s nominee has been chosen, the nominee gets Secret Service protection. This is not out of the ordinary. A few years ago, National Geographic did a special called, Inside the Secret Service. The special included clips from the 2004 campaign. The Secret Service followed Kerry around the country as much as they did Bush. With all the threats against Romney, I’m glad he’s got protection.
Didn’t really grab my attention until recent rally’s..just thought it was because of increase in crowd size but tonight NH rally, they were especially evident..noticed more of them & staying very close to Romney.
There’s a heavy set agent that I keep seeing around Romney. He’s intense. Looks like he’s ready to kick the hillbilly sh*t out of somebody.
They’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing
The tall guy was giving orders to the crowd and backing them off as Romney was shaking hands after his speech. He was so close to Romney, their shoulders were touching. It was almost jarring and a little scary to see the intensity on their faces. Extremely alert. No smiles. Eyes everywhere.
I beg to differ. A secret service protectee is a secret service protectee. Those guys are some of the best in law enforcement. While they may harbor personal feelings one oway or the other, I do not beleive that any secret service protectee is more carefully or attentively guarded than any other. There may be MORE agents around the POTUS than there are around a candidate...or a foreign head of state...or a former president’s kid, but the intensity of their protection doesn’t get compromised just becuase they aren’t on POTUS detail. An AOP is an AOP.
Realizing all of that, I have seen them in action with Romney all along but within the last few days, SOMETHING changed. It was very visible and very palpable. And evidently, I am NOT the only one who noticed it.
This thread has the DUmmies’ knickers in a twist.
Don’t you know the messiah owns the secret service?
I’m not seeing how they could do “too good” of a job...I’ll bet that job is stressful beyond belief. They probably say the same prayer that astronauts and test pilots do...”Oh God, please don’t let me @#@## up today...”. Even if I could do it, I’ll bet that the stress would kill me in matter of months. And I’ve read that many times they can’t do as good of a job as they would like to do because of logistical constraints or the (probably misguided and naive) wishes of the people that they protect.
Mitt’s easier to respect.
Secret Service would show up. Her take: They are scary and they don't smile.
Given the recent rise in terrorism, and all the threats,and size of crowds, I expect they have good reason to become more protective. The current regime is about to be replaced. That also means a period of maximum danger.
step on a crack, break a campaigns back
Was telling my son about two guys I noticed at the New Hampshire rally. Really, really big guys, taller than most everybody and they were as close to Romney as white on rice. Whenever Romney was dwarfed by the crowd, you could still find out where he was because of these two guys. Glad to see it.
Looks to me like they need to hit the gym more often.
Funny - people at the Hill site complaining about how much time it takes for the site to load and run!!!!! Another commented about needing to spend money to upgrade but it costs a lot.
They may be putting more experienced agents with him now.
Consider what they might be wearing that makes them look that way. Consider what you might want to wear if part of your job description was jumping in front of the bullets.
They take their job very seriously and it shows. Except when they are playing with hookers. I don’t think they have much of a sense of a humor either.
Didn't Hitler call for something simular against the Jews by inventing an enemy of the people?
No need for the gym with 6 to 7 pound trigger pull; the range maybe.
If someones shootin at ya, you don’t want skinny body guards!
It must feel weird for the Secret Service to finally be protecting a vessel with a functioning brain.
They treat him like a President because he doesn’t treat them like furniture
Maybe they are doing their jobs and taking the death threats seriously.
I can not Wait to hear the SS compare Obama to Bush’s, Reagan and throw in all the crap treatment of Carter, Billary, etc. like they did a few years ago. I wonder what BO was like?
I'm very happy to see it, too. It makes me feel better when he plunges into those crowds to see those big, burly guys so close to him and protecting him. I'm sure they're surrounding Ann, too, but maybe not quite as claustrophically close.
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