Skip to comments.Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney sends leftover pizza to Obama's hometown headquarters
Posted on 05/28/2011 3:48:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Special delivery for President Obama: From Romney, with love?
The former Massachusetts governor and all-but-declared presidential candidate sent his leftover pizza to President Barack Obama?a>??s election headquarters after a fundraising event in Chicago on Thursday.
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast. Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team," he tweeted, adding a photo of the deliveryman.
Jeff Himmel, president of Bravo Restaurants, Inc., which owns Ginos East, wouldn't take sides, adding Obama is no stranger to his home-town restaurant's famed pies.
"Im quite certain that the President has visited our institution on several occasions and is familiar with our pizza being that hes a hometown boy," he told the Daily News.
"It was nice of Mr. Romney," he said, slightly sarcastically.
Romney's snarky stunt provoked a firestorm on Twitter.
Gerald Nelson commented mockingly: "After spending $100M on last campaign All Mitt can afford is Pizza" while Rumana Siddiky expressed surprise, "Ballsy. Who knew?"
Romneys Republican competition, Tim Pawlenty, decided that the pizza dig wasnt enough and criticized his recent Guinness-drinking photo-op in Ireland.
"@barackobama sorry to interrupt the European pub crawl, but what was your Medicare plan?" Pawlenty tweeted. Romneys communications director, Gail Gitcho, insisted that the delivery was not a prank.
"No prank - just a nice gesture since we were just a few blocks away from their HQ yesterday and had extra pizza," she told Talking Points Memo.
After all that effort, though, Romney got the order wrong. Obama and his wife, Michelle, prefer thin crust --preferably from Italian Fiesta in Hyde Park.
Seems like kind of a childish thing to do.
I would have called several different pizza places from a pay phone and order a ton of pizza to be delivered to the Democratic Headquarters. Then, later, I would ring their doorbell and run away.
LOLOLOLOL! You’re funny! :)
Which means he’ll probably go easier on 0 than McCain could ever had dreamed of. Typical establishment rino!
You just stay classy, Willard...
Why on Earth is Romney using his donors money
to feed ObamaBOTs working against the GOP?
Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."
cheeky.. no substance. But it’ll get those who think like this going.
Food that someone else paid for? Sounds like a democrat’s dream to me.
That's the kind of thing Jethro Bodine would have thought funny...
I think that’s a little weird.
Donate it to a homeless shelter or something.
The media's wishful thinking is showing again.
Guess he’s aiming to replace Biden on the Dem ticket.
With anchovies on all of 'em.
What a stupid thing to do, IMO.
Or is it a therapeutic thing?
It’s Mr. Soros’ money, any way you slice it.
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