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Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney sends leftover pizza to Obama's hometown headquarters
The New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2011 | Christine Roberts

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 Gino’s East, wouldn't take sides, adding Obama is no stranger to his home-town restaurant's famed pies.

"I’m quite certain that the President has visited our institution on several occasions and is familiar with our pizza – being that he’s 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?"

Romney’s Republican competition, Tim Pawlenty, decided that the pizza dig wasn’t 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. Romney’s 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.

TOPICS: Illinois; Campaign News; Parties
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To: gov_bean_ counter

In trying to remember who Bodine was, I read that his father was the boxer portrayed in Cinderella Man.

21 posted on 05/28/2011 4:14:41 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Gah! That’s right!!

22 posted on 05/28/2011 4:19:44 PM PDT by famousdayandyear (On the 18th of April 75 hardly a man is now alive who remembers)
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Sounds like a '50s frat prank at an ivy league school.

"Chumley, it appears we're going to have some left over pizza. What shall we do with it?"

"I say Duke, why don't we have it delivered to the chaps over at Sigma Chi?"

"What a capital idea good fellow! Let me summon the driver..."

23 posted on 05/28/2011 4:21:03 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: redhead

He was just spreading the wealth. I’m sure the ‘Rats are down with that.

24 posted on 05/28/2011 4:25:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t see the joke here. What’s next, Mitt will call the White House and ask Michelle if her refrigerator is running? (Actually, when it sees her coming, it probably wishes it could)

Plus, it is reason 4,409,382 why I don’t want Mitt as our nominee. This smacks of willing to “play nice”. I don’t want anyone who will slap Obama on the back and try to create some light-hearted banter between the campaigns. I want someone to excoriate Obama on the campaign trail, in ads and in debates for the deplorable mess he’s made of our nation since getting elected. Anything less gives Obama some implied legitimacy.

25 posted on 05/28/2011 4:38:38 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

Absolutely.....we need somebody with blood on their teeth; and Mitt doesn’t want to muss his.

26 posted on 05/28/2011 4:40:17 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: All; 2ndDivisionVet
Jeff's father Ivan Himmel, co-founder with him of Bravo Restaurants, has given $3,750 to "To Protect Our Heritage PAC," a MidWest pro-Israel group, since 2000. shows no donations for Jeff.

27 posted on 05/28/2011 5:18:42 PM PDT by newzjunkey (A teleprompter & auto-pen share the presidency.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is he in high school or what? Very silly and moronic thing to do.

28 posted on 05/28/2011 6:28:17 PM PDT by cubreporter (Thank you President George W. Bush for the policies you put into place. They WORKED!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney’s a suck up.

29 posted on 05/28/2011 6:36:11 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

Gino’s East? Did he actually read the writing on those walls? (for those who’ve never been, they allow you to write on the walls, or at least they did many many moons ago). At least he could have sent them Giordano’s or Lou Malnati’s. Now, that’s Chicago pizza. It definitely is a weird message.

30 posted on 05/28/2011 7:23:53 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: tenger

Lou’s is palatable but ORD pizza isn’t worth a damn. Godfather’s is a poor imitation of it. I grew up in NJ and lived in ORD and I approve this message.

31 posted on 05/28/2011 7:31:45 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage
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To: Allegra

That’s not funny; that’s evil!

32 posted on 05/28/2011 8:29:36 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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