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Mitt Romney sporting pickup truck at fundraisers (RINO alert!)
Fox Boston ^ | 8/6/10 | Joe Battenfeld

Posted on 08/06/2010 1:59:19 PM PDT by jimbo123

A pickup-driving image helped put Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate, so is Mitt Romney hoping it will drive him him to the White House?

The 2008 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor drove a beat-up pickup to a New Hampshire fundraiser last night. He's also driven it to other political events as he weighs another run in 2012.

Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney has owned the Chevy since 2002 and uses it for errands around his New Hampshire lakeside vacation home.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxboston.com ...


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Somewhere, Ann Coulter and Peggy Noonan are swooning...
1 posted on 08/06/2010 1:59:21 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
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2 posted on 08/06/2010 2:00:04 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: b4its2late

lol the big spender himself. with his teflon hair and plastic smile


3 posted on 08/06/2010 2:01:32 PM PDT by dalebert ( an)
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To: b4its2late

lol the big spender himself. with his teflon hair and plastic smile


4 posted on 08/06/2010 2:01:41 PM PDT by dalebert ( an)
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To: b4its2late

lol the big spender himself. with his teflon hair and plastic smile


5 posted on 08/06/2010 2:01:45 PM PDT by dalebert ( an)
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To: b4its2late

lol the big spender himself. with his teflon hair and plastic smile


6 posted on 08/06/2010 2:01:47 PM PDT by dalebert ( an)
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To: jimbo123

>> Romney has owned the Chevy since 2002

Hmm. Figured he’d drive a Honda Ridgeline and call it a pickup truck!


7 posted on 08/06/2010 2:02:30 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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To: jimbo123

He needs a pick up truck to hall B.S. around?


8 posted on 08/06/2010 2:03:33 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: dalebert

You can say that again.


9 posted on 08/06/2010 2:03:51 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: jimbo123

Is he still sporting those magic underpants?


10 posted on 08/06/2010 2:04:11 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: b4its2late

He needs a pick up truck to (haul) B.S. around?

Opps! Sorry inside joke!


11 posted on 08/06/2010 2:05:05 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: jimbo123

John Effin Kerry pretended to go hunting when he was running for POTUS, along with various other manly activities.


12 posted on 08/06/2010 2:05:13 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: jimbo123

Now this is funny. I wonder if he parks it in his zillion dollar beach house in CA. Then again, I’d expect nothing less from Flip-Flop Romney now that the political season has started again.


13 posted on 08/06/2010 2:06:12 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: jimbo123
He thinks the pickup worked for MA's new senator, so it's now a case of "monkey see, monkey do".


14 posted on 08/06/2010 2:06:29 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: jimbo123
Romney has owned the Chevy since 2002

Perhaps, but I'll bet he's got a half dozen luxury and high performance vehicles as well. In fact I'd bet a lot.

In some ways he's like the Hollywood Crowd. They may own a Toyota Prius but they also have a Ferrari, Mercedes, and some other type of luxury SUV at home in the garage
15 posted on 08/06/2010 2:08:07 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: jimbo123
Romney has owned the Chevy since 2002

Perhaps, but I'll bet he's got a half dozen luxury and high performance vehicles as well. In fact I'd bet a lot.

In some ways he's like the Hollywood Crowd. They may own a Toyota Prius but they also have a Ferrari, Mercedes, and some other type of luxury SUV at home in the garage
16 posted on 08/06/2010 2:08:17 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: jimbo123

Romney is such a follower and not a leader.
I cannot remember which debate in the primaries that I made this observation of him - maybe one of the Carolinas.
The moderator asked the Republican candidates for a show of hands as a response to their position on a now forgotten question.
Romney’s arm was half raised when Thompson made an objection.
Thompson stated that he would refuse to do so without being allowed a verbal response and refused to raise his hand otherwise. Romney put down his hand and chimed in agreement with Thompson.
I WILL NEVER vote for Romney!


17 posted on 08/06/2010 2:08:20 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: b4its2late
I'm with you...

NO
more
RINOS


18 posted on 08/06/2010 2:10:37 PM PDT by upchuck (Our margin of victory this November MUST ALWAYS BE greater than their margin of fraud.)
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To: jimbo123
Is he gonna git hisself a huntin' license?

Just like the democrats, he thinks everyone outside the city limits is stupid!

I am tired of being patronized by people who wouldn't know how to pee down their leg if their shoe was on fire!

19 posted on 08/06/2010 2:13:14 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: jimbo123

What a fake and hypocrite. Romney will never get my support. I want a real conservative as our nominee in 2012. Romney is a sure loser.


20 posted on 08/06/2010 2:13:39 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: texteacher

I remember that. Too bad more people didn’t see that.

That one motion of his arm wrote his autobiography for me.

Not ever.


21 posted on 08/06/2010 2:13:53 PM PDT by upchuck (Our margin of victory this November MUST ALWAYS BE greater than their margin of fraud.)
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To: truthguy

When Algor’s son got busted for drugs, someone from the family picked him up at the courthouse in a Maseratti Quattroporte.


22 posted on 08/06/2010 2:16:49 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: jimbo123

A shallow, insecure poser.


23 posted on 08/06/2010 2:20:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: jimbo123

If Mitt drives up to Dixville notch, he can borrow Lamar’s plaid shirt, which is in a glass case at the inn there.

And he should shoot a video of him canoeing in New Hampshire, too, like Algor.


24 posted on 08/06/2010 2:25:34 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Most politicians in either party have absolutely no shame and will do virtually anything to garner the so called working mans vote. The sad thing is that it often works. This cult religion RINO is probably the phoniest candidate Ive ever seen and if he is the GOP candidate in 2012 I wont vote for him.


25 posted on 08/06/2010 2:30:27 PM PDT by mono
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To: jimbo123
The new car will eliminate the Seamus stories.
And, somewhere, Seamus must be very happy with the new, clean car.

"But the details of the event are more than unseemly — they may, in fact, be illegal.
Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone
from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel
or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the
animal carried thereon.
" An officer for the Massachusetts Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation
saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer,
Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law
but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck,
and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."


"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch?
Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip
"Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter,
in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack.
e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog," read the article.
Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for.
....What Happens to a Dog on a Roof Traveling 50 MPH?"


"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely
the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea
in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon.
Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. "He scrambled up there every time we went on trips,"
the Republican said during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh. "He got in all by himself and enjoyed it."


"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon,
keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble.
''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window,
payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours.
As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust,
Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station.
There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car,
then hopped back onto the highway."


"Story about dog on car roof comes back to bite Romney
Critics, jokesters make issue of tale
TIME.com's Swampland blog has been flooded with more than 200 comments
from readers complaining of animal cruelty"


Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus

"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse?
Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron.
But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea,
which ran down the back window of the car. Romney's sons, all under 13, howled in disgust.
Romney pulled off the road into a service station.
There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, and they drove on to Ontario.
.....David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog.
"It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently,
in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever
for the suffering that the solution may cause."



26 posted on 08/06/2010 2:31:12 PM PDT by Diogenesis (“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God” - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Diogenesis

Go Mitt Go! Just don’t go so fast - that dog might fall off.


27 posted on 08/06/2010 2:34:10 PM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: jimbo123

IMHO, Romney was finished as a Presidential candidate the moment Obammycare was passed.

Mitt has his Romneycare in Massachusetts, which has been an expensive disaster.

This pickup story reminds me of him getting a Life Membership to the NRA after lambasting them for years, just to appeal to the conservative Republican base - something only a RINO would do.

He doesn’t get it, but his ambition causes him to lingers on.


28 posted on 08/06/2010 2:37:05 PM PDT by Lions Gate
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To: mono
The RNC seems to be on their usual course of picking a lesser evil than the democrat candidate and counting on us to panic at the last minute.

I won't play that game ever again.

29 posted on 08/06/2010 2:42:53 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: jimbo123

Mitt Romney: Mayonnaise sandwich on white bread.


30 posted on 08/06/2010 2:44:33 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey

Romney praises Obama again
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney praised President Obama
at a GOP fundraising dinner Wednesday ..
"I also think it's important for us to nod to the president when he's right," Romney said....
Romney, who spoke at a dinner for the National Republican Senatorial Committee,
said he's pleased with the president's plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan
-- lines that drew applause from the partisan audience. He also applauded the president
for standing up to the auto industry.
"I hope he continues to be tough ....The former businessman even offered faint praise for
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, saying that after a series of initial missteps,
"I think he's finally getting close to the right answer."



31 posted on 08/06/2010 3:06:22 PM PDT by Diogenesis (“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God” - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jimbo123

Didn’t he poke fun of Fred Thompson for the same thing?


32 posted on 08/06/2010 3:12:23 PM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: jimbo123
Picard Riker Facepalm
33 posted on 08/06/2010 3:21:48 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Lord help our Armed Service members that they not become pawns in Hussein's quest to destroy America)
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To: MarineBrat
John Effin Kerry pretended to go hunting

Pretended? Nah.



Poor JohnnyK. His resume was so thin he had to borrow some accomplishments of Senator Bob Kerrey to pad it.
34 posted on 08/06/2010 3:39:38 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Astronaut
What a fake and hypocrite.

Hey! It took SEVERAL focus groups to come up with the right color, make and model!

lol
35 posted on 08/06/2010 3:41:23 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: jimbo123

Mitt makes John Edwards and Barry Obama look genuine.


36 posted on 08/06/2010 3:48:12 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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37 posted on 08/06/2010 3:50:43 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Now if he would fly in an old DC 3 maybe I might vote for him.


38 posted on 08/06/2010 4:09:38 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: jimbo123

OMG! HOW PHONEY!


39 posted on 08/06/2010 4:51:05 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: TomGuy
Pretended? Nah.

Well, there's hunting, and then there's dressing up and playing hunter to try and fool people into thinking you're manly. We all know where Hanoi John stands.

I wonder if he's got that 'spensive huntin' outfit broke-in yet? I bet it's still at the dry cleaners. :)

40 posted on 08/06/2010 4:57:20 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: upchuck

“...Too bad more people didn’t see that.
That one motion of his arm wrote his autobiography for me...”

I know some in my family think that the economy is calling for Romney. I seem to be the only one who noticed that moment in the debate. I do hope someone -whom I can support in 2012 - has that clip and will use it against him.


41 posted on 08/06/2010 5:19:21 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: jimbo123

Does it have a gun rack?


42 posted on 08/07/2010 10:50:40 AM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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