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Romney speech falls flat in Detroit
the hill ^ | 2/24/12 | cameron joseph

Posted on 02/24/2012 8:51:52 PM PST by cdchik123

Mitt Romney spoke to several empty seats Friday in Detroit, in a speech that offered Democrats more fodder for their attacks and failed to deliver the major economic address his campaign promised.

Television cameras showed rows of empty chairs as Romney rehashed many of the policies and quips he'd used in previous speeches, made a few jokes that appeared to fall flat with the audience and said that his wife, Ann, drives "a couple of Cadillacs," which will likely give Democrats more ammunition for their depiction of him as rich and out of touch.

The former Massachusetts governor also repeated a line that has been the butt of jokes by late-night comedians — that Michigan has good-sized trees.

“This feels good, being back in Michigan,” he said. “The trees are the right height. The streets are just right.”The former Massachusetts governor also repeated a line that has been the butt of jokes by late-night comedians — that Michigan has good-sized trees.

“This feels good, being back in Michigan,” he said. “The trees are the right height. The streets are just right.”

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: detroit; romney; speech
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1 posted on 02/24/2012 8:52:03 PM PST by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123

oops! accidentally repeated the last two lines...


2 posted on 02/24/2012 8:54:05 PM PST by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123

Would not surprise me if he did.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 8:56:24 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: cdchik123

Hey everyone. He is up in the polls today from his stellar debate performance. The establishment said so and they can’t be wrong. Can they?


4 posted on 02/24/2012 8:57:58 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cdchik123

Can someone repost the picture of the empty stadium? It’s just such a beautiful sight.
SNL skit alert!


5 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:05 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("Lead kindly Light,,amidst the encircling doom. Lead thou me on.". Cardinal John Henry Newmann, 1833)
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To: cdchik123
   “This feels good, being back in Michigan,” he said. “The trees are the right height. The streets are just right.”

   The owls are not what they seem.
6 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:51 PM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: cdchik123

He is the original Edsel.

Pray for America


7 posted on 02/24/2012 9:04:16 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Do you notice how when the likes of Rasmussen or Sabato talk about how well Rombo is doing or that Rick is history...they appear to be severely constipated?


8 posted on 02/24/2012 9:05:30 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("Lead kindly Light,,amidst the encircling doom. Lead thou me on.". Cardinal John Henry Newmann, 1833)
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To: Maurice Tift

Mitt will bet you $10,000 the owls won’t....something.

Ow yea, vote for him.

Wait, I mean...look at these great streets. And trees.

Wait, come back, hey...i just want to be president too..


9 posted on 02/24/2012 9:05:42 PM PST by ImProudToBeAnAmerican
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To: cdchik123

What a giant pile of pandering bullshit. Excuse the language, but that one needs to be spelled out.

See you on Tuesday, Mitt. Hopefully giving a concession speech after I vote for Rick Santorum.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 9:07:39 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: cdchik123

Were both remaining residents of Detroit present for the speech?


11 posted on 02/24/2012 9:10:37 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Mountain Mary

It was not several empty seats. It was several tens of thousands at Ford Field.


12 posted on 02/24/2012 9:25:46 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: cdchik123

A guy with an R after his name speaking in Detroit. Man! I’ll bet the Muzzies were pissed!


13 posted on 02/24/2012 9:29:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: cdchik123

Robert M. La Follette, Sr., a popular Midwestern liberal, gave such a speech early 1912 and never recovered politically to run for president that year. But he came back in 1924 to win only his own WI, then died the next year. Some twenty years after that, Joe McCarthy unseated La Follette, Jr., for the Republican senatorial nomination. And WI has been apologizing ever since.


14 posted on 02/24/2012 9:34:01 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: cdchik123

Governor Romney doesn’t need to fill a stadium in Detroit. People in MI may think he is their former governor instead of his father, George W. Romney.


15 posted on 02/24/2012 9:35:36 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: Mountain Mary

My good Lady, I have been a Rick fan before it was cool. Just ask around. For over a year I have had to listen to the charges that he is nothing but a Bible thumping nit wit that has no chance in wining this. Unfortunately for them, he is wining this. Keep the faith.


16 posted on 02/24/2012 9:43:43 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cdchik123

” - - - Mitt Romney spoke to several empty seats Friday in Detroit - - - “ or EMPTY SUIT TALKS TO EMPTY SEATS

” - - - and failed to deliver the major economic address his campaign promised.” or .

( Sometimes you just have to recognize that some Candidates are hard-wired to self destruct. )

BTW, just what IS Romney’s main issue in this Primary Campaign? He says “I know how to do it.” Maybe he forgot how to do “ it ?”


17 posted on 02/24/2012 9:48:03 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Theodore R.

And how did your precious “Brain Freeze Guy” from TX work out for you for POTUS?

Pissing contest between deceased Romney Sr. and Rick Perry, both three term governors generations apart?

Ease up.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 9:51:47 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Mountain Mary; All

It looked like there were more demonstrators outside than people sitting inside that 50,000+ stadium. When he said wife’s 2 cadillacs, all I could think of was the $10,000 bet he proposed. Somebody should put the family in a little house and provide them with about $2,000 to live on for the month, including the house payment. Then he might actually be able to campaign somewhat effectively.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 10:00:17 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: cdchik123

Santorum or Paul or Gingrich should grab onto the snippet about his wife driving a couple of cadillacs...priceless stuff there for an ad to run over the weekend.

What a dink


20 posted on 02/24/2012 10:11:10 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Detroit doesn’t have a lot of Muslims outside of some of the NOI types. It’s 85% black. Now I bet they don’t like Romney there, but they’re just going to ignore him and vote D since they always do.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 10:11:10 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: Mountain Mary

Romney opened himself up to derision for choosing a 70,000-seat stadium which attracted just over 1,000 people, many of them school children bussed in to help fill out the crowd, tucked into a corner of the astro-turf pitch.

22 posted on 02/24/2012 10:48:47 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Mountain Mary

23 posted on 02/24/2012 10:51:23 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Mountain Mary

24 posted on 02/24/2012 10:55:04 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Mountain Mary

25 posted on 02/24/2012 10:56:48 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Lazlo in PA

When did becoming a Rick fan become “cool”?

It’s the Sweater Vest isn’t it?
Come on, you can tell us, we’re all friends here.

I’ll bet if Rick starts wearing Argyle Socks he will be “awesomely cool”, huh?

LOL


26 posted on 02/24/2012 10:57:31 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: rawhide

Holy crap! Was that it?


27 posted on 02/24/2012 11:02:07 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: rawhide
(facepalm)

Why the hell would I try and fill up Ford Field if I'm a political candidate? The only time you get 70,000+ is at the RNC/DNC convention or on election day at the homer speech.

28 posted on 02/24/2012 11:07:19 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: rawhide

Any pictures of the parking lot?

That might be even funnier.


29 posted on 02/24/2012 11:07:19 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: cdchik123
On Mitts iPhone:

Note to self. Next time borrow Obama’s Greek Columns.

30 posted on 02/24/2012 11:09:42 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Kickass Conservative
It’s the Sweater Vest isn’t it?

Yes. Some of us up here in the cold part of the country wear them i.e.; ME. I never thought they were nothing more than winter wear until you folks called us out on them. It is a great way to get your tie to pop with a spread collar shirt though adding a nice Brooks Brothers jacket is a nice touch. You understand that people that live in cold climes wear hip clothing to deal with it without thinking about it, don't you?

31 posted on 02/24/2012 11:13:06 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Darren McCarty

That sparsely-populated stadium still has more white people in it than Detroit has seen in a long time.

I don’t know what Romney was thinking - it looks like the attendance at an MLS soccer game (and just as dull).


32 posted on 02/24/2012 11:14:09 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: rawhide
Romney opened himself up to derision for choosing a 70,000-seat stadium which attracted just over 1,000 people

He must have bussed in every mormon in Michigan to get that many.

33 posted on 02/24/2012 11:24:18 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: kearnyirish2

True, outside of Red Wings games.


34 posted on 02/24/2012 11:30:31 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I'm in Southern California so the closest we get to a Sweater Vest is when we visit my 80 year old Father In Law.

I've known him over 30 years and I swear he is still wearing the same Sweater Vest he wore the first day I met him. It must be one of those Kevlar ones.

I'm a Newt guy myself, but if Santorum makes it to the high award platform he has my Vote. Sweater Vest or Brook Brothers, doesn't matter to me.

35 posted on 02/24/2012 11:37:51 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Darren McCarty

Aye, I forgot about that - they still draw well. I live between where the NJ Devils used to play (the NJ Meadowlands, where they had a hard time drawing fans) and where they now play (Newark NJ, where they can’t give tickets away), and you’d never know we had a pro hockey team so close by. Here in NJ pro hockey just isn’t that popular in comparison to other sports; when the NY Rangers won the Stanley Cup they had an NYC ticker-tape parade, while the NJ Devils had a parade around their parking lot in the Meadowlands when they won. I couldn’t imagine such an event in Newark; it is just an unsafe toilet within walking distance of too many people with nothing to lose who hate you for being white.


36 posted on 02/24/2012 11:43:06 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Kickass Conservative

I just don’t see busting a guy on what he wears. Live in Pennsylvania during the winter. It is standard operating procedure to wear one if you are a coat and tie guy which I am. Check us out during the summer where some stooges wear short sleeve shirts and a tie. I am a French Cuff guy so that is not a good thing.


37 posted on 02/24/2012 11:44:09 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: rawhide

Just what America needs, another 1 seeing his reflection in the water.


38 posted on 02/25/2012 12:24:48 AM PST by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Theodore R.

Thank you so much for the history lesson...and for the giggle. ;o)


39 posted on 02/25/2012 12:29:45 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: rawhide

“Romney opened himself up to derision for choosing a 70,000-seat stadium which attracted just over 1,000 people, many of them school children bussed in to help fill out the crowd, tucked into a corner of the astro-turf pitch.”

To be fair, which I hate to be with this one, the Detroit Economic Club chose the venue...not Mittens.

What a stupid decision for them to make, and what a stupid decision for Mitten’s campaign to allow it.

The entire event was tone deaf and optically challenged.


40 posted on 02/25/2012 12:33:51 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: gleeaikin

Big house on the prairie ....


41 posted on 02/25/2012 1:16:54 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: rawhide

What’s that? Some 200 people in a stadium? LOL

What a pathetic waste of money and the worst optics.


42 posted on 02/25/2012 1:19:29 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I got no problem with Rick being a signature dork. he has the right ideas, just not the pitchman he should be.

Needs to be advised by the Shamwow guy.


43 posted on 02/25/2012 1:24:38 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Darren McCarty

I pray and wish.

But realville is my home town.


44 posted on 02/25/2012 1:26:44 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Darren McCarty

The perpetually outraged islamic filth were undoubtedly too busy celebrating the death of two American warriors and the desecration of British WWII War Graves in the wake of the burning of the trash known as the unholy koran. No time for inconsequental things like Obamney.


45 posted on 02/25/2012 1:53:17 AM PST by RushLake (Liberalism/Progressivism--Domestic terrorism financed by your tax dollars)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Paul doesn’t attack Romney... ever.


46 posted on 02/25/2012 3:08:04 AM PST by Newt 2012 (Voted for Clinton in 92 (my first election) and the Republican Revolution in 1994!)
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To: cdchik123

“Several empty seats” was actually hundreds of empty seats if you saw the video. And no one applauded. One wonders if those attending were paid by Willard’s PAC.


47 posted on 02/25/2012 4:18:25 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Maurice Tift

The trees without a single leaf are just right for him. He must love pot holes cause that is michigans motto...We have more pot holes than any other state...2 other mottos “We have 2 seasons, winter and road under construction” Or We have 4 seasons, June, July, August and Winter....I would be amazed if he took this state in the primary.....Detroit won’t vote for him, nor will Flint and the rest of the state thinks he’s stupid and stuck on it...


48 posted on 02/25/2012 4:56:11 AM PST by goat granny
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To: rawhide

Thanks Rawhide!


49 posted on 02/25/2012 6:09:38 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("Lead kindly Light,,amidst the encircling doom. Lead thou me on.". Cardinal John Henry Newmann, 1833)
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To: Newt 2012

Well no Newt. The dynamic duo, Mitt and his other brother Mitt, have big plans to defeat Santorum first and then get Randie in as Veep.

Problem is that most dolts in this country won’t figure out the dastardly scheme and will think it’s nice that El Mitt gave one of his contenders son’s a job.
All in the name of peace and love.
Oh wait,. Romnuts will throw Rue and his son under the bus the minute the nomination is secure. I forgot that we are dealing with the liar from Massachusetts.
These rats disgust me. If I have to look at Ron Paul’s smirk for one more minute..much less listen to what comes out of his crazy lipless mouth.

It is astounding that the Pacifist brands another candidate a “fake” at a debate without being called out on it by one member of the MSM.


50 posted on 02/25/2012 6:22:59 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("Lead kindly Light,,amidst the encircling doom. Lead thou me on.". Cardinal John Henry Newmann, 1833)
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