Skip to comments.Romney speech falls flat in Detroit
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.
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oops! accidentally repeated the last two lines...
Would not surprise me if he did.
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?
Can someone repost the picture of the empty stadium? It’s just such a beautiful sight.
SNL skit alert!
He is the original Edsel.
Pray for America
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?
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..
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.
Were both remaining residents of Detroit present for the speech?
It was not several empty seats. It was several tens of thousands at Ford Field.
A guy with an R after his name speaking in Detroit. Man! I’ll bet the Muzzies were pissed!
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.
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.
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.
” - - - 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 ?”
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
Holy crap! Was that it?
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.
Any pictures of the parking lot?
That might be even funnier.
Note to self. Next time borrow Obama’s Greek Columns.
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?
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).
He must have bussed in every mormon in Michigan to get that many.
True, outside of Red Wings games.
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.
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.
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.
Just what America needs, another 1 seeing his reflection in the water.
Thank you so much for the history lesson...and for the giggle. ;o)
“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.
Big house on the prairie ....
What’s that? Some 200 people in a stadium? LOL
What a pathetic waste of money and the worst optics.
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.
I pray and wish.
But realville is my home town.
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.
Paul doesn’t attack Romney... ever.
“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.
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...
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.