Skip to comments.Mitt Romney delivers key speech on economy at mostly empty Detroit stadium (Mitt's Photo Op Debacle)
Posted on 02/25/2012 4:45:27 AM PST by jimbo123
Only 1,200 people showed up in a venue built for 65,000 to hear Romney's key speech in Detroit on Friday
Mitt Romney didnt have to worry about being flagged for having too many men on the field.
Romney delivered a key speech Friday at the cavernous home of the Detroit Lions and 1,200 people showed up in a venue built for 65,000.
The economic address, meant to be the cornerstone of Romneys pitch to Michigan voters ahead of the states primary, immediately became a lightning rod for its unflattering optics and the candidates odd ad libs.
You know, the trees are the right height, the streets are just right, Romney said about Michigan in closing, repeating a pair of observations about the state of his birth.
The remarks were met by puzzled murmurs by the small crowd in the otherwise silent Ford Field, which featured large swaths of empty seats.
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First rule of public speaking, know your target audience.
If his handlers, and by extension the GOP, were competent, they would have known to either book smaller places at the beginning of his run, purposefully filling it to overcapacity to create a rockstar-like impression and then keep moving to larger and larger centres if warranted.
It’s not good for the establishment that this happened, but it’s good for real conservatives that this happened.
Why? Debacles like this hyped by the state run media almost guarantee a 2nd Obama term. Romny can’t win, but he is buying the nomination with the help of the state run media.
Mike Duromney gets a taste of his general election campaign.
“Mitt Romney didnt have to worry about being flagged for having too many men on the field.”
The Santorum folks should put that pic on a billboard before Tuesday.
Last minute voting drones will be influenced, trust me.
The stamp of the grandiosity of Mittens, his rude sons, campaign staffers and the GOP-E is all over this picture.
They are poster boys for Primaries Run Amuck.
Note that Ford Field is a regular venue for the Detroit Economic Club meetings:
It was also noted by NBC News that the speech was originally scheduled to be held in a meeting room within the stadium complex, but was moved to the field due to security concerns.