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'Car guy' Romney takes pitch to near empty stadium (Stadium debacle ridiculed overseas...)
Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | 2/25/12 | Radio Netherlandss

Posted on 02/25/2012 5:15:43 AM PST by jimbo123

White House hopeful Mitt Romney styled himself as a Michigan-bred "car guy" whose wife drives "a couple of Cadillacs" as he tried to woo Motor City voters ahead of a key primary.

Giving what was billed as a major economic policy speech days before state Republicans choose their presidential nominee, Romney presented a plan to lower taxes and cut spending -- and insisted that he was the only candidate capable of beating Democrat Barack Obama in the November 6 presidential election.

But the speech may be remembered more for its setting and Romney's off-hand remarks rather than its substance.

Before 1,200 guests of the Detroit Economic Club, Romney took to the podium on the 30 yard line of Ford Field stadium -- home of the NFL's Detroit Lions -- surrounded by 65,000 empty seats.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
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Looks like it's not just Americans who are laughing at the ineptness of Mitt Romney and his GOP-e enablers.
1 posted on 02/25/2012 5:15:50 AM PST by jimbo123
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Just the lighting probably cost more than many of us make in a year.

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2 posted on 02/25/2012 5:17:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Hopefully this ends the campaign. Optics are a powerful thing.


3 posted on 02/25/2012 5:20:26 AM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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What on earth were his handlers thinking; booking Ford Field. What a debacle.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 5:27:58 AM PST by no dems (Hold the excitement: A Brokered Convention would give us Mitt RINO-Rom as our nominee; guaranteed.)
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“Optics are a powerful thing.”

You are correct now look at the crowd at ORU at the 40 sec mark :) http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-town-hall-at-oru-tulsa-oklahoma-february-20-2012/


5 posted on 02/25/2012 5:29:50 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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Oops!


6 posted on 02/25/2012 5:31:00 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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What on earth were his handlers thinking; booking Ford Field. What a debacle.

I'll bet you $10,000 he enjoyed firing them. LOL
7 posted on 02/25/2012 5:31:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Romney’s campaign staff needs to be fired for that alone. Who would stage a campaign appearance in an empty stadium? At least Santorum’s people have the sense to rent a small section of the ballroom at a Ramada Inn. You know, those rooms that you can make even smaller by dragging those wall partitions across the middle of it. The resulting space is no bigger than my basement but at least cramming a couple hundred people into it makes it seem like Santorum has a highly energetic crowd - especially after an hour or so of open bar beforehand at that little place tucked between the indoor pool and the exercise room just off the lobby.


8 posted on 02/25/2012 5:34:24 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 75 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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when this broke the romnbots were raking the messengers over the coals

buying american autos is patriotic, attacking mitt only because hes lds etc

but it gave a pretty good pic of a candidate not just with a silver spoon in his mouth but living in a silver bubble his whole life

(and you can always tell the magic underwear brigade because they cry victim from the beginning)

id love to see a reporter pull that trick they did years ago w bush sr. ithink it was? (not sure) where they asked him how much a loaf of bread cost, how much a doz eggs or a gal of milk cost, and he didnt have a clue

mitts never stood in checkout he hires illegal immigrants for that


9 posted on 02/25/2012 5:39:21 AM PST by AnTiw1
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Where was that town hall ears had a while back (Pittsburgh I think it was) where the place was empty except for a few rows of chairs yet the media pictures made it look like the place was full??

I’ll see if I can find them but my web searching skills leave something to be desired.


10 posted on 02/25/2012 5:51:41 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (Obama 2011: "Let them eat peas")
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Let’s get real people, there is a ton of things to bash Romney about, but this is a closed invitation only speech. Not a public rally, not a townhall meeting.

Molehill meet Mountain.


11 posted on 02/25/2012 5:56:55 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Oil is as natural as daises and rainbows.)
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[...but this is a closed invitation only speech]

Then they should have held it in a mobile home.


12 posted on 02/25/2012 6:03:09 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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Excuses, excuses, excuses.


13 posted on 02/25/2012 6:04:53 AM PST by jimbo123
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So he didn’t have 50,000 people to invite and yet, he still held it at the stadium? Smart. Very smart!


14 posted on 02/25/2012 6:07:58 AM PST by rabidralph
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It all depends.

Mitt’s $10,000 bet comment during the debate brought him a well deserved beating. Saying his wife drives American cars doesn’t deserve a lot of attention. (He’d be a fool to say otherwise in Michigan) Saying he liked firing people was a dumb way of saying something correct but it was still dumb to use those words.

The stadium stunt was a really dumb move and he deserves the beating he gets over it. Not to mention giving the perfect trees speech again.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 6:09:33 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Romney took to the podium on the 30 yard line of the empty Ford Field stadium...

Nah, he doesn't think too highly of himself.

16 posted on 02/25/2012 6:12:16 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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and thats the way you’d like it to play, huh?

so...are you thinking of censoring the images, dictating what peoples reactions to the images, should be, or both?

this the real world not the mormon world where lds romnbots can bring obedience by fatwa

(i know youre not mormon nobody is)


17 posted on 02/25/2012 6:12:20 AM PST by AnTiw1
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"Car Guy"


18 posted on 02/25/2012 6:24:00 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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We knew Romney ( General Cornwallis ) was a empty suit, but, now we see for ourselves that his supporters are empty too.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 6:27:30 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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Pictures speak louder than words, Romney's rhetoric is just as empty and fake.
Looks like God is hearing our prayers.
20 posted on 02/25/2012 6:29:19 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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