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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at rnw.nl ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: absoluteloserromney; amateurromney; collapsingromney; facaderomney; kenyanbornmuzzie; loserromney; michigan; mittromney; msm4romney; newtgingrich; norinos; obviouslylosermitt; ricksantorum; romneycare; sure2loseromney
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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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To: jimbo123
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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To: jimbo123

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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To: cripplecreek

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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To: nhwingut

“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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To: jimbo123

Oops!


6 posted on 02/25/2012 5:31:00 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: no dems
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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To: jimbo123

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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To: jimbo123

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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To: jimbo123

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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To: jimbo123

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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To: FreedomGuru

[...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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To: FreedomGuru

Excuses, excuses, excuses.


13 posted on 02/25/2012 6:04:53 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: FreedomGuru

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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To: AnTiw1

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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To: jimbo123
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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To: FreedomGuru

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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To: jimbo123
"Car Guy"


18 posted on 02/25/2012 6:24:00 AM PST by Evil Slayer
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To: jimbo123

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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To: cripplecreek
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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To: no dems
" What on earth were his handlers thinking; booking Ford Field. What a debacle. "

So his handlers can tell his supporters and voters to buy 3 Cadillacs to help support the economy ?
21 posted on 02/25/2012 6:31:01 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: jimbo123

Sarah would have filled the stadium. Just sayin’.


22 posted on 02/25/2012 6:32:30 AM PST by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Bushbacker1

I don’t think that is what Romney said after the debacle when the mics and cameras were off behind the scenes... sometime Que up that tape with what’s his name in the bunker getting bad news from his generals ?


23 posted on 02/25/2012 6:33:21 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: cripplecreek

With his wife with a Cadillac comment, he sure is not doing a good job of getting rid of that “ CAR GUY “ image.


24 posted on 02/25/2012 6:38:29 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: nhwingut

Looks like he couldn’t bus in his supporters fast enough.


25 posted on 02/25/2012 6:39:36 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: cripplecreek
" I'll bet you $10,000 he enjoyed firing them. LOL "

What do you think he hired Donald Trump for ? ....
26 posted on 02/25/2012 6:41:15 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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Wonder if Drudge is going post this pic at the top of his site all weekend?? I’m guessing it will never show up there at all.


27 posted on 02/25/2012 6:44:33 AM PST by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: no dems

They should have given away $100 bills to the Detroit politicians, crooks, pimps, whores and welfare recipients, that would have filled the stadium. (I know there is redundancy there but that just means you need more $100 bills for the extra votes.)
Oh, yeah and provided free transportation from the city to the field house, that’s what Obama does.


28 posted on 02/25/2012 6:49:46 AM PST by BilLies ( It's Black History Month..Don't forget the 330,000 White Northerners who died 1861-5 to Free Slaves)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow!


29 posted on 02/25/2012 7:07:50 AM PST by altura
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To: jimbo123

Note that Ford Field is a regular venue for the Detroit Economic Club meetings:
http://www.econclub.org/Meetings/VenueInformation.aspx


30 posted on 02/25/2012 7:27:14 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: jimbo123

Oh no! Europeans are laughing at someone. If that’s your gold standard on what’s appropriate - you must be supporting Obama. All Republicans are laughable in socialist Europe.

The only issue I have with this story is that nobody from Romney’s team is noting that how many people of Romney’s level of wealth:

1) Only have 4 cars? I know people with much less wealth (and I’m not talking lawn cars) that have more cars.

2) Have American cars. Really? Not one Porche, BMW, ... With near 200M USD in assets, you’d think there’d be a family Rolls in there or something. I suspect most Patriots here don’t have as good of a record on buying American.

It seems like ages ago but I once preferred Cain but oh well. Once he left, I settled for Romney since I have low trust for Gingrich or Santorum as campaigners or as executives. There are some serious flaws in Romney’s record and in his plans going forward (and I’m in the minority minority thinking that the primary has been good for Romney’s platform and the party). That said, there are times when it’s tough to promote the view that Romney’s good enough.

So Jimbo123 - I’d like to thank most magnanimously you for your focus on trivial and cosmetic matters vs. serious intellectual arguments. I’m sure you believe you’re helping whoever your candidate is but I view you as your own inner Rombot (I think that’s what you kids call it these days). Keep on keeping on.


31 posted on 02/25/2012 7:46:36 AM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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To: sick1

Romneybot begone!


32 posted on 02/25/2012 7:48:03 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: nhwingut

Mitts “Dukakis” moment. It will stick, forever.


33 posted on 02/25/2012 7:50:59 AM PST by annieokie
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To: thestob; cripplecreek

Quick! Send this pic to Drudge...he wouldn’t want to miss out on this...hit job, er, photo op. /s


34 posted on 02/25/2012 7:53:44 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: annieokie

Milt’s Dukakis Moment...spot on!


35 posted on 02/25/2012 7:55:10 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: blueyon

Oh, dear...that young lady in the blue dress behind Speaker Gingrich is cruising for a nasty note from one of the guys on campus...different university, same crowd.


36 posted on 02/25/2012 7:55:10 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: AnTiw1

Capital letters and punctuation are your friends.


37 posted on 02/25/2012 7:59:30 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Oil is as natural as daises and rainbows.)
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To: rabidralph

Detroit Economic Club

‘With nearly 3,000 members, the DEC attracts high-profile individuals who engage in the great issues of our day. Membership is open to all who share a passion for business, a thirst for knowledge, and a desire to be on the forefront of the important business and political issues of our times. Our strength is in the diversity of our membership, which spans both genders and all races, religions and points-of-view.”


38 posted on 02/25/2012 8:02:03 AM PST by FreedomGuru (Oil is as natural as daises and rainbows.)
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To: Jane Long
That man is scary crazy and I'm not kidding or jesting in the least. He has illusions of grandeur as big or bigger than O’s.
39 posted on 02/25/2012 8:05:46 AM PST by annieokie
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To: FreedomGuru
Capital letters and punctuation are your friends...and i choose to eschew them

if thats all youve got less tedious conversations elsewhere

40 posted on 02/25/2012 8:27:25 AM PST by AnTiw1
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" Quick! Send this pic to Drudge...he wouldn’t want to miss out on this...hit job, er, photo op. /s "

dont worry...there'll be plenty of opportunities...

trust me...lol



41 posted on 02/25/2012 8:42:28 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: sick1; jimbo123
Once he left, I settled for Romney

Not the smartest comment to make at F.R. sick1.

42 posted on 02/25/2012 9:04:08 AM 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: Graybeard58

Why would that be the case? I’ll stick with the truth in advertising view of the “Free” in FR and freely express my opinion. What’s the downside? A zot? Or the intellectual vacuum that is posters like jimbo123? I suspect most 2nd graders face more real consequence for their actions on the playground than what I’d get for expressing my thoughts here.


43 posted on 02/25/2012 10:35:33 AM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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To: cripplecreek
Worst photo op since:


44 posted on 02/25/2012 10:38:17 AM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: jimbo123

Oh my Jimbo - your intellect, your values - just astounding. Your contribution to the collective intelligence here is significant, albeit negative.

So, no thank you. This Romneybot (or whatever simple name you substitute for any type of thought and clarity) will stay right here on FR with fingers on the keyboard, a smile on my face, and a boot up the backside of the thoughtless and feeble minded. There are some serious arguments to be made against Romney and I understand them. For me, on balance, I’m still supporting him. You, however, seem ill prepared to make any argument of any kind against Romney or for any candidate.

[HINT: if all of the words above confuse you, just substitute “Begone Tardbot”. Just trying to be helpful.]


45 posted on 02/25/2012 10:51:16 AM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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Or the intellectual vacuum that is posters like jimbo123?

Spoken like a true Romnebot.
46 posted on 02/25/2012 10:56:14 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123; TheOldLady

The Romneybot “sick1” is no longer sick, he be daid now.


47 posted on 02/25/2012 11:48:19 AM 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: FreedomGuru

That’s nice. Even a high school in an upscale suburb would have been a better venue for this than a football stadium, which had to use its lights, staff and others to put on this event. Very expensive cost to the campaign. Maybe there was a downtown hotel that could accommodate 300 participants. Just a waste of cash, not to mention the visuals just diminish the event’s importance.


48 posted on 02/25/2012 11:55:57 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Graybeard58

My goodness, he/she got the ZOT!


49 posted on 02/25/2012 11:57:51 AM PST by jimbo123
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My goodness, he/she got the ZOT!

That kinda thing happens when someone openly pushes a liberal on a privately owned, conservative web site. It's not exactly a secret that J.R. will not tolerate Romney pushing liberals here.

50 posted on 02/25/2012 12:06:51 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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