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At Ford Field, empty seats steal Romney's thunder (Will Romney fire Matt Rhoades for debacle?)
Tampa Bay Times ^ | 2/25/12 | Washington Post Wire

Posted on 02/25/2012 5:32:48 AM PST by jimbo123

Friday was supposed to be the moment for Mitt Romney's triumphant return to his birthplace, when he would use the cavernous green of Ford Field to deliver a policy address that established him as the lone Republican capable of both fixing the economy and beating President Barack Obama.

But the event served up fresh evidence for Romney critics who say he can't rise to the occasion and rally important elements of the GOP around his candidacy.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
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Amateur hour yet again from Matt Rhoades and Team Romney.

They waste millions of dollars on advertising and payoffs and have nothing but empty stadiums to show for it.

1 posted on 02/25/2012 5:32:50 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
What a bunch of mooks!

They could have held this in a phone booth.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 5:37:13 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: jimbo123

They have giant barriers between Romney and the audience, as if they are afraid some crowd is going to crush him.


3 posted on 02/25/2012 5:38:05 AM PST by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: jimbo123

You know it is a screw up when Rachel Madcow expresses sympathy for a Republican. She did that last night while discussing how inept the inevetible candidate seems to be at stage craft.

Romney will be just like ‘McLame and he will talk tuff and carry a water pistol.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 5:42:55 AM PST by vg0va3
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To: USS Alaska

The backstabbing Bishop "Koolaide":
"The empty seats before you
were once filled with conservatives
and the thousands of independent contractors
from Massachusetts whose work has
now been made to be
illegal under my RomneyCARE."

5 posted on 02/25/2012 5:44:19 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: iowamark

They wanted to make sure the 5 or 6 photographers had room to work. Just be courteous is all.


6 posted on 02/25/2012 5:44:48 AM PST by vg0va3
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To: USS Alaska



7 posted on 02/25/2012 5:45:14 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: USS Alaska

The backstabbing Bishop "Koolaide":
"The empty seats before you
were once filled with conservatives
and the thousands of independent contractors
from Massachusetts whose work has
now been made to be
illegal under my RomneyCARE."

8 posted on 02/25/2012 5:45:32 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Hey, that’s NOT ME in the empty seats!


9 posted on 02/25/2012 5:45:57 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

It gets worse. As pointed out by Rush yesterday, truly connecting with the working people (sarcasm).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpc5xeESHKs


10 posted on 02/25/2012 5:47:40 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: jimbo123
Here's another photo of the "inevitable one" at this speech.


11 posted on 02/25/2012 5:53:34 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

Aw give him credit, there are no styrofoam Roman columns!


12 posted on 02/25/2012 5:58:05 AM PST by GopherIt
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To: GopherIt

I’m reminded of that old line, “A lot of people must have come dressed as empty seats”.


13 posted on 02/25/2012 6:02:42 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

I’ve seen plenty of welfare recipients in Cadillacs, mostly Escalades.


14 posted on 02/25/2012 6:05:05 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: jimbo123

It took a second but thanks for a morning guffaw! Brilliant!


15 posted on 02/25/2012 6:13:06 AM PST by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: Rational Thought
Are you falling into class envy?

Most millionaires I have known have put in a lot more hours than "working people,"

16 posted on 02/25/2012 6:13:33 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Rational Thought

ROFLOL!


17 posted on 02/25/2012 6:15:02 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: jimbo123
(Will Romney fire Matt Rhoades for debacle?)

Bet ya $10,000 he doesn't.
18 posted on 02/25/2012 6:17:43 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: Rational Thought
Doesn't everyone drive a couple of Cadillacs?!!

We are so screwed in this election it appears....

19 posted on 02/25/2012 6:19:15 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: jimbo123

The same thing happened to Harry Truman in 1948...I think it was in Kansas City. A similar picture to Romney’s appeared in LIFE magazine showing Truman in a very large hall in front of about two hundred people.

There had been a mix-up in Truman’s schedule...and his speech was not well publicized.

LIFE, or course was four square behind Dewey. The magazine proclaimed Truman’s campaign against the former New York Governor to be all but over. This was after the Democrat convention in ‘48.

Of course Truman won. A fact LIFE and other periodicals never lived down.

While I plan on voting for Santourm next week, here in Michigan, this Romney screw-up means little.

I honestly beleive any Republican will be The One in the fall. Gas prices will finish Obama.


20 posted on 02/25/2012 6:19:15 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: Rational Thought

Holy crap, that’s embarrassing.


21 posted on 02/25/2012 6:36:14 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: jimbo123

Well done! Gotta clean my keyboard now.


22 posted on 02/25/2012 6:43:02 AM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: C. Edmund Wright
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Willard was expecting a Mormon God-Child Coronation ...


All he got was ############# ...


People are finally waking up to this Evil Man ...



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23 posted on 02/25/2012 7:09:07 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: jimbo123

Note that Ford Field is a regular venue:
http://www.econclub.org/Meetings/VenueInformation.aspx


24 posted on 02/25/2012 7:26:00 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: vg0va3

“how inept the inevetible candidate seems to be at stage craft.”

It about made me wonder about my sanity to ever agree with MadCow about ANYTHING.

I don’t know how its going to happen or who is going to do it, but there is no way Mitt is going to win the nomination. No way!


25 posted on 02/25/2012 7:26:41 AM PST by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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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


26 posted on 02/25/2012 7:26:54 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: LZ_Bayonet

Romneybot begone!


27 posted on 02/25/2012 8:00:19 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Rational Thought

The local lib Chicago news used that clip when reporting on this Romney event last night. It plays well to their class warfare message.


28 posted on 02/25/2012 8:06:42 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: jimbo123
jimbo123 you are a CNN act alike - no different.

This could have been ANY conservative candidate and you are sucking up the MSM tactics against us.

29 posted on 02/25/2012 8:27:41 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: LZ_Bayonet

Mitt Romney is not a conservative.


30 posted on 02/25/2012 8:28:45 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Sarah Palin would have filled the stadium.


31 posted on 02/25/2012 8:29:53 AM PST by Roklok
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To: Roklok
Sarah Palin would have filled the stadium.

No question about it.
32 posted on 02/25/2012 8:32:44 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Diogenesis
An audience of 1,000 in a 70,000 seat auditorium..........Bishop Romney must have bussed in every mormon in Michigan.
33 posted on 02/25/2012 8:49:36 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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