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Romney gives Democrats ammunition in Detroit speech, says wife 'drives a couple of Cadillacs'
The Hill ^ | 02/24/12 03:49 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 02/25/2012 2:19:07 PM PST by xzins

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.”

Romney then listed the various cars he and his wife own.

“I drive a Mustang and Chevy pickup truck,” he said. “Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually. I used to have a Dodge truck, so I used to have all three [Detroit manufacturers] covered.”

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What a doofus. Obama will eat his lunch come election time.
1 posted on 02/25/2012 2:19:11 PM PST by xzins
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2 posted on 02/25/2012 2:22:58 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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trees the right height

10,000 dollar bet

300,000 dollar chump change

drives TWO Cadillacs


3 posted on 02/25/2012 2:23:16 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

Did you see tha announcement that the speech was being moved to accomodate the expected turn out. They showed a picture of all the empty seat this morning...Pathetic.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 2:23:44 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: xzins

I’d be a lot more concerned about that bizarre perfect Michigan trees speech he’s given a couple of times.


5 posted on 02/25/2012 2:24:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins

I do not like Romney, but he sure takes a lot of flak for his success monetarily. Maybe if conservatives didn’t use capitalism as ammunition against people the didn’t like, it would be easier to sell to people and defeat liberalism and socialism.


6 posted on 02/25/2012 2:28:38 PM PST by BloodAngel
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To: xzins
He didn't talk about his Caprice Estate Wagon with the roof rack. How does he transport his dog if he doesn't have that anymore?


7 posted on 02/25/2012 2:29:08 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cripplecreek

Romney is a train wreck. And the Republican establishment actually think he has any chance of beating Obama? If he is the nominee this election is over before it begins.


8 posted on 02/25/2012 2:31:48 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: cripplecreek

Romney is a train wreck. And the Republican establishment actually think he has any chance of beating Obama? If he is the nominee this election is over before it begins.


9 posted on 02/25/2012 2:32:00 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: hoosiermama

Yep, they tried to keep everyone to the end zone seats and force the cameras in that direction, but a few panned that big, big empty stadium.

Major speech

Major crash and burn

and 2 cadillacs


10 posted on 02/25/2012 2:32:13 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: BloodAngel

He is the rich uncle who keeps reminding you how much money he has....and you don’t.

It’s not the money; it’s the conceit.

Romney’s tone deaf.


11 posted on 02/25/2012 2:34:49 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

Was this at Ford Field? “Several empty seats” could also be 50,000+ empty seats. lol.


12 posted on 02/25/2012 2:36:54 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: xzins
Obama will eat his lunch come election time.

Oh, really?

We'll just see who 0bama is going after come November!

13 posted on 02/25/2012 2:38:09 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: xzins

So capitalism is good, only under your breath, in hush tones and only if you feel bad you’re successful? Bringing up your success is nothing to shy away from.


14 posted on 02/25/2012 2:38:09 PM PST by BloodAngel
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To: JohnBrowdie

Face palm had become my natural posture.

Now I am starting to do double face palm.

It takes practice to walk down the street.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 2:38:18 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: xzins

I hope that the michigan voters see ths for what it is and thump mittens on Tues.

Mittens will say ANYTHING to get a vote.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 2:39:24 PM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: xzins

Yep, they can jump on him for buying American and helping the American economy. In 2008, Santorum was driving a $42,000 Audi. Maybe he’s got a thing for Angela Merkel.


17 posted on 02/25/2012 2:39:50 PM PST by Krankor (eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.)
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To: Russ

I don’t want Romney either...but the fact is, if we can get the story out of Obama’s blundering the last three years anybody will beat him.

The problem is the media supports this socialist thug...and they will fight hard by lying, denying the truth, and simply ignoring reality.

We need a way to get past the lying media.


18 posted on 02/25/2012 2:41:18 PM PST by kjo (+)
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To: xzins

The UAW OWNS Cadillac. The Democrats won’t criticize this at all.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 2:41:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: BloodAngel

If you don’t understand the tactics of a democratic campaign, and why this is a dumb statement, and if my rich uncle illustration doesn’t help, then I doubt I can do much better.

So, I’m actually for the doofus going out and making this kind of statement every day.

The sooner his ignorance hits Saturday Night Live the better so far as I’m concerned.


20 posted on 02/25/2012 2:42:13 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
The dog runs fast.

OR

The dog sits in the back seat and cr*ps all over the place.

I don't see any other choices,

21 posted on 02/25/2012 2:43:18 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: xzins; maggief; onyx; STARWISE

Maybe freepers can find a picture of the EMPTY stadium he needed (and paid for) because no other would be large enough to hold his “handful of supporters”?

Hint: BO has set the amount to pay thugs at sixty dollars, Willard.


22 posted on 02/25/2012 2:44:27 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: JohnBrowdie
Fire-people-12
23 posted on 02/25/2012 2:44:37 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: xzins

He’s not apologizing for his money - no one asked him to!! I want him to apologize for saying he’s a conservative and wasting our time and his attacks on Newt. Then he’s dismissed and can go climb a perfect tree.

Who gives a flip how much money he has - it can’t buy him what Newt has - Brilliance!


24 posted on 02/25/2012 2:46:06 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Krankor; muawiyah

And, yes, the dem party will use this against him.

“Medicare Fraud multi-millionaire Mitt Romney loves to flash his cash” is how the ad by the DNC will lead in.

And the UAW won’t care.


25 posted on 02/25/2012 2:46:06 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins
THIS MAN IS THE REPUBLICAN FRONT RUNNER

Have a nice day. :)
26 posted on 02/25/2012 2:47:10 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: xzins

Add to your list - I like to fire people and not worried about the poor.


27 posted on 02/25/2012 2:48:04 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: xzins

I hate Romney. But the attacks on him owning a couple of Caddys is ridiculous.

Meanwhile Obama appeared at the mega mansions of three leftwing billionaires for fundraisers with plates going for 40 grand per pop. Moochelle was skiing with the downtrodden in Aspen.

Please!... with the class warfare crap. That’s for the left.

The guy is tone deaf. But the idea that he’s out of touch for owning several cars is ridiculous. I own 5, two for my teen daughters to use. And I’m about as middle class as you can get.


28 posted on 02/25/2012 2:48:45 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: xzins

I understand the analogy, I just disagree. You see a douche that is successful, it drives you to be even more successful. If you don’t understand my argument that pro capitalist using capitalism as ammunition against someone is the very definition of an oxymoron, then I am both confused and disappointed.

“Capitalism good...ahh shit, you’re successful? Can’t have you representing capitalism... “

Seriously, that is a sound argument to you? There is a plethora of reasons to not like Romney, talking success is IMHO not one of them.


29 posted on 02/25/2012 2:49:19 PM PST by BloodAngel
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To: xzins
ROMNEY ANN, SHE'S THE BOSS
30 posted on 02/25/2012 2:49:19 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: BobP

PERFECT!


31 posted on 02/25/2012 2:50:01 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: BloodAngel
Maybe if conservatives didn’t use capitalism as ammunition against people the didn’t like, it would be easier to sell to people and defeat liberalism and socialism.

Okay, I'll play...

Photobucket

All one has to do is pick the day and the direction of the wind and Romney could be anything that anyone dislikes!

32 posted on 02/25/2012 2:50:21 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Bulls eye, PNSC.

These things WILL be used against him.

“Mitt, YOU have the right to remain silent. Anything you say CAN AND WILL be used AGAINST you” IN OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN!

He is a total, mincy-stepping DWEEB!

33 posted on 02/25/2012 2:50:52 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: EGPWS

Your picture totally addresses the crux of my argument- capitalist using capitalism against a capitalist.


34 posted on 02/25/2012 2:53:08 PM PST by BloodAngel
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To: BloodAngel

Give it up!! No one attacked him for making money!! You are TOO media driven.


35 posted on 02/25/2012 2:56:06 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Russ

Dole and Mccain were train wrecks, too. The Establishment wants a Republican Train Wreck.

Bastards.


36 posted on 02/25/2012 2:56:19 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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You’re not against him making money, only talking about making money? You can’t see but *disbelieving face*.


37 posted on 02/25/2012 2:58:11 PM PST by BloodAngel
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Here's a song for the occasion:

Cadillac Boogie--Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy

38 posted on 02/25/2012 2:58:16 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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He didn't say he had a Mercedes or a Lexus ~ this is for Michigan. They have plenty of other stuff to lay on him that don't involve American made automobiles.

UAW isn't as tone deaf as you imagine.

39 posted on 02/25/2012 2:58:28 PM PST by muawiyah
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Really. This guy is a souffle' waiting to collapse in the cold winds of the workaday world. Santorum has been hanged by his own lies about the Specter sellout, so better get with Newt now while there is still time.
40 posted on 02/25/2012 2:59:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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” I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs actually”

Mitt has forgotten to tell us what cars his five sons drive.
THAT will be make him president, for sure < /sarcasm>
He’s such a conceited b.....d.


41 posted on 02/25/2012 3:00:16 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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You don’t make sense, you must be a liberal just like Romney. No one is talking about him making money. You seems overly obsessed about money. You need a few bucks?


42 posted on 02/25/2012 3:03:07 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: FrankR

Rotflol!

You nailed it!


43 posted on 02/25/2012 3:03:07 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: BloodAngel
Caitalism is good and wealth is good too--but if you are running for president, you are expected to have the class not to flaunt it.

Shouldn't be that hard. If you are a normal person.

44 posted on 02/25/2012 3:03:26 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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Guess what--nobody cares who drives what. Making a point of it in Michigan is 8th grade-level pandering. Pathetic.
45 posted on 02/25/2012 3:06:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

That’s all he has is money. I’m glad he has it.

He can’t debate, just attack.

He can’t speak for sh!!, some impediment or something going on.

He lies like we breathe.

And when he isn’t attacking, he comes out with ‘perfectly sized trees’.

He is a mental midget.


46 posted on 02/25/2012 3:11:15 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: GeronL

Yep, it was Ford Field....49500 empty seats. Rotflmao!


47 posted on 02/25/2012 3:11:31 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

48 posted on 02/25/2012 3:11:31 PM PST by AnTiw1
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No-one is talking about his making money? This whole thread is talking about how he spends and “flaunts” his money fool. I don’t like Romney, I very much support Santorum. Difference between us is that my dislike of someone will not cause me to trample the basic tenants of Conservatism. You’re right, my liberalism caused me to first enlist and then keeps me reenlisting....good one guy.


49 posted on 02/25/2012 3:13:06 PM PST by BloodAngel
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The article link has a video. If you know anyone who can do screen captures, perhaps the cameras in the video show the empty stadium.


50 posted on 02/25/2012 3:13:40 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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