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Romney/Ryan Event Cancelled

Posted on 09/16/2012 11:57:45 AM PDT by flyingx

Romney/Ryan Pueblo, Colorado Rally Cancelled


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2012romneyryan; pueblo; vanity
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The event scheduled for today has been cancelled due to an 'incident' at the Pueblo airport. Does anyone have information about the incident?
1 posted on 09/16/2012 11:57:47 AM PDT by flyingx
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To: flyingx

Romney posted on Facebook that prayers go out to the family of the people who died in the plane crash. Don’t know what its about.


2 posted on 09/16/2012 11:59:36 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: flyingx

Plane crash

http://www.koaa.com/home/


3 posted on 09/16/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: flyingx

I wonder if Nancy Pelosi knows what happened. She declared Obama victor of this election already - she seems to have special knowledge... /s


4 posted on 09/16/2012 12:01:14 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: flyingx

Mitt Romney
about an hour ago

Ann and I were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic plane crash in Pueblo, Colorado. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of the victim of this terrible accident. We keep them in our prayers.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 12:02:23 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: flyingx

What’s with this trend of canceling events due to other incidents? Political correctness run amok. This shows weakness, not strength. So much for ‘the show must go on’.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 12:04:03 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

No it shows compassion. And compassion is not a weakness.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 12:05:44 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Obama would have done the fundraiser, had the coffins in front of him, and called it a “tough day”,


8 posted on 09/16/2012 12:08:03 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Yeah, wow, next thing you know, the Iranians will sink a carrier and Romney will "suspend" his campaign.

You heard it here first . . .

9 posted on 09/16/2012 12:08:03 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: GreatRoad

“I wonder if Nancy Pelosi knows what happened. She declared Obama victor of this election already”

I remember her declaring she’d still be the speaker back in 2010. How did that work out for you Nancy?


10 posted on 09/16/2012 12:09:20 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

didn’t see much on the news site. crashed at 0830. could be the airport was closed to investigate and that would have mucked up the travel plans and timeline for today.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 12:10:29 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: flyingx

Pueblo is a Dem stronghold, one of three or four in CO.


12 posted on 09/16/2012 12:12:37 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Wasn’t the event actually at or near the airport? Runway closures from the crash PLUS a presidential candidate’s security crew needs and the crush of (hostile!) press and media probably dictated this decision.

Oldplayer


13 posted on 09/16/2012 12:14:45 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Not! He is in no panic. I think this shows confidence and control. If “ the show must go on” took place, the hyena media would have attacked.

Romney/Ryan....The next President....get used to saying it!


14 posted on 09/16/2012 12:15:10 PM PDT by Texas4ever
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To: Sacajaweau

That’s a female’s perspective. Unfortunately, the female perspective guides today’s political decisions. You can have compassion AND hold an event. The notion that a political rally AND a plane crash are somehow linked is ludicrous. They’re not. You start the rally with a prayer for the victims and be done with it! This was an ACCIDENT not a terror attack on America. Sheesh!


15 posted on 09/16/2012 12:15:43 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: flyingx

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/romney-cancels-campaign-appearance-due-to-plane-crash-at-event-site/

“Due to a plane crash involving a small aircraft at the Pueblo airport that is under investigation we are no longer going to Pueblo. We do not want to interfere with the investigation or any emergency response efforts,” said campaign spokesman Rick Gorka, just hours before the Romney charter was set to take off for Colorado from Massachusetts.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 12:19:58 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Viennacon

Fundraiser? He’d have searched the dead for loose change.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 12:20:26 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
What’s with this trend of canceling events due to other incidents?

Maybe they couldn't land at the airport due to FAA investigation.

18 posted on 09/16/2012 12:20:43 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: flyingx

Expect the media to report Team Romney is pulling out of CO.


19 posted on 09/16/2012 12:21:58 PM PDT by GR_Jr. ("On Nov.6 I guess I will swallow that bitter pill called Mitt Romney...only to stop 0bama")
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
I thought this too, but then realized that the Romney plane hadn't yet taken off.

It looks like Romney didn't want the airport to have to devote the vehicles to the Romney plane when they're smack in the middle of an emergency.

Probably a small airport.

20 posted on 09/16/2012 12:25:00 PM PDT by what's up
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Apparently it’s not a female perspective...Romney & Ryan are very much males.


21 posted on 09/16/2012 12:26:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

No it shows compassion. And compassion is not a weakness.


I agree with you.


22 posted on 09/16/2012 12:28:25 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: flyingx

Yahoo has a “news story” and of course it’s Romney bashing time on the comments. I got sickened by them. Some wishing Romney was on the plane or it was his plane that crashed. (blah, blah, blah, same racist, bigoted comments that many Obots use)


23 posted on 09/16/2012 12:28:30 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: oldplayer

The event was scheduled at an aircraft museum just a couple of blocks from the airport.


24 posted on 09/16/2012 12:29:29 PM PDT by flyingx (Woodrow F. Call for President - "Newt, git yer rope.")
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

You should considerer that the police will be tied up and that would put a strain on the resources of the area.... Besides the local media will be tired up also with the crash news and the rally wouldn’t have gotten much coverage anyways, so they aren’t losing much campaign face time really....


25 posted on 09/16/2012 12:31:37 PM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: flyingx

No matter what Romney does, he’s screwed by the MSM...if he makes a comment, they destroy him and if doesn’t make a comment they screw him twice. What in the hell can be done to overcome this? There is no help from the Republicans..Brit Hume (I think he’s an overblown idiot) couldn’t bring himself to totally support Romney in his comment after the embassy attack. I am so sick of this!!!


26 posted on 09/16/2012 12:33:05 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Sacajaweau
"compassion is not a weakness"

Just leads to enslavement and death.. that's all.


27 posted on 09/16/2012 12:34:17 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Sacajaweau

umm.. there is someone kill in a car accident every few minutes in the US

should they cancel all events from now on??


28 posted on 09/16/2012 12:37:59 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

There was a partial closure of the airport. It’s not unusual during a crash investigation.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-colorado-plane-crash-romney-20120916,0,296762.story


29 posted on 09/16/2012 12:39:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

An experimental, home-built airplane crashed as it was attempting to land at Pueblo Memorial Airport around 9 a.m. Sunday, according to Mark Lovin, airport director.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the wreckage. “We don’t know when we will be able to reopen our runways,” Lovin said.

One 4,000 foot long runway remains in operation but it is too small to accommodate the McDonnell Douglas MD-80, commercial jet carrying Romney, Lovin said.

http://www.denverpost.com/nationalpolitics/ci_21557046/plane-crash-at-pueblo-airport-cancels-romney-campaign


31 posted on 09/16/2012 12:44:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Three children were killed in this crash and that is what makes it different.

LLS


32 posted on 09/16/2012 12:50:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

This is reminiscent of McCain suspending his campaign to go back to DC to “solve” the budget crisis or whatever. Zogby says that Romney’s campaign is worse than McCain’s in ‘08. God, help us, please!


33 posted on 09/16/2012 12:52:13 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Arthurio

That makes sense to me....good call on Romney’s part.


34 posted on 09/16/2012 12:54:26 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: sten

Good God...the rally was going to take place in the same place the crash was held.

Yes, he did the right thing in not going on with the cheers and celebrations....with human remains and an FAA investigation going on right there.


35 posted on 09/16/2012 12:56:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Texas4ever

And not one word about BO partying it up in Vegas on the day four Americans were killed with the Ambassador being tortured.

Not.

One.

Word.


36 posted on 09/16/2012 12:58:01 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Can’t have a large event and an investigation going on at same time. I have been to a Romney/Ryan event and their is so much security and organization involved that it would be chaos to do. Besides, in this respect the show should not go on. Get a grip George.


37 posted on 09/16/2012 12:58:06 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: barmag25

You’re kidding me? a one man plane crash is all it takes to stop a campaign from campaigning... don’t you just say during your campaign event that you were notified of a plane crash and to please ask the audience to pray for the family involved? Things like this happen every day all day long... they’d better get on top of their campaigning, because Obummer is winning this thing as we read...


38 posted on 09/16/2012 12:58:50 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: bravo whiskey

I too wonder if the airport is not closed per se that Romney not coming will allow investigators to get on with their jobs more easily.


39 posted on 09/16/2012 1:01:26 PM PDT by JLS
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To: DoughtyOne; LibLieSlayer
An experimental, home-built airplane crashed

Three children were killed in this crash

Wait a minute something doesn't add up. What were 3 children doing on an experimental home built airplane?

40 posted on 09/16/2012 1:02:50 PM PDT by Kudsman (Restore the Republic, repeal the 17th.)
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To: izzatzo

“Zogby says that Romney’s campaign is worse than McCain’s in ‘08. “

Zogby is the worst pollster in the nation! He had Kerry winning 350+ electoral votes in 2004 and 0bama winning with near 60% of the vote in 2008.


41 posted on 09/16/2012 1:03:09 PM PDT by GR_Jr. ("On Nov.6 I guess I will swallow that bitter pill called Mitt Romney...only to stop 0bama")
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To: Arthurio
Good decision....sympathetic and practical.
42 posted on 09/16/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: izzatzo
This is reminiscent of McCain suspending his campaign to go back to DC to “solve” the budget crisis or whatever. Zogby says that Romney’s campaign is worse than McCain’s in ‘08. God, help us, please!

Cut it out.

43 posted on 09/16/2012 1:19:46 PM PDT by Hero
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To: GR_Jr.

You got that right, Gr_Jr.

Zogby is not a credible source.


44 posted on 09/16/2012 1:34:01 PM PDT by Hero
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To: SoFloFreeper

was it physically in te same location?

what are the odds a plane would crash into the meeting site?


45 posted on 09/16/2012 1:45:02 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Kudsman
I don't know what type of plane was involved in this incident, but a 2006 Lancair Propjet is a 4 seat experimental, home-built with a service ceiling of 30,000 ft. and a cruise speed of over 350mph. This plane has a 840hp GARRETT TPE-331-2-201A SUPER Turboprop power-plant. This used example is currently listed on Trade-a-Plane for $500,000. The government and lawyers have created so many obstacles to bringing new aircraft to market that the most advanced general aviation planes on the market tend to be “experimental” homebuilts.

Smiley face

46 posted on 09/16/2012 1:57:37 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The airport was CLOSED...
Pueblo isn’t exactly surrounded by runways that can handle an aircraft that large.


47 posted on 09/16/2012 2:22:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: fireman15

Thx for clearing that up.


48 posted on 09/16/2012 2:25:07 PM PDT by Kudsman (Restore the Republic, repeal the 17th.)
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To: HollyB

Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer identified the man killed in a  plane crash this morning as George V. McHenry, Jr., 68, of Pueblo.  


49 posted on 09/16/2012 2:39:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kudsman; LibLieSlayer

I’m not sure this reporter has his terms exactly right here.

Building your own aircraft may translate to experimental to this reporter.

I’m relatively sure the owner of the aircraft wouldn’t have taken kids on board something he didn’t think was safe.

We’ll have to see what the facts are as this sifts out.


50 posted on 09/16/2012 3:42:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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