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'Dirty Jobs' Star [Mike Rowe] Rolls Up Sleeves for Romney Campaign
Breitbart ^

Posted on 09/25/2012 6:28:31 PM PDT by Perdogg

Mitt Romney is getting a little help from a reality show star whose gig aligns perfectly with the candidate's prime directive.

It's all about the jobs, or the lack thereof in the Age of Obama.

Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" fame will campaign with the GOP presidential hopeful starting tomorrow in the crucial state of Ohio.

The Discovery Channel personality and Ford Motor Co. pitchman will offer his support Wednesday to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a public event in Bedford Heights.

Romney's campaign announced the Rowe endorsement late Monday when confirming Romney's Cleveland-area itinerary for the final day of a two-day bus tour through battleground Ohio.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: mikerowe
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1 posted on 09/25/2012 6:28:36 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: TonyInOhio; LS; Ravi

ping


2 posted on 09/25/2012 6:29:31 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I always liked Mike Rowe and now I like him even more.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 6:29:39 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Ditto!


4 posted on 09/25/2012 6:30:40 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Perdogg

Welcome aboard Mr. Rowe!


5 posted on 09/25/2012 6:31:30 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Perdogg

VERY wise move but Mitt really has to listen to the guy and show it.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 6:31:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: stayathomemom

And Mike can really sing - heard him do the “Star Spangled Banner” before a baseball game - Just WOW - what a man...


7 posted on 09/25/2012 6:36:51 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Perdogg

Rowe’s a great guy; has always had that “yeah I’m a star but to hell with that; I’m a regular guy” air about him. Ladies love him.....in the extreme. Guys feel he’s the type they’d share a beer with.

Maybe some of that can rub off on Romney (God bless ‘im; he needs that).


8 posted on 09/25/2012 6:37:24 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Perdogg

What Mike Rowe has to offer is solid common sense. Great video of Rowe talking about his realization that the smart people aren’t always so smart and very often they just get in the way of what needs to be done.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2650612/posts

Pay attention Mitt, this guy can connect with the blue collar guy in a way that few politicians can.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Perdogg

I like Mike.


10 posted on 09/25/2012 6:38:27 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Perdogg

Rowe isn’t afraid to work, get his hands dirty, put in a full day.

Good man, great spokesman.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 6:38:34 PM PDT by glock rocks (Hey... shut the damn barn! Were you raised in a... um, wait...)
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To: Perdogg

All I can say is holy crap.

I pegged him for the “in-crowd”.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 6:39:00 PM PDT by KStorm (Just a normal guy, tryin' to catch a train.)
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To: Sioux-san

He actually used to be an opera singer.


13 posted on 09/25/2012 6:39:58 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Perdogg

14 posted on 09/25/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT by drewh
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To: driftdiver

I like the fact that Rowe wants to restore blue collar jobs to their rightful place of honor and college isn’t for everybody.


15 posted on 09/25/2012 6:41:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sioux-san

same here!


16 posted on 09/25/2012 6:41:50 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Perdogg

There go the Ford commercials.


17 posted on 09/25/2012 6:43:23 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Perdogg

Mike Rowe for Sec of Education...with the mandate to dismantle the department and turn functions back over to the states within 3 years.

Then move him to Sec of Labor.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 6:45:06 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: cripplecreek
I agree. There is plenty of room and necessity in this country for good, honest, labor related jobs. This obsession with the idea that everyone should go to college is BS.

I have a college degree and am seriously advising my children to look long and hard at a career in Plumbing, Electric, or a good technical trade. They are generally good paying jobs with security.

19 posted on 09/25/2012 6:45:22 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: BwanaNdege

Mike Rowe for Sec of Education...with the mandate to dismantle the department and turn functions back over to the states within 3 years.

Then move him to Sec of Labor........

Where he can do the same thing!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 09/25/2012 6:46:20 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: OKSooner

Maybe since they avoided Government Motors type bailout money, they can resist any pressure to get rid of him.


21 posted on 09/25/2012 6:46:20 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: RightOnline

Ladies love him.....in the extreme.


Well yeah...in the extreme about covers how I feel about Rowe. And I would be very happy to share an Alaskan Amber w/ him.

Boy Howdy!


22 posted on 09/25/2012 6:47:52 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
I agree. There is plenty of room and necessity in this country for good, honest, labor related jobs. This obsession with the idea that everyone should go to college is BS.

That's what Rowe tried to hammer into Obama's thick skull. Shovel ready jobs don't mean squat if you don't have guys who can make shovels, let alone know how to use them.
23 posted on 09/25/2012 6:48:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: OKSooner

Maybe not- remember, Ford isn’t a wholly owned subsidiary of the US government- unlike GM.


24 posted on 09/25/2012 6:50:45 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Perdogg

I gotta go see this, Mike rocks! Anyone who doesn`t have to but will do DA patrols is one hell of a guy!


25 posted on 09/25/2012 6:51:36 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Perdogg

Baltimore boy does right.


26 posted on 09/25/2012 6:53:30 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: nomad

Mike Rowe ate deep fried leeches in Minnesota.


27 posted on 09/25/2012 6:54:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Bttt


28 posted on 09/25/2012 6:55:43 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Perdogg

I bet he gets an ear full about the general state of things from the small business folks he deals with on his job. I hope he gets along with Discovery channel and Ford after this.

I found this, the letter he sent to Romney and the one he sent to Obama four years ago, which I take it Obama never replied to, maybe Romney did.

http://www.mikeroweworks.com/2012/09/the-first-four-years-are-the-hardest/

“PS. In the interest of full disclosure I should mention that I wrote a similar letter to President Obama. Of course, that was four years ago, and since I never heard back, I believe proper etiquette allows me to extend the same offer to you now. I figure if I post it here, the odds are better that someone you know might send it along to your attention.”

Freegards


29 posted on 09/25/2012 6:56:14 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

Bkmk


30 posted on 09/25/2012 6:59:16 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Perdogg

Surprised about Mike Rowe, but glad he has some sense about what’s wrong with the current D.C. situation.


31 posted on 09/25/2012 6:59:16 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: RightOnline

Rowe’s a regular guy and Obama’s an ultra-Marxist....

You’re help is greatly appreciated Mike.


32 posted on 09/25/2012 7:01:08 PM PDT by Bullish (Barry's not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
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To: cripplecreek

Not just that, but there isn’t anything wrong with at least working some sort of blue collar work while you are in the process of trying to get a better job. I worked retail, and also self-employed at landscaping between the time I graduated from college and when I actually landed a real job.


33 posted on 09/25/2012 7:01:18 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: cripplecreek
And he pulled DAs (dead animals) off the roads of District 4, Medina County ODOT`s routes. I know a guy who worked at an ODOT outpost and routinely disposed of animal carcases. DA patrol is DEFINITELY a DIRTY JOB! They refer to them as “creepy crawlies” during the warm months.
34 posted on 09/25/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Perdogg

Did the cast of Deadliest Catch get to Rowe?
I can’t imagine too many liberals in that crowd.

Seriously, Rowe comes across as a real regular
guy with an excellent sense of humor. He may
be of more help to Romney than the Hollywimp
crowd is to the poser in chief.


35 posted on 09/25/2012 7:08:51 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: nomad

He climbed all over and inside the Mackinaw bridge and then crawled around the bowels of the Soo Locks.


36 posted on 09/25/2012 7:12:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: All

I can hear the party invitations with his name on them being ripped up.


37 posted on 09/25/2012 7:15:25 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: drewh

OMG! Hawty-hawwwwtnessssss!

*whew*


38 posted on 09/25/2012 7:15:50 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: nomad

He bit off lamb testicles.


39 posted on 09/25/2012 7:16:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: conservaKate

Well yeah...in the extreme about covers how I feel about Rowe. And I would be very happy to share an Alaskan Amber w/ him.

Boy Howdy!
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Hey, I saw him first. *cat fight*

j/k *chuckle*

Isn’t it refreshing, tho, to see REAL MEN on TV, once in a while, who aren’t pussified, socially engineered, beta males? Breath of fresh air!


40 posted on 09/25/2012 7:19:28 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Morpheus2009
I'm stunned about this, but, welcome aboard Mr. Rowe. Your career will suffer, but you're a good man.

Always figured him for a dem, but what do I know?

41 posted on 09/25/2012 7:30:10 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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To: SE Mom

That and maybe he has a long binding contract that he’ll get paid anyways if Ford chickens out. They do chicken out and they’re on the same list as Chevy in my family.


42 posted on 09/25/2012 7:36:18 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Sioux-san

Believe it or not, Rowe began his show business career as an opera singer, and moved into TV a few years later.


43 posted on 09/25/2012 7:36:24 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: RightOnline

As long as washes his hands first!


44 posted on 09/25/2012 7:37:48 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: ExNewsExSpook

I believe it - I just googled him to find out more. Mike was an Eagle Scout, not married, and lives in SanFrancisco. hmmm... how does he stand that place?


45 posted on 09/25/2012 7:39:57 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: cripplecreek

“He bit off lamb testicles.”
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Cripple, thank you for the visual! ;-) Ouch!


46 posted on 09/25/2012 7:40:53 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Perdogg

Good for Mike Rowe. A career ender, but good for him.


47 posted on 09/25/2012 7:49:23 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Sioux-san

All the better. Living in San Francisco and writing this is proof of conviction, no matter any other circumstances.

Welcome aboard.


48 posted on 09/25/2012 8:01:06 PM PDT by Quanah
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To: Sioux-san

Me too. I love this guy. No job too dirty for him.

This one is going to get dirty, I hope he has some cash saved up, he probably won’t get much work after the Obama Kool aid drinking Hollywooders finish with him.


49 posted on 09/25/2012 8:01:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Perdogg

Good for him. My kids will be thrilled. They love his show. I’m not that surprised, though. Dirty Jobs always seemed like a conservative show to me.


50 posted on 09/25/2012 8:03:32 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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