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Romney makes impromptu stop at a school after kids wave, cheer outside
Twitchy ^ | October 8, 2012 | Twitchy

Posted on 10/08/2012 2:52:49 PM PDT by jennychase

Adorable pics: Romney makes impromptu stop at a school after kids wave, cheer outside


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney
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1 posted on 10/08/2012 2:52:58 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: jennychase

link

http://twitchy.com/2012/10/08/adorable-pics-romney-makes-impromptu-stop-at-a-school-after-kids-wave-cheer-outside/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter


2 posted on 10/08/2012 2:53:58 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: jennychase

Mitt’s Body Man

@dgjackson
Kids coming up to Gov and asking “Are you really Mitt Romney?” The kids are so excited.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 2:54:34 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: jennychase

Impromptu my foot..............


4 posted on 10/08/2012 2:54:34 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger

What inside information does your foot have?


5 posted on 10/08/2012 2:58:00 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: Red Badger

You should see a podiatrist for that.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 2:58:44 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: JaguarXKE

In politics there are no coincidences. If it was impromptu stopping, The Secret Service was having a cow..........


7 posted on 10/08/2012 2:59:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger
Impromptu my foot..............

Even if it wasn't impromptu, it still isn't as bad as Obama's "spontaneous" lunch with two veterans who he'd never met before but whom he already knew everything about and whose full biographies were posted on the White House website before he "met" them...
8 posted on 10/08/2012 3:00:13 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: verum ago

When things like this happen I’m equally skeptical of Left and Right. The handlers have to have full control over every situation. Secret Service does not like ‘surprises’..............


9 posted on 10/08/2012 3:02:29 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger

Red Badger,
I you read tweets , it was unplanned.

Mitt’s Body Man
@dgjackson
Kids from local elementary school are outside waving as our motorcade drives by.

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Maeve Reston @MaeveReston
So we passed an adorable line of kids waving at the motorcade outside a Va. school. Romney’s Motorcade has abruptly turned around.

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Ari Shapiro@Ari_Shapiro
The Romney motorcade passed an elementary school w dozens of waving kids...and is now making a u-turn. Presumably to go say hello.

8 Oct 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
Logan Foshie@lfoshie
AWW MT“@EmilyABC: Romney’s motorcade passes elementary school with kids cheering outside, we’ve made a u-turn so Romney can say hello”

8 Oct 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
Mitt Romney’s body man reports further.

Mitt’s Body Man
@dgjackson
Update: Gov just had motorcade turn around to go to the school to see the kids. Pictures coming shortly.
8 Oct 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

Mitt’s Body Man

@dgjackson
Kids coming up to Gov and asking “Are you really Mitt Romney?” The kids are so excited.
8 Oct 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
Adorable! More on-scene reports and photos come in.

Maeve Reston @MaeveReston
In a scene out of some kind of hollywood movie, the adorable children are now running across the school yard to meet Romney

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Mitt’s Body Man

@dgjackson
Gov and @GovernorVA saying hello to students at Fairfield Elementary in Virginia. Kids racing across yard to meet Gov. pic.twitter.com/gMCjFJsw


10 posted on 10/08/2012 3:02:50 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: jennychase

11 posted on 10/08/2012 3:03:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Red Badger

Grumpy lives.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 3:03:22 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: verum ago
I believe it was probably impromptu.

Even if not, this is smart PR.

13 posted on 10/08/2012 3:03:45 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Red Badger

In this case it sounds like it was unplanned. The motorcade did a u-turn to go back to greet the kids. Yeah, sometimes impromptu things happen, even in modern campaigns.


14 posted on 10/08/2012 3:04:43 PM PDT by GnL
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To: riri

The kids loved it and that’s what really matters despite what some grumpy people think.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 3:05:09 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: jennychase
Obama better break out his MMM MMM MMM kids again.
16 posted on 10/08/2012 3:05:44 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am AttackWatch parolee #1,237. I am breaking my parole once more.)
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To: Red Badger
Impromptu my foot..............

Your foot is much too cynical.

17 posted on 10/08/2012 3:06:53 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Shqipo

One of the comments —

Barry will make an “impromptu” stop at a medical marijuana dispensary, in a nostalgic nod to his own school days in Hawaii.


18 posted on 10/08/2012 3:08:16 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: Red Badger

Don’t be so jaded FRiend.
Not everything is choreographed like 0 does.
This appears genuinely spontaneous


19 posted on 10/08/2012 3:08:16 PM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Kirkwood

Agreed. Maybe I am easily manipulated (probably so) but this guy’s growing on me.


20 posted on 10/08/2012 3:08:52 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: jennychase

How nice...and he stayed until the very last kid. Zero would be itchin’ to leave before then, because this event was clearly about the kids.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 3:09:52 PM PDT by mancini
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To: jennychase

How did those kids know a motorcade was to pass by? Or where they outside at playtime and the motorcade happened by. In either case it was nice they got to meet someone running for president. It will something they’ll remember for years to come.


22 posted on 10/08/2012 3:13:38 PM PDT by deport
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To: jennychase

He should have a big supply of Romney/Ryan tee shirts aboard, and stop at lots of schools.

Let the freedom of speech progressive teachers deal with it.


23 posted on 10/08/2012 3:14:36 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: jennychase
Wow, thanks. Those kids will be Republicans for life now.

Those kids are to young to know what is going on, so if they knew who Mitt Romney was, it is because their parents talk about him at home. That is the good news here.

24 posted on 10/08/2012 3:17:21 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: deport

I am guessing that his speaking engagement was nearby. The school administrators probably guessed the time that the motorcade would pass by and allowed the children to watch it. I do miss Virginia schools.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 3:21:14 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: jennychase

The roll may have legs.

This is like things were once and what seems like a long time ago.


26 posted on 10/08/2012 3:36:34 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: petitfour

JMO. It was most likely a planned pass by. He was at VMI earlier and that’s some 25 miles away from the elementary school Fairfield and off the Interstate on a side road which was a US hwy. I think the turn around was spontaneous and it was great from the children to have the opp.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 3:41:01 PM PDT by deport
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To: jennychase

I’m sure the campaign trail can be a drag at times, but this looks like a fun little interlude


28 posted on 10/08/2012 3:42:15 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: jennychase

I don’t think the kids would have been as excited if the parents were speaking negatively of Romney at home.

The whole affair is Positive, imo


29 posted on 10/08/2012 3:47:59 PM PDT by bunster
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30 posted on 10/08/2012 4:08:55 PM PDT by randita
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To: verum ago

Did he have the SS confiscate their sporks? Doubt it!


31 posted on 10/08/2012 4:09:41 PM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: arasina

I am pretty much cynical-ed out after 4 years of the fraud in the WH.

Sometimes, I believe that Romney can be a good deal like Reagan. Reagan wasn’t “REAGAN” until he got that job.

I loved seeing the pics of the kids. Romney seems like a genuine, decent guy.

Our country is officially finished if he doesn’t win. Frightening and sad.


32 posted on 10/08/2012 4:20:31 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: deport

I know they will remember it forever! in the Fall of 1952 I was able to see the train that had Eisenhower on it in downtown Royal Oak, MI.He was at the back of the train and waving to us. To this day I remember seeing him! We had a mock election at my school and I voted for him when almost everyone else voted for his opponent.
That is an experience a kid never forgets!


33 posted on 10/08/2012 4:26:56 PM PDT by MissP-38
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To: jennychase

The kids will realize on November 7th. that they met the future President today.


34 posted on 10/08/2012 4:32:59 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: jennychase

Peter Robinson recounts this about Ronald Reagan in his book How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life:

The incident I always considered the best illustration of Reagan’s regard for ordinary individuals took place in a North Carolina parking lot. “It was during the 1976 primary fight,” says Dana Rohrabacher, who then worked on the Reagan campaign as an assistant press secretary. “We were getting ready for a rally in this gigantic parking lot at a shopping mall. I was in the staging area behind the podium, and a lady called me over to the side and said, ‘I’ve got a group of blind kids here. Since they can’t see him, I was wondering if you could have Governor Reagan come over and tell them hello.’”

Dana passed the request on to Mike Deaver, and Reagan, who was standing nearby, overheard. “He said he’d do it, but he didn’t want any photographers,” Dana explains. “Can you imagine that? He was in the middle of a presidential campaign, and the press would have gone wild for a photo of him with a group of blind kids. But Reagan wanted this to be between him and the kids.”

“Deaver came up with a plan. When the speech ended, Deaver told Dana, he’d begin walking Reagan back to the campaign bus. Concluding that the candidate was about to leave for the next event, all the reporters and photographers would hurry back to their own buses. And then, when the press had cleared out, Deaver would double back with Reagan, returning the candidate to the area behind the podium, where Reagan would meet the blind children.

“It worked,” Dana says. “The press guys all went back to their buses, and I brought the lady with the blind kids back behind the podium. There were six or seven kids, real sweet little kids about eight or nine or ten years old. Since there was a lot of background noise, Reagan bent down, close to the kids, to talk to them. But somehow I could see him thinking that that wasn’t enough. So after the kids had asked him a couple of questions, he said, ‘Well, now I have a question for you. Would you like to touch my face so you can get a better understanding of how I look?’ The kids all smiled and said yes, so Reagan just leaned over into them, and one by one these little kids began moving their fingers over his face to see what he looked like.

“The only picture of that scene is the picture in my mind,” Dana says. “But I can still see those kids, touching Ronald Reagan’s face and smiling these really big smiles.”


35 posted on 10/08/2012 4:35:28 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: jennychase
Remember how Obama needed his teleprompter to meet with 5th graders.
36 posted on 10/08/2012 4:37:55 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: jennychase

I like this. Very, very much.


37 posted on 10/08/2012 4:50:44 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Red Badger
When things like this happen I’m equally skeptical of Left and Right

As am I but learning the motorcade made a U-turn tells me it was not planned.

38 posted on 10/08/2012 5:21:59 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: rawhide

Thanks for sharing that touching story. I am fighting back tears. Reminds me of GWB visiting soldiers without the press scrutinizing his every move.


39 posted on 10/08/2012 5:27:12 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: nutmeg

Ping. Please also read #35.


40 posted on 10/08/2012 5:29:04 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: Red Badger
If it was impromptu stopping, The Secret Service was having a cow..........

I would imagine it's not too stressful for the SS. If it's an unplanned stop, it's not possible that there is a coordinated attack awaiting them.

And a bunch of lady schoolteachers and elementary school kids are unlikely to have an armed nutjob lurking about who will finally have his dream of a spontaneous assassination opportunity present itself.

41 posted on 10/08/2012 5:43:26 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Churchillspirit

I’ve been very hesitant to say that Romney will win, however, since the debate and seeing and hearing the wonderful person that Romney is - I concur with your statement.


42 posted on 10/08/2012 6:44:43 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Red Badger

Your guessing. I have a friend who used to work in the WH under Bush #1. These kinds of things don’t happen often, but they do happen. If it was a staged event at a school full of teachers and they are selling it as impromptu, how long do you suppose it would last before the truth go out? I mean seriously - if it was staged and they are lying about it, it will take 10 minutes for that fact to get out. The Romney team isn’t that stupid.


43 posted on 10/08/2012 6:47:02 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: Red Badger

You gotta lighten up Badger. Sometimes what you see is all there is. Romney is a good and decent man no matter what else he is.


44 posted on 10/08/2012 6:53:40 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (d)
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To: deport

Fairfield is not far from Virginia Military Institute, where the governor spoke. People knew he would be in the area, so it stands to reason the kids were on the lookout.

How cool for those kids.


45 posted on 10/08/2012 7:50:32 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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