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Romney cancels Wisconsin visit due to storm
AP/Washington Examiner ^ | 10/29/12

Posted on 10/29/2012 10:13:01 AM PDT by markomalley

Republican Mitt Romney has canceled his planned appearance in the Milwaukee area due to Hurricane Sandy on the east coast.

Romney had planned to campaign in West Allis on Monday night. His decision to cancel came just hours after President Barack Obama canceled a planned Tuesday campaign trip to Green Bay so he could stay in Washington to monitor the storm.

Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho says Romney is canceling "out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 10/29/2012 10:13:01 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Ryan cancelled his Florida appearances too.


2 posted on 10/29/2012 10:15:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: markomalley

Romney doesn’t need to be there because Obama is pulling out.


3 posted on 10/29/2012 10:17:11 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: markomalley

anyone else remember when McCain stopped his campaign to fix the financial meltdown?


4 posted on 10/29/2012 10:18:05 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: markomalley

There a time and a season under heaven.

There’s a time for politicking and a time to stand by fellow Americans.

A disaster is something that shouldn’t be mixed up with politics.


5 posted on 10/29/2012 10:20:40 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: frogjerk

I think that Romney should still have come to the West Allis rally tonight even if Barry is pulling out of Wisconsin because the Romney campaign talked about stopping in Minnesota after appearing in Wisconsin tonight. The race is close in Minnesota (by Minnesota standards anyway) and a stop there might have been worth it.

Also, the last time a Republican suspended his campaign it didn’t work out so good. I just think these cancelled appearances are missed opportunities for Romney/Ryan. Barry is going to “play at being president” with this Sandy stuff and there is no way Romney/Ryan will enjoy the free media exposure Barry is getting from it so I think they should keep campaigning.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 10:25:02 AM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: NonValueAdded

Mistake. Missed opportunity to pass the hat, with an offer to match dollar-for-dollar, for the victims of this storm.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 10:28:58 AM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: NonValueAdded

Mistake. Missed opportunity to pass the hat, with an offer to match dollar-for-dollar, for the victims of this storm.


8 posted on 10/29/2012 10:29:34 AM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: MNDude
anyone else remember when McCain stopped his campaign to fix the financial meltdown?

McCain had a better chance of fixing the financial meltdown than Obama does of doing anything about Hurricane Sandy.


9 posted on 10/29/2012 10:30:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: markomalley

:: canceling “out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy.” ::

That’s just OMG! WTF? stupid.

Might as well have the headline read: “Romney to Wisconsin - You Aren’t As Important to me as the Beltway Constituency.”

Fly-over America loses again!


10 posted on 10/29/2012 10:30:34 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: markomalley

I don’t like this strategy. Especially in important WI.

The momentum was with Romney. By following Obama, the loser, he sits idly, while Obama gets to play president - which in itself is political.

Romney could still campaign, and offer prayers and request donations before each event.

Obama is the POTUS, not Romney.


11 posted on 10/29/2012 10:33:14 AM PDT by nhwingut (If you are concerned, you are not paying attention (or you are a troll). It will be a landslide.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Very disappointing. Will cause him to lose momentum and give Obama a free pass while Obama can appear to be Presidential. He should be in Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, etc raising Libya and campaigning. does he believe Obama is campaigning by this move?

One of the worst moves he could make. May cost us the election, Senate candidates also.


12 posted on 10/29/2012 10:34:37 AM PDT by georgiarat (Obama, providing incompetence since Day One!!)
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To: markomalley

This absolutely sucks. Obama gets to go on TV looking presidential, saying brilliant things like “We expect many downed trees and lots of water” (REALLY? NO!) And Romney has to suspend his freakin’ campaign? BIG mistake. Just hold the rally and MENTION the people in Sandy’s path!


13 posted on 10/29/2012 10:36:50 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

...smacks of McCain...


14 posted on 10/29/2012 10:37:39 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: markomalley

I would like to see Romney and Ryan on the ground in NJ and PA doing manual labor for the next week.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 10:40:56 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601
I would like to see Romney and Ryan on the ground in NJ and PA doing manual labor for the next week.

Remember when Ryan stopped at a St Vincent de Paul center?

16 posted on 10/29/2012 10:42:53 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: georgiarat

Air traffic is shut down in a large part of the country. Do you realize that? Where it isn’t shut down, the flights are being cancelled, anyway because of congestion and the fact that planes are grounded elsewhere.

My husband’s flight on the west coast was cancelled and he was forced to drive to Seattle to catch his connecting flight to Texas.


17 posted on 10/29/2012 10:43:26 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel; All

It’s important that the campaign pause today and tomorrow for the hurricane.

I see this as a good move, one that people will respect. Freepers will hate him for not going to WI, but there is a bigger issue right now.

He can go back later in the week with plenty of time to build momentum there before D-Day.

Optics matter people. That’s why he is using campaign buses for the relief effort etc. right now.

There has NEVER been a disaster like this so close to an election. We have to tread carefully to avoid Obama gaining in the polls.


18 posted on 10/29/2012 10:48:06 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: All
I don't get it but then again I have underestimated Romney throughout this entire campagne.

He seems to know what he is doing.

Perhaps it would be really bad form to be out campaigning when fellow Americans are getting hit with a nasty storm.
19 posted on 10/29/2012 10:49:48 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: markomalley; All

They only cancelled events this evening and tomorrow.

I they cancel on Wednesday, I may start to agree with you that this was a mistake.

But, this is the high part of the storm.

Obama was going to get press anyway and Romney would have gotten virtually zero coverage no matter how many stops he made today and tomorrow. Do you honestly think it would have been covered?

It’s all Sandy all the time right now.

But, at least by noon Wednesday, they should start resuming the campaign while pushing constantly for hurricane donations.


20 posted on 10/29/2012 10:51:26 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: j_k_l

Exactly my thoughts. I doubt he’s going to be sitting around idly. He’ll figure a way to make it work to his benefit.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 10:53:03 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri

One less group out traveling, one less plane in the air to manage. This is no big deal. At this stage, the only people seeing O look Presidential are the die-hard worshippers who are going to vote for him anyway. I think it’s a safe solution. It’s true it doesn’t put the campaign first,,sometimes that’s a good thing in a politician. It could be said that R/R have enough confidence in their position to see them through Mother Nature’s hissy fit. (did I just see a lightning bolt?)

Steady as she goes


22 posted on 10/29/2012 11:20:19 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: nhwingut

He could go to Minnesota.


23 posted on 10/29/2012 11:25:03 AM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: riri

It might be good to take a day or two of rest and reflection before the hectic last week.


24 posted on 10/29/2012 11:33:35 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: montag813

exactly
Just because obama has to be there as that is his job though he forgot that about Libya then Romney needs to do his job and thta is get out there and stop playing sissy.

I;m sick of the media running our campaign, they are using this storm to ignore Libya then make oabma look as if he cares and not once have I seen the father of a dead Seal get on any other network other than FOX.

Romney needs to get to WI, OH, IO and FL or even CO and mention this storm.


25 posted on 10/29/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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