Skip to comments.Romney and Ryan announce 'storm relief' efforts for Tuesday
Posted on 10/29/2012 11:25:04 PM PDT by Anti-Hillary
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan scheduled "storm relief" events Tuesday after previously canceling planned campaign rallies.
Romney will attend an event in Kettering, Ohio, Tuesday morning with race car driver Richard Petty and country music artist Randy Owen. He had previously scheduled a campaign rally at the same site with Petty, Owen, and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday afternoon, but later scrapped the campaign events out of deference to those in the path of Hurricane Sandy.
The Romney campaign did not advise what the event would entail, but a Republican source indicated attendees would be asked to bring disaster relief supplies to the event, and that Romney might give brief remarks.
Ryan, who was originally scheduled to campaign Tuesday in Colorado, instead returned home to Wisconsin on Monday night. On Tuesday afternoon, Ryan will drop by a Romney campaign office in La Crosse, where he will thank volunteers gathering or donating items for storm release efforts. Later in the evening, Ryan is scheduled to stop at another campaign office in Hudson, again thanking supporters.
Romney's wife, Ann, will also be visiting a trio of campaign offices in Iowa on Tuesday for storm relief collection efforts. The aspiring first lady will then begin campaigning again with a rally in Des Moines planned for Tuesday evening; neither her husband nor Ryan is expected back on the campaign trail until Wednesday.
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I’ll vote for whomever can get us some generators..
Mrs. RQSR works for a Mormon owned company for past 35 years. I had just sent her a copy of the excerpt, and wondering to her in the email as to whether the principal would be involving himself in this effort with Romney, and company.
There is no doubt in my mind that he quietly will be very involved.
“What an incredible pivot! Yes, we are canceling the campaign event with Petty, Owen, and McCain. In its stead at the same location we are holding a relief effort with Petty, Owen, and McCain. LOL!”
In politics perception is everything. Mr. Romney cannot appear to be the heartless campainer while Mr. Obama gets to play POTUS. The perception will affect voters.
And the Obamaphone "folks" will totally fall for it!
Benghazi Barry’s ‘humanitarian response’ will be to delay the election nationwide. Because it’s a national crisis, don’t you know?
I thought Christie was unnecessarily rude to the FNC hosts about Romney. He was trying to come off as concerned for his city but one doesn't have to be rude to do that.
Does McCain ever sleep?
Meanwhile... “Obama Camp Asks People To Do Election Phone Banks While Hurricane Sandy Hits”:
“The Obama campaign sent out emails Sunday encouraging its volunteers to “phonebank” from Annapolis, Maryland on Monday at 5:30 PM.
The worst part of Hurricane Sandy is supposed to be hitting the region around that time.”
Very good move. We The People will not have their hands out begging Obama for help.
We The People will be helping each other and saying goodbye to trickle down government.
You can’t postpone it.
Impacted states could find ways to accommodate voters...printed ballots or something....but you have to have the election.
That’s why they are going to be having poll sites as top-priority power restoration locations.
I would be fine with opening up absentee balloting a bit in the impacted states as well, even if that hurts us a little.
But, I do not believe you can legally postpone the election. It’s in the U.S. Code as that day and that’s it.
It’s not hard to fix. As long as county governments have more available generators than there are polling places, no one will have any cause for complaint when the election takes place as planned Nov. 6. It’s a week from now.
If Obama really cared about the victims of the hurricane he would stay home and let Romney/Ryan do all the campaign speeches. Romney/Ryan have shown that they can attract much bigger crowds from which can collect much more money for relief aid.
And I was thinking the whole time... Thank God we don't believe, as President Obama believes, that we should all hate each other and despise each other simply because we are in different tax brackets and economic situations. His message doesn't sell in our neighborhood!
Same thing here after Hurricane Ike (2008) in Houston. After surveying the damage, I grabbed my chainsaw, accessories, and started helping neighbors clear trees. (We were lucky, the only tree down was in the back yard, and while it did damage a corner of my back porch, it was not something that needed immediate attention.
Great story! Glad it turned out okay for you.
Kudos to you! Among your many accomplishments, you now count “logging” as a bnullet point!
Thats the way to git ‘er done!
I’m in Gatineau Quebec, and we just experienced pretty high winds. I was out at 6:30 this morning taking out the garbage (I didn’t want to leave it out overnight so stuff would go flying all over the place). My neighbor across the street was out with his chain saw, removing downed trees. He said hi and good morning; I offered to help but he smiled and said he was pretty much done.
I had a huge smile on my face and have been in a great mood since. People pitching in for each other is really uplifting; adverse events can bring out the best in people.
Or sometimes not, as we saw with Katrina.
My prayers are with all those affected.