Skip to comments.Can Mitt Romney Save Hostess?
Posted on 11/19/2012 1:19:44 PM PST by drewh
Could Mitt Romney save Hostess?
Like him or not, if you have ever shopped at a Staples and/or Sports Authority, you have Mitt Romney and his Bain Capital buddies to thank. And now that Mr. Romney is not running well anything, maybe he can shift his energy towards an endeavor greater than saving the nation from the looming fiscal cliff and rescue my favorite cakes from extinction.
Sure President Obama may have saved the auto-industry, but bring back Ho Hos, Sno-Balls and Wonder Bread and Virginia, Minnesota & Michigan become easy wins in the next presidential election. Wanna big wins in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in 2016? Save Hostess and butter statues of Mr. Romney would be erected from across the American Plains.
Lets face it. State Fairs without Deep Fried Twinkies are simply un-American!
We need someone dedicated to making America American again and give us back us back our preservative-filled, plastic-wrapped cupcakes. We need Mitt Romney!
Mr. Romney, were sorry for not electing you as President. But maybe the old adage is true: When a door closes, God opens a window. Heres your chance to serve the greater good.
Mr. Romney, please continue your public service. More than ever, our nation needs you.
Mitt Romney, please save Hostess!
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Did somebody say "Save a Hostess???"
Mitt has caused enough damage to America with his losing the election. I would rather he go on an extended vacation to one of the many islands he owns. Maybe he can start counting his dollars one by one. That should keep him busy for years to come. We seriously need to take Mitt Romney our of our vocabulary and completely stop talking about him on Free Republic. Since when do we waste our time talking about a liberal????
Democrat run private equity helped wreck it and Republican run private equity may bring it back.
My guess is only the brand names will survive, being produced in facilities that already make similar products.
Bill is a big stakeholder in BIMBO Bakeries I bet
HA! No doubt.
Call Herman Cain!
He knows business inside and out!
save the seals, eat the twinkies.
He owns 2 houses. No islands.
I think Government Motors needs to buy this company, and give all of their union workers free Twinkies as part of a payment plan. Looks good in Kookville, it’s probably worth a try. Someone needs to suggest this to the WH
The monkeys at the local zoo could have saved Hostess, if the first step had been to dismiss the union.
The union was bent on suicide. Let it lie in peace until resurrected in the Kingdom of Right-To-Work.
I figure the last time I ate one of those things was about the time the Carpenters ruled the pop charts, "Patton" and "MASH" ruled at the box office, Iran was our ally, Taipei held China's seat in the UN, and SALT I was being negotiated.
Reportedly the Mexican name (pronounced beam-boh) was coined with no reference to the English slang.
This piece of property is remarkably like the steel company Bain Capital wasted $70 million on ~ sure, it had a lot of stuff, and had $450,000,000 invested in it recently by the last owners BUT Bain wasn't a steel company, and that mill wasn't really a steel mill anymore ~ did one product ~ for a process no longer occurring ~
They may have made some money on it but they had $70 million tied up in it for quite some time.
Dick Gephart and his associates dumped $125 million in Hostess and it still went bust AGAIN.
Seriously, just buy the recipes. Plenty of other people cam make twinkies.