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Can Mitt Romney Save Hostess?
Long Island Poltics ^ | Fri, Nov 16, 2012

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 Ho’s, 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.

Let’s 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, we’re sorry for not electing you as President. But maybe the old adage is true: When a door closes, God opens a window. Here’s 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: authorondrugs; bain; bloggers; cultofmitt; cultofromney; hostess; romney; whatacrock
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1 posted on 11/19/2012 1:19:47 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

lolz


2 posted on 11/19/2012 1:21:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh

Mitt who?


3 posted on 11/19/2012 1:22:36 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: GeronL
Bill Clinton...

Did somebody say "Save a Hostess???"

4 posted on 11/19/2012 1:23:08 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: All

We sure need some here.
FReepathon Day 50!

5 posted on 11/19/2012 1:23:31 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: drewh

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????


6 posted on 11/19/2012 1:25:16 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: drewh

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.


7 posted on 11/19/2012 1:25:53 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Bill is a big stakeholder in BIMBO Bakeries I bet


8 posted on 11/19/2012 1:26:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh
All you have to do is build a better Twinky and the masses will beat a path to your door. It's the American way.
9 posted on 11/19/2012 1:28:26 PM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: GeronL

HA! No doubt.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 1:30:16 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: drewh

Call Herman Cain!

He knows business inside and out!


11 posted on 11/19/2012 1:33:19 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

save the seals, eat the twinkies.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 1:33:38 PM PST by brivette
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To: napscoordinator
go on an extended vacation to one of the many islands he owns

He owns 2 houses. No islands.

13 posted on 11/19/2012 1:36:15 PM PST by what's up
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To: McGruff

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


14 posted on 11/19/2012 1:36:45 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: drewh

The monkeys at the local zoo could have saved Hostess, if the first step had been to dismiss the union.


15 posted on 11/19/2012 1:36:59 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: napscoordinator

MEOW!


16 posted on 11/19/2012 1:37:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: drewh

The union was bent on suicide. Let it lie in peace until resurrected in the Kingdom of Right-To-Work.


17 posted on 11/19/2012 1:39:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: drewh
bring back Ho Ho’s, Sno-Balls and Wonder Bread

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.

18 posted on 11/19/2012 1:41:14 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: GeronL

Reportedly the Mexican name (pronounced beam-boh) was coined with no reference to the English slang.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 1:41:17 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: nascarnation
Mexican private equity will buy the machinery that still has some use. The bankruptcy judge will direct the sale of the buildings and land ~ and in this market they may get $1000 or so.

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.

20 posted on 11/19/2012 1:42:26 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: elkfersupper
Seriously ~ it was bankrupt when the current private equity group bought it ~ and they're all leftists and had no idea what to do with a bakery.

It continued to fail, and finally it all fell apart.

Just get the recipes!

21 posted on 11/19/2012 1:45:02 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Reportedly the Mexican name (pronounced beam-boh) was coined with no reference to the English slang.

When I was in Mexico in 1978, Bimbo bread--white bread, akin to Wonder Bread--was everywhere. It was often spread with refried pinto beans as a snack or side dish.

22 posted on 11/19/2012 1:46:29 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: what's up; napscoordinator
When I first heard this guy was investing in a new multimillion dollar home in California I knew he wasn't a tenth the businessman his friends claimed him to be.

That's when I got the idea that Bain might have canned him earlier ~ some time after buying that derelict steel mill.

23 posted on 11/19/2012 1:47:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: McGruff

or the same twinkie at a lower price.

When the off brand is a buck and the real thing is 3.. well.. give me the dollar one. The taste is close enough for the price difference.


24 posted on 11/19/2012 1:52:32 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: rovenstinez
True story I heard back from my days in Japan. In the late 1950's or early 1960's, Japan slid into a recession. The postwar rebuilding was nearly done and people couldn't get used to spending anything on what they considered luxuries.

Matsushita Electric (owner of the Panasonic brand) was losing out on its export marked to up and coming better quality brands like Sony and JVC. Secondary markets like Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan weren't likely to be customers either.

What to do? They could lay off their workforce or pay them partially in electronics. They discussed it with them and, of course, the workers opted for partial payment in electronics rather than play the lay-off lottery.

Next thing you know, Matsushita workers were bartering radios to their green grocer, televisions to their landlord and the like. Rather than lose business, most of them struck some sort of deal.

Not only were painful lay-offs avoided, but Matsushita grabbed market share and picked up sales in things like accessories and upgrades.

The recession ended with a whimper and Japan launched into one of its greatest periods of economic growth. All because the workers in one large company chose flexibility over unionism.

25 posted on 11/19/2012 1:53:24 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: drewh

What would Mitt do differently than the current VC owners of Hostess, i.e. saddle them with crushing debt, extract millions in fees, and squeeze the employees?


26 posted on 11/19/2012 2:04:17 PM PST by ksen
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The union was the least of Hostess’ worries but a convenient scapegoat nonetheless.


27 posted on 11/19/2012 2:06:08 PM PST by ksen
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To: muawiyah
When I first heard this guy was investing in a new multimillion dollar home in California I knew he wasn't a tenth the businessman

Why did you think that?

La Jolla is nice, expensive, conservative territory.

28 posted on 11/19/2012 2:10:03 PM PST by what's up
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To: Vigilanteman

I think comparing Matsushita and Hostess is like comparing apples and oranges. I mean their circumstances could be similar but I can’t tell from the information you provided.


29 posted on 11/19/2012 2:12:10 PM PST by ksen
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To: drewh

Mitt should help raise $$$ for Hostess Brands - or at least some of it.


30 posted on 11/19/2012 2:14:27 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: napscoordinator

Oh goody...another one your posts hating on Romney. You just can’t get enough, can you? LOL!


31 posted on 11/19/2012 2:17:33 PM PST by carton253
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To: napscoordinator

Oh goody...another one your posts hating on Romney. You just can’t get enough, can you? LOL!Q


32 posted on 11/19/2012 2:17:55 PM PST by carton253
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To: ksen

The example applies even better to Hostess. They make a consumable snack which almost everybody eats. If you already have a nice radio, you are less likely to barter away groceries for a radio than for snacks with a shelf life at least as long as the radio.


33 posted on 11/19/2012 2:18:05 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: what's up

Do we know what state he is a resident in?


34 posted on 11/19/2012 2:22:26 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: carton253

As much as Romney hates conservatives and gun owners, it isn’t surprising that they don’t like him and his liberalism.


35 posted on 11/19/2012 2:24:44 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: what's up

I have never thought of La Jolla as “conservative”, republican by about half maybe, but not conservative, it is a weird part of town, and was always my least favorite area, and customers.

“According to voter data, La Jolla,CA votes 49.85% Republican.” http://www.homefacts.com/politics/California/San-Diego-County/La-Jolla.html


36 posted on 11/19/2012 2:32:24 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: ansel12

Then they should have run for president. But no, it’s just more fun to write posts on an Internet website running down the guy who stepped into the arena. Yes, that’s the ticket.


37 posted on 11/19/2012 2:32:30 PM PST by carton253
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To: napscoordinator

As far as we know Mitt doesn’t own any islands, but he is in the process of becoming the God of his own, earth-like planet, that counts for something.


38 posted on 11/19/2012 2:35:29 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: ansel12
Almost 50% Repub is very conservative for CA.

The greater San Diego county area has a lot of military.

39 posted on 11/19/2012 2:36:26 PM PST by what's up
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To: carton253
One has to run for president before criticizing liberals?

Romney used to attack Reagan, and conservatives and conservatism, before he ran as the most liberal GOP candidate in history, did that bother you?

40 posted on 11/19/2012 2:38:21 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: ansel12

Of course not...but criticism is cheap. Want to affect the country? Do more than hate on the guy who stepped to the plate. The constant belittling posts attacking Romney is silly.


41 posted on 11/19/2012 2:43:57 PM PST by carton253
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To: what's up

For California as a whole it is good, but you weren’t talking about that, you were meaning purely La Jolla, the creepiest section of San Diego and while half republican, are not conservative.

By the way, I don’t think that your current count of Romney homes is accurate, politifact puts it at 4.


42 posted on 11/19/2012 2:51:20 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: carton253

If you want to help the country, then help stop the man who has done so much to hurt it by dominating the GOP primary process for 7 years, in his lifelong war against conservatism.

Romney is a disaster, a Reagan hating, tea party hating, liberal who will now try to dominate and damage the GOP even after his embarrassing loss to Carter, Part II.

Help us to help usher this Massachusetts creep, off of the GOP stage, and out of republican politics.


43 posted on 11/19/2012 3:01:10 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Romney 47% party host may rescue thousands of union jobs at Hostess
http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/11/romney-47-party-host-may-rescue-thousands-of-union-jobs-at-hostess/


44 posted on 11/19/2012 3:03:03 PM PST by drewh
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To: carton253
Do more than hate on the guy who stepped to the plate.

Yeah, poor mittens didn't want the job but reluctantly recruited the national party insiders to put their thumbs on the scales from caucus to convention to shove his nomination down the throats of the rank and file.

Bravely he gave the GOP the clear choice between the liberal, anti-gun architect of the current health care law...or obama.

Poor mittens the martyr. Didn't those rubes realize that it was HIS TURN!

45 posted on 11/19/2012 3:07:50 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: napscoordinator

Romney LOST to a damn communist...he should never show his face in public again...


46 posted on 11/19/2012 3:12:28 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: what's up
Know the place well. Some of the inlaws live there ~ overlooking the ocean.

Like all of California these days, you do not need to invest in anything new to get something great at a bargain price. Secondly, with the Democrats in power you really have to ask yourself why you'd throw your money away!

47 posted on 11/19/2012 3:15:15 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: drewh

Once Hostess sheds the unions, it would take an idiot to lose money selling twinkies and bread.


48 posted on 11/19/2012 3:16:50 PM PST by WildWeasel
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To: ansel12
Now you are whipped up into a proper state.

I won't help usher Romney off the stage, and I won't attack a good and decent man, who deserves more, in my opinion, than the slander of the small.

49 posted on 11/19/2012 4:16:17 PM PST by carton253
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To: Orangedog

You called him mittens. That is so clever. LOL!


50 posted on 11/19/2012 4:18:02 PM PST by carton253
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