Skip to comments.Romney gives Democrats ammunition in Detroit speech, says wife 'drives a couple of Cadillacs'
Posted on 02/25/2012 2:19:07 PM PST by xzins
Mitt Romney spoke to several empty seats Friday in Detroit, in a speech that offered Democrats more fodder for their attacks and failed to deliver the major economic address his campaign promised.
Television cameras showed rows of empty chairs as Romney rehashed many of the policies and quips hed used in previous speeches, made a few jokes that appeared to fall flat with the audience and said that his wife, Ann, drives a couple of Cadillacs, which will likely give Democrats more ammunition for their depiction of him as rich and out of touch.
The former Massachusetts governor also repeated a line that has been the butt of jokes by late-night comedians that Michigan has good-sized trees.
This feels good, being back in Michigan, he said. The trees are the right height. The streets are just right.
Romney then listed the various cars he and his wife own.
I drive a Mustang and Chevy pickup truck, he said. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually. I used to have a Dodge truck, so I used to have all three [Detroit manufacturers] covered.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
” I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs actually”
Mitt has forgotten to tell us what cars his five sons drive.
THAT will be make him president, for sure < /sarcasm>
He’s such a conceited b.....d.
You don’t make sense, you must be a liberal just like Romney. No one is talking about him making money. You seems overly obsessed about money. You need a few bucks?
You nailed it!
Shouldn't be that hard. If you are a normal person.
That’s all he has is money. I’m glad he has it.
He can’t debate, just attack.
He can’t speak for sh!!, some impediment or something going on.
He lies like we breathe.
And when he isn’t attacking, he comes out with ‘perfectly sized trees’.
He is a mental midget.
Yep, it was Ford Field....49500 empty seats. Rotflmao!
No-one is talking about his making money? This whole thread is talking about how he spends and “flaunts” his money fool. I don’t like Romney, I very much support Santorum. Difference between us is that my dislike of someone will not cause me to trample the basic tenants of Conservatism. You’re right, my liberalism caused me to first enlist and then keeps me reenlisting....good one guy.
The article link has a video. If you know anyone who can do screen captures, perhaps the cameras in the video show the empty stadium.
BINGO!! YOU WIN THE PRIZE!!
I don’t like Romney either, I see the same “Can’t we just get along” as far as the Obamites are concerned and policy compromises I saw with McCain. That’s why I tend to Newt, in spite of the 24/7 hate reporting the MSMerde will levy at him.
The comments found re the republicans that are made in this site are better suited to Ed Schultz’s MSNBC Show (oh god, doesn’t he look like a toad) or the Obama Lavatory Wall.
“Give it up!! No one attacked him for making money!! You are TOO media driven.”
I agree, who cares how many cars he buys. If I was as successful as Romney, I would buy myself and my family what they need, and what they want.
They have a big family, I would guess that she has a car for herself and an SUV when the family comes along. We do the same thing, except we own Toyota and Dodge.
Leave it alone, let them spend. The shame would be if they make all this money and are too tight to spend. Then you could complain.
Do you know anyone who can do screen captures? video at link has picture of the empty stadium.
I think the fool should keep this tone deaf gaffe stuff going.
Mitt, who really loved his money, went to Ann and said, “Princess, when I die, I want you to put my half of all our money in my coffin.”
Ann says, “Yes, lovey. As you say.” and she turned back to watching the maid polish the silverware.
The day comes when Mitt bites the dust. After a big funeral, just as they’re closing the lid on the coffin, Ann pulls out her checkbook, and drops a hastily scrawled check onto Mitt’s folded hands.
“As you say, lovey.”
What, do you tie his shoes, brush off his jacket, bring him lunch?
LOL! Where’s my complaint? And about what?
...empty seats....and he is leading now in Mich?
Something does not sound right. My prediction is that Santorum is going to shock the political world on Tuesday night.