Humiliated Romney forced to cancel Pennsylvania campaign rally -- anti-Romney protesters outnumber supporters

  • KissTheSky

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    Jun 18, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    At this rate, Romney has a long way to go to win Pennsylvania.

    White House hopeful Mitt Romney spent Saturday courting small-town Americans and pushing his jobs agenda, but a botched campaign stop showed it isn’t always easy connecting with everyday voters.

    After laying out the case for a Romney presidency at a factory in northeastern Pennsylvania, the Republican flagbearer headed to a Wawa gas station in Quakertown for a brief chance to meet locals and travelers as part of his six-state bus tour through the US industrial heartland.

    It wasn’t to be — or at least not as the campaign had planned. An hour ahead of Romney’s scheduled arrival, prominent Democrat Ed Rendell, the former Pennsylvania governor, showed up to lead anti-Romney protests.

    A local news report said between 150 and 250 anti-Romney protesters were there, substantially outnumbering the candidate’s supporters about half an hour before Romney’s scheduled 12:40 arrival.

    And so the campaign canceled the planned event, shuttling him to another Wawa gas station about three miles (five kilometers) away for a stop last barely 10 minutes.

    Romney stepped off his bus and surprised some people clearly not expecting to see him. He walked into the food mart to order a meatball hoagie sandwich, then left barely 10 minutes later.

    If he's this frightened of anyone who disagrees with him, he's going to be in for a bumpy few months ahead. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 18, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    This does not surprise me. I believe that there is an undercurrent against Mittens that will only show more starkly how unloved he is as we get closer to election day.
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    Jun 18, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    Romney is completely 'out of his element' in any setting where we 'commoners' live and gather. I predict that Romney will be facing a lot of this kind of reaction, watch his handlers start limiting such occassions because he seems to be really good at embarassing himself when around 'everyday' people.

    Poor Romney, he just cannot help himself, he's that far out of touch with Americans and what they go through. He is that last person we need in the White house.
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    Jun 18, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    This is going to be the trend from here on out. Romney does not inspire the Republican base at all while antagonizing the Democratic base. A bad combination.