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Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:26 PM

Mitt Romney TRIES To BRIBE COLLEGE STUDENTS To Attend His Iowa Rally





The Romney campaign was so desperate to get students to attend an on campus rally at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa that they were giving away a foam Mitt or ball to the first 1,000 attendees.


Here is the press release announcing the event,


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will hold a rally in Orange City Friday, Sept. 7, beginning at noon (note time change from the Romney campaign) in Northwestern College’s Bultman Center gym.

Tickets are required and available free at the Northwestern College Rowenhorst Student Center front desk starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Doors open for the Friday event at 10 a.m.; guests should enter through the Bultman Center’s main doors and allow enough time to pass through security before entering the arena. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a limited edition Mitt Romney foam mitt or baseball.


http://www.nwciowa.edu/news/press/3309/presidential-candidate-to-visit-nwc




Mitt Romney is so desperate to make it appear that young voters support him that he is literally doing stadium style giveaways in order to get people to attend. Judging by who the campaign picked to be in the crowd shot behind Romney, their giveaway didn’t work. Ironically during his speech Romney accused Obama of offering college students, “lots of free stuff” in order to vote for him, when at the very same event he had to offer students free stuff just to try to get them to attend. By the way, the free stuff that Romney was complaining about includes things like Pell Grants, Work Study, and access to student loans.



To give you an idea of how well his college student bribe went over, here is Romney working the rope line after the event.





Unless those senior citizens are freshmen, I would say that this was the typical Romney crowd. Mitt Romney is so unpopular that he has to try to bribe people to come see him speak. Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Sarah Palin never had to give away free stuff to try to attract a crowd. Anyone who has ever been to a Ron Paul rally on a college campus can confirm that Dr. Paul doesn’t have to give things away to get people to come see him, but the Republican Party’s 2012 nominee can’t attract a crowd on his own merits.





http://www.politicususa.com/mitt-romney-bribe-college-students-attend-iowa-rally.html

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Reply Mitt Romney TRIES To BRIBE COLLEGE STUDENTS To Attend His Iowa Rally (Original post)
Segami Sep 2012 OP
Ian David Sep 2012 #1
Segami Sep 2012 #2
Politicalboi Sep 2012 #3
Segami Sep 2012 #7
TeamPooka Sep 2012 #29
bongbong Sep 2012 #4
FSogol Sep 2012 #5
Angry Dragon Sep 2012 #6
HughBeaumont Sep 2012 #15
HooptieWagon Sep 2012 #8
Segami Sep 2012 #9
central scrutinizer Sep 2012 #14
Segami Sep 2012 #31
Blue Belle Sep 2012 #10
global1 Sep 2012 #11
Initech Sep 2012 #12
Guy Whitey Corngood Sep 2012 #13
Segami Sep 2012 #16
Initech Sep 2012 #25
libinnyandia Sep 2012 #17
nc4bo Sep 2012 #18
progressivebydesign Sep 2012 #21
nc4bo Sep 2012 #23
Paulie Sep 2012 #19
Cairycat Sep 2012 #20
hunter Sep 2012 #22
rachel1 Sep 2012 #24
liberal N proud Sep 2012 #26
wilt the stilt Sep 2012 #27
TeamPooka Sep 2012 #28
slampoet Sep 2012 #30
JI7 Sep 2012 #32
Blue Gardener Sep 2012 #33

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:27 PM

2. I caught that. Thanks!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:32 PM

3. I bet if they handed out

Real baseballs, the attendance would have been different.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:35 PM

7. LouisVille Sluggers would have made it all that more interesting.



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Response to Segami (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 04:54 PM

29. how about copies of his tax returns? That would draw a crowd for him..... nt

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:33 PM

4. I would've gone

 

Just to get the swag and then yell "You lie" at him.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:34 PM

5. Get thee to the Greatest Page!

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:34 PM

6. I told you his name was 'the Glove'

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:58 PM

15. "SMELL THE GLOVE!"



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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:43 PM

8. I guess Romney is micro-managing his campaign now.

He's the only one who could be that far out of touch. I know a lot of college students. Not a one would be motivated by a free toy suitable for 5 year olds. Proper college student motivation involves some combination of cash, alchohol, food, and cool music.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:45 PM

9. With the money he raised, he should have been giving away iPads.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:58 PM

14. I wish that were true

I work on a University campus and every fall, I see the new freshmen lining up to sign up for high interest credit cards just so they can get a "free" T-shirt and a water bottle.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 05:18 PM

31. Rest assure, Student hardships is far beyond abstract and entering fantasy land for privileged Mitt.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:49 PM

10. My question to the campaign is - why are you holding the event..

in Northwestern College’s Bultman Center gym? Could you not find enough people to fill the football stadium?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:51 PM

11. When Is It Going To Be "Rmoney/Ryan Bobble Head Night"?.......nt

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:55 PM

12. I knew Mitt was clueless and doesn't know how to relate to anyone - but this can't be for real can it????

Who does Mitt think he is - a professional baseball team????

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Response to Initech (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:57 PM

13. The Salt Lake City Outsourcers? nt

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:00 PM

16. It wouldn't surprise me the least bit if those ' giveaway foam mitts' were made in China.

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Response to Segami (Reply #16)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:53 PM

25. I'd be willing to bet good money that's a definite yes.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:08 PM

17. This is in a county that votes 80% for the GOP.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:14 PM

18. I KNEW IT!! Took some tv captures using my phone and post themhere.

The audience was just too freaking weird. Took some time to get the pics off my phone, ul to tinypic but look






Notice the turned heads in the Mitt says CHEESE photo, that would be #1.

It look like the older folks/parents were on one side and the kiddies on the other.

Note the expressions on their faces (more interested in photographing the train wreck then actually meeting a celebrity), note the backs of heads, notice the lack of smiling faces, raised arms and otherwise compressed humanity (like one would see at an Obama event).




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Response to nc4bo (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:27 PM

21. Oh. so his BIG college event is at a small Christian college????

hahaha. And even then, he couldn't get any takers. I thought the crowd looked different than most of the State U crowds. Wow.. he is in bad shape if 1) his college visit after the Dem convention is at a private christian college (which means they KNOW that a regular school wouldn't show up at all. 2) they have to promise foam balls to come. desperate much?

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:33 PM

23. The entire thing seemed "off", really off if you know what I mean.

Then Segami (sorry) comes in here posting this thread

Glad I wasn't the only one noticing some thing stinky LOL

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:23 PM

19. Ramen and underwear

Can't even copy Michael Moore correctly.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:24 PM

20. Meanwhile, Obama easily attracts 8,000+ at the University of Iowa

including my son

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:31 PM

22. Balls and Mitts??? I would hand out these:



I'll bet it would be standing room only, a sea of blue.



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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:37 PM

24. Yet another repuke engaged in bribery!

Say it ain't so!

They're just incapable of learning.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 04:11 PM

26. Limited edition Mitt Romney foam mitt or baseball

What if you get the mitt and no ball?



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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 04:29 PM

27. I hear $100 bills work really well

pay up cheapskate.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 04:52 PM

28. "free beer" works with college kids....oh...never mind.... nt

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 04:58 PM

30. in 1992 the Bush people bribed Providence College Frats with BEER and told them to Crash rallies.

Amateur stuff.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 05:24 PM

32. That's what BUsinesses do to try to get Customers

Romney views Voters as Customers. didn't he already refer to the country as a company ?

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 08:42 PM

33. I went to a graduation at that college

Orange City is an extremely conservative town. If he can't get a crowd there, he's in trouble.

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