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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:08 AM

Meatloafgate Day 2

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Today was a weird day for Mitt Romney because he got endorsed by the singer Meatloaf. This was at an event in Defiance, OH.

The nation was stunned by a bizarre out-of-tune screeching rendition of America the Beautiful by Mr. Loaf.


Meatloaf was accompanied in the song by the country act "Big & Rich". Gov. Romney was visibly uncomfortable on the stage during the incident, laughing nervously. Supposedly it is like Romney's favorite song.

Many unanswered questions remained after the endorsement/performance.

Why did Romney decide to appear on stage with Meatloaf?
Probably Romney is just jealous because Pres. Obama has so many rock stars supporting him. Stars like Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen are doing shows for Obama.

When Romney's handlers told him he would be on the stage with Meatloaf, did he realize they were talking about the singer? Maybe he thought it was supposed to be an endorsement from an agricultural organization? This is a possibility since an internet search did find that meatloaf is permitted in the Mormon faith. (http://www.bing.com/search?q=can+mormons+eat+meatloaf)

Why does Meatloaf support Romney?
In a statement to the Toledo Blade
Meat Loaf said he has never taken a public stand but said 2012 is the most important election in the history of the U.S.

"One thing you've been taught all your life is never argue politics or religion with your friends. 2012 is different," he said, telling people to argue on Mr. Romney's behalf. "I called three Democrats and got two of them to switch to Romney, so two out of three ain't bad."


This doesn't really shed any light on it. But it's pretty clear Meatloaf is a washed up singer who was never really very popular in the first place so he's just trying to do anything to get in the newspapers. If he endorsed Obama nobody would even notice since Obama already has The Boss, Pearl Jam, and Kanye.

But by endorsing Romney he gets to be pretty much the biggest musical act in Romney's camp.

It is not known whether Romney actually called Meatloaf to ask for his endorsement, or just who he thinks this would appeal to, or who is responsible for this. This is what happens when you have no common sense and overly rely on market research and focus groups to make decisions. Meatloaf probably tested well in a focus group or in a poll. It's also possible the people taking the poll thought they were voting for meatloaf the food, not Meatloaf.

Which singer will Romney appear with next?
The best choice would probably be either Vanilla Ice or Ted Nugent.

As wrong as it is, Meatloafgate could actually be a deciding factor in the US presidential election. We won't know until tomorrow's tracking polls are published but it is possible that Romney's popularity among hardcore Meatloaf fans will lead to a slight uptick in his polling, which could amount to a .0001% gain. Yet more people actually dislike Meatloaf than like him, which is weird for a singer. Usually people will just be indifferent if they aren't "into" something.

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limpyhobbler Oct 2012 OP
aletier_v Oct 2012 #1
libdem4life Oct 2012 #2
flamingdem Oct 2012 #11
Jennicut Oct 2012 #3
Tribetime Oct 2012 #7
TreasonousBastard Oct 2012 #8
Spazito Oct 2012 #14
Lint Head Oct 2012 #4
Freddie Oct 2012 #5
Kalidurga Oct 2012 #6
Freddie Oct 2012 #9
arely staircase Oct 2012 #10
krawhitham Oct 2012 #12
limpyhobbler Oct 2012 #13

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:17 AM

1. Well, I guess Meatloaf is bigger than Ted Nugent

by about a hundred pounds.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:17 AM

2. "Stick in fork in it" never seemed so appropriate...meatloaf, that is.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:51 AM

11. bada-bing! n/t

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:19 AM

3. Meatloaf is a nutball. Watch this meltdown from Celebrity Apprenctice



Something is not right upstairs.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:34 AM

7. wow just f'en wow he needs help

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:24 AM

8. Damn! if Gary Busey thinks you're nuts, you got a problem.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:40 PM

14. Wow! That was jaw-dropping...

Combine this with his performance with Romney and....well....just Wow!

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:27 AM

4. The Meatloaf has burned out. Stick a fork in it.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:30 AM

5. I like mine like that. Pass the ketchup.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:30 AM

6. This used to make me so sad...



For some reason not so much today.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:49 AM

9. Best meatloaf recipe:

This thread is making me hungry.

1.5 lb. lean ground beef
.5 cup dried breadcrumbs
1 packet onion soup mix
1 can tomato soup
1 egg
.25 cup milk
1 tsp. worchestersire sauce
2 tsp. brown sugar

In large bowl, stir meat with fork to loosen clumps. Stir in onion soup mix, egg, milk and 1/3 can tomato soup. Stir in bread crumbs til mixture leaves the sides of the bowl (may need a bit more). Form into loaf and place in loaf pan. Cover tightly with foil and bake 1 hour at 350.
Stir Worcester sauce and brown sugar into the rest of the tomato soup, set aside.
After 1 hour, uncover loaf, drain off fat and bake another 15 min. Then cover completely with tomato soup glaze and bake another 15 min. Let rest 10 min. before serving.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:51 AM

10. Mr. Loaf

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:56 AM

12. Meat Loaf Can't Vote for Him

http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/27/meat-loaf-mitt-romney-supporter-not-registered-to-vote-texas-california/

Meat Loaf can sing Mitt Romney's praises all he wants, but he can't vote for him.

The singer -- who moved to Austin earlier this year -- never registered in Texas, according to The Smoking Gun. And the deadline to sign up, October 9, is over and out.

So Meat Loaf -- who stood side-by-side with Romney Thursday (above) and either butchered or honored "America the Beautiful" depending on your ear -- recently requested an absentee ballot from California, the state he abandoned last year.

According to the CA DMV you must be a resident to vote in CA. We don't know if Mr. Loaf got a ballot, but if he did he shouldn't use it.


http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/27/meat-loaf-mitt-romney-supporter-not-registered-to-vote-texas-california/

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Response to krawhitham (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:34 PM

13. Hmmm...sounds like that could be voter fraud. Requesting a ballot from a state where he doesn't live

I hear that's a felony



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