Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:39 PM
cali (114,904 posts)
Mitt Romney planned Boston Harbor fireworks show that was scotched by election loss
Mitt Romney had planned to celebrate his election as the nation’s 45th president with an eight-minute fireworks display over Boston Harbor.
The same company that does some of the illuminations for Boston’s Fourth of July celebration was poised to ignite fireworks within view of Romney’s party at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center to celebrate a win over President Obama.
A permit filed with the City of Boston said the detonation could occur any time between 7 p.m. Tuesday, just after the first polls closed, and 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, which ended up being just before Romney conceded the race.
Instead, Atlas Professional Fireworks Displays unloaded the pyrotechnics from mortars set up on a barge near the Bank of America Pavilion and carted them back to its headquarters in Jaffrey, N.H.
“It was not an intense, grand file-type of display for eight minutes, but it certainly was a fast-paced show to cap off the evening, if it were necessary,” company CEO Steve Pelkey told the Globe today.
No concession speech, a transition web site and fireworks. He really thought he was going to be President.
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Mitt Romney planned Boston Harbor fireworks show that was scotched by election loss (Original post)
Response to madinmaryland (Reply #3)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:39 PM
loudsue (14,087 posts)
7. No. It's because Kkkarl Rove and told him they were going to steal Ohio....a "sure thing"
And since he had done it for Bush, he figured Rove would come through.
Response to ellie (Reply #1)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:54 PM
GoCubsGo (16,527 posts)
5. You aren't kidding--on so many levels.
I'm sure it would have gone over well with the 60-something-percent of Bostonians who voted against that arrogant, self-important asshole.
Response to cali (Original post)
Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:42 PM
DCBob (24,689 posts)
2. I think his strategists were feeding him the same bullshit they were feeding the press.
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hoping to pump him up and keep him motivated until the bitter end.