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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:25 PM

Wow! Romney Charged Reporters $1000 to be at His "victory" Party Election Night

Damn. Can't believe he fooled anyone for even a minute.

Edit to add: There's more details of the night in the rest of the piece.

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Romney’s election-night event was in a ballroom at the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center that could accommodate a few hundred. Most men wore jacket and tie; women donned dresses and heels. Secret Service agents blocked reporters from mixing with the Romney supporters as they sipped cocktails and nibbled canapes.

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In that sense, Romney’s election-night celebration was a fitting coda to his presidential bid: It abandoned any pretense of being a campaign for the common man.

On election night in 2000, George W. Bush hosted an outdoor rally for thousands in Austin. In 2008, Barack Obama addressed a mass of humanity in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Then there was Romney’s fete — for which reporters were charged $1,000 a seat. The very location set the candidate and his well-heeled supporters apart from the masses: The gleaming convention center, built with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, is on a peninsula in the Boston harbor that was turned into an election-night fortress, with helicopters overhead, metal barricades and authorities searching vehicles. Only a few gawkers crossed the bridge from downtown to stand outside.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-at-romney-headquarters-the-defeat-of-the-1-percent/2012/11/07/857d00f6-284a-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_story.html


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Reply Wow! Romney Charged Reporters $1000 to be at His "victory" Party Election Night (Original post)
cui bono Nov 2012 OP
uponit7771 Nov 2012 #1
tanyev Nov 2012 #2
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #3
cui bono Nov 2012 #4
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #5
BainsBane Nov 2012 #6
cui bono Nov 2012 #7
Fly by night Nov 2012 #8
nichomachus Nov 2012 #9
ecstatic Nov 2012 #10
jsmirman Nov 2012 #11
paparush Nov 2012 #12

Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:26 PM

1. I would like to know which reporter hates facts and math and reality so we can ignore them

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:29 PM

2. Priceless.

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:37 PM

3. It was absolutely the bargain of the year.

Being there in person when the Romneys realized it was over?

A B S O L U T E L Y ... P R I C E L E S S

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:41 PM

4. Would really love to have been able to see the look on R's face

when he started to realize what was happening up until he accepted defeat.

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:51 PM

5. What ...

he could establish his press events as a corporate profit-center?

"Gotta get dat money, man!"

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:11 PM

6. He's a cheap SOB

He also canceled his campaign staffers' credit cards so by the time they got ready to pay for a cab ride home, the card were no good.

Yet he managed to pay for a fake website for his transition team.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:26 PM

7. And for all the fireworks he never got to use. n/t

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:24 PM

8. Did that include a lap-dance and BJ in the VIP room?

Just curious.

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Response to Fly by night (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:25 PM

9. If that was from Ann, forget it n/t

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:27 PM

10. He really thought he was going to win

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:29 PM

11. Well, we all know what the guests dined on at the end of the evening

first word starts with "S," second word is "sandwiches."

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Response to cui bono (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:32 PM

12. Rmoney has set the bar for douchebaggery very high, indeed.

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