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Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:24 AM

Mitt Romney’s tour bus has wings

BOSTON — In Mitt Romney’s America, buses have wings. And jet engines. And they travel 500 miles an hour.

Not really.

But Romney is putting a twist on what it means to go on a “bus tour” through the heartland.

On Friday, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is launching a five-day bus tour across six battleground states, his first big sprint of campaigning since the GOP primaries. “Welcome to Day One of summer camp,” Rick Gorka, Romney’s traveling spokesman, told reporters gathered Friday morning for a pre-tour briefing at Romney campaign headquarters in Boston.

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But although Romney plans to ride between stops on his bus — family, friends and key surrogates like Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio) will accompany him on each leg — he will board a chartered airplane at the end of each day to fly to the next state, according to aides.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/mitt-romneys-tour-bus-has-wings/2012/06/15/gJQA1ZDneV_blog.html

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EarlG Jun 2012 OP
Enrique Jun 2012 #1
WI_DEM Jun 2012 #2
Voice for Peace Jun 2012 #5
Cracklin Charlie Jun 2012 #9
montanacowboy Jun 2012 #3
Voice for Peace Jun 2012 #6
snappyturtle Jun 2012 #4
siligut Jun 2012 #7
meow2u3 Jun 2012 #8
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2012 #10
aint_no_life_nowhere Jun 2012 #11
Botany Jun 2012 #12

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:30 AM

1. it's not a plane

it's a bus elevator.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:31 AM

2. hopefully later on this summer, President Obama and VP Biden will do a real bus tour

thru the heartland or even an old fashioned train whistle-stop swing.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:08 PM

5. trains!! totally should be trains.

and talk about high speed rail jobs and infrastructure the whole way.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 03:41 PM

9. Cool!

In 2008, they drove right past my business.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:31 AM

3. bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

AND PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO VOTE FOR THIS FOOL?

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:11 PM

6. there is a fog upon the land

anyone with half a brain can see he is a liar and shyster.

But on account of the fog, people's brains are being
directly programmed to disregard their hearts and their
common sense.

This disregard will cause them suffering no matter who wins.


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:41 AM

4. Why am I not surprised? nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:36 PM

7. The news stories always have to include something Obama did too

Last summer, President Obama got heat when the government flew, not drove, his black armored campaign bus to Minnesota to ready for the president’s Midwestern bus tour.


Obama is the president! There is no comparison. Obama was doing a short tour, do they really expect the president to waste time on the road getting the bus to a destination? And he flew the whole crew, it was a time saver.

Romney is going to fly each night, between stops, while his hooligans drive the bus. That obviously isn't saving time as the bus and crew are still traveling by ground, it is just saving Romney from any discomfort.

The news has been doing this, anytime they run a story unflattering to Romney, they have to include something Obama or another Democrat (Clinton) did. Like Clinton's team overlooking a tip for a waitress was equated with Romney's team breaking precious mementos and tearing off table cloths.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:36 PM

8. All dogs have to be strapped to the roof of Robme's bus

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 12:14 AM

10. Bill Maher said the difference is on the bus the greyhound's on the side...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 01:15 PM

11. So the buses are just props

Why not just use dummy props of Romney himself on each bus. That way he could visit every part of the country at the same time. No one would know the difference.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 10:53 PM

12. A must read .... the bus tour where Mitt does not ride the bus.

Sarah Palin did this on her book tour .... fly into town and ride the bus the
last few miles to "the event."

I expect the media to cover this fraud in depth.

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