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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:28 PM

Romney to give his biggest fan a new truck

Perhaps no one has logged more miles supporting Mitt Romney's 2012 bid than Jim Wilson, a 70-year-old retired insurance salesman from Virginia whose beat-up 1998 GMC pickup decorated with American flags and massive "Romney for President" signs has been a ubiquitous presence outside campaign events for months.

Last Wednesday, Wilson's truck caught fire along a Pennsylvania highway as he was driving to catch up with the candidate for events this week, destroying it and most of Wilson's clothes and other belongings. But thanks to the Romney campaign, Wilson won't lose his status as the presumptive GOP nominee's most devoted groupie.

Romney will present Wilson with a new set of wheels at an event in Virginia on Wednesday: a 2003 Chevy pickup that the campaign purchased and plans to loan to Wilson until November, as first reported by Michael Barbaro of the New York Times.


Wilson's profane humor and summer uniform of short-shorts and white knee-high socks have made him one of the more colorful members of the Romney entourage—though Wednesday's event will mark the first time Romney has publicly acknowledged his biggest fan.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mitt-romney-present-biggest-fan-truck-140240369.html

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Reply Romney to give his biggest fan a new truck (Original post)
liberal N proud Jun 2012 OP
Enrique Jun 2012 #1
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #2
sharp_stick Jun 2012 #3
onethatcares Jun 2012 #4
Cali_Democrat Jun 2012 #5
Lifelong Protester Jun 2012 #7
EC Jun 2012 #6
bluedigger Jun 2012 #8
sinkingfeeling Jun 2012 #9
liberal N proud Jun 2012 #13
demtenjeep Jun 2012 #10
WI_DEM Jun 2012 #11
rurallib Jun 2012 #12

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:31 PM

1. loaned until November

and they'll probably stick him with a bill for damages or something.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:35 PM

2. What's wrong with it?

This is a family worth over two hundred million dollars that sold a guy a drugged-up horse just to scrape a few thousand dollars extra out of him, after all. Wilson better check under the hood, is all I'm saying.

A loaner to November? Dude just blew up his own truck (and most of his belongings!) deadheading for Romney, they give him a loaner in return. That's gratitude.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:39 PM

3. They're loaning the guy

a 10 year old pickup until November?

After this loser has managed to drive all over the country following the richest prick to ever run for President I don't think there'll be a lot left of the Chevy.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:40 PM

4. he better read the fine print and take note of

all the dings, scratches, minor wear spots, mileage, light bulbs, and interior wear. He better start keeping a log

of oil changes, tranmission fluid changes, and every other item required under a strict lease.

After November Wilson will need to buy a bicycle.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:44 PM

5. Romney is the richest person ever to run for President

He's got bank accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands. All he can do is loan the guy a 10-year-old pickup truck for a few months?

Pathetic.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:50 PM

7. That's exactly what I was thinking!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:49 PM

6. Well, he'll fit right in with the Romney team...

Cat Scratch and Sarah and BeckaBeckastanny...a whole lot of crazy.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:52 PM

8. That's just sad.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:00 PM

9. I see it's to be a loan and not a gift. Is the tax deduction higher as loan?

Wow, what a guy! The truck is only 10 years old.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:05 PM

13. Figured it was some campaign finance rule

But, I don't know.

Either way, the guy is an idiot and Mittens is cheap.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:02 PM

10. Grifter...called it

grr

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:04 PM

11. So right after Romney loses in November he has to give back the truck!??

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:07 PM

12. Jesus what a cheap bastard - probably comes out of the staff's wages

probably booby-trapped so Willard can have some chuckles.

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