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Romney has a busy day running errands - pics

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks into Rite Aid Pharmacy in Wolfeboro, N.H. , Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.


Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks out of Rite Aid Pharmacy in Wolfeboro, N.H. , Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.





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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leaves Bradley's Hardware Store with a bucket of items in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire August 6, 2012.






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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney pushes a shopping cart into Hunters Shop and Save in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire August 6, 2012.


Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney places a ear of corn into a bag as he shops at Hunters Shop and Save in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire August 6, 2012.



Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney pushes a cart of groceries as he leaves Hunters Shop and Save in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire August 6, 2012.








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August 6, 2012, 12:00 PM2 Comments
As Ticket Speculation Swirls, Romney Goes Shopping
By TRIP GABRIEL

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But that doesn’t mean he is idle. Beginning at 8:40 a.m., he made a run to Bradley’s Hardware, a grocery store and a pharmacy about a mile from his lakeside home here, emerging from the hardware store with a beige bucket containing what he called “hardware stuff.’’

He headed to Hunters Shop ‘n Save and grabbed two ears of native sweet corn, 50 cents apiece, from a display outside.

Democrats may be thumping the drum about those undisclosed tax returns, and Team Romney announcing a $100 million donor haul in July, but the presumed Republican nominee was shopping for dinner.

Asked if he was cooking on Monday night, he said: “I’ll make my own dinner. That’s not exactly cooking.’’

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http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/as-ticket-speculation-swirls-romney-goes-shopping/






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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 11:56 AM

1. Why is be buying nail polish remover?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:35 PM

20. Romney said he bought “hardware stuff’’ - link

August 6, 2012, 12:00 PM2 Comments
As Ticket Speculation Swirls, Romney Goes Shopping
By TRIP GABRIEL

snip...
But that doesn’t mean he is idle. Beginning at 8:40 a.m., he made a run to Bradley’s Hardware, a grocery store and a pharmacy about a mile from his lakeside home here, emerging from the hardware store with a beige bucket containing what he called “hardware stuff.’’

He headed to Hunters Shop ‘n Save and grabbed two ears of native sweet corn, 50 cents apiece, from a display outside.

Democrats may be thumping the drum about those undisclosed tax returns, and Team Romney announcing a $100 million donor haul in July, but the presumed Republican nominee was shopping for dinner.

Asked if he was cooking on Monday night, he said: “I’ll make my own dinner. That’s not exactly cooking.’’

more...
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/as-ticket-speculation-swirls-romney-goes-shopping/



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Response to Kadie (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:25 AM

81. Sure Mitt got some TSP, rubber gloves, and a sponge to scrub out the grill

Hardware stuff


Who really thinks that Mitt does the cleaning around his house.

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Response to Botany (Reply #81)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 06:41 PM

94. He already had some rubber gloves, did they get dirty?

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Response to Kadie (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:54 PM

88. He got ripped off. I just bought sweet corn 4 for a dollar.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 11:57 AM

2. That was his economic stimulus program...n/t

 

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 11:58 AM

3. Boy does he look awkward. And I thought Mormons didn't drink caffeine.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:00 PM

5. He even flip flopped on that.

He bought Pepsi and Coke.

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Response to FightingIrish (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:03 PM

37. No caffeine. Caffeine Free Diet Coke.

"He emerged from the grocery store after only 10 minutes and, despite strapping Secret Service agents at the ready, loaded the items himself into a Suburban. They included 12-packs of Caffeine Free Diet Coke, Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi and bags including Greek yogurt."

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #37)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:20 AM

80. Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi has Caffeine

n/t

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #80)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 08:56 PM

97. That must be for his guests

The ones who will be sharing the 2 ears of corn.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #80)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:12 PM

101. ssshhhhhhhh!!

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Response to denverbill (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:51 PM

29. they changed the rules when they invested in Pepsi, and I believe bought a distributorship. n/t

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Response to denverbill (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:24 PM

67. Mormons are not allowed coffee or tea but are allowed caffeine.

The Mormons I know drink Coke at breakfast.

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Response to denverbill (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 01:08 PM

86. Hot drinks

 

I've known MANY a Mormon who drank Mountain Dew and Coke.

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Response to demwing (Reply #86)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:16 PM

103. ohhhhhhhhhh!

NOW I understand why my convert relative re-gifted me the peppermint tea I gave her a few months earlier.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 11:59 AM

4. Quite seriously - I believe it's possible to take a photo and catch anyone in

an awkward pose, but to my eye that's a series of awkward poses. At the very least, he was very uncomfortable doing those tasks.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:02 PM

6. "My, these wheeled baskets are a magnificent invention."

"But I was annoyed that no one offered to serve me. But I'm a self-made man, so I got everything myself! {chuckle}"

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:04 PM

7. Trying to prove he's just like one of the commoners. Bet he doesn't

normally do his own grocery shopping.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:24 PM

15. My thought exactly.

It's: hey look at my guys. I'm one of you.

Harhar

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:08 PM

8. If those pics were supposed to make me think

Robme is just an average guy like me, it was an epic fail!

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 04:49 PM

54. Yes BUT since he bought all that stuff for the photo op he can write it off on his taxes

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #54)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 11:05 AM

84. He'll demand a mileage reimbursement, too! Cheap soandso! nt

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:09 PM

9. Phony Ass

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:13 PM

10. aw, bless his little heart

 

see, he's "just reg'lar folks" is all he is.

fucking piece of shit motherfucker.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:20 PM

11. If I were a contributer, I'd be asking "Don't you have people to get your God damn groceries for you"

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:24 PM

14. +1

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:23 PM

12. Oh FFS...

make it STOP! Here I thought I couldn't hate anyone more than GW.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:23 PM

13. photo ops....nothing else...wanna bet he never shops for himself?

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:25 PM

16. This looks very awkward to say the least, where the hell is is security. Too many nutjobs on the...

....right to not have security

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:28 PM

17. Why, he's just regler folk!

I'm sure he had his coupons clipped for the shopping as well! Just like you and me!!

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:29 PM

18. An Oscar-worthy performance...

I bet he got the rolled-up sleeves idea from Dubya....

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:33 PM

19. We've seen this before...

 

Question: Do you think Dubya has cleared brush since?

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:37 PM

21. Home improvement shit?......

 

As if I really thought he'd even bust open the packages all by himself?

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:38 PM

22. Nice photo op there Mitt

We do know it's all bullshit though. Cleaning supplies? Yeah, cause you do lots of household cleaning...... and cooking.

Mittens and his little propaganda group thinks that we are all as fucking dumb as teabaggers.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:39 PM

23. Talk about desperation!

These photos are pure desperation. When was the last time a candidate had to show photos of himself going to drugstores to prove something?

Bush Senior. Couldn't get over the bar sensors.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:43 PM

24. Who the fuck is he kidding.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:44 PM

25. Do you think he could identify a single thing he purchased?

This photo op reeks of desperation, as does his appearance in jeans.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:46 PM

26. Gee, I haven't had to do this since college. I'm lucky I remember how to push one of these things!"

"I bought some hardware stuff. Bob, who's holding my car door, can tell you what this stuff actually does."

“I’ll make my own dinner. That’s not exactly cooking. But Pierre will be making my dessert. Oh, you should see the creations he comes up with! The Pepsi is for Bob, the Coke is for Pierre, and the Poland Spring is mine."

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:49 PM

27. This guy is so plastic

 

Also, his handlers aren't doing him any favors by sending him out in his blue jeans to run errands. Everybody knows he's a member of the 1%.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:49 PM

28. Oh gosh.. he looks like "one of us!" That's the idea, but his stupid GRIN shows it's a photo op.

They can't do anything without screwing it up. If your elitist candidate is smiling and grinning while saying on the phone "OMG! I can't believe it! they have these metal carts that you can use for FREE at the grocery store!! We must buy some for the help!" it sort of blows it.

His smile was basically like "ooh, I'm doing this fun thing, pretending to shop!"

And please don't take this wrong, but there are moments when my gaydar is off the charts when I see pics and videos of him.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:52 PM

30. Contrast that with images of Michelle Obama shopping incognito at Target.

Rmoney is nothing but a poseur.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:54 PM

31. Plan for the day...

We're going to go to a couple of stores, throw some crap in bags and buckets and stuff and load it in the SUV.

That'll make me look like one of the little people.

It'll be great PR!

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #31)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:14 PM

41. Noticing a lack of pics from inside

the stores...did he go to get the items himself? Did he have a list? I'll bet there was a cart inside the stores with everything in it already, so all he had to do was wheel it back out.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:57 PM

32. Who falls for this fakery?

Is it just bad theatrics that they want to show us how poorly organized the Romney campaign is managed when the candidate is forced to deter from making stump speeches because they don't even have a single low-level staff intern to go shopping???

*snorty-snort-snort*

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:58 PM

33. Did get a bit of a giggle

from the sign on the wall behind the car. . .

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #33)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:08 PM

60. Too funny! n/t

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #33)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 03:26 PM

90. When I go shopping...

...I don't wear a fucking dress shirt.

Fuck this phony fucking poser and the fucking Mr. Clean he rode in on.

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Response to Aviation Pro (Reply #90)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:13 PM

102. Actually, I often do

I live in the Carolina Gentleman "uniform" a lot of the time -- khakis and a blue Oxford cloth shirt. Have been known to mow the grass in an old shirt.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #33)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 08:59 PM

98. HAHAHA Great catch

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:00 PM

34. *Two* ears of corn, and some soda that he is forbidden to drink...

 

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:00 PM

35. big of him to buy two ears of corn.

That will help the local economy a lot!



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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:02 PM

36. I'm convinced! Romney is obviously a regular person

I will now vote for him.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:04 PM

38. Well I, for one, think his shopping cart is just the right height.

 

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:09 PM

39. Why does he do this?

It's not believable. It's obviously staged.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:14 PM

40. Merrily we go a shoppin'

See Mitt shop
Shop Mitt, shop
See Mitt smile
Smile Mitt, smile
See Mitt chat
Chat Mitt, chat
Happy, happy Mitt

My god, it reminds me of a first grade reader, or those pamphlets the Jehovah Witness people hand out. Is it aimed at influencing our subconscious? I know many Mormons are trained in advertisement, and Mitt's campaign ads reflect that. But this just makes me feel icky.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:25 PM

42. Where are the freaking people?

Other than his security guy, there is not one g*d dam person in those shots, no cashiers, clerks, people in the stores, people in the parking lots...............what the heck did they do with them? Or did nobody want to be in his pictures? All so weird. As phoney as a $3 bill. What a jackhole.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #42)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 04:40 PM

50. I went back to look, and thought I found one with other people, but...

it was just the press. They had to wait outside.




Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker, center, Bloomberg reporter Lisa Lerer, and Associated Press reporter Steve Peoples wait outside of Hunter's Shop and Save as Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shops inside in Wolfeboro, N.H. , Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.


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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:31 PM

43. How many busy working class folk had to wait while the

Secret Service and/or his protection detail swept the store?

These stunts piss me off. I work full time, have two children and a mother just out of the hospital with a heart condition (and I'm an only child). I'm having to work part-time from home and take days off to help Mom in the hospital. I don't have time to wait for this ass to "fake-buy" shit in these stores to make him look like the common man. I need to get my Mom's meds and my kids' food PRONTO so I can go home and work on my other 50 jobs.

Ugh.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #43)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:46 PM

44. I agree with you

The expression on his face looks like he's just playing a game. Who smiles that much after checking out groceries?

He's just having fun with still no clue about real people's lives.

Does anyone think he's going to take our lives seriously? Hell no!

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #43)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:06 PM

59. Wow you're on a bumpy road right now!

Sounds like a very heavy load. Probably the heaviest one you'll carry. The good thing about such a situation (if it can be said that there's anything "good" about it) is that all difficult times to come will be easier than this. Small consolation now, I know.

Hugs and encouragement to you.



Julie

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #59)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:03 AM

78. Thanks.

What's worse is that hubby just started a new job and cannot take time off for 90 days. I'd rather he be working, of course.

I'm lucky in that my work is mostly done online or via computer and I can use the company's VPN to work from home while I watch my children. We have a number of out-of-state employees who work from their homes, so our owners aren't like so many stodgy business people who think people working from home just goof off.

Thanks for the hug!

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:48 PM

45. Awww..he's just a regular joe..he's one of us..



What a phony fake!..

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:53 PM

46. I expect the Secret Service emptied the stores before went in. n/ t

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:57 PM

47. I remember my first time grocery shopping too.

Heckuva job Willard.

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Response to tridim (Reply #47)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 04:41 PM

51. LOL n/t

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:28 PM

48. I see he's on a cell phone

Is he talking to a peasant who is telling him what to do?

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #48)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 06:11 PM

71. He's getting a description of how to make his purchases

without having to touch or make eye contact with the cashier.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:30 PM

49. Mitt's two ears of corn ….



I still can't believe that GW thought this was good eats.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 04:45 PM

52. Only 2 ears of corn?? I call BS!!

The only way you buy 2 ears of corn is if you are eating alone. You might decide that one of the two isn't so good, or that you want a little more.

If you have friends over, you buy extra corn. 10 people, you buy 14-16 ears, so some can have 2.

Two people ... you buy 4 ears.

I'm not buying this 2 ears of corn BS.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 04:47 PM

53. they had to bomb sweep and secure that whole store for this stupid photo op

One of his staff is already back at mansion #5 making profiteroles, petit fours, coq au vin and foie gras.

Phony photo op.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 04:51 PM

55. Just you average mega rich job killing dog abuser doing his shopping.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 04:54 PM

56. Kinko's in concord NH must be too far...

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 04:54 PM

57. Failed attempt at looking like a common folk.

And he has a new commercial, another one with him driving a car (distracted driving) while boasting about starting a business saving the Olympics all single handedly.


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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:01 PM

58. he does laundry too

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Response to Enrique (Reply #58)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 07:07 PM

96. Am I the only one who noticed

that the Tide wrapper is still on the detergent he's throwing into the machine?

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:08 PM

61. Why?



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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #61)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:15 PM

62. So funny!

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:18 PM

63. right up there with bush hammering nails

 

at a habitat for humanity site. It really made me laugh as Bush was holding a hammer right next to the head of the hammer. He had never hammered a nail in his entire life.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:18 PM

64. God! He creeps me out! Just creepy. n/t

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:19 PM

65. Is that bucket for the shit he constantly spews?

Seriously, though, he couldn't look more awkward or staged.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:24 PM

66. Sorry, Willard, your photo op doesn't convince anyone

you're "one of the guys".

Gave your servants the day off for a few pix, huh? Fucking tool.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:32 PM

68. Compare and contrast:





http://media.talkingpointsmemo.com/slideshow/obama-shopping-trip/1-245375


I wish i could find that photo of him from the first primaries when he was buying those little purses shaped like stuufed animals for the girls!

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:42 PM

69. Mittens' pre-shopping briefing:

CAMPAIGN STAFFER: Sir, we think you need to be photographed shopping at some regular stores.
MITTENS: Stores?
STAFFER: Yes, sir. You know, where people go to buy stuff. Like food and household supplies.
MITTENS: Oh. I wasn't sure where those things came from.
STAFFER: Here's a Rite Aid. You could go in there and buy some toothpaste or something.
MITTENS: You want me to go in there?
STAFFER: Yes. Buy a tube of toothpaste and a bottle of aspirin, something like that.
MITTENS: Will I have to talk to anyone? Or touch them?
STAFFER: You might have to ask somebody where the toothpaste is, and you'll have to talk to an employee when you pay for your stuff. If you're careful you won't have to touch them.
MITTENS: Well, all right. As long as I don't have to touch them. I assume they've been told not to speak to me first.

** 15 minutes later **

MITTENS: That was awful. One of the servants touched my arm and told me to have a wonderful day. The nerve!
STAFFER: Did you buy some toothpaste?
MITTENS: Here it is. I didn't want to talk to those people so I found it myself.
STAFFER: Uh, sir, that's K-Y.
MITTENS: Isn't that toothpaste?
STAFFER: (pauses) Um, yeah. Now let's go to the hardware store. Buy some things you'd use to wash your car.
MITTENS: I never wash my car. I have people for that.
STAFFER: You can pretend. Just go inside, get a bucket, a chamois cloth and some turtle wax.
MITTENS: Turtle wax? I thought you wanted me to get car wash stuff. I don't have a turtle, and I wouldn't wax it if I did.
STAFFER: Just go into that hardware store and buy that stuff.

*** 10 minutes later ***

MITTENS: That was even worse than the Rite Aid. It was full of ... tools. And laborers. People with dirty shoes and sweaty caps. Please don't make me go in there again.
STAFFER: What's in the bucket?
MITTENS: Go ahead and look. I don't want to touch those things again.
STAFFER: OK, you got some plastic sheeting... a sashweight ... a hatchet ... here's some rope ... some Drano ... and a roll of duct tape. Looks like you were working off Jeffrey Dahmer's shopping list. What happened to the car wash stuff?
MITTENS: I didn't know what to get and I didn't want to talk to those low people so I just grabbed these things at random.
STAFFER: Great. See that guy in front of the store? He's the owner. And he's talking to the CNN reporters. Telling them what you bought. Jesus.
MITTENS: Well, what did you expect? Our people don't shop! Seriously, don't make me do this!
STAFFER: Just one more stop. You're going into that grocery store over there, and you're going to buy food.
MITTENS: Food? That's more like it. I'll pick up a few lobster tails and maybe a rib eye.
STAFFER: No! Get some sweet corn and hamburger meat. And a bottle of catsup. And some lemonade.
MITTENS: But I never eat those things! That's what we feed the help back in, I don't know, California? Maybe Utah. Corn? Nobody eats that.
STAFFER: Sir, you don't have to eat it. We'll give it to the reporters. Just go in there and buy it.
MITTENS: OK, but I'm not going to touch anybody.

*** 10 minutes later ***

MITTENS: Look, I'm pushing this -- thing. Pram. Cart. The wheels wobble. It's dreadful. But I got some corn like you said.
STAFFER: Sir, that's not corn. It's zucchinis.
MITTENS: Oh. Those things all look the same to me when they aren't cooked. By somebody who isn't me.
STAFFER: And why did you get 10 pounds of rutabagas?
MITTENS: Is that what those are? I thought the dogs might like them.
STAFFER: Just smile for the cameras. Don't show them what's in the bag. And I quit.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #69)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 11:28 AM

85. Good skit.

Maybe SNL wants to take it on.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #69)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 01:13 PM

87. That wants awesome....

 

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #69)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 06:00 PM

92. thanks for the comic relief!

 

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #69)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:01 PM

99. Hilarious! n/t

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #69)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 11:46 AM

107. ROFL!!!




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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:42 PM

70. Love that dress shirt with those faded Levi's.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 06:42 PM

72. Oh, look! It's trickle down!

Thank you, Mr Romney. (He makes me feel so special when he does that.)

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:38 PM

73. I don't know what was worse.

 

This or George Bush Sr.'s first encounter with a supermarket scanner.

They both looked or look like goofusses.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:40 PM

74. Bet he has no idea what he bought.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:41 PM

75. What? No grocery elevator? n/t

 

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 09:19 PM

76. Once again Willard avoids paying taxes ...

Mitt Romney has homes in Wolfeboro NH (USA), La Jolla CA (USA), Park City UT (USA) and Belmont MA (USA).

Sales tax rates for these states (+ additional local taxes) are:

CA: 7.25% to 9.75%
MA: 6.25% to 7.00%
UT: 4.70% to range of 5.95% - 8.35%
NH: Sales tax in New Hampshire is limited to a 9% tax on prepared meals, 9% on hotel and similar room rental for less than 185 days, 9% on motor vehicle rentals, and 7% on telecommunications services. A 1.5% transfer tax is levied on real estate sales. Taxable meals exclude food and beverages for consumption off premises, but catered and restaurant meals are taxable.

From the photos looks like he spent at around 100 bucks. Another $4.75 to $9.75 that didn't go to taxes.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 10:59 PM

77. I'll give him credit; at least he stepped out of his comfort zone.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:10 AM

79. He went past "regular guy" to disheveled slob.

 

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:42 AM

82. I will bet you a dollar...

He has never eaten this in his entire life..

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #82)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:02 PM

100. Noodles. Salty. Good. n/t

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:48 AM

83. Ketchup? Catsup? Ketchup? Catsup? Ketchup? Catsup? Ketchup? Catsup?

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 02:55 PM

89. The guy's giggling like a kid who's had his mom do everything for him.

He he, look, I'm shopping.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 05:17 PM

91. Those photos look like scenes from a sitcom

like "Third Rock From the Sun" or "Mork & Mindy", where aliens land on earth and try to fit in with the human population.

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Response to Island Blue (Reply #91)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 06:10 PM

93. Maybe he can try a pool hall next -

I'd pay to see that.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 06:43 PM

95. Adorable!

Those are the cutest pictures ever!
Things that make you say "Awwwwwwwwww."

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:21 PM

104. DORK

HE LOOKS LIKE A DORK

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:29 PM

105. How I picture him once the shot was done...

Warning: Strong Language.

Watch until the end.

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Response to Kadie (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 11:35 AM

106. Cringe worthy. He's trying too hard. nt

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