Saturday, February 25, 2012

Romney: Empty Seats and Pricey Cars

Posted By on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 9:20 AM

When Mitt Romney brought his presidential campaign to Boise on Feb. 17, his public rally was held at a 155,000-square-foot warehouse, owned by Guerdon Enterprises. It was a modest location that quickly filled with more than 1,000 supporters, providing a packed house for photo opportunities.

Unfortunately, Romney's advance team didn't use the same technique yesterday when the candidate held a campaign event at Detroit's Ford Field, a cavernous indoor football stadium. The event attracted about 1,200 peole, which looked terrible on television when cameras panned the scene to show nearly 64,000 empty seats.

According to the New York Times, "before Romney had uttered a word, reporters began posting pictures online showing the stadium from every angle — almost empty."

It wasn't Romney's finest hour, who also boasted about his personal love for his Mustang and Chevy pickup truck and his wife Ann's ownership of two Cadillac SRXs. The cost of each Caddy, according to the Times, is $35,000 to $50,000.

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