Pennsylvania today, Mitt Romney retreated from his planned bus tour route when faced with having to answer for his failed record as Governor of Massachusetts. Rather than address the assembled crowd at his planned stop in Quakertown, lay out a single new idea to create jobs now, or answer reporters’ questions about the issues of the day, Romney instead posed for photos with cows and joked about how his administration systematically destroyed public records when he was Governor.
Here’s a sample of the coverage:
AP: Instead of making prepared remarks to the crowd gathered outside the first location – Romney’s advance team had set up a microphone – the Republican’s bus went instead to the second Quakertown Wawa and made a quick tour through the store. The detour threw Romney off the jobs-and-economy message he had been pushing earlier in the day.”
AP: “During the primary, Romney sometimes ran into trouble in less-scripted environments, and the bus tour probably will test him again. He also has long faced questions about his ability to connect with average people.”
ABC News:“The Romney bus tour hit a speed bump today when more than a hundred protesters showed up at a gas station where the presumptive GOP presidential candidate was scheduled to make a stop, and the candidate’s motorcade quickly rerouted to another location just three miles away.”
New York Times: “Romney had plans to stop by a Wawa store here to pick up some sandwiches and greet some voters. But before he and his motorcade could arrive, roughly 200 protesters — led by former Gov. Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania — descended on the convenience store, and the Romney campaign diverted his bus to a different (and protest-free) Wawa in the same town.”
LehighValley Live: No one really knew what happened and, with the Romney campaign not returning calls and Wawa representatives knowing only rumors, the exact course of events wasn’t easy to discern.”
MSNBC: “Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney did a switcheroo Saturday … On the second day of the “Every Town Counts” bus tour, Romney was scheduled to appear at a Quakertown Wawa, but more than 100 protesters gathered before Romney’s planned arrival. With no explanation to the press, the campaign switched venues as the motorcade
Because Mitt Romney can’t hang with REAL PEOPLE. Corporations are PEOPLE, friends. Looks like COWS are PEOPLE now, huh, Mittens?
Mitt Romney thinks that he will not have to answer to ALL Americans about his vision for America. What does that tell us? You can run, Mitt Romney but you cannot HIDE!