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Old 06-19-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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Bigger crowd than I expected, but not massive. Some protestors outside the event and a plane flying around how no president should let Detroit (GM, Chrysler) go bankrupt (it did, read a paper). Pretty good natured barbs between supporters and the few protestors (really not that many) with their 99% Obama - Romney is President of the 1% signs.

Not a bad speech focused primarily on economy - small to medium sized businesses. Romney did seem personable, but you really can't judge when you are only up close for a brief instant. He worked the crowd very well one on one when shaking hands. In fact, I was surprised how well he was in the one on one situations - because he does seem stiff or at least is portrayed that way.

Romney ran to Lake Michigan and got his feet wet with his wife (who spent part of her childhood living in a city on the lake).

The crowd really could have cared less for the local politicians and were real quiet when they were on the stage beforehand. However, they did get loud when Romney finally showed up a few minutes late. It was 91 degrees and hot. The event ran real smooth, plenty of air conditioned buses to bring in people from the parking 3 miles down the road smoothly.

Besides the Kid Rock song, and patriotic songs, they only played country music.

A staffer approached us and took a picture of my baby wearing a Romney onesie, because he is so cute, and said he would try to get it on the website! My dad got interviewed by the news, not sure if he made it on air.

Good time all around.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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So the man would have let the auto industry fail and some in Michigan think that's ok? makes no sense to me.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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I went to a Romney event a couple of months ago in Maryland. I was very impressed by him. He has my support.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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So the man would have let the auto industry fail and some in Michigan think that's ok? makes no sense to me.
Arent you embarassed by not knowing the difference between bankruptcy, and failing?
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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OP, any estimate on the ration of male/female at the event?
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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Arent you embarassed by not knowing the difference between bankruptcy, and failing?
Not to mention that them going through Chapter 11 - as Romney advocated - is what actually ended up happening and ended up saving them.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:01 PM
 
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Here's the lesson Mr. Romney: Don't bet against America - YouTube
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:11 PM
 
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Why don't you actually try and make an argument yourself instead of just posting campaign ads?

Reality check - GM and Chrysler DID go through bankruptcy.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:14 PM
 
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Why don't you actually try and make an argument yourself instead of just posting campaign ads?
When you cant think for yourself, the only thing you can do to participate is post someone elses garbage.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:15 PM
 
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Do you know how true bankruptcy works you have to go through court and it can take up to 2 yrs to get it taken care of did they do this no

Romney clearly said if they get bailed out they will fail watch the video I posted he says that start at 0:48
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