Romney stacks the auditorium with supporters who were told not to applaud, boo, etc., but like their candidate, rules don't apply to Romney people. It started when Romney's people couldn't find enough students who would support a hard right candidate, so he bused in supporters from around South Florida who were obnoxious while President Obama's followed the rules -- no class versus class.
This paragraph from Politicusa shows the spin that Romney will do to try to deflect from what he says:
Mitt has been telling reporters that he is not his campaign and therefor his comments about the 47 percent of Americans can’t be held against him. Meanwhile, his wife Ann (his “secret weapon”) canceled her interviews with reporters after her “stop it” debacle. If Mitt is out of his campaign as a person and Ann is being hidden in a time out until she can stop ordering Republicans around, you have to wonder just who will carry the mantle for the tax the poor ruse.This is reminiscent of when he was head of the Olympics and then also became a lobbyist for the Olympics, as you are not to hold him responsible for taking all the federal dollars which is what Mitt the Lobbyist did as he was only responsible for what Mitt the head of the Olympics accomplished. Now we have Mitt the fundraiser is not responsible for what he says because Mitt the candidate is separate from Mitt the fundraiser. Is he the two headed monster who wants us to believe the left head and the right head are two separate people. Beam me Up! Is this man mentally competent to be President with some of his statements as he doesn't seem to live in the real world?
The arrogance of Romney knows no end and his wife is not much better lecturing Republicans on what they should be doing to support Romney like we are supposed to follow what she says. Her 'you people' quote left me cold sometime back along with a lot of others. The duo cannot seem to grasp that people who live in regular neighborhoods without mansions and elevators for cars don't appreciate the busing in of supporters who don't follow the rules trying to make it look like all these Hispanics support him. This whole elitist campaign has bombed with common sense Republicans who can see right through the elitist.
Romney Threatened To Cancel Univision Forum If Organizers Didn’t Allow Him To Bus In SupportersBy Igor Volsky posted from ThinkProgress Election on Sep 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm
Romney also refused to come out on stage after the hosts introduced him by noting that he “had agreed to give the network 35 minutes, and that Obama had agreed to a full hour the next night.” Univision re-taped the introduction after Romney allegedly “threw a tantrum.”
During the event, Romney dodged four questions about whether he would maintain President Obama’s directive allowing young undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States on a temporary basis and said that he is happy to be known as “the grandfather of Obamacare.”
Romney has a history of padding the audience. During a speech before National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) in June, the GOP presidential candidate also brought in his supporters to the address.
Mitt Romney packed the audience for a Univision forum earlier this week, BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins reports, busing in local supporters “after exhausting the few conservative groups on campus.” The campaign threatened to “reschedule” the event if organizers did not allow the “rowdy activists from around southern Florida in order to fill the extra seats at their town hall.”And then there is this:
Things are unraveling at the Romney campaign.
Univision says that during his townhall with them, not only did the Romney campaign pack the hall with non-students because they couldn’t find enough supporters on campus, but when the anchor gave an introduction to Mitt that he didn’t like, he refused to go on until they re-taped it. A Republican present called it a “temper tantrum”.
That wouldn’t be the last demand from the campaign: Romney himself almost pulled the plug on the whole thing minutes before the broadcast, Salinas said.
While introducing Romney at the top of the broadcast, Salinas’s co-anchor, Jorge Ramos, noted that the Republican candidate had agreed to give the network 35 minutes, and that Obama had agreed to a full hour the next night. Ramos then invited the audience to welcome Romney to the stage — but the candidate didn’t materialize.
“It was a very awkward moment, believe me,” Salinas said.
Apparently, Romney took issue with the anchors beginning the broadcast that way, said Salinas, and he refused to go on stage until they re-taped the introduction. (One Republican present at the taping said Romney “threw a tantrum.”)
Making last minute “demands” that would ensure his success, indeed threatening to “reschedule” if he wasn’t allowed an exemption to the student only rule and then packing the forum with rowdy, bused-in supporters who ignored the rules not to applaud, the Romney campaign later gloated that the Hispanic forum was more “excited” for Mitt than for Obama, whose also partisan crowd did not ignore the rules.
The image of “excitement” was apparently nothing but a carefully constructed mirage, propped up backstage manipulations and string pulling. The Univision host seemed put out by the disrespect shown by the bused-in Romney crowd, who booed questions while cheering the candidate as if the forum were a rally. All the worlds a stage.
This behavior is reminiscent of Mitt Romney’s temper tantrum as Governor after his party lost the midterms. He reportedly was hardly ever seen after that, spending 212 days out of the state campaigning for the presidency in his last year on office. In 2006, “his disapproval ratings hit a new low with 65 percent of residents disapproving of his job performance, as residents grumbled that he was never around.”
Mitt Romney’s Republican opponents during the primaries also observed this sort of behavior, saying he was cold and aloof, and came after them with unnecessarily negative ads.
Read More at PoliticusaWhen Romney was Governor of MA, he shut down a public elevator for use only by him and his staff so they didn't have to interact with the 'common' people. The elevator was reopened to the public when he left the Governor's office. Romney also the Governor's office area roped off so members of the legislature couldn't just stop by as they had done for years. He became an elitist Governor leaving with a low approval rating.
Someday after November 6th, 2012, there are going to be Republicans asking themselves how they ever supported such a flawed candidate. Maybe they will realize the GOP leadership in Congress along with RNC Chair Priebus, conservative pundits, Rove, Ailes, Luntz, Drudge, Koch Brothers through their various organizations, etc. are responsible for the hate against Obama much of it based on fiction and outright lies. They set up a narrative of what they wanted to demonize the first black President and stuck to it even when it hurt the American people and the Country with their obstructionist agenda. The very idea they set up a plan to obstruct the President instead of working with him for the good of the Country goes against principles of the Founding Fathers when they set up the branches of Government.
The Republicans who refuse to vote for Romney may or may not come back after November depending on which direction the GOP decides to go. First one kicked out of office should be the RNC Chair who engineered the primaries for Romney and the Koch Brothers. Second should be a bi-partisan bill to get all the millionaire donor money out of shady organizations who are trying to buy an election. It started with Soros in 2006 and 2008 but the GOP led by Rove has taken it to a new low level for 2012 following the Citizens United ruling. This is no way to run a fair election.
Add in the fact that Republicans in various states are trying voter suppression to depress minority voting should bring new rules nationwide on voting as states cannot handle it by what we are seeing. Thought the days of targeting minorities to hold down the voting were over but many of us were wrong. We grew up with the Voting Rights Act and never expected Republicans would be the ones to turn their back on fairness in voting. Today's Republican Party has no sense of integrity, fairness, and truth preferring the win at any cost mentality which goes against what a lot of us Republicans believe. We have the archaic notion that you win with your ideas not cheating and lying,.