Romney campaign bus stop in Mount Pleasant, Michigan draws several

A massive crowd of 17…


Multiply this crowd by two to get a feel for the Mt. Pleasant turnout

One of several Romney campaign buses making the rounds in the USA made a stop on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant this week and drew a teeming crowd of “about 17″. Michigan Victory Communications Director Kelsey Knight said, “We’re here in an effort to splash how strong our grassroots efforts here in Michigan.”

Mission not accomplished.

About 17 people ventured to Lot 27 Wednesday afternoon to get a glimpse of one of Mitt Romney’s campaign buses. {…}

In Michigan, Romney’s representatives primary effort was recruiting supported for “Super Saturday,” a monthly event aimed to gauge the amount of Romney support in the area, Knight said.

“Super Saturday is when volunteers go door to door and focus on getting the word out for the Romney campaign,” Knight said.

In total, Romney has five buses that tour the nation, Knight said. Romney also has a campaign jet, which was built in Michigan. Governor Romney’s state headquarters are located in Lansing.

Romney should appeal to Michigan residents, she said.

He should but, as it turns out, he doesn’t. We all know why. With so much of our economy tied to the automotive industry, Michiganders are still pissed at Mitt Romney for turning his back on our domestic autoworkers. That, combined with his take-every-side-on-every-issue approach and unwillingness to be transparent about his taxes and his business past, have Michigan citizens rightfully skeptical of the failed candidate.

It appears to be contagious, too. To our south, Ohio is now looking very good for President Obama. A poll released this week has him seven points ahead of Romney in the Buckeye state. He’s five points ahead in Florida and Virginia, as well.

The “Death Stench” of the Romney campaign continues to waft across the country. The good news? It gives us the opportunity to give President Obama a clear mandate with a landslide victory and allows us to focus even more intently on the down ticket races.

And focus we will.

[Photo credit: Anne C. Savage | Eclectablog (not from the Mt. Pleasant stop)]

  • http://twitter.com/Regcarolmoore Regina Carol Moore

    Do you think people are resentful about that “Let Detroit go bankrupt” comment? Yea, yea, that might be it…

    • TrumpDog

      Romney says Detroit did go bankrupt and that the president did what he suggested.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Just-Ron/100001146318146 Just Ron

    A Corvair would be more appropriate.
    romney~~unsafe at any time.

  • http://profiles.google.com/scott.urbanowski Scott Urbanowski

    Actually, mission accomplished. They wanted to “splash how strong our grassroots efforts here in Michigan” – and they have shown how strong (weak) it is.

  • AAbshier

    One mistake in the article: Romney’s campaign jet is a McDonnell-Douglas MD-80, a type that was manufactured in Long Beach, CA, not Michigan. You might want to correct the article, because I already have right-wingers making (minor) hay out of this.

    • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

      They will have to take that up with cm-life.com. I’m not going to edit a quote from their newspaper.

  • Dawn9476

    Michigan was never in play for Romney. That’s why this summer, he has only been in the state twice. And those two visits were two months apart from each other. It is also why President Obama hasn’t visited the state since April.

    • http://eclectablog.com Eclectablog

      With all due respect, President Obama was here the Sunday before the convention. Anne photographed it.

      • Dawn9476

        I am sorry. I was wrong. Apparently, he was here in July, too.

  • http://twitter.com/DiggerDoggg Hank Kelly

    Romney will throw anyone under the bus to sit in the Oval Office. Nice to see his bus is getting payback.

  • Phil E. Drifter

    send in… THE CLOWNS! the LAFFY-DAFFY CLOWNS!

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  • attilatheblond

    Giving Obama a landslide won’t fix anything if we don’t also clear obstructionist GOP pols out of the Capital building. Give Obama a DEM majority in House and Senate, then hold his feet to the heat to get things done.

  • docbets

    I can see why Michiganders and others would be pissed at Romney for his “Let it go bankrupt” idea. Much more important, though, is the lack of foresight it shows, and that he sees things through the lens of a financier (person who does elaborate things with money, which provides no goods or services at all) and not through the lens of what is good for people and the country. THAT is something to be outraged about, and to vote against.

  • THOMAS JEFFERSON

    THIS WHOLE ELECTORAL “PROCESS” IS A SHAM, ON BOTH ENDS. RON PAUL PULLS IN CROWDS LIKE A FRIGGIN ROCKSTAR YET HE LOOSES? I AM VOTING LIBERTARIAN THIS TIME AROUND ( GOOGLE / YOUTUBE ) GARY JOHNSON 2012 4 PREZ HE IS ON BALLOT IN ALL 50 STATES AND HE IS VERY MUCH LIKE RON PAUL, END THE WARS, END THE FED, END THE DRUG WAR, BALANCE THE BUDGET AND MOST OF ALL GET BIG GOVERNMENT OFF OUR BACKS LIVE FREE!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45P6Q2oe_I4&feature=related Phaerisee

    As a conservative, I am not so sure that Romney is the lesser of two evils, at least when it comes to the future of the Republican party. If we persist in ignoring our base composed of conservatives, christians and catholics we will continue to lose. Lincoln said you cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. Sacrificing conservative principles in an attempt to appeal to moderates simply is not electorally pragmatic for a Republican victory. If true conservatives want to send a message to the GOP leadership they should vote for Obama. If they cannot stomach voting for someone to the left of center, then they should consider voting for Independent candidate Gary Johnson. Nothing will change unless we send a message.

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