Posted on | August 14, 2012 | 14 Comments
By the time you read this, I’ll be about halfway to Beallsville, Ohio, where Mitt Romney has the first of his three campaign stops today:
- 12:30 p.m. ET: American Energy Corporation
43521 Mayhugh Road
- 3:30 p.m. ET: Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl
532 Mcintire Avenue
- 7:00 p.m. ET: Ross County Court House
2 North Paint Street
Here’s the news about Romney’s afternoon stop from Hannah Sparling of the Zanesville Times Recorder:
ZANESVILLE — Bill Sullivan doesn’t know what flavor ice cream Mitt Romney fancies, but the owner of Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl plans to suggest Whitehouse — vanilla with cherries.
Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, will be at Tom’s at 3:30 p.m. today for a campaign rally. The event is free and open to the public, and doors will open at 2:30, representatives from the Romney campaign said.
Sullivan is expecting about 70 people inside Tom’s for the rally and at least 1,000 more standing outside, he said.
For people who can’t make it into the building, the Romney campaign is paying for ice cream to be served to them outdoors, he said.
The national press will find some way to turn this into Another Shocking Scandal: Why is “Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl” owned by a guy named Bill? And isn’t it true that this “free” ice cream is being paid for with money Romney stole from laid-off steel workers? Surely that stuff’s included in the 290-page MMFA super-PAC oppo-research dossier, right?
Speaking of shocking scandals, have Democrats started shreiking “racism” about this Romney ad yet?
Another Shocking Scandal: “Disturbing Report” of massive Republican crowds at Romney-Ryan rallies. A quick survey of the headlines at Memeorandum reveals the hot story is Wolf Blitzer’s smackdown of Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
Job one for Democrats: Lie your ass off in the interest of convincing seniors that Romney and Ryan are prepared to reduce Medicare benefits for everyone, regardless of age, instead of exempting people aged 55 and over as Ryan has promised. When that doesn’t work . . . shift to plan B by arguing that Romney and Ryan are prepared to reduce Medicare for the grandmas of the future, which could totally be avoided if we just keep reelecting Democrats and have the magical unicorn in Obama’s backyard fart out a few new trillion-dollar bills to keep the program solvent.
Now, off to Ohio. Please hit the tip jar!