(full site)
Fark.com

Try out our new mobile site!


Back To Main
   Frostbitten rally-goers being barred from leaving Romney rally, begging reporters and news outlets for help (working link)

04 Nov 2012 10:06 PM   |   40936 clicks   |   Daily Kos
Showing 1-50 of 542 comments
Refresh Page 2
View Comments:
NFA    [TotalFark]  
What are they complaining about, this is ROMNEY's vision for America. Woman and children out in the cold and without help, all to benefit the wealthy.

04 Nov 2012 09:06 PM
Bontesla     
NewsFlash?

04 Nov 2012 09:06 PM
Brontes     
Jeez, hope that's a fake. Pretty crappy if not.

04 Nov 2012 09:07 PM
Fell In Love With a Chair     

NFA: What are they complaining about, this is ROMNEY's vision for America. Woman and children out in the cold and without help, all to benefit the wealthy.


When you put it that way, it DOES make perfect sense. I wonder why they're not allowed to leave, though...

04 Nov 2012 09:07 PM
Bontesla     
I find this hilarious.

04 Nov 2012 09:07 PM
WTF Indeed    [TotalFark]  
To be fair, those people just realized they were in Bucks County when Romney played to crowd and now they want to leave.

04 Nov 2012 09:09 PM
Fell In Love With a Chair     

Brontes: Jeez, hope that's a fake. Pretty crappy if not.


http://www.democrats.org/news/press/r omneys_pa_fantasy_turns_into_dis a ster

More and more tweets coming in, starting to look legit :x I hope it's not true too.... but it's definitely cold enough in PA to get frostbite tonight.

04 Nov 2012 09:11 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope    [TotalFark]  
WTF? Why would they block the exits? This makes no sense.

It does, however, make good comedy. If you're not trying to get out with a half-frozen kid.

04 Nov 2012 09:11 PM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
It's like kettle corn, but with children.

04 Nov 2012 09:11 PM
Warthog    [TotalFark]  
This is Romney's Katrina.

04 Nov 2012 09:12 PM
Bontesla     
Tweets are two hours old.

Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker

To be clear, the people asking to leave were delayed because of security concerns -- not bc of a Romney staff decision.
Retweeted by Michael Barbaro

04 Nov 2012 09:13 PM
Ambivalence    [TotalFark]  
talk about a captive audience.

04 Nov 2012 09:14 PM
The Great EZE     
Way to win over a state you really didn't have a chance to win over anyway.

04 Nov 2012 09:14 PM
Bontesla     
Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker

Other people who left say they're HUGE Romney supporters, just cold and tired, or with sick kids and spouses.
Retweeted by Michael Barbaro

04 Nov 2012 09:14 PM
Bontesla     
Michael Barbaro @mikiebarb

Rally in PA just went eerily quiet for 3 mins after a man collapsed in the audience. No music. No speaker. He's. Okay now tho.

04 Nov 2012 09:15 PM
Bontesla     
Jackie Kucinich @JFKucinich

Both volunteers and a secret service were trying to keep people in- it was not just Romney staff.

04 Nov 2012 09:17 PM
teto85    [TotalFark]  
Good show Mittens. Welcome to Bainmerica folks.

04 Nov 2012 09:17 PM
BooBoo23    [TotalFark]  

Bontesla: the people asking to leave were delayed because of security concerns


I wonder what kind of security concern occurs when people try to get further away from a public figure rather than closer.

04 Nov 2012 09:18 PM
Bontesla     
Philip Rucker @PhilipRucker

True RT @hollybdc: RE folks stuck in the cold at Romney rally in PA: Issue seems to have been abt security, not maintaining crowd numbers

04 Nov 2012 09:18 PM
GAT_00     

BooBoo23: Bontesla: the people asking to leave were delayed because of security concerns

I wonder what kind of security concern occurs when people try to get further away from a public figure rather than closer.


Real security keeps more targets around in case someone is under attack.

04 Nov 2012 09:20 PM
Bontesla     
Ffs. This was tweeted by a NYT reporter and USA Today reporter.
That'll win the press, Romney.

04 Nov 2012 09:21 PM
FloydA     
Foolish peasants! If His Lordship, has demanded that you be here, then you must do as you are told. If the God of Kobol had wanted you to not die of hypothermia, He would have given you box seats with a generator. God only likes the rich people, you stupid peasant. Now get back in line and wave the banners or His Lordship will have you taken away.

04 Nov 2012 09:21 PM
Fell In Love With a Chair     

BooBoo23: Bontesla: the people asking to leave were delayed because of security concerns

I wonder what kind of security concern occurs when people try to get further away from a public figure rather than closer.


I can't even imagine. If there's someone with a weapon, wouldn't you WANT the crowd to disperse? I don't know if I'm buying the whole "security" thing.

04 Nov 2012 09:21 PM
Raharu     
Don't worry, most of the people at Romney rallies are pixels.
www.angrygaypope.comView Full Size

04 Nov 2012 09:22 PM
Bontesla     
Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker

@joepa2213 It was a Secret Service decision. But everyone who wanted to leave was allowed to leave.. Just took a little while to sort it out

04 Nov 2012 09:22 PM
Lorelle    [TotalFark]  
I enjoyed this comment by PLUMBOB6:

They should have taken their kids closer to the front of the stage,with all the hot air coming from mitt they would be down to their underwear

04 Nov 2012 09:23 PM
Bontesla     
Apparently it was about 32* degrees @ the rally.

04 Nov 2012 09:24 PM
Bontesla     
Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker

Crowd estimate from Romney's Pennsylvania rally, according to Secret Service, are 25,000. One of his biggest events all year.

04 Nov 2012 09:24 PM
OtherLittleGuy     

Bontesla: Tweets are two hours old.

Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker

To be clear, the people asking to leave were delayed because of security concerns -- not bc of a Romney staff decision.
Retweeted by Michael Barbaro


On the bright side, we know what ever happened to the former Iraqi Information Minister.

04 Nov 2012 09:25 PM
Bontesla     
God I love Twitter
#HostagesforMitt is beginning to trend

04 Nov 2012 09:29 PM
MisterTweak    [TotalFark]  

Bontesla: Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker

Crowd estimate from Romney's Pennsylvania rally, according to Secret Service, are 25,000. One of his biggest events all year.


Well that's some good news, at least he'll have some good memories to take with him when he goes back to the private sector in january. Who says Americans don't have a sense of civic duty?

04 Nov 2012 09:30 PM
vygramul    [TotalFark]  
This seems too incredible to believe.

04 Nov 2012 09:33 PM
Sgygus    [TotalFark]  
This is bird-poop on Romney's shoulder.

04 Nov 2012 09:33 PM
Bontesla     
The hilarious twitter feed

It looks like the event is all over now.

04 Nov 2012 09:34 PM
ThatGuyFromTheInternet     
Cannot wait for this to hit the presses.

04 Nov 2012 09:35 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope    [TotalFark]  

Bontesla: Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker

@joepa2213 It was a Secret Service decision. But everyone who wanted to leave was allowed to leave.. Just took a little while to sort it out


I'm still very curious to know what "security thing" requires keeping people in rather than keeping them out. If I were a Romney staffer I'd be getting the Secret Service to explain that in a very easy to understand soundbite as of 2 hours ago.

04 Nov 2012 09:37 PM
Bontesla     
This pretty much sums the entire Romney campaign.
How is the race this tight?

04 Nov 2012 09:37 PM
MeinRS6     
Romney staffers = history's worst monsters, obviously

Won't anyone think of the frozen children?!?!

04 Nov 2012 09:37 PM
Brontes     
Non issue, over-zealous staffer

04 Nov 2012 09:38 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk     

Benevolent Misanthrope: Bontesla: Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker

@joepa2213 It was a Secret Service decision. But everyone who wanted to leave was allowed to leave.. Just took a little while to sort it out

I'm still very curious to know what "security thing" requires keeping people in rather than keeping them out. If I were a Romney staffer I'd be getting the Secret Service to explain that in a very easy to understand soundbite as of 2 hours ago.


They probably had to search the place for abandoned backpacks before they'd let anyone leave early

04 Nov 2012 09:39 PM
Decados    [TotalFark]  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Cannot wait for this to hit the presses.


It MIGHT get a mention for about two seconds...

04 Nov 2012 09:39 PM
The Great EZE     
But seriously, though: How the FARK does that guy get over 30,000 people to come to his rally?

04 Nov 2012 09:40 PM
ThatGuyFromTheInternet     

Decados: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Cannot wait for this to hit the presses.

It MIGHT get a mention for about two seconds...


I'm willing to bet it gets more than that. At least HuffPo will run with it if there's even a sliver of anything.

04 Nov 2012 09:41 PM
Bontesla     

Decados: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Cannot wait for this to hit the presses.

It MIGHT get a mention for about two seconds...


It'll be chalked up to a misunderstanding.
Apparently those who were "begging" to be let out all still fully supported Romney once they were released from custody - er - the rally

04 Nov 2012 09:42 PM
Bontesla     

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Decados: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Cannot wait for this to hit the presses.

It MIGHT get a mention for about two seconds...

I'm willing to bet it gets more than that. At least HuffPo will run with it if there's even a sliver of anything.


Someone tweeted Rachel Maddow. She's usually good with investigations - she might be able to get to the "security concern"

04 Nov 2012 09:43 PM
Bontesla     

The Great EZE: But seriously, though: How the FARK does that guy get over 30,000 people to come to his rally?


In 32* freaking degree weather
AND he was late

04 Nov 2012 09:44 PM
Fell In Love With a Chair     

04 Nov 2012 09:44 PM
Codenamechaz    [TotalFark]  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Bontesla: Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker

@joepa2213 It was a Secret Service decision. But everyone who wanted to leave was allowed to leave.. Just took a little while to sort it out

I'm still very curious to know what "security thing" requires keeping people in rather than keeping them out. If I were a Romney staffer I'd be getting the Secret Service to explain that in a very easy to understand soundbite as of 2 hours ago.


The only thing I could think of that could cause that is a "Code Adam".

For those who haven't worked retail: Code adam is when a child is lost or missing somewhere in the store, requiring staff to secure the doors to prevent an abduction

04 Nov 2012 09:46 PM
GAT_00     

Codenamechaz: Benevolent Misanthrope: Bontesla: Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker

@joepa2213 It was a Secret Service decision. But everyone who wanted to leave was allowed to leave.. Just took a little while to sort it out

I'm still very curious to know what "security thing" requires keeping people in rather than keeping them out. If I were a Romney staffer I'd be getting the Secret Service to explain that in a very easy to understand soundbite as of 2 hours ago.

The only thing I could think of that could cause that is a "Code Adam".

For those who haven't worked retail: Code adam is when a child is lost or missing somewhere in the store, requiring staff to secure the doors to prevent an abduction


Code Adams are also followed immediately by as wide of an announcement as possible. It does no good without that. There are no reports of announcements.

04 Nov 2012 09:48 PM
Dallymo    [TotalFark]  

Bontesla: The hilarious twitter feed

It looks like the event is all over now.


My favorite exchange from that:

1h Corey @CoreyCW
OMG! Romney campaign rally happening right now in PA outdoors, very cold, & Romney staffers are trying to force ppl to stay. via @JFKucinich

1h Jackie Kucinich @JFKucinich
@CoreyCW that isn't what happened

1h Paul Drake @PaulWDrake
@JFKucinich @CoreyCW Good luck putting that toothpaste back in the tube. Lefty blobs running wild w/ your story.

04 Nov 2012 09:48 PM
Showing 1-50 of 542 comments
Refresh Page 2
View Comments:
This thread is closed to new comments.


Back To Main

More Headlines:
Main | Sports | Business | Geek | Entertainment | Politics | Video | FarkUs | Contests | Fark Party | Combined