Politics

Embarrassing Romney rally

You have to ask what was Romney’s advance team thinking? Sure, tickets for a 1,200 seat rally were selling out, so they moved it to a 65,000 seat stadium? Talk about overly optimistic. The new venue turned a decent crowd into an embarrassing spectacle that probably made everyone feel uncomfortable.

Not only did Romney’s jokes fall flat, the optics were terrible. No way to hide the empty seats.

And the long shot photos make the turnout look absolutely pathetic.

It’s a good thing Romney likes to fire people, because I’m pretty sure whoever came up with that bright idea doesn’t have a job anymore. [Photos via Charles P. Pierce and Think Progress.]

Libby Spencer
Libby Spencer is a social media maven whose political commentary has been published on a wide variety of websites including a rather short lived guest blog at Fox News. She has been practicing her particular brand of punditry at the Detroit News Politics blog since April 2004.