Romney Camp Spends $5,000 on Storm Supplies for Photo-Op

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mitt Romney, Posing with Storm Relief Supplies in Dayton, OH

Ignoring the Red Cross’ request for financial donations to help victims of Hurricane Sandy and not cans of beans, tuna and chicken, used blankets clothes, Mitt Romney decided the deadly storm presented the faltering campaign with a valuable photo-op.

Romney, along with Ohio surrogate Sen. Rob Portman (R), asked supporters to bring donations to a campaign event in Dayton. Fearful that supporters would leave the rented Penske truck empty, the Romney campaign dispatched aides to go shopping at a local Wal-Mart and spend $5,000 on granola bars, canned food, energy drinks, canned soup, and diapers to put on display while they crossed their fingers and hoped donations would come in, according to one staffer.

Needless to say, Romney got his photo-op, albeit cynically staged. Is this what Romney meant when he said as president, he would eliminate FEMA and turn disaster relief over to individual states?

SOURCE: BuzzFeed

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13 Responses to Romney Camp Spends $5,000 on Storm Supplies for Photo-Op

  1. retahyajyajav says:

    I’m speechless.

  2. TOM339 says:

    Romney is a criminal. A lying sociopath who will stop at nothing to become president.

    I am certain he would sell the souls of his five sons and his wife if he thought he would receive the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    People who know Romney from his days as governor of Massachusetts say he is a man without a moral core. This stunt in Dayton is just another chapter in the Romney saga.

  3. Rachel says:

    Everything about Romney, except his ambition to be America’s first Mormon president, is fake.

  4. Matteo says:

    Have you seen this? Josh Whedon on Romney the Zombie.

  5. Randy Arroyo says:

    Romney is a sick piece of shit. Case closed.

  6. Adirondacky says:

    Like Bill Clinton said, it takes a lot of brass to pull off a stunt like this on the backs of 65 million storm ravaged Americans, many of whom have lost everything; their homes, cars, loved ones, everything. This campaign stunt will go down as the most desperate political act in history.

  7. feminazi says:

    The irony is, Romney is worth $250 million — at least, and he’s able to write a check for substantial amount to the Red Cross which would help a large number of Hurricane Sandy victims. But instead, he chose to use campaign funds for a photo-op. Romney can go to hell.

  8. Joe in Colorado says:

    This stunt will sink any chances of Romney winning the election.

  9. Stephen Iversonn says:

    The use of Campaign Funds is clear:

    May spend campaign funds for “bona fide campaign or political purposes” only (with limited exceptions

    The question I have is, spending $5,000 at Wal Mart on relief supplies the Red Cross said they don’t want or need, for a photo op, considered a “bona fide campaign or political purpose”? If not, then Mitt Romney’s campaign could be looking at a steep fine from the FEC.

  10. ChiTOM says:

    Stephen Iversonn – Here’s hoping Romney/Ryan lose the election and get slapped with a fine! This would be the icing on the cake for me.

  11. Pechanga says:

    If Stephen Iversonn is correct, the FEC has one year after the election to prosecute this and fine the Romney campaign.

    Of course, if it can be proven Romney gave the order to misappropriate the $5,000, then he is in very serious trouble.

  12. DMason says:

    Mitt Romney is a soulless ghoul.

  13. fran says:

    They spend $18,000 for ONE one time political ad– I’m sure the Red Cross could use some of that.
    Was Mitt going to fly the goods to NYC on his private jet?

    Should we dub it the “let them eat soup” campaign?

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