The Stench and the Fence

Haha, let’s say you are the event planner for His Willardness and you saw those reports of people fleeing Willard’s rally after listening to Kid Rock perform, so what do you do at your event to prevent that embarassment?

Simple: you put staffers as guards at the exits and you don’t let them out!

From Crooks and Liars:

…But then we started seeing these tweets from reporters:

Michael Barbaro ‏@mikiebarb (New York Times political reporter):
W/ Romney more than an hour late (but now speaking), dozens of people stuck in the cold, begging staffers to leave, use the bathroom…

Then:

“We’ve got to get out! My daughter is frostbitten,” begs mom, asking to leave Romney rally. Staffer replies: “It’s not cold enuf for that.”

Ashley Parker ‏@AshleyRParker (also New York Times):
This is a big rally for Romney in PA, but dozens of people — cold and angry — are begging to be let out.

Jackie Kucinich ‏@JFKucinich (Writes for USAToday, Dennis Kucinich’s daughter):
Man just pulled me aside and said “My son is on the verge of hypothermia” just as staffer starts letting people out a few at a time.
[...]
People are literally sneaking out gates now bring told they can’t leave way pic.twitter.com/uvlPBys5

The Romney people later told reporters it was a security problem, not that they were trying to make people stay for the entire event.

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