If you go to a freezing Romney rally, you're staying, goshdarnit11/5/2012
Last January, a poll revealed that a full 2 percent of Americans thought that Mitt Romney's first name was "Mittens." During yesterday's freezing rally in Pennsylvania, the 20,000-strong crowd might've wished that were true. According to USA Today reporter Jackie Kucinich and New York Times scribe Michael Barbaro — who both live-tweeted the event — several people attempted to leave the rally during Romney's speech but were held back by Romney staffers. "'We've got to get out! My daughter is frostbitten,' begs mom, asking to leave Romney rally," Barbaro wrote. "Staffer replies: 'It's not cold enuf for that.'" Later reports said that the delays were due to security concerns, not because of MitRom staffing decisions. [Source]
UPDATE: One important detail was lost in the stack of retweets of Barbaro's original post: The Romney staffer's "It's not cold enuf" remark was directed toward reporters, not at the child's mother.
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