Are you excited, kids? Mitt Romney has finally officially announced that he’s running for the Rethuglican nomination for President! He appeared at a place in New Hampshire called Bittersweet Farm (I kid you not!). The farm is owned by a family named Scamman (I kid you not!). Well, anyway, surrounded by his wife
xJoanna Eberhartx Ann and some of his family (not sure how many of his 5 sons, Biff, Skippy, Corky, Tad, and Cricket were there), he made the big announcement. Everyone was eating chili, as though there was not enough hot air already.
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But that’s not the funny thing. The funny thing is that Princess Sarah Palin showed up with her prop bus and her prop family, and look what happened! From TALKING POINTS MEMO:
If Mitt Romney was looking for huge headlines from his Thursday campaign launch in New Hampshire…well, he might have reason to be a bit disappointed.
Friday’s front page of the New Hampshire Union Leader, the state’s largest newspaper, has Romney’s launch seriously overshadowed by two other events: The death of former Gov. Walter Peterson (R) — and Sarah Palin’s tour of the state. The latter was given the banner headline just above the fold, “Palin Hits The Seacoast,” plus a large photo of Palin and her daughter Piper.
By comparison, Romney’s kickoff was reduced to a mere inset photo within text of the Palin piece, and a small headline, “Romney Announces.”
The caption text: “INSIDE: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announces his presidential candidacy Thursday in Stratham. Story, Page A3.”
You can see the front page at the TALKING POINTS MEMO link. But wait, kids, that’s not all! It seems that other Rethuglicans aren’t too crazy about Mittsie. Not only did Princess Sarah show up to diss Mittsie, but so did Rudy 9/11 Giuliani to pound Mittsie on Romneycare, which looks just like the Obama health care plan.
But wait, kids, that’s not all! Look at the front page of Mittsie’s old stomping grounds’ conservative newspaper’s front page reporting on Mittsie’s New Hampshire speech!