This past weekend Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential wannabe Willard Mitt Romney ordered coffee ice cream at a Nantucket eatery, but back in January, according to news reports, his staff ejected a man from a Florida rally for holding up a sign with the word “coffee” written on it.
Alan Reynolds, a Romney supporter showed up to the Hialeah rally holding up a sign which read, “Tea Party includes Cuban Coffee Romney”. Once Romney’s staffers spotted the sign Reynolds was escorted away from the scene.
It’s more than a little disturbing when more and more people are removed from campaign rallies these days when they ask uncomfortable questions of candidates, or when they hold up signs with “coffee” written on them, especially from conservative rallies where they’re supposed to worship the Constitution. Makes you wonder if they’ve ever read it.
While being escorted out, Willard’s staff told Reynolds the sign was offensive saying, “Romney doesn’t drink coffee. It’s against his religion.”
This just makes the whole “coffee ice cream” incident all the more strange; you’ll kick someone out of a rally for holding up a sign with the word “coffee” on it because your candidate doesn’t drink coffee, but then say eating coffee ice cream is no big deal? If nothing else it points to the fact – yet again – that neither Romney, nor his staff, is apparently ready for the White House. Someone should hold up a coffee sign at the next Romney rally just to see what happens, perhaps now coffee is more acceptable to Willard? Has he acquired a taste for the forbidden drink since running for President, or did someone decide it would make him more human to order coffee ice cream?
It’s stupid to remove someone from a rally because they hold up a sign that might offend the Mormon candidate because it says “coffee”, but it’s even more stupid when that candidate orders coffee ice cream. Not ready for prime time.
August 23, 2012 at 20:45
I am the Gentleman in Florida who was evicted. Another disparaging part of that incident was that I went there to help my bedridden wife, who wanted me to get that Cuban Coffee Poster signed by Ann Romney, a fellow breast cancer survivor. My wife Maria (a proud Cuban American) was bedridden that week after having recovered from breast cancer, chemotherapy, and then a hysterectomy surgery that week. My wife asked me when I got home that day if I had obtained Ann Romney’s signature, but I told her that I had instead been evicted because my Cuban Coffee sign offended Romney’s handlers as anti-Mormon.
December 30, 2013 at 10:50
You are one of the dumbest persons that I’ve ever heard of. You obviously didn’t think your sign through.
August 25, 2012 at 09:17
I guess that is another vote lost for Romney!
November 10, 2012 at 15:08
How a few hundred thousand votes in swing States?, as my angry peers targeted both Talk Radio in the Swing States as well as Coffee Venues such as Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. Their dissatisfaction was not with the Candidate nor with Mormons (we respect all religious faiths of course) but it was with the State Campaign in FL and also the National people who ignored our pleas for a sincere apology and plausible explanation.
November 10, 2012 at 15:09
Meant to say “how about a few hundred thousand swing State votes lost”
November 10, 2012 at 15:14
He had no chance of getting the Seattle vote, of course.