[S]ources tell FOX31 Denver that the campaign may be considering adding a public event or two, possibly one Tuesday on the western slope and another Wednesday morning in Colorado Springs, likely something focused on the wildfires… [Pols emphasis]
Confirmed this morning via Romney’s website, at least the first event:
Town Hall with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM (MT)
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Doors Open 9:00 AM | Program Begins 10:00 AM
Central High School
550 Warrior Way, Grand Junction, CO
We were a bit surprised to hear that the subject of these events might be the recent wildfires that have ravaged many areas of the state–particularly the city of Colorado Springs where Romney may hold a rally on Wednesday (no official word yet on that one). Much like local Republicans who have repeatedly voted to cut funding for federal firefighting efforts, Romney just last month derided President Barack Obama for saying “we need more firemen.”
Romney said of Obama, “he wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, [Pols emphasis] more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government…
Folks, we can only express so much outrage before our audience becomes inured to it–call it the “MSNBC effect.” But it’s one thing to play games with the issues of the day, like flip-flopping on abortion or global warming. Politicians who deride and undermine calls for “more firemen,” then hold rallies on the ashes of burned homes, are doing something very wrong.
A responsible media, or for that matter voting public, should not allow them to get away with it.