Mitt Romney may have shown his true colors earlier today. As part of his bus tour of Pennsylvania, he was due to stop at a Wawa convenience store in Quakertown, north of Philadelphia. But he opted to go to a different Quakertown Wawa as well. The reason? Ed Rendell and several Democratic protesters would have been waiting for him at his original stop.
Romney had apparently gone to two other Wawas in Quakertown, both on Route 309.Romney was due to arrive at his original stop at 12:40 pm. By 1:30, however, rumors that he'd gone elsewhere had become strong enough that many people in the crowd had gone home. Not exactly the message you want to send when you already have problems connecting with the average Joe.
Romney spokesman Mark Wagar did not return calls for comment.
According to the Associated Press, Romney did not want to face Democratic protestors at the campaign stop. In particular, it was Rendell who drove Romney to the other Wawa, according to the AP.
Rendell, for his part, criticized Romney's relationship with the media even before he knew the candidate would not stop at the Wawa on John Fries.
Romney himself made light of his change in plans, according to the AP.
"Why we're at this Wawa, instead of the other Wawa?" Romney said as he paid for a meatball hoagie. "I understand I had a surrogate over there already, so we decided to pick a different place. My surrogate is former Gov. Rendell, who said we could win Pennsylvania."Not if you're going to cut and run the way you did earlier, Mittens. Hmmm--is this a sign Romney's turning into the new Bubble Boy?