Romney's Visit Made Wawa a Winner

Political pundits say Wawa benefited from publicity over Mitt Romney's controversial campaign stop.

The latest edition of PoliticsPa's Ups & Downs List says the Delware County-based got a boost from Mitt Romney's visit to Pennsylvania on Father's Day weekend.

Where's the best spot in your community for Romney or Obama to campaign? Tell us in the comments section below.

It was a since Romney was set to visit one Wawa but showed up at a different location when protesters and former Gov. Ed Rendell rallied at Romney's original destination.

Here's a rundown of commentary on Romney's "Wawa-gate" including everything from the finer points of hoagies versus subs to the text of Romney's speech at the event.

Wawa has about 570 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

Steve June 27, 2012 at 04:45 PM
And Obama is full of integrity ? LOL......I love what he did with the Arizon matter recently where he acted day #1 to impede Arirzona's immigration effort by severing their ties with the feds..... You can't make this stuff up ! What will Obama do to get the latino vote while not protecting our borders. As for lies.....here's an oldie but goodie with almost 2 millon hits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UErR7i2onW0 We are now spending $2 billion more each DAY than we take in. With no budge, the "priniting press" is going on full throttle. How long can this country go on paying off one credit card with another credit card ? And yet, Obama's plan was to cut $1.4 trillion in spending over 10 years. Well. $1.4 trillion over ten years doesn't even cover the interest expense the government pays. What a joke........
Liberalism is a mental disorder June 27, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Politifacts, huh? Just another branch of the left wing.... already addressed the job growth number, dolt. And how about some of Obama's numbers.... 15% unemployment.... more debt in 4 years than virtually all presidents combined.... NO major policy initiatives after Obamacare gets overturned. Obama know NOTHING about business or the economy. As far as Mitt and Mass.... it's amazing he could get ANYTHING done in that liberal cesspool with 85% liberal democrat state legislators. At least he got something done. OBAMA HAS DONE NOTHING. NOTHING. What are you supporting... four more years of NOTHING except $6 trillion in debt for more give aways?
Liberalism is a mental disorder June 27, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Reagan.... Bush I.... Even Clinton... he followed the lead of a Republican congress.
Liberalism is a mental disorder June 27, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Hey,.. Tony the Dolt... did you actually READ the whole "debt" link you provided? I think not.... Most of the debt was not of Romneys doing, and MUCH OF IT IS LOCAL DEBT.. like cites and such. This reflects Mass. overspending at local and county levels for years before and after Romney. This is the type of crap you liberals spew. You provice a link, and it REFUTES what you contend. You moron.
Morgan King June 27, 2012 at 05:15 PM
A shining example of well-reasoned, intelligent political discourse.
Tony June 27, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Yes, i did read the entire article and was hoping that would be your response, because then with your comeback, you are stating then Obama isn't responsible for his predicessor's debt either and the debt of the states, military, etc. If you are saying Romney wasn't then for sure you would have to agree the same for Obama....or are you be just a hypocrite?
Tony June 27, 2012 at 05:24 PM
and so what you are saying Steve is that its Obama's fault? the entire thing? come on man...we have 2 non-sense wars started with Bush, that we went in and now fixing up their countries. The house sure has done alot. hmmmm. who is in charge of the house...they passed the budget as well... hmmmm who could that be.... The printing will continue under Romney, which is my point. Everyone duped into Romney when Paul should have got the vote. Now we are stuck with a liberal Romney (past record as fact).
Tony June 27, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Ever wonder why the banks are all screwed up...passed by Clinton....but do some research on who did away with the Glass-Steagall act, soley republicans pushing it through with ties to Enron and other scandals. Ohhh those glorious respectful republicans really no how to put on a show as well
Frightwingslayer June 27, 2012 at 06:27 PM
15% unemployment, lol..There you go with that Fox news so called news again..Come into the real world...Yea, you moron, what us stupid people dont understand I guess is that when Romney and his Rich friends get rich and piss some of the small change on us we must thank him profusely..Yea, his give to the rich and make us all rich ideas worked real well during the Bush administration..Tried, tested , and failed..The good news is that Romney is dead in Pa. and all the votes from you morons on the right arent worth crap! So spout off all you want , you jerk! By the way, right on Jim!!!
Jim Gregory June 27, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Hope and change isn't working well with the rightwingnuts obviously. I I had hoped they'd stop watching Fox news and change into informed citizens..I can tell from your comments, Mr. U R Loser, that it hasnt worked well.
Solomon Kleit June 27, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Mitt runs on fear and Obama runs on hope. Plain and simple. We are way better off now then we were before Obama and it is going to get better. All this talk of communists and socialists reminds me of the stories that I heard about 50s and McCarthyism......all a bunch of BS. Did it get us anywhere as a country? Not at all. The elected republicans are using nothing but fear to elicit reactions from a public simply because they want power and control.
David Curran June 27, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Agreed Frightwing, Romney's agenda (currently) is little different from Bush's failed administration. How anyone can suggest that those policies are effective after 2008 is beyond me. I think what many people probably overlook is that Romney is generally not well liked. He is nervous, visibly uncomfortable around average people and a fake. Everyone picks this up, hence the lack of enthusiasm even among Repubs. Anyone who has changed their positions on fundamental issues as much as he has cannot be trusted.
Stephen Eickhoff June 27, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Unemployment was 7.6 when Obama took office-- now it's 8.1. The national debt was lower before Obama took office and put 787 billion dollars into stimulus. Bush bailed out the auto manufacturers-- but Obama approved a special payout to the unions, leaving everyone who had GM stock in their retirement funds in the lurch. Obama gave millions to "green energy" companies that subsequently failed. Obama put a moratorium on Gulf drilling, then when a judge struck down this unconstitutional executive order, he just issued another one. Then he told Brazilian oil companies it was perfectly OK for them to drill in the Gulf and we'd love to buy THEIR oil. You state that "Mitt runs on fear" as if it were some kind of truism. I'm not a Romney supporter per se, but I oppose the mean-spirited and divisive rhetoric of this President, and reject his attitude that the Constitution is a mere impediment to his personal desires. He criticizes the successful, and coddles the underachieving. He has absolutely no real-world experience in business and assuming he finishes this term as President, it will be the first time he completed a term in public office before jumping to his next "project". Success in the USA is not driven by government intervention, but the hard work of honest people. Obama thinks the private sector is "doing fine" and that breaking more windows will keep the economy going.
Stephen Eickhoff June 27, 2012 at 08:10 PM
You obviously don't even know what a capital company does. If you do, pretend I'm an idiot and explain it to me. Hint: when one is involved with your company, your company is already in bad shape.
Tony June 27, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Great comparison from a Libertarian Republican Gary Johnson. Romney flip flopper of century: http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/candidate-comparison
jordam smith July 01, 2012 at 01:54 AM
David Curran July 01, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Thanks Ernest for the info, if I may add another: -He transported his dog (Irish Setter)on the roof of his car for a 12 hour ride, causing the animal undue stress, which resulted in diarhea oozing down the rear window. How could anybody with a heart, or at least a minium of common sense do this to a family pet?
Stephen Eickhoff July 01, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I haven't heard anything that explains why Obama is better than Romney. First of all, Obama ate dogs-- so if we're going to turn this into a PETA issue, stop right there. Second, Bain Capital is a company that is brought in when another company is going down the tubes. If it can be saved, it is. If your company is in good shape, you aren't calling a company like Bain. Criticizing Bain Capital for failed companies is like criticizing a field medic for losing a few patients. Third, if anyone can give me a list of organizations Obama worked for other than lobbyists, unions, and governments, please do. Most of the rest of us live in the real world, working for companies that actually produce something.
David Curran July 01, 2012 at 04:07 PM
The Seamus incident goes to his character (lack of empathy) and his judgment. I find the anecdote very revealing. Do you want someone with these faults leading our nations military?
Kathleen Shaver July 01, 2012 at 04:32 PM
President Obama did not start a war based on lies peddled to the American people, a war costing thousands and thousands of lives. President Obama has done more to secure our country militarily than any past president and is responsible for eliminating Osama Bin Laden. The president is working to assure better health care and jobs for returning soldiers and their families through the "Joining Forces" initiative. If the administration had let the automobile companies fail as many conservatives had advocated, what would the jobless rate be today? Empathy? Today, more people have health insurance and are receiving preventative care without co-pay due to the Affordable Care Act; the "doughnut hole" is decreasing for seniors on Medicare and in PA alone, 4,582,000 people are assured that there will be no lifetime limit on their health insurance. While you talk about eating dogs, the rest of us are moving forward.
Stephen Eickhoff July 01, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Mitt Romney started a war? Why was I not notified! If GM had been allowed to go into a normal bankruptcy, we don't know what the jobless rate would be. I do know that we wouldn't have had countless retirees lose half of their savings so that unions could have 100% guaranteed pensions. The bondholders would have been on equal footing with those workers. Empathy? I donate to charity, and I support medicare and medicaid both through the taxes that are seized from me and through my verbal support of these programs when they are run properly and efficiently... which is rarely, unfortunately.
Stephen Eickhoff July 01, 2012 at 06:59 PM
By the way, David up there initiated the dog discussion; I didn't. Do try to keep up.
Stephen Eickhoff July 01, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Do you want someone who sat in a radical's church for 20 years and somehow didn't notice leading our military? That has at least as much bearing-- which frankly, might be little. Because it's a red herring. Somehow, I feel that you're really not terribly concerned about who leads our military.
David Curran July 01, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Mr Eichoff, I may have brought up the dog situation but you have brought up religion. If you want to a contrast/compare one church/minister Pres. Obama may have followed than it is fair game to discuss some of the historical tenets of Mormonism. I do not want to go there; do you? Religion aside, Romney is ill suited to be our President. He just is not a good enough person in my mind. His history(flip-flopping and pandering to any audience) and conduct on the campaign trail (Running away from protesters and not stating specifics on issues) is an embarrasment and not worth of the office.
Kathleen Shaver July 02, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Okay, I'll try. I don't think that GM or Chrysler could have gone into "normal bankruptcy" as there was nothing normal about the crisis in the financial markets at the time. The auto companies would not have been able to get the necessary loans from the private sector to keep them afloat during bankruptcy . My understanding is that the UAW unions actually accepted a number of wage and benefit cuts in the deal and that the agreement to allow the industry to pay into the healthcare retirement fund with equity was a concession and a significant risk given the tenuous financial position of the industry. While it is true that unions have successfully bargained for generous benefits and pension plans in the past, thousands of retirees have lost their savings because of greedy unregulated investment bankers who literally gambled away their money and CEO's who run away with a huge portion of the profits. And I think we were talking about whether the President showed empathy, not you. Try to keep up.
henry W. heuer July 02, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I just couldn't leave it. Stephen, when Obama took office,the economy was colapsing. The middle class lost 20 percent of its wealth, not billions but trillions. It's the worst downturn since the great depression. The economy barely survived Your statement implies that it was Obama's fault stating that unemployment went up from 7.6 to 8.1. Your intention was to somehow blame Obama for this disaster. Don't be coy. That was your intention. It was under a republican presidents watch the the economy nearly died. Please be honest. Apologize for essentially lying. One politician we cannot blame is Obama. Please be honest.
Marc Lombardi July 02, 2012 at 02:01 AM
I can't answer for Jim but I'll answer for myself. Obama hasn't been a perfect President but he has certainly helped to change what was/is a deeply flawed healthcare system in the U.S. so that's some pretty big change. His immigration reform was another big change. He's passed laws to help women get paid on the same level as men, so I think that's a welcome change. All of this change for the positive gives me hope. So I'd say that "Hope" and "Change" are working very well and we can count on that. Moving "Forward" to the election.
Marc Lombardi July 02, 2012 at 02:04 AM
They're not called "Rich people" and "the wealthy" anymore. They're called "job creators." That's the new buzzword that the conservatives are using to help us normies see that they're the ones responsible for all of our good fortune. And, more importantly, it means we can blame these "job creators" for getting rid of employees during a recession. That's clearly Obama's fault of course. [/sarcasm]
Ben Miller July 02, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Well, realistically, Marc, it IS the wealthy that are job creators. Poor people and middle-class people don't own factories and businesses. Put yourself in the position of one of those factory owners. The government decides to tax you more... are you going to just say, "Ok" and pay more or are you going to find a way to make up for the lost income, finding a way to make your product more cheaply? Be honest. Obviously the rich aren't going to bend over and be taxed more, especially when some of them are being taxed 60%+ of their income already. The most expensive part of any business is the workforce itself, so you get rid of a couple people here and a couple people there, combining jobs. You make your product more using less money, because you have fewer salaries to pay. Don't forget, most employers invest well over twice a person's salary in benefits. So in the end, Obama's brilliant plan (and yours) is to ultimately lay people off all over the country.
Ben Miller July 02, 2012 at 03:01 AM
And "Frightwingslayer" I believe you just made a death threat against a Presidential Candidate. You said, "The good news is that Romney is dead in Pa."


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