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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.

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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.

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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