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Matt not Mitt: Triangle backers get visit from Romney son

Posted August 11, 2012

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— Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney changed his plans Saturday, eliminating a Sunday afternoon stop in the Triangle. Instead, he and newly named running mate Paul Ryan will attend a "Homecoming Rally" in Ryan's home state of Wisconsin.

The candidates diverted “The Romney Plan For A Stronger Middle Class” bus tour after Ryan joined the ticket Saturday. They will make two North Carolina stops Sunday – at 10 a.m. at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville and at 1 p.m. in High Point.

There will still be a campaign event at Smokey's Shack, a barbecue restaurant at 10800 Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville, but the headliner will be the candidate's son, Matt Romney, according to the Wake County Republican Party. Pat McCrory, the Republican candidate for governor, will also be on hand.

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  • Crabbit Cratur Aug 13, 2012

    "Matt Romney - why didn't you serve your country....my brother did...as a matter of fact; why didn't any of the Romney boys serve in the US Military?"

    Was your Brother given $10 million by Daddy to start his business! Its not fair to compare a Romney with a normal person....they have so many other options that are not available to us mere mortals.....

  • jjordan231179 Aug 13, 2012

    Why didnt Mitt send one of his Ron Paul supporting family members. He has 5 to choose from. LOL

  • chattycat Aug 13, 2012

    And he wants my vote? Having second thoughts. We just are not quite as important as those mid-westerners. Wait till election time Mitt and see how important we are.

  • vickiewashington Aug 13, 2012

    Matt Romney - why didn't you serve your country....my brother did...as a matter of fact; why didn't any of the Romney boys serve in the US Military?

  • Crabbit Cratur Aug 13, 2012

    Well Romney was never going to win in the Triangle anyway so its not surprising he blew off the BBQ.
    I guess he realized that him eating pork and faking "y'all" was going to be nothing but material for the comedians.....

  • itsmyownopinion Aug 13, 2012

    "Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney changed his plans Saturday, eliminating a Sunday afternoon stop in the Triangle."

    It's too much to hope that North Carolinians will understand how unimportant, insignificant Mittens thinks we are. Elect him and just wait until you need Medicare. I can assure you the costs of your medical care will not be going down e v e r !

  • wral mods blow close my account Aug 13, 2012

    Too busy destroying his campaign with the Ryan "I want to end Medicare" pick.

  • JohnnyMcRonny Aug 13, 2012

    He doesn't care about you. Which make sense, not caring about others in society is his platform.