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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:07 PM

CNN reported that Mitt had to practice sitting on a barstool


Tonight's debate format will force the candidates to confront two unpredictable things: regular 'mericans and regular 'merican furniture.


According to CNN's Dana Bash, Mitt Romney has been especially concerned with the latter, with campaign sources telling her that Romney has been practicing climbing and sitting on the bar stools that will be used during the debate.


It's easy to mock Romney's unfamiliarity with plebeian seating, but as the saying goes, you have to walk a mile in man's bespoke slippers before you can understand him. We may be familiar with bar stools, but let he among us who would be totally comfortable in a car elevator cast the first precious stone.



http://www.indecisionforever.com/blog/2012/10/16/mitt-romney-practiced-sitting-on-bar-stool

Also from CNN
https://twitter.com/David_Gergen/status/258346850057342976

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Reply CNN reported that Mitt had to practice sitting on a barstool (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 OP
livetohike Oct 2012 #1
sadbear Oct 2012 #2
Motown_Johnny Oct 2012 #26
HockeyMom Oct 2012 #3
emulatorloo Oct 2012 #5
Lucinda Oct 2012 #4
emulatorloo Oct 2012 #6
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #9
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2012 #21
Lucinda Oct 2012 #30
rocktivity Oct 2012 #7
reformist2 Oct 2012 #8
quinnox Oct 2012 #10
MatthewStLouis Oct 2012 #13
Brickbat Oct 2012 #11
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #15
Brickbat Oct 2012 #16
Eleanors38 Oct 2012 #12
WilliamPitt Oct 2012 #14
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #17
nichomachus Oct 2012 #19
City Lights Oct 2012 #18
DawgHouse Oct 2012 #28
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2012 #20
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #22
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2012 #23
WilliamPitt Oct 2012 #24
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2012 #27
zappaman Oct 2012 #31
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #34
OldDem2012 Oct 2012 #33
countryjake Oct 2012 #25
rustydog Oct 2012 #29
PD Turk Oct 2012 #32

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:09 PM

1. It's not easy being Mitt

He has a whole planet to get used to.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:11 PM

2. Hey, give him a break

It's not easy sitting on a stool when you're used to a throne.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:58 PM

26. and with that big a stick up his ass............

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:13 PM

3. Another difference between Romney and Bush

 

Bush was very practiced at sitting on barstooles. lol Isn't it against Mormon religion to drink at all?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:17 PM

5. Think of all the moderately priced Restaurarants that seat you at high tables with barstools

Not every table is like that, but I see a few set up that way at almost every chain or moderately priced restaurant. I never see rich people there, just people who work for a living.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:15 PM

4. I think there are health issues involved...Maybe his knees?

Something is off in his walk/posture that may also be connected

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:17 PM

6. Mental health maybe.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:22 PM

9. weak at the knees from constant lying also

Mitt has never sat at bar, they don't have them any of his 40 mansions.... I'm not kiddy either.

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:36 PM

21. He was in a bad car crash in France

 

that left him with all kinds of hip issues.

As "issues goes" this is a non issue. In fact, it is petty.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:46 PM

30. That explains his gait. Thanks for the info Nad.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:19 PM

7. Makes sense

one of his endorsers had to practice debating with one -- except that he practiced in public.




rocktivity

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:20 PM

8. But, but Ann and Mitch are just like us! Watch this video:

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:23 PM

10. It was very different from the high end and cushy executive leather chair

 

that no doubt Romney is used to. The guy doesn't live in the real world and probably never has.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:28 PM

13. That's what I was thinking: it's not like one of those cushy boardroom chairs he's used to.

Just sit back and lord over the destruction of entire companies and the lives of their workers for profit. It takes a cold heartless SOB to do that kind of "work".

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:23 PM

11. Is this even for real?

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:30 PM

15. Read the transcript and yes it was reported from CNN

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:31 PM

16. Sorry, I wasn't questioning you. I'm just amazed it happened, and I'm amazed we haven't heard more

about it.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:23 PM

12. And that "businessman" didn't hire me as a consultant? nt

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:30 PM

14. Mormons don't spend a lot of time on barstools.

 

Neither do CEOs, I assume. Wouldn't know, don't know any.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:32 PM

17. I have trouble with car elevators

they make my bicycle and me seem small

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:35 PM

19. Many executives I know spend way too much time on barstools

But, as someone else pointed out, you don't only find barstools in bars. A lot of restaurants use them too at high-top tables.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:34 PM

18. He's used to sitting on a throne.

Arrogant elitist.

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Response to City Lights (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:10 PM

28. Funny! n/t

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:35 PM

20. Did CNN mention why? This is actually a non issue

 

he was in a bad car accident in France left him with hip issues...

There are so many other things to pick him for, that what is quite frankly a non issue. In fact, I know this will sound crazy, given this issue, they should have settled on two utilitarian chairs.

It would have done zero difference quite frankly.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:40 PM

22. Its Comedy Central

geez get a grip.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:42 PM

23. Get a grip for what?

 

Actually not seeing an issue where there is none to be seen or had?

Sorry.

There is so much on SUBSTANCE to pick Willard on, where do you want me to start, binders come to mind. that the seating arrangement and his musco skeletal issues are a non issue. Or will you make fun of a slight disability? That is precisely what you are doing.

Look, I do not sit in fancy office chairs, I have knee issues, I avoid bar stools. So am I a lesser person for that and fit for your mockery?

You are right, you can get a grip yourself... CNN should have ignored that story.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:50 PM

24. CNN cover a non-issue???

 

No. Fucking. Way.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:09 PM

27. I know, and I should be all kinds of shocked

 



What amazes me is how people fall for the non issues.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:23 PM

31. What is shocking how some people have NO sense of humor. n/t

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Response to zappaman (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:44 PM

34. Yeah defending Mitt because of his Vietnam injuries

he got in France by a bullshit deferment....while protesting
anti war students the year before ..... yeah that's an issue.

I don't give a fuck about his bicycle accident outside of his french fucking mansion while my friends died in Nam. He even protested FOR THE FUCKING WAR.


Anyway, I got it on Comedy Central and thought it was amusing, not everything is self important posting as some egos need them to be.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:39 PM

33. It adds to what the voter now sees when they look at Mitt....

...as a person who has nothing in common with the Lower 99%, and certainly not with the 47% he has already written off.

So, Romney still has "hip issues" from a 1968 car accident in France, despite undoubtedly having the best doctors treating him at the time? No mention of any hip injury in this article from 2007, and it raises some rather interesting questions.

Did Mitt Romney Kill Leola Anderson in 1968 Car Crash? We Examine the Conspiracy Theories

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:53 PM

25. Heh heh, walk a mile in man's bespoke slippers...

would that be his handmade fine Italian leather shoes that cost more to make than most Americans earn in a month?

I don't care much about his inability to perch his smarmy ass on any barstool (I, myself, would have a hard time doing that), but that last paragraph is spot on!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:13 PM

29. He bought a bar once, never sat on the stools though,

because he closed the bar, sold the stools to China, sold the pool tables to France and sold the Taps to Ireland, making a HEALTHY profit!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 03:26 PM

32. I'm guessing

He kept having to remember to move his head first

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