Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday claimed that he had stopped campaigning due to Hurricane Sandy and instead was holding so-called “storm relief events” where campaign advertisements were played for attendees.
Romney, along with his wife, Ann, and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, stopped by campaign offices and attended events in the swing state of Ohio just a day after the hurricane devastated much of the east coast.
“Campaign video playing at ‘storm relief event’ – there is an area roped off for supplies,” USA Today‘s Jackie Kucinich tweeted along with a photo.
New York Times political reporter Michael Barbaro noted that a sign at the Trent Arena in Kettering called the event a “Republican Campaign Rally.”
NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro tweeted a photo of press badge, which referred to the “storm relief event” in Dayton as a “victory rally.”
Don’t say I didn’t tell you so. How predictable is this? Mitt Romney is so shameless that there’s literally nothing he won’t lie about.
The question is how long it’ll take the media to catch up to reality. So far, they’re all sticking with the “both campaigns have suspended electioneering” bullshit.