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Update: Mitt Romney Cancels State Fair Park Rally

Both presidential candidates have canceled campaign appearances in Wisconsin due to Hurricane Sandy.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has canceled a rally planned for tonight at Wisconsin State Fair Park due to Hurricane Sandy.

"Out of sensitivity for the millions of Americans in the path of Hurricane Sandy, we are canceling tonight's events with Governor Romney in Wisconsin and Congressman Ryan in Melbourne and Lakeland, Florida," said Gail Gitcho, communications director for the Romney campaign. Governor Romney believes this is a time for the nation and its leaders to come together to focus on those Americans who are in harms way."

President Barack Obama also canceled an appearance scheduled for Green Bay on Tuesday.

Vice President Joe Biden made stops in Kenosha and Oshkosh on Friday, while Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan also is expected to campaign in Milwaukee this week.

Greg October 29, 2012 at 05:51 PM
1) Demand side(?) really only provides for higher pricing. Why should a company hire when they can make more profit by selling less product? 2) The increase in minimum wage only increases the cost of products to the consumers and limits entry level positions. Increase the minimum wage to let's say $20, the cost of a loaf of bread ends up costing $10, where is the working poor better off? At the same time you have discouraged business from taking a risk on hiring unproven unskilled workers, many of whom are working poor. As to your conclusion, business does create jobs, which is different than being in business TO create jobs, so favorable environments for business will result in possible job creation. Where as the Obama/Baldwin idea, of taxing business out of business and hiring everyone to work for the government, is what does not work. FTT, Nice job of redirecting the conversation to insert your union newsletter talking points.
morninmist October 29, 2012 at 06:46 PM
@Greg Reuters must be 'lefty moron' also: (insert sarcasm). Enjoy: The strange disappearance of Paul Ryan By Nicholas Wapshott October 24, 2012 ...Yet since becoming Romney’s personal ambassador to the feisty GOP base, Ryan has fizzled. His big three contributions have hardly lived up to the promise invested in him by so many conservative big-wigs. .... Where the chapter and verse on how to find enough tax loopholes to stimulate the economy into creating 12 million new jobs over four years? Where the dazzling intellect we were told so much about? Before the debate, Wallace had spotted something was amiss. “A number of top Republicans say that, when Romney picked you as his running mate a little over a month ago, that they thought that this indicated that you guys were going to run a bold reform agenda campaign,” he told Ryan. “And they are now expressing some frustration that instead of you changing Romney – you’ve heard this – that they feel that Romney is changing you.” Wallace quoted Scott Walker, the strike-breaking governor of Wisconsin. “I just haven’t seen that kind of passion” from Ryan, Walker complained, blaming it on “pushback from some of the folks in the national campaign.”.... ‏@SpudLovr RT @MaryErpenbach: "Hidden away lest he frighten the horses." From "Whatever happened to Paul Ryan?" http://reut.rs/PqJg33 #wiunion #wiright
FreeThought Troy October 29, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Greg. It's not a union talking point. It is what I truly believe. I am not part of a union. Never have been. I am not under the illusion that if it wasn't for workers organizing, I wouldn't enjoy the benefits of employment I do. I also disagree with your premise. Increased income does not lead to increased prices. Increased prices are due to increase demand. Your premise sounds good on paper. It just isn't reality. And by the way - you are the one who brought up business and its purpose in creating jobs. I was just agreeing with you.
morninmist October 29, 2012 at 06:52 PM
my my. even dumb Johnson is worried. too bad. Spud Lovr ‏@SpudLovr Many Wisconsin voters who supported conservative governor Scott Walker are also sticking with Obama http://bit.ly/U8X26i #wiunion #wiright ...“The Romney campaign has been careful not to invest here until they see the numbers,” said Bill McCoshen, a longtime GOP lobbyist and strategist in the state who ran campaigns for former Gov. Tommy Thompson. “They’ve spent more money [than past candidates], but they haven’t brought the candidate here until they’ve seen the numbers.” But even Republicans optimistic about his chances admit concern over the fact that the electorate, like it always is in presidential races, is sure to be much broader and more Democratic-leaning than it was in 2010 or during the recall. About 2.5 million people cast ballots in the recall, and election officials are forecasting that closer to the 3 million who voted in 2008 will pull the lever this time. “I’m a little concerned about those additional half-million voters who didn’t even bother to show up for the recall,” Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told The Daily.....
Greg October 29, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Wait, increasing wages does not increase the product cost? So the evil corporations have been lying to us!
Steve ® October 29, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Kenneth please explain to me how Walker has control over federal military spending. Thanks.
FreeThought Troy October 29, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Greg - I think you have caught me exagerating. I am guilty. I am sorry. I would like to apologize to you and other Patch followers for the exageration to prove my point. You have a degree of rightness. If you pay all your employees $1 mil. annually, yes the bread my cost $10. I recant the word all and the impression I gave that demand has everything to do with profit. A great deal of the corporations in this country are evil, though. I will agree with that.
CowDung October 29, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Whenever I work up a quote for my company, I always include the labor cost component in the price paid by the customer. Higher labor costs do indeed mean higher prices for the customer, independent of demand for the product.
Steve ® October 29, 2012 at 07:09 PM
More proof that the media is bias to the left.
Greg October 29, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Yes, lefty morons. Just start reading it, what strike did Walker break??? I think the strike was in Chicago. M-O-R-O-N-S, both the writers and those that would repost it.
FreeThought Troy October 29, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Greg - you are an interesting study. You can calmly and rationally shoot down my arguments - which you totally did on the wages/cost to customer discussion/argument. A little sassy, but well within reason. But here you are all fired up. Did the word Maddow set you off, or is the feeling directed more at morninmist?
Greg October 29, 2012 at 07:23 PM
A single baker only has to sell 6,850 everyday of the year to support his million dollar wage. He's gonna be busy.
Greg October 29, 2012 at 07:28 PM
I calmly and rationally shot down these arguments. Not fired up yet.
FreeThought Troy October 29, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Only 6,850? That should be easy... maybe not without anyone having money... KIDDING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm only kidding.
morninmist October 29, 2012 at 07:44 PM
A few new polls to chew on. Looking good for Pres. Obama: @celindalake NH poll: strong support for Obama among women. 56% of women unfavorable to Romney, 62% favorable to Obama. http://lakeresearch.com/news/USA/Public_Toplines_USAction_NH_Wave2_102912.pdf … http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82986.html Battleground Tracking Poll: President Obama retakes lead ...The president is now closer in standing to where he’s been the past few months, and the swing is due to female support. On every issue and question of character, women now favor Obama over Romney. Men, meanwhile, support Romney over Obama by 12 points, 55 percent to 43 percent. “The women have come back, and they look pretty locked in,” said Celinda Lake, the Democratic pollster who helped conduct the bipartisan poll. “The key is to win the women by as much as you’re losing the men by.”
FreeThought Troy October 29, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Ok - just checking. When I see the word moron used, I do tend to get a little worried. I do enjoy rational discussion with those who disagree with me... even when they catch me exagerating : )
FreeThought Troy October 29, 2012 at 08:06 PM
CowDung - WHERE YOU AT??? You always good for a little "Troy Shooting Down."
morninmist October 29, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Joe is talking now. Drats, I think I missed big dawg! http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/clinton-biden-hold-rally-in-ohio-watch-live Clinton And Biden Hold Rally In Ohio (WATCH LIVE) Pema Levy 3:36 PM EDT, Monday October 29, 2012
GearHead October 29, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Why is Johnson dumb? Where is your proof? Or is this just another ad-hominem attack on the great senator because you have nothing else? Are all Republicans dumb? Or just the ones in Wisconsin? Do tell. Othewise, why should we bother arguing with you? As it is, you have pretty much worn out your welcome.
morninmist October 29, 2012 at 09:24 PM
@Gear Why does Mitt tell dumb lies? No, not all Republicans are dumb but sure are a lot of dumb ones saying stupid stuff. BTW--Telling me I have worn out my welcome is pretty dumb also. @MelissaRyan President Bill Clinton on Romney's Jeep Ad: "Biggest Load of Bull in the World" http://goo.gl/aLsB3
Michael McClusky October 29, 2012 at 09:51 PM
@Gearhead There is a recent Wall Street Journal interview with Sen. Johnson where he comes across as a very concise, understanding and patient man. There are obvious problems in Washington, but he isn't one of them.
morninmist October 29, 2012 at 09:55 PM
I am so proud of Pres Obama for the great job he is doing with FEMA. Keep safe. @PurrpleCatMama Romney Forced to Clarify Comments That Disaster Relief Is 'Immoral' http://bit.ly/WWf2GW
WEACHATER October 29, 2012 at 10:31 PM
You can tell how worried morninmist is, by the number of posts. Its true go back and look at the Walker recall, and see just how the posts grew as they understood they are losing. Its quite fun to see.
Beth Norquist October 30, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Lyn only wants to read news material or comments generated by media or posters living from within a 5-mile radius of her home! That's why she is SO CLOSED-MINDED, and avoids any FACTs that disagree with her views. Typical Republicanoid!
CowDung October 30, 2012 at 04:18 PM
It certainly is more preferable than those spamming up the forums with lefty talking points.... Who's paying you to post all this crap, Beth? How many states are in your quota today?
morninmist October 30, 2012 at 04:47 PM
@Lawsonbulk Gov Christie: Obama deserves great credit for storm response. http://bit.ly/RqZMi2 @srjones66 NYT: "Representatives Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor and other House Republicans have repeatedly tried to refuse FEMA’s budget requests" Mitty lost his tongue!! @jimacostacnn: Pool reporter attempted to ask Romney if he would eliminate FEMA at event in OH. He did not respond. @SabrinaSiddiqui Pool asked Romney at least 5 times if he'd eliminate FEMA as president/what he'd do w/ FEMA." He ignored. And stevie duzzy is a real dumbbo! @TexasLeftist: New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie SCHOOLS @foxandfriends "I don't give a damn (cont) http://tl.gd/jr3v8c
morninmist October 30, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Stop the lies MITT. @politicususa Chrysler Slams Romney with Facts, 'U.S. production of our Jeep models has nearly tripled' http://www.politicususa.com/chrysler-slams-romney-facts-u-s-production-jeep-models-tripled.html … #p2 #p2b #topprog
Colter95 October 31, 2012 at 02:34 AM
@Randy1949 - I post my messages any where I can and as often as I can... You know, I see Beth Norquist posting the same messages all over the place, yet you didn't call her out... Have you always been a hypocrite, or is this something new for you?
Colter95 October 31, 2012 at 02:35 AM
And here is something new for you, Randy1949... And for everyone, really... 
Obama has been an economic disaster the last four years, and this Benghazi disgrace is completely unacceptable... This country does not reward failure and dishonesty out of the White House... http://obamalies.net/list-of-obamas-failures http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/18/president-obamas-taxpayer-backed-green-energy-failures/ http://lacrossetribune.com/news/opinion/patti-schmidt-list-of-obama-s-failures-is-long/article_7a139146-fec2-11e1-8e81-0019bb2963f4.html http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/08/obamas-foreign-policy-failures-catalogued.php http://www.facebook.com/notes/republican-security-council/the-top-10-obama-flip-flops-by-ari-fleischer/171275079638338 http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100083104/the-u-turn-president-barack-obama-top-ten-flip-flops/ http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50657 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/25/CBS-Busts-Obama--and-Itself-Hidden-60-Minutes-Clip-Proves-White-House-Lied-About-Benghazi http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-outsourcer-overreach/ You see, it's easy to run on a slogan, like Obama did in 2008... Hope and change, baby... It's much harder to do once you have a record that can be reviewed... He also said in 2008 that if he didn't get the job done in four years, that it would be a one term deal... Well, he hasn't delivered, so time to let him keep his word... Romney/Ryan 2012
Randy1949 October 31, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Not as many as you, Colter95. How long have you been a GOP spammer -- and a rude one at that?

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