Mitt Romney continued his courting of Pennsylvania this past weekend, stopping at a Quakertown Wawa for a “meatball sub” and some good old fashioned human-to-human interfacing. Mitt was apparently dazzled by Wawa’s touchscreen ordering system (which has been around for, like, ever), delivering this brilliant piece of Madden-esque commentary after ordering, ”You press a little touchtone key pad… You touch this, touch this, touch this, go pay the cashier, and there’s your sandwich. It’s amazing!”
I guess if you’re worth $250 million, merely ordering a sandwich at a convenience store is a good way to get your kicks.
Romney’s campaign was actually scheduled to stop at another Wawa in the Quakertown area, but Ed Rendell and a roving pack of state Dems decided to hold an impromptu press conference next to the original Wawa, forcing Mitt to change his route.
During his 15-minute PR stop, Mitt Romney joked about the whole Wawa re-routing, “I understand I had a surrogate over there already, so we decided to pick a different place. My surrogate is former Gov. Rendell, who said we could win Pennsylvania.” (Hmmm, I always assumed his surrogate was a reptilian overlord from the lower fourth dimension.)
Obama’s team attempted to capitalize on Rendell’s calculated move, as the “Obama for America-Pennsylvania” group quickly released this statement after Romney’s visit, “Rather than address the assembled crowd at his planned stop in Quakertown, lay out a single new idea to create jobs now, or answer reporters’ questions about the issues of the day, Romney instead posed for photos with cows and joked about how his administration systematically destroyed public records when he was governor.”
Romney’s trip to Pennsylvania was a part of his five-day “Believe in America: Every Town Counts” tour, where “every town” actually means “any town in any state that Obama won last election.” If PA Dems keep this up, we’re going to have to change our highway signs to read: “Welcome to PA, where Ed Rendell lurks behind every Wawa!”