Mitt Romney is hitting up my hometown of Defiance, Ohio next week at the exact time trick-or-treat was scheduled. I say was, because the mayor, Bob Armstrong, now says trick-or-treat will be moved. One problem: Many parents took Thursday off work or otherwise rearranged their schedules for trick-or-treat, and are now faced with trying to change that on just two day’s notice. As a result, a lot of kiddos are missing out on trick-or-treat. Also, most schools have parent-teacher conferences on Tuesday, the night the mayor chose. So double whammy for single parents.
Here’s a pal of mine from high school with his fantastic suggestion. I love little Ethan telling his mom not to vote for Romney because of the whole trick-or-treat thing. Ethan, you’re a smart kid.
Why is Mitt Romney hitting up D-town? Here’s why: “GM is alive in Defiance, Ohio. But Obama’s hopes here may not be." The GM plant employed 1,700 before the economic crash. It ground to a halt. People stopped paying their mortgages, and even grocery stores went out of business. Now, because of the bailout, the plant employs 1,300 and is growing.
Of course, Romney isn’t actually going to the plant. Instead, he’s speaking at the high school and will be accompanied by country musicians John Rich and Randy Owen from the group Alabama.
And if parents take my buddy’s suggestion, some kiddos asking for candy. I encourage parents to do this if they’re irked by the Romney campaign’s choice to announce this stop, or the mayor’s choice to move trick-or-treat. I don’t usually endorse using kids for political ends, but hey, there’s nothing cuter than wee ones in Halloween costumes. Get your tickets here!