Figures: Obama’s Beer Tent Stop May Cost Owner $25,000

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Of course this poor guy will never see a nickel from the freeloader-in-chief.

A tweet from Grassley Monday evening, in the senator’s trademark abbreviated social media lingo, was one of the first signs of disgruntlement: “How does PresO justify havin secret service shut down the bud tent @ the state fair nd the owner told me he loses 50,000 n 1 nite.”

Cunningham said that the more accurate figure for what he likely lost in sales Monday night is $25,000. He appreciated that fellow fair vendor Barksdale allowed him to set up a Bud beer station near the amphitheater stage and recoup some dollars from those Hairball fans.

Other vendors along the Grand Concourse seemed to enjoy business as usual.

Gary Kirke, owner of the nearby Jalapeño Pete’s said the presidential visit had no effect on his sales.

The Bud Tent owner added that he hasn’t yet replied to a phone message from Obama’s staff asking him to respond publicly to Grassley’s tweet.

“I wouldn’t have voted for (Obama) before,” Cunningham said. “I won’t again.”

What a sport.  Drinks on the house. Except for the Romney supporter.

The always classy Obama also offered to “buy” coffee for people this morning.

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3 Responses to “Figures: Obama’s Beer Tent Stop May Cost Owner $25,000”

  1. spepper on 14/14/12 at 1:53 pm

    What is this “phone message” from the Obama staff to the Bud tent owner, “asking” him to respond publicly to the senator’s tweeted statement?

    Sounds like close to a veiled threat to me– as in “we cannot guarantee you won’t get a visit from the IRS soon….”