This apparently is now the gravest crisis to face the nation: Heckling candidates. Well, it was always fun when only Republicans were on the receiving end. But now that we’ve got a candidate with some onions, ohhhh nooooo, we can’t have any more of this! They know ridicule is the most potent weapon against Obama (other than his being a colossal failure at everything), so they need to nip this one now.
Mitt Romney won’t ask his supporters to stop heckling President Obama and his surrogates at campaign events.
During a radio interview on Tuesday, the presumptive GOP nominee declined an opportunity to ask his supporters to stop, saying his campaign didn’t “believe in unilateral disarmament.”
Team Romney drew flack last week after its campaign bus reportedly circled the site of the president’s economic address in Cleveland honking its horn repeatedly to taunt the Obama’s supporters.
Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith, on Twitter, blasted the move as “juvenile.””If campaigns are a reflection of their candidates, what do the Romney campaign’s antics say about Mitt Romney?” Smith tweeted.
Supporters of the president have, in return, begun heckling Romney during his five-day, six-state bus tour this week, disrupting campaign events in Ohio and Pennsylvania. But Obama adviser David Axelrod condemned the tactic on Twitter Monday, urging the president’s supporters to back down.
“I strongly condemn heckling along Mitt’s route. Shouting folks down is their tactic, not ours,” Axelrod tweeted. “Let voters hear both candidates and decide.”
Axelrod himself was the victim of serious heckling during a recent campaign stop in Boston, where supporters of Romney taunted him during a live television interview.
Now there mere heckling, then there’s serious heckling. Pretty soon these sniveling pukes will want to criminalize it.