On Friday, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney rented the spacious digs of the 65,000-seat Ford Field, the home of the NFL's Detroit Lions, to detail his economic plan for America.
What he got was a public relations blooper reel, with press photographers taking photos of a near-empty football stadium.
As it turned out, only 1,600 people came. Usually, it's impressive when someone speaks in front of almost 2,000 people. But, when you rent out a football stadium, and there are over 60,000 unoccupied seats, AND you can almost fit your entire audience in one of the end zones, you need to ask your advance people:
"Now, what were we thinking?"
Did he think that everyone in this dying city would leave it's spot in the welfare line to see a white Republican? One of Romney's advance people should have seen this coming, and maybe should have rented a ballroom at the nearby convention center.
Out of a population of 951,270, 81.55% of the residents of Detroit are black. One-third of the residents live below the poverty line. Many of it's people have been turned into wards of the state, thanks to the Democrats who have ruined this once-great city.
This welfare Mecca is just wild over Obama.
They are not inclined to fill a football stadium for a conspicuously wealthy, white Republican Presidential candidate.
This candidate has famously said (some would say infamously said) that he likes to fire people who are inept or unproductive. He might want to fire whoever hatched this ridiculous idea.