As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

I’m Mitt. Fly me.

I really wish both of these guys didn’t do this.

Mitt is raffling off a chance to fly on Mitt’s plane. Suggested entry fee is $15. I assume a meal will be served. It’s worth it just for that.

Wow. Looks like fun.

The winner has to spend a whole day on the plane with Romney. Second prize is two days.

Sorry, old joke.

From the email sent out by the campaign:


Ann likes to joke that the campaign plane should be called “Hair Force One.”

I’m excited to invite two of my supporters to come on board the plane, and join me for a day on this important journey. I hope you’ll enter for a chance to fly with me.

I don’t know exactly what our itinerary will be, but if you’re one of the winners — I can tell you it will be exciting. And, who knows, maybe you and I will come up with a better name for the campaign plane.

Thanks for your support,

Mitt Romney

Well, I can tell Mitt approximately what our itinerary will be: Ohio.

Really, these things are degrading. How much money do they make from raffling themselves off? This has just gotta stop.

50 Responses to I’m Mitt. Fly me.

  1. I think it’s a great idea. I’d enter but you have to pay taxes on the amount the prize is worth. I’ll enter anyways.
    I’d really like to spend some time in NH at their vacation home. Lake W is my favorite. It would be so beautiful in the fall. Raffle off that, too. Fall Foliage with the Romneys. It works for me.

    • I have to agree. where tacky to some, I think a day bouncing around watching it would be fun. And I toured for over 10 years with some of the biggest musical acts in the world. Much more fun than donating my girlfriends birthday presents to Barry or fighting for a scrap of food at one of the wookie sponsored dinners..

      • Janice, time to work on a 3 a.m. phone call video. I am sitting here still quite livid about the horrid murders, mutilations and things I just don’t want to conjure up in my mind. The bitter irony is that Hillary started the 3 a.m. ad meme when she was running against Obama. After reading more about 9/11/12, it’s quite obvious neither of them answer their telephones. Both Obama and Clinton do get not an “I” for incomplete, but a resounding “F” for all the “F” words that come to mind.
        We have is a genuine trio of clusterF____. Obama/Clinton/Biden.
        I’ve ranted on long enough – time for my BP meds.

        • Thanks for thinking of me. I’m doing mostly fun and light things now as a stress releaser. Sometimes they can be so much fun I have to delete myself. Bad Jan.

          I did do Obama’s Most Egotistical Moments but darned I left two of them out but put them under the video. The videos are a fun release for me and I don’t take them that seriously anymore.

          If my videos had any worth Obama’s popularity would be -10.
          You Tube is a humbling experience.

  2. top ten raffle prizes from the Mitt if you donate $15:

    10. Win a trip with Mitt to Libya to stand guard at the embassy. Press will ask you if you think the actions of the mob are over the top.
    9. Clint Eastwood offers you a chair.
    8. Paul Ryan describes Macro economics in a 13 hour course.
    7. Do it Missionary with Mitt.
    6. Obama Magic 8 ball. (answers are: definitely but maybe not, Middle Class, and Al Green says why not)
    5. Your name added to an ad in Florida (“I’m Mitt Romney, and I’m [fill in blank] and we approve this message”)
    4. Break the fast with Bibi after Yom Kippur
    3. Biden Gaffe machine from Hasbro.
    2. Allowed to eat Twinkies in front of Michelle Obama
    1. Date with any member of One Direction.

  3. I too think its a cheap way of getting a handful of Benjamin’s. I would stand a better chance of winning a lotto than being picked to ride along with Mitt.

  4. While I don’t care for the concept, it is tastefully done and likely a better value than a 15 minute “meal” with Barack, Joe and/or the wives. I hope Mitt does not trend towards the “Win the Raffle so Joe and I will entertain at your child’s birthday party!” mode that Obama is moving towards.

  5. The winner has to spend a whole day on the plane with Romney. Second prize is two days.
    Sorry, old joke.

    You should be: The old quiz show joke goes that first prize is one week in Philadelphia and second prize is TWO weeks in Philadelphia. ; )

      • My husband’s a Philly boy. He went to Overbrooke High School. When he was in his early twenties his family escaped to Cherry Hill, New Jersey. His extended family had a house in Atlantic City where he spent his childhood summers with his zaida and bubba and the rest of them.

        I was a wannabe, tony Marblehead girl who went to summer camp in Maine (Camps were segregated by religion, Mine was Jewish) and to an exclusive girls school, Dana Hall, but they could never give me an elitist attitude and I never lost my Boston accent.

        • Many of his family moved to Marblehead in the 50s. There goes the neighborhood. My husband, I’m never sure, quit or was kicked out of Temple Uinversity and enlisted in the army with his friends. There he encountered the infamous ham.

          After the army he went to live with his aunt and uncle in Marblehead and he attended Salem State. My older sister had her eye on him but he had his eye on me. It’s been 45 years September 3rd.

        • I love playing Jewish geography. Ready or not here I go…
          I also graduated from Overbrook High School, class of ’63 – next year we have our 50th reunion. We even have our own FB page.
          Mr. Sadie taught at Overbrook HS (also a graduate of Temple) for several years and NO. I was not one of his students.
          My parents escaped to the western suburbs before my younger brother entered high school.

          • Buddy was in the class of ’59. You’re my age. My husband lived on Woodcrest Ave. I never saw the house but visited other family who lived in row houses. His brother and sisters moved to the suberbs where one stll lives. He works for Teva.

            His family was a culture shock for me. I thought all Jewish people were well off and had small families. I now know better. All his brothers and sisters did very well. Some like, my husband, married well.

          • Woodcrest Ave. in Overbrook Park? The entire neighborhood was built post WWII. Lamberton, the elementary school, was the newest school in the entire Philly area, drawing the creme de la creme of teachers from the pool.
            Eventually, all families moved to the suburbs – some to the northern areas and others to the western suburbs. I am in Montgomery County and a 1/4 mile from Valley Forge National Park.’s front door, so to speak. My brother, ended up in on west side of NYC (the liberal enclave). Coincidentally, other family members are in Boston – one is a retired judge from the Mass. Supreme Court. I assume your husband works for Teva Pharma and not Teva “sandals/shoes”.

          • His brother works for Teva pharm. My husband moved to MA when he was 24 and stayed. He came to UMass to get a grad degree and worked for Amherst school systems and retired early. The liberals were driving him crazy. Truth. He was the psychologist.

            Special serivces was run entirely by women. There was one other psychologist who was a woman. Guess who did all the work?

            He was one, if not the only one, who wouldn’t join the MTA union but he had to pay the agency fee instead.

  6. They wouldn’t do it if it didn’t bring results.

    Pesonally, I come from a very conservative background and almost everything that is accepted today as normal I find somewhat offensive.
    It’s OK to curse on TV now, to sing lyrics that would have been scandalous in a bawdy house, and so much more that I wonder how it all fell apart.

    Should I enter and win a trip or dinner with “Mitt” or “Barry”, there would be no way on God’s green earth that I would address either one by their first name. Just me, I guess.

    • srdem – so, I guess “preezy” is out of the question. : )

      It’s not a conservative background, it’s a respectful one for those of us of a certain age.

    • Its not you, srdem. People like you and I were raised to be respectful. Some time ago, I returned to IBM as a contractor after a long career in IBM Finance. I went for the interview in a suit, traditional IBM attire. I was waiting in the lobby when someone came up to me. He did not know if I was a customer, vendor, whatever, dressed in shorts and a polo shirt. “Hey Dude, you here for a funeral or something?” When I got to see the “interviewer”, a long time friend, I told him what happened. “Uh Rick, things are a bit different now…..”

      • My father retired from IBM in the mid nineties. Spent much of his career in OPD sales and sales management then transitioned into marketing when OPD ceased to exist. Always the dark suit, white shirt, black wingtips and conservative tie.

  7. Wait a second…..

    I received a personal email from Beyonce today, stating that I could win the chance to be flown to NY City to have dinner with her, Jayz, the POTUS and Michelle. It even said “Love, Beyonce” at the end.

    Are you telling me it wasn’t a PERSONAL email, just to me???!!!!! I am crushed!!!!!

    But, on a serious side, I think it’s cheap, cheesy and smells of desperation and I wish Romney wouldn’t do it either. But, he was out raised by a couple of million last month, so maybe he feels he has to. The dems do it so much better…they are used to selling themselves to the highest bidder.

  8. I think the campaign is trying to reach out to young voters, and these modern means of communication are what they use. It would not be my first choice for reaching out to people, but this is one of the things that helped get Jimmy Carter, Jr. elected in 2008, so I guess we can’t be too hard on the Romney people for trying to reach out to the 18-30 year old crowd.

  9. Speaking of Jr. ,any idea where he’ll be tomorrow? Any chance he might play pretend tomorrow and be President? Or is squeezing some college students for money? No doubt he’ ll be home resting for his celebrity tour next week in NYC.

    • Actually, Keith just posted his schedule for tomorrow….a few minutes of work, greeting some of the Olympic athletes, having lunch with JOBS Biden and then taking in a fundraiser. It’s all in a day’s non-work for him.

  10. Found a twitchy:

    During an utterly shameful, disgraceful speech to campaign volunteers, Obama dialed the classless, self-absorbed politicking up to 11 by exploiting the deaths in Libya for a revolting comparison.

    “And obviously [our] hearts are broken for the families but I wanted to encourage those folks at the State Dept. that they were making a difference,” Obama told volunteer leaders in Las Vegas, according to the pool report. “The sacrifices that our troops and our diplomats make are obviously very different from the challenges that we face here domestically but like them, you guys are Americans who sense that we can do better than we’re doing….I’m just really proud of you.”

    • Maybe Jr.’s campaign should start giving out barf bags that have his logo on them. He apparently has no appreciation of the appropriateness of not only his remarks, but his jetting off to Sin City right after we find out about this horrifying slaughter of the ambassador and his aides in Libya.

  11. Skeezy, but could be worse. It could be a yacht. He could have said ““follow me around . . . it will be boring”, al la Gary Hart,

    Nah. Sorry, I forgot that it takes a Democrat for that level of stupidity.