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Romney-Ryan bus to stop in Franklin

Published 11:28am Monday, October 22, 2012

The Romney-Ryan bus will stop in Franklin at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Armory and College drives in Franklin.

It’s not yet known if either Republican presidential-vice presidential candidates will be on the bus, said Walt Brown, chairman for the Franklin City Southampton Republican Committee.

“I think it’s a slim chance,” Brown said.

The bus is expected to remain here for 45 minutes.

  • justbecause

    No Child Left Behind was Bush’s thing. SOL’s and the educational mess we are in is handed down by the governor.

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  • sugabritches

    Go Obama! Romney, go stick your head in the sand. Maybe then you can see all the way to China and find your next place to take our jobs too! LOL

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    • Zunikiang

      Are you talking about the China where B O has some pension funds invested?

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  • PeaceOfPie

    Reading this comment thread, and others like it show how ignorant people really are. Ignorant to the facts, realities, and common sense. I stand with our President. He was given a mountain of problems which is no easy feat to demolish with no support from the so called American people. You claim to love your country so much but, root for our Commander in Chief to fail? This country is an embarrassment to those of us that promote and encourage progression, equality, and productivity. The saddest part of it all, look at where you live, small hick town America. Those of YOU commenting on this thread touting Romney, YOU ARE THE 47%. Your children and grandchildren are the 47%. Look around you, your life won’t get better, only his pockets will flourish. #thatisall

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  • handkusp45

    Obama does not frighten me nearly as much as the people who defend his failed polices.

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  • Dakota01

    So we are not good enough for Romney we just get some mouth piece.

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  • rdarden

    Hmmmm. A housing crisis that began during the Clinton administration in the form of the “Making homes Affordable Act”. G.W. Bush played some part in this economic mess, but the biggest damage to the economy was done in the 1990′s by the passage of the aforementioned legislation. It basically forced banks to lend money to people who had no way of repaying the loans on the homes they purchased all in the name of “making homes affordable”. Furthermore, The banks faced large fines and penalties if the loans werent made.

    True, Obama was handed a mess, but his policies and his own words over the past four years have failed. Listen to his promises and the “one term proposition” in his speeches. He has cast doubt on himself through his own words.

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  • Masknup

    Evan,

    I have said this from day one, in 2008. Obama will lose in a landslide. Liberal policies always fail, this has been proven time and time again throughout history. The poll numbers are rapidly going Romney. By election day, Romney will have won by 10 points.

    The Obama administration will go down in history largely as a failure, Im not sure where you get your facts on the “top 10″ presidents, but I would place Obama on the “top 10″ of the worst.

    Im not sure of your background, but I will make this as simple as possible. IT IS ALL ABOUT THE ECONOMY. People including myself are easily making $3000-$5000 LESS than we did 4 years ago. That is LESS money collected on taxes. That is LESS money I can spend for things myself.Thsi affects the Federal, State and especially the local governments the most. That is the first part if our economy issue as it pertains to the deficits. The second is the US national debt. It is not going to go away without tax increases on EVERYONE. There are not enough rich people to tax to pay off 15 trillion in debt. It is like a credit card that the average person uses with a 22% interest rate. You can never seem to pay enough to catch up due to the interest. That is the situation our country is in. SO, less tax revenue, and less money going into the tax coffers means that Social Security and Medicare are going to be broke. THIS ELECTION IS ALL ABOUT THE ECONOMY. Do not buy into the Democrat talking points of no Medicare and no Social Security and the war on women. That is simply a diversion to distrac the public from the truth. THIS PRESIDENT has failed on his economic policies PERIOD.

    I will say the economy is turning around but very weakly…to the point that it is teetering on another recession. If we really want to see the economy take off, lets get rid of the worthless Healthcare Act. My premium just increased 25% for my health coverage, DIRECTLY DUE to the Healthcare Act. This is killing the American economy. Businesses are not going to hire employees, and are cutting back employees and hours worked to cut their liabilites due to the Healthcare Act. Ask anyone who knows about business and they will tell you the government is too intrusive into business and has grossly overreached.

    How you like to spin this is up to you…..it is just the hard facts.

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    • spider68

      I wonder why you Romneyites think that President Obama could reverse in four years what it took G.W Bush eight years to create.

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      • Zunikiang

        We think so because he said he would, promised. Where I come from a man’s word is his bond.

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      • billyboy

        Once again Spider68, you and the Obamanites have bought into this notion that NOTHING is ever Obamas fault and that he’s NEVER RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING UNLESS IS IS SOMETHING GOOD!!

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  • evan ford

    Really a shame people can’t see that Romney is a wolf in sheep clothing.What about his stance on a woman’s right to choose? Equal pay for women? Social Security,health care ect…………… It is about much more than the economy.The economy is turning around or have you people been paying attention!

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    • billyboy

      While I admire your zeal in your support of the President, the FACTS do not bear out any of your comments.Economy “Turning around”?? Have you bothered to look at ANY business news today?? Layoffs at DuPont(1500 jobs)and IBM……I’m not a Republican and I voted for Obama in ’08 but he just hasn’t done ANY of the things he said he was gonna do economically and all he ever seems to do is blame someone else for his shortcomings.He, by his OWN words in 2008, said that if he didn’t cut the deficit and unemployment and the economy was not better by now he SHOULD NOT be reelected and none of the above have occurred-THAT’S why I’m not voting for him!! And to Makalani-ANYONE who REALLY believes that Mitt Romney could by himself repeal Roe vs Wade PLEASE STAND ON YOUR HEAD!! NOBODY wants this except for the far religious right!! It simply IS NOT GONNA HAPPEN! More SCARE TACTICS from the Democrats with absolutely NOTHING TO OFFER except to tell you how bad the other side is and how the sky is gonna fall.

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  • evan ford

    I voted for Obama in 2008 and I will do the same this year.People seem to forget the mess he was handed.He put a band aid on the economy’s problems and he will fix it in his next term.Suppose he hadn’t done some of the things that he did do.Where would we be?I hate to imagine.The republicans are a bunch of bullies who insist on having their way or they don’t try to work with the president.

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    • Zunikiang

      Blame Bush. Libya, blame State Department. Fast and Furious,blame the local boys. It goes on and on. What ever happened to the buck stops here? Why would the president put on a bandaid for four years? What is the plan for the next four years? Serious voters would like to know. It is time to give a businessman a try instead of a community organizer with no experience in the real world.

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      • Sinoptik

        I have to agree Zunikiang, Gary Johnson is a successful businessman, who isn’t steeped in BS like another that is headlining this article.

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  • Zunikiang

    As the last 3 1/2 years have shown, foreign policy is not Obama’s stong point. The question is what is his strong point? The economy? He hasn’t kept any promises he made. By the way, I’m a registered independent who voted for Obama last time.

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  • evan ford

    So to change the subject.Who do you think won last night’s debate? I say Obama hands down but i’m sure there are those who will say differently.The republicans will vote for Romney regardless just because he is their candidate.It’s sad that they hate our president that much that they are willing to back a candidate who most of them didn’t even want.Last night proved that foreign policy isn’t Romney’s strength.I do get tired of him blowing his own horn about running the olympics BIG DEAL.

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    • BlondeStranger

      I voted for Obama in 2008.

      With that said, I didn’t even bother to watch last night’s debate, as it is irrelevant to me. Mitt Romney could have gone on TV last night and said that his entire foreign policy consists of nothing more than shoving a nuclear missile up the butt of every camel in the middle east, and I still wouldn’t vote for his opponent again! Foreign policy issues pale in comparison to our current economic and fiscal policy issues.

      I learned my lesson in 2008. Fool me once, you’re a fool; fool me twice, and I’m a fool. Well, I’m no fool. Many people voted for Obama in 2008 to prove they are not racist. In 2012, they need to vote against him to prove they are not stupid.

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      • Sinoptik

        You voted for President Obama to prove you are not racist? If you need to provide proof, you may already be a racist.

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      • BlondeStranger

        Hey, Sinoptik, I did not say that I voted for Obama to prove I wasn’t racist. You obviously don’t read much – do you? Or, at least you don’t bother to comprehend what you read. You may want to try re-reading what I wrote. This time, focus on the words, there the things made up of black letters.

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      • Zunikiang

        BlondStranger,why do people resort to insults? Because they have nothing constructive to add to the conversation and no rational defense of their position.

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      • Sinoptik

        Thanks Zunikiang, but I am used to a healthy amount of insults for thinking differently than the majority around here.

        BlondeStranger, you said you voted for the president in ’08 but you didn’t say why, so I went with the only reason you mentioned. You said for you to vote for him again you would be a fool, then follow up with the statement “to prove they are not stupid” I could only assume you were associating yourself with the latter statement.

        (And it’s they’re not there, since we are going over my inability to comprehend what I read.)

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      • workingtodamill

        sino read it again. says”many people voted”, not I voted.@#$#hole.

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      • Sinoptik

        Thank you, Mr. Mill, for adding such delightful commentary to the discourse. I especially like the puzzle at the end. Lets see, eight letters, ends in hole… Anethole? A sweetener? That’s so nice, thank you.

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      • BlondeStranger

        Actually, Zunikiang, I DID defend my position. It seems like you may want to re-read my post, too. Take note of the point regarding the relative importance of issues to me. The ones I deem important are the very same issues where the current POTUS has shown himself to be downright clueless.

        So far as insults, I suggest you ask Sinoptic, since they lobbed the first grenade. I just b-slapped them for it.

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  • justconcern

    I do not understand why people are humming about the deficit spending. Sure he spend more because time has change. The cost of living has change since the first president. If we as a people want to look at the spending that President Obama spent; wait to see what the spending will be when Governor Romney gets in the seat.

    Franklin is a small city that has pull itself up by its on boot scrap. Franklin can not compete with any large city. It is a small urban city that worked hard to come what it is. Franklin needs to be able to regroup and become as independent as it was years ago. For some reason, the rug has been gradually pull from beneath the city. Franklin need to focus on the local government and stop bickering about world wide government because it will not help what need to be done within the city. I don’t care if President Obama or Governor Romney is in the seat. Franklin needs to focus on what can make it a better place to live. Franklin has loose it savor.

    United we stand divided we fall…smh(Shaking My Head)

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  • thomasmore

    I’m sure if they give out free food to potential consituents (specifically the lower income/non-educated, welfare receiving section of the population), that’ll go further in securing the vote for them. Just think to yourself—”What would Raystine do?”

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  • geographically challenged

    So glad that I don’t work for Franklin Fire or Franklin Police. All this will do is create a traffic nightmare at one of the areas worst intersections… and for what? NOTHING! Propaganda, publicity shots, and screen grabs of a bus coming out for “the little people.”

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  • FromHere

    Political banter aside, my question is – WHY is their bus coming to Franklin if neither one will be on it? Are people so stupid they’ll get excited and vote for someone because they saw their bus?

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    • employee2

      Obama’s bus “passing through” Courtland made news here @ the TN.

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  • Makalani

    @evan ford — Congrats to you for sticking up for President Obama to balance out the Republican claptrap!
    The comments in the TN are almost like talk/hate/ right-wing radio — 99.99% Republican lies/bile/blather unfairly hammering/hating on our President!

    I hope Gov Romney wins and “on day one” — as he is wont to say — issues Executive Orders overturning Roe v. Wade — outlaws abortion and eliminates Planned Parenthood! Then I want to see the poor Whites in Appalachia — Blacks in America’s ghettos and the Hispanics in the Barrios multiply like jackrabbits and overrun the country with poor babies.

    Republicans will have their pro-life/”no-exceptions-to-abortion” President. They can them divert their zeal for protecting zygotes/fetuses to advocating for multitudes of poor children. Who knows — some may even adopt some of the 400,000+ kids already in foster care in the US.

    Gary Johnson for President!

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  • Sinoptik

    They will not be on the bus, the people of Southampton are not the people they are interested in. It makes me wonder why there is so much support around here.

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  • Ol Skinny

    Princesnadia….Question for you…. You say the schools will go under if Romney is elected? What is going on in the schools here in this state, in our town right now? Who is the President?

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    • Natalya

      Well cutting funding to schools and increasing class sizes must be the answer for you so let me know how that goes please. The President has put more emphasis on education so if you think it is bad now then you are about to be shocked. No President is going to change the socioeconomic factors that wore down the Franklin school system.

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    • geographically challenged

      A couple of months ago, President Obama began talking about the SOLs being a mistake and that they are holding many of our youth back. I am not an Obama supporter. I am not a Romney supporter. I hope that in 4 years we will all be prepping to vote Mark Warner in as our new President, but in the interim, I have to agree with Obama that SOLs suck. No Child Left Behind brought the SOL Hell down upon us, they need to go away.

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  • Natalya

    The quality Republican candidates didn’t want to run against Obama but Plan to run if he is elected. Romney is a poor choice and Obama has tried but is also a poor choice. I believe Romney when he says he will reduce the deficit but he will do it on the backs of the middle class. I wish we had other choices.

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  • evan ford

    Thank you Princessnadia! I do a lot of fact checking myself.Romney is only playing to what the people want to hear.He will do or say anything to get in the white house.

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    • Natalya

      Yep, he tells everyone what they want to hear at the time but every one of his policies has been conflicting with a different one of his policies. I really hope people aren’t this naive because there is a reason he can never tell you his plans for America – half his policies are not the real Romney and he isn’t going to create an elaborate plan that he has no intention to execute when people are just fine believing he has a plan.

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      • employee2

        You realize that you described Obama with that statement(gay marriage, immigration, etc.), but he calls it “I evolved”.

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      • christina97

        Obama said anything too to get in and now his words are haunting him. He said he would bring the troops home immediately, they are still over there. He said he would close gitmo, still open. He said he would cut the deficit in half, he doubled it. He spent more money in 3 years than the 43 Presidents spent altogether. And the kicker, he said if the economy is not better he should NOT get re-elected. Just the facts from his mouth.

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  • evan ford

    Get ready for 4 more years.I wish you and your family well.

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  • Natalya

    I hope when Romney destroys the middle class people remember voting him in. He can’t tell any truths about his policies. Everyone should go fact check the statements he makes in every debate. He is going to look out for those at the top and everyone else including our schools are going to go under.

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  • momto2Js

    Go Romney/Ryan.
    All I know is my family is a hell of a lot worse off under Obama than we have ever been. It’s time for a change. He has been one of the worse presidents we have ever had. He hasn’t done anything.

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  • evan ford

    You are entitled to your opinion but Romney will NOT see the white house in January.I got no Obama phone but i sure wouldn’t mind having one.Obama is one of the top 10 greatest presidents we have ever had.Neither one of the Bush made that list.

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    • BlondeStranger

      Oh, my! Step away from the crack pipe, dude!

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      • workingtodamill

        I think he’s wwaayy beyond crack. It’s one thing to support your candidate, but to say he’s in the top 10 presidents is a joke. And it’s nice to admit that you want your government handout at my expense.

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      • Sinoptik

        No accusations or assumptions here, but by noticing your handle is it fair to wager that you may have been affected by the mill closing? If so, did you take advantage of any of the career or education offerings that were offered at the time?

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  • christina97

    How many obama phones did you get? He has done nothing for this country except run it into the ground. He and Biden are the biggest jokes that have ever stepped foot in the white house.

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    • Sinoptik

      Biggest jokes? How soon the people forget Bush 1 and 2 not to mention Dick and Dan.

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  • Gaia

    It is not noted, but the bus will stop at Paul D Camp college campus.

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  • rabbit1956

    Romney/Ryan got my vote for sure!

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  • evan ford

    *they* typo

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  • evan ford

    Glad to see you support the Obama/Biden ticket also.Because the aren’t going anywhere.All the money,lies and flip flopping won’t be enough to beat The mighty ground game of the Obama campaign.The people don’t want a shady deal the want the real deal.Obama!

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  • employee2

    It would be nice to see the next President/Vice President here in Franklin.

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  • evan ford

    I think it’s very safe to say neither one will be on the bus.They are too busy in the swing states spreading their lies about our great President.President Obama had done a lot of good in his first 4 years and he will finish what he started in the next 4.FOUR MORE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • John VanChocStraw

      Whatever

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    • Curiousreader

      While I agree they probably will not be in Franklin, do you not realize Virginia is a “swing state”?

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