Yes, the twitter is down (deep breaths my fellow twitter addicts). But no matter. The Balloon Juice community is quicker than twitter. For the readers who don’t have time to read the threads, more marvelous fail from Mitt’s Misery Tour.
The Mitt Romney Summer 2012 World Tour to Three Countries is apparently having trouble moving tickets.
The London blogger Guido Fawkes reports that organizers of a Romney fundraising reception in the city this evening have slashed the original $2,500 ticket price to $1,000 for “a few last minute guests,” in an effort to drum up participation.
Fawkes quotes an email from organizers:
Subject: romney dinner…..reduced price for last minute guests has been negotiated
Good news: The Romney dinner in London on Thursday, July 26th is reaching an all time record for a one event fundraiser. In order to get us over the top, we have been allowed to invite a few last minute guests at 10,000 [sic] per ticket vs 25,000 [sic] per ticket.”
Can’t improve on the Guardian liveblog’s response to that:
We’d like to know the nature of that all-time record for a one-event fundraiser. What’s the data pool? Thursday night events featuring at least one internationally competitive heptathlete?
Surely athletes get in free.
As if questioning the enthusiasm of the British public wasn’t enough, Romney appeared to go on to denounce the whole of Europe, telling NBC: “We’re at a point here where we have two different roads we can go down. One leads to Europe. The other leads to the kind of dynamism and prosperity which has always characterised America.”
Being that I generally spend most of my time reading about politics, when I woke up this morning, I did not expect today to be so much fun. Haven’t laughed this much in weeks.