Would you be surprised to hear that Mitt Romney is terrible, his campaign is terrible, and they behaved terribly to someone who allowed them to use her restaurant for a photo-op? I bet you wouldn't!
Dianne Bauer opened up her cafe to Mitt Romney and his campaign for a small round table discussion Friday morning before his speech at Bayliss Park.Yes. Yes that is exactly how he is going to be if he gets in office—arrogant, mocking, contemptuous of working people's concerns, and breaking everything in sight.
...Bauer's issues with the campaigns staffers started the night before when they started staging the cafe for the event. She described many of their demeanors as "arrogant". She says her cafe was not treated with the respect it deserved. "Stuff got broke. My table cloths they just got ripped off, wadded up and thrown in the back room."
She says the boom truck she allowed the campaign to borrow to gain access to the roof now has an 8-inch gouge in it that she'll have to take the time to repair. The campaign told her to send them an itemized list of anything that was broken, and they would pay for it, but Bauer says that won't fix everything. "My dad's picture, an emblem my dad gave me, it got broke. Those aren't things you can replace."
Bauer says she never even got to meet the candidate she closed half of her restaurant down for. "Every time we tried to go out or look, secret service was right there," she said. She was complaining about the event to a friend when reporters overheard her and posted about it online.
That's when Romney called Bauer himself. She says he explained that it was just a misunderstanding that she did not get to meet him, but the phone call didn't smooth things over for her. "He responded 'well, I'm sorry your table cloths got ripped off, wadded up and thrown in the back room' and I took it as mocking," she said. "We're the ones he's wanting to get the votes from, you'd think we would have been treated better."
She says the whole experience left her wondering.
"With how he treated me, is that how he's going to treat others? You know, if he gets in office is he going to be that way to us little people?"