How It Played: The Mitt Bus Tour

Here's a look from my colleague Jason Seher at how local Ohio TV newsers covered Romney's Sunday Buckeye State swing.
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Mitt Romney speaks during a pancake breakfast campaign stop at Mapleside Farms on June 17, 2012 in Brunswick, Ohio.


WKYC (NBC – 11 pm ET b’cast):

“There was so much anticipation for a better country and it’s all gone South.”

WOIO (CBS – 6:30 pm ET b’cast):

WEWS (ABC – 11 pm ET b’cast):

Romney: “The policies that I want in place have nothing to do with President Bush. They have everything to do with President Obama.”


WCMH (NBC – 11 pm b’cast):

  • Romney invoked Greece during rally when talking about Obama’s economic policies.
  • Reporter talked to pair of local business owners who said Mitt “may not have been our first choice, but he’s the only choice right now.”

WBNS (CBS – 6:30 pm ET b’cast):

  • Romney revealed Michigan sports allegiance in sit-down.
  • In one-on-one, Bay Stater told the reporter, “I’m going to win Ohio.

Ohio News Network (9 pm ET b’cast):

  • On the stump, GOP nominee-presumptive said POTUS does not deserve any credit for Ohio’s lower unemployment rate.
  • Sound bites from rally-goers keyed on their unhappiness with the President.

Answer 1: “My enthusiasm is all about Romney and a change.”

Answer 2: “I’m somewhat on the fence and somewhat for Romney.”

Answer 3: “I dislike Obama very, very much.”

Related Topics: Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, WBNS, WCMH, WEWS, WKYC, WOIO, 2012 Elections, News, Republican Party, The Page

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