Gleeful Dems Send Popcorn, DVD to Romney HQ

Nov 30, 2011 6:21pm
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Massachusetts Democratic Party

The Boston headquarters of Mitt Romney’s campaign got an unwelcome delivery today – a tub of popcorn and a DVD of Romney’s Tuesday night appearance on Fox News.

What’s worse? It was delivered by the Massachusetts’ Democratic Party, along with a handwritten note that read, “Dear Romney Campaign Staff: We thoroughly enjoyed Governor Romney’s interview on FOX News with Bret Baier last night. It’s clear to us that the more voters hear from the Governor the less they’ll like what they hear.”

“We had such a great time watching all 16 minutes of the interview that we wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to enjoy it too!” read the note. “We’ve attached a DVD of the interview and a box of popcorn for your viewing pleasure.”

The note was signed by John Walsh, the Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman.

The popcorn delivery is not the first food prank of the campaign cycle. In May, Romney sent leftover pizza to President Obama’s Chicago re-election headquarters after a campaign stop in the state.

In fact, Romney tweeted a photo of a delivery boy heading out with the food, writing at the time, “Great deep dish at @ginoseast. Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team.”

Romney’s appearance on Fox News has gotten panned in the press. The Democratic Natoinal Committee even released an ad editing together the criticisms from pundits calling the interview “disastrous” and “uncomfortable.”

According to Kevin Franck, the communications director for the Massachusetts Democratic Party who delivered the package this afternoon, security at the building would not let him in, but he did spot a member of the Romney staff come down to take the package from security.

“Unfortunately, Team Romney did not seem very eager to watch their boss squirm and fidget his way through the testy interview. We hope they enjoy the popcorn though!” said Franck in an e-mail message to ABC News.

The Romney campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding today’s delivery.

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