Romney Blimp Crash Lands in FloridaBy: Sean Patterson - October 22, 2012
A blimp carrying a political message in favor of U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney crashed (but didn’t burn) in a field in Davie, Florida on Sunday. The aircraft made an emergency landing and deflated after high winds prevented it from moving forward. The FAA is currently investigating the incident.
Along the side of the blimp, Romney’s face and the message “AMERICA NEEDS ROMNEY” could be seen as it traveled from Boca Raton to an airport in Pembroke Pines. According to a Miami Herald report, the pilot downed the 160-foot airship in an open area of a housing development after it became clear the craft wasn’t going to make it to its destination. The landing was successful, and no people or property were damaged.
Romney will be hoping that his presidential aspirations won’t take the same nose dive tonight, as the former Massachusetts governor and President Obama square off in the third and final presidential debate.
Just weeks away from election day, Real Clear Politics national polls show Romney with a slight edge. On a state-by-state basis, however, President Obama is leading polls in several key swing states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Winning those four states would put the president just a few electoral votes away from reelection. Romney is currently leading polls in Florida, while Virginia and Colorado are currently a toss-up.
Feel free to leave your jokes about Romney being full of hot air, or his campaign deflating, in the comments section below.