Mollie Ivins said you got to dance with them that brung you, but how about stranding your date as you drive off laughing? From Raw Story…
Staffers working for the Romney 2012 campaign got a sudden and unwelcome lesson in fiscal conservatism Tuesday night and Wednesday morning when they tried to check out of hotel rooms or travel home. According to NBC’s “First Read” blog, campaign workers were left to pull themselves up by their bootstraps when they found that all the credit cards issued by Romney/Ryan 2012 were canceled as soon as the nominee finished his concession speech.
“From the moment Mitt Romney stepped off stage Tuesday night, having just delivered a brief concession speech he wrote only that evening, the massive infrastructure surrounding his campaign quickly began to disassemble itself,” wrote NBC’s Garrett Haake. “Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked.”
Forbes magazine explained that this is not normal protocol for political campaigns.
Campaigns attract young, idealistic, non-rich people who work their hearts out for a stipend and a chance to make history. No one would expect the Romney campaign to keep the credit cards active for long– but to strand loyal supporters without considering even their physical safety is callous and cold.