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Mitt Romney Uses 'Amazing' Touch-Screen Technology to Buy a Sandwich: VIDEO


At a Pennsylvania campaign stop, Mitt Romney reveals he's clearly out of touch...screen.


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  1. I've never been to a "Wawa" or whatever it is.

    But I have been to just about every other fast food joint and sandwich shop chain, and I've never seen a touch screen where I could order what I wanted that way.

    Romney a dork, but this is in no way comparable to Bush 41's scanner debacle.

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 18, 2012 10:15:19 PM

  2. Those touch screens really were impressive... back when they were new. And for the love of god, it's Wawa, not Wawa's! Just about anyone in the Mid-Atlantic region can tell you that.

    Posted by: Geovincent | Jun 18, 2012 10:35:35 PM

  3. This is the same "out-of-touch" BS libs used on HW Bush. If this is all Obama has, he had better start packing his golf clubs come January.

    Posted by: Tom | Jun 18, 2012 10:36:05 PM

  4. Tom, Obama had nothing to do with this. Now if that's the best YOU have...

    Posted by: AladinSane | Jun 18, 2012 11:23:25 PM

  5. There's nothing like THAT at my country club!!!! So THAT'S where sandwiches come from!

    And, he's ready to run the national economy?

    Posted by: laughing out loud | Jun 18, 2012 11:58:45 PM

  6. It is a shame that this has already been edited some. The word left out from what he actually said was SHEETZ! (Heavens they can't swear!) So that little Mormonism was left out. His aides have already stopped him from using his favorite "Golly". Can the favorite of all Mormons "Flipping" be far away?

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 19, 2012 2:04:06 AM

  7. That's funny....

    I am sure BAIN implemented touch screens at companies they acquired to lay off service workers and keep wages low.

    A ten year old technology that is primarily used in low service, discount retail.... and he is discovering it for the first time!?!?!

    And then you listen to the rest of his point.... and he is basically saying that we should turn over the rest of our work force to low service touch screens.... I am sorry, but I am sick of automated customer service. It might sound cool in theory, especially when you are a millionaire and have a direct line to the people that handle your business.... But I don't really like eating from a giant vending machine with human cogs tucked into the back end somewhere working for minimum wage. It would be nice if business would actually hire people to take the money from us....

    Either he has been under a rock for 10 years.... or he is just used to other people doing everything for him.

    Posted by: tork | Jun 19, 2012 3:44:59 AM

  8. sort of like George Herbert Walker Bush (the first president Bush) who was amazed when he saw a bar code scanner in operation at a grocery store. Another rich Republican who was out of touch.

    Posted by: Jim | Jun 19, 2012 8:59:06 AM

  9. Just wait until he stops at a Sonic and orders "at the speed of sound!"

    The touchscreen technology at Wawa has been around for years. In fact, a lot of smaller competing convenience stores (Pantry One for instance) have also implemented touch screen technology to keep up with Wawa.

    In fact, many of the grocery stores in the area have long allowed you to place deli orders via touch screen (almost a decade ago now) and pick up the order on your way out.

    This is about as ground-breaking as being able to pay with a debit card.

    Posted by: XT | Jun 19, 2012 10:14:34 AM

  10. The technology thing isn't as big a deal as Bush I and the supermarket scanner. Hell, I'm 45, and still using a 10-year-old phone, and I can't tell you everything current phones can do in terms of apps, etc.

    What IS revealing about this, as a couple people have pointed out, is Romney's gee-whiz attitude due to...getting his own food in a restaurant. This is a guy who's overwhelmingly spent most of his life being waited on, or having servants and underlings kowtow to him. It's his being so out of touch with ordinary, working Americans (as opposed to executive level VPs, CEO's, or people too rich to work) that's his Achilles heel, and you'd better believe Obama (son a more or less single mom, raised by working-class grandparents) is going to underline how he came up from the lower-middle class and can thus empathize with the majority of Americans and their economic situation better than Romney can.

    (Do a lot of these working-class people considering voting for Romney realize that he's not going to help them get jobs or bigger paychecks, he's going to encourage more layoffs and offshore jobs so that CEO's and VP's get richer?)

    Posted by: Dback | Jun 19, 2012 12:39:03 PM

  11. Today, after MSNBC was caught editing a clip of Mitt Romney to make him seem wildly “out of touch,” Andrea Mitchell today played the rest of the clip.

    Posted by: Inside | Jun 19, 2012 4:04:53 PM

  12. HELLO- POST THE WHOLE VIDEO, who cares?


    It is a whole lot easier to just let the chips fall where they may -so that intelligent people can make up their own minds.

    Posted by: HPK | Jun 20, 2012 5:07:04 PM

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