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Have You Noticed? Secret Service is treating Mitt Romney like a President, not just a candidate
HillBuzz ^ | November 5, 2012 | Kevin DuJan

Posted on 11/05/2012 10:07:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Last night I watched Mitt Romney’s speech from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and noticed something I hope you’ve picked up on: his Secret Service detail is treating Mitt Romney like a President…and not just like a candidate.

What I mean is that the looks on the agents faces, and the way they aggressively keep turning their heads and watching out for Romney, is the same thing they do for the actual President…but it’s not the same level of intensity these guys provide for a mere candidates for office, former presidents, First Ladies, etc. While the Secret Service always strives to do its job well and protect all its charges…the PRESIDENT is where they put their most energy…and I think mentally the agency has moved ahead and realizes that Mitt Romney will become the President-Elect tomorrow.

I never saw them treat John McCain this way. And they never treated Hillary Clinton this way, either. But they did treat Barack Obama this way very early on…way back to December 2007 or early January 2008, whenever he got a full Secret Service detail. They always treated him like he’d be the next president, not just a candidate.

But that’s how they are treating Mitt Romney right now…making it clear to me that the Powers That Be know that Bathhouse Barry is one and done.

Have you noticed this?(continued)

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: biden; obama; romney; ryan; usss

1 posted on 11/05/2012 10:07:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I did actually notice that and was trying to describe it to a friend on the phone. Very intense. Thought it might be because of all the death threats coming from the left in such a steady stream.


2 posted on 11/05/2012 10:12:50 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

3 posted on 11/05/2012 10:13:45 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they are desperately hoping that he wins.


4 posted on 11/05/2012 10:17:23 PM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

While that may be so, it is probably driven more by the myriad of death threats that Romney is alleged to have received.

As corrupt as the Secret Service has become under Obama, I’m sure there is still some sense of pride.


5 posted on 11/05/2012 10:18:11 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s their JOB!


6 posted on 11/05/2012 10:18:26 PM PST by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once a party’s nominee has been chosen, the nominee gets Secret Service protection. This is not out of the ordinary. A few years ago, National Geographic did a special called, Inside the Secret Service. The special included clips from the 2004 campaign. The Secret Service followed Kerry around the country as much as they did Bush. With all the threats against Romney, I’m glad he’s got protection.


7 posted on 11/05/2012 10:19:15 PM PST by freedom4me (Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Amos 5:15)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t really grab my attention until recent rally’s..just thought it was because of increase in crowd size but tonight NH rally, they were especially evident..noticed more of them & staying very close to Romney.


8 posted on 11/05/2012 10:20:43 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s a heavy set agent that I keep seeing around Romney. He’s intense. Looks like he’s ready to kick the hillbilly sh*t out of somebody.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 10:22:08 PM PST by youngidiot (He's got Mad Cow. She's living with him in the White House.)
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To: KittyKares

They are.


10 posted on 11/05/2012 10:23:01 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing


11 posted on 11/05/2012 10:23:14 PM PST by vigilante2 (Re-elect nobody)
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To: onyx

The tall guy was giving orders to the crowd and backing them off as Romney was shaking hands after his speech. He was so close to Romney, their shoulders were touching. It was almost jarring and a little scary to see the intensity on their faces. Extremely alert. No smiles. Eyes everywhere.


12 posted on 11/05/2012 10:23:28 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: MestaMachine

I beg to differ. A secret service protectee is a secret service protectee. Those guys are some of the best in law enforcement. While they may harbor personal feelings one oway or the other, I do not beleive that any secret service protectee is more carefully or attentively guarded than any other. There may be MORE agents around the POTUS than there are around a candidate...or a foreign head of state...or a former president’s kid, but the intensity of their protection doesn’t get compromised just becuase they aren’t on POTUS detail. An AOP is an AOP.


13 posted on 11/05/2012 10:37:30 PM PST by VideoPaul
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To: VideoPaul

Realizing all of that, I have seen them in action with Romney all along but within the last few days, SOMETHING changed. It was very visible and very palpable. And evidently, I am NOT the only one who noticed it.


14 posted on 11/05/2012 10:43:04 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This thread has the DUmmies’ knickers in a twist.

Don’t you know the messiah owns the secret service?


15 posted on 11/05/2012 10:44:38 PM PST by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: VideoPaul

I’m not seeing how they could do “too good” of a job...I’ll bet that job is stressful beyond belief. They probably say the same prayer that astronauts and test pilots do...”Oh God, please don’t let me @#@## up today...”. Even if I could do it, I’ll bet that the stress would kill me in matter of months. And I’ve read that many times they can’t do as good of a job as they would like to do because of logistical constraints or the (probably misguided and naive) wishes of the people that they protect.


16 posted on 11/05/2012 10:48:22 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt’s easier to respect.


17 posted on 11/05/2012 10:52:45 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: youngidiot
I had a friend who was nurse at the State Psychiatric Hospital. Now and again one of the loonies would write some threatening letters to the President.

Secret Service would show up. Her take: They are scary and they don't smile.

Given the recent rise in terrorism, and all the threats,and size of crowds, I expect they have good reason to become more protective. The current regime is about to be replaced. That also means a period of maximum danger.

18 posted on 11/05/2012 10:52:45 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm glad to hear it, but whether it be the President himself or the candidate, the Secret Service will guard it's man.
19 posted on 11/05/2012 10:54:30 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videte eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: onyx

step on a crack, break a campaigns back

20 posted on 11/05/2012 10:55:02 PM PST by SGCOS
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To: youngidiot

Was telling my son about two guys I noticed at the New Hampshire rally. Really, really big guys, taller than most everybody and they were as close to Romney as white on rice. Whenever Romney was dwarfed by the crowd, you could still find out where he was because of these two guys. Glad to see it.


21 posted on 11/05/2012 11:15:41 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: onyx

Looks to me like they need to hit the gym more often.


22 posted on 11/05/2012 11:20:45 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funny - people at the Hill site complaining about how much time it takes for the site to load and run!!!!! Another commented about needing to spend money to upgrade but it costs a lot.


23 posted on 11/05/2012 11:24:32 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They may be putting more experienced agents with him now.


24 posted on 11/05/2012 11:25:14 PM PST by Ecliptic (.)
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To: Kirkwood

Consider what they might be wearing that makes them look that way. Consider what you might want to wear if part of your job description was jumping in front of the bullets.


25 posted on 11/05/2012 11:25:16 PM PST by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: greeneyes

They take their job very seriously and it shows. Except when they are playing with hookers. I don’t think they have much of a sense of a humor either.


26 posted on 11/05/2012 11:28:11 PM PST by Catsrus (WANT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
With Obama calling for Revenge they've had to beef up security.
The cult of Obamanites will be in a violent mode tomorrow night.

Didn't Hitler call for something simular against the Jews by inventing an enemy of the people?

27 posted on 11/05/2012 11:32:16 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Kirkwood

No need for the gym with 6 to 7 pound trigger pull; the range maybe.


28 posted on 11/05/2012 11:49:04 PM PST by old school
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To: IncPen

29 posted on 11/06/2012 12:37:25 AM PST by goron (It's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees.)
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To: youngidiot

If someones shootin at ya, you don’t want skinny body guards!


30 posted on 11/06/2012 2:21:25 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It must feel weird for the Secret Service to finally be protecting a vessel with a functioning brain.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 3:54:32 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They treat him like a President because he doesn’t treat them like furniture


32 posted on 11/06/2012 4:50:32 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: jmcenanly
I read the same thing. Gov. Romney treats them with respect and often asked what he can do for them.
33 posted on 11/06/2012 4:56:48 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they are doing their jobs and taking the death threats seriously.


34 posted on 11/06/2012 4:58:02 AM PST by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: jmcenanly

I can not Wait to hear the SS compare Obama to Bush’s, Reagan and throw in all the crap treatment of Carter, Billary, etc. like they did a few years ago. I wonder what BO was like?


35 posted on 11/06/2012 5:00:20 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Grams A
Whenever Romney was dwarfed by the crowd, you could still find out where he was because of these two guys. Glad to see it.

I'm very happy to see it, too. It makes me feel better when he plunges into those crowds to see those big, burly guys so close to him and protecting him. I'm sure they're surrounding Ann, too, but maybe not quite as claustrophically close.

36 posted on 11/06/2012 5:03:51 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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