Mitt Romney Visits Mount Vernon (Video and Photos)

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited our very own Mount Vernon today! They spoke at a closed town hall meeting at the Ariel Corporation, which makes gas compressors in the outskirts of Mount Vernon. David Hoyt ’14 snagged this video of Romney’s motorcade departing after the event.

Photos of the event after the jump.

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Mitt Romney is Coming to Mount Vernon Tomorrow

(Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

If you’ve been monitoring allstu today, you know that President Obama is coming to Columbus today, where he’s attending a rally with vice-presidential nominee former Black Eyed Pea will.i.am.

Less publicized (on this campus, at least) is the fact that his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, will be in Mount Vernon tomorrow for a town hall meeting at the headquarters of the Ariel Corporation. He’ll be joined by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has never been in the Black Eyed Peas. On the flip side, though, he didn’t have a horrific first solo album either. It’s unclear whether the event is open to the public.

(Hat-tip to Kenyon alum and USA Today politics editor Paul Singer)

Prof. John Elliott Quoted in U.S. News and World Report

This man is literally a caricature of himself. (Screenshot from ricksantorum.com)

As Mitt Romney continues to battle implausibly-popular candidate Rick Santorum for the Republican nomination, U.S. News and World Report has called in Kenyon’s own Professor of Political Science John Elliott to comment on the fight for Ohio.

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Kenyon Alums Save America!

A picture from the site’s “photoshop” section, where other equally tasteful portraits of Mitt Romney can be found.

Although the most notable of Kenyon’s alumnus is ex-President Rutherford B. Hayes, he is not the only alum to have taken a shine to politics. Two students from the class of 2005, Tyler Bullen and Nathan Appy (the latter being the brother of one of our editors, the infamous Spencer Kaye) have launched an anti-Mitt Romney campaign in the form of a witty and fairly informative website all about Romney: http://mittromneyisatool.com. This site will keep you informed about Romney’s mission along with providing “facts” that Wikipedia fails to mention about Romney’s early life and campaign (for example: his wife Ann was super-hot).

It should be noted, however, that this is NOT a real job, but we are proud that Kenyonites are actually doing something productive with their lives. If this website doesn’t manage to sway the upcoming GOP election, we can hopefully anticipate a follow-up website, probably along the lines of ricksantorumblows.com, santorumcannotbeforreal.net or maybe even letsmovetocanada.org. And if you don’t check out this website, the terrorists win.