November 29th, 2012
01:38 PM ET

Heckler gets in Romney's face, later arrested

As he pulled into the White House driveway Wednesday, former Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney received an unwarm welcome from a heckler. The Secret Service told CNN the man was later arrested "for assault of a police officer and unlawful entrance."


Topics: Mitt Romney

soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Cynthia L.

    The guy shouldn't have bet big money in Vegas on Mitt's promise he'd show his second tax return BEFORE the election.

    November 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • Howard

      RELEASE the fast and furious files ... release the Benghazi files ... release Obama's college and passport files ... remember Obama's promise of transparency ??? ... you obama stooges like to kick your opponent when he's down ... even after you've won the election ... you're scum.

      November 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Or, maybe the guy had a message ' FROM VEGAS' because the big boys, who bet big, didn't like the Republican spin-to-win -we can't lose game.

      December 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        But then, looking on the 'bright side', maybe the guy just wanted to offer Mitt free singing lessons.

        December 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  2. John the Historian

    I hope he Willard he needs to go to the planet of kolob or go to Nauvoo, Illinois to await the mormon Jesus Christ and all his wives. maybe Willard can go to Jackson County, Missouri and look for the Garden of Eden. Let the schism start in the mormon cult.

    November 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • Howard

      More HATE TALK from another obama cult member.

      November 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
      • billy bing billy bong billy bong pipe smoke it

        Howard you piece of toilet paper............the heckler is a republican, do you home work.Your family are the cult members....

        November 30, 2012 at 10:20 am |
      • pattipaws

        What are you talking about.? The guy didn't say anything hateful at all. Get a life howard.

        November 30, 2012 at 11:11 am |
      • thekidde

        Mormon doctrine call-out isn't hate talk, just the recounting of religious idiocy.

        November 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  3. slambo

    shame on you america. you keep sending the same people back to washington each election cycle. vote against incumbancy and help save this country from these professional politicians with little or no interest in anything but being part of that big money machine – the only thing they do well is waste our money, our freedom and our country. shame on you america.

    November 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  4. Bryan

    I guess we shouldn't expect much from a group of people who feel they are owed everything instead of working for it.

    November 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  5. Dan B

    Can Democrats not just quitely protest. It's just childish to hurl yourself at a person's car. You didn't see Republicans do this to Obama in Oklahoma

    November 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
    • Margo

      I saw republicans making our President look like a monkey, like Hitler. It was horrific the denegration that was "ok" for people to get away with. Its NOT okay. This is the American President of the United States. Who the Hell is Willard? He is nobody and cares about only a few. Seems to me there should be apologies for only the one that was strong and powerful enough to take out the person that took out thousands of us on 911. Respect the one that took care of what predecessors couldnt or wouldnt do for you.

      November 30, 2012 at 12:21 am |
    • jean2009

      Dan, if I remember right the president was even heckled by a reporter when making comments in the Rose Garden....and what about the protests in Cushing, Oklahoma? But, I do agree this incident was uncalled for; the election is over. You do know, no one has stated what, or on which, side of the political fence this protester was protesting, or even what he was protesting about.

      Maybe it was Howard wanting his Canadian visa approved...LOL!

      November 30, 2012 at 9:47 am |
      • Howard

        Jean ... in case you've forgotten ... this is America, so the citizens and the political party which gets defeated, doesn't have to stop voicing their opinions, and objections ... what you want only exists in a totalitarian society. Jean ... you, Cynthia L., and Judy ... are the kind of people who, after defeating your opponent, kicks them while their down, and spits on them ... so, I guess no one can make YOU look as despicable as you do yourselves.

        November 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
    • Denise G

      No Governor Fallin and Lt Governor along with other state officials where MIA when he came. She had the audacity to make time to release a press statement but couldn't find the time to properly. Greet him to the so called great state of Oklahoma.

      November 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm |
    • One L

      Nah, Republicans just try to sabatoge the entire electoral process b/c they are sore losers

      November 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
  6. Ken in MO

    Hey Dan B,
    I agree that the guy should not have charged the car but there is NOTHING to suggest that he is a democrat. It was also NOT Democrats that called Romney a Cult Leader...that was all Republicans. Democrats dont hate Romney, Republicans do...they are trying like crazy to blame him for everything.

    November 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
    • Dan B

      Then explain the 50 million Republicans that voted for him. Do you really believe this was a Republican?

      November 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
    • Eric

      There was a lot propaganda thrown around this election time. He was demonized by the press and Hollywood. Like how he was going to do away with welfare, give everything to the rich, do away with abortion, he is a racist, and such. It was easy enough to convince sane people let alone someone who is unstable. I blame this one on the media not doing responsible reporting.

      November 30, 2012 at 9:13 am |
      • jean2009

        You have got to admit letting Clint talk to an empty chair was not a great help.

        November 30, 2012 at 9:49 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        It's the only thing I remember next to the Delegates in the audience being about 99% white.

        December 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
  7. AmericanPeasant

    All I heard him say was "hey hey mitt mitt." That's not exactly what I call heckling. As for assault on a police officer, I mean, for realz? The dude was grabbed within 2 seconds, he didn't even get his chance to spit on the pagan's face.

    November 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
  8. Justin

    Did he scream "Screw me, screw me!" at Mitt when he banged on the car's window?

    November 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  9. DEcember 2012

    HE WANTED MITT TO PASS THE GREY POUPON. HE GOT ARRESTED BY A COP WHO PREFERRED KETCHUP.

    November 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
  10. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Aw Gee,
    The Election is over. Maybe this guy missed the memo. But you have to look at the Big Picture. The Libs want Business to hire workers, pay a good salery, pay all benifits, Give in to Higher Tax Rates, keep the business operation on a profitable basis, Pay Health Benifits, and then send what little is left over up to the government. A real great plan, don't you think.?

    November 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
    • Manny

      @ Ray 40 years ago ceo's made about 30 times the average worker.Today at a lot of these places it's 300 and 400 times. So your saying the working man shouldn't make a decent wage.Oh wait I see your from Georgia ,never mind masta.

      November 30, 2012 at 7:29 am |
    • jean2009

      Well yes it is a good plan...those healthy people with higher wages will have more money in their pockets to spend at your business, which in the end will make your profits higher.

      November 30, 2012 at 9:55 am |
      • Undergraduate

        You failed economics 101, didn't you? Extending your (assinine) logic to its conclusion, if businesses simply raised everyone's salary to $1,000,000 per year, it would solve every problem in the universe.

        November 30, 2012 at 11:23 am |
      • jean2009

        As a retired bookkeeper...economics might be considered one of my strong suites.

        December 1, 2012 at 1:36 am |
  11. judy

    maybe he was one of the 47% Does it really matter? The president kept his promise. Lets move on/

    November 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm |
  12. Dan B

    The election is over. Say what you want about Romney, I really don't care. The election over, so why is Romney relevant? Can Romney cut spending that you all don't want to cut and form a new tax code- No. Believe me, there is plenty I think that could be said about Obama... But you know what move on.

    November 29, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
    • Howard

      @ Dan B ...
      WHY IS ROMNEY RELEVANT YOU ASK ... BECAUSE 49% OF AMERICA PREFERRED HIM OVER OBAMA ... THAT'S WHY !!!

      November 30, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
      • Dan B

        That's true, but he lost. We don't need an election to tell us Obama jsn't overwhelmingly popular... The Republicans are still relevant obviously, just not him. Susanna Martinez 2016

        November 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
      • jtb

        ohhh! all CAPS, you must be angry.

        November 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
      • jean2009

        Elizabeth Warren- Julian Castro 2016!

        December 1, 2012 at 1:38 am |
      • jean2009

        Actually Howard that number is not accurate. 50.92% of the popular vote for President Obama
        and 47.33% for Mitt Romney....about 2 1/2 million people voted for 6 other candidates....some more liberal and progressive than the President. A total of 128,159,933 people voted with 65,258,278 for the president and 60,658,920 for Mitt.

        Some of those whose names were on the ballot included Roseanne Barr & Cindy Sheehan..
        Source Wikipedia- United States Presidential Election 2012..

        December 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  13. Eric

    I wish we did not have so many lunatics like this in my party.

    November 30, 2012 at 9:05 am |
  14. Dan B

    And just what exactly is your party? Because I think the Tea Party and Progressives go too far... The Tea Oarty has a good central message, but they are too rogue like Akin.

    November 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  15. judy

    the repo party is so full of nut jobs it would take box car to haul them around. Raul Labrador is the newest nut tea bagger. trying to make a name for himself. As soon as one shuts up the next starts. Maybe the president will brain wash all of you . that's when he is not to busy backing al quada . or being a socialist communist Marxist > With out conspirecy and innuendo the republican party has nothing. They have no clue how to deal with women ,Hispanics, blacks ,Asians gays ,young people ,the elderly people who understand science, enviornmentalist the middle class and poor people. So who does that leave??? Fat old white guys like Howard.

    December 1, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  16. Dan B

    Judy, you've got to be wrong mathematically. First of all, ALL white people go overwhelmingly Republican, and when that is 70% of your electorate. I do agree that someone in my party needs to reach out to the Latino vote and badly, or we will continue to lose elections. That is why I think Marco Rubio or Susanna Martinez are good choices for president elect. They well understand the Latino comminuted, and Martinez was even a Democrat at one point. Nothing on a ticket is more powerful than "". I was on the other side and here is why they're wrong".

    December 1, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • jean2009

      Actually Dan...40% of the white population are still Democratic....many of which are the young, and women...the current bulk of that white GOP majority you are talking about are demographically old rich white males and well-off upper class seniors both a diminishing population.

      Add to Democratic women, the young educated and blue-collar workers, a quickly growing young Latino, and diverse non-white population and I think the majority will always remain Democratic, and will avoid the GOP's desires to control people's personal lives and their give all the wealth advantages to the rich mantra.

      I would never vote for a Marco Rubio or Susanna Martinez I will always have the same core values on certain issues I believe in, and I can see through both as easily as I can see through a window.

      FYI a disaffected Democrat is just a rat.

      December 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
    • Dale

      That's really interesting Dan... Tell me more about how nominating ethnic minorities is the same as inclusion.

      "If we chose them, they will vote." <- Something like that? No. It's not that simple. The Republican party fails on the issues that matter most to these groups. It doesn't represent the interests of a wide range of demographics. The Democratic Party may appear weak at times, because it has stretched itself thin across a multitude of fronts to ensure inclusion, but atleast that party has made sincere attempts to ease access to political power for more voting blocs.

      December 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  17. Dan B

    Old rich white men aren't 60% of the the white vote. I wasn't expecting you to vote for anyone other than a Democrat anyway jean. But the Latino vote must be reachable because George Bush got 40% of them and won reelection. Think what you want... But in case you forgot Republicans are the majority in the House and run most of the states as governors. Good luck with your strategy of the Democrats don't have a problem. Truth is, if Republicans can start reaching out to Latinos than you guys need to reach out to your white vote.

    December 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
    • jean2009

      Actually 51% of the Republican vote was made up of white men...I'm betting they were older and richer....PEW Poll research.
      Facts are the policies the GOP is selling isn't doing that well...and it is hard for a leopard to change its spots, and the GOP to change its policies without losing those it has already brainwashed. With all the lies bantered around by the GOP this time that didn't work...are you suggesting they throw even more lies at the populace in hopes they will think they have changed?

      December 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm |