In a karmic omen of doom Mitt Romney asked an Iowa crowd if he could win the state when the room had to be evacuated due to a fire alarm.
Here is the video from Think Progress:
Romney had just asked the crowd, “Can I win Iowa?” Then a fire alarm went off which prompted Mitt Romney to put his leadership on display by saying, “I believe in following safety first, so I would. … This is going to keep on going. … You know, discretion is the better part of valor, so I think we ought to be very careful and very carefully go outside.”
Mitt Romney asked the crowd if he can win Iowa and if you believe in messages from the divine, God answered I don’t think so. If anything Mitt’s appearance today confirmed the impression that he is a bit of a political wet noodle. Romney could have had a bit of fun with the irony of the fire alarm, brought the crowd back inside, and continued with the event once everything was safe. Instead, he cut things short and got the heck out of there.
After spending $10 million in Iowa and getting a second place finish for his trouble in 2008, word is that Mitt is still a little bitter. In fact, Romney might very well end up giving Iowa only token attention this time around. Iowa has never really warmed up to Romney, and Romney seems to be holding a bit of a grudge against Iowa.
If Mitt’s instructions to the crowd were any indication of his strength and leadership, no wonder Republicans are frantically searching for another candidate. Maybe the fire alarm was God’s way of telling Mitt Romney that this whole president thing isn’t meant to be. Sure a fire alarm can go off at any time, but only Mitt Romney would have it go off after he asked the crowd can I win Iowa.
Maybe Mitt Romney should listen before God hits the sprinklers too.