'No Swiss Mitt'
May 2nd, 2012
03:00 PM ET
3 years ago

'No Swiss Mitt'

Washington (CNN) - About 10 people from "American United for Change" chanted "No Swiss Mitt" outside the headquarters of the Republican National Committee, while presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney met with party officials inside.

The small group of activists chanted for less than five minutes, and stopped as soon as the TV crews walked away to go back to waiting for Romney.

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They held signs with a photo of the presumptive Republican nominee that said "Who had a Swiss bank account and outsourced jobs? This guy."

The activists arrived after Romney was already inside, so he would only have seen them if he was looking out a back window of the Republican headquarters.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. beevee

    Romney's slogan of 'Take back America' is catchy but it is like a credit card commercial. What it does not say about its real intention that is 'take back America for the top 1% and none for the rest'.

    May 2, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  2. blairablair

    Are you all forgetting about Hillary and Bill Clinton's Swiss bank Account? ??? I did not and I voted for them.

    May 2, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    You do have to wonder about the fact that he had these accounts. How long did it take for him to disclose them? It seems that it took a while and longer for him to remove his money from them.

    May 2, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. Devon

    So the guy hides money away in overseas secret accounts to avoid taxes & wants Detroit to go bankrupt & abuses his puppy & has car elevators & wants to start a little arms race with Russia our biggest foe & ran & hid to France to avoid being drafted & got a billion in Earmarks to bain & the o2 games & sent tens of thousands of jobs overseas & wants to strip all womans health care rights...... Does all this really make him such a bad guy??????

    May 2, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  5. Peace

    This Swiss account business paints Romney as being a crook. We all understands those who hide their money in Switzerland are crooks.

    May 2, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  6. Republican Not Voting for Romney

    Don't care, he will not be our Prez. Obama will be re-elected. Perhaps Repubs can do better in 2016, but we will see.

    May 2, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  7. Rich

    At least Romney lives a life of luxury on his own dime and not on the American taxpayers. How many vacations has Michelle Obama taken on our dime? These people live like royalty in Spain, Hawaii, Africa, Mexico, and Lake Tahoe and we foot the bill. Oh and you want to talk about shipping American jobs...how many Chevy dealerships did Obama shut down, how many car salesmen, mechanics etc lost their jobs with the government takeover of GM?

    May 2, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  8. RealityBites

    Sad to see CNN continue its WH collaberations with this non-story of 10 whole people.

    May 2, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  9. The Greedy Old Pigs declared class war on US!

    "Obama wants to Re-distribute the Wealth. If that's what you want to do send your money to Obama."

    You seem on unclear on recent history. Your GOBP cult has enable the psychopathic predators and Wall Street vultures to vastly increase their share of the nations wealth at the expense of the rest of us. Returning us to a more sustainable middle class is nothing at all like "income redistribution." However, what your GOBP cult did with the Bush tax cuts absolutely WAS income redistribution. You sound like a good GOBP sheeple so be proud of this. Own it. It's yours to show off daily.

    May 2, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  10. Jake

    I could care less if he's richer than rich! It's his policies and willingness to lie over and over again for votes. He will say anything to get elected and then pretend he didn't say it.

    May 2, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  11. RealityBites

    The picture only shows 5, but CNN says 10.
    Doesn't seem like much, but history shows CNN isn't above uping its count when necessary to make political points.

    May 2, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  12. Jill

    He should disclose his tax returns for at least 8 years back, not just one year.

    May 2, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  13. Lynda/Minnesota

    Obama/Biden 2012 (because I never have liked Swiss Mitt ... er, I mean Swiss Cheese.)

    Oh, btw. It doesn't matter how many there are protesting. Messages do have a way of catching on. Just ask John Kerry how it all worked out for him. Might ask Mike Dukakis too. Both are from Massachusetts. As is Swiss Mitt. Well Mitt SAYS he's still living in Massachusetts. That's been another one of those Mitt secrets folks can't seem to get past. That, and a whole slew of other "is he or isn't he" (fill in the blank) questions yet to be answered. Awfully distracting of him, don't you think? Mitt, I mean.

    May 2, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  14. GOP = Greed Over People

    "CNN isn't above uping its count when necessary to make political points"

    CNN covered "Swiss Mitt" and his 7 students and yet no complaints about the irrelevance of that article?

    May 2, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  15. Penobscot

    Five people. Impressive. Intimidating.

    May 2, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  16. Chucky T

    Romney is a joke, just like Obama. We do not need any more establishment presidents or politicians as they will only dig us deeper into economic hell. For real change see Dr. Ron Paul.

    Ron Paul 2012!

    May 2, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  17. Mario

    Romney is a COWARD!!! He advantage the Bush tax cuts sent that money to his Swiss banks source JOBS and now he wants to president. I guest he the American tax payers to pay for his wife $1000 skirts

    May 2, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  18. mike

    IF the bank account fits you own it Romney of the Mega Rich.

    May 2, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  19. SUBS 4 VOTES/Dutch Bad Newz, VA/GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    You can't run away from who you are or what you've done Willard. You're a job outsourcing, tax cheating, 1%er. Obviously you've learned to live with that. Unfortunately for you, the rest of us can't!!!

    May 2, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  20. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    The small group of activists chanted for less than five minutes, and stopped as soon as the TV crews walked away to go back to waiting for Romney.
    The activists arrived after Romney was already inside
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    And carried out with the typical incompetence of the Democrats and their bought and paid for protests. Did the reporters even ask them any questions, like who paid you? What organization to you represent?

    May 2, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  21. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    "Did the reporters even ask them any questions, like who paid you?"

    LOL! You really don't know much about the history of political protest, do you? Few people did it, or do it, for the money. It wasn't really until the whole astro-turf phony protest movements started that people got paid. Take it up with Armey and the Koch brothers.

    May 2, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  22. Dane

    It's not illegal to have Swiss bank accounts. Anyone can do it. It's just not practical for most people (we don't have enough $ to make it worth the hassle).

    HEY CNN: HOW IS THIS A STORY?! 10 people chanting for a couple minutes on the street? Seriously?

    May 2, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  23. Dad with 5 sons and all AVOIDED the military

    who paid for mitt and his 5 sons education. paid for by taxpayers?

    May 2, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  24. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Dad with 5 sons and all AVOIDED the military
    who paid for mitt and his 5 sons education. paid for by taxpayers?
    ===================================================
    And so what i fthey were? He has probably paid over $100 million in taxes in his lifetime. How much have YOU paid?

    BTW, did you vote for McCain instead of Obama? After McCain served in the military. Just wondering...

    May 2, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  25. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines – Few people did it, or do it, for the money.
    ===========================================================
    In other words they WERE a puny bunch of paid fake protesters. How utterly pathetic. But pathetic and the Democrat Party have become synonymous.

    May 2, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
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