June 13th, 2012
04:39 PM ET
3 years ago

KPTM: Romney staff disrespectful to hosts, cafe owner said

(CNN) - The owner of an Iowa cafe which Mitt Romney visited on Friday say the Republican presidential candidate's staff were "arrogant" and disrespectful to her establishment, CNN affiliate KPTM reported.

Romney called owner Dianne Bauer of the Council Bluffs Main Street Cafe to offer an apology, the report said.

A Romney campaign source told CNN they had "assured the Bauers that the campaign would take responsibility for any remaining issues."


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Mitt Romney
soundoff (77 Responses)
  1. Patriot Awesome

    No surprises here.

    June 13, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  2. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE/ConservaFASCISTS

    What else do you expect from a arrogant bunch of snobs? How's that relating to middle class people working out for you Willard? And what remaining issues are there? I bet they didn't leave a tip. A bunch of cheapskates.

    June 13, 2012 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. Pander Bear

    Of course they were. They only need votes from the "little people" and don't need to pretend they think of them as equals.

    June 13, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. NVa Native

    Not that he's used to people bowing down to him or knowing what he wants when he wants it, that's just Mitt being his whacky & care-free self.

    June 13, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    Let's see now Willard:

    CAN'T control his staff
    CAN'T control his words
    CAN'T control his taxes (filed for extension)
    CAN'T control his MA record (of failure); and most of all,
    CAN'T control his mouthy wife
    The list goes on and on. Too many CAN'Ts for me and not enough CANS which = BAD president. We wouldn't be able to send this fool anywhere without him insulting someone. No thank you, I'll continue on with the hope and change because he CAN.
    Obama 2012 ALL the way.

    June 13, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  6. D carter

    Let me Guess she is a democrat!

    June 13, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  7. Luke,AZ

    What would you expect from a campaign whose nominee has an elevator in his home for his car ! And who cuts off some kids hair and wears a police uniform for fun so he can pull people over. Gov. Robme is the most awkward,dis-connected nominee from either party to have ever run for political office.

    June 13, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. Sorensen

    Of course the "staff" was disrespectful. They are just behaving the way their"boss" behaves.
    What did they expect from a little. empty, no personality, no class and style, nobody.

    June 13, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    This should be no surprise and don't expect a word from Romney, he never stands up against what's wrong, we've seen it over and over again.

    June 13, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  10. Gurgyl

    I do not surprise at all. It is a cult. Flip flop should be ashamed.

    June 13, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  11. DarmacrosEcom

    How well let's consider most significant thing whenever you approach the field of wine, should be to work with an authority who will advise the most effective alternatives for one to enjoy the fine qualities of the drink.etichette vino

    June 13, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  12. Myviewis

    How convenient that this horrible thing would happen to her on an election year and the bad guy is Romney. Hmmmm, and she got herself some free publicity and she's on TV. I'm sure this will become a new reason for Democrats to say don't vote for Romney. I wonder how many Democrats have phoned her since the incident or before the incident.

    June 13, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  13. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    I wonder if the cheep sob left a tip from the gopbp ,the republican bafoon party .

    June 13, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  14. Concerned82

    Not at all surprised, he's arrogant and disrespectful himself.

    June 13, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  15. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Don't worry ms.bauer,all those romney people will be getting pink slips in Nov .

    June 13, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  16. cali girl

    Completely disrespectful and downright concerning that this is how he treats a BUSINESS OWNER,. "Get outa my way lady and I am taking over your cafe, and you have to get in the back now."
    And this guy thinks he is in touch with the American people.

    June 13, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  17. Greg C.

    Doesn't pass the smell test...

    June 13, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  18. 1twinsfan

    Please, they're just little, insignificant Iowans...that can vote.

    June 13, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  19. sammieb51

    Guess the Romney folks can;t take the truth about their guy no matter who dishes it .... pitiful.

    June 13, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  20. Hangar13

    This is what passes for news in the mainstream media. Gee, the guy's staff were rude, I guess we shouldn't vote for him. Meanwhile, mainstream NBC finally mentioned the year-long DOJ scandal for the VERY FIRST time last night. Could the media be more slanted?

    June 13, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  21. Concerned82

    Agreed @cali girl! The one who is "in touch" with Americans is the one who reads and responds to letters from Americans on a daily basis...

    June 13, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  22. Babyboomer

    People tend to follow the behavior of their leader/manager/boss/nominee for President. He is arrogant so they are arrogant. No surprise here and BTW, I'm pretty sure they did some canvassing to find a Republican leaning establishment to go to. Why bother with a Democratic leaning establishment in the first place. They probably treated this owner BAU. They just didn't count on her not taking it laying down... Good for her for calling them out on their nonsense...

    June 13, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  23. Four and The Door

    Romney called owner Dianne Bauer of the Council Bluffs Main Street Cafe to offer an apology, the report said.
    __________________________________________________________________________________________
    If it was Obama, he would have called and blamed it on Bush. Unless it was a European Cafe. Then he would have apologized before his staff even arrived.

    June 13, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  24. NVa Native

    All these Repubs assuming she's a Democratic voter just proves how ignorant & arrogant they are.
    To the conservatives anyone who doesn't follow fox/GOPTs talking points is the enemy.
    In November everyone needs to remember that to the Repubs independent thought or opinions are the enemy.

    June 13, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  25. once upon a horse

    come on CNN had the Obama campaign been accused of doing something like this FoxNews would set up shop and have a broadcast from there. "Fox and Friends" would be there LIVE and bring the couch with them and get this owner to say every negative thing she could about the president while they nod in agreement. You're letting a golden opportunity pass here guys.

    June 13, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
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