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Time for a touch of levity, we think, and this one we couldn't resist. A video by Funny or Die detailing what life might look like inside the Boca Raton hotel rooms of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney while they're on the campaign trail.
We cracked up at the Michelle Obama bits and gigglesnorted at Ann Romney's choice of bedside reading material.
Sigh. If only politics were always this funny!
Republican Senator Rob Portman, whose family owns Lebanon, Ohio's 200-year old Golden Lamb Inn, recently gave a tour of the state's oldest (and some say haunted due to three deaths) hotel to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during a stop along his campaign trail.
According to a local news source, there was a bit of gentle teasing on the Inn's rates.
“He calls it The Golden Lamb. But I think when you look at the prices, you'll determine it's the golden fleece,” Romney quipped. “Careful,” Portman responded, with a smile. Romney clarified, “Actually it's modest, it's a modest price point. I mean this is like $130 a night... for history!”
While walking around the Inn, which 12 presidents (including George W. Bush and John Quincy Adams) have visited, Sen. Portman's wife said “This is great. We can't wait to have a Mitt Romney room.”
There's a funny about a binder full of presidents, right? Right?
Last night was a big night for Mitt Romney as he officially accepted the GOP's nomination for president. So how did he celebrate? Well, we don't know the specifics but it probably went down at the Marriott Waterside Hotel in Tampa which according to the NY Times is now "Camp Romney."
Mitt and his wife, Ann, are staying in a suite at the 719-room hotel as are their siblings. Word is they are strolling the halls spontaneously hugging people who sports "friends and family" Marriott tags.
Much like when we found out Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, stayed at a Fairfield Inn before his announcement, we're not surprised that Mitt and co. are in a Marriott. After all, he served on the board. (We have a feeling we'll be saying that a lot in the upcoming months.)
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Just before presidential hopeful Mitt Romney mistakenly introduced his running mate, Paul Ryan, as "the next president of the United States", Ryan spent the night at Fairfield Inn in North Carolina, ordering take-out from Applebee's.
Given that Romney was once on the board of Marriott Hotels, which is the parent company of Fairfield Inn, this isn't a very surprising hotel choice. (Although, the Applebee's bit is. They do take-out? Interesting.) Of course, the Romney-Ryan ticket isn't exclusively beholden to Marriott hotel brands. Back in April, Ann Romney confessed to staying at Hampton Inns for the free WiFi. For more on the Romney ticket's hotel spending, check out this report from USA Today.
And from now through November, Romney and Ryan will be hitting up all different kinds of hotels on the campaign trail like the Venetian in Las Vegas tomorrow. We have to say that's definitely an improvement from Fairfield Inn, except the WiFi isn't free.
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It turns out it's not just us hotel nerds that choose our hotel stays based on whether the joint has free WiFi or not.
According to CNN's Political Ticker Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, says that she prefers Hilton's Hampton Inn Hotels when she's on the road because they have free WiFi.
As someone who spends life on the road, Ann Romney knows a thing or two about hotels. Her favorites, she said Wednesday, are the ones that come with free Wi-Fi.
"It's so convenient just to be able to get your internet," Ann said on Mike Huckabee's radio show. "I personally like Hampton Inns, but that's an aside."
Marriott has opened rooms over Inauguration at hotels in the District. The Washington Marriott at Metro Center, the Washington Marriott, the Washington Courtyard Embassy Row, and the Washington Courtyard Convention Center, the Courtyard Washington Northwest, and the Renaissance Washington DC are all in prime locations within walking distance of everything.
It looks like the prices are seriously jacked up we found a room at the Courtyard Washington Northwest for $499 but if you wanna go to inauguration, that ain't gonna stop you at this point.
Speaking of Marriott and presidents, the company announced today that politician and former presidential-hopeful Mitt Romney has once again been named to Marriott's Board of Directors. You may recall his previous term on the board a period for which he was later criticized for not trying harder to fight against what he and his people referred to as the "cesspool of pornography."
It will be interesting to see how gay-rights activists react to this appointment, considering the firestorm that the Mormon-family-run Marriott faced when Proposition 8 passed (and the steps Mr. Marriott himself took to put out the flames) up against Romney's vocal stance on the marriage issue (per his website: "Governor Romney supports a Federal Marriage Amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.")
Well, at any rate (ha), at least now we know Mitt will have a Marriott hotel room so he can watch Obama become the president.
The issue of Hotel Porn comes and goes throughout the years and now it's definitely back on.
Conservatives are giving Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney a hard time for not doing enough during his decade tenure as a board member of Marriott Hotels.