GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney gave Ruth Williams, an unemployed woman some money, as he shook supporters’ hands on the ropeline. According to ABC News, the 55 year old woman said she had been following the Romney campaign since he arrived in the state on Jan. 11, when she said she received a message from God to track him down. Yeah, right. I see exactly who we are dealing with. If President Obama pulled out his wallet and handed a supporter a wad of money, the right wing would slam him as buying votes.
“I was on the highway praying and said, ‘God just show me how to get [my] lights on,’ and I pulled up to a stop sign and his bus was there,” said Williams, who has been unemployed since last October. “And then God said, ‘Follow the bus,’ and I followed the bus to the airport.”
According to Williams, she followed the campaign bus to the Columbia airport on Wednesday, the same day Romney was arriving from New Hampshire. When Romney wasn’t on the bus, aides told her to go to the rally scheduled in Columbia later that day. When she showed up, Romney found her to say hello and pulled over South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to say “hello” too. “He was kind to me and he made Gov. Haley come see about me,” Williams said. “He stopped doing everything.” Source: ABC News
The word is that South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis paid her light bill on Thursday by giving her $150. Excuse me if I am a skeptic, but how did Mitt Romney know to give this woman money? Did she ask him for money as she waited to shake his hand? Was this a campaign stunt to show that he really cares about the little people? The woman said she has been volunteering at Romney’s campaign office since meeting his bus last week, cleaning and doing other things, ABC News reports. So, I guess that $50 or $60 dollars he reportedly gave her was to pay for her work. Don’t be fooled people. This didn’t come from a place of compassion but a photo op or for public relations.