Look, I get it. Your campaign? It’s had a sh*tty two weeks. Or three weeks. There was that “falling behind in fundraising thing” and then there was all that Bain stuff, and that thing about how your campaign co-chair is kind of a financial industry vampire who rips apart companies and whatever, the European economy is going to crap, swing states are up for grabs, some dude in prison almost beat you in a primary, Scott Walker is probably going to win and you’re still stuck with Joe Biden.
But that’s no excuse to resort to finding people to stand on street corners and yell.
Police had cordoned off a full city block to protect Romney and his entourage. Residents, some of them organized by Obama’s campaign, stood on their porches and gathered at a sidewalk corner to shout angrily at Romney. Some held signs saying, “We are the 99%.” One man’s placard trumpeted an often-referenced Romney gaffe: “I am not concerned about the very poor.”