Mitt Romney Campaigns In Sun Valley
Ketchum, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Like hundreds of other American politicians, Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has hit the campaign trail. His travels brought him to Sun Valley tonight.
Sun Valley is well known for having famous people slip into town under the radar. Visits by politicians are no exception. Democratic Vice President Joe Biden was originally scheduled to make an appearance here this week, but it was canceled. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was on hand for a small gathering.
Political observer Jeff Ransom says, "When I come up here, it kind of reminds me of being in California, maybe that's why, because of the Democratic view in this area."
Local resident Stephanie Spindler says, "I really think they come here because there's money for funding, and they can get sponsors for having dinner parties and get their work out and find supporters here that will be effective."
Spindler's friend Kate Heinecke says, "I think it's nice to have an opportunity to talk to politicians, however, I doubt that's why they're here. I hadn't heard anything about any public event surrounding it."
Heinecke says when Ron Paul came to Twin Falls a few months ago, it was a big event so he could talk to a large group of people. She says Romney's gathering apparently wasn't for the public at large.
Ransom says we need to get past the political mudslinging like we've seen during this election year. He says, "I don't know how it's going to happen, it's going to take a miracle. But it's two different sides, for sure."
Two different sides that need to work together to make that miracle happen.
Spindler asked why aren't most politicians visiting town like Twin Falls and Burley, instead of Sun Valley. She says the answer's obvious.
August 3, 2012.