Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Corporate Persons" to Greet Romney in Cleveland Tomorrow

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Corporations may be human but theres a chance Im not.
  • "Corporations may be human but there's a chance I'm not."

Tomorrow, Thursday February 16, presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be the special guest at the Cuyahoga County Republican Party’s Twentieth Annual Lincoln Day Celebration.

As the big spenders are rolling in for the 5 p.m. V.I.P. reception that precedes the 6-8 p.m. dinner at Landerhaven, they’ll be greeted outside by “corporate vice presidential candidates” making their pitch to join Romney’s ticket.

The “candidates” will be costumed members of the Cleveland branch of Move To Amend, a national group lobbying to end corporate personhood. The group says it is “sponsoring the ridiculous public spoof to dramatize the ridiculous notion that corporations, legal creations of government, possess Bill or Rights and other inalienable constitutional rights meant solely for human beings.” It’s targeting Romney for his statement last summer at the Iowa State Fair that “corporations are people, my friend.”

According to the group,

Since Romney believes “corporations are people,” several corporate “persons” will be outside the Landerhaven complex in Mayfield Heights vying to be chosen as his running rate with signs saying “Hey Mitt, If you believe a corporation is a person, pick me as your VP!”

The corporations (i.e. people dressed in costumes of the Goldman Sachs corporation, Halliburton corporation, and Bank of America corporation) will each have bags of cash to catch the attention of the Presidential hopeful. They will make the case for a “balanced” Presidential ticket (human person and corporate person).

The “corporate persons” will be on the corner of Lander and Landerhaven roads in Mayfield Heights at 5 p.m. — Anastasia Pantsios


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