|Mitt Romney makes a speech at Ford Field in Detroit on February 24, 2012.|
They could have agreed to hold the speech at the stunning Wintergarden in the Renaissance Center. The place would have been packed, making for more excitement and a better photo-op, but the Ren Cen is GM's headquarters and Mitt is on record saying it would have been better if GM had been liquidated rather than bailed out by the Government. Awkward. Perhaps it is part of the reason why they opted for a place with Ford in the name instead. Mitt hopes people around here forget those comments from last year.
He could have made his speech up Woodward Avenue a bit at the stately Fox Theatre, but his staffers probably thought it might make him the butt of more late night jokes involving the word Fox as in News.
He could have had ditched the idea of making his big pre Super Tuesday speech in Detroit and held a main event at the Novi Expo Center or elsewhere in the suburbs, but that would have been fuel for Mitt's foes who like to point out his elitism and lack of connection to the commoners.
So perhaps by default Ford Field was the most appropriate place Romney's campaign and the ECD could agree upon for the speech. Actually the Detroit Lion's fight song describes this GOP race. "Four Weird down the field"