Politics is all perception. You can have all the ideas and platforms in the world, but a successful campaign is all about images. And this week in Michigan, the Mitt Romney campaign messed up. Badly.
The idea was to have Romney speak at Ford Field in Detroit. Ford Field's seating capacity is about 65,000 people. Romney spoke at Ford Field to about 1,500 people. Hell, a flipping MLS soccer game could attract more people.
Talk about playing to an empty room. In your own home state, too. No wonder the following doctored image from a Think Progress post has gone viral today. Oops.