MoveOn Protestors Scare Romney Away From His Own Event--UPDATED WITH VIDEO

Is what's sauce for the goose also sauce for the gander? In RomneyWorld, not so much: Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney's "Every Town Counts" bus tour made a slight detour from its planned route through eastern Pennsylvania after over

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(thanks to Scarce, since CBS miscoded their embeds)

Is what's sauce for the goose also sauce for the gander? In RomneyWorld, not so much:

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney's "Every Town Counts" bus tour made a slight detour from its planned route through eastern Pennsylvania after over 100 protestors affiliated with the Obama campaign and MoveOn.org showed up at a gas station where he was scheduled to stop.

Ed Rendell, the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania and an Obama supporter, also showed up at the scheduled stop - a Wawa gas station in Quakertown. The Romney campaign had sent advance staff to the location, but as the number of protestors grew, they decided to find a quieter location.

Ah, remember the good ol' days of campaign decorum? You know, when a candidate could send a bus to his rival's speeches to drive donuts in the parking lot, honking? Oh, wait.

Just because they're from MoveOn doesn't make them affiliated with the actual campaign, though it's nice of CBS to conflate the two. It's telling that President Obama went ahead and delivered his speech, unfazed by the frat boy antics of official campaign workers. But have some protestors (Freedom of Speech, what a quaint notion) and Romney goes running.

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