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Mitt Romney blimp makes emergency landing near Fort Lauderdale

Blimp3A blimp-like aircraft emblazoned with an "America Needs Romney" message made an emergency landing near a Davie park this evening, much to the joy of many voters in Broward County, one of the most-liberal places in Florida.

There were no injuries, Davie police said. Except, perhaps, for Republican pride.

As the blimp went down, Twitter lit up.

"Just saw a blimp falling out of the sky. It says America needs Romney... Yeah right! You can't even keep your blimp in the sky," @swadedarling tweeted an hour ago.

"A blimp with a pic of Mitty that says 'America needs Romney' just went down in Davie, Fl. Could that be a predicament of what's to come?" resident Carime Hernandez tweeted.

It's unclear if the blimp was chartered by the Romney campaign or one of the groups that support him. Davie police confirmed the aircraft, which is technically not a true blimp, was advertising on Romney's behalf and did make an emergency landing.

Earlier, WPLG Channel 10 News (which displayed the picture above) reported about how the blimp was "turning heads" in Miami-Dade and Broward. "Flying high in the polls," the story said, "Mitt Romney was also flying high over the streets of South Florida Friday morning."

By Sunday, it was grounded.

-- with Diana Moskovitz

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Eddy Carlin

I live next to the landing site, im actually right here, the landing was pretty normal, police just got scared and rushed to the site.

JackL

Davie is now considered "one of the most-liberal places in Florida???"

LOL, it is no wonder the Herald is bleeding subscribers with reporting such as this.

EEJ

Davie isn't one of the most liberal, Broward County is, just as it says in the article.
Here's a link stating such: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broward_County,_Florida#Politics

VP

Oh the humanity!

Steve

Looks like a propaganda tactic Hitler would use...

naplesbob

Heard from the crowd. Look in the sky. It's a bird. No, it's a plane! No, it's leaking gas at an alarming rate and in a death spiral. Didn't we just fill that gas bag up? A liberal 47 percenter; must have left the gas cap loose.

denden

The end of Mitt, a bag full of gas...thou shalt not bear false witness agnst Obama!!!!

Denise B.

God doesn't like liars and doesn't like having in name used for personal gain.

David S.

Its a real "SIGN" of things to come on November 6, Romney losing gas and sinking!

Jean Markette

let us hope that is a sign of things to come

Aircraft Test Equipment

I was on also on Twitter when that news broke out. Some over-reacted, but most of the people were irritated because of the America needs Romney aircraft.

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