(From The Corner blog at National Review Online)
Philadelphia, Pa. — Progressive activists stormed the Franklin Institute this evening. They clashed with tea-party organizer Don Adams, who blocked them from entering. It was a wild, tense scene, just minutes before Mitt Romney appeared here. Adams, who is the man at the door in this video [please go to original article to see video] of the incident, tells NRO that the “nasty” exchange is an example of what Romney will face this fall.The article contains an update from the AP which reports:
The protesters said that when they tried to go inside, they were refused entry. Event organizers eventually granted them refunds for their $20 tickets after they chanted loudly on the steps.I say, let them in. If it is true they paid their money and they had tickets, let them in. If they wish to ask him questions, it can be done during a regular question-and-answer segment of his visit. I would like to see a reasonable and rational Romney answer a reasonably asked question, even if it is an irrational question.
The activists, who were from groups such as Occupy Philly and Fight For Philly, said they just wanted to ask Romney questions about his policies.
Treat them kindly. They won't know how to react.