ABC News Reports:
Axelrod took to the steps of the Massachusetts State House this morning to criticize GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s record as governor, part of a new Democratic line of attack. Flanked by Democratic state officials and a few dozen Obama supporters lining the steps behind, he proclaimed, “Romney economics didn’t work then, and it won’t work now.”
But his audience — dozens of young, pro-Romney activists screaming and shouting just 15 feet away near a small bank of TV cameras – made it difficult to be heard.
The Republican crowd waved signs that read, “Obama Isn’t Working,” “Broken Promises,” and “Axelrod is in Fantasyland.” They boisterously chanted, “We want Mitt,” “Where are the jobs?” and “Solyndra, Solyndra, Solyndra.”
"You can't handle the truth, my friends. That's the problem. If you could handle the truth, you'd quiet down.
You can shout down speakers, my friends, but it's hard to Etch A Sketch the truth away.
~ Presidential Advisor, David Axelrod, to hecklers
At some point you say, you know what, sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. If they're going to be heckling us, why we're not going to sit back and play by very different rules
If the president is going to have his people coming to my rallies, and heckling, why, we'll show them that, you know, we conservatives have the same kind of capacity he does.
~ Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney while holding a "secret press conference" of his own outside Solyndra Corporation, a closed-down business that was given a large loan by the Department of Energy and which also donated to the Obama campaign in 2008.
We knew, if word got out, that Solyndra would do everything in their power, and the Obama administration would do everything in their power, to stop us from having this news conference.
~ Unnamed Source from the Romney Campaign quoted on MSNBC's Maddow Blog.
I think there are people who don't want to see this event occur, don't want to have questions asked about this particular investment.
~ Mitt Romney on his Solyndra Press Conference in the New York Times
But for all of the campaign’s advance planning, Mr. Romney arrived at the dusty backdrop for his speech at nearly the same moment that former President George W. Bush was unveiling his portrait at the White House. All of the networks and cable channels opted to cover the White House live, rather than show Mr. Romney’s painstakingly planned event.
~ New York Times - The Caucus Blog
@stevebenen I'm going to take a stab at explaining Mitt's ownership of obnoxious hecklers: He's a grown up frat boy.— Julia Pheifer (@Slackermom66) May 31, 2012
After Solyndra surprise, Romney adviser Fehrnstrom refers to campaign disruption at Axelrod event as "Boston Massacre."— Jim Acosta (@jimacostacnn) May 31, 2012
@AlinskyDefeater how desperate are liberals getting that they need to convince MA voters to vote for Obama? We see through Obama's lies— Sarah Nelson (@sarahsside) May 31, 2012
It would have been better theater if the Mitt staff bullies heckling Axelrod's presser had arrived brandishing scissors. #p2— Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) May 31, 2012
Axelrod on “hecklers”: I’m glad mitt Romney is finally creating jobs in Mass— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 31, 2012
everything obama does is wrong, i can make america as rich as me, solyndra blablablah am i president yet you peons— Sonoma Madman (@SonomaMadman) June 1, 2012
If Mitt Romney is feeling paranoid now about his press conferences, how will he be able to handle maximum stress of Oval Office? #Obama2012— Akayea (@akayea) May 31, 2012
Amazing how Obama arranged a Edwards mistrial to divert attention from Romney's Magical Solyndra Tour.— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 31, 2012
Things Romney didn't mention:one of his most prominent and longstanding supporters was Solyndra's lobbyist:huff.to/KipyTD— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) May 31, 2012
Thanks to John Edwards, Mitt Romney visited Solyndra and nobody noticed theatln.tc/JCrW74— The Atlantic Wire (@TheAtlanticWire) May 31, 2012
Romney thinks Obama is planting hecklers and conspiring to stop his photo-ops. I give it a month before he strips and eats someone's face.— 60th Street (@60th_Street) May 31, 2012