Pressing issue of our time: Romney and the great Wawa debate; Update: Media caught lying about 'Wawa' moment

Kidding! Or is he? It is time for a 5,000 word expose on Romney and Wawa stores, no? You see, candidate Mitt Romney visited a Wawa recently and found it totally amazeballs.


But, really, who wouldn’t? Wawa rules.

No, no. #TeamWawa!


This earth-shattering event sparked a great Wawa vs. Sheetz debate.

Oh, no. Don’t try to start a TJ Maxx vs. Loehmann’s debate, Charlie!

The press, of course, began to breathlessly report it as if it was a most pressing issue of our time.


Other Twitter users were amused by the Wawa diversion and actually found Romney’s amazement kind of endearing.

Score! The Wawa voting bloc is strong. Perhaps that is why #Wawa is currently trending.

See? He’s you.

Exactly. Their side is not “doing fine.”

Update: BOOM

More from SooperMexican:

Today it’s being widely reported that Romney had a moment were he was amazed at the existence of WAWAs, a convenience/gas store, and the electronic touchtone ordering of sandwiches. They have spun this to make it seem like he’s out of touch – BUT THE VIDEO IS EDITED DECEPTIVELY …

… In actuality, Mitt was contrasting the ridiculous over-regulation of the public sector, with the efficiency of the private sector, and used the electronic ordering system at WAWAs as an example – here’s the FULL video from a Ron Paulestinian in the crowd.

Head over to SooperMexican to see the full, unedited video.

Nice job! You know, for “just a blogger.

Yep. Exposing themselves yet again.

  • A Willful Boy

    Amazing would be if Andrea Mitchell had a joke instead of an echo.

  •!/dudgeohpolitix Dudge OH Politics

    OMG! 65yo guy is amazed by new technologies? Who’d have thought it possible?

    Maybe I’m just getting old, now I’m the wrong side of 40, as I love to see new tech used for everyday stuff.

  • The Monster

    The Bush supermarket thing wasn’t what the press made it out to be. GHWB had seen supermarket scanners before, but the one he saw at the trade show was a new model that worked much better than the ones he’d seen, and he was blown away by how much better. But that doesn’t fit The Narrative of an out-of-touch rich Republican.

  • Hank DeCat

    We don’t have WaWas were I live — I’ve never heard of one until today — and from the description of the customer using a touch-screen system to make your own order, there isn’t any place I know of here that does that. Now, I’ve seen servers using touch-screen systems to place my order, but I’ve never placed my own order with one. I don’t see what the “excitement” is about from the anti-Romney crowd, as I can attest this isn’t something that is “everywhere” and only someone who had never been into any kind of a restaurant would be ignorant of it (as the press made the Bush/store scanner thing as *all* stores had them at that point — although I realize that wasn’t 100% of the story there). And I’d bet the farm Mica has never placed her own order using a touch screen system, either.

  • Steven Filippi

    It IS amazing though. As a North Jerseyan, I rarely see a WaWa unless I venture into the horrible place known as South Jersey. Anyway… it totally beats 7-11 or Quick Check, if only because of the sandwich machines. 😛 #IStandWithMitt

    • TugboatPhil

      They’re based mainly along I-95. I live in southwest Virginia and used to work on the road in Richmond. Once I found WaWa I learned where every one in the area was located. Great sammiches and coffee….although I’m sorry they discontinued the chocolate macadamia.

  • Hank DeCat

    @SooperMexican deconstructs media’s deceptive edit of that clip here. It isn’t what MSM is presenting (big surprise, I know):

    • Paula J Mulvey Noakes

      That’s fairly typical of the media, to edit the heck out of a clip. The whole clip is much more informative about the whole speech and how Romney wasn’t so much blown away by the touch-screen but by private sector innovation. Sigh. LSM at its finest …

  • Paula J Mulvey Noakes

    What the heck’s a “Wawa?” I had to Google it. Never heard of it before, but then I live in Washington State, not on the east coast. Doesn’t look like there are Wawa’s in the midwest, or the west cast, Not one in Massachusetts, either, so it’s not altogether surprising that Romney would not have been to one before.

    How many east coasters have heard of Yoke’s Fresh Market? Or Winco? Both are very popular grocery stores here in the west.

  • Marty Luther

    I like Frappes from Goodwin’s and Maine red hotdogs. Golly, you don’t know about them? Stoopit! Never been to a Bean-hole bean Festival? Jerk! It’s right there in Oxford, (pronounced Auxfuhd) You are all out of touch. Stay out of my dooryard or I’ll toss you down the bulkhead and leave you in the hand-dug cellar. Don’t forget to dress yer feet, flat-lander.

  • Soopermexican

    Whohoo thanks! Stick it to these media morons!

  • SideshowJon36

    Meanwhile, Obama thinks ATMs are new technology

    • jdkchem

      And putting people out of work.

    • JohnSkookum

      He thinks my wallet is an ATM.

  • Independent54321

    I’ve been to Wawa, and ordered sandwiches on their touch screens. It is not exaggerating to say they are amazing. Extraordinarily customer-friendly and easy to use, individual customization of your sandwich down to the smallest detail, and quick service. They are truly state-of-the art for a convenience store or deli environment — extremely well done.

  • Taxpayer1234

    In order to avoid an all-out food civil war, Romney should briefed on “red” or “green” for his huevos rancheros when he visits New Mexico. Or Gino’s East vs. Pizzeria Uno in Chicago. Or jambalaya vs. etouffe in N’Orelans….

  • Amy J. Train

    Most people have never heard of WaWa or Sheetz because they are only located in certain places. I don’t know how far Sheetz goes, but you won’t find one east of the PA Turnpike Exit 298. WaWa’s are only found in South Jersey/PA/DE/MD and a few in VA. Both feature touch screens for ordering. I like Sheetz because they offer Fries and Onion Rings. When it comes to hoagies, there’s still nothing better than a WaWa. Of course he was enamored with WaWa. We all are 😀

    • aggy_0

      Actually, I live right near the 298 exit, and there are quite a few further east (mostly north and east). But I’ve seen Sheetz as far west as Ohio and as far south as North Carolina.

  • Rob Stevely

    Its not Romney’s “supermarket scanner” moment, its Andrea Mitchell’s “Dan Rather forgery” moment.


      You wascally wabbit. I came here to make precisely that point.

    • Romans 8:39

      LOL, you beat me to it.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady Congratulations and kudos to Soopermexican for busting this story open yesterday.