EMPTY PROMISES

Stadium Empty for Romney Speech

Ford Field has seen better days, even during the Detroit Lions’ 0–16 season a few years ago. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney moved a campaign event to the home of the Lions on Friday, only to watch 1,200 people show up at the 65,000-seat facility. Romney is catching flack for the eyesore of an image, which is making rounds around the Web with a picture from a February 2008 event held for then-candidate Obama at a packed XL Center in Hartford, Conn. (which seats 16,000). The Romney campaign had moved the event from a local Westin hotel after it said tickets were sold out. The Detroit Economic Club was hosting the event, and organizers made sure that live-TV cameras did not show a pan of the entire stadium. Click here to see images from both events.