#1 Business owner declines Joe Biden's entourage to stop in store08-16-2012, 08:55 AM
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Radford business owner declines request from Joe Biden's entourage to stop in store
Would you say no to the Vice President?
One New River Valley business owner turned Vice President Joe Biden down.
This might happen more than you think from both political parties, most businesses just don't talk about it. The owner of "Crumb and Get It" - did.
Chris McMurray's bakery has been open only since May, barely three months.
Wednesday morning, advance teams for Vice President Joe Biden walked in.
"I approached her she said Joe Biden is coming to town today," McMurray said.
"Crumb and Get It" is a mom and pop store. Literally. Chris and his wife Kelly run the place and need all the business they can get.
McMurray said the Vice President's entourage got to the point and made its pitch.
"She said they have selected 'Crumb and Get It" to be his stop on his way to Blacksburg and was wondering if that was ok."
Here's the part that might make other business owners crazy.
"This is an opportunity of a lifetime but essentially I said 'No offense to you or the campaign but I just decline you guys coming in here. At that time she said 'Are you sure? There's going to be a lot of press, a lot of activity,’" McMurray said.
Why in the world would a new business owner say "no" to a photo op with the Vice President of the United States?
McMurray said it was President Obama's recent remarks about small business and who built what.
"Very simply, ‘you didn't build that’” McMurray said. “Speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across this country and actually last night my wife was up all night. No sleep, she's worked a full 24 hours."
When "Crumb and Get It" said 'no', “River City Grill,” just around the corner, said 'yes' and has the pictures to prove it, and didn't care about the politics.
"If you want to throw in some libertarians as well that's fine too. Stop in as well,” Chris Bell said. “Just bring your money. Sure, right!
Back at the bakery, a couple of guys said they'd hoped to see Biden and didn't care that the VP had been turned away.
"I mean it really doesn't matter to me. Everyone has their own views so I love the food here anyway. I agree. Everybody's different so I could care less," said Spenser Critterton of Radford.
Here's the back story, we’re told that shortly after Crumb and Get It told Biden’s advance people 'no' -- the secret service walked in and told Chris McMurray ''Thanks for standing up and saying 'no' -- then they bought a whole bunch of cookies and cupcakes.
McMurray said he's hoping folks will understand he just didn't want to be part of a photo op for an administration whose policies he doesn’t agree with.
Every now and then, a ray of common sense seems to seep through the clouds.
Liberalism is just communism sold by the drink.
08-16-2012, 10:05 AM
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08-16-2012, 09:32 PM
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Clearly he's a racist hate mongering rethug. I'm a fan. :) I wonder if they have a website . . . .
08-16-2012, 09:49 PM
That man has some deep convictions. I admire that in people, especially when it falls in line with what I feel.
I love my God, my country, my flag, and my troops ....
#6 Re: Business owner declines Joe Biden's entourage to stop in store
08-16-2012, 11:15 PM
08-16-2012, 11:26 PM
It would appear that Chic-Fil-A was the beginning of a new division we are going to see for awhile. Right wing donut shops left wing donut shops right wing bars left wing bars right wing burgers left wing burgers etc.............
I think this bakery owner would rather not his business be associated with any politic just like the recent deli owner who was chastised by her customers and friends when her deli appeared in an Obama ad that she had not given permission for.
This is a disturbing trend and why should we be forced to take a side in every aspect of our life no matter how irrelevant it may be to our politic.
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