Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope. It’s a deflated gasbag!
Or possibly an omen?
Romney blimp turning heads in South Florida
Mitt Romney leads President Obama in latest Florida polls
MIAMI - Flying high in the polls, Mitt Romney was also flying high over the streets of South Florida Friday morning.
A blimp with the headline “America needs Romney” was seen flying over Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
The blimp is the first sign that South Florida will take center stage in the political universe over the next few days.
A blimp-like aircraft emblazoned with an “America Needs Romney” message made an emergency landing near a Davie park this evening, much to the joy of many voters in Broward County, one of the most-liberal places in Florida.
There were no injuries, Davie police said. Except, perhaps, for Republican pride.
The Sun Sentinel adds:
Two people were on the 160 foot aircraft but no one was injured, said Davie police spokesman Capt. Dale Engle.
Engle said high winds forced the aircraft to land in the Parkside Estates development around 7:10 p.m., near the Robert H. Bamford Sports Complex.
“The winds were so strong it was pushing them west,” he said. “They were trying to drive east but they couldn’t push into the wind.”
Oh the humanity!
Also: This is apparently from August. Spooky!