Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney, while on the campaign trail, visited a Wawa convenience store and polled the crowd at the Cornwall Iron Furnace, in Cornwall, Pa., about where they buy their sandwiches. The question touched on a local state divide: Wawa or Sheetz, Yahoo News reported.
“Where do you get your hoagies here? Do you get them at Wawas? Is that where you get them?” Romney asked.
“NOOO!” several members of the audience responded.
Romney grinned. “No? You get them at Sheetz?” he said.
When the audience replied in the negative again, Romney asked. “No? Where do you get them?”
The audience responded with names of local delis in response.
Romney told the audience about his visit to a local Wawa convenience store—acknowledging that it might be a tense topic for some in his audience. “I’m sorry,” he said. “I know it’s a very big state divide.”
Romney was intrigued by the touchscreen at Wawa where customers can order their sandwiches, Yahoo News reported. “You press a little touchtone key pad… You touch this, touch this, touch this, go pay the cashier, and there’s your sandwich,” Romney told the audience. “It’s amazing!”
It is a technology that has been fostered by competition, which the federal government lacks in delivering its services to Americans, he noted, adding that the government’s lack of competition and bureaucracy is hurting the U.S. in keeping jobs that are moving to other countries.