"The most dishonest debater ever?" That's the message that MoveOn.org plans to deliver today, when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a St. Petersburg rally.
MoveOn.org announced in a press release that it will fly a banner over St. Petersburg that reads, “Most dishonest debater ever?”
Romney's event at the Pier begins at 5:45 p.m. and gates open at 3:45 p.m. According to MoveOn.org, the banner will be in the air over the St. Petersburg Pier from approximately 4:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Earlier today, MoveOn.org flew a banner over Romney’s Virginia stop that read: “Mitt Lies, Big Bird Dies.”
MoveOn.org released a statement about today's banner.
"This airborne demonstration is part of a national effort from MoveOn.org Political Action to hold Mitt Romney accountable on the campaign trail and reveal to voters the truth behind Romney’s plan to tilt our economy and democracy even further in favor of the 1% at the expense of the 99%."
On the ground, local progressive activist group the Florida Consumer Action Network, which recently targetd Florida Congressman C.W. Bill Young, will be protesting Romney's appearance in St. Pete, starting at 3 p.m.
The Action Network, also known as FCAN, released a statement Thursday.
"Despite all of Romney’s spin, the people of Pinellas County aren’t buying it. They know that Mitt Romney would cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires at the expense of those in the middle class. They know that Mitt Romney would gut Medicaid and privatize Medicare by turning it into a voucher system. They know he will protect tax breaks for big oil and for companies that send jobs overseas (yes Mitt, they do exist). They know that he will continue to stand for the 1% at the expense of the 99%."