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As a small retail business owner, you would think that having the Vice President pop in for a visit could be a really great thing for publicity, but one Radford, Virginia bakery found success after turning down the invitation.

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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.”
As the WDBJ reporter pointed out, this likely happens all the time, but this small business owner had been insulted by the infamous “you didn’t build that” remarks made by President Obama, and didn’t want the President or Gaffe-master coming in and benefiting from a misleading message.

The move to stay out of politics may have paid off for McMurray. WDBJ reports that after hearing the news, local residents bought all the food off of the bakery’s shelves! Also, check out this interesting tidbit:

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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.”
Admirable. I can’t wait to hear if the Secret Service buying the baked goods will blow up in the media!

It's good to see that a small self-made business owner is willing to stand up for what they believe in and even better to see that thier community stood by them as well.
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It's nice to find yet another way of saying screw you Obama/Biden
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It's nice to find yet another way of saying screw you Obama/Biden
McMurray said heís hoping folks will understand he just didnít want to be part of a photo op for an administration whose policies he doesnít agree with.

Or maybe he's just standing up for what he believes in. Just because he isn't willing to compromise and make it look like he's an Obama supporter for a few extra bucks, does not mean that he's telling the Obama/Biden campaign "Screw you." It means that he's a man of principle and is willing to sacrifice a potential financial windfall in order to stand up for what he believes is the right thing to do. But this goes back to the mindset of anyone who doesn't blindly support the President's every decision and action hates him. Pretty sad when you can't see that this is a man of principle and leave the partisan dumbassery out of it.
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McMurray said heís hoping folks will understand he just didnít want to be part of a photo op for an administration whose policies he doesnít agree with.

Or maybe he's just standing up for what he believes in. Just because he isn't willing to compromise and make it look like he's an Obama supporter for a few extra bucks, does not mean that he's telling the Obama/Biden campaign "Screw you." It means that he's a man of principle and is willing to sacrifice a potential financial windfall in order to stand up for what he believes is the right thing to do. But this goes back to the mindset of anyone who doesn't blindly support the President's every decision and action hates him. Pretty sad when you can't see that this is a man of principle and leave the partisan dumbassery out of it.
Point is you would not have posted it had the guy been anti Romney.
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Point is you would not have posted it had the guy been anti Romney.
Prove it.
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VA BAKER SAYS "NO" TO JOE BIDEN STOP 8/16/12 - YouTube
Virginia Bakery Denies Biden Appearance, Then Sells Out Of Baked Goods - Independent Journal Review



It's good to see that a small self-made business owner is willing to stand up for what they believe in and even better to see that thier community stood by them as well.
It would seem the exclusionary policies of bigots is good for business all round the country. Way ta go GOPrs!
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Point is you would not have posted it had the guy been anti Romney.


You are correct............YOU would have posted it
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VA BAKER SAYS "NO" TO JOE BIDEN STOP 8/16/12 - YouTube
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It's good to see that a small self-made business owner is willing to stand up for what they believe in and even better to see that thier community stood by them as well.
where's the part where they 'sell out' of baked goods?
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It would seem the exclusionary policies of bigots is good for business all round the country. Way ta go GOPrs!

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