Mitt Romney’s motorcade ran into an interesting obstacle before a fundraiser this evening in Lakewood, N.J. Lake Terrace, the venue for Mr. Romney’s event, was also being used by an Orthodox Jewish wedding party and, according to a pool report filed by Yahoo’s Holly Bailey, the guests at the nuptials became rather excited when Mr. Romney’s motorcade arrived.
“As we turned into Lake Terrace, the motorcade drove past an Orthodox Jewish wedding party that had been posing for pictures outside. Immediately, the family abandoned the bride and groom and began chasing Romney’s car in the parking lot, waving cameras,” Ms. Bailey wrote.
Apparently, Mr. Romney’s admirers in the wedding party were undeterred by both a fence and the candidate’s Secret Service detail.
“The candidate’s SUV drove around a corner to a back entrance, followed by at least 10 members of the wedding party who tried to run up to Romney’s car by were halted first, by a wood fence, which one man tried to scale, and then by Secret Service agents, who did not look pleased,” wrote Ms. Bailey. “‘Oh you’re Secret Service,’ one woman said, as she was asked by an agent to move back. ‘We just want to see Romney.’”
A Romney campaign spokesman told Ms. Bailey the candidate planned to pose for pictures with the wedding party. Lakewood has a growing Orthodox population. According to its website, Lake Terrace specializes in Jewish weddings and can accommodate both indoor and outdoor chuppahs.