Thieves Fail To Thwart Political Message
October 19, 2012 by Bryan Nash
Glenn and Melissa Cruson in Colleyville, Texas, drew national attention when they placed a figurine of President Barack Obama in a spider web. Apparently, some people didn’t like the display. The exhibit was destroyed.
But if the response of the Crusons’ neighbors is any indication, Mitt Romney has a good chance on Nov. 6. The community came together and offered to rebuild the display.
“We had numerous calls, numerous texts, asking what in the world happened, why is your display down?” Melissa Cruson told CBS DFW.
About two dozen people came to the Crusons’ home to help out. This time, however, the display is less controversial. There is no Obama tangled in a spider web, and there is no Vice President Joe Biden in a clown costume. Instead, they put up a sign that reads: “Thieves took the clowns, but the circus still remains.”
Cruson explained: “We didn’t want anybody to think we took it down on our own because we believe in our rights to free speech and we believe in the message we were sending to begin with.”