Mitt Romney blimp crash lands in Florida

A blimp displaying a Mitt Romney campaign ad crash landed in Davie, Fla. Sunday evening. 

Davie police said that wind forced the the aircraft to land in a field around 7:10 p.m., and two people got out safely. (According to the Miami Herald, it was not a "true blimp," for reasons that go beyond our knowledge of dirigible architecture.)   

The Sun Sentinel reports that the airship was headed from Boca Raton, the site of Monday night's debate, to North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines. It featured a picture of the Republican candidate with the slogan "America Needs Romney." 

"We saw the blimp hovering over the house, and it was floating backwards; it looked like it was actually coming down," local Teri Balter told NBC News. "I thought boy, Mitt Romney really wants us to vote for him."

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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