Wyndham's (WYN -1.1%) line of hotels garners a bit of unexpected publicity when President Obama...

Wyndham's (WYN -1.1%) line of hotels garners a bit of unexpected publicity when President Obama wistfully mentions staying at a Howard Johnson as a kid instead of stopping off at a more luxurious option. Though the interpretation of the comment made on the same day as a weak jobs report will vary based on political persuasion, it has all the hallmarks of a soundbite that could keep the HoJo in the lexicon for a while.

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  • montanamark
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    seriously - did chris matthews write this copy with a tingle up his leg
    6 Jul 2012, 02:34 PM Reply Like
  • Jake Huneycutt
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    Heh, I doubt this benefits HoJo in any meaningful way. People look for hotels based on the realities of 2012, not based on some hypothetical day in the 1970's. At most, it will trigger some nostalgia, but that's about it.
    6 Jul 2012, 02:41 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    Reuters is reporting that "shares in bus ETF's are taking off once Americans found out that their beloved president rode around in buses and once stayed at a Howard Johnsons. Real estate on Martha's Vineyard is also going at a premium."
    6 Jul 2012, 03:20 PM Reply Like
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