Small Business Owner Sends Biden Packing - 'You Didn't Build That'


Chris McMurray, who just opened a 'mom and pop's' bakery with his wife in May, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime. What opportunity was that, you ask? The opportunity was to host the vice president and his entourage as they came to town during the 2012 campaign.

Apparently vice president Joe Biden's advance team entered McMurray's establishment "Crumb and Get It" to see if it would be OK for Biden and his entourage to come there to eat when he was in town. McMurray responded,

"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." Others would be asking the same thing, why would you turn down an opportunity like this?

"Very simply, ‘you didn't build that’” McMurray said. “Speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across this country and actually last night my wife was up all night. No sleep, she's worked a full 24 hours."

Whoa! Now I like this guy. He has class and backbone. He stood up for what he believed in and didn't just talk about it, even though it probably cost him a great opportunity. Though from people covering his story, I'm sure he'll do just fine in his business.

The Biden campaign was able to secure "River City Grill," which is just around the corner.

What's most telling about this is not Biden, the bakery or the McMurrays.

The Secret Service entered McMurray's establishment after the advance team left and told McMurray "Thanks for standing up and saying no." Then they bought a bunch of cookies and cupcakes!

According to WDBJ7,

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.

In an update to the story, WDBJ7 writes: After declining Biden stop yesterday, Radford bakery ran out of food today

UPDATE: Some have asked for address and contact information for Crumb and Get It so that you can show your support. Here is the info:

1154 East Main Street
Radford, Virginia 24141

10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone 1 (540) 838-2288
Website http://crumbandgetit.com

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  • http://www.facebook.com/rwuest Robert Wuest

    I ran into this the other day and it's gotten me thinking that maybe, just maybe, the "You didn't build that" meme has some merit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLHh9E5ilZ4

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.stoneburner.96 Deborah Stoneburner

    I like this guy

  • Glenda

    Think Chris McMurray would ccnsider tutoring our congress
    in how to turn from whimps back into men.

  • dontjst

    Mr.
    McMurray was much kinder than I would have been!

  • Robert G. Rice

    Hello America: Let's give Mr. and Mrs. Chris McMurray a big round of applause for their courgeous stand against "Ole Joe (the gaff) Bite-me!" Biden as well as Obamanation are nothing but feckless, honeyfuggler, opprobrium, rebarbative, blatherskite charlatons leading our Nation down the road to despair as Greece, Italy, Spain et al socialistic countries! I'm an "old geezer" almost 78 years of age ands have witnessed our Nation digress from the 40's as a Norman Rockwell society to the 2012 society known as "Obamanation" and the George Soros society! I vote for the Romney-Ryan ticket vis., because I'm an Orthodox, Evangelical, Conservative Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and not ashamed to be identified as such! God bless America and to the Rfepublic for which it stands! Rev. Robert G. Rice

  • Washington22

    This bakery owner missed an opportunity. I'd have let the Biden group come on in...............and when I got the mike, I'd have made my point, off script, to be sure. I'd have said, "Mr. VP, I DID BUILD THIS BUSINESS and don't you guys up there in Washington DC forget it!!!!!!" yeah, a missed opportunity.

  • Bill

    Perhaps the businessowner should have asked Biden to come over the next day when he was serving crow.

  • Grandma Kitty

    Oh, how I respect this man. I also own a business and would love to tell Obama we wouldn't serve him. What an honorable man this man is. Thank you!!!!

  • Pete

    I am so proud of these small business owners! I would not willingly allow Biden or Obuma to set foot on my property. They are disgusting.

  • Bull57

    The real and true American voters are staring to speak! What an opportunity and the right choice was made...

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  • KittyKittyKit

    Everybody in America knows the name "Crumb and Get It" NOW!!! YOU ARE GREAT AMERICANS!!!

  • nowingthetruth54

    I hope that the true american public is finally waking up to what the news media and our elected officials are doing. It is a shame when that the news media tells only what they want you to hear and not the real truth. It is also a shame when that the elected officals in our goverment is so much out of touch with what is really going on in the real world. I pray that it isnt to late for the USA>GOD BLESS ALL TRUE AMERICANS

  • Texas Tanker

    Hooah! This man has more integrity and American spirit in his toe-jam than you can find in the Obama White House. That goes for the Old Executive Office Building where "Plugs" Biden hangs his overcoat, too.
    Well said, Sir!

  • Dr. Lawrence

    I hope that the Obama wonks in California get the message

  • Ann Rand

    I want to thank them and wish them SUCCESS !

  • Carol

    I am so very very proud of him because he didn't want any part of Biden and he showed it there is an really old saying.
    ACTIONS ARE ALWAYS LOUDER THAN WORDS!!!
    And it showed here.

  • bmytedbear

    Yes America we are beginning to stand tall. And from where I see it getting taller as the election gets closer. With God's help, we will continue to be Land of the Free & Home of the Brave.

  • AlarmBelle

    He did the RIGHT thing. He stood up for his convictions and beliefs. Too bad others are too cowardly to do that and too greedy to do it. Too many can be 'bought.'

  • georgetheclown

    More Daily hate from The RIGHT WING WACKO'S!!!!!