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In a Post-Convention Bump, Romney Draws Huge Crowds in Cincinnati
The New York Times ^ | Sept.1,2012 | JEREMY W. PETERS

Posted on 09/01/2012 7:17:07 PM PDT by Hojczyk

A crowd of thousands cheered Mitt Romney at a rally here during the opening leg of a cross-country campaign swing on Saturday, testing for the first time whether he can sustain political momentum coming out of the Republican National Convention.

A line of people that stretched for five city blocks awaited Mr. Romney as his motorcade pulled into the Union Terminal. Inside there were so many people that the campaign had to redirect a few hundred of them into a small overflow room, where they crammed in shoulder to shoulder.

Mr. Romney has often failed to spark much of a connection with his audiences, and enthusiasm for him along the campaign trail has often been in short supply.

But inside a soaring Art Deco-styled rotunda here, the candidate, joined by Senator Rob Portman and Representative John Boehner, the House speaker, delivered a vigorous and sharply focused speech that sent the audience into ear-splitting roars.

Mr. Romney added new punch lines to his denunciation of President Obama’s first term as a betrayal of the promises he made and a failure to lead.

“One of the promises he made was he was going to create more jobs. And today, 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work or underemployed,” Mr Romney said. “Let me tell you, if you have a coach that’s 0 and 23 million, you say it’s time to get a new coach. It’s time for America to see a winning season again, and we’re going to bring it to them.”

In the last few weeks, Mr. Romney has relied on his running mate, Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, to infuse energy into his campaign rallies.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


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1 posted on 09/01/2012 7:17:10 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Never heard of this NYT writer. He might not have a job much longer if he keeps this up.


2 posted on 09/01/2012 7:21:33 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Hojczyk

Rasmussen had him 3% points ahead of Obozo - 47% to 44%.
The intersting thing is that for some weird reason, Republicans poll better during the work week than during weekends.

Maybe that gap will increase on Monday.

I hope Obozo doesn’t get a large bump after his convention.


3 posted on 09/01/2012 7:23:52 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Hojczyk

Later in the day he and Ryan were at a rally in Jacksonville, Florida.

I caught part of it on FOX and Romney was on fire!

If he had given a speech at the convention like the one he was giving a Jacksonville the delegates would have torn the walls down and run through the town throwing protesters in Tampa Bay!


4 posted on 09/01/2012 7:24:45 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: nhwingut

Maybe they needed someone with a functioning brain and borrowed him from somewhere else.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 7:26:06 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ZULU

Obama won’t get any bump, in fact, he might lose voters, once they see what kind of pathetic convention he will have(Full of free abortions and free birth control) only his whack job supporters will still vote for him(And of course, the media) he wont draw in any new voters.
I care more about the battleground state polls. Romney being 3 points ahead is good but the delegate count is more important to me, but if Romney can win both that’s fine with me too :-)


6 posted on 09/01/2012 7:27:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Iron Munro

And Obama plays to 2300 at a college campus.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 7:31:07 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Hojczyk

Yep.....ladies & gentlemen, this is a really close election. VP, Joe Biden can’t get more then 200 morons to his campaign stops, and... the failed POTUS Obama has trouble getting 2,000-3,000 at high school and college gyms. End of story!!!


8 posted on 09/01/2012 7:31:11 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Good points. The swing states are now in play. Before they were awarding them - guardedly - to Obozo.

I wonder if the Bradley Effect is impacting these polls?

(Are you Sarah Palin?)


9 posted on 09/01/2012 7:33:32 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Forget landslide, it will be a tsunami in November. Soetoro will be flushed away like a turd...


10 posted on 09/01/2012 7:33:32 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: nhwingut

I think he’s a stringer from Jax.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 7:33:46 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: ZULU

Nope, not Sarah Palin, just a big fan :-)
I dont think the Bradley Effect is impacting anything, didn’t impact the election in 2008 so I doubt it does any impact now. If Romney can win Iowa and Ohio the election is over and both are in play. All of the states Obama won in 2008 are in play. It could be that Obama wins the popular vote but loses the delegate count, but I still say Romney will get both


12 posted on 09/01/2012 7:36:13 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I hope Romney gets both.

I love Sarah too - figuratively of course -(


13 posted on 09/01/2012 7:39:53 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ZULU

It is starting to smell like a landslide. I hope it is a total humiliation because I think that is what he deserves. The first wookie will be out the door to Hawaii and I hope he even has trouble finding golf partners.


14 posted on 09/01/2012 7:45:22 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“Soetoro will be flushed away.....”
The riots in the inner cities will be awesome to behold.


15 posted on 09/01/2012 7:48:17 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: ZULU

Who’s going to watch the DNC? Seriously? I bet CNN’s numbers don’t even break 100. MSNBC will probably get 2000, and FOX 2490. Why would ANYONE want to watch the losers they’ve rolled out? This has only occurred to me recently. The Dems have no rising stars... tell me, who is the Dem equivalent of Marco Rubio? Who is their Susana Martinez? All they seem to have are no-names and unpopular officials like Rahm Emmanuel. Piglosi and Reid don’t excite the base in any way. This convention is going to FLOP.

Piglosi = Bitch.

Reid = No budgets, no results

Rahm = Worst body-count since Mao Zedong

Warren = Pretended to be Cherokee

Fluke = Wants you to pay for her condoms

Carter = WTF were they thinking?

Clinton = “I did not have sex with that woman”

Kerry = Pussy in Vietnam

Biden = Mentally challenged and vaguely racist

Obama = CLASS A FAILURE

What’s the bright side for the Dimocrats?


16 posted on 09/01/2012 7:50:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Clinton and Obama can both deliver a speech that will excite their base at least.

All of the others listed are absolutely horrible.


17 posted on 09/01/2012 8:04:31 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Viennacon

Are they going to have a live feed with Hillary in Vladivostok?

Could she get much further away from the democrat convention?


18 posted on 09/01/2012 8:04:49 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Hojczyk
Mr. Romney has often failed to spark much of a connection with his audiences, and enthusiasm for him along the campaign trail has often been in short supply.

Unlike the totally fabricated enthusiasm built up by the media for obama, a complete nobody before he read a speech at the dem convention.

19 posted on 09/01/2012 8:06:35 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: A'elian' nation

No, the only video address they’ll have will be via satellite, from prison, with Tony Rezko and Rod Bagojevich. Hilary clearly doesn’t want to be on the same side of the world as this Hindenburg of a presidency.


20 posted on 09/01/2012 8:25:57 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: comebacknewt

But Obama only has two options.

Go all out negative on Romney in his speech - Never works

OR

Try to recreate 2008’s Hope & Change with soaring rhetoric - Won’t wash this time around.

Clinton might get the base enthusiastic, but he provides a stark contrast in terms of economic record. Not exactly what you want at a convention. I can also see Clinton screwing everything up for Obama and then walking out the fire exit, flipping Hussein the bird, and then jetting to Vladivostok only to return when the whole thing’s over.

Corey Booker will be interesting, seeing as he’s “dead” to the Democrats. I might flip to Fox for a minute or two during the embarrassing freakshow. I’d forgotten how fun it was to make fun of idiots like Kerry.


21 posted on 09/01/2012 8:26:33 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Hojczyk

Between Eastwood’s “empty chair” imagery and the rain-eroded sand sculpture of a seated Obama in Charlotte today, “progressives” must be busy tonight filling up seats in the stadium.


22 posted on 09/01/2012 8:27:54 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Be careful with this analogy. Once Palin joined the ticket the crowds were very big as well but it did not translate into votes.


23 posted on 09/01/2012 8:39:32 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart

Talking about in 2008 of course with McCain.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 8:41:40 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: MomwithHope

I hope he winds up in Ft. Levinworth for not being a citizen and deliberately concealing it.


25 posted on 09/01/2012 8:45:36 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: snarkytart

Except Obama had the same amount of crowd pull in 2008.

He doesn’t now.

http://www.TheHopeAndTheChange.com/trailer.aspx


26 posted on 09/01/2012 8:46:46 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Viennacon

Makes sense to me. But the Drive By Media will try to pump it up.


27 posted on 09/01/2012 8:47:33 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: snarkytart

“Be careful with this analogy. Once Palin joined the ticket the crowds were very big as well but it did not translate into votes.”

Actually, McCain was up by 4-5% just before the financial crash. That swing in the polls started with the nomination of Sarah Palin.


28 posted on 09/01/2012 9:51:09 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Hojczyk

Anyone notice there are NO COMMENTS on the NYT blog? BWAHAHA!


29 posted on 09/01/2012 10:16:19 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Hojczyk

30 posted on 09/01/2012 10:17:35 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: ModelBreaker

Are you sure McCain was up in the polls? I don’t recall him ever leading except for the convention bounce that faded after a week.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 10:24:50 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Viennacon
How Obama sees himself.....>

....and the reality..>

His campaign is built on sand and will be washed away in a voting Tsunami.

32 posted on 09/01/2012 10:37:43 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: snarkytart

“Once Palin joined the ticket the crowds were very big as well but it did not translate into votes.”

I don’t think that’s fair, they got a lot of votes, it’s just that Obama got more.

Obama and the dems did increase the pool of voters very much in 2008, hope & change was real, even if not to us.

Too bad he was such a cr*ppy pres once in office.

Of course WE knew he would be, him being a communist and all.

It’s regrettable the media did not see fit to actually vet the guy while he was running, and in fact covered up for him. Hillary Clinton did not get a fair shake, I hate her, but I have to say it because it’s true.

Now all those people who supported Obama in new-record numbers, the young, blacks, have gotten the short end of the stick on his watch.

I don’t expect the droves to return, esp. since most people really don’t care about politics AT ALL.


33 posted on 09/02/2012 2:28:01 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: spokeshave

My God, that sand sculpture is pathetic. A four year old could do better.

Note to Romney: Disband the presidential sand-sculpture department. It’s probably a waste of money anyway.


34 posted on 09/02/2012 3:40:46 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Hojczyk

How does the headline writer know the crowds represent merely a post-convention “bump”?


35 posted on 09/02/2012 4:07:49 AM PDT by Wombat Ark
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To: Hojczyk

So the bump caused huge crowds? How long will this last NYT? Idiots


36 posted on 09/02/2012 4:34:24 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Viennacon

But they’ll have lots of homosexuals and muslims there!


37 posted on 09/02/2012 5:31:59 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ZULU

He’s up 48% to 44% now!


38 posted on 09/02/2012 10:32:00 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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