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Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Rally in Fishersville, VA (Live Feed) (C-SPAN replay at 9:30 p.m. PDT)
C-SPAN ^ | 10/04/2012 | Staff

Posted on 10/04/2012 4:39:45 PM PDT by nhwingut

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, will hold a rally later today in Fishersville, Virginia. The rally at the Augusta Expoland will also include country music artist Trace Adkins.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; countrymusic; romney; ryan; traceadkins; va2012

1 posted on 10/04/2012 4:39:52 PM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

Running a bit behind. Trace Adkins just finished. Supposed to kickoff in 5-10 minutes.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut

who can tell us what the crowd size is? I’m watching C-Span - they’ve said “very large crowd”.

Anyone from Virginia know what capacity is normal for this facility? Don’t know why, but they are about 1 hour behind.

Can’t wait to see them. Great job, last night.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: nhwingut

Just started!! Paul Ryan speaking now. Says right after they win the election he’s taking his daughter deer hunting. woo hoo. see my tag line.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 5:00:27 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Paul Ryan says our country is exceptional. Something you’d never hear coming from Barry Soetero’s mouth.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 5:05:04 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: nhwingut

6 posted on 10/04/2012 5:12:38 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: NoobRep

Is it still on? I just see the crowd and Mitt Romney looks to be in the crowd.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 5:25:17 PM PDT by funfan
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To: NoobRep

Imagine Mooch last night with that angry face after teh debate. Now THERE’s someone who once said “for the first time in my adult life I’m proud of my country”..... what a disgusting thing to have come from a lady who is our FIRST Lady.

What has this country done? Time to correct this error.

Go Mittens and Ryan

Indeed we ARE exceptional. We work hard and are proud of our great nation. Time to take it back from those who have no respect for that or our constitution.


8 posted on 10/04/2012 5:32:20 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; COBOL2Java; Perdogg; kabar; Gabz; Wage Slave; ...

VA Ping!

If you want on/off the VA Ping List, please freepmail me. Thanks!


9 posted on 10/04/2012 6:50:42 PM PDT by randita
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To: randita

C-SPAN replay at 12:30 a.m. EDT in a few minutes.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 9:18:32 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: All

Wayne LaPierre giving the intro.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 9:37:12 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: funfan

Wayne LaPierre warming up the crowd now.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 9:37:33 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: All

LaPierre talking Fast and Furious.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 9:39:28 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Jane Long

Ben Cline, Va. House of Delegates speaks next. Bashing media coverage of race.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 9:44:35 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Jane Long; All

Paul Ryan speaking now.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 9:47:56 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

Ryan zinging Biden’s latest gaffe of “a trillion dollar tax increase”! Love it. Cannot wait til the VP debate.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 9:50:48 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: kristinn

Very short speech by Ryan. Romney on stage now. Champion’s welcome from crowd.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 9:53:29 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Jane Long

Me too!


18 posted on 10/04/2012 9:55:02 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

Mitt’s on fire!


19 posted on 10/04/2012 9:57:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Jane Long; All
BTW, no TelePrompTer for Romney/Ryan at this stop. Just a notebook on a stand they glance at.

Obama was back to form today at the Denver rally with his trusty TelePrompTer.

20 posted on 10/04/2012 9:58:44 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

I read that coal stocks rose today after the debate...Mitt’s already creating confidence!!


21 posted on 10/04/2012 9:59:59 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Jane Long

I’m amazed that 70 million tuned in for a debate last night in a race the media had all but declared over.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 10:03:54 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Jane Long; All

Rally over. Next round on C-SPAN tomorrow morning. Live coverage of Obama rally and then Romney rally. Both in Virginia.


23 posted on 10/04/2012 10:10:13 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

What amazes me is that even the 2008 election when everybody fawned over Obama did not have this many viewers. I mean....just wow...


24 posted on 10/04/2012 10:18:49 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas

Something’s up. Or someone’s going down.


25 posted on 10/04/2012 10:20:10 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

And this is a good point I noticed on another site, but the first debate is the most important. Even if Obama were to “win” later, there will probably be fewer viewers.

More importantly, however, is the fact that Obama really wants podiums at debates. He prefers the traditional format, but the next debate will be a mixture of foreign/domestic policy and be in a town hall format.

It will be very hard for Obama to be tough on Romney without appearing like an ass in a town hall style venue.

And the final debate will be just foreign policy, likely meaning even fewer viewers.

If Obama did decide to hold back last night, it may have been a fatal error for him.


26 posted on 10/04/2012 10:21:59 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas

Reagan came back from his first debate troubles against Mondale, as did Bush against Kerry. But they were not demolished like Obama was last night.


27 posted on 10/04/2012 10:29:43 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

One thing about Reagan was that he was a gifted communicator, so that first performance could easily be overcome.

With W, he actually had a good economy and a personal touch to combat Kerry’s aloof attitude with.

Obama has neither the ability to communicate without a machine nor a warm personality (see angry Obama tape).


28 posted on 10/05/2012 4:24:20 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

What’s the crowd doing? Is it going wild, or reserved?


29 posted on 10/05/2012 4:35:45 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

I googled for the crowd size.

The “facility” is outdoors at the country fairgrounds.

Traffic was backed up for some miles as people tried to get in.

The expected crowd was 10,000.

The estimated actual crowd was 15,000.

This info came from a variety of online sources but does not involve national media like AP but local media.

That’s why we’re able to find out anything, and trust its accuracy. Local sources.


30 posted on 10/05/2012 6:31:52 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

country fairgrounds = county fairgrounds


31 posted on 10/05/2012 6:33:58 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Eleutheria5

The crowd was very enthusiastic. Sorry, don’t know what “going wild” means. It most definitely was not “reserved”.


32 posted on 10/05/2012 6:35:32 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

>> who can tell us what the crowd size is? <<

Ryan said last night on Hannity’s 9 pm EDT show that the crowd numbered 12,000, after which Hannity made a very snarky reply about the TV show’s having 4 million viewers.

(Hannity did seem quickly to realize — although too late — that his remark had been inappropriate. I don’t know, however, if he later made an actual apology.)


33 posted on 10/05/2012 6:39:43 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: rwfromkansas

>> the first debate is the most important <<

Yep, as somebody once said, “First impressions are lasting.”


34 posted on 10/05/2012 6:43:15 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn

I heard Paul Ryan say about 12,000 or so. Great turnout.

Indeed they were about 1 hour late getting started, but the Hannity interview was good, and yes, I heard Sean say the 4 million viewers statement. ugh. He should NOT have said that. O’Reilly can eat your heart out. hawww. Bloviate this, Bill. Sean got the interview.

Good crowd and now today we see a miracle in the unemployment numbers (totall lies) and that every Dem operative is flat out calling Mittens a LIAR! Just like a 10 year old on the playground. This won’t fly. Sticks and stones...... come on Mitt - keep up with the style we saw in the debate!


35 posted on 10/05/2012 6:47:28 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: txrangerette

It’s how you tell who’s winning. The winning side is all pumped up and breaking out into spontaneous hoots, rebel yells and chanting. The losing side truly wants something to hoot, yell and chant about, and they try to fan any ember into a flame, but something’s just missing. They laugh at the jokes, they smile at the spin of the candidate, and then they fall silent again. In their eyes, you can see the mourning in advance and the desperation that never meets satisfaction. They are true believers, who’ve seen the leaks in the ship and want terribly to save it, but it keeps going lower and lower, and they don’t want to admit to anyone, least of all themselves, that the captain is out of touch with reality, so they look for anything to give them hope, and are always disappointed. You can see it in their eyes. Obama’s speech about how he wasn’t debating the real Romney had nothing but these true believers in the audience, and the sad look on their eyes as they forced their laughs and cheers was music to my eyes:-)


36 posted on 10/05/2012 7:17:51 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: nhwingut

From my Charlottesville friend who attended the rally: “ my daughter and I had to walk a mile and a half to get to the rally. Traffic was jammed up and the place was oversold. It was at least 30 percent bigger than obama’s rally in Charlottesville.”


37 posted on 10/05/2012 8:37:46 AM PDT by Cosmo (Economics is not a conspiracy theory)
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To: Eleutheria5

Excuse me, you say ROMNEY had nothing but people in the audience who had sad looks in their eyes and forced reactions? Did you mean Obama, not Romney?

Let me try to clear this up...”going wild” as you put it, vs being “reserved” was not my choice of words to describe what was going on at the Romney/Ryan rally in Fishersville, VA. The word I chose was, the crowd was very enthusiastic.

And that enthusiasm was a foregone conclusion, even before they arrived. People weren’t bused in, individuals in their own vehicles were streaming in from miles around and backed up traffic a long way. You don’t do that, just barely after WORK on a Thursday evening, if you aren’t already jazzed. Then, Romney/Ryan were delayed in coming out, in part because of an interview they did live with Hannity while the crowd waited. So there was great anticipation and eagerness. And in the meanwhile, Trace Adkins and his band were revving up the crowd with their fantastic music.

Then the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre came out and spoke very emotionally about what an Obama second term would mean to our freedoms. And pointed out that VA is ground zero in this fight. Then a VA House of Delegates member came out and announced that the NRA is officially endorsing Romney/Ryan.

I say all this to say, the crowd of 10-15 thousand was going to be enthusiastic. If not, they wouldn’t have bothered to come.

They are trying to save their country for their children and grandchildren. What’s not to be enthusiastic about??

All that jumping around you depict and call “going wild” is YOUR way of putting it.

Mine is different.

That’s ok.

And I knew they would be enthusiastic before I even saw them, because they cared enough to go to a lot of trouble to turn out. And there were a LOT of them.

People like this are PUMPED. They can’t wait to vote O out, and that means voting R in.


38 posted on 10/05/2012 9:09:09 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

The venue was saying it held 10,000. Local sheriff said they parked 14,000 cars! I was there and could see hundreds walking in the road because there was no more parking. The interstate nearby had a 6 mile backup east bound and 4 miles west bound which those had to turn around and go home. Hope that helps


39 posted on 10/06/2012 8:43:37 PM PDT by aaronratliff33
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To: aaronratliff33

Excellent news. Always appreciate a first hand report.

I’m excited about the R/R team and hope they pull this off. America is counting on it. We need to do our part.


40 posted on 10/06/2012 8:48:40 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: aaronratliff33

Thanks for the great info. I did not here a word about the rally in Virginia in the MSM.


41 posted on 10/06/2012 9:38:50 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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