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Mitt Romney thrills throngs of admirers in Apopka (Florida tonight)
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10/6/2012 | Scott Powers

Posted on 10/06/2012 7:29:39 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

The Romney campaign said it took in RSVPs from 14,000 to 15,000 people to the event, though it did not know how many actually came. Apopka Chief Administrative Officer Richard Anderson said earlier the amphitheater had a capacity of about 10,000. The place was overflowing, and most of the last few thousand people, at least, who arrived had to fight through crawling traffic. Many people abandoned their cars along the roads' grassy shoulders and walked a mile or more to get to the park.

But these people were happy to be there together, and having watched Romney's debate performance last week, they were feeling like winners. They thundered a welcome when Romney and his wife, Ann, took stage, then cheered and roared repeatedly through his 23-minute speech.

They and Romney caught a major break when vicious evening thunderstorms rolled over menacingly but passed Apopka by, leaving just a few sprinkled drops.

Romney began by describing the debate as a clear expression of his and Obama's visions for America. But he also portrayed the debate as an opportunity for him to ask questions of Obama that others could or would not on topics ranging from why the health-care law was a bigger priority than jobs and why he was canceling drilling permits on federal lands.

Among new details, Romney promised to double the number of drilling permits approved on federal lands, to open Alaska to more oil exploration and to "build that pipeline from Canada if I have to do it myself."

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: apopka; fl2012; florida
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1 posted on 10/06/2012 7:29:43 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Mitt Romney: Gangnam style?


2 posted on 10/06/2012 7:32:09 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: RoosterRedux

Great news from FL!! Thanks for posting!


3 posted on 10/06/2012 7:32:14 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Great to hear!


4 posted on 10/06/2012 7:32:46 PM PDT by blondee123 (Our country is headed for DICTATORSHIP! WAKE UP!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Many people abandoned their cars along the roads' grassy shoulders and walked a mile or more to get to the park.

It's a Romney Woodstock!

5 posted on 10/06/2012 7:35:34 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Jane Long
He's on a roll.

I didn't see the speech but looked for it on youtube...not up yet.

6 posted on 10/06/2012 7:35:47 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

Encouraging news. I hope he’s still practicing hard for the next debate. We can expect a hyper-aggressive Obama trying to hype up a “randomly selected” town hall crowd with class warfare. Romney just has to make sure he remembers that the people in the room don’t matter. The people watching T.V. do. Make sure you present a clear choice. Go after Obama with numbers.


7 posted on 10/06/2012 7:37:28 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: RoosterRedux

8 posted on 10/06/2012 7:40:19 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Viennacon

And facts. Numbers and facts. Stay cool and smiling while carpet bombing him with numbers and facts. He’ll be easy prey because he’s sure to come on too strong.


9 posted on 10/06/2012 7:40:27 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: Viennacon

IIRC, the next debate is on foreign policy. The third debate will be the touchy-feely townhall one.


10 posted on 10/06/2012 7:40:34 PM PDT by carton253
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11 posted on 10/06/2012 7:41:02 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: tapatio

Nice picture.


12 posted on 10/06/2012 7:42:14 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: RoosterRedux

13 posted on 10/06/2012 7:42:27 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: tapatio
Thanks for posting the pics of this event.

Do you suppose these folks were bused in? Or, that they're asking for Free Stuff?

14 posted on 10/06/2012 7:43:56 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Viennacon
Have read several articles on Romney's debate prep. It was grueling for Denver and I am certain will be just as grueling when he sequesters his team for the upcoming joust.

Here's what Rob Portman said about the last debate prep (in Vermont)...

Portman says Romney’s willingness to fully commit to the prep was striking. Day after day, he’d get up early, exercise, and then join the team for hours of work. Advisers certainly played a role, but according to Portman, it was the candidate who drove his advisers. Even when he had a busy week of campaigning, Romney would always find time to study or hold a brief mock debate. “It was all him,” Portman tells me. “Honestly, I’ve spent a lot of time with Mitt Romney for the past month or so, and what I saw on stage is who he is. He’s smart, he’s articulate, and he’s got a big heart.”
Source: Romney’s Playbook
15 posted on 10/06/2012 7:45:16 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: tapatio

Thanks for those pics...beautiful evening sky!


16 posted on 10/06/2012 7:47:24 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: tapatio
Click interactive for panorama pic.
17 posted on 10/06/2012 7:47:57 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: RoosterRedux

Sarah got 60,000 in Florida. Where is she Mitt?


18 posted on 10/06/2012 7:56:05 PM PDT by Brimack34 (Where is Sarah Palin?)
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To: Brimack34

I don’t think bringing Palin into the mix at this point is at all wise. I love her, but that would do more harm than good.


19 posted on 10/06/2012 8:11:03 PM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: Brimack34

I like Sarah a lot. She could have thown her hat in the ring if she had chosen to.

I’m pretty sure she has endorsed Mitt, has she not? If she wants to campaign for him she can surely do so.

Just sayin’.


20 posted on 10/06/2012 8:13:04 PM PDT by berdie
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To: tapatio

Apopka is not a really huge city of sorts. this is awesome.


21 posted on 10/06/2012 8:13:16 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Brimack34
Sarah got 60,000 in Florida. Where is she Mitt?

Well, she's not in the White House.

22 posted on 10/06/2012 8:13:44 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: tapatio

Holy cow that crowd is MASSIVE!! Thanks for posting


23 posted on 10/06/2012 8:19:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: RoosterRedux; All
Here is the link to Romney's great speech in Apopka!

http://www.therightscoop.com/starting-soon-watch-live-mitt-romney-campaign-rally-in-apopka-fl/

24 posted on 10/06/2012 8:20:02 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: RoosterRedux
And in a related story Earth First is praising Osama Obama for holding his rallies in small,intimate halls so as to keep his carbon footprint small.
25 posted on 10/06/2012 8:21:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: RoosterRedux

My Wife and I were there and it was just incredible! The crowds in a near semi-circle were out about four times the distance that was covered by the Amphitheatre proper. I saw cars parked as far away from the Aphitheatre as two miles! There had to be atleast 20000 people there perhaps more. I think Romney is going to take Florida and therefore likely win the Presidency. God knows we need someone that knows how to develop businesses to be in charge in this country. Oh and someone that knows how to balance a budget!

Ravenstar


26 posted on 10/06/2012 8:22:38 PM PDT by Ravenstar (Reinstitute the Constitution as the Ultimate Law of the Land --Cain 2012)
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To: seekthetruth
I was there and took this pic as I was walking to the stage area. A vendor there told me there were far more people than they expected and they had to put the people in the overflow area! She said in Tampa there were 20,000. They stopped checking ids in Apopka by the time I got there just before 6pm. lakeromneyrally
27 posted on 10/06/2012 8:24:32 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: tapatio
Thank you for those beautiful pictures. Rally or no rally those are gorgeous. Good to see so many supporters, I feel good now.
28 posted on 10/06/2012 8:26:15 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: RoosterRedux
Among new details, Romney promised to double the number of drilling permits approved on federal lands, to open Alaska to more oil exploration and to "build that pipeline from Canada if I have to do it myself."

YES!

29 posted on 10/06/2012 8:33:14 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Pic of the lake and stage as we were walking from where we parked. lakestageromrally
30 posted on 10/06/2012 8:33:52 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Brimack34

I knew Palin had some big crowds but I didn’t recall anything like the number you cite.

I found a 2008 article about a Palin rally in Clearwater, Florida on October 7, 2008 that drew 3,000. The news report contrasted it with an Obama rally the day before that drew 8,000.


31 posted on 10/06/2012 8:45:25 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: Spunky

bookmark for later


32 posted on 10/06/2012 8:49:56 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: carton253
And it will be sabotaged by the Dimms, as the Moderator will take questions from the Audience. Which will be plants.
33 posted on 10/06/2012 8:50:41 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("The plans I have for you are plans to prosper you.,not to harm you, Plans to give you hope)
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To: Spunky

The liberal cfnews13 in Orlando is saying thee were only 3,000 people. lol!!!!

http://cfnews13.com/

A crowd of about 3,000 people filled the stands at the Fields of Fame Athletic Complex in Apopka to hear Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney speak. FULL STORY


34 posted on 10/06/2012 8:52:10 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: All

FULL SPEECH: Watch Mitt Romney campaign Rally in Apopka, FL

http://www.therightscoop.com/starting-soon-watch-live-mitt-romney-campaign-rally-in-apopka-fl/


35 posted on 10/06/2012 8:56:34 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: GeronL

“Mitt Romney: Gangnam style?”

LOL! I finally watched that video. And now I’ve watched it like 10 more times!

Want to see the difference between communism and capitalism, just watch that video and then think of the starving people in NORTH Korea!

North Korea/South Korea, East Germany/West Germany, as some article I read years ago pointed out, here are perfect compare and contrast control groups, you can PLAINLY see which system works better.


36 posted on 10/06/2012 9:12:22 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: tapatio

Thank you tapatio, those are some fantastic pictures, I saw a small clip of the rally and the crowd was very loud and welcoming.

:)


37 posted on 10/06/2012 9:12:58 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: jocon307; TigerLikesRooster

There are a lot of videos now.

I saw the one with Hyuna and I was so jealous of that fat little pipsqueak Psy!!


38 posted on 10/06/2012 9:18:07 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ravenstar; seekthetruth

Thanks for your personal observations, it sounds like the crowd was pumped. I wonder if we will ever get an accurate count of those that attended.


39 posted on 10/06/2012 9:18:36 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: tapatio

You took some great pictures! What type of camera are you using? I just took my iphone.


40 posted on 10/06/2012 9:22:25 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: RoosterRedux
Among new details, Romney promised to double the number of drilling permits approved on federal lands, to open Alaska to more oil exploration and to "build that pipeline from Canada if I have to do it myself."

Now he's talking

Go Romney!

41 posted on 10/06/2012 9:24:06 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: tapatio

Holy smokes that looks like a big crowd. I went to a Bush/Cheney rally pre-2000 election in Sarasota. There wasn’t near that many people there.


42 posted on 10/06/2012 9:32:39 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: RoosterRedux; sheikdetailfeather

I would encourage everyone to watch this Florida speech. Very encouraging and from the heart. Mitt just keeps getting better! It’s only about 27:00, and well worth the time!

sheikdetailfeather was kind enough to provide the link in their earlier post, but just in case you may have missed it, here it is again:

http://www.therightscoop.com/starting-soon-watch-live-mitt-romney-campaign-rally-in-apopka-fl/


43 posted on 10/06/2012 10:05:09 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: RoosterRedux

My understanding is that Portman is a good person to practice against. He studies the opposition’s candidate, attempts to use his mannerisms and really tries to get under the skin of the person he is training.


44 posted on 10/06/2012 10:27:09 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: tapatio

anybody know if he’s going to be anywhere near eastern Washington at any time, or our we just a lost cause....


45 posted on 10/06/2012 10:29:59 PM PDT by cherry
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To: GeronL

“I saw the one with Hyuna...”

She’s the gal that’s on the subway train in the first one? She is really gorgeous.

I love how in that vid all the gals have low heeled shoes, I just noticed it, they are all in sneakers, I appreciate that!


46 posted on 10/06/2012 10:31:31 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

If its her, she is in a girl band called 4Minute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK8q7rS-Hjo


47 posted on 10/06/2012 10:37:12 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

That’s her!


48 posted on 10/06/2012 10:54:30 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

If he is her style then she has bad taste. lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8UOdD8uqss


49 posted on 10/06/2012 10:58:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jocon307

and she seems totally different when its not staged:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sclh9ZJuw6A&feature=related


50 posted on 10/06/2012 11:02:51 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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