Skip to comments.Mitt Romney thrills throngs of admirers in Apopka (Florida tonight)
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."
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Apopka is not a really huge city of sorts. this is awesome.
Well, she's not in the White House.
Holy cow that crowd is MASSIVE!! Thanks for posting
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!
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.
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The liberal cfnews13 in Orlando is saying thee were only 3,000 people. lol!!!!
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
FULL SPEECH: Watch Mitt Romney campaign Rally in Apopka, FL
“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.
Thank you tapatio, those are some fantastic pictures, I saw a small clip of the rally and the crowd was very loud and welcoming.
There are a lot of videos now.
I saw the one with Hyuna and I was so jealous of that fat little pipsqueak Psy!!
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.
You took some great pictures! What type of camera are you using? I just took my iphone.