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Huge crowd for Romney shocks officials in Ohio town (1,000 expected, 8,500 show up!)
The Standard-Examiner ^ | 10/11/12 | Rachel Lloyd

Posted on 10/11/2012 10:48:32 AM PDT by TonyInOhio

SIDNEY, Ohio -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received a warm reception on a cold evening at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday as he addressed a crowd estimated at more than 8,500 people, more than eight times the number expected to turn out.

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Chris Gibbs, chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, said the event was a "huge undertaking" but was an undeniable success.

"The Romney team was meticulous in organizing, and the ability to put on a production like this in such a short amount of time is fantastic," Gibbs said.

Attendance far surpassed the initial projection of about 1,000.

"I was initially concerned there were still folks outside when the program started," Gibbs said. The line stretched several deep the whole length of the fairgrounds and most of the way around the racetrack as the thousands patiently moved in.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012swingstates; elections; oh2012; rally; romney; romney2012; romneymentum; unexpected
Shelby County is solidly Republican, and McCain won it about 2.5:1 in 2008. However, his vote total was only a bit over 15,000, and Romney managed to get half that number of people to show up for an outdoor rally in a cold rain.

Enthusiasm is surging in Ohio!

1 posted on 10/11/2012 10:48:34 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio; Cincinatus' Wife

Bump!


2 posted on 10/11/2012 10:50:46 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: TonyInOhio; LS

Wow... GREAT news!


3 posted on 10/11/2012 10:51:46 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: TonyInOhio

Bet they left the area relatively garbage free. Unlike the rat pigs.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 10:53:03 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: TonyInOhio

I suppose they were giving away Obamaphones (g)


5 posted on 10/11/2012 10:53:28 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: TonyInOhio

This is beyond GREAT.. This is HUGH AND SERIES!!!!!


6 posted on 10/11/2012 10:54:06 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: TonyInOhio

Obama, hopefully, is toast.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 10:56:19 AM PDT by novascotianative
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To: TonyInOhio

Thanks for putting this in perspective because your summation that it shows great enthusiasm appears to be totally justified.


8 posted on 10/11/2012 10:57:43 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Good stuff!


9 posted on 10/11/2012 10:58:47 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: TonyInOhio
Shocked? So the officials must be Democrats.
10 posted on 10/11/2012 11:01:52 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: txrangerette; TonyInOhio

“I was initially concerned there were still folks outside when the program started,” Gibbs said. The line stretched several deep the whole length of the fairgrounds and most of the way around the racetrack as the thousands patiently moved in.”..........”

BUMP!


11 posted on 10/11/2012 11:03:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: TonyInOhio; All

More photos "Romney Crowd in Sidney, Ohio is “Obama Size” According to Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times"

12 posted on 10/11/2012 11:07:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: novascotianative

He is!...........

13 posted on 10/11/2012 11:11:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: txrangerette

My fervent hope is that this is the harbinger of what November 6 will bring, a landslide so powerful and so deep that they Rats won’t believe it. I want to see liberal talking heads and newsies heads explode............


14 posted on 10/11/2012 11:13:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: TonyInOhio

a Crowd of 8,500 is equal to about 40% of the town of Sidney - population 21,000

minus children and people still at work, I’d say 40% of the town’s population might represent MOST of the adults


15 posted on 10/11/2012 11:21:41 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: TonyInOhio

“”I can’t think of anything that fell through the cracks,” he said. He complimented Sidney’s police force and said there were no problems from anyone in the crowd.

Lenhart said the sheriff’s office had about 15 personnel working the site, while the Sidney Police Department provided an additional 11 people. No mutual aid was called in for other county law enforcement agencies. The Sidney Fire Department provided fire and medical support, but there were no problems.”

Thanks Tony for the great news. A total of 26 police personnel for 8,500 people with nary a problem. Well done Ohio!


16 posted on 10/11/2012 11:22:51 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No way any photo can capture a crowd of that size, but I was hoping you might find a pic to add...thanks!


17 posted on 10/11/2012 11:23:11 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Wuli

LET’s ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 10/11/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: bronxville
Thanks Tony for the great news. A total of 26 police personnel for 8,500 people with nary a problem. Well done Ohio!

That sounds surprising, but that is pretty typical for Western Ohio. I live two counties north, in Putnam County, which has a population of about 34,000. Our crime rate is such that most nights, we have three road deputies on duty. :)

19 posted on 10/11/2012 11:27:21 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ("But, the Obama has no clothes!")
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To: TonyInOhio

The Obamabots are getting very nervous as evidenced by the trolls who are commenting on that website.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 11:31:22 AM PDT by GnL
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To: TonyInOhio

Great news.... patriots are waking up.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 11:33:24 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Wuli
a Crowd of 8,500 is equal to about 40% of the town of Sidney - population 21,000

minus children and people still at work, I’d say 40% of the town’s population might represent MOST of the adults

Do't overlook the people from outside the town itself. That's almost 1/4 of the total population of Shelby County.

22 posted on 10/11/2012 11:33:57 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Thanks for the context! I’m almost daring to hope that we will all be able to breathe a huge sigh of total relief in less than a month!


23 posted on 10/11/2012 11:34:37 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: TonyInOhio
I didn't go. I wouldn't go without my gun, and they wouldn't let me in with it. However, our friends who did go said the crowd was very enthusiastic.

I too was surprised by the turnout as reported in the paper. I didn't expect that many people would turn out on a miserable night like we had. I hope this is a portent for election day.

24 posted on 10/11/2012 11:37:25 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: TonyInOhio

And I’ve lived in NYC for almost half my life. :)


25 posted on 10/11/2012 11:37:57 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: txrangerette

26 posted on 10/11/2012 11:38:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: TonyInOhio
Knowing what little I know about Sidney, I'm really not that surprised. It reminds me of some of the more conservative expressway towns here. It's almost exurban Dayton or close enough (Miami County next door) to it to get travelers. Maybe even Lima folks showed up. In addition, I think people underestimate how conservative Western Ohio is outside of the big cities like Toledo, Dayton, and the black parts of Cincy.

If Romney wins Ohio, it will be there, the three sububan Cincy counties, and suburban Columbus.

27 posted on 10/11/2012 11:39:04 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: lonevoice

ping-a-ling!


28 posted on 10/11/2012 11:40:50 AM PDT by Pride in the USA (With Romney - Ryan you get change back.)
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To: TonyInOhio

I don’t know if it’s the same event, but yesterday, from a Facebook page I receive, titled, “President Mitt Romney,” (This is a grass-roots page, not an official page from the campaign)it said this...”Thank you all patriotic Americans who love our great country! Over 11,000 people came to hear Mitt Romney speak tonight, they were expecting 3,000...God bless Ohio.

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich watches the Mitt speak in Sidney, Ohio. We the people can and will do this!!”


29 posted on 10/11/2012 11:41:53 AM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: JoeFromSidney
I too was surprised by the turnout as reported in the paper. I didn't expect that many people would turn out on a miserable night like we had. I hope this is a portent for election day.

If we can crawl over broken glass for Romney/Ryan, surely a little rain won't hurt.

30 posted on 10/11/2012 11:44:37 AM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks again...I love the way this one is bathed in light. Pretty!

Such things highlight to me that the election is not actually about anybody but the AMERICAN PEOPLE.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 11:46:00 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: TonyInOhio

Doesn’t look like rain in any of the photos. I see blue sky and sunshine. Does look a little cold though.


32 posted on 10/11/2012 11:52:53 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: txrangerette

The iPhone 5 has an excellent panoramic photo feature. I don’t have an iPhone, however.


33 posted on 10/11/2012 11:53:33 AM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was in Dayton several times in the late 70s for several weeks at a time (NCR Boot Camp). Then, it already looked like Berlin in 1945 — a burned-out, gutted ruin. Dem rule, of course. I am amazed that there are any Democrats left in Ohio.


34 posted on 10/11/2012 11:56:21 AM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Red Badger

Close anyway but I’m pretty sure a similar image showed up on a piece of my terlet paper.——making him s-—


35 posted on 10/11/2012 1:03:58 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Gator113

On another thread, a freeper mentioned ubama is now running ads in New Jersey.

New Jersey!


36 posted on 10/11/2012 1:12:54 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Pride in the USA
Thanks!

Photobucket

37 posted on 10/11/2012 1:17:40 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Angry white folk comment from the left in 3-2-1....


38 posted on 10/11/2012 1:19:15 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: newfreep

Yep, Zero is running ads in New Jersey. I have not seen ONE SINGLE YARD SIGN for Zero. And, I have only seen TWO CAR STICKERS!!

I believe he’s in deep doo doo here...

NJ will probably go demmie, but not a very large margin. I will go nuts if NJ flips to red.


39 posted on 10/11/2012 1:27:43 PM PDT by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Darren McCarty

My uncle played hockey for Miami of Ohio and he loved it there. He’s from a small city and it felt like home to him when he was a student-athlete. Really nice folks with small-town values. Pretty much the anti Ohio State LOL


40 posted on 10/11/2012 1:31:09 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Red Badger

This has been my prayer for some time, as well as having Obama and all his minions utterly unmasked and held up as a global laughingstock for the inept fools that they are.


41 posted on 10/11/2012 1:34:31 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: JoeFromSidney

Thanks for the ‘on the street’ report! Sidney rocks!


42 posted on 10/11/2012 1:40:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good pix - it tells the story! Americans coming together for one goal - bye bye barry!


43 posted on 10/11/2012 1:50:07 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Red Badger

If it would have been cost-effective, someone could’ve marketed the Obama is Toast toaster starting about two years ago. Today’s novelty gift, tomorrow’s collectible.


44 posted on 10/11/2012 3:30:30 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: TonyInOhio
Meanwhile, in Cleveland, the free-obamaphone crowd is busy protesting billboards that say "Vote fraud is a felony." It seems that reminding people of the law is racist and oppressive and the race-baiter blacks just won't stand for it.

The self-appointed black "leaders" apparewntly think ordinary blacks don't know how to vote legally and might get askeered if they was to be caught voting two or three times.

45 posted on 10/11/2012 4:11:12 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: siamesecats

We put our Romney/Ryan sign up Monday. Haven’t had anything thrown through the window yet. We are starting to see a few more Romney signs. A lot more than obama signs.


46 posted on 10/11/2012 11:18:23 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

most cameras and many cell phones have “panorama shot” settings where it stiches muliple shots into one long shot.

you just press, pan, and when you reach the 180 or 360 setting it stiches it all together.


47 posted on 10/12/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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