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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
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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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