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As Election Day nears, Romney crowds are surging
Associated Press ^ | 10/12/2012

Posted on 10/12/2012 5:26:22 PM PDT by GVnana

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) -- The crowds tell the story. As Election Day nears, Mitt Romney is drawing large and excited throngs.

Look to dusty Iowa cornfields, rain-soaked Virginia parks, the muddy fields of the Shelby County Fairgrounds, where a crowd of 9,500 - almost half of this western Ohio town - gathered among the barns and stables on a frigid October evening this week to glimpse the Republican presidential contender.

"Where else would we want to be?" said one of the shivering faithful, Judy Cartwright, a 71-year-old nurse from Sidney. "I want to see the next president of the United States."

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; romney; romney2012

1 posted on 10/12/2012 5:26:25 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

It had to pain the Administration Press to put this story out.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 5:34:18 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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Supporters wave flags as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign stop at the Koch family farm on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Van Meter, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
3 posted on 10/12/2012 5:36:26 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

Dem response - “All racist white people.”


4 posted on 10/12/2012 5:37:45 PM PDT by EEGator
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we just got back from the Romney/Ryan Rally in Lancaster, Ohio ! Lots of people! Fantastic Rally!


5 posted on 10/12/2012 5:38:37 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney listen to him speak during a campaign rally on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Van Meter, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
6 posted on 10/12/2012 5:44:29 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana
I was surprised to see the AP admit to Romney drawing such crowds, until I read the piece. Sure, they admit to a few numbers, but they quickly show that Zero is still outdrawing Romney (30,000 and 15,000 compared to 12,000 and 9500).

Methinks AP was really saying "Yeah, Mitt is drawing a few more people, but our guy is still out-drawing him!!"

7 posted on 10/12/2012 5:46:59 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks with supporters during a campaign stop on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
8 posted on 10/12/2012 5:49:15 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

There is a difference between getting thousands of college students who have all kinds of time on their hands and getting thousands of hardworking adults.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 5:50:39 PM PDT by tiki
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To: jeffc

I think they always “overestimate” Hussein’s crowds.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 5:50:47 PM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: jeffc

The your dad is big but my dad is bigger syndrome. We have a Republican campaign headquarters in suburbs of Houston. Lots and lots of Romney/Ryan yard signs going out the door in the last two days. Also Ted Cruz yard signs but none for anyone else. Preponderance of people getting signs this week is Hispanic and several RLDS church members. We have been open since mid-September and in spite of being located next door to a Black Christian church, have had only one Black person stop thus far. He wants BO to be relected because BO is going to get him a job. He doesn’t have one now because he just got out of prison.

Many of the RLDS ladies are Preppers and most said they had at least six months of food and water in their stash, just in case Romney is not successful.

Interest is picking up in our part of Texas.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 6:02:04 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: GVnana

Yep.......Romney/Ryan crowds surging!!! After last night’s VP debate, today in Virginia & Ohio, Romney/Ryan turned out over 30,000 wildly cheering folks and supporters. By contrast, Joe Biden doing a supposed victory lap celebration turned a massive crowd of 2000 college students, hippies, union thugs and has beens in wisconsin this evening!!! What a guy that Joe Biden is!!!! So....now who won that debate last night!!! The people, the ones that count, have spoken!!!


12 posted on 10/12/2012 6:05:32 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Grams A

might need a four year or more stash if obama is not shown the door.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 6:10:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Grams A

Mitt is a bit on the geeky side which makes it hard for him to look like he cares to the “down and outers.” Barack’s supposed compassion is all rob-peter-to-pay-paul, and when peter is the one who traditionally offers most of the jobs, that is a recipe for everyone’s employment disaster, not just down and outers’.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 6:13:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks GVnana.
Judy Cartwright, a 71-year-old nurse from Sidney. "I want to see the next president of the United States."

15 posted on 10/12/2012 6:37:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SharpRightTurn

I had to look twice at that byline. Some subversive must have snuck it in when the bosses weren’t looking.


16 posted on 10/12/2012 7:11:21 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: GVnana
zero about to drop below 60 on intrade and the slide continues
17 posted on 10/12/2012 7:19:48 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: GVnana
Is it just me or am I missing the obama 'crowds' live on tv. I always see just a closed in shot of a few dozen gathering???

In last election cycle tbe media had the thousands of obamaites in our faces.

18 posted on 10/12/2012 7:30:10 PM PDT by Rapunzel (Fallujah be damned ...S. Helvenston RIP)
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Is it just me or am I missing the obama 'crowds' live on tv.

Evidently, The Won mostly appears before college crowds. Still guaranteed to produce cheers and squeals in profusion...but no fainting spells anymore.

Adult audiences seem sparse...and subdued. Not good for The Won's ego

19 posted on 10/12/2012 7:36:06 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: GVnana

Hopefully, the MSM pimps agenda to turn off conservative voters will not work.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 8:35:41 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: okie01
Exactly. Nothing easier than aggregating a bunch of credulous young skulls full of mush, especially when faculty members collude by dismissing classes for the day.
21 posted on 10/12/2012 9:25:55 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Grams A

That reminds me, I better get my butt to the gun store and buy 1 more shotgun and stock up on ammo. If Hussein loses, riots could follow.


22 posted on 10/12/2012 10:00:13 PM PDT by entropy12 (Romney/Ryan 2012... Please send more campaign cash to them.)
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To: Grams A

That reminds me, I better get my butt to the gun store and buy 1 more shotgun and stock up on ammo. If Hussein loses, riots could follow.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 10:00:13 PM PDT by entropy12 (Romney/Ryan 2012... Please send more campaign cash to them.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Mitt reminds me of a boss I had long ago. We always had a staff meeting at 8:04 a.m. sharp every Monday and Thursday morning. No chairs, just a big table where everyone had their previously determined standing place. At the Monday meeting each department head had 5 minutes to state problems remaining from previous week and what was being done to resolve and summary of what their known priorities were for that week. Thursday was 5 more minutes to give update. When the last person spoke, everyone walked out. We each had a blackboard in our area so anyone could write questions or important things on. Most efficiently run company I ever worked for.

I agree we might need a larger stash but it’s hard to do with limited incomes and prices keep going up every week.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 10:19:59 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: entropy12

One of the guys that came by our campaign headquarters today said that he tries to buy at least a little bit of ammo every week but that supply seems to be significantly less than in prior months.

One thing you can say for BO, he certainly did help to grow the gun and ammo industries beyond everyone’s wildest imagination.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 10:22:53 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Rapunzel

“Is it just me or am I missing the obama ‘crowds’ live on tv”

LOL I noticed that, too. It’s just easier(to be dishonest) to report that there are thousands showing up in the lsm papers and over the air.


26 posted on 10/13/2012 3:24:02 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: GVnana

I was shocked to see this article on the front page of today’s The State paper here in South Carolina. It must have been galling for that McClatchy rag to print the headline.


27 posted on 10/13/2012 5:33:41 AM PDT by Grandma Pam
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