Skip to comments.Polls tighten as Romney speaks to massive, 11,000 person, Ohio crowd
Posted on 10/14/2012 12:10:16 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
A great speech in Lebanon yesterday, as Ohio polls continue to narrow
"About a week ago, I had a debate. ...and I did enjoy myself."
With that opening line, Mitt Romney had a massive crowd of 11,000 people eating out of his hand. The huge attendance caused the audience to spill over its initial boundaries and through the streets surrounding the stage. It was the latest event for Romney, who's now put in a staggering 34 Ohio appearances in his bid to win the must-have state.
The speech, which focuses on the greatness of our nation, is a breath of fresh air for political wonks who've endured the last three years of morose, overly apologetic, presidential navel-gazing.
According to the numbers, the positivity is working. After last week's debate, most respected Buckeye polls show the two candidates in a statistical dead heat, with the Real Clear Politics Average showing Obama up by only 1.3 percent. Before the first debate, Obama was leading by a little over 8 points.
Perhaps more importantly, as the polls tighten, the size of Romneys crowds is surging dramatically. People are finally excited about his candidacy. Obviously the momentum is in Romney's favor so, if he performs well in his second debate Tuesday night, it's likely that he'll pull ahead.
Here's the video of his Saturday speech, which is well worth watching.
“if he performs well in his second debate Tuesday night, it’s likely that he’ll pull ahead”...so much so that the lamestream media have to acknowledge he’s out of the theft margin.
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The population of Lebanon, Ohio is 20,400.
Reminds me of the last time I went to Disneyland. ;^)
Positive is the way to go. People want to vote for the winner.
Looks and tastes like Democracy.
Positive is the way to go. People want to vote for the winner.
I heard that obammy drew a crowd of almost 2,000 the other night..........
Exactly. The trend is vital.
I was dispirited in 2008 because even weeks before it was clear we had no chance whatsoever despite me probably latching onto any signs that the polls were wrong etc.
But, this year....entirely different. Never underestimate how much people want to vote for a winner.
Nice! Romney can draw crowds without Springsteen and Bubba.
Thanks ETR. Will do!
It was not an epic failure. He was playing to the base because they were dispirited. It did not move the needle but he was trying to steb the tide of discouragement among Obama's supporters. He thought he as at the Democrat convention.
stem the tide
Great pictures. They actually gave me goosebumps. Love it!
Well, I sure hope so. Another four years of Obozo sure isn’t something I want to see.
Joe Biden put on his MSNBC hat and acted just like them. Anyone who watches MSNBC knows that is exactly how they behave..they scream, they taunt, they laugh at you, that is the typical progressive behavior..MSNBC loved it, the rest of us wanted to vomit..in fact, I read that the ratings for the VP Debate were down 21 percent from 2008..even I was disgusted enough to leave the room, I couldn’t stand seeing Biden behave like that anymore
I have noticed a lot of concerned trolls doesn’t seem to be showing up like they use to.
I LOVE Lebanon!!! Is that Golden Lamb still there??? I know the Maisonette people owned it and they are pretty much gone.
Do you have another picture becuase that sure isn’t 11,000 people. More 4+- thousand.
Come on Ohio.... The country is in desperate need of change. Do not let US down!
What is the purpose of presidential debates? From a candidate’s standpoint it’s to energize potential voters to support him so strongly they’ll come out to listen to his speeches, cheer him on, and go to the polls for him on Election Day.
By that criteria, both Romney and Ryan won, and Obama and Biden lost. Where are the excited liberal masses flooding into the streets to hear Joe Biden speak and laugh and carry on like a lunatic as he did Thursday night? — Joe Biden, who, according to the media, so fired up the liberal base that he saved the Democrats? Nowhere to be seen.
More Democrats congregated in the streets of our cities during the Occupy Wallstreet protests than are making their way now to Obama and Biden events.
And where are the millions of small donors who contributed $181,000 million to the Obama campaign in September alone? If they’re too lazy and out-of-touch to attend Obama’s speeches and cheer him on, they’re even less likely to turn up at boring voting places to cast their votes for him.
Does anybody remember if McCain drew crowds like this?
The Debate Tuesday, are the questions from the Audience? If so look for Obama to have plants all over the audience... IMHO
“Does anybody remember if McCain drew crowds like this?”
The only times McCain drew crowds this size and larger were the times Sarah was with him.
Excellent pics.. The 2nd one is great because it shows how many people are behind the large TV screen about half way back.
The only way zero gets this many people are when he gives away free food and a concert at a large university....and professors cancel class..
Obama's bad debate showing lifted the mask off the manufactured Obama lie and those who helped him get there.
Not only is Obama being exposed for the fraud that he is the main stream media is also being exposed for the fraud they are."
Your words are right on the mark 100%! Especially the last two statements.
[ Does anybody remember if McCain drew crowds like this? ]
No, but Governor Sarah Palin did.
Palin sure did.
[ The Debate Tuesday, are the questions from the Audience? If so look for Obama to have plants all over the audience... IMHO ]
Exactly what I am expecting.
WOW! Great pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
With a crowd of 11K, Romney's already kept good on his promise to boost the economy...
So all 11,000 have to show in a single photo? Uh, no. The headline is a crowd estimate from those in position to estimate, it's not a claim that posted photos show the entire crowd in a single shot.
BTW, good feeling to wake up from a nap and find THIS! Thanks for putting it together.
This says he mentioned last week’s debate in his speech, the first words out of his mouth, and the crowd loved it.
That tells me he’s building them up to the next debate and shows confidence in expectation of it.
Pray he’s right. A lot of pundits on both sides aren’t expecting quite so much from him and are expecting a lot more from Obama...
He knows that. But still chose to build it up...
OPSEC is obviously in.
What a beautiful Main Street. Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong place. Charming Main Streets are not as common in CA.
Read the article. It explains your concern.
From the direction the closest people are looking, they seem to be right in front of the stage. The road BEHIND the photographer likely holds a similar amount. There is also a cross road perpendicular to the stage and I imagine there would be a whole bunch there, too.
That should take care of the missing 7,000 or so.
He's pretty much limited to union towns, university campuses, 1st grade classrooms plus the vast McMansion frontrooms of the rich, famous and Clooney-Tunes of the entertainment business.
Too many hurting or closed small business shops line the Main Streets of America for him to be welcomed.
The last thing he needs is to hold a speech on a Main Street somewhere and be booed after every sentence.....which he would be.
His options for huge rallies are very limited right now....if not non-existant.
The sky is the limit for Romney!
GW Bush did in 2004
Yes, and even at college campuses, Obama has needed the help of free concerts, like Will-i-am and the Blackeyed Peas at Ohio State just recently. He got 14,000 to show up that day. You should have heard the complaints from the kids who tried to get from one end of campus to the other while he visited. Even those who seem ready to vote for him were duly annoyed.
There are more than those three camo wearers.
I like the sign “Real Recovery”. It feels warm and comforting. Positive.
Romney’s camp sure likes to play with “RR”
Romney and Ryan are a team.
I think of Rags to Riches, Rest & Relaxation, Rolls Royce (LOL) and then there’s Real Recovery. It’ll be a lot of hard work.