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Polls tighten as Romney speaks to massive, 11,000 person, Ohio crowd
Cain TV ^ | October 14, 2012 | ROBERT LAURIE

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 Romney’s 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; oh2012; ohio; romneyryan2012; stumpinromney
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PHOTOS!!

Lebanon, Ohio


1 posted on 10/14/2012 12:10:28 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Beautiful!


2 posted on 10/14/2012 12:14:31 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“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.

There. Fixed it.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 12:16:09 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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4 posted on 10/14/2012 12:19:25 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The population of Lebanon, Ohio is 20,400.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT by A message
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Reminds me of the last time I went to Disneyland. ;^)


6 posted on 10/14/2012 12:21:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
According to the numbers, the positivity is working.

Positive is the way to go. People want to vote for the winner.

7 posted on 10/14/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wow !
Looks and tastes like Democracy.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 12:26:28 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: af_vet_1981

Positive is the way to go. People want to vote for the winner.


Which shows what Biden did on Thursday was an epic failure. The ONLY people who enjoyed what Biden did was the left wingers who are nasty to begin with. The rest of America doesn’t like seeing someone on TV laughing, rolling their eyes, smirking, and crossing their arms when talking about serious matters. It backfired on Biden BIG TIME. All Romney has to do is continue doing what he’s doing and he has this election in the bag


9 posted on 10/14/2012 12:28:14 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I heard that obammy drew a crowd of almost 2,000 the other night..........


10 posted on 10/14/2012 12:28:51 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: TEXOKIE
The crowds are as much as a of showing momentum for the Romney campaign as it is also a protest vote against the main stream media..... the cracks in the main stream media dam is cracking.
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.
11 posted on 10/14/2012 12:28:56 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: af_vet_1981; All

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.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 12:32:49 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Nice! Romney can draw crowds without Springsteen and Bubba.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 12:33:03 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Thanks ETR. Will do!


14 posted on 10/14/2012 12:36:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Which shows what Biden did on Thursday was an epic failure. The ONLY people who enjoyed what Biden did was the left wingers who are nasty to begin with. The rest of America doesn’t like seeing someone on TV laughing, rolling their eyes, smirking, and crossing their arms when talking about serious matters. It backfired on Biden BIG TIME. All Romney has to do is continue doing what he’s doing and he has this election in the bag

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.

15 posted on 10/14/2012 12:39:39 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: af_vet_1981
steb the tide

stem the tide

16 posted on 10/14/2012 12:41:28 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Great pictures. They actually gave me goosebumps. Love it!


17 posted on 10/14/2012 1:00:39 PM PDT by mplsconservative (A non-vote is a vote FOR 0bama.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Reminds me of the last time I went to Disneyland. ;^)...Reminds me of how our little 12000 person south Jersey town looked when Ronald Reagan made a campaign stop in 1984 - very promising.....
18 posted on 10/14/2012 1:01:28 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Well, I sure hope so. Another four years of Obozo sure isn’t something I want to see.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 1:03:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: af_vet_1981

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


20 posted on 10/14/2012 1:07:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rwfromkansas; All

I have noticed a lot of concerned trolls doesn’t seem to be showing up like they use to.


21 posted on 10/14/2012 1:10:35 PM PDT by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good report.

Thanks.


22 posted on 10/14/2012 1:12:33 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: A message

I LOVE Lebanon!!! Is that Golden Lamb still there??? I know the Maisonette people owned it and they are pretty much gone.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 1:14:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Do you have another picture becuase that sure isn’t 11,000 people. More 4+- thousand.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 1:20:36 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Come on Ohio.... The country is in desperate need of change. Do not let US down!


25 posted on 10/14/2012 1:21:36 PM PDT by JFC
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


26 posted on 10/14/2012 1:22:39 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Does anybody remember if McCain drew crowds like this?


27 posted on 10/14/2012 1:30:08 PM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: all the best

Mc who?


28 posted on 10/14/2012 1:40:14 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: American Constitutionalist

The Debate Tuesday, are the questions from the Audience? If so look for Obama to have plants all over the audience... IMHO


29 posted on 10/14/2012 1:58:02 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: all the best

“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.


30 posted on 10/14/2012 2:02:59 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Excellent pics.. The 2nd one is great because it shows how many people are behind the large TV screen about half way back.

very encouraging.

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..


31 posted on 10/14/2012 2:07:57 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: American Constitutionalist
"The crowds are as much as a of showing momentum for the Romney campaign as it is also a protest vote against the main stream media..... the cracks in the main stream media dam is cracking.

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.

32 posted on 10/14/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT by avacado
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To: all the best

[ Does anybody remember if McCain drew crowds like this? ]

No, but Governor Sarah Palin did.


33 posted on 10/14/2012 2:18:41 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obamar)
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To: all the best

Palin sure did.


34 posted on 10/14/2012 2:19:43 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: crazydad

[ 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.


35 posted on 10/14/2012 2:20:11 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obamar)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

WOW! Great pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


36 posted on 10/14/2012 2:21:13 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: A message
The population of Lebanon, Ohio is 20,400.

With a crowd of 11K, Romney's already kept good on his promise to boost the economy...

37 posted on 10/14/2012 2:34:26 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Hammerhead; Cincinatus' Wife
"Do you have another picture because that sure isn't 11,000 people - more like 4+- thousand"

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.

38 posted on 10/14/2012 2:46:40 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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...


39 posted on 10/14/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Three camo wearers with binoculars on top of the three story building, 100 yards down on Romney's right. And you know that's not all they're armed with.

OPSEC is obviously in.

40 posted on 10/14/2012 4:31:20 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


41 posted on 10/14/2012 4:44:47 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Hammerhead

Read the article. It explains your concern.


42 posted on 10/14/2012 4:50:00 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Hammerhead
Do you have another picture becuase that sure isn’t 11,000 people. More 4+- thousand.

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.

43 posted on 10/14/2012 4:52:00 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: married21; mickie; flaglady47; seenenuf
Obama doesn't play well on Main Streets.

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!

Leni

44 posted on 10/14/2012 4:58:30 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: avacado
Wasserman's and Cutter's false statement's reinforce this.

First the media says that Romney was out of line by being critical the day of the attacks on the US Embassies and then the media and the DNC crows go on and blame Romney/Ryan for the attacks in some bazaar alternate universe double speak.
They also say that Romney's foreign policies have failed since it was THEIR fault it happened... once again, in some bazaar alternate universe double speak.
Now they tell us that we are some how " UnAmerican " if we ever dare question them on Benghazi.
The American people are fed up with this crap and the crowds are showing it.
45 posted on 10/14/2012 5:03:40 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Sarah Barracuda
" The ONLY people who enjoyed what Biden did was the left wingers who are nasty to begin with."


46 posted on 10/14/2012 5:09:20 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: all the best

GW Bush did in 2004


47 posted on 10/14/2012 5:11:59 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: MinuteGal
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.

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.

48 posted on 10/14/2012 5:19:59 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Windflier

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.


49 posted on 10/14/2012 5:41:51 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
50 posted on 10/14/2012 6:07:16 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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