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Video: Romney draws massive crowd to remote Colorado location
Hotair ^ | 10/24/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 10/24/2012 8:41:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

I'm not sure that there is anything that is directly noteworthy about a massive crowd for a major-party candidate at the end of the presidential cycle. Both candidates will have at least 60 million people voting for them in this election, which means there are going to be lots of people who will show up for these kinds of events. But will they climb hills and mountains and trek out to the middle of nowhere to do it? The Denver Post put together this visually stunning video of Mitt Romney's event at Red Rocks, which also shows the difficulties that attendees had in getting to the rally at all:

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO

The rally itself didn't disappoint, either. Romney spoke to the 10,000 people who managed to climb into the venue and squeeze in among the rocks, telling them that Barack Obama’s time had passed — and so have his “status quo” ideas of governance:

A confident Mitt Romney, two weeks out from Election Day, spoke about his campaign as a movement sweeping the nation during a moonlit rally at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday night.

Repeatedly, Romney referred to President Barack Obama as a president whose time has passed — out of ideas to improve the economy and out of touch with the needs of business owners. Romney said his own plans would restore American prosperity and prestige.

“The president’s status-quo campaign … is why he’s slipping, and it’s why we’re gaining,” said Romney, who was joined at the rally by running mate Paul Ryan. “It’s why this movement is growing across the country.”

Romney and Ryan weren’t shy about discussing the debates, either. Romney told the crowd that they “supercharged” the campaign, an undeniable fact, especially in Colorado, which has suddenly lurched toward Romney in the polls. It’s also undeniable in the fact that Romney could get this many people out to what looks like a fairly rugged venue for a big rally — and on a weeknight, too.

But even if that doesn’t impress you, be sure to watch the video for some gorgeous visuals of the crowd at twilight and in the evening. That’s worth two minutes of your time.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; rally; redrocks; romney

1 posted on 10/24/2012 8:41:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
But will they climb hills and mountains and trek out to the middle of nowhere to do it?

The Sermon on the Mount.

2 posted on 10/24/2012 8:43:28 AM PDT by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Publius

The One wished he gave his Sermon On The Mount from there.

What a bummer!

CO is safe for Romney here.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 8:46:34 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Publius

Red Rocks is on the edge of the southwest suburbs of Denver metro. It’s the heart of the battleground in Colorado, not in the sticks or the mountains. But a fantastic event, very much recommend people watch the video and photos.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT by frankenMonkey
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To: SeekAndFind

PAUL RYAN OPENS RALLY AT RED ROCKS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJBpeC6fbcs

KID ROCK AT THE RED ROCKS RALLY:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYHz8F9Dudo

FLAG SURFING AT THE RED ROCKS RALLY:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld-DGZbg1yc

MITT ROMNEY TAKES THE STAGE AT RED ROCKS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEu1JCpRC14


5 posted on 10/24/2012 8:48:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: frankenMonkey

I was thinking the same. Red Rocks is gorgeous, but not very remote.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 8:53:55 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

“but not very remote”
Ditto that! I read the title and thought OMG is there another
Red Rocks location I didn’t know about:)


7 posted on 10/24/2012 8:56:42 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: SeekAndFind

Red Rocks isn’t remote and it’s easy to get to but parking can be a challenge when there is a big event. News said it was a good turn out.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 9:02:05 AM PDT by Vortech
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To: lonevoice

A must see video. This will make you proud to be an American. I think there is a ground swell going on here and we are going to take our country back on November 6th.


9 posted on 10/24/2012 9:03:32 AM PDT by Pride in the USA (With Romney - Ryan you get change back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Truly awesome event in an awesome venue with an awesome crowd! But, Ed is totally ignorant of Colorado or just could give a damn about being truthful without unnecessary hyperbola: Red Rocks isn’t even remotely remote from Denver and its surrounding suburbs. Red Rocks is right off of W-470 on the western boundary of the greater Denver area.

Unfortunate untruths like these really call into question the total veracity of an article, even if everything else in it is completely accurate.


10 posted on 10/24/2012 9:07:43 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: frankenMonkey
Red Rocks is on the edge of the southwest suburbs of Denver metro.

Great setting & easily accessible. Attended functions there several times, among them Easter sunrise services. Years ago I attended an Aretha Franklin concert ... she didn't perform over a money dispute with the event planner. Problem was no one found out until she was due to perform on stage. The resulting riot wasn't pretty, police called in as back up had difficulty getting to the venue because of all the traffic leaving Red Rocks. Bottom line a lot of damage. No refunds were ever made. My opinion of Aretha Franklin was forever changed ... nothing she's done in subsequent years ever impressed me.

11 posted on 10/24/2012 9:10:35 AM PDT by BluH2o
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12 posted on 10/24/2012 9:24:33 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

Only an inside the beltway out of touch with the real world twit would consider Red Rocks remote......


13 posted on 10/24/2012 10:08:38 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: BubbaJunebug

To media hacks, anything not downtown or walking distance to a TV studio is remote.


14 posted on 10/24/2012 10:16:25 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative; BubbaJunebug

Well, you can’t get there via subway - so there!


15 posted on 10/24/2012 10:17:43 AM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: frankenMonkey
The Beatles played Red Rocks.

BTW, the Denver Post print edition buried this story.

16 posted on 10/24/2012 11:19:40 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Pride in the USA

Way cool! We are all sooo ready to vote!


17 posted on 10/24/2012 11:26:38 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Events/Mitt-Romney-and-Paul-Ryan-Campaign-Together-in-Nevada-and-Colorado/10737435218-2/

C-SPAN has the full Romney Red Rocks video. You can skip around


18 posted on 10/24/2012 11:44:41 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

Colorado is filled with remote areas. Red Rocks is not one of them.


19 posted on 10/24/2012 11:47:27 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: SeekAndFind

bump


20 posted on 10/24/2012 12:55:08 PM PDT by Wuli
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bmfl


21 posted on 10/26/2012 2:53:08 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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