Skip to comments.Video: Romney draws massive crowd to remote Colorado location
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:
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.
The Sermon on the Mount.
The One wished he gave his Sermon On The Mount from there.
What a bummer!
CO is safe for Romney here.
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.
PAUL RYAN OPENS RALLY AT RED ROCKS:
KID ROCK AT THE RED ROCKS RALLY:
FLAG SURFING AT THE RED ROCKS RALLY:
MITT ROMNEY TAKES THE STAGE AT RED ROCKS:
I was thinking the same. Red Rocks is gorgeous, but not very remote.
“but not very remote”
Ditto that! I read the title and thought OMG is there another
Red Rocks location I didn’t know about:)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only an inside the beltway out of touch with the real world twit would consider Red Rocks remote......
To media hacks, anything not downtown or walking distance to a TV studio is remote.
Well, you can’t get there via subway - so there!
BTW, the Denver Post print edition buried this story.
Way cool! We are all sooo ready to vote!
C-SPAN has the full Romney Red Rocks video. You can skip around
Colorado is filled with remote areas. Red Rocks is not one of them.
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