Skip to comments.Romney supporters throng State Fair Park
Posted on 11/02/2012 7:45:08 AM PDT by barryobi
Several thousand supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have already assembled inside the Products Pavilion at State Fair Park Friday morning, with thousands more lined up outside. The pavilion holds some 4,000 people and Romney organizers have lined up overflow space in another building. The Romney rally comes on the heels of polls that show a tight race in Wisconsin. President Barack Obama, who was in Ashwaubenon Thursday, is due to return to Wisconsin Saturday for a rally in Milwaukee and Monday for a rally in Madison. "We want to make sure we lock it in and it's definitely in our column," Obama surrogate Robert Gibbs said on CBS. "With three visits to the state in the final week of the election, it's clear the Obama campaign is worried about his growing Wisconsin problem," said Nicole Tieman, Wisconsin communications director for the Republican National Committee. "Three campaign stops to the state in the final week of the election don't reflect the actions of a confident President Obama." The program at this morning's Romney rally will include speeches by former governor Tommy Thompson, who is running for U.S. Senate, Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. Kleefisch and others have whipped up the crowd with chants of "Four More Days," marking the final stretch to Election Day. U.S. Rep. Tom Petri told the crowd, "this coming Tuesday, all across America, worried citizens will go to the polls. And they will ask themselves what can I do to get my country back on track?" "And they will answer, I can vote for leadership for a change, I can vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan," he said.
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Obama was in Green Bay yesterday and got less than 2,600 people to show. Probably 10,000 at State Fair Park to see Romney today.
Obama is so desperate in Wisconsin, he was in GB yesterday, will be in Milwaukee tomorrow with Katy Perry, and in Madison on Monday with Bruce Springsteen.
The early voting in the state will be down probably 100,000-150,000 votes from 2008, and a good portion of that is from Democrat places like Milwaukee.
If Obama can't get the minority vote and youth vote, he is sunk in Wisconsin, you can take that to the bank.
Damn the polls, Rasmussen included! This kind of anecdotal evidence, and Romney consistently winning Is by double digits makes it absurd to believe this is “too close to call”.
O is struggling in WI.
You won’t hear about it. The MSM will tell you Romney is struggling in FL and OH.
That’s how corrupt and biased the Obama-worshiping pressitutes are.
Thanks for the report, lifts my spirits a little. Although I am sad by the Ras poll today it feels like Obama has the momentum now because of Sandy, but I really hope I’m wrong on that.
Ignore the polls.
Romney has huge, electrified crowds. O can barely drum up a couple of thousand supporters.
The trend is our friend. I want JimRob to ban publication of polls for 48 up to the election.
We can just follow the crowds, so to speak!
Who has the momentum, again?
14,000 people RSVP’d for the rally today.
R/R campaign f’d up on the venue...they get a pass on this one :)
Remember also that Wisconsin just confirmed a REPUBLICAN governor with a larger margin than in his first election. They did this despite the national unions throwing everything they had at the fight.
I think the people of Wisconsin are sick and tired of being thrown under the bus by the democrats. By and large they are hardworking people who just want to be left alone. Every time they’ve supported a democrat they’ve seen their taxes go up, their benefits from government go down (Not just direct benefits but things like quality of services, school performance, roads etc) and welfare slackers get more and more of their money.
Wisconsin is returning to republicanism.
(Please note that I do not live there, but I was raised there and have family and friends there and visit a bit. On my last visit (Sept) I saw probably 15 Romney signs for every obama sign.)
I heard Bill cunniham on Hannity’s show yesterday that there is going to be Rally in OHio tonight for Romney where they epxect 50K? Did anybody else hear that? or was I just dreaming?
Dang, I thought for a minute the supporters thonged the park. Probably not a good idea.
According to Twitchy, the Romney camp is also teasing that a surprise endorsement is going to be announced in WI today.
If Jim Rob were to ban publication of polls for 48 hours up to the election, we would be forced to look at what the campaigns are doing.
Obama isn’t getting many people out. If the race was really tied as the polls say, his supporters would be as motivated and enthusiastic as Romney and as well or better attended.
They aren’t - which tells me the polls are way off! Or am I missing something here?
After Charles Woodson for Obama yesterday I’m hoping:
Aaron Rodgers or Bart Starr
Don’t despair, MSM and polls. The undercurrent is still intact for Romney, and by Monday, when there is still no gas in NJ, still people dumpster diving in NYC, and the ‘little people’ of Staten Island still homeless and hopeless, the anger will start to turn against Obama for abandoning them in their time of need.
Today for the rally in West Allis, the hall hold 4,000+ people. 14,000 people RSVP’d for a MORNING rally. That is unprecedented.
Reports are that a ton of young 17-25 people are at the rally. The 17 years olds can’t vote, but a new generation of fiscally conservative young voters is out there.
Its Bart Starr!
Checkmate Romney :)
Bart Starr, one of the most famous Packers of all time, and one of the most gracious men I have ever met, has now taken the stage!
Lol sounds like a great policy.
Romney does have the crowds and mo. Would I be feeling better about this election if I ignored Intrade, oversampled Dem polls, and that friggin idiot Nate Silver? Yeah, I probably would. If Romney wins I'm spiking the football in the endzone FReind. Spiking it down like Randy Moss at Lambeau Field.
No....you are right on the money!!! The Obama campaign rally numbers are terriable. The Biden numbers are even worse. Romney/Ryan win in a landslide victory!!!
Far better than Brett Farve! lol
Ding ding ding!
We have a winner!
Bart Starr is not only a beloved Packer, but a businessman and philanthropist.
I know I shouldn't listen to this b.s., but the Ras poll was the icing on the cake this morning to my friggin pessimism. Thanks for the encouragement I think I'll feel better today after listening to my "adopted conservative uncle" Rush Limbaugh. :P
Another reason for me to hate the Packers. lol
I know what you mean. I think it’s going to come down to the Dems’ ability to get out their base. The unions here in SE PA are pushing harder than I’ve ever seen them push. There are going to be a lot of union rank and file voting for Obama based on fear. I’m not tuned into what’s going on at the Black churches. If the Blacks stay home, which I’ve been predicting all along, Romney can still win this thing.
Have to say I am sickened by the air of panic and defeatism here today. If you are that upset, grab your blankie and curl up in your happy place until Tuesday. Quit emoting all over the freaking place about how concerned you are--it is revolting.
Thank God the majority of Americans are not hitting refresh every ten minutes to see what the latest poll says. I think the people attending these rallies are more representative of the electorate.
If it comes down to the Dems turnout, then they're really screwed because the enthusiasm just isn't there this year on the lefty side.
My wife and I went to the Romney Rally in VA Beach last night. It was originally scheduled for last Sunday but Sandy forced a cancellation. With only a days notice we filled the Amphitheater with between 10 abd 12 thousand folks! It was huge! The paper today is saying 6,000 but that’s only because obama only drew 6,000 earlier this month to the same venue. The place holds 20,000 and seats 12,000. There were only about 500 empty seats and maybe 1,00 to 1,500 standing. It was awesome!
Agree. And this seems to happen at every Romney rally consistently.
It was Bart Starr.
Sure seems that way from the outside looking in. I read an article yesterday about the Blacks in Petersburg, VA being more fired up about their man 0 than outward appearances suggest. I'm hoping it was liberal wishful thinking.
By Tuesday people without power should be good and p*ssed off. It would be fun to run around these areas with signs
begging people for Obama donations to cover his back....;-)
Yes. I was one turned away from the main venue so I decided to go to work. That’s the first thing I noticed were the numerous young people in the crowd.
yes, I heard it, too. I just saw a tweet that 25,000 already there