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Romney supporters pack
'magnificent' Colo. venue

Washington Times [DC], by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/24/2012 12:04:14 PM

MORRISON, Colo. —Colorado supporters showered Mitt Romney with a thunderous reception late Tuesday as the Republican presidential nominee visited the stunning Red Rocks Amphitheater, repeatedly making him have to pause and collect himself. "Boy, what a place this is. This is magnificent," Mr. Romney said, staring out at the amphitheater, built into canyon walls that reach up on either side of the audience, creating one of the most intimate and spectacular performance settings in the world. The setting seemed to overwhelm him. "This is a magnificent place for a guy born in Detroit to come here and look at

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/24/2012 12:07:58 PM     (No. 8958109)

FTA:
The Romney campaign reported that 12,000 people went through security — overflowing the venue, which says it seats about 9,500.

Reports from here are that there were thousands still trying to get in, but due to obvious space limitations, were left out.

I was on the nearby highway at about 60PM (an hour before the scheduled speech was to begin), and the highway was a parking lot, with hundreds of vehicles attempting to exit into Morrison.

What a fantastic turnout for Romney/Ryan!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/24/2012 12:10:20 PM     (No. 8958121)

The denver post reported access roads to Red Rocks were gridlocked and that thousands were turned away at the door. There was a good turnout of dignitaries at this event for Romney/Ryan.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/24/2012 12:12:44 PM     (No. 8958129)

Thanks poster 1, you were a couple minutes ahead of me.

I regret not attending. It sounds like this was a premiere campaign event of the season.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bhkat, 10/24/2012 12:18:07 PM     (No. 8958151)

I hope that Romney supporters pack the voting booths as well.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 10/24/2012 12:25:45 PM     (No. 8958171)

Mitt-mentum continues

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/24/2012 12:35:11 PM     (No. 8958202)

Were there Greek columns?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 10/24/2012 12:42:08 PM     (No. 8958223)

No fake Styrofoam columns; just real, genuine, competent rock.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/24/2012 12:53:53 PM     (No. 8958267)

Last night's venue and experience can only make Romney/Ryan stronger and more confident.

The urge to order more emergency supplies is fading. . . .

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 10/24/2012 12:57:11 PM     (No. 8958278)

I cannot think of a more magnificent spot in Colorado to have a Romney/Ryan rally than Red Rocks. It would have been a thrill to be there.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/24/2012 1:39:00 PM     (No. 8958397)

Just for the record, I attended an October rally for Bush 43's reelection held at this same venue in 2004.
It was a big crowd then, but not nearly as large as this event for Romney/Ryan.





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Reply 11 - Posted by: artsy, 10/24/2012 1:42:44 PM     (No. 8958406)

Yes, Red Rocks IS magnificent! It is a natural formation - an acoustic amphitheater with hiking trails and a museum. A great place to stop next time you vacation in Colorado. Living about 20 minutes away I thought about going, but wanted spots open for undecideds. Romney has my vote. It is a truly ethereal spot. And it makes sense that a spiritual man, such as Mitt, would have felt the closeness to God.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Golden, 10/24/2012 1:50:06 PM     (No. 8958419)

You know call me crazy but I only saw only one Obama bumper sticker today on the freeway. I can tell you first had in Cali there is no enthusiasm for this bamby clown..
He might even lose Cali..


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Reply 13 - Posted by: mollybob, 10/24/2012 2:03:22 PM     (No. 8958445)

Red Rocks is truly a gorgeous setting! It's so encouraging to see the enormous support for R & R. Let's keep the momentum going all the way to E-Day. (Don't forget to pray and work against voter fraud!)

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JAN, 10/24/2012 2:04:58 PM     (No. 8958447)

In Romney/Ryan's honor I am wearing my RED ROCKS Park and Amphitheatre sweatshirt today.

CSPIN did not do justice to the event. They kept the audience sound OFF most of the time and never did show the entire venue.

We spend a good part of the year in Denver.

Can't wait to revisit Red Rocks.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/24/2012 4:20:10 PM     (No. 8958804)

#15, honestly I was beginning to think it was ME, because every time C-span covers a "Republican" event, including Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, they DO seem to turn the sound down so it mutes the applause and cheers. This does not happen at demonrat venues.. Thank you for noticing it too! BTW, it seems it was a wonderful Rally though unfortunately thousands more were turned away because of overcrowding. Cannot wait for Nov. 6!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JoniTx, 10/24/2012 4:23:18 PM     (No. 8958814)

Agree with #15 & #16. C-Span definitely turns down the sound of the crowd for all Republicans. Have noticed it the past year or so. They have become another wing of the dem party. Sad.

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