SIDNEY, Ohio — The crowds tell the story. As Election Day nears, Mitt Romney is drawing large and excited throngs. Look to dusty Iowa cornfields, rain-soaked Virginia parks, the muddy fields of the Shelby County Fairgrounds, where a crowd of 9,500 — almost half of this western Ohio town — gathered among the barns and stables on a frigid October evening this week to glimpse the Republican presidential contender. "Where else would we want to be?" said one of the shivering faithful, Judy Cartwright, a 71-year-old nurse from Sidney. "I want to see the next president of the United States."
Yes, it sounds like a wonderful relief. If they win, I will run down the street screaming in joy and waving a flag. I will also drive and honk and celebrate like there is no tomorrow. If Zero wins, there will be no tomorrow. I don't care what the lefties here would say or think about my partying. Let them try to pull something. I'll have to move anyway because of all the Obama cronyism and the UN Agenda 21 is tearing down my home and the last few homes on big pieces of land. I can only hope and pray that things start getting better before I have to live on my car with my cats.
#3: it needs to be more than that if we expect to win. With the way the Dems are attacking True the Vote and fighting against anti-fraud efforts. The way they're suppressing the military vote. They are not going to sit there and let this be an above-board, fair election.
Must have been a very difficult column for the Asse Press to have to admit that Mitt Romney "crowds" are surging! What #3 and #4 said. A 6 point spread sounds about right to me and if that's not enough, let THEM question the result! Romney/Ryan!
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country boy, 10/13/2012 6:58:40 AM (No. 8929746)
I'm with Romney all the way. Just a point though, Reagan straightened the economy out, but that tough medicine took everything down for the first year. Stock market tanked first year of Reagan, didn't bottom out until late summer of 1982, then straight up. Just sayin'. Might work out immediately for Mitt, but we all might have to be patient too.
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country boy, 10/13/2012 7:06:17 AM (No. 8929757)
Just to add, the term in the early '80s was "taking away the punchbowl", as the FED reversed course from Carter years easy money, to Reagan's sound currency. Could see that again, along with a shutdown of all the "stimulus" (ie GRAFT) going to unions and other DEM machines. Could put consumer spending into a tailspin.
obama's big crowds now are at universities, where classes are canceled and the captive audience of "50 percenters" are lured to fill the venue with promises of free weed, courtesy of Bill Maher. (OK, some sarc).
BTW - a 50 percenter is a college student whose odds of finding a job are 50 percent, thanks to the marxist metrosexual masquerading as a leader. Those who are working can be recognized by their speaking skills, ex: "May I have the pleasure of serving you fries with your wise choice of a quarter-pounder with cheese?"
A never seen before ground swell that covers all fifty states is going to make a mockery of this "must-win-this-state-must-not-lose-that" punditry. On the morning of Nov 7 this will be a different country.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were together yesterday in Lancaster, Ohio - just down the road from me. Lancaster's population is around 38,000. Almost 9,000 showed up to greet them on a beautiful fall day and the crowd loved them!!
Later that evening, Paul Ryan stopped in Columbus to welcome home eight members of our military and spend time with them before leaving. Class act.
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