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Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Kick Off Final Weekend With Largest Rally to Date in Ohio [Numbers Omitted]
ABC News ^ | November 02, 2012 | EMILY FRIEDMAN

Posted on 11/02/2012 11:11:59 PM PDT by Steelfish

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Kick Off Final Weekend With Largest Rally to Date in Ohio

By EMILY FRIEDMAN Nov. 2, 2012 The Romney campaign marked the start of the final weekend of the campaign with its biggest rally to date, featuring a joint appearance by the GOP ticket and a confab of some of its most influential surrogates.

Before Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan took the stage in front of more than 20,000 supporters, they paraded out the Republican Party's last presidential nominee John McCain, GOP stars like Marco Rubio and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as well as two former GOP rivals, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

It was a pep rally of sorts at the Square at Union Centre before the surrogates fan out to battleground states in teams as the final hours leading up to Election Day on Tuesday approach. Aside from the GOP ticket and their wives, there were 42 surrogates, including the five Romney sons, on hand for Romney's closing pitch.

Romney, who spent the day campaigning in Wisconsin and Ohio, continued to characterize President Obama as a leader seeking to divide America with an ill-thought out agenda.

"Now throughout this campaign, President Obama has tried to convince you that these last four years have been a success," said Romney. "He's been floating a plan for the next four years. He wants to take all the things he did in his first term -- the stimulus, the borrowing, Obamacare, all the rest -- and try them all over again."

"But our big dreams will not be satisfied with a small agenda that's already failed us," he said. "And today, did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote for revenge. For revenge.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
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1 posted on 11/02/2012 11:12:14 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

ABC News gives no mentions of the tens of thousands present at the rally!


2 posted on 11/02/2012 11:13:48 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I was over at DUmp (shudder) and they said the news said 35k but the police only reported 18k.

Those people are delusional!


3 posted on 11/02/2012 11:17:00 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy

On Tuesday after those libtards get the ass whooping they deserve they will be like “What the hell happened..media said our savior would win”


4 posted on 11/02/2012 11:19:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

30K according to West Chester Fire Chief.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 11:29:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Steelfish
Before Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan took the stage in front of more than 20,000 supporters, .... 20,000 means "two tens of thousands" were present. ;-)
6 posted on 11/02/2012 11:29:49 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: SubMareener; Sarah Barracuda; Steelfish

tens of thousands “as far as the eye can see”....

http://telly.com/JRSN1


7 posted on 11/02/2012 11:34:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SubMareener

Oops! Apologies, I missed that line. But it appears that ABC missed its mark by 10,000.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 11:40:05 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

The MSM is going overboard to avoid revealing the fact that... The One’s campaign has flatlined.

There’s no life in it. When you have a President talk of taking revenge, let’s just say he’s politically dead, Jim.

He’s shrinking at an incredible rate. And his opponent is growing even stronger.

And we’re led to believe the election is a dead heat. Yeah, sure!


9 posted on 11/03/2012 12:36:04 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Steelfish

I noticed the photo featured in article is a close up view of Romney in a small cluster of supporters, as opposed to faraway widespan view that includes tens of thousands of exited voters. Strange why they chose that shot.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 12:54:20 AM PDT by Cruz ("Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal t)
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To: Steelfish

I noticed the photo featured in article is a close up view of Romney in a small cluster of supporters, as opposed to faraway widespan view that includes tens of thousands of exited voters. Strange why they chose that shot.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 12:54:20 AM PDT by Cruz ("Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal t)
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To: Cruz

I hope they were ‘excited’ voters, not ‘exited’ voters!


12 posted on 11/03/2012 2:59:58 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Government creates nothing" - Romney, 2012)
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To: Steelfish

Remember they would never show the crowd count for Clinton


13 posted on 11/03/2012 3:31:29 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: agere_contra

Eh, meant excited.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 4:06:29 AM PDT by Cruz ("Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal t)
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To: Steelfish

The Cincinnati Enquirer put the number at 30,000.
There were people who had driven more than 40 miles to attend this rally.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 5:16:06 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Steelfish

Steven Docey on F&F just said there were 30,000 at the Romney Ryan rally last evening.

[No mention of how many attended the Obama venue the same evening in the same area. Obama does seem to be struggling to get even 2,000 attendees.]


16 posted on 11/03/2012 5:23:18 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Steelfish

Yes they did: first sentence of the second paragraph.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 6:28:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ronnie raygun

Yep. I saw the liberal pukes in Miami cover a Clinton event yesterday (Friday). This was the one where he said he “might be the only” person more excited than four years ago....by the way, no mention of that remark.

Anyway, there were NO SHOTS of the “crowd”, mostly up close stuff of him and the very small fanatics on the stage with him.

Weak. Even his superstar status is fading.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 6:37:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Steelfish

+/-18,000 were apparently turned away.

Worth watching. Must have been a whale of a great thing to see. And a security nightmare when they were on stage all together.

http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Events/Mitt-Romney-Holds-Friday-Night-Rally-in-Ohio/10737435535-1/


19 posted on 11/03/2012 6:47:02 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Steelfish

I was there. It was well over 30,000. People were in the streets and empty fields around the event because there was no more room. And everyone was FIRED UP!


20 posted on 11/03/2012 7:24:10 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: smoothsailing

Let’s see, Romney gathers a crowd of 30,000 in the Columbus suburb of West Chester, Ohio. Obama gathers a crowd of 2800 in the Columbus suburb of Hilliard, Ohio. Interesting...


21 posted on 11/03/2012 7:59:54 AM PDT by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Hey Obama! Ohio wishes you the best in your job search!


22 posted on 11/03/2012 8:01:07 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: meyer

Actually, West Chester is a suburb of Cincinnati...used to live in Forest Park many years ago. Way to go Cincy!

But I agree with your concept...over 10X as many people for Romney as there was for Obama.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT by gmp31555
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To: gmp31555

gmp - oops, my mistake. I was thinking of Westerville which is just north of Columbus.

Regardless, Romney outdrew Obama 10:1. It’ll be interesting to see how he does in Cleveland!


24 posted on 11/03/2012 8:55:05 AM PDT by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: meyer

Your point is well taken.

Romney does massive events in the great outdoors!

Obama is reduced to indoor events in smelly high school gyms!

LOL!


25 posted on 11/03/2012 10:19:42 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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