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LIVE COVERAGE: Mitt Romney campaigns in Dubuque
Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 11/03/2012

Posted on 11/03/2012 10:13:33 AM PDT by iowamark

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will hold a campaign event today (Saturday) at the Dubuque Regional Airport. The event is slated to begin at noon, with doors opening at 10 a.m. Check below for live streaming coverage of the event.

US House candidate Ben Lange speaking now.

(Excerpt) Read more at thegazette.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; ia2012; romney2012
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1 posted on 11/03/2012 10:13:37 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Go Mitt go!!


2 posted on 11/03/2012 10:20:19 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: iowamark

Thanks for covering this.

We thought about going up but we just have too much to do.

However, we will be VOTING this afternoon.

Iowa FReepers: TODAY is the last day for in-person early voting. Mitt has been asking us to vote early via his radio campaign ads.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 10:22:01 AM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: iowamark

Who’s talking there now?


4 posted on 11/03/2012 10:22:18 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: iowamark
Richard Petty popped up...
5 posted on 11/03/2012 10:30:37 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: GonzoII

I’m not getting anything but crowd shots inside a hangar. Oh, here comes the plane.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 10:33:32 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: GonzoII

AWESOME to see that plane come in with BELIEVE IN ROMNEY!!!!!


7 posted on 11/03/2012 10:34:03 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: iowamark

Mitt had arrived.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 10:35:39 AM PDT by jennychase
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To: JustaCowgirl

Sign says ‘REAL CHANGE ON DAY ONE’


9 posted on 11/03/2012 10:36:21 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: iowamark

Romney looks relaxed and confident. His internal polls must be really good.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 10:37:45 AM PDT by Conservative Actuary
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To: pollywog

Yes, that was an awe-inspiring sight, wasn’t it.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 10:37:57 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: JustaCowgirl

Crowd chanting ‘Three more days, three more days...’


12 posted on 11/03/2012 10:39:08 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: iowamark

The communist will also be in Dubuque later. Be interesting to see how the crowds compare, or at least how the media spins it.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 10:39:13 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Conservative Actuary

I can’t believe I am saying this, because I was a proud member of the anyone-but-Romney camp, but ... he has more than a little Reagan in him.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 10:40:17 AM PDT by jjsheridan5 (concern trolls are gonna be concerned)
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To: JustaCowgirl

Speaking very relaxed and positive today!!!


15 posted on 11/03/2012 10:41:31 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: NoobRep

There’s just something so fundamentally good and trustworthy about this man. America is getting a look at that, and contrasting it with the First Marxist.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 10:42:44 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: JustaCowgirl

Going to bring that pipeline in from Canada!!


17 posted on 11/03/2012 10:43:55 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: JustaCowgirl

“Time to put our students first, and our parents first and our teachers first...AND THE UNION BEHIND THEM”


18 posted on 11/03/2012 10:45:40 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: JustaCowgirl

“Time to put our students first, and our parents first and our teachers first...AND THE UNION BEHIND”


19 posted on 11/03/2012 10:45:52 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: iowamark

3 MORE DAYS—3 MORE DAYS—3 MORE DAYS


20 posted on 11/03/2012 10:45:52 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: iowamark

He really is sharp now. I remember just a few months ago with stiff, repetitive, strained speeches. Now Mitt is relaxed, confident, in good humor - every inch a president. Lord please restore your blessing to our nation and let this man take on the mantle of leadership.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 10:48:25 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Gator113

He is really a gifted speaker and a talented storyteller.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 10:48:40 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: Gator113

MORE DAYS—3 MORE DAYS—3 MORE DAYS!!


23 posted on 11/03/2012 10:49:08 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: iowamark

Got and old Air Force buddy from Offutt there. I’m sure he’s at the event.


24 posted on 11/03/2012 10:49:56 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: montag813
Now Mitt is relaxed, confident, in good humor - every inch a president. Lord please restore your blessing to our nation and let this man take on the mantle of leadership.

I agree, and I join you in that prayer.

25 posted on 11/03/2012 10:50:50 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: iowamark

Next Stop: Colorado Springs, Colorado


26 posted on 11/03/2012 10:56:38 AM PDT by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: iowamark

How many people are there? DU is saying it isn’t well attended! Thanks so much for posting freepers that are there!


27 posted on 11/03/2012 10:56:44 AM PDT by proudtexasmama
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To: iowamark

dammit, can’t get on the live stream


28 posted on 11/03/2012 10:57:06 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: JustaCowgirl
Proverbs 29:2 .....When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
29 posted on 11/03/2012 10:57:32 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: iowamark

Thanks for posting! Well attended rally and a very enthusiastic crowd. And a very dramatic arrival of Mitt’s plane. Go Mitt Go!


30 posted on 11/03/2012 10:58:30 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: montag813

Lord please restore your blessing to our nation and let this man take on the mantle of leadership.
*******
Very well said. Amen.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 11:01:21 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: pollywog

Plane’s logo is “Believe in America” across the top, “MittRomey.com” on the bottom. Awesome. Obama’s would be Believe in Me.


32 posted on 11/03/2012 11:02:19 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: tflabo

Bookmark


33 posted on 11/03/2012 11:02:37 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: JustaCowgirl
Lord please restore your blessing to our nation and let this man take on the mantle of leadership. I agree, and I join you in that prayer.

Joining in.

34 posted on 11/03/2012 11:02:51 AM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: jjsheridan5

When I saw that new ad they put out today I could have sworn that his voice was carrying the same pitch and It as Reagan’s.


35 posted on 11/03/2012 11:07:20 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: iowamark

"Vote for love of country!"

A fitting theme for the last two days of this campaign!

The Founders of America, impassioned believers in Creator-endowed life, liberty, rights, laws to protect them, and freedom of individual enterprise and opportunity certainly would echo Mitt Romney's statement today!

After centuries of Government-over-People arrangements, whether by one, a few, or many, our Founders saw liberty as a Creator-endowed blessing (see Preamble to Constitution), and that Constitution which formed our Republic changed that arrangement to a Creator - People - Governmeent form of self-government which protected those "blessings" of liberty.

Revenge is not an emotion which is conducive to good government or successful individual lives.

Hopefully, on Tuesday, American citizens, motivated by an internal longing for more liberty and less government will have made their appeal to Divine Providence, as did the Founders, and exercise their sacred right to vote for a leader who appeals, not to their baser emotions, but to their God-given longings and desires.

Perhaps we might be inspired by listening to a tremendous modern hymn entitled, "Heal Our Land," by Orrin Hatch,, as performed by Winton Phipps.

36 posted on 11/03/2012 11:07:28 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: proud2beconservativeinNJ
Lord please restore your blessing to our nation and let this man take on the mantle of leadership. I agree, and I join you in that prayer.

Joining in.

Me too.......Lord have mercy on America...

37 posted on 11/03/2012 11:07:37 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: bigbob

No live stream working, here =(


38 posted on 11/03/2012 11:11:45 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: proudtexasmama
How many people are there? DU is saying it isn’t well attended!

My son was there with friends. They tweeted that the hangar was "absolutely packed for Mitt." On the local live streaming via KCRG.com you could see people spilling out of the hangar opening. The kids are excited because they got to shake soon-to-be-President Romney's hand!!

39 posted on 11/03/2012 11:17:09 AM PDT by PLK
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To: PLK
Addendum: Voting age kids. All over 21. Yes, I added to the R column for our great nation - thank you very much!!
40 posted on 11/03/2012 11:20:52 AM PDT by PLK
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To: iowamark

When I last caught one of the speeches live, (last night?) I prayed for the safety, health and strength of the entire R&R team, from the security around them, to them and their families. There are deranged Moonbats out there, and it only takes one of them to act in an evil manner. The Romney-Ryan people need us to pray for protection from evil.

Please everyone, say a prayer of protection around these men, and their families. Let’s cover them in prayer that the Lord will shield them from the wiles of the devil and his demons on earth.

“Lord, surround these good men and all around them with your shield of armor. Thank you for the security detail that guards them like a shepherd guards his flock.

Have mercy on our sinful nation, and bless us with these men as leaders that we might go forward as a righteous nation deserving of Your blessings, and that we might glorify Your Holy name by restoring our positive national influence on the world again and our government will again join us in supporting Israel. Bless us with righteous leaders so we may serve You better. Amen.”


41 posted on 11/03/2012 11:21:06 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Trust in the Lord. Psalm 37:3)
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To: VanDeKoik

I first noticed it in one of the debates. I was working, and so I was listening, but not watching. At one point I honestly thought I was listening to Reagan, only to suddenly realize that it was actually Romney. Four years ago I was vehemently anti-Obama, mildly anti-McCain, and enthusiastically pro-Palin. Now, I am very confident in Mitt. Hard to believe, but we actually have a really good presidential candidate, for the first time in 24 years.


42 posted on 11/03/2012 11:24:37 AM PDT by jjsheridan5 (concern trolls are gonna be concerned)
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To: iowamark

How big is the crowd?


43 posted on 11/03/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: TheConservativeParty
Please everyone, say a prayer of protection around these men, and their families. Let’s cover them in prayer that the Lord will shield them from the wiles of the devil and his demons on earth.

Amen. Couldn't agree more. Would like to invite you and everyone else to join us in prayer for this election and for Mitt Romney, his family, and his team at Prayer thread for the last four days of this election

44 posted on 11/03/2012 11:56:02 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: jjsheridan5

Well, yes, the reason several of us were strongly pro-Romney during the primary season was that we knew he wanted the job, would fight for it, and not roll over for Obama or the MSM. Mitt also had assembled the national finance organization necessary to go the distance.

Defeating ANY incumbent president is serious, difficult, and expensive business, let alone a president worshipped by the MSM.

In the last 100+ years, we’ve only rejected 5 presidents seeking a second term: Taft; Hoover; Ford (who was never elected); Carter; and Bush 41.


45 posted on 11/03/2012 11:56:35 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: JohnBovenmyer
Plane’s logo is “Believe in America” across the top, “MittRomey.com” on the bottom. Awesome. Obama’s would be Believe in Me.

Good catch, and very true. A poignant reminder of the difference between these two men and those surrounding them.

46 posted on 11/03/2012 11:59:53 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Mitt Romney -- Obama asks for votes for revenge, I ask for votes for love of country)
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To: jjsheridan5

“I can’t believe I am saying this, because I was a proud member of the anyone-but-Romney camp, but ... he has more than a little Reagan in him.”

Me too. I supported Perry in the primaries. I thought I was the only one noticing this about Romney but I’ve read a lot of other comments like yours - he IS surprisingly Reagan-like.


47 posted on 11/03/2012 12:02:28 PM PDT by Factfinder
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To: Factfinder

Romney is polished and well spoken. The contrast between him and Obama couldn’t be any more defined.


48 posted on 11/03/2012 12:11:23 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Media goes nuts in 2004 because Bush went to the dentist 20 years ago. Benghazi? Nothing.)
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To: JustaCowgirl

Well just between the two of us, Obama’s plane has been painted with a special IR pigment only visible with IR night vision goggles. With those one would be able to read “Air Force None” on the belly of the plane in giant letters.

;>)


49 posted on 11/03/2012 12:13:36 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: iowamark
I am one of those who planed to go to this, but ended up running late with some things that had to be taken care of this morning. Niteowl77 observed that the Romney campaign used a venue that was probably the least disruptive to the community, but Barack Almighty's canvas city (in front of the Post Office/Federal Building which no doubt makes him feel all Caesar-ish) was already rendering downtown DBQ a "must avoid" area as early as last night.

The amount of logistics devoted to bringing The One to a Democrat lock like Dubuque - which voted for Stephen Douglas in 1860, BTW - is considerable. Good thing for him that he gets a carbon credit pass.

Mr. niteowl77

50 posted on 11/03/2012 12:20:35 PM PDT by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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