Skip to comments.Vanity -- Romney Visit to Newport News, VA, 4 Nov 2012
Posted on 11/05/2012 1:22:47 PM PST by ScottinVA
Last nights rockin Romney Rally in Newport News was great! Hard to tell how many were packed in and outside of the Smithfield hangar at Newport News-Williamsburg Airport, but officials were expecting more than 5,000. Im quite sure that number was well-surpassed in temps dipping into the 30s.
Got in the gate at about 6 p.m. and took my place about 30 ft. off the left side of the podium. Gov. Romneys plane, due in NN at 8 p.m. was delayed leaving Philly for about 90 minutes, but the RR folks provided pizza and bottled water, and we had giant-screen views of the Steeler-NYG game, interspersed with Romney ads over commercial breaks.
Va. Sen. Tommy Norment opened the evening with remarks, followed by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and former (and hopefully future) Sen. George Allen. From the speakers to the crowd, everyones level of energy was ramped WAYYYYY up!
Mitts plane touched down at NN-W IAP at about 9:25. Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell revved the gathering up further with about five minutes of remarks before introducing Gov. Romney. Though very tired from a long day of campaigning, Mitt strode up the ramp, brimming with confidence, and rolled out an energetic speech, drawing the familiar stark comparisons between himself and Obama. The crowd responded wildly with every main point.
A fireworks show out near the flightline punctuated the end of a great evening.
As far as Virginia is concerned, the energy is there, folks. Were going to win here, so long as we get the turnout we know we can muster.
Pics follow... I apologize for the poor quality... I shot them with my rather jurassic cell phone. The image at the end (the high-res shot) is from the local Daily Press newspaper.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8158931476_eb6943b2da_z.jpg Daily Press photo from the media bleachers
Daily Press photo from the media bleachers
Ironically appropriate misspelling....LOL
Did Romney hammer on his ship building plans (it being Newport News after all)?
Yes, briefly. As did both George Allen and Bob McDonnell.
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