Skip to comments.Meat Loaf endorses Romney at rally in Defiance
Posted on 10/25/2012 6:58:59 PM PDT by SMGFan
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Mitt Romney rallied a large crowd in the high school football stadium here tonight after surprise musical guest Meat Loaf belted out an endorsement for the Republican presidential nominee to the crowd of 12,000 people.
Mr. Romney ended a three-city tour of Ohio here and then was to stay overnight at the Hilton Toledo Hotel, with no public events planned.
He is expected to fly out of Toledo Express Airport Friday morning to go to a campaign event in another swing state, Iowa, before returning for a rally Friday night in North Canton, Ohio.
Meat Loaf said he has never taken a public stand but said 2012 is the most important election in the history of the U.S.
"One thing you've been taught all your life is never argue politics or religion with your friends. 2012 is different," he said, telling people to argue on Mr. Romney's behalf. "I called three Democrats and got two of them to switch to Romney, so two out of three ain't bad."
Mr. Romney tailored his remarks to middle-aged workers, young people, and parents. He told college students that, "I know the President wants to get college students to come out and vote for him, but if they do, they're making a big mistake. Half of them won't be able to find a job or at least not one consistent with their college degree."
He said they'll also be stuck with "debts wracked up by me and my generation."
He vowed to cut federal spending, cap federal spending as a percentage of the economy, and get the country on track to a balanced budget. He claimed that health insurance costs will skyrocket because of Obamacare, which he said he would repeal.
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Your post took me down Memory Lane. We had great music, didn’t we? I was an Elton John, The Eagles, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers fan and always loved Meatloaf. I miss Freddie Mercury.
If you "gotta" ask you would not understand!
If we are to believe some of the posts on this thread, it's the greatest thing since Beefheart!
Yep, we had great music and I appreciate this post taking me back to listen to some of it. Dashboard lights is timeless, great every time I watch it.
I believe it was Oprah that had a film clip of Romney’s preparing one of their favorite meals, mashed potatoes and meat loaf patties, in their own kitchen. Apparently he likes to cook and having five boys to raise, I would suspect that there was a lot of meat and potatoes on the menu.
I have difficulty picturing Mrs. Romney telling anyone what they need to eat or what to feed their family.
When Eddie said he didn’t like his teddy you knew he was a no good kid.
How can a slice of dinner meat endorse anything!
What do we say when people say RHPS espouses values far from conservative?
I know it dates me, but I got to see Meat Loaf on his original 1977 Bat Out of Hell tour at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium - 10th row seat.
Meat Loaf is a helluva singer, and his partner, Jim Steinman, is a helluva song writer (sort of the Wagner of rock).
The fact that you know nothing about this chubster with the golden tubes speaks volumes about both of you - You either missed the 60s-80s or eschewed the popular music. You never saw Rocky Horror Picture Show. For him, it means that even though he has always had a dedicated fan base, he has not tried to become a political activist vs. and entertainer.
A friend of mone answered an ad to buy hundreds of old vinyl records and drove to OH to get them. He was taken to a basement where he saw multiple gold records on the wall. They said Meatloaf, and Bonnie Tyler. Turns out he was buying Jim Steinam’s record collection.
sheesh I liked Paul Revere and the Raiders, so yeah, I was a little different I guess.
Liberals are posting this video of a “drunken” Meatloaf singing America the Beautiful with Romney at Thursday’s campaign stop.
Care to share the secret?
and, frankly, I’d rather see a Meat Loaf concert than Colin Powell !
Actually, I was a LOT different - border-line introvert, but had a couple friends who put up with my idiosyncracies and kept me abreast of some of what was going on. I liked Paul Revere and the Raiders and a lot of the "smoother" music and didn't care much for the real Rock-n-Roll/Hard Rock unless I was drinking heavily - something that made the world less bothersome and chasing after women easier. Wasn't trying to slam you in any way.
nope didn’t take it wrong, just can’t believe I was so oblivious to ole meatball
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