Romney Rocks Cleveland


Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared Sunday at the I-X Center in Cleveland to make one last pitch to Northeast Ohio.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, discussed many of his talking points, including his five-point plan for America, while using the forum to be critical of his opponent, President Barack Obama.

At stake are Ohio’s 18 Electoral College votes and recent polls show the race in Ohio is very close.

Romney spoke for about 29 minutes before of a crowd 6,000 estimated by campaign officials, who said the total was provided by the U.S. Secret Service.

6,000 may not sound like a lot but Cleveland is a Democratic stronghold.

Here are some money quotes:

“Two more days and we can start rebuilding our country”

“I won’t waste any time complaining about my predecessor”

“I’m not just going take office on January 20th, I’m going take responsibility for that office”

Watch it and decide for yourself.

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114 Responses to Romney Rocks Cleveland

  1. myiq2xu says:

    The Raiders/Bucs game is starting so y’all keep the noise down in here.

  2. DandyTiger says:

    All these tied polls are making me nervous. Of course the polls with Obama leading are all in never-never land with 2008 level turnout assumptions, so ignore those. And there are a few outliners on each side But it’s looking a lot closer than I’d like. So vote.

    But here’s the thing, look at all these crowd sizes we’ve been seeing. I suspect the “likely voter” measurements from most of these polls, even the ones that have a good record, are a bit off. I still think we’re going to see a Romney win. Don’t know about a landslide, but I don’t think it’s going to be a hanging chad one either.

  3. 6,000 sounds pitiful, but it’s all theater. What matters is who votes, and who is allowed to vote.

    • angienc says:

      Buzz off, troll.
      Yesterday in Ohio, Obama played to 4000 at the exact same indoor arena he mocked McCain for playing to the weekend before the election.
      The worm has turned & only you fools can’t see it, which is why you cling to blatant lies, like saying that at last night at the Katy Perry concert/Obama rally Obama played to 20,000 when the arena holds less than 10,000.

  4. Steven W. says:

    The rally looked pretty good size when FNC was there before the speakers began – just as important, when CBS radio covered the sound was deafening (particularly compared to Obama rally coverage)

    • piper says:

      myiq – unless you have good medical insurance you need to stop banging your head which can lead to permanent damage.

    • angienc says:

      The one (and only) silver lining about this Sandy tragedy is that it killed any & all hope of that little tyrant Bloomberg running for POTUS (and it probably ended his hopes of winning re-election as Mayor). Do you realize this asshole actually has NYD using resources to make sure all cars have at least 3 passengers? FFS.

  5. piper says:

    The polls were tied several days before the Carter/Reagan race, the only election I sat out and in those days I was quite the liberal democrat

  6. fif says:

    I will not miss these lying asshats:

    Axelrod: ‘They’re in deep trouble’

    David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, dismissed on Sunday the notion that Mitt Romney is making Pennsylvania competitive as the GOP presidential nominee heads there later in the day.
    “They understand that they’re in deep trouble,” Axelrod said on “Fox News Sunday.” “They’ve tried to expand the map because they know in states like Ohio… they’re behind and they’re not catching up at this point.”
    Axelrod argued that Romney’s trips to Florida and Virginia are signs that they haven’t locked up states where the Republican should be performing well.
    “They understand that the traditional, or the battleground, states that we’ve been focusing are not working out for them,” Axelrod said. “Now they’re looking for somewhere, desperately looking for somewhere.”

    And how does that square with Obama “desperately” campaigning in states he won handily in 2008?

    • lyn5 says:

      I’m so tired of these asswipes.

    • OldCoastie says:

      Whatever these guys say, just assume it applies to themselves and not the opponent…

      Makes much more sense that way.

      • angienc says:


        These are the same people who are telling us that it is Romney (not Obama) who is “talking about revenge.”

    • Except that Romney added three more states to the swing state column. Axelrod is bluffing and he knows it.

    • Somebody says:

      I assure you Florida is going red, the latest polls have Romney up by 6.

    • angienc says:

      Romney’s going to FL because he’s trying to get coattails in the Senate race (Connie Mack isn’t doing well there). He might very well have gone to PA for the same thing (Casey is doing better than Smith there), especially since IN & MO aren’t the sure things that they were.

      Axelrod knows it because when Wallace asked him about the early vote numbers in Ohio showing that the GOP had erased Obama’s early vote advantage he couldn’t respond.

      • Erica says:

        So we see already that Mitt thinks of others more than Obama. Remember how Obama was “its all about me” in the general and in 2010, wouldn’t appear on behalf of Dems and hogged all the money for himself?

        • angienc says:

          Remember? He’s still keeping all of the money to himself — the DNC is in debt to the tune of about $35 million ($20 million loan from BOA & owes $15 million to vendors from convention).

        • Erica says:

          Yeah, Obama is Mr. All for One, and One for One.

  7. piper says:

    we’re trying to relax and watch the Munsters in England on our local tv station and every commercial break there are at least 2 bonco bama ads – the one set in Marion, a town of 40,000 in central Indiana, where interestedly enough I taught spec. ed many, many years ago. And no I don’t recognize any of the people in this ad.

  8. threewickets says:

    WaPo and NYTimes bloggers tweeting: Redskins lose to the Panthers who had the worst record in the league. In 17 of 18 previous elections, presidential incumbent fares same as the Washington team.

    • lyn5 says:

      I’ve read that since Lincoln all GOP presidential candidates have won when the election is on Nov. 6th.

    • lyn5 says:

      Hey, I’m all for this stuff. This election shouldn’t be this close. The Obama cult has magical powers, and its media lapdogs are hypnotized. Americans will vote either for change or for the same, but I cannot see how most Americans want to stay on the Obama magical mystery tour.

    • Yup- the Redskins Rule. There are lots of them out there- lets hope this one holds up!

    • threewickets says:

      The left media is definitely getting nervous. Noticed that particularly today. Everyone’s hedging a bit more. Love Nate Silver’s tweet this afternoon..

      @fivethirtyeight: This election is an epistemological watershed.

      Yeah, more like they’ll take you to the woodshed and chop you up into little pieces.

      • Translation: I don’t know jack and I’m telling you that over your head.

      • angienc says:

        My deep in the kool aid Obot FB friends all posted links to that reliable source Mother Jones with an article titled “7 Prognosticators With Good News for Nervous Obama Fans” with the subtitle “Freaking out about next Tuesday?Gaze into these guys’ electoral crystal balls. (Warning: Math ahead).”

    • Lulu says:

      I love it when the intellectual elites turn into superstitious peasants. Where did all their sneering go?

  9. Here is an interesting bit on what we Catholics have been getting bombarded with all month. Ah- sweet irony. The Bishops were ALL about Obamacare and how it is social justice. Then Obama threw them under the bus and they don’t like it one bit. Sweet sweet irony.

  10. driguana says:

    The only good polls are from Poland.

    • threewickets says:

      Yup, that would be the big Catholic vote in Parma and Cleveland. Believe they’ve been swinging Romney’s way all thru October.

      • angienc says:

        I think they started when Obama referred to “Polish Death Camps” back in July & refused to apologize for days after Polish Pres. demanded it & picked up steam when Romney got Lech Walesa’s endorsement in August. Here’s an under the radar ad that Romney ran in those areas right after that trip:

  11. Simofish says:

    Can I just say I love the way Ann dresses.

    And I am still stressed over all this

    • driguana says:

      Surely can say I don’t like the way Michelle Obama dresses!

      • ME says:

        I don’t understand the way she dresses. Sometimes Michelle’s clothes are too small and sleeveless when I think it’s not appropriate. Her dress at the DNC is a great example. A couple of sizes too small and she needed sleeves.

        • angienc says:

          She doesn’t dress for her body type,she dresses by “what’s in style” & almost always one size too small– sometimes she gets it right & she looks really good but I’m convinced at this poit it is by accident

      • Simofish says:

        Can’t stand Moo-Moo !!

  12. votermom says:

    watching Mittstock (bucks county PA) on cspan livestream

  13. AniEm says:

    One of my relatives in Philly was able to attend. Can’t wait to hear about it. I just watched it on Fox and I have to say, Mitt is mint. Hoping and praying for a big win on Tuesday.

  14. leslie says:

    I just heard that the SS reported 20,000 attended the Bucks Co, PA rally. (Just got home and turned on the teevee)

  15. myiq2xu says:

    Fucking Raiders!

  16. HELENK says:

    stolen from a commenter at No Quarter

    military endorsements

    all I can say is WOW

    • DandyTiger says:

      The guy I’ve been working for is on the right column. Not surprised.

    • leslie says:

      Is it surprising the plane carrying 4700 tons(?) or pounds(?) of mail (including the absentee ballots of the military) went down and all the mail burned. Those who wanted to have 2nd ballots sent to them had to ask for that to happen. Of course, they also had to know the ballots were lost and somehow had to request the replacement ballots in time for the ballots to count.

  17. votermom says:

    Ew! What kind of meds do they have Biden ON?

  18. wyntre says:

    He also just rocked PA. 30,000 showed up.

    30,000+ Rally for Romney in Pennsylvania

    An enormous rally for Mitt Romney in Bucks County, PA had people incredulous and tweeting like fury:

    @robertcostaNRO my mother is at the Bucks County Romney rally. Says she has never seen a crowd like this. Dwarfs the Bush ’04 rally crowd at the same farm.

    @robertcostaNRO “The rally doesn’t even start for hours, but it feels like a Republican Woodstock.” — my mom, calling from Yardley, PA, a swing area.

    @itabramg Traffic backup at Edgewood Shopping Cntr, 1.5 miles to Romney’s rally at Shady Brook Farm, Yardley, PA #election2012

    From Twitchy:

    The rally isn’t scheduled to begin until 5:30 pm ET, but tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians have already descended on Bucks County, Pa., to show their support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The Pa. rally comes on the heels of a massive rally in Cleveland just hours ago.

    How big is the crowd? No official figures yet, but some Twitter users say at least 25,000:

    @klittleton1 At Romney Victory Rally in Yardley PA. More security here than #Benghazi at least 25k-30k #tcot

    @fran chambers According to a source familiar with tonight’s Romney event, 30,000 people are expected to attend.

    @ChrisStigall Pouring in…starting to overflow. @MittRomney @CBSPhilly

    @mattdizwhitlock There are at least 10,000 people outside the security entrance to the Morrisville, PA Romney Rally. #RomneyRyan2012

    @Bill__Hughes Finally into the Mitt Romney rally in PA.

    @ChrisStigall Unreal crowd, and still pouring in. #RomneyPA

    @JerseyDan67 Crowd is electric at Romney rally in Bucks County, PA!!!

    Go here to see pix.

  19. votermom says:


  20. votermom says:

    • yttik says:

      They must have all been levitating…

    • I was wondering about that. Just suddenly this weekend you started to see reports that Obama was drawing in big crowds. 14,000 in Concord, NH, 23,000 in Miami today. This is, not coincidentally, in places where he’s appearing with Bill Clinton only. I was wondering if it was the Clinton effect, or if they were pumping numbers. Looks like both,

      • gxm17 says:

        Same thing in Virginia. My obot FB friend kept posting about the huge crowd at Jiffy Lube Live for the Obama/Clinton rally. I thought to myself, of course it’s big, folks are there to see Clinton.

  21. votermom says:

  22. DM says:

    Mitt will win it because it’s destiny. 🙂
    Mitt was mocked by Obama, Biden and the media. That he’s come this far is superhuman. Well, Mitt may be tied with Obama today, but he won’t be on Tuesday, the real poll. Mitt is a smart man who knows the score and knows what it takes to win.

    If Barack Obama loses the presidency, blame for the outcome may come down to a fatal mistake in tactics: The Democrats made fun of Mitt Romney. Too much fun, as it turned out.

  23. Constance says:

    I sure hope Romney wins as I have taken a liking to his whole family and I would hate to see them fade away into obscurity.

    • Constance says:

      That’s good enough for me. I think it will go to Romney.

      • DM says:

        Me too. In cases like these, the incumbent loses when voters make their final decision on election day.

    • angienc says:

      The D/R/I is 37/29/34, D+8.

      The write-up I saw didn’t say it, but apparently Mitt is way up with Independents to be tied at 48 in this poll.

      Also CNN released a polls today all tied up 49/49 But note this:

      “Among those likely voters, 41% described themselves as Democrats, 29% described themselves as Independents, and 30% described themselves as Republicans.”


      Also has Romney leading +22 with Independents (he’d have to be to have it tied with a D+11 sample!) LOL

      Link here:

  24. Constance says:

    I had another Obot come to my door today trying to find my daughter who is not living here right now as she hasn’t voted yet (no one gave her a stamp). I do find it odd that the Obots feel the need to go door to door in Washington state making sure ballots are returned. Something must be up. Washington is deep blue and we never see ads or Presidential candidates.

    • DM says:

      It’s too bad you didn’t say: “She’s voting for Mitt” 🙂

    • DM says:

      In 2008 I had Obama people knock my door, and I live in CA and in one of the deepest blue areas of CA. I got a robo call today (I hate those) from the CA Democratic Party. I think I’m going to abandon the independent registration and choose GOP. I want the Democrats to leave me alone.

      • elliesmom says:

        They don’t leave you alone. I have always been an ‘unaffiliated voter’, but when I came home today, i found my front door plastered with stuff supporting Obama, Warren, Tsongas, and all of the down ticket state Dems. I don’t know whether one person dropped it all on my door or it they were tag teaming it.

        • DM says:

          Every day I had a mess with campaign material hanging from my door knob. I put a notice on my door that I had already voted and to please not leave any campaign material. It worked.

    • DM says:

      I think so.

      George Will outlined a huge Romney Election Day in an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” predicting a 321-217 landslide that included nearly every swing state including Minnesota.

  25. ME says:

    Cuyahoga county news anyone? I can’t post this debbie downer stuff at HillBuzz.

  26. DeniseVB says:

    Mitt made it to Newport News ! On Fox now.

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