In a clear contrast of two political rallies held in the same swing state of Ohio, Mitt Romney enjoyed crowds in excess of 30,000 loud and confident supporters, while Barack Obama saw fewer than 3000 supporters show up to hear what he had to say.
(A remarkable scene at the most recent Romney/Ryan rally in Ohio today – over 30,000 supporters cheered on the men they hope will restore America. This may be the single largest political rally in the history of GOP politics.)
(Barack Obama on the other hand, visited a campaign rally at a far smaller venue – inside a barn at the Franklin County Fairgrounds where only 2800 supporters showed up to hear him once again read from the teleprompter.)
Viewing these recent photos from Ohio I am reminded of that incredible story to come out of Mitt Romney’s visit to Red Rocks Colorado when, as Insider put it, Governor Romney was truly moved by both the moment, and the possible impending responsibility of being America’s next president:
…So Governor Romney goes onstage and gives his speech. The crowd just totally embraces him. From beginning to end. Every word. They are fired up. Loud. Positive. Cheering. Just an amazing moment for the campaign. Everybody backstage were all smiles and peeking out at all those people and shaking their heads. This is the kind of moment in a campaign you never forget. Ever. Nobody who hasn’t experienced it can really understand this feeling. You’re looking at a candidate being transformed right in front of your eyes into the next Leader of the Free World. They go from being human into something just a bit more. It’s all those people. That energy. It kind of fills the candidate up and makes them bigger than life. And you arewatching it happen in real time. Right then.
The governor returns backstage and he is smiling and shaking hands, taking congratulations from everybody around him. He’s saying how great it was. Somebody yells out he’s going to win Colorado and the governor laughs and says he thinks so too. And then something very interesting happens. He moves away from the group of people just a bit. Maybe ten or fifteen feet or so. Just enough to have a little space to himself. And enough people notice that the area gets a lot more quiet, and they are trying to watch the governor without looking like they are watchingthe governor. They can all kind of tell something is happening right then. It was described as something very peaceful and powerful that came over that backstage area for a moment. And the governor, he lowers his head and his eyes shut tight and you could see him take a slow deep breath and then he lets it out and says quietly, but just loud enough for some to hear, “Lord, if this is your will, please help to make me worthy. Please give me the strength Lord.” And then his eyes open up, and he’s back to smiling and laughing and shaking hands and being the candidate once again.
I’m 100% convinced Mitt Romney was shaken to his soul right then and there. I think at that moment it was sinking in he might really be the next American president, and it humbled him right to his core, in every nerve of his body. And as he was saying that little prayer, you could hear the sound of thunder from all those thundersticks outside. Like this huge low rumble that just surrounded all of them at once. A quiet little prayer, and the sound of thunder.
The sound of God. Mitt Romney’s Quiet Prayer Amidst The Sound Of Thunder
I am now going to ask a favor of every single one of my readers – and to then have each of you ask those you know of to do the same so that by tomorrow, thousands upon thousands of us are sharing in a prayer that it is God’s Will Mitt Romney is America’s next president. That Governor Romney be granted both the safety and the wisdom to lead this country during this time of such hardship for so many.
Even those of you who do not personally subscribe to a belief in such faith, I ask that you simply produce your own thoughts of hope, and in doing so, those hopeful thoughts will join with our hopeful prayers. There is power in that – I truly believe it.
I am setting aside Noon (eastern) tomorrow for my own prayer that Mitt Romney, and America, be victorious on Tuesday. I welcome all of you to join me at this time to do the same.