Huge Romney Rally In Pennsylvania Dubbed “MittStock” By Enthusiastic Supporters

Will Mitt Romney’s recent push to earn the votes of Pennsylvania pay off?  Last night’s rally in Yardley Pennsylvania would indicate YES as upwards of 30,000 people packed the Shady Brook Farm venue for an event that had only been announced 48 hours earlier.

Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann wave to the crowd  from the bus as they arrive at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, PA. for a campaign rally. Thousands braved the cold for hours days before the Presidential election.  (Charles Fox / Staff Photographer)

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EXCERPT:  (via philly.com)

THE STANDS were packed, the bright lights were on and the crowd was chanting. It was a frigid Bucks County night in early November, but it wasn’t a Council Rock-Pennsbury football game.

It was Mitt Romney’s final drive for the White House, his two-minute drill of a stump speech and a Hail Mary pass to win a state that hasn’t gone for a Republican presidential candidate in nearly a quarter-century.

And it was electric. Traffic clogged the main exit ramp off nearby Interstate 95. Some Romney fans on Twitter even dubbed the large and enthusiastic gathering “Mittstock.”

“With this turnout, we think it’s going to be a nice surprise on Tuesday,” Laureen Vinicombe said of the former Massachusetts governor’s chance of winning Pennsylvania.

Her husband said it was vital that Romney win to prevent Obama from accomplishing his “liberal agenda.”   LINK

 

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16 Comments to Huge Romney Rally In Pennsylvania Dubbed “MittStock” By Enthusiastic Supporters
    • Perceptible Future
    • A few days ago I posted a list of retired Admirals and Generals who supported Romney, it was quite extensive, a poster mentioned that they stopped counting at 300+ while Bari had garnered a measly 5 of them including Colin Powell, well I am updating that post with a new count… 500 retired Generals and Admirals has joined in supporting Mitt! Here’s the article:

      The Washington Times Inside Politics Blog
      “Retired top military brass push for Romney”

      By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times

      November 4, 2012, 03:33PM

      Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands in Swanton, Ohio, with World War II and Korean War veterans returning on an Honor Flight from Washington on Sept. 26, 2012. (Associated Press)

      Five hundred retired generals and admirals are running an ad in Monday’s editions of The Washington Times calling on the country to elect Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday.

      In plain terms the officers, who paid for the ad themselves, said they support Mr. Romney: “We, the undersigned, proudly support Governor Mitt Romney as our nation’s next president and commander-in-chief.”

      The ad then goes on to list all of the officers, in alphabetical order, in four columns of print.

      The retired admirals and generals said they decided to take this public stand to try to head off “having to live through four more years of what has been experienced since January 20th, 2009.”

      The list contains a number of prominent four-star admirals and generals, including five former members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

      Among those is the surprising appearance of retired Army Gen. Hugh Shelton, a former JCS chairman, appointed by President Bill Clinton.

      In retirement, Gen. Shelton had aligned himself with Democrats, advising former Sen. John Edwards in his 2003-04 presidential run and endorsing Hillary Clinton in her 2008 presidential campaign.

      Also on the list is retired Gen. James T. Conway, whom Mr. Obama inherited as the Marine Corps commandant, and retired Gen. Michael Dugan, former Air Force chief of staff.

      Gen. Dugan was fired by then-defense Secretary Dick Cheney, in the George H.W. Bush administration, for talking too freely with reporters about the air war plan for Iraq in 1991 Desert Storm.

      In October 1992, Gen. Dugan showed up on a list of 21 retired generals and admirals supporting Bill Clinton for president.

      The Romney list contains a number of ex-fighter pilots, such as retired Air Force Gen. Chuck Horner, who ran the 1991 air war. The fighter community is greatly concerned about the aging fleet of warplanes, tankers and cargo jets, and the lack of money in the defense budget to fully modernize the force.

      The most prominent Army general is Tommy Franks, who led U.S. Central Command and devised the plan for invading Iraq in 2003. His war plan was criticized for not planning for a robust Iraqi insurgency.

    • Rurik
    • Rurik is ready and confidant. Tomorrow I will go to the poll. For the evenig, I have a fine wine selected for following the returns a bottle of Tullamore Dew to drink a toast when victory is announced, and a bottle of Chanpagne I may chill for Wednesday if there’s the expected blowout. Sorry Mitt, I will vote for you enthusiastically, but I can follow you only so far. :) And then I’ve got stockpiles of 7.62 and .357 if the revenge voters hold their observance oo the day after that. I’m ready to party or to dance. Let’s do it.

      • lanurse1
      • Rurik…I am with you with wine and spirit~~Mitt has fought the good fight with class, integrity and brilliance…I am confidant in his victory~~even more so after hearing Stephanie Cutter telling Obama supporters “not to panic” tomorrow when the exit polls come out….God Bless

      • Jules
      • AtB, bless you heart.

        I hope you, and all of us, enjoy watching the elections results tomorrow. You’ll no doubt be tired, mentally, physically.

        I pray that, one day, as Americans we be able to say,

        “Free at last; free at last; thank God Almighty we are free at last.”

        • Perceptible Future
        • Sorry Jules,
          You can’t let your guard down, my day doesn’t end with a Democrat gets elected or a Republican. Both parties are held accountable. This is not a “Oh my guy’s in so now its all good” proposition. As a patriot, NOBODY gets a pass, the hard thing is to hold our elected officials feet to the fire, regardless of who’s “Side” their on…

          Stay Vigilant
          decus ad mortem

    • VTX
    • Enthusiastic crowd at the Lynchburg airport, today too. Everybody was positive, upbeat and ready to send the joker in the Whitehouse packing. Lots of students – no hecklers (though the crowd did boo Obama on a number of issues.) Secret Service pretty low-key, very alert. Not a hangover among ‘em!

      Not a lot of parking – people had to be bussed in, and it took awhile to get a lot ot the crowds out. I didn’t hear one complaint; it was worth it to everybody I spoke with afterward.

      Someone did see a Communist News Network (CNN) crew. They weren’t impressed with CNN.

      • Publius
      • I’ve been calling them Cartoon News Network for years, ever since I got to see Candy Crowley and Judy Woodruff (who doesn’t work there anymore) covering a convention some years ago.

    • Perceptible Future
    • Romney has this so I’m officially advocating my conservative roots and will start demanding repeals of Obamacare, NDAA, smaller government, the abolition of the TSA, EPA, Dept of Education, reinforce the 1st Amendment 2nd Amendment, 4th Amendment, 10th Amendment… hell, just enforce the Constitution! And, install Judges throughout the judicial system, conservative in nature using Justice Thomas as a benchmark.

      I believe it will be such a “Chic-Fil-A” moment that a mandate will be declared. I’m just putting Mitt on notice that his job begins on day one and I’m going to hold him accountable.

      I’m praying for his protection, divine wisdom, guidance by moral and honest council, and that he retains a true servant’s heart. He grows to be a compassionate conservative, another leader in the mold of a Ronald Reagan.

      You know Mitt was not my first choice, I pray he will turn out to be my best choice.

      Be Vigilant
      decus ad mortem

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