Romney Crowds Are Surging After Record Debate Performance

Romney crowds are surging after his record debate performance last week.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney looks at the crowd after arriving to a campaign rally at the U.S. Cellular Center on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 in Asheville, N.C. (AP)

Check out this never-ending line at a Romney event earlier this week.

FOX 19 reported:

The crowds tell the story. As Election Day nears, Mitt Romney is drawing large and excited throngs.

Look to dusty Iowa cornfields, rain-soaked Virginia parks, the muddy fields of the Shelby County Fairgrounds, where a crowd of 9,500 – almost half of this western Ohio town – gathered among the barns and stables on a frigid October evening this week to glimpse the Republican presidential contender.

“Where else would we want to be?” said 1 of the shivering faithful, Judy Cartwright, a 71-year-old nurse from Sidney. “I want to see the next president of the United States.”

Romney’s debate performance against President Barack Obama last week – and his energetic appearances following it up – have fueled a rise in enthusiasm on the campaign trail. Whether or not it will translate into votes, polls do suggest that Republicans are fired up. It’s a welcome development for the Republican businessman, who is hardly a natural politician and has long struggled to match Obama’s ability to inspire excitement.

In Virginia, for example, Republican leaning counties appear to be getting the fastest start on absentee voting ahead of Election Day. State Board of Elections data analyzed by the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonprofit and nonpartisan tracker of money in state politics, shows that of the 25 localities where absentee voting is busiest, 21 voted Republican in the 2008 presidential race. And of the 25 localities where absentee balloting is the slowest so far, 16 supported Obama.

Americans are anxious to get a view of the next President of the United States.

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  • Jonah Vark

    Powerful video…….

    The Dinner Table
    With 12.1 million Americans unemployed, it’s time to try something different.

  • katielee

    If I thought I could swing it, this is an inauguration I’d want to see in person.

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  • owl

    OT …….Did the hacking of 300,000 records at Northwest FL State College raise anyone else’s radar? Had just heard that FL had moved to Romney and then bam! Now they say that some of these have been used to apply for credit cards, etc. Okay…………..that works…….


    If Romney rally was close, I would be in that line.

  • Bill Mitchell

    Romney will win. Obama was sent to destroy liberalism.

  • Patty

    “I want to see the next president of the United States.”

    And these people are many likely voters or have made up their mind for Romney/Ryan ticket.

    Romney must stay the course and be Romney. RIGHT THERE HE HAS Obama beat.

    We have just a 3 weeks or so and desperation has set in for Obama and the Democrats.


    Jessica Yellin at CNN pointed out that Barack Obama is drawing less than half the crowd today that he drew four years ago during his presidential run! Not only that, after Jessica Yellin tweeted about Obama’s crowds, most of her tweet comments were extremely negative of the president and even on liberal CNN.

    If these crowd statistics hold true, Obama, who had won the presidency with 53% of the popular votes, with a total of 66,882,230, and John McCain, who lost with 46% of 58,343,671, however if Obama’s enthusiastic campaign crowds are currently 50% to 60% smaller than 2008, when he won the U.S. presidency with only 8,538,559 more votes differentials over his Republican opponent McCain.

  • Patty


    Exclusive poll: Obama’s support among Hispanic voters eroding

    ST. PETERSBURG — There are two million Hispanic voters in Florida. It’s a constituency that has the power to shift a tight election, so both political parties have tried to sway the Hispanic vote their way.

    An exclusive Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 statewide poll shows many Hispanic voters dropping their support for Obama.
    Last month, 52 percent of Hispanic voters polled said they would vote for the president. That has now dropped to 44 percent.

    Romney picked up some ground among Hispanics, from 43 percent to 46 percent. And the number of undecided Hispanic voters has doubled from 5 to 10 percent.

  • Use Common Sense; Vote GOP

    Pls, do whatever to persuade friends and family to vote for Mitt. If Obama is given another 4 years, where he can be “more flexible” with the Russians and other nations which aim to do us harm such as all Muslim countries, and he is unconcerned with being re-elected, it will BE the END of the USA.

    Which Way, America?

    (A) The way of the Founders/Framers
    (B) The way of the Islam/EU/USSR/UN model

    There’s no middle road.

    Under (A) rights are inalienable, inherent in simply existing. Government exists, with the consent of the governed, solely to protect those rights.

    Under (B) rights are “granted” by government which exists unto itself regardless of the consent of the governed, acting as the final arbiter. Here, what government “gives” can as easily be taken away.

    Well, fellow Americans, which do you want, (A) or (B)? There is no other choice.

    The idea of centralism was always a false premise. Moving toward a “compromising center” always means abandoning your founding principles. And you will note that all “compromise” moves in one direction only, toward that of more government.

    Do we want freedom FROM government via limited, constitutional government whereby government itself is bound by law, or do we want total government. There is no middle position. Madison (Fed. 51) put it this way, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.”

    Rather than government being dependent on the people, as Madison et alia had hoped, today we witness Obama and his crowd of his crowd of leftists (including all historical lefties from Wilson, FDR, LBJ, et alia) inverting the Framers’ ideal to the point that the people, and as many as possible, must be made dependent on the government which will then go after the producers (“tax the rich” is their shibboleth) with a vengeance, a taste of which has been given to us beginning on 01/20/09.

    A great deal hangs on this election. If BO is re-elected, he will take that as America’s answer to answer to the WHICH WAY question.

  • Patty

    Will The Election Results Cause Massive Riots To Erupt All Over America?

    Will the most divisive campaign in modern American history culminate in massive riots in our major cities? Right now, supporters of Barack Obama and supporters of Mitt Romney are both pinning all of their hopes on a victory on November 6th. The race for the presidency is extremely tight, and obviously the side that loses is going to be extremely disappointed when the election results are finalized. But could this actually lead to violence? Could we actually see rioting in communities all over America? Well, the conditions are certainly ripe for it.

    […………]All of their hopes of getting Obama out of the White House are riding on a Romney victory. For many Democrats, Barack Obama is a “once in a generation” icon. Just the thought of Mitt Romney replacing Obama in the White House is enough to push many of them to the brink of insanity. In recent years we have seen horrible rioting erupt in cities after major sports championship games. How much worse could the rioting potentially be if this bitterly contested election is decided by a very narrow margin – especially if there are allegations that the election is “stolen”?

    The election is nearly four weeks away, and many Obama supporters are already threatening to riot if Obama loses. The following are some very disturbing messages that were posted on Twitter recently that have been reposted on….[………….]

    It appears quite probable that whichever side loses this election will accuse the other side of stealing the election.

    And if millions of Americans feel that the election has been stolen from them, that will make it much more likely that we will see rioting.

    Keep your ears open for phrases such as “voter fraud” and “election fraud” following this election. People are so angry already that even allegations that someone stole the election could be enough to set the streets of America on fire.

    As always, let us hope for the best, but let us also prepare for the worst.

  • traitors! cowards!

    Netflix you gotta see! I just watched on Netflix “Dreams from MY REAL FATHER” I thought I was going to throw up! All the lies, the sickening lies that Michele, Axelrod, the Coomunist Group Dorn and Ayers..we the people have been so duped. How they have used the Kenyan story how they manuiplated the MO and Rezo took from the. I am not kidding you gotta see it-I feel like crying how many people they cheated and lied and lied and lied and the boys andmen who died overseas! OMG! OMG! its horrible! All the deals daley, ayers, jarretts dad did the franklin marshall davis–all of them!

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  • Patty

    #10 October 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    traitors! cowards! commented:

    It is more sickening that the sheep voted for him in 08. NOT MANY CARE ABOUT THIS MAN THEY ALL CALLED MESSIAH.


  • Patty

    And John McCain, sure a hero, but I blame him for not be more of fighter during the campaign.

    Seems he must have thought he would be called a Racist because of the media polarization of every word and they attacked endlessly the McCain/Palin ticket. Lies, evil comments, not reporting the truth and the sheep believed the media and loved the EYE CANDY WITH A TELEPROMPTER.

  • Granny

    #10 – Thanks! I’ve been wanting to see that. Streaming no less!

  • SM-WI

    As much as I was offended by Crazy Joe—-I’m thinking about my friends/relatives who are more middle of the road Dems/independents and their reactions to him. I don’t think his behavior will sit well. I think Crazy Joe’s performance will move them more toward Romney/Ryan as more steady, trustworthy and honest. Biden sounded like a mad drunk.

  • Patty


    Connecticut Dem Jokes About Corruption

    Bridgeport’s Democratic mayor Bill Finch, a supporter of Connecticut congressman Chris Murphy’s bid for the U.S. Senate against Republican Linda McMahon, jokes about corruption:

    Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is at it again. The Democrat who presided over a 2010 vote casting and counting scandal in the tight race for governor was caught on video Friday guaranteeing Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Christopher Murphy a big result in the state’s largest city–even if it takes days to count.

    Bridgeport provided a crucial and dubious margin of victory to Democratic and Working Families Governor Dannel P. Malloy in 2010 amidst unprecedented chaos at the city’s polling places. The 2010 Bridgeport assault on democracy included photocopied ballots, altered hours at polling places, a mysterious bag of votes and Finch’s abuse of the city’s emergency notification system to increase turnout on Election Day.

    Murphy, locked in a dead heat with Republican Linda McMahon, needs the grimy Bridgeport Guarantee. He got it from Finch on Friday while visiting small businesses in the poverty-wracked city. A laughing Finch boasts even if it takes a couples of days to get the results,”You can be guaranteed you’re going to get the vote.” Two years after the 2010 fiasco, it remains no laughing matter to the rest of Connecticut.

    Murphy and Finch served together in Connecticut’s state Senate for four years.

  • Patty


    Really this is what the democrats advice is for Obama.

    Mark Knoller @markknoller
    “Okay, Mr President. It worked for Biden. Laugh. Shake your head. Interrupt. Smirk. Interrupt. Ask for more time.”
    less than a minute ago

  • i don’t like romney but any american that cares about their freedom and not their “free stuff” better get out to work to put this man in office.

  • Sandy

    # 5

    Bill Mitchell

    Romney will win. Obama was sent to destroy liberalism.

    Right you are and along with that Obama was sent to destroy the Democrat Party. RIP

  • Granny

    #15 – I’m thinking that there is a real reason that Joe Biden so often sounds like a mad drunk.

    Most people do not realize that Joe Biden has had two cerebral aneurysms, each of which required brain surgery. Both the aneurysms themselves and the brain surgeries would have left him with brain damage. There are many problematic things that can result from that – inappropriate behaviour is just one of them and it is fairly common. These events would also leave Biden much more vulnerable to strokes in the future.

    The idea of Biden a single heartbeat away from the presidency has always made me uncomfortable. I’ve figured that Obama chose him as an insurance policy – nobody would assassinate Obama because Obama would then sit in the big chair.

    After seeing that performance the other night, the very idea of Biden as president is frightening – and I don’t frighten easily. He is obviously out of control – and I’m not at all sure that he HAS any control. Definitely NOT the hand you want on the red button.

    Joe should have retired some time ago. He is not FIT for office.

  • Granny

    Wish we had an EDIT button LOL . .. PIMF

    I’ve figured that Obama chose him as an insurance policy – nobody would assassinate Obama because BIDEN would then sit in the big chair

  • Patty

    Just Nuts!!!


    ‘Morning Joe’ Panelist Actually Asks if We Can ‘Trust’ Mitt Romney if He ‘Colors His Hair’

  • Patty

    GUEST COLUMN: Romney is a study in leadership our country needs


    Governor Romney turned and pointed to the words on the wall behind him. They were from the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Then he talked about America. He talked about dreams and goals deferred in a nation that is thirsting for a real recovery, one that lets them pursue happiness in their own way. In that moment, we weren’t watching another politician or a bureaucrat.
    We were watching a president.

    Read more:

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  • Redman Bluestate

    Check out the VP Debate Photoshop I did that depicts the VP Debate in one classic picture that you will recognize.

    I am hoping that Jim will post it on Gateway Pundit as well.

    Please e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, etc. to make it viral.

  • Male Silverback

    Like many of us on the right I feel several things about this race; I wasn’t happy with the pool of GOP candidates, I feel that in some way the media chooses who we get to vote for, I’m not completely satisfied with Romney as my candidate. But with all of that said I believe that he will govern the country appropriately and he will face a relentless left and media.

    I stand with him by donating as much as I feel that I can and I will check the block for him when I vote. I feel that the surging crowds are more against Obama than for Romney, but hey It gives me hope.

  • US Navy Corpseman

    Contrast these enthusiastic crowds to the union goons that were FINED $250 if they didn’t show up at Warren rally in Massachusetts.

  • Bill Mitchell

    Obama down to 58.7 Intrade.

  • MVH

    At the debate people heard for themselves what Romney himself says, and not what Obama says Romney says. Crowds surging at Romney events indicates they liked what they heard.

  • Ghost

    Recall a saying you’ve heard all your life: “People vote with their feet.”

    so take note, don’t worry about the pollsters, see for yourself- the most important voting people ever do is with their feet: where do people shop? where do people live? who draws the biggest and most enthusiastic crowds?

    aside: who else has an immigration problem like we do? our rivals- China? Russia? Iran?

    as much as we don’t like illegal immigration, at least they WANT to come here. the same with Africans, more Africans have voluntarily arrived in America than forcibly came here. not bad for a horribly racist country, aye?

    and to push it further, why aren’t Mexicans Embarassed! that their citizenry is fleeing?

    look on with wonder, God may be preparing an awesome deliverance for us. it just may be that the Heart of America still beats strong within Liberty-loving and Brave Patriots.

    “…that our flag was Still There…”
    I am so-o Ready for a Restoration of America’s Founding and a “New Birth of Freedom”.

    #2 – KatieLee
    do it. Just DO IT!
    I’ll see you there, by the dawn’s early light, and on the ramparts we’ll watch.

    #26 – Silverback
    “I feel that in some way the media chooses who we get to vote for…”
    no, the mass media is secondary, Primarily it’s the Republican Establishment that doesn’t exist.

    Romney was not in my original Top Five either but he’s who we got now and the Marxist/Muslim Must Go -straight to hell, jail or oblivion whichever comes first.
    annnnd, it would be wonderfu! if my original assessment of Romney (Matt Rummy, Obamney) turns out to be very very wrong.

  • traitors! cowards!

    They are ALL communists! I learned about communism when I was younger we felt sorry for those who had the berlin wall east/west people crying to see their families. Then with Reagan it came down. But after watching the Netflex-Dreams of MY REAL Father (Franklin Marshall Davis) it all fits. The Ayers, Axel Rod Jarrets FIL all beonging to the Communist Party USA. I never DREAMED their where so MANY communists living in America teachning people to HATE America to hate whites, to HATE success–I feel like I am in horror story! Here in America they are going after all the poor the minorties getting them into separte classes to hate to destroy the middle class so they can be the KING QUEEN and control everything!! Its sick really sick. The HOAX the sham that was put on the American people-and our soldiers are paying the price for their VOTE–they hate the military-that’s why they don’t care–god help us.

  • I’d stand in line all day to get a glimpse of President Romney.

  • Walt

    Kind of stinks that Illinois is not even competitive. I do live very close to the Iowa and Wisconsin borders and see the commercials on both Dubuque,IA and Madison,WI stations.

  • Granny

    #33 – Illinois not even competitive isn’t what I’ve been hearing.

  • bg


    it will be such a relief to have the majority of “we the people” aka
    “the hope of the world” on our Presidents side for a real change..



  • Patty


  • Gary

    I went to the Romney rally the day after his debate, in the middle of nowhere. Traffic came to a dead stop several miles before the event grounds. I finally drove off the shoulder and went the other way and parked several miles away and walked it.

    Totally worth it though.

    There’s a feeling in the air now.
    It’s over for Obama.

  • Mark

    I am not liking the use of light behind Romney’s head. Just like President Obama, neither are the savior of the US. I hope this was quite by accident. No one man can save America. There must be overhaul from the local courthouse to the White House.

  • Gary

    That looks like a spotlight.

    It can only be behind his head from the one specific perspective of whoever took the shot.

    When I was at the rally, Romney kept turning his head left and right to address the crowd.
    I tried over and over to get a good photo, but kept snapping just before he turned his head the other way.
    Very annoying.

  • AmericaWILL

    It may just be that Romney is the man to unit all of America. Especially since that was something many claimed O would do and he further divided the country.

  • Patty

    If Romney Wins, Here’s Who He’ll Have to Thank

    An analysis by a savvy demographer points to the states Romney is likely to take—and why he’s on the path to victory. Sizing up population growth in key GOP states.

    [……………………………….]On the state level, the Republicans won big, almost down to dogcatcher. The party picked up 10 governorships, versus five pickups for the Democrats. There are 29 Republican governors today to 20 for Democrats and one independent, Lincoln Chafee, in Rhode Island.

    Republicans also gained 13 statehouses in 2010. They now control 21 state governments, versus 11 for the Democrats. The parties split control in 17 states, not counting Nebraska because it elects a nonpartisan state legislature.

    Morgan’s favorite map shows the number of state congressional delegations dominated by one or the other party. The GOP has 33 delegations, versus 16 for the Democrats and one tie state. Weak spots for Republicans are in the Northeast and the West Coast—places where Republicans have never been exceptionally strong. Morgan says the party’s 2-1 lead in delegations is a strong indicator of party strength. Prior to 2010, the Democrats had the 2-1 lead.

    Morgan argues that in light of 2010’s dramatic results, Romney’s path to victory is less difficult than it has been portrayed throughout the campaign. In the remaining weeks, Obama will have to visit states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio—states that he won in 2008—because he’s not as popular as he used to be. Otherwise, he could focus on swing states. Obama is down in part because the economy is much less robust than he promised it would be back in 2009. But the growth of Republican-leaning suburbs and counties is another major factor.

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