Last night Joe Biden held a rally at Rushville Middle School.
Only 800 people showed up.
But outside was a different story.
Local farmers organized a flash tractor and crane protest across the street from the middle school. It took them only 24 hours to organize the counter rally.
HUNDREDS of Romney supporters turned out!
(Lancaster Eagle Gazette)
In addition to the 25 tractors there were cranes, spotlights and port-a-johns.
The Lancaster Eagle Gazette reported:
It only took 24 hours for a small group of Romney/Ryan supporter to gather forces and pull together a tractor pull to counter Vice President Joe Biden’s rally Sunday at Rushville Middle School.
In that short amount of time, Joe Young, one of the men who started the event, said they were able to secure a location, food and drink, a 20’-by-40’ American flag and more than 25 tractors and other big pieces of machinery.
“It all started from a phone call,” said Young, of Rushville. “We thought we’d have our own rally and it really blossomed from there. I just can’t believe how quickly it came together.”
As Biden’s campaign set up inside the gymnasium of the middle school, Republicans started setting up their demonstration directly across the street in a field.
Mike Ricketts, the property owner, said he was more than willing to let his fellow farmers and friends use his property.
“We wanted to make a statement,” Ricketts said. “And people just came.”
They also donated equipment. In addition to the tractors, there were also cranes, spotlights and port-a-johns.
Several veterans joined the tractor rally. (Lancaster Eagle Gazette)
The Lancaster Eagle Gazette has photos from the counter rally.