As Election Day nears, Romney crowds are surging

Oct 13, 2012 | Posted by: Jim R Pickens | Full story: hosted.ap.org

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.

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Mr Big Bad John Roberts

Chapin, SC

#115 Jan 20, 2013
Columbus Native wrote:
This topix should be over. romney lost by a landslide. He is somewhere lickng his wounds. Just imagine this idiot in office, 2 trillion a year in deficit spending, the high and not so mighty with more big tax breaks. Thankfully the American public saw thru his smoke and mirrors and voted for the less of the two bad choices.
Your post is the answer to why an extremely wealthy man like Romney is running for an office that pays him pocket change. He did it to put laws and policies in place that will make the rich richer for years to come. I find it funny that some of the ones that voted for him are the ones working the paycheck to paycheck.
Mr Big Bad John Roberts

Chapin, SC

#116 Jan 20, 2013
Columbus Native wrote:
This topix should be over. romney lost by a landslide. He is somewhere lickng his wounds. Just imagine this idiot in office, 2 trillion a year in deficit spending, the high and not so mighty with more big tax breaks. Thankfully the American public saw thru his smoke and mirrors and voted for the less of the two bad choices.
By the way, there is a lot of Fox News air time being wasted on why Romney lost. We that have common sense knew that he sucked is the main reason he lost. Also, if Fox News had listened to Paul Ryan give his reason for their loss, they would have been spending more time cleaning up the mess in their studio that was made by an easy Obama victory. A truth finally made it's way out of Ryan's lying pie hole a few days after the election when giving the reason why they lost. He blamed the loss on "a large urban turnout". In lying Ryan's case, it is "truth little, truth late".

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Columbus, GA

#117 Jan 20, 2013
Mr Big Bad John Roberts wrote:
<quoted text>This past general eletion has further exposed the Republican party for what they really are. If they continue to be in denial about the soory stae of their party, 2014 and 2916 will also pass them by. They had also better kiss and make up with Governor Chris Christie. He is their only hope the 2016 presidential election. The fact that Christie dared to shake the president's hand and spoke out against the NRA ad about the president's under age children, has him along with General Colin Powell on the GOPunks's do not call list. In short, if the Republicans don't like Powell and Christie, those two are the good Republicans.
True, when the Republicans finally offered up Romney I was like "What are these folks thinking?!?"
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#118 Jan 22, 2013
Now that the election is over republicans are surging their guts out!
Blade

Griffin, GA

#119 Jan 22, 2013
I am happy the the Republican Party is dying. Their way of thinking is for old crusty whites.
I hope Obama will destroy the republicans finally and get all democrat government for 100 years.
LBJ said it back in the '60s when pushing through his "War on Poverty" legislation : "If this passes, we'll have the Ni- g ers for 50 years"
He would be proud of what President Barack Obama has been able to accomplish and build on his original idea, but now it's for everyone.
The more we are dependent on the government the more freedom will be ensured.

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Columbus, GA

#120 Jan 23, 2013
Columbus Native wrote:
Now that the election is over republicans are surging their guts out!
Funny... Mitt Romney has chosen the path of other great Republicans as Spiro Agnew, sheltered away into obscurity, "snapping at bubbles in the bathtub", as the national Lampoon once put it.

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Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#121 Jan 24, 2013
Will Dockery wrote:
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Funny... Mitt Romney has chosen the path of other great Republicans as Spiro Agnew, sheltered away into obscurity, "snapping at bubbles in the bathtub", as the national Lampoon once put it.
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Did you ever understand the Five Point Plan? Maybe Jim Pickens can help out?

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Columbus, GA

#122 Jan 25, 2013
Blade wrote:
LBJ said it back in the '60s when pushing through his "War on Poverty" legislation : "If this passes, we'll have the Ni- g ers for 50 years"
He would be proud of what President Barack Obama has been able to accomplish and build on his original idea, but now it's for everyone.
What you describe here actually describes the reason why the Republicans created the Southern Strategy back in 1968 with Nixon:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strateg...

"In American politics, the Southern strategy refers to the Republican Party strategy of gaining political support or winning elections in the Southern section of the country by appealing to racism against African Americans.[1][2][3][4][5]

Though the "Solid South" had been a longtime Democratic Party stronghold due to the Democratic Party's defense of slavery prior to the American Civil War and segregation for a century thereafter, many white Southern Democrats stopped supporting the party following the civil rights plank of the Democratic campaign in 1948 (triggering the Dixiecrats), the African-American Civil Rights Movement, the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965, and desegregation.

The strategy was first adopted under future Republican President Richard Nixon and Republican Senator Barry Goldwater[6] in the late 1960s.[7] The strategy was successful in many regards. It contributed to the electoral realignment of Southern states to the Republican Party, but at the expense of losing more than 90 percent of black voters to the Democratic Party. As the twentieth century came to a close, the Republican Party began trying to appeal again to black voters, though with little success..."

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Columbus, GA

#123 Jan 25, 2013
Columbus Native wrote:
<quoted text>Did you ever understand the Five Point Plan? Maybe Jim Pickens can help out?
Jim's been mighty quiet since Novemner.

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#124 Jan 25, 2013
Typo: November
existential crisis

Sidney, OH

#125 Jan 29, 2013
The large crowd in Cincinnati was months in the making. They canvassed hard to get the crowds they got, especially that last one.

The republicans picked deeply red areas in Ohio to have rally's and staged them in small venues, making the crowds appear larger. With conservative local media reporting what they wanted to see, they created an echo chamber and everyone started believing their own BS.

That being said, I highly doubt they learned anything from the experience.
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Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#128 Jan 29, 2013
mitt also took off his long black dracula robe and filed his 2 long scarpened front top teeth. What disturboing to me is that about 47% of the people you run into everyday actually voted for this evil doer.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#129 Jan 29, 2013
Mr Big Bad John Roberts wrote:
<quoted text>Your post is the answer to why an extremely wealthy man like Romney is running for an office that pays him pocket change. He did it to put laws and policies in place that will make the rich richer for years to come. I find it funny that some of the ones that voted for him are the ones working the paycheck to paycheck.
He and a few defence companies were all ready to rip us off with his 2 trillion dollar navy building project.

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