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“Freezin’ for a Reason” in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

That’s how Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey summed up the feelings of the tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians, Jerseyites, et al, who stood tonight for hours in dropping temperatures, waiting to hear the optimism and inspiration of Ann and Mitt Romney. My husband and I arrived at Shady Brook Farm, a place where our kids have often gone for 4th of July festivities and Halloween hayrides, around 3:30 pm, and joined the crowds pouring off shuttle buses from offsite parking lots, slogging throug…

  1. Leigh

    Lovely write-up.  You might just be where it happens…

  2. La Dernière Lettre

    I watched it in on C-SPAN.  I also loved the story he told about the Boy Scouts’ flag that survived the Challenger explosion.

  3. Nanda Panjandrum

    <thumbs up>

  4. das_motorhead

    “There is not a drop of hesitation in the man.” This is what I hope people recognize when they vote tomorrow; I hope we haven’t been so stunted by four years of “let me be clear” that we miss true competence and confidence.

    Thanks for the great writeup.

  5. Arizona Conservative

    You really brought me right there. Thanks.

  6. Sister

    Thanks for posting!

  7. katievs

    I thought he was superb.  He struck just the right note.  Just the right balance of moral seriousness and optimism, of deep concern and strong confidence, of toughness and graciousness.

    Paul Ryan was right.  This is a man and a moment being made for each other.  

  8. Keith Preston

    You can’t create the kind of enthusiasm by artificial means that Romney has generated over the home stretch.  Chick-Fil-A day was a preview of what is coming tomorrow night.  Pollster models often miss that (and I’m sure they will tell us why in the weeks to come)

    It is totally lacking on the other side.  “Vote for revenge” was on the lips of half the people I talked to at church yesterday (people on both sides of the election) Tomorrow night may be a shocker…and the images of the east coast devastated by Sandy are NOT helping the party of “big government.”

  9. ThePullmanns

    We simply haven’t had time to attend any rallies, so thank you for describing it so well.

    –Joy

  10. Johnny Dubya

    Thank you so much for the report.  I had tickets for me, my wife, and our two children.  We were ready to stop by on our way back to NJ from Chadds Ford, PA where my ailing father now lives, but we ultimately decided to spend more time by Dad’s bedside and forgo the rally.

  11. Arahant

    Thank you for taking me to the Romney Rally, and I didn’t even have to be in a crowd.

  12. Richard Fulmer
    Pencilvania

     To be honest, there was also some grousing – over the state of the economy, what neighborhoods were still without power from Hurricane Sandy and, worst of all, the Eagles. 

    Getting Romney into the White House (and Obama out) will do a lot for the economy.  Hopefully the power will be back long before the inauguration.   Don’t know what to say about the Eagles.  Great post, thanks!

  13. Richard Fulmer
    Kevin Walker: Thank you so much for the report.  I had tickets for me, my wife, and our two children.  We were ready to stop by on our way back to NJ from Chadds Ford, PA where my ailing father now lives, but we ultimately decided to spend more time by Dad’s bedside and forgo the rally.

    The best to you and your father.

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