Our man, Rich Davis, was at the Romney rally in Pennsylvania. This speaks to an organic groundswell that may lift all freedom-loving boats. Don't vote for "revenge," as Obama urges; vote for "love of country," as Romney counsels.
Enormous rally for Romney last night in Pennsylvania. At least 30,000. I've been to many sports events, I'm a good estimator of crowd size, and this was at least 30,000, and that didn't include all the people that arrived, got to the security checkpoint and after waiting an hour (or more) to get in, turned and walked back to their cars because the security checkpoints were just so huge and so slow....
Romney's bus was late, it arrived at 7PM - me and my friend left Ardmore at 4:40PM and we got to the Stony Hill Farm at 6:00pm. We parked 1/2 mile from the farm (cars were parked single-file on both sides of the road at least a mile from the farm) and started walking.
The crowd waiting to get past the security entrance was a huge throng of people, I was joking, "I bet some liberal union company is doing the pat-downs because this is very slow" and sure enough, it was it was the TSA.... and believe me, they were unbelievably slow, and they didn't look happy.... I think 90% of those TSA people are for Obama..
Anyway, once we got "inside" at 6:45pm, it was like a giant ampitheater and the place was wall-to-wall people... we were way outside "the area" where Romney would speak, but the people, oh my gosh, the people - - - I've been in the Spectrum when it was sold out, that held 17,077 and this crowd, packed like sardines looked twice as large as that.
When Romney's bus arrived just before 7PM, the crowd got electric. His bus pulled right up to the podium and out he walked to enormous applause and cheers, it was like a rock-star, they were playing the Rocky theme. Gov Corbett came up to the podium and said, "Lets give a warm Pennsylvania welcome to the next President of the United States, Mitt Romney" and the crowd went wild! Mitt and Ann waved and smiled. Romney was truly impressed and touched by the size of the crowd. I took a photo with my 10x zoom lens and attached it.
Brietbart.com is reporting 30,000+ and the Inquirer said "tens of thousands" but the Inquirer also mentioned that "Secret Service estimated it at 25,000+" and the organizers said that over 30,000 had registered for tickets (and they did collect the tickets, so they can count them and get a good idea) plus, I would bet that 5000 - 10,000 people turned away and left.
When I got there, I thought it was over because so many people were walking away to their cars, I asked them, "Is it over?" and they said, "No, the security checkpoint is so crowded and slow, we've waited over an hour, we're leaving"..
I'm trying to give you a sense of what it was like. As we were waiting to get through the checkpoint, the people started spontaneously singing "God Bless America" and "The Star Spangled Banner" and chanting "USA USA USA" - it helped pass the time. After we got through the TSA gestapo, we found a spot and it was great. They had a large screen and the sound system was good so we saw Mitt real well on the screen (he was a little speck when I could get a peek of him on the podium). They crowd had a lot of kids, lots of dads had their kids on their shoulders.
All in all, I'm very glad I was there. I just heard a guy on the radio say, "there were a lot of independents and democrats there" and I don't know how he could say that, because it sure seemed like all republicans to me, but I could be wrong, but everyone was very enthusiastic about Romney, cheering, beaming, smiling, excited, happy....
The Philadelphia Inquirer's report made me smile for two reasons:
1) although they had no photos showing the massive crowd, they said, "tens of thousands showed up" - and they did quote the Secret Service estimate of 25,000+
2) but the funny thing in the Phila Inquirer article was "Democrats, seeking to draw some attention of their own Sunday in Bucks County, held a counter-rally not far away earlier in the day. It featured Planned Parenthood leader Cecile Richards, Sandra Fluke, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz. Besides the speakers, only about a dozen people attended the event.." Ha ha ha - the democrats had a dozen people....
Bottom line - Pennsylvania is definitely Romney country - HE CAN WIN Pennsylvania (if, and this is a BIG IF, if we can cut down on the cheating in Philadelphia - without Republican poll-watchers, the democrats will cheat and "stuff the ballot" inserting voting ballots for people that don't come to vote - thats how they get 105% turnout at the 1,650 polling places inside the city of Philadelphia). Anyway, if the cheating is down, we have a real chance of winning Pennsylvania.
Everyone there last night is voting for Romney (okay, maybe 10 of them aren't)..
Here's the link to the Breitbart story and the Inquirer story. Have a great Monday - things look good.
Thanks to all those who are making calls and knocking on doors today and tomorrow. Its not too late - PUT YOUR ROMNEY SIGN in your yard (or your Tom Smith sign).
Meanwhile, the left fascists are trying to win the only way they know how, cheating and voter fraud. Will the DOJ launch an investigation into this voter suppression? This is the same city where the Black Panther party was threatening voters with billy clubs at polling places on Election day 2008:
"Philly Activist Group Shreds GOP Voter Registrations" Breitbart
A citizen-journalist came across a large bag of trash outside the CVP office in Philadelphia. Glancing at it, the citizen saw what looked like shredded registration forms. The pictures in this post are from CVP's trash. The photo above clearly shows that the voter who submitted the shredded registration form was registering as a Republican.
You're right if you think this sounds a lot like ACORN and its litany of problems with voter fraud. CVP used to work along side ACORN, and several of its employees have worked for both organizations. CVP has also had significant problems with fraud. Several of its employees were indicted in 2008 for voter registration fraud. (See here, here and here, for example.)
Groups like CVP applaud themselves for ensuring that any eligible citizen is able to register and vote. If their efforts, because of where they focus their attention, result in registering more voters who are likely to vote Democrat, there's nothing wrong with that. If a person is eligible, they should register and be encouraged to vote. But, if they come across someone who wants to register as a Republican, can they not shred the registration form? See, with groups like CVP, it isn't really about extending the voting franchise. Its about electing Democrats.
The picture below will give you a sense of the scale of CVP's fraud. Now that Pennsylvania has come into its own as a Battleground state, more attention needs to be paid to CVP and its efforts in Philadelphia. And it looks like CVP will come out of another election facing indictments and possible criminal proceedings.