As Election Day nears, Romney crowds are surging

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  • Ying Fah Provo, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 11:23 p.m.

    The recent upsurge in people turning out at Romney political rallies has been significantly influenced by the presence of Paul Ryan. He is the darling of the Right, a total insider and very much in the pocket of Wall Street. He says the things the Republican base likes to hear, and is able to deflect criticism by the wingnut fringe of Mitt Romney with his having been chosen as #2 on the ticket.

    Mitt Romney doesn't have the star power, as evidenced by previous public appearances. But add Paul Ryan and you have someone of Rock Star quality. The only difficulty is that Ryan has to rein in his ideas and get in-line with Romney policy. Whether it's domestic economic policy or social policy, these two need to carefully craft their message so that Ryan doesn't upstage Romney.

    As Mitt Romney moves to the political center in a weak attempt to emulate his father, Paul Ryan stands as a bulward against moderation. Social conservatives still wish that the ticket were reversed (probably wish that Romney had never beaten Santorum in the primaries), but they will live with it as long as Ryan is there.

  • Salsero Provo, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 2:00 p.m.

    ute alumni Tengoku, UT

    Rah, rah, shish, boom, bah!

    Let's have a little dialogue instead of one-liner put-downs. "Your guy is lousy!" "Your guy wears combat boots!" "Your guy is a loser!" "Your guy lies!" may work with the partisan crowd, buy people in this thread seen your comments as juvenile and silly. You need to back up your statements with evidence to support your position.

    This is the problem with the DesNews editorial staff. They let this stuff through because it supports it's position of being a Romney mouthpiece. Anything "Romney" is good as long as it continues to promote the candidate regardless of content.

    It would be nice if they would ask for a little substance. Reading pro-Romney articles for useful information on the candidate and his policies is appreciated. Reading trivial rah-rah jingoism is self-defeating.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 1:08 p.m.

    The President was able to use his community organizing techniques in 2008 as he was an almost outsider taking down Mrs. Clinton from the prospective candidates. However, he got many people to his football stadium type events for a variety of reasons of hope and change. His hope and change was to change the system to take away from the rich and give to the poor. That is what those people were hoping for. He can't blame his problems on the previous administration as he was part of Congress and he and his friends in the Democratic Party controlled both houses from 2006 to 2012 when some of these problems happened, some with the Congress making their decisions, not jus the Republican president.

    Obama is good at blaming everyone else but himself. With the Benghazi and border incidents, it is now that they just can't stop everything bad that can happen.

    The primary mission of Marine Security Guards at embassies is to provide security, particularly the protection of classified information and equipment vital to the national security of the United States at American diplomatic posts and includes a senior civilian U.S. law enforcement representative. Where were they?

  • Free Agency Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 9:24 a.m.

    That's Friday's news. Today's news (Saturday) says that a CBS/New York Times/Quinpanniac poll shows Obama still maintaining a "beyond margin of error" lead over Romney, especially in Ohio, which Romney must win to win the election.

    There's an old Jewish saying: "You can't dance at two weddings with one bottom." I think that's what's going to be Romney's undoing.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    Were the 30,000 who showed up to the Obama rally all given Obamaphones?

    That's about the only way they could get 30k to an Obama rally. This administration, along with the help of the lamestream media has been inflating the crowd numbers ever since Obamacare got passed and people could see how much their taxes would be going up.

    Crowd numbers understandably wil be huge now for Romney because we see him as the next president.

  • Paw Bronx, NY
    Oct. 13, 2012 8:01 a.m.

    The last paragraph introduced a woman named Judy, but then referred to her as Shelby, apparently picking that up from the name of the county.

    As for the crowds, it's an interesting observation, but there are many factors besides a decision to support a candidate that draw people to a rally, especially at a school, or that keep them away.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 7:40 a.m.

    you might want to read you oregon liberal papers to get comfort. your boys are going down in a screaming flame of laughter. thank goodness their four years are almost over. a pathetic legacy of lies, deceit, and cover ups. dems better figure out what they are going to do going forward.

  • KJB1 Eugene, OR
    Oct. 13, 2012 12:29 a.m.

    Come on, guys. Obama was new to a lot of people 4 years ago. Expecting him to attract 100,000 now is absurd. The fact that he's still able to outdraw Romney says volumes.

  • Salsero Provo, UT
    Oct. 13, 2012 12:29 a.m.

    Is the writer implying that more people are coming to a Romney rally than before? And since we are dealing with Small Town America, can one say that these are all Romney supporters who never expressed their support before?

    It's difficult to read a crowd. One should be skeptical about forcasting support particularly when it comes "overnight". The assumption is that if Romney doesn't do well in the next debate, from the same logic, the turnout should be less. However, the Romney campaign may inflate the figures just to lend a sense of a groundswell that may not really be occurring.

    But then again, these people coming out may be coming out to see what he will say today and hoping he won't change tomorrow.

  • KJB1 Eugene, OR
    Oct. 13, 2012 12:24 a.m.

    And President Obama spoke to 30,000 people in Wisconsin the day after his debate. I'm sure we'll be seeing the screaming headline about that here any time now...