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This is what 2012 looks like — lines around the block at Romney-Ryan rally in High Point, NC (Update – Overflow crowds in Mooresville)

This is what 2012 looks like — lines around the block at Romney-Ryan rally in High Point, NC (Update – Overflow crowds in Mooresville)

Let this be a lesson for The Eeyores Among Us

From reader Tim who is at the Romney-Ryan appearance in High Point, North Carolina:

Going into the doors. Holy moly I can’t believe the people.

One picture is the front of the line, one picture kinda the back, EXCEPT my camera can’t capture two and a half blocks of people.

Many are actually women (the shock).

Tim just emailed again:

I have never been to a rally, but the picture in my head did not include a line to get off the exit, a half mile walk to the line and then a multiple block line. Consider me heartened.

Update — Overflow crowds in Mooresville, as reported by reader Hope:

My 18 year old daughter and I attempted to go to the Romney/Ryan rally this morning in Mooresville , NC. This is a video [image below] of the crowd outside around 9 a.m. The crowd behind me was as big. We did not get in as the crowd was too large. The fire marshal turned the crowds away. This was as close as we got.

We saw about 12 protestors in 3 separate groups of 4 each. They were not convincing anyone that “Offshore Mitt” posed any threat to the country.

As one man said to me…we are the people that work for a living and the people that are protesting are the people that vote for a living. Be encouraged. There are many, many good people with us.

I have always enjoyed your blog.

(added) Hope sends along another photo, taken by her daughter, giving another perspective on the crowd:

Update No. 2 – Huge Romney-Ryan rally in Waukesha, WI (photos)


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No riots????

No whining, crying or screeching??????

Thank gawd for order and civility. None of that to be found at the democrat events. Only lies, innuendo and did I mention lies?

Yes, America will have a choice in November and I expect that anyone who has a couple of functioning neurons to rub together will vote for eviction.

Bring it on!!!

I’d stand in line to see and listen to Rep. Paul Ryan too.

You know what is really amazing?

Support for Ryan’s budget proposals is actually strong among seniors.

It is almost like people used to learn simple math in school.

    Rosalie in reply to Ragspierre. | August 12, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Seniors are a lot smarter than Democrats give them credit for. Many of them are more worried about their children and grandchildren’s future than themselves.

    Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | August 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Yep. I’m one. I long ago determined that one legacy I could leave my kids and grandchildren is to do all I could to fix the mess created by nearly a hundred years of flirting with Collectivism.

    For me, the day will not come when I take any benefit under the Medic-whatevers or Social Insecurity.

    GrumpyOne in reply to Ragspierre. | August 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Heh… That’s ’cause most seniors like me have done some addition and subtraction in the past. It’s the politicians that bring in division and multiplication, (creative I might add), into the equation hence voodoo economics results.

    And nobody is better at creative financing than the democrats.

    But watch ’em shrill out at any suggestion that “their” numbers don’t quite add up.

    Evict the Chicago mob in November!

yellow rose of texas | August 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Loving the “holy-moly” description! Wishing I could be there. A beautiful day in America. Hope is being restored for so many of us.

Consider me heartened..also Tim.

quiksilverz24 | August 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I’m sure all the women are only showing up to protest their most important government secured right as women, that being abortion. /sarc off.

SoCA Conservative Mom | August 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Obama, meet sleeping giant.

The campaign also looks like this here in NC. News is posting this shot of the two little rascals

You certainly won’t see these lines on ABCBSNBCNN etc. Andrea Mitchell is dumbfounded. Candy Crowley just popped another doughnut. Thank God for the internet!

Combined with the long lines at the national Chick-Fil-A, maybe, just maybe, we’ll get our country back this Nov.

The top picture:

North Carolina … red and white zig-zag striped dress … hey, it’s Henry Hawkins there, too!

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Who says that money is not speech?

People are voting with their dollars!

    LukeHandCool in reply to Ragspierre. | August 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Yep. I’ll donate a little every two weeks with every paycheck and get as close to the max as I can by election day.

    This part is really interesting. They should really play up Ryan’s youth to help increase their take of the youth vote and/or depress Obama’s share of it:

    “The campaign saw an interesting phenomenon after the Ryan announcement. Over 30% of the visits came from mobile devices, something the source tells me the campaign has never seen before in this cycle. It shows that the selection of Ryan may have some significant upside among younger voters who may relate more to Ryan than to Obama, Joe Biden, and the administration that has cratered job prospects for this demographic over the last three years.”

      “It shows that the selection of Ryan may have some significant upside among younger voters who may relate more to Ryan than to Obama, Joe Biden, and the administration that has cratered job prospects for this demographic over the last three years”

      That may be true …. or its also the older hip crowd that still loves gadgets!!! 🙂

    barbara in reply to Ragspierre. | August 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    And $100 of it was mine, Rags. I’ve donated to politicians before, but it was a weird feeling sending that much of my money to a politician at one time.

    Wish I could have sent more. But there’ll be more paydays between now and November….

Excellent news.

Yesterday evening, Mark Levin gave a radio interview. The headline over at Right Scoop reads:

Mark Levin says Paul Ryan was a great VP pick by Romney

Late last night Governor Sarah Palin, posted a note to her FB wall, leading off with:

Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.

The post is a devastating critique of the Obama administration’s time in office to date. It is worth taking the time read.

She ends her post writing:

Candidate Obama promised us a “fundamentally transformed” America, and that is the only promise he’s delivered on. We can see now what his idea of “hope” is. Now we want change. He has failed to lead, so We the People must lead. And our leadership starts at the ballot box on November 6th.

Please continue to focus on the presidential race and on helping Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, but it’s also imperative that we get involved in the nation’s important House and Senate races. These candidates need our help to ensure that our next president has a responsible and ethical Congress that actually gets things done for America. Now on to November!

We all know the power that Sarah Palin has when she speaks.

I am not saying that her words have caused people to come out en masse for the Romney/Ryan ticket, but to the naysayers the message is clear. Heed her words, set aside one’s quarrels with Mitt Romney, take ownership of this election and let’s go out and defeat Obama and the Democrats in the fall.

It looks a lot like that photo of Obama’s campaign staff in the Chicago headquarters…maybe a little older.

Excellent news! Now can we talk about the economy and jobs? The current administration and their media lapdogs are most hateful and mean-spirited group in American history. November 6 can’t come soon enough!

TheLastBrainLeft | August 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Ugh. The second one showing the dude in the scooter is every European stereotypical view of Americans. Please edit it out or ditch the entire photo.

    Ragspierre in reply to TheLastBrainLeft. | August 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I guess disabled vets are kind of a rare…and unwelcome…sight in Europe.

    1 – We’re adults. We do not care what the cool kids pose as thought.

    2 – They’re hard to make out, but the stickers on the back of his chair suggest possible veteran. Or maybe he’s just a guy with a busted ankle. Or degenerative arthritis in his hip or spine from a construction accident. Who knows? Not I. Not you.

    Last Brain — hey dude, don’t live up to your name 😉 As I see Ragspierre responded, it appears from the stickers on the back of the seat that the guy is likely a wounded vet (US flag and Wounded Warrier decal).

    We don’t sideline our disabled as much of Europe seems to.

    Get your unregistered, and/or unmotivated friends out there to vote Romney-Ryan and also fiscally responsible, truly representative small government leadership at the local and state level.

    Some of us “stereotypical Americans” have to drive those scooters due to medical issues which we would rather not have.

    I’ve been fighting myself NOT to get a scooter, but I have Myasthenia Gravis – in addition to the weight gained over the years that I didn’t realize I had this disease (too tired to exercise, but didn’t know why), I have gained weight due to the steroids I have to take to slow the progression of this illness.

    I don’t need the scooter because of my weight, but because MG causes my muscles to not work. I’m only 52 years old – I’m certainly not ready to be confined to a scooter for the rest of my life, but that’s how it is sometimes.

    Nice of folks like you who call for the rest of us to be “tolerant” to show us your true colors when it comes to your own intolerance for those who don’t look like you or meet your standards of perfection….

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I am a woman and above 65. I am a big supporter. Specificity is going to be important in this election. I.e. specific plans or proposals for the future. As seniors we have known for years that social security and medicare are on unsustainable paths. Of course alot of the younger generation does not realize that the age has already been ratcheted up from the original 65 as to when full benefits can be received. We know that has to happen again, but the Dems have not been willing to be honest with the voters about any needed changes in entitlements.

Tim, where were you in 2008 after the vice presidential nominee was introduced? I remember hours in line, thousands of people, and venue changes, but I’m glad you’re here this year. Hope this positive reception of the team continues all the way through to November 6th. Don’t forget the down-ticket races.

Insufficiently Sensitive | August 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

But… but… some of the people in the lines were European-Americans. Isn’t that politically incorrect at a rally?

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No blacks? Do they have blacks in NC?
Romney has ceded 95% blacks to Obama, all Flukesque women to Obama, all who love to suck on the govt. teats to Obama, all union bosses to Obama, all gay activists to Obama, all academic and MSM reporters to Obama. How could Romney ever win without them? And those illegal, dead, and made-to-order votes. Romney has no chances at all.

    janitor in reply to elkh1. | August 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Your posting is incoherent.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to elkh1. | August 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Hilarious mockery of the Congresswoman yapping about no blacks in VA, ignoring the picture of no blacks on Obama’s election crew. Funny stuff. A pity people didn’t get it.

    celestechristi in reply to elkh1. | August 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    There are black Republicans much to the DemoKKKrat’s chagrin.

    That said, no blacks is no loss electorally. The 11% of this country that is black can’t elect anyone on their own – Obama can have them.

I’m hoping elkh1’s comment is just masterful sarcasm.

You know what else will be amazing about the long, long lines to the Romney/Ryan events this weekend?

There will be no litter. There will be no rowdiness. There will be no looting or smashed windows.

There will be no large papier-mâché puppets. There will be no nekkid breasts, no obscene references, and no caricatures of politicians with fangs, dripping blood, or weapons in hand.

There will be no union-made, professionally printed, sea of signs proclaiming the bearers to be of the 99 percent.

There will be no snarling, screaming, face-making, obscene gestures, pushing or shoving. There will be no fights. There will be no red-faced demands for ‘tolerance’.

There will be no astro-turf.

What will you find if you go? You will find the genuine article, the real Americans: civil, decent, diverse, good-humored and tolerant.

None of which you’ll see on television.

    edward1960 in reply to stevewhitemd. | August 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    agree. I was at the TEA Party rally for Scott Walker in Racine WI. IF the supports had been told they were to cut the grass after the rally, you would have seen trailers with mowers in the parking lot. Those who love this country actually care for her.

    BTW “….no nekkid breasts….” that is good thing I guess…..

There is a great untapped conservative energy waiting to be captured and channeled — like a raging river.

Newt Gingrich knewt it(oops), Donald Trump knew it, Sarah Palin knew it, etc. etc. — and Ryan knows it. I’m don’t believe Romney fully understands its power. (Ronald Reagan sure did.)

Rather, I think Romney and his advisers believes it’s merely one faction of the electorate they need to capture. On the other hand, Boehner and the GOP entrenched leadership despise it, and would rather see Obama re-elected than see conservatives win, take over the GOP and boot the RINOs from access to power and money. (Find that hard to believe, huh? Believe it.)

Perhaps Romney is smart enough to just shrug his shoulders and trust Ryan to run with the conservative ball, so to speak.

But what we have to do more anything, is to fight back against the leftist media’s libel onslaught/propaganda campaign. It’s absolutely horrifying to realize such a campaign is going on in our country, but more horrifying that the purported ‘news media’ of our country has been completely corrupted, and is 100% complicit in a Nazi/Soviet-like disinformation campaign. Still worse, they are enabling a wanna-be dictator.

The battle is on. Among the ‘targets; need to be the RINOs, who so willingly sell out our country and will so eagerly sabotage the campaign. Target one: Boehner. Find that hard to believe, too? Explain this:

Obama signs Boehner-enabled bill exempting presidential appointees from Senate confirmation

    How is the modern American media different than Pravda during the Soviet heyday? I’ll wager that after a few drinks at a bar, many Pravda reporters would have confided to you their awareness of the misery and bankruptcy of the Soviet system; they saw it around them every day. But they lived in fear, couldn’t speak out and needed the job. They were oppressed.

    But American “journalists” have no such excuses: they’re deluded elitists who live off the fat of a system and country they’ve been Progressively educated to despise and whose heroes would strip it all away to produce the same economic desolation of the Soviets. These people earn six figures, live in million-dollar Manhattan co-ops, vacation at the Hamptons and maintain the ironclad idiocy that Republicans are the “enemy of the people,” a people they don’t know or understand or want to — indeed, even hold contempt for. Most have advanced degrees at America’s “finest institutions” and haven’t even read the Consitution. They trash the First Amendment when it doesn’t suit them, oblivious of its guarantees to their own livelihoods. Their viciousness and hypocrisy have reduced their institutions to hollowed out self-parodies.

    But they still have power, and are relentless. They are the enemy.

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Legal citizens standing line to hear from their candidates. How American!

Professor Jacobson and Tim spotlighted at the Washington Examiner:

P.S. Can we get Professor J. up to 10,000 followers on Twitter before the end of August? I’ll bet if we direct message every one of our followers who aren’t yet following the Good Professor, we can.

Maybe we are the ones we’ve been waiting for?

Didn’t go to a rally in 08, but remember the same positive numbers post-Palin announcement. With a bad end result.

Has anyone been to both a McCain/Palin and a Romney/Ryan rally?

Not to be a wet blanket, huge crowds are most certainly better than the alternative. But we need to see some rallies in the same areas, in similar venues, during the same time of the campaign (Post announcement/right around convention/post dem convention) to compare to last time.

One thing is for sure, between these crowds and Cruz’s win: Rumors of the Tea Party’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

    LukeHandCool in reply to Jay Jones. | August 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Key difference being Barack Obama and electing an African-American president have lost all their novelty … and coupled with the disastrous last 3-1/2 years … a lot of the shine has worn off, too.

    And Ryan will be attacked, but there is no way they can portray him as stupid … and our side will be more prepared to stave off attempts to Palinize him in other ways (e.g. as heartless Granny killer).

    Palin and the enthusiasm kept it closer than it would have been, even if the media were somewhat successful in dampening that enthusiasm by the end of the campaign.

      Jay Jones in reply to LukeHandCool. | August 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      One can only hope.

      I wonder how much of people’s attempt to make Palin seem dumb is a result of rationalization for voting for a ticket with Biden on it. To justify putting that guy within a heartbeat of the WH, the alternative has to be worse. Thus the need to make Palin seem the fool.

      Anyways, there is no way that will happen to Ryan. They’ll have to settle on making him seem evil, racist or whatever.

      celestechristi in reply to LukeHandCool. | August 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      Yes, the shine has worn off, and the Commie Dictator is showing through.

    Estragon in reply to Jay Jones. | August 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    The “bad end result” had nothing to do with Palin or even McCain’s determination not to attack Obama’s CV. He was tied or within the MOE in most polls after the VP announcement UNTIL his disastrous decision to “suspend the campaign” to go back to the Senate and sit around waiting for a bailout bill to vote on. From then on, it was downhill all the way.

    People tend to ascribe the loss in accordance with their own agenda, but that’s the reason.

      Jay Jones in reply to Estragon. | August 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Right, but in order to compare excitement with last time up to the point where the bottom dropped out we need similar events (and in a few days, polls) to compare. That’s all I’m saying.

      I don’t think we have that just yet. Just some very pleasing anecdotes

    stevewhitemd in reply to Jay Jones. | August 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    You are not being a wet blanket, and it is a good point to consider.

    Rallies are important. They provide visual evidence that a person is not alone. One of the goals of the Obama campaign is to ‘atomize’ conservatives — by demonizing Romney, Ryan, conservatives and Republicans, to cause us to think that no one is standing with us, and so are all by ourselves. The goal of that is to lower our enthusiasm, to persuade us to stay home on election day. If they do that to enough of us, they win.

    Rallies show us that we are not alone. Enthusiastic rallies with long lines and good cheer show us that there are MANY who believe as we do.

    So rallies are good. They are, of course, but one point of several needed to win this election.

    But let Axelrod, Plouffe and Jarrett see the long, long lines of everyday Americans going to see Romney and Ryan. And let them become scared.

      Jay Jones in reply to stevewhitemd. | August 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      Right, (see Estragon’s post below)Obama’s campaign has already made the mistake of booking venues that are too large. They should be worried.

        Estragon in reply to Jay Jones. | August 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

        Too large, sure – but he’s already booking high school gyms, and can’t even fill them with free seats. A $51 per seat fundraiser in Chicago only sold half the seats today.

        Notice the huge difference between the daily tracking polls which have showed the race within a narrow margin ever since Romney clinched the nomination, and the spate of media-financed polls being released showing Obama opening a lead – but with samples that are D+9, D+11, or undisclosed, more Democratic than ANY election day in modern history.

        They are trying to keep their people somewhat enthused with those phony reports and polls, but they can’t fill a broom closet with supporters.

          Jay Jones in reply to Estragon. | August 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

          The Battleground/GW poll out today has Obama +1 with likely voters.

          If you take out the “lean R/Ds” it oversamples Dems by 7%, 4 or 5 points higher than what seems justified. (with the “leans” Dems are +4)

          Any way you cut it it’s close. Within MOE.

          Which makes that talking point that came out that Romney picked Ryan so he could blame the inevitable loss on conservatives so ludicrous.

          I would kill right now to see the both campaigns internal polls. Mostly Romney’s midwestern numbers vice tossup states with large Hispanic populations.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Jay Jones. | August 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Palin is also out there, pulling in the crowds and doing her bit to elect a Congress that is Conservative. So we have the RR teampulling in crowds for the WH, and we have Palin pulling in crowds to reshape Congress. America wins all around. When RE wins, I hope they fire everyone hired in the four years of Obama and scour the government employee records to get rid of the Communists and Islamists he put in place throughout to undermine us.

theduchessofkitty | August 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Can we caption these pictures, like those Chick-fil-A ones? Something like,




There’s gotta be more slogans…

great unknown | August 12, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Sure are a lot of transvestites coming out to support the ticket. What other explanation can there be, per Andrea Mitchell?

As far as the non-white vote? Wait until Col. West and Senator Rubio, among others get down to serious work, primarily about the economy.
[Hey, maybe even Spike Lee…]

And, Unleash Christie! I would love to see him on more talking-heads shows.

The real point is one of comparison. Look at all Obama’s campaign rallies this year: you don’t see them in the big venues like last time. They are in high school gyms because that’s all he can even come close to filling. And notice you NEVER see pictures from behind Obama – can’t show you all the empty seats.

Obama was going to have a Nuremberg-style opening rally at the Charlotte Motor Speedway the day before the Convention. That’s been cancelled because it would be impossible to hide tens of thousands of empty seats, it would have humiliated the Narcissist-in-Chief.

I was at the High Point rally and the crowd was exactly as described: huge, enthusiastic, polite and ready to elect a new President. The lines stretched forever, and many waited in the hot sun for a long time and didn’t even get in.

One poster that I saw read:

No more debt and liberal lyin’
Vote for Mitt and Paul Ryan.

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I’ve never doubted that Republicans, conservatives, and independents would not turn out in droves to ensure that Obama doesn’t “serve” (I know – he thinks he rules) beyond January 20th, 2013.

If I was a Democrat political operative, I would shitting my pants at the sight of support the Republican ticket it going to receive, at the ballot box, in fundraising, and in volunteer efforts. They are looking at their Armageddon. \

If there is any karma and justice to what they have done for the past 3-1/2 years, the Democrats should spend the next 50 years as a regional, minority party.

huskers-for-palin | August 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

It’s official on GRETAWIRE: Palin not invited to speak at the RNC convention.

… and after the rally, we’re all going to lunch at chick-fil-a.

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Henry Hawkins | August 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I have a terrible confession to make. I had a choice today – I could go with some TP friends to the Mooresville event or I could go with a buddy fishing in the Albemarle Sound.

Caught nine beautiful stripers, plus a fine mess of white perch. Out of guilt I’ll $$$ the Romney campaign tomorrow.

    LukeHandCool in reply to Henry Hawkins. | August 13, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Nine beautiful strippers?? … you’re a married man.

    You should’ve got fishing for strippers out of your system when you were still a bachelor!

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Oh my! In the 2nd picture there are 2 people in wheelchairs. One powered and one manual. Don’t those idiots know that Paul Ryan is going to push them over a cliff?

Estragon – good point on the McCain drop out. Reminds of Perot in ’92….
McCoy2k – hopefully less than regional or minority….How many Whigs ran for Pres after 1852 ?
Great to see Sarah involved again. She looks like a prophet now.
I simply love watching folks like Palin and Ryan take a harbor dredge to the assumptive sands beneath the “philosophical foundations” of progressivism.
Yes, down ticket is so vitally important for continuity.
Romney has been making great speeches and presenting sound policy proposals since the Citadel speech. Here’s hoping that R-R will continue to present the best anti-Progressive approach since RR. GBUSA

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You know what I see when there are people in wheelchairs, scooters, or walkers at these events? I see Americans for whom it’s an effort to turn out, but they do it anyway, because America is worth the effort.

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This gives me hope.

Our local NBC station last night ran a puff piece on Obama, ballyhooing a line at one of his rallies that stretched “around the block”. The funny thing was, the only attendee they interviewed said she was there “because people should see their president”. Note that she said nothing about supporting him. That same station reports today that tickets are still available for the Obama rally on Wednesday. Those are free tickets, BTW. Limit one per person, though, which means Mary can’t pick up tickets for herself and John. John’s gotta go along to get his. How many people do you suppose THAT pissed off?

Our annual summer festival was last weekend, with parade on Saturday. There were a lot of Dem “floats” and cars. (For some reason, Dems got to go to the front of the parade while Reps were relegated to the rear. You don’t suppose this has something to do with the fact that we’re pretty heavily union around here, do you?) But I noticed that the Dem signs were mostly for state and local candidates. Very little signage for Barry-O. Reps, OTOH, had a lot of Romney signs. No mention of Ryan on them, but assume that’s because they didn’t have time to print new signs.

Also noted that the Rep candidate for State Senator from our district (a commanding presence who must be 6’4″ at least) walked the entire route. This registers with Iowans.

One more observation. An internet search for the Dem candidate brings up very few direct hits (and many of them link to Obama) while the a search for the Rep candidate is a gold mine of information. Republicans are doing a terrific job of using the net this time.

R² in 2012!

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