Thousands Brave Lines, Cold to Cheer Romney

With the election less than 48 hours away, Romney’s visit to Shady Brook Farm is one indication the campaign believes Pennsylvania is in play.

Thousands of supporters braved long lines and cold temperatures to attend Mitt Romney’s rally at Shady Brook Farm Sunday night. 

With the election less than 48 hours away, Romney’s stop in Bucks County is one indication the campaign feels the Keystone State, with its 20 electoral votes, is in play.

An estimated 25,000 people showed up to support the former Massachusetts governor, who told an enthusiastic crowd, “we’re taking back the White House because we’re going to win Pennsylvania.”

The large crowd began forming hours before Romney arrived. Lines to get through security stretched from the farm to the Newtown Bypass for several hours leading up to the event. 

Supporters, some holding signs and flags, bundled up to endure temperatures in the low 40s and a chilling wind. The rally began at 5 p.m. with words from Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick and Tom Smith, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

The Marshall Tucker Band then took the stage, playing three songs. The band finished up the performance with their classic rock hit “Can’t You See,” substituting lyrics to reference President Obama.

Sen. Pat Toomey then took the stage, telling supporters “we’re freezin’ for a reason. We’re here to welcome the next president of the United States.”

Gov. Tom Corbett introduced Romney, who came straight from a rally in Cleveland, Ohio. Corbett garnered loud cheers when he told the crowd, "Pennsylvania is in play.”

Shortly after, Romney’s bus rolled up to a roaring crowd. “You’re here because you care about America,” he said. Romney said his record of achievement puts him in the position to be a successful leader for the country.

“Talk is cheap. Change can’t be measured in speeches, it’s measured in achievements,” the candidate said.

Romney criticized Obama for squeezing the middle class, saying his policies have hurt the economy.

“The president thinks more government is the answer. No, Mr. President, more jobs is the answer,” Romney said.

Romney said his plan for America includes taking advantage of domestic energy resources, including the approval of the controversial Keystone Pipeline, tackling “out of control” spending and supporting small businesses.

Romney said he’s confident Pennsylvania will go red this election. “These last few months of this campaign have gathered the strength of a movement,” he said.

The candidate spoke for about 25 minutes. The rally concluded around 7:15 p.m. Romney was scheduled to head to Virginia for a final rally of the day in Newport News.

Obama, meanwhile, visited Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire and Colorado Sunday in his final push before Election Day.

A Republican hasn't won Pennsylvania in the presidential election since George H.W. Bush's 1988 victory. The Real Clear Politics polling average as of Sunday night has Obama with a four-point edge over Romney.

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Kathleen Reidy November 05, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Obama phones, free gas, mortgages? Can't wait for Mitt to take office.
Ed Roper November 05, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Yeaaaaa. So explain to me again how a muslim can go to a Christian church for 20 years? You do realize they are separate religions, right? Actually, I give you too much credit. You probably don't, you're just that stupid.
Wolfhounds77 November 05, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Sounds just like the Kids in Doylestown on a Friday night.Who do you think is buying the drugs. It sure is not just the people you described. Take a look around you. There is a drug Epidemic in this country in the cities, and more particular in the suburbs. And if you think that there is no one in the suburbs that is receiving hand outs that you just spoke of. Then you are out of touch with reality. And with that being said. What do you think Senate and Congress do all day? Someone has to have BIG money to get the drug here. To much corruption in the world today. And it is much easier to blame the inner cities.
B. Strong November 05, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Wear your RED tomorow when you vote for Romney! We gotta get Obama OUT!
slyfox November 05, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Hi - what does what you wear have any bearing on for whom you vote? Peace..
Nora November 05, 2012 at 06:10 PM
as someone who is "only" 1/4 black but has been considered just plain black by every white american ive ever met, and i bet if i knocked on your door kathleen your first impression of me wouldnt be welcome my white sister...your comments are so ridiculous i cant help but laugh in your face, what a hypoctrite. I really hope you didnt go to college...if you did you need to demand a refund.
Abraham November 05, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Jack, all one needs to do is look at the "studies" CMPA undertakes to figure out which side of the aisle they are coming from: Study: Media Framed Benghazi In Obama’s Terms November 2, 2012 Study: TV Comics Hit Mitt Most October 31, 2012 (Let's face it, entertainers are liberals and Mitt is the easier target. Barack never strapped the family dog on the roof....) Study: Obama Won Interruption Debate October 19, 2012 Study: PolitiFact Rates GOP As Biggest Liar September 21, 2012
Kara Seymour November 05, 2012 at 06:13 PM
I deleted a comment from "Gramma24" due to a despicable racial slur
Loretta Wilkinson November 05, 2012 at 06:24 PM
By his own admission, Romney doesn't have the best interests of the middle class at heart.
Jack Minster November 05, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Then you've been unconscious for three debates a dozens of stump speeches, Loretta, but you may want to splash some cold water on your face and check out mittromney.com Oh, and who is the middle class again? Anyone employed, as far as I know.
Andrew Wilt November 05, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Jean Hoffman - Do you honestly believe that the 1% don't control the country already? Are you serious?
Buster Hymen November 05, 2012 at 07:01 PM
@Earnest....isn't it time for you to go get another donut?
OMG November 05, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Yeah Carmen issues with idiots like you who want to support depression and a effed up economy voting for the liar. If Romney wins all of you supporters say farewell to your loved ones overseas because they are going right back to war, say bye to income taxes and so many other things you can't even imagine. You supporter's are so stupid you don't even care about what his plans are because he never explains what taxes or anything else but always want answers. Obam has explained all of his plans, showed his taxes-all, so tell me what does Mitt have to hide? Aren't you worried? Oh, he just sounds good and he is soooo believable with that stupid smirk. The smirk means he's full of it.
slyfox November 05, 2012 at 07:20 PM
How long does it take for you to change your username again? And again? Class.
Buster Hymen November 05, 2012 at 07:22 PM
not long, slyfox. How long does it take for you to tell yourself your cats are just as good as a man?
Mallory Vough November 05, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Let's please stay away from personal attacks and stay on topic.
Ken November 05, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I voted for Obama in 2008, but I simply cannot vote for him now. He has not done what he said he would. The whole Libya debacle is on him, the Fast & Furious mess is on him, the erroding of our civil rights has accerlerated under him and he is continuing the mess in Afghanistan. Dr. Jill Stein has my vote. Vote for your future - vote Green!
Gerry Couch November 05, 2012 at 09:37 PM
It is impressive that Democrats want to attack, attack, attack, rather than say anything good Obama has accomplished in last 4 years, Oh yea I forgot he hasn't accomplished much to talk positively about. Talk about ripping the country apart, You did not hear Romney say anything personal about Obama, he didn't even mention how he sat on his hands while Americans were killed in Benghazi, (which we will hear about a lot after the election). We have never had a more Partisan President! TIME FOR A CHANGE! Great group of people out there last night i am proud to be associated with them.
Colter95 November 05, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Please, Doreen... Your commentary only makes you appear ignorant... If Romney was only about himself, he would have stayed at Bain Capital, where it's estimated he would now be worth well over 1 billion... He's not worth anywhere near that now, albeit still rich... As are the Obama's, Clinton's, Kerry's, etc... Yet none of you hypocrites say anything about the wealth of those in the DNC... As for the "real deal" it's certainly not Obama: http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-outsourcer-overreach/ http://obamalies.net/list-of-obamas-failures http://www.policymic.com/articles/14285/obama-lies-obama-auto-bailout-did-not-rescue-detroit http://www.gazette.com/opinion/romney-146793-obama-benghazi.html Romney/Ryan 2012
Dot November 05, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Exactly, Ronnie. What an event! Colder than all get out, but everyone enjoyed it! I saw so many young families. They get it! They need to safeguard their children & their children's children. There were a number of African-Americans and Jewish folks also. The message has gotten through. Pray hard tonight!
Colter95 November 05, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Please don't let Obama sweep Benghazi under the rug... Lets not forget those four who were left to be slaughtered in Benghazi... Do not reward Obama for this epic failure… http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/01/benghazi-obamas-core-deceit/ http://www.gazette.com/opinion/romney-146793-obama-benghazi.html http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/benghazigate-obamas-many-lies-about-libya/ http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50657 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/25/CBS-Busts-Obama--and-Itself-Hidden-60-Minutes-Clip-Proves-White-House-Lied-About-Benghazi Romney/Ryan 2012
Cherie Baird November 05, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Shady Brook not on the menu anymore
Kathleen Reidy November 05, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Yes, I went to college and it was the first place I learned that over 600,000 Irish men, women and children were sold into slavery in the USA and West Indies. They were cheaper, easier to get and treated far worse than the black slave. I also learned that Irish women were forced to mate with black slaves in order to produce a lighter house slave. The Irish were thought of as apes and discriminated against for over a hundred years. So you may have some Irish blood in you. I think his mother would have wanted him to embrace his white and Irish heritage. In Ireland he said he was going to restore the apostrophe back in Obama.
Carl W November 06, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Try this, for a good example: http://action.99uniting.org/findpolls/
Carl W November 06, 2012 at 12:04 AM
You mean they announced they're dropping out? WOW ! I'd be entusiased, too!!!
kristen famous November 06, 2012 at 12:04 AM
I am with you Doreen. If Mitt pulls this out it will be only due to voter suppression efforts in Ohio, Florida etc. 8 hours standing in line to vote because the GOP Governors know if everyone is able to cast there vote Romney is Toast. The most fraudulent tactic ever in an election. Also, I have seen a mention about give Mitt 4 Years.. So we let GW destroy the susytem for 8 years with the same policies Romney is pushing. Hmmm.. Americans are really stupid to think he is going to be anything other than a Puppett for Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Hannity, The Koch Brothers, Karl Rove etc. .. Lets Go Obama Supporters it's time to dig Mitt's Grave!
Carl W November 06, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Once they were gathered, shoulda' been locked up !!!
kristen famous November 06, 2012 at 12:06 AM
It really amazes me that everytime someone mentions the rally in Yardley another 5,000 attendees are added.. Nothing but BS Just like the Non truth Telling, Ass Kissing, to anyone who will give him money jerk off. entire campaign.
Glad when this election is over November 06, 2012 at 12:55 AM
I am really curious why everyone refers to Obama as a black president, isn't he half white? Not that it matters to me at all. I don't care what color anyone is, but how can you claim to be such a respecter of woman when you don't even respect your own mother enough to embrace the contribution she made toward your creation???
Mary November 06, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Telling people to shut up, cursing and name calling doesn't make me want to change my decision. We each have a right to our own opinion and a duty to vote for who we feel will be best for the whole country. We really are in this together. I pray that who ever wins this election today will lead us in the right direction. I have no intentions of having a fight with someone in a comment section on the net.


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