Thousands rally for Romney and Ryan in North Canton

Published: 10/27/12 @ 12:09

Thousands rally for Romney and Ryan in North Canton

McCLatchy Newspapers

NORTH CANTON, Ohio Appealing to the same voters through different strategies, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney forwarded their arguments across the key swing states Friday as they kept an eye on an approaching storm that threatened their campaign travel.

Romney hit Iowa and Ohio, criticizing new economic reports as evidence of a need for change in the White House and painting a troubling picture of a second Obama term.

“You see, if he’s re-elected you’re going to have the status quo. You’re going to have more of the same for four years,” Romney told thousands gathered at a bitterly cold rally at Hoover High School in North Canton. “He calls it forward, I call it forewarned. You’ve seen what the last four years have brought.”

He singled out college students, who supported Obama in record numbers four years ago.

“I don’t understand how a college kid could vote for Barack Obama, not because he’s a bad guy, but just because he doesn’t understand that as he spends this money and says how much he’s helping you, he’s in fact spending your money and you’re going to have to pay it back with interest,” Romney said.

The rally — 12,000 tickets were given out, although there was no official crowd estimate — was billed as Friday Night Lights, a nod the Northeastern Ohio Friday night football tradition.


Posted by pwhite1027 (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 12:26 a.m.

Mitt Romney is so right. I hope college kids will understand that he is for making sure you don't have anymore more debt than you have now.

Hussam Obama promises you everything. But he doesn't tell you how much you, as the young people, will have to pay for his spending of YOUR money.

Mitt will make you rich!!

Posted by californiasurfer60 (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 12:44 a.m.

I am a republican and I voted for President Obama in the last election. i voted across party lines not because I supported his policies but I thought it was the right thing to do for our country at the time.
This election we need Ohio Democrats to vote across party lines because we need a pro-business president. Business needs a shot in the arm to get healthy and start creating jobs for the poor and middle class. Its up to the Ohio Democrats to vote for Romney/Ryan and make the USA strong again.
Please let the Pro- business team run the country for the next four years, and maybe in 2016 I will vote for your candidate Hillary.

Posted by fourstar10 (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 12:57 a.m.

Oh come on!!


Posted by AnotherAverageCitizen (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 1:30 a.m.

Let's see. Romney has made millions by closing down American businesses and sending jobs overseas.

He was elected once in Mass. for Gov then they did not want him back.

Now his own state of Mass. will not even vote Romney for Pres.

What does that tell you about the man?

He enacted romneycare and now criticizes Obama for doing the same.

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Posted by silverbearheart (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 3:19 a.m.

Romney is breathing easy; the American public’s attention has turned from his refusal to release his income tax returns. For the most part the American public is unaware in the scant few tax returns Romney released it showed Mitt transferred into Ann’s name an offshore LLC just before the took office as governor of Mass. Mitt and Ann are the Bonnie and Clyde of America.
Huffington Post came out a few weeks ago with Bain Capitals links to questionable deals in Russia, Veterans Today came out yesterday with an article which further explained the ‘deals’ and the deep tentacles into corruption* little knowing they lead right into Michigan.

Found here on this article:

The Real Mitt Romney the Weather-Vane Candidate

Posted by newsmaker1 (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 5:24 a.m.

Romney is far the better man, he has great business experience, he will grow this great country.

Right now, the United States of America is Leaderless, Obama and State Dept has just sacrificed the lives of Four Americans in Libya. Two Navy Seals died, waiting 7 hours for help, None came, Obama went campaigning

Posted by joat (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 7:15 a.m.

I can't for the life of me figure out what middle class Valley dwellers have in common with a guy worth $250mm and whose companies have outsources thousands of jobs to Asia. Just can't figure out how that resonates with someone living paycheck to paycheck! This is the guy that's going to fix everything for you?
Despite the facts that he has flipped on nearly every major stance such as abortion, medical reform ('Obamacare' was crafted after his solution while governor of Mass) and the auto-industry bailout.

Posted by UticaShale (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 8 a.m.

The Valley has always been made up of conservative democrats. They know and have seen what the liberal democrats have done to the country when given the chance to lead.
The election will be a landslide for the businessman, the conservative democrats and silent majority will stop the receipient class cold in their track to lead the greatest nation on earth down the road to entitlements and ultimately anarchy.

Posted by tiredofpoliticalads (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 8:49 a.m.

As someone who works at GM, I am tired of Obama saying that Romney wanted GM to fail. Romney pushed for a managed Bankruptcy instead of a bailout which would have still saved GM and Chrysler without the government ownership we see today. The president has been called out on this lie several times and I cannot believe he is still spewing the same message.

Posted by Max (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 8:50 a.m.

joat -- And what in the world does Barack Obama have in common with the middle class? ZERO. He made $11 million dollars last year. He's never held at actual job. He grew up in Hawaii being mentored by communists. He went to Harvard. Do you relate to that? Does that sound like "average Joe?" Didn't think so.

And as for "flip-flopping", Obama was against gay marriage before he was for it. He was against abortion before he was for it. And seriously, those are the LEAST important issues we are faced with.

So let's review, Obama promised to cut the debt and deficit. It's increased by 50%. He promised he'd have unemployment down to around 5%; it's gone up to 8%. Welfare recipients have sky-rocketed. Family income has plunged. Gas & food prices are through the roof. The middle east is in turmoil while he makes the celebrity rounds. And all this while he was facing re-election. Imagine how bad it's going to be this time when he doesn't have to worry about answering to the voters in 4 years.

Wake up, people.

Posted by Knightcap (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 9:09 a.m.

Recently Ross Perot endorsed Mit Romney. Perot said Obama squandered his four years in office. Perot had a pulse on how to turn around the economy and backing Romney should speak well to all the independent voters. Obama has the country heading toward 20 trillion in debt. But who cares, live for today, let your kids worry about.

Posted by Max (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 9:11 a.m.

So Colin Powell is the only "respected stateman" who's endorsement matters? Wow. That's impressive.

Oh I see, we just pick and choose which "endorsements" we respect. Only Glenn Beck and Colin Powell count.

And THAT'S your argument for re-electing Obama. I gave statistics about the state of the country after his first term (and there are many more), and you offer up an endorsement.

Hmmm. OK then...

Posted by Max (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 9:18 a.m.

Here are a few more reasons to vote Obama out:

50% of college graduates can't get jobs or are underemployed.

The debt continues to rise rapidly, putting our children's futures in jeopardy.

He has destroyed our relationship with Israel, our strongest ally in the mid-east, while the region is turning more and more against us.

He has abandoned the Delphi retirees.

He ignores laws (even his own) to suit his own purposes. He sent a letter to Lockheed Martin telling them to ignore a law HE HIMSELF enacted requiring defense companies to give 90 days notice of major lay-offs, in order to not hurt his re-election chances. AND he promised them that if they are hit with any fines, taxpayer money would reimburse their litigation costs! How are you not outraged by that???

I could go on and on, but you get the picture. Or do you?

Posted by Max (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 9:32 a.m.

ROMNEY doesn't tell the truth??!! And OBAMA does??!! And who told you that Romney doesn't tell the truth? Obama? And he should be believed why?

Anyone who believe anything that comes from Obama isn't even worth an argument.

Enough said.

Posted by nodice (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 9:40 a.m.

Max, these are mindless coolaid drinkers....they are brainwashed to support anyone with a "D" on the ticket.

Even if Chysler were to add 1000 many billions did we spend for that??? What is the starting wage???

Obama has shown zero leadership. He's obviously telling lies about Libya and directly caused the death of two former Navy Seals and our Ambassador.

Obama's congress still does not have a budget...FOUR YEARS into his Presidency. Only continuing resolutions.

He's hiding the true costs of his failure in not disclosing the real price of Obamacare. We are already at 16 Trillion dollars of debt, 6 trillion added by him.

The defense cuts he has disclosed are staggering. We will be weaker and our veterans will be jobless. Sounds like a great jobs plan.....

Time for CHANGE.

Posted by Sanjay1976 (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 9:58 a.m.

America is a awesome country!

Four years ago you elected a young black man to be the president in a country dominated by old white men.

This year you are about to elect a ultra rich non-christian to be the president in a country dominated by middle class christians.

America's tolerance is awesome. It gives me hope that my Hindi children may seek high political office.

Thank you America!

Posted by nascar74 (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 10:07 a.m.

The Democrats should be renamed F.R.E.E. Which when broken down stands for FREELY RELAX - EXPECT EVERYTHING. Obama is giving away the farm, however we are paying for it. Yes, us the taxpayers. Obama has been on the campaign trail his whole presidency. Now he is coming to the Valley with Slick Willie. Obama should have just brought Hugh Hefner with him.

Posted by JoeFromHubbard (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 2:55 p.m.

> > Obama should have just brought Hugh Hefner with him < <

Right you are, nascar, if Hef brought few of his girl friends, at least we'd have something nice to see while the politicians try to screw us.

Posted by theotherside (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 6:57 p.m.

Here. Watch this.

Posted by pwhite1027 (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 9:41 p.m.

Monday's Democrat rally in y-town should be a classic. The two featured speakers are an impeached president who had sex with interns in the Oval Office and a lying current president who's mentor is a pastor who preaches "god-damned America." oh, and his wife is not proud to be an American. Stay tuned, this should be AWESOME news!!

Posted by theotherside (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 10:52 p.m.

Yeah, the impeached President who left Baby Bush a surplus he quickly squandered on 1% tax cuts driving the budget into deficits and leaving the mess we are in for Obama to clean up. All while dealing with the tea party of no republican "defeat Obama at all costs even if it hurts the country" extremists. And now Robme, er Romnesia wants to take us all right back there again for a Bush do over. Bush III. No thanks.

Posted by oldskool (anonymous) on October 27, 2012 at 11:50 p.m.

We are still waiting for OBLABA to START cleaning up the mess.
False promise is all this guy has no plan, no HOPE. Boot him out now

Posted by buckeye123 (anonymous) on October 28, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.

A man who ignores the cries of his team in Libya, lets them be slaughtered, and fires a general for refusing to "stand down" is not going to get my Ohioan vote for President.