Mitt Romney is in Colorado today and I am taking my family to see the man we hope will be elected President on Tuesday.
I’ll be taking photos and sharing observations all afternoon and evening.
Met Joyce who came from California to see this event.
Gary Johnson voters are well represented here.
Lines are getting long. 18,000 or so are expected.
Future conservative voters.
Sally is from WI. She thinks voters behind the Cheddar Curtain go red on Election Day.
The stage is set.
Sherry and Yvonne are two of the nice Romney volunteers we met.
I caught a tshirt and promptly turned it over to the Mrs.
The crowd is swelling. You can feel the energy rising.
Z enjoying the music.
Lead singer of Alabama Randy Owen warmed up the crowd.
Pictures turned out a little blurry after it got dark. That guy has great hair, though.
Two great quotes:
- “This is the day we change our clocks. Tuesday we change our President.” Former Senator Bob Beauprez
- “This is more than our moment. This is America’s moment.” Mitt Romney
The speech Romney gave was very similar to the one he gave yesterday in Wisconsin. Lots of applause lines and plenty of things to boo at as he recited Obama’s record. But it was overall the positive message that he has plenty of experience taking bad situations and turning them around.
One particularly touching moment came when Romney described a Boy Scout troop he helped. The troop had a flag flown over the Capitol in Washington D.C. and decided they wanted the flag to go into space. They managed to get NASA to agree to send it up in a Space Shuttle. Turns out the flag was on Challenger’s ill-fated final flight. Eventually the flag was among the debris hardly touched. Romney described the electricity he felt when he first held that flag again, swelling with pride and admiration for America. The Scout leader who Romney worked with happened to live in Monument, CO so Romney called him out to show off the very flag that had survived Challenger’s last moments.
As Romney speaks one gets a sense of his love for America and true desire to return to a governmental philosophy where the power flows from the people to the government instead of the reverse. I for one am hoping and praying he is successful.