Saturday, October 13, 2012
AS ELECTION DAY NEARS, ROMNEY CROWDS ARE SURGING
◼ The crowds tell the story. As Election Day nears, Mitt Romney is drawing large and excited throngs. - Steve Peoples/AP
Romney seems to be feeding off the energy pumping through his now-sprawling crowds, even as aides downplay the newfound momentum among the GOP base.
"I'm overwhelmed by the number of people here," he exulted while scanning the sea of supporters packed beyond the fairgrounds fences here. "There are even people out there - that's another county over there."
Romney's growing crowds come as new polls suggest he has erased Obama's advantage in voter support nationally. Races have tightened in a handful of battleground states, too.
◼ Explaining Romney's Surge - Hugh Hewitt/Townhall
There are many reason behind the rise of Mitt Romney to the top of the polls, and for his continuing momentum. Chief among them is the country's desperate hunger for competence and for integrity, for candor as to the problems and transparency in the explanation of the choices ahead.
A turnaround is possible and we are lucky to have a turnaround specialist at hand.
Whatever the next two debates bring us, whatever Rove has cooked up, the essential dynamic of Election 2012 was, is and will remain the need to make a U-Turn.
We went down a wrong road in 2008, for a lot of very good and understandable reasons. But it was a huge mistake, a mistake we can begin to correct in four weeks.