A remarkable story from a longtime D.C. political operative of just how personally moved Mitt Romney was following a campaign stop in Red Rocks Colorado where over 10,000 enthusiastic supporters greeted the man they hope will be the next President of the United States. Got this feedback earlier today and thought you’d like to hear it. You know, I’ve gone from just trying to defeat Obama to really trying to help Governor Romney be this country’s next president. I’m really starting to believe there might be something very special about this man.
I felt that same feeling just looking at the crowd!! This is the difference this time. We aren't looking for a messiah, celebrity or cult of personality. We just want a good leader that is worthy of being the president of the free world. I don't put my hope in Mitt Romney. That hope stays with God and it sounds more and more like Romney feels the same. Awesome!
FTA: As the governor was en route to the amphitheatre they were told the crowd was showing “strong numbers”. What greeted him was a lot more than just “strong numbers” though. It was a massive wave of thousands and thousands of supporters.
Rush had a caller today who talked about this same campaign rally. She and her husband were there and she spoke of the enthusiastic mass of people.
He will need the Lord's help if he wins. This country is a mess. It is full of people who would happily trade freedom for free stuff. They do not understand the constitutional structures that have preserved freedom and made prosperity possible. It is full of people who do not understand that if they want self-government, they actually have to govern themselves. They have to live by standards that will make them self-sufficient, and respect the rights of others.
Great article!! Thanks for posting, OP. Cannot wait for Nov. 6! BTW, Mitt Romney is NOT President George W. Bush. He WILL stand up for OUR standards, and not allow the "media" to give a pass to demonrats while demonizing Conservatives.
Romney was never my dream date but the more I see the more I like. Could it be that Republican primary voters accidentally got it exactly right this time?
I know this may sound like hyperbole but Romney puts me in mind of the first GW. He has George Washington's humble and sincere nature and I know this goes against all modern societal trends but I think being humble is the number one prerequisite of a truly great leader.
Red Rocks is a phenomenal venue. The acoustics are other-worldly. A person can stand on stage and talk with a normal voice and be heard up in the last tier. It was originally thought to be a meeting place for the Ute tribe. The three huge boulders that wrap the amphitheater are called Creation Rock, Ship Rock, and Stage Rock. The formation was once known as The Garden of Angels. No wonder Gov. Romney was moved to prayer. To quote Jeff Foxworthy...''Here's yer sign.'' Now go out and kick that skinny little Kenyan's behind, you've got a lot of work to do!
There was a very enthusiastic caller, a woman, to Rush Limbaugh's show today, also recounting this event and the moment Romney appeared to be so visibly moved. She said they were told that there had never been such a large crowd in this amphitheatre. I hope someone might post the transcript of that call here (I no longer have a membership, so I can't do it).
FTA: "And the governor, he lowers his head and his eyes shut tight and you could see him take a slow deep breath and then he lets it out and says quietly, but just loud enough for some to hear, “Lord, if this is your will, please help to make me worthy. Please give me the strength Lord.”
I'm sorry, this just doesn't ring true. My impression of Romney is that he's a private man. He may have prayed silently, but I really have a hard time believing he prayed out loud, or that he prayed loud enough for anyone to hear him. I just don't believe it.
This really touched me. I sent it to everyone. I agree with you #12, he was not my first choice, but I've come to really believe in him. We need him now. I'm really working the rosary beads. I did the same for W and know that it will work now.
Mitt was my candidate in 2008, and of course throughout this primary season. And what drew me to him was not his experience in business,his turnaround of the Winter Olympics or his service as Governor of Massachusetts, however impressive those credentials are. What drew me to him was his strong values, his endearing devotion of his wife and his boys,his kindness and generosity to friends and strangers alike, and his commitment to his faith. He is grounded in authentic principles, and it comes through. Wish we could have been there at Red Rocks to celebrate with all those who recognize the true goodness of this man. Let us all keep him in our prayers, through November 6 and beyond as he steps up to lead our nation out of the darkness of the past four years.
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R. Edgar, 10/26/2012 10:36:35 AM (No. 8963784)
He was not my first choice, but my sentiments toward (next) President Romney have "evolved" in a big way now that I know more about him (his religion was never a big deal for me-just some political differences).
IF he loses, perhaps he was too good for an America in which this kind of almost Roman-like (the Republic) virtue is no longer valued by enough of us.
There is something very special about Mitt Romney: he is clean cut, honest, decent,hard working, a solid family man and he is a good looking man with a beautiful wife and a lovely family....all very frightening and off putting features for the lefties! Worse, he is intelligent and knows his stuff. If in need of guidance he looks to the right sources, not lefty fanatics. I do hope God is on our side and he will be the next president!
I don't want to dampen people's enthusiasm, or burst their bubble, but don't make the same mistake so many 0bama supporters did. Don't automatically assume that Romney shares every value you that have, or that he will follow the same conservative agenda that you think he should. He is a good and decent man and is moderately conservative, but, like George W. Bush he is also an accomplished businessman, which means that he will set priorities which are not necessarily yours. He will make deals to accomplish those higher priorities, possibly sacrificing things you consider important. I'm just saying, don't have unrealistic expectations, because we are electing a President, not a king, even though that seems to be way 0bama sees the job.
#12 So right a comment that it touches on how we have gone wrong as a country. Flash and soundbites and trash talk and foul mouth have been winning the day. Obama's energy and followers so obviously epitomize what they follow that i need say no more. And thanks for posting this, it helps people understand why LDS people sometimes go quiet and step away.
Please excuse me for quoting my childhood but i think it was Brigham Young that said something about the days would come that the totally honest man would starve.
Romney may not be perfect but as long as he knows Who to ask for Help and Guidance, that is the best that has ever been available on this earth. And please Lord, that government by, for and of the People not vanish from the earth.
And we will have to do our part. Eternal (in the original sense of the word) vigilance is the price of Liberty.
I pray that the Lord God Almighty continues to walk beside Mitt Romney and his family, that He continues to give strength and health to the lovely Ann who our next President needs at his side, their sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, friends, and those of us at Lucianne and around the country who stand with him. May we all stand strong and tall beside him without flinching, get the vote out and send a mandate that we don't what what is passiing for the government currently entrenched..
Evidence that the "time" article from years ago was wrong, GOD is not dead!!! I firmly believe he istired of Soboma and Demorahh transforming the U S and is raising his servants again to lead us out of the wilderness.
For those of us who have prayed fervently and fasted for this election, this is a sign that God has heard our prayers. Personally I have felt the presence of God when many have been praying for me so I know Romney is feeling the presence of God from our prayers. This should humble any person. God hates pride but loves humility.
Premonition time: All week, I've taken several moments for a Bible concordance search on the word Thunder. I hope this will be the turning point we need for this election. Thank you Ulsterman and WHI for your faithfulness to America's freedom.
#9 He has had the Lord's help all along this time. I was not in any way shape or form a Romney supporter during the Republican fights. That said, I, as believe a lot of us have, had an opportunity to get to know him better.
I believe, and have said so on these boards, that sometimes our Lord knows better than we what is best for us. I also believe that this is God's wakeup call for this nation. We have come so periously close to losing it all. Should we win, we have a LOT of work to do. It should start in two places - in Washington and in our schools. We MUST NO LONGER tolerate the brainwashing of our children! We MUST NO LONGER tolerate politicians who lie to get elected and turns their backs on us once in DC!
Our children should once again be taught TRUE history. They must not be shielded from the pictures and films of the attrocities perpetrated on innocent people - they see worse from Hollywierd and video games! They must be taught what their citizenship in this country means and the sacrifices others have made to build, maintain and to mcome here. WE ARE NOT a bad country!
Should we lose, well, if you haven't been on your knees by now, you'd better damn well hittem and pray hard. Very, very hard.
I, also, am weeping with deep love for our American conservative and moral mores which have become crushed by leftists since the sixties. And out Constitution which has been attacked. But now morality and truth can gradually make their way back to our people, our children, as this good, strong man will not be intimidated by leftist goons and will uphold what is right as well as actively begin defeating the sheer hell that has been visited upon our Nation for decades. Justice Roberts understood and told us that it was up to us to elect good leaders and stop trying to get the Supreme Court rectify our mistakes. Gov. Romney understands, his strong and lovely wife understands, Ryan and his wife understand. Good will win now. We will be saved. Thank you Gov. Romney. And thank You, God.
This is such a stirring story and gives me such a peaceful feeling. I was one of the ABR people and I'm sorry I was. Our nation is in a deep ditch and Governor Romney seems like he is the perfect choice to be in charge of our recovery. Is there really hope that we can be energy independent and prosperous again? Is there even hope that the MSM's stranglehold on the media can be broken? We live in perilous and exciting times.
The sound of thunder is America saying "no more." But somehow Mitt Romney has also risen above that - he isn't just the opponent of Obama anymore. And I too have gone from voting ABO to voting for Mitt Romney - I never didn't like him - but I definitely started out this election season with ABO as my goal. I think there are millions of Americans just like me - Mitt Romney has won us over with his genuineness and his intelligence and his class. Wish I had a thunder stick but my vote will do. =)
#34...yes it is for real. Big Alert today with three big stories, one from the White House Insider, one from Wall Street Insider, and a story about panic at the WH as they are calling everyone in. Something is about to explode.
"What is the difference between a Romney Supporter and an Obama Supporter? A Romney supporter signs the front of the check.
My prayers for Governor Mitt Romney have been relentless. I pray for the Holy Spirit to be infused in him and to guide him along these last days of the campaign towards manifesting victory on November 6th to become the next president of this great nation.
What a great night that was at Reds Rocks park in Morrison, Colorado. I live three miles from the Red Rocks amphitheatre and could not believe the mass of humanity that was trekking over there in hopes they could get in. I made it to Romney's first rally at D'Evelyn High School (another turn-away crowd event)a few weeks ago. Certainly, Romney has now come to realize he is about to become the most powerful person on the planet. Now that's "the sound of Thunder".
" i too heard that woman caller on Rush. Her energy, her hope, her enthusiasm was uncapped…She touched my heart in her description…Rush was moved too..and he thanked her for her up lifting call…. and said he'd like to give her a gift , iPhone, IPad or laptop…And you know what she said ..”Thanks Rush, that’s so nice…but I really don’t need anything”…and after a couple minutes she came back to his generous offer and said…”Rush, I would like it, if you gave that nice gift to the next caller who is Military”….
That’s the America, the American, I know and love.
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