Written by: Eternal Dreaded Viper on June 17, 2012 @ 7:14 pm
(Repeats story filed on Sunday, no changes in set point)
* Larger crowds that come in reliably Republican areas
* Wealthy candidate is still struggling to connect
* More anti-Obama as pro-Romney
by Ros Krasny
Newark, Ohio, June 18 (Reuters) -? Enthusiastic crowds waving American flags and holding signs of war are greeting Paw Romney on a five-day bus tour just the Republican campaign’s first major action since the original season will end in contact with the voters, who are already in his file.
Romney’s “Every city is one” trip through battleground states is unlikely to decide on many of the independents, the November vote against President Barack Obama will win. Instead, Romney addressing loyalists, mostly in long check-in lines waiting to hear him and, before Sunday, braved a thunderstorm to hear their candidate.
The participants were almost exclusively white, workers and their families or retirees.
Romney’s six-state tour is as much about rallying Republican voters after a long and bitter struggle, as it completed primarily about winning new supporters is.
The bus was in Republican-friendly empire as Ohio Newark, a city of about 47,000, who knows pct 94 and the seat of Licking County, Republican Senator John McCain by 16 points won in his presidential candidacy in 2008 is stopped, as Obama won the state.
rural Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, home to Cornwall, where Romney a fiery furnace, gave McCain a 19-point mark, even though Obama won the state by ten points visited four years ago.
As in most U.S. presidential race in November will be the key to who will win independent voters in swing states in particular.
There is some evidence that Romney is hitting the economic arguments house next to independents.
A majority of independents in a Reuters / Ipsos sample Finishing weeks said that Obama’s policies have a harder time to win the American occupation, a TIFF is central to Romney campaign.
But the former governor of Massachusetts, you have to go deeper, to want to protect the swing-state votes it. In Ohio, for example, is the real battle with Obama for independent voters in the suburbs of Cincinnati and Columbus metro area, not in the rural districts.
The smallest range in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Ohio, the first three states to Romney through battleground states, the crowds seemed as anti-Obama as pro-Romney, suggesting that the candidate has to fight more work to to define themselves.
“I’m 80 percent Obama, 20 percent of all for Romney,” said Kris Gunvalsen, 57, a truck operator from Seville, Ohio, who saw Romney speak on a rainy pancake breakfast in Brunswick. “The guy we basically they have not.”
A life-sized amount of about 3,000 of the company attended the event in Brunswick terrible weather.
“To the people in the rain to hear stuffed in trash bags, Mitt Romney is very moving,” senior adviser Stuart Stevens said Romney. “There are a lot of sense.”
Romney has changed his campaign bus’ negligee since the Republican primaries, more of a general election issue. Absent is the slogan of “conservatives. Businessman. Leader” in favor of the generic “Believe in America” and a mural of patriotic symbols, from a Midwestern barn on the Golden Gate Bridge.
The rhetoric has not completely changed, though, with Romney’s attacks in addition to health care reform, budget deficits and intrusive government is very suited to his Republican base.
“President Obama during the campaign,” hope and change. “Now, he hopes, will we change the subject,” Romney repeatedly over the same weekend in his stump speeches.
A year after his second White House campaign, and with hundreds of speeches under his belt Romney has his written material under control and rarely strays from his job message .Connected the small-town tour anecdotes element has rolled over several struggling Americans, many of whom are small businessmen or entrepreneurs skillfully defies the odds.
Only the former venture capitalist, whose net price is estimated at nearly $ 250 million will still connect itself to the common man.
Romney mentioned above used on Saturday in Cornwall, where he marveled element of touch screen technology to charge a meatball sandwich-member is a small shop, had echoes of former President George HW Bush Learning by scanners at supermarket checkouts – . One slip of his 1992 campaign
“?You press a little touch-tone keypad, touch, touch it, touch it, go pay at the cash register, and it’s your sandwich, “Romney said.” It’s amazing! “
Some Romney surrogates , the campaign for not doing more than the promise to be blamed “anti-Obama” candidate. reverse Obama’s policies is often the candidate main talking point.
“By the By and large, we only look astatine the things that the President has done and will do things differently, “Romney mentioned in an address from the bus via the image to a conservative convention meeting in Washington, referring to U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Scott Walker, the Republican governor, who survived only a bruise recall election in Wisconsin, and others have said that Romney wants to win a bold message in November.
Stevens suggested that the campaign Romney was ready to move in bold. “Big changes are in bold and large forces and moments of great aerobics,” he said, naming scheme Obama’s “stay the course” letter insufficient
Stevens said Romney is not to avoid speaking in several contested areas -. Although the Republicans delivered a speech on Sunday remains shorter than small pack of protesters staged a noisy protest.
(For full coverage of the U.S. presidential election campaign, please click on) (section Alistair Bell and Vicki Allen)
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