10,000 Attend Romney Rally in Fisherville, Virginia

UPDATE: Crowd is at capacity in the venue at 5700.  Many more in overflow area to be estimated later.  Looks like they’re gonna need a bigger boat!


The Obama campaign drew over 10,000 today at his Denver rally.  The nature of his personality and his incumbent status will likely mean his crowds will almost certainly exceed Romney’s.  The key won’t be to beat Obama’s crowd sizes, but to “mind the gap” and show your troops have near equal enthusiasm. The problem for Obama is his core supporters are rabid in their loyalty, but he lacks that softer layer of support that would put him comfortably over 50%.  This is why he can draw such amazing crowds but can’t translate that in the polls.  Tonight’s rally will be a good test to see how well Romney is closing that gap. For what it’s worth Joe Biden drew 300 in Iowa today…:

Crowd shot compliments of CharlesD harapak, Joy Lin and Kevin Madden:

Setting things up with the Ryan press bus just arriving…. 2nd photo you see car headlights still streaming in at 7pm (compliments of Kasie Hunt)….3rd Photo from Jan Crawford (CBS) “Yes that is Trace Adkins at this Romney rally. And you know Im as close as I can get. And yes I have on my cowboy boots”


  1. WillBest
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Did Obama draw 10,000? because the press reported 18k for a 5k venue once already. I wouldn’t trust a liberal source for crowd estimators to tell me what day of the week it was let alone the size of an actual crowd

    • Posted October 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

      We’re well aware of that over here. It was one of our commenters that scooped the entire media on that story. It was my blog post Breitbart picked up which then went viral.

  2. Posted October 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

    i took doubt 10,000…he may draw 5,000 but not 10

  3. Kevin
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    There’s a good chance drew 10,000 to his Denver rally earlier today. The dirty little secret of how he did it, is something his campaign, and the Alinsky Media doesn’t want you to know about.

    The Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, performed for the crowd. I’m sure many of the college students came out to see him. That helped raise the crowd total, and it help present the false image of 10,000 to see Obama, when in reality, many people were there to see the performer.


    The Obama campaign did that throughout the 2008 campaign. It was either Springsteen, or John Bon Jovi would do a free 30 to 45 minute show in the big cities. The Obama campaign would hire an up and coming pop band, and have them perform a free 30 minute show at the college campuses Obama would visit.

    It’s almost like the unemployment numbers. This administration does some tampering to put fourth false numbers to fall in their favor.

    They’re very good at manipulation.

  4. Kevin
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m referring to Obama in my above post.

  5. Chris
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Let’s not forget that Obama’s rally was less than 7 miles from the center of downtown Denver, a city of over 600,000 people in a metro area with over 2.5 million people. Romney’s rally was in Fishersville, Virginia, a town of about 5,000 people in a state with no single city over 500,000 people. The nearest metro area to Fishersville that is at least the size of Denver is Washington, DC, which is 150 miles away. So I’m not sure the difference between Obama’s 10,000+ and Romney’s 5,700+ is entirely due to Obama’s personality and incumbent status.

  6. Posted October 4, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I can’t find any photos to support 10k, the one I’ve linked below is the best I’ve found and it’s one from the gallery included from Kevin above too. Looks more like 3k, I read one story that said it was cold and drizzly and until I see a pic of 10k I won’t believe it, doubt it was bigger than 5k which is good for us considering Will-I-Am was there.


  7. Posted October 4, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    They are claimiing Obama drew 30k at UW Madison, impressive photo of crowd. Madison is extremely liberal, interesting choice of places to go. http://host.madison.com/gallery/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/photos-obama-rally-in-madison/collection_6331ee84-0e42-11e2-b8eb-0019bb2963f4.html#12

  8. Kevin
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 12:17 am | Permalink | Reply

    Obama drawing 30,000 in Madison is par for the course. Madison is the Berkley of the Midwest. Obama drawing 30,000 in Madison would be like Romney drawing 30,000 in Boise.

  9. Larry
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 7:24 am | Permalink | Reply

    Obama drew 30,000 in Madison WI, but you are missing the point. Though the size of the crowd is important, what is more important is the demographic of the crowd. Romney/Ryan crowds are 99% white, with about 60% of them male. Obama’s crowds are of mixed nationality and leaning slightly more female. Obama appeals to more people.

    • Posted October 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Romney’s biggest opportunity is not in minorities, It’s in independent white voters and soft white democrat voters, whites are weighted much heavier. Do the math. Obama needs 2008 turnouts in minorities to just have a chance because he’s lost white voters this time around.

  10. Anthony
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 9:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    I was at the Fishersville rally. I would say at least 10K. They had to stop cars from coming in because they wouldn’t have got there in time.

  11. Posted October 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I live in Va Beach which is the most populated city in Virginia with about 450K people and the region of Hampton Roads having 1.7 million. Obama couldn’t even get 7K at his latest rally here and that was with them busing in union people from out of town. It was the first time I had ever seen Teamsters in Va Beach!!

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