Red Rocks


  1. housebroken dad
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:03 am | Permalink | Reply

    Absolutely. Love. This.

  2. Ken
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow. Run this one everywhere!

  3. Bob San Diego
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:13 am | Permalink | Reply

    I have to say, two months ago a description i would never attach to Mitt Romney was “rock star.”

    • CP
      Posted November 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Me either, Bob. But I think a large swath of America is tired of the hip and superficial. Mitt Romney comes across as a profoundly decent, caring, hard-working man. His personality is also much more engaging than the media–which has tried to paint him as a stiff–has ever given him credit for. In fact, I think Romney’s very reticence or shyness or occasional “squareness” or whatever you want to call it is endearing to people who are tired of a world of cool. Obama has been cool for four years and that’s gotten us nowhere. Romney is a very refreshing contrast.

  4. Flowersfriend
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    Did anyone else cry? Yeah me neither, *sniff*

    • Utah Libertarian
      Posted November 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Not at all. Not me. Nope. *koff*

  5. Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    Kid Rock, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan – American Badasses!!!! 🙂

  6. Bart
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:24 am | Permalink | Reply


  7. Ken
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    Who here can make this go viral? Today, as the top line polls skew a wall to wall Obama lead in Ohio and elsewhere — and Barone, Gallup, etc. point to a coming Romney wave — I battle the urge to try to do something to wake people up. Crazy stupid ideas like making two large signs and taking them down to where partisan sign holders are standing by the early voting office here, and being so offensive as to get on the news. I tried to think of a sure fire idea. I came up with this one: One sign simply says U.S. AMBASSADOR RAPED AND KILLED and the other sign says OBAMA LIED AND WENT TO VEGAS. Because when I found out that the terrorists did to our ambassador what they did to Khadafi and raped him with a knife, I wanted to scream! Unbelievable that the news does not cover this. I’m so outraged I feel like making those offensive signs and walking up and down the street and getting into provocations with Democrats and causing a ruckus somewhere and getting thrown in jail. I am so weirded out over this election!!!!!! I have to get down off the ledge. I don’t think I’ll make those signs, but somebody with some balls should and get on the news and force this issue to the surface. OK, rant is now over. Peace out homies.

  8. Calvin
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:48 am | Permalink | Reply

    This is so awesome. I could watch this over and over again!

  9. David Weed
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    Mitt’s hardly a rock star. Red Rocks IS an amazing venue, though. I’ve seen 20+ shows there over the years. And I’ve got to say that that was a nice rally for Governor Romney. This was also a nice campaign spot. Well edited. Beautiful visuals. Keep in mind that this was ultimately a well-planned political rally of 9000 people. Yes, I understand more wanted to attend. It’s also impressive that people enthusiastically traveled for this event; Red Rocks is a decent jaunt from Denver (and Colorado Springs, where I reside). Any capacity show at Red Rocks means a fair amount of travel time coming and going.

    It’s a lot like yesterdays Ohio rally for Romney/Ryan. Another impressive event, to be sure. It’s kind of the Mega-festival of the Romney campaign. Sure, you reach 30,000+ people, and that’s a LOT of people. But you’re throwing nearly EVERY GOP star on the stage to achieve those numbers, and to bolster enthusiasm. George W. Bush held a similar event in 2004, attracting 50,000 people. Does that mean anything? Probably not.

    It’s a calculation that the Romney campaign seems to put a lot of faith in. The visuals. The enormity of these well-scripted events. It’s meant to project momentum. I get that. These are good events, with excellent planning. I suspect both campaigns will have some astounding events in these last few days.

    I know that much of the purpose of this site is to discredit much of the polling, but you guys can’t be elated at the “trend” of the last few weeks of polling. Despite a really nice campaign event outside of Denver for Mitt, with some very professional editing, most of the country seems to agree that “Mittmentum” is long gone.

    • Bob San Diego
      Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:58 am | Permalink | Reply

      “most of the country seems to agree that “Mittmentum” is long gone”

      Only if you believe “most of the country” are those that think the Dems are going to have 5% more turnout than the reps this year.

    • Freddie
      Posted November 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

      LOL! David your last name is very appropriate. Staged events? It was a rally and a lot of people showed up. Staged events is when Obama needs Springsteen to pull 2,000 union workers getting bused in. Polls? Well I can tell you that Obama will lose Florida. It will not even be close. Obama is also toast in NC and probably Virginia. Tell me again how Obama wins?

      30,000 + people at a “staged” event in Ohio last night and Obama pulled about 2,500? Oh – I get it. Ohioians must not like Springsteen.

      Romney is talking about Obama leaving 4 Americans to die in Libya. Shame the media has covered up Obama’s “Arab Spring” which was Obama and Hillry/Huma putting the Muslim Brotherhood/Al Qeada in control of Egypt, Libya and they are trying to take Syria but the Syrians know their enemy.

    • vendoc
      Posted November 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

      And obamamentum was gone 4 years ago!!!

    • David
      Posted November 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

      When Bush 43 drew in 50,000+ in 2004 at Red Rocks, he did that on a weekday morning. Afterwards, all the Dems in the Denver Metro area were upset with John Elway being there, and saying they were going to turn it their season tickets for the Broncos. Of course, none of them did.

    • Shane kovac
      Posted November 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Maybe it is staged but at least they can get 30000 on a cold night. Obama couldn’t bus, train, drive, push, pull or walk in enough people to the venue for his convention speech on a warm summer night.

      08 last weekend stop in Cleveland 80000 people, this year 4000. EV and absentee voting for Dems is down nearly unanimously across the US. The talk is depressed dem voters and fired up republicans so which candidate would benefit more now from some massive crowds logic would say Obama’s crew would be working to pack the houses to fire up their base

    • Chris
      Posted November 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Pooh-poohing these crowds is just petty and silly. Of course these events are well-scripted, and visuals are important…that’s true of the Obama campaign as well. But you can’t fake enthusiasm like this. People would not wait in line for hours, in the cold, to hear someone they didn’t much care for, or if they weren’t interested in change. Large crowds don’t guarantee a victory on election day, but they do indicate a high level of support.

      And let me add, too, that I think people are responding to the the positive vision Romney is laying out. Should Obama win, it’ll be on the strength of an angry, petty, intensely negative campaign solely intended to tear others down and further divide the country. He wants people to vote because it’s the best revenge…four years after hope and change took off, it’s sad to see what he’s been reduced to. Don’t think people haven’t noticed.

    • Ron
      Posted November 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

      If Obama could, he would. On the same day Romney drew a crowd of 30,000, Obama drew a crowd of 2800. Clinton’s crowds are also small. Both are indoors most of the time–in high schools and on college campuses. Obama couldn’t fill that Charlotte arena, remember. Lots of free tickets, few takers. His whole campaign has been a Potemkin village ploy made up of phony polls and media spin to give the illusion of massive appeal. In fact even Dems are bored with Obama whereas Republicans are fired-up–as they were in 2010.

  10. Calvin
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink | Reply

    One thing that really makes me happy, no matter what happens on Tuesday, is that a lot of people are getting to see what a very good, and even great, man Mitt Romney is. I hope America is smart/lucky/blessed enough to elect this man President. It would be a massive missed opportunity to choose the current guy in charge with this utter lack of any good accomplishments (he’s accomplished some things – all bad) over the most qualified guy to run for President in who knows how long. I’m also glad a lot more people are aware of the type of person Mitt really is, in addition to his great leadership, business, and academic achievements.

  11. Matt
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Red Rocks always reminds me of this:

  12. Posted November 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Obama had 2800 at an event in Ohio. McCain drew MORE in 2008 in the same venue. President Lame Duck = FAIL

  13. mchlgregg
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Reblogged this on Michael Gregg.

  14. Jeni
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Just got to this…amazing! Thanks so much for posting it. I know I’ll be re-visiting it over the next couple of days!

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