Just About TWELVE THOUSAND People to See Mitt in Pensacola

The lines were long, long, long in the cold, breezy morning. This is a shot looking out from the base of the Civic center toward the parking lot. The line actually snakes through the car rows IN the lot several times before exiting out the far end of the shot, onto a sidewalk, traveling down the street, around the corner and headed toward the I-110 offramp. Yeah. A LOT of folks.

They got to hike up these ramps once they broke free of the parking lot.

YEAH. A LOT of folks. They had a band playing for an hour or so. The our mayor started the official morning off, with some local legislators thereafter.

Our DYNAMITE Congressman Jeff Miller, who started with a barn burner about, “Well, here we are again, clinging to our guns and religion.”* Downhill for Obama from there. I missed the majority of it, wrangling reporters outside, but major dad said he was as terrific as ever.

There was a bit of a lag, as they made sure to get every last soul inside before the main speakers came on (Unlike Sarah Palin’s visit, with poor folks left forlornly in the rain…my EBOLA!), and then Connie Mack and my Marco came out to a THUNDEROUS reception…

…with Marco (after a helluva campaign speech!!!)…

…introducing THE MAN himself. Oh, BOY. Romney was ready. Hit every point, every note beautifully.

And Pensacola was loving every single minute of him. Presdential. It was a monumental NOISE from the PEOPLE. (Click this pic for bigger)

When folks filed out, they lined up at the bicycle fencing to wave and hoot to Mitt’s motorcade as it left. He got a whale of a send-off and WE left with such a warm, incredible feeling for this guy. The horde of people taking over six lanes of traffic meandering back to their cars, chewing over the morning with the folks walking next to them, all had the same faces on, all saying the same exact thing:

That was PERFECT.

And that’s when you KNOW you can do it. And we can.

(*Jeff Miller quote corrected to reflect exact wording once available.)

11 Responses to “Just About TWELVE THOUSAND People to See Mitt in Pensacola”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    fanFREAKINtastic pics Sis; did you take them?

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Actually, I’m referring specifically to the Mitt-under-the-flag one.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    Yes. ‘Twas moi. ALL moi. (Lucky day.)

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Wow. That’s a wallpaper/desktop quality shot!

  5. currently says:

    Great pics and recap THS.

    I was there too. Me thinks I was one of those that caused the lag because by the time I got in Jeff Miller, etal, had already spoken and the Romney video was playing.

    That’s fine. I got to see and hear Marco Rubio, Connie Mack and of course, Mitt.

    It was fantastic.

    Then I went and cast my early votes.

    10 days!

  6. JeffS says:

    Wonderful! The Mitt-mentum is genuine!

  7. Michael Lonie says:

    I read at The Corner that Rubio’s daughter was in a car crash. Do you have any word on her condition?

    I sent in my ballot today (all voting is by mail here in the People’s Republic of Oregon; I suppose that makes it easier for the Dems to commit voting fraud). I voted straight Pack ticket. In a ‘nonpartisan” judge race I didn’t like either candidate, so I wrote in Roy Bean. The mayoral contest for my city had only one candidate, the incumbent. I don’t like single candidate races, so I wrote in Sarah Palin.

  8. tree hugging sister says:

    Man, currently, I WISH I’d known you were coming! I was standing right out front checking in press until right before Marco and Connie took the stage. We coulda finally met up! So ya feel a little better about the Mittster now?

    Oh, my Lord, Michael, BWAHAhahahaha!!!!

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    Michael, my understanding she was riding in a golf cart that had some type of an accident. Last I saw she was listed in fair condition.

    Hopefully she’ll get much better quickly.

  10. Michael Lonie says:

    Thanks Mr. B.

    THS, I rergret that we are not living under a Palin Administration. I think she’d do much, much better than the IWON.

  11. Michael Lonie says:

    A post at The Corner quoted Sen. Rubio’s Facebook page:

    Amanda Rubio is home this morning after being released from Miami Children’s Hospital Sunday evening. She is recuperating from a concussion. Her condition has stabilized and should improve in the coming days. Her prognosis is good and she is expected to make a full recovery. Senator and Mrs. Rubio are grateful for the many messages of support and prayers for their daughter. And they are grateful to the Miami-Dade Fire Department and the staff at the Pediatric Trauma Center at Miami Children’s Hospital for their excellent care.

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