Romney

  1. Allison Sherry reports that action-seeking political enthusiasts, conservatives from Utah in particular, are volunteering across the state of Colorado to make their voices heard in the presidential election.

    The Denver Post »

  2. pewresearch:

With the election less than two weeks away, Americans are following the presidential campaign more closely on nearly every news platform than they were earlier in the year, including print newspapers. 
The biggest gains have come on the internet-both to the websites of traditional news sources and those native to the web. 
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are growing especially rapidly as a source of political news. The number of Americans who say they regularly go to these destinations to learn about the campaign has doubled since January. Even with that jump, however, these leading social media platforms are still turned to by a relatively limited number of Americans, about 17% in all, when those who mentioned at least one of those platforms are combined. 
When asked which sources of campaign news had been “most useful,” nearly half of Americans named television in one of its various forms. Cable news was first on that list, named as the most useful source by 24%; a little more than a quarter volunteered various forms of the internet, while a third as many named local or national newspapers (8%) or radio (6%).

    pewresearch:

    With the election less than two weeks away, Americans are following the presidential campaign more closely on nearly every news platform than they were earlier in the year, including print newspapers.

    • The biggest gains have come on the internet-both to the websites of traditional news sources and those native to the web. 
    • Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are growing especially rapidly as a source of political news. The number of Americans who say they regularly go to these destinations to learn about the campaign has doubled since January. Even with that jump, however, these leading social media platforms are still turned to by a relatively limited number of Americans, about 17% in all, when those who mentioned at least one of those platforms are combined. 
    • When asked which sources of campaign news had been “most useful,” nearly half of Americans named television in one of its various forms. Cable news was first on that list, named as the most useful source by 24%; a little more than a quarter volunteered various forms of the internet, while a third as many named local or national newspapers (8%) or radio (6%).

    journalism.org »

  3. A growing Puerto Rican population means more swing voters in swing state Florida.

    What separates them from other Hispanics in Florida? Joel Achenbach explains here

    wapo.st »

  4. Kid Rock opened for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., Tuesday evening. The Republican ticket was greeted by about 10,000 supporters, and event staff said they turned thousands away after the venue reached capacity.

    Romney asserted that Barack Obama is running a failing campaign on a dwindling strategy.

    "Look at the Obama campaign, it’s reduced to talking about smaller and smaller things, they’re talking about saving characters on Sesame Street," Romney said.

    "What you’re seeing from the Obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign," he went on. "The president is out of ideas, he’s out of excuses, and in November, you’re going to make sure he’s out of office."

    One young attendee, an 18-year-old freshman at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., Morgan Reuter, said that Romney’s speech captured her previously undecided vote.

    "I decided to come because I’ve been kind of iffy and I really wanted to hear what Romney had to say," Reuter said. "Honestly, he convinced me to vote for him."

    The rally mirrors the mounting intensity and excitement in Colorado, where the presidential election remains a virtual toss-up.

  5. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney still leads in overall fundraising over Barack Obama in Arizona, and Republicans have been quick to dismiss the two-month disparity as a fluke. Polls show Romney will likely take Arizona easily.

  6. About 10,000 Coloradans attended the Romney/Ryan event at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colo., Tuesday evening, and thousands more were turned away after the venue reached capacity.

  7. The latest poll from WMUR and the UNH Survey Center indicates that Barack Obama has a lead among New Hampshire voters, in front of opponent Mitt Romney by a count of 49 percent to 42 percent.

    The poll also shows a steeper lead for the President among women voters in the state.  Obama leads Romney 57 percent to 34 percent in that category.

  8. Red Rocks Amphitheatre on the night of Sept. 24, when Jason Mraz played for a full audience. Photo by CU student Jacki Altman.
Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins are headlining a political rally that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are holding at world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. on Tuesday evening.
The Republican ticket is campaigning in Colorado one day ahead of Barack Obama’s event planned for Wednesday in Denver.

    Red Rocks Amphitheatre on the night of Sept. 24, when Jason Mraz played for a full audience. Photo by CU student Jacki Altman.

    Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins are headlining a political rally that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are holding at world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. on Tuesday evening.

    The Republican ticket is campaigning in Colorado one day ahead of Barack Obama’s event planned for Wednesday in Denver.

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