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    Romney to speak in Leesburg Wednesday

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will give a speech Wednesday at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg.

    Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. event are available online at http://www.MittRomney.com/VA or at the Victory offices in Leesburg, Sterling or Arlington.

    Romney spoke in Sterling in late June; and his wife Ann headlined a “Women for Mitt” event in Leesburg in August. Republican Govs. Bob McDonnell and Bobby Jindal stumped for their party’s candidate in Sterling Oct. 10, the same day CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” ran a segment calling Loudoun County one of the “final factors” that may decide the 2012 election.

    Both President Barack Obama and first lady have visited Leesburg in recent months, as well. Michelle Obama made a speech Oct. 9 at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds, while the president energized a crowd at Loudoun County High School in early August.

    The Republican is still riding a wave of momentum stemming from the first presidential debate earlier this month. Wednesday’s event in Loudoun will come the day after the second debate between Romney and President Obama.


    -Trevor Baratko

    Comments

    Superiority Complex?  Oh yeah, the 47% doesn’t measure up.

    “Get the transcript.”


    Fred wants to put the job losses on Obama, although we all know they were caused by Bush policy and the global recession he put us in.  Despite insurmountable odds, Obama has gained the jobs back that were lost after he took office. 
    Those jobs that have not come back are still on Bush.  Given the opportunity, I believe Obama will gain them all back and then some. 
    Fact:  4.66 million jobs were lost from February thru January 2009.  4.21 million more were lost in the next year after Obama was inaugurated. 
    Fortunately, that trend that Bush started was stopped, and since then 4.72 million jobs have been added.  So Obama has got back every job he is on the hook for losing, even though we all know who caused the problem. 
    I have followed this race daily since the Republican primaries started, and a Romney Presidency looks just like a Bush Presidency.  We can’t afford to go back to those policies.


    Blind trust and nicely done Fred.


    gee Fred….did you get all that from the loads of political mailings that keep the USPS afloat…


    Governor Romney proved once again last night why he’s been so succesful in the private sector as well as in the public sector.  Romney’s fact-based indictment of the last four years:  A compelling indictment of the last four years:

    Governor Romney: “I can tell you that if you were to elect President Obama, you know what you’re going to get. You’re going to get a repeat of the last four years. We just can’t afford four more years like the last four years.

    He said that by now we’d have unemployment at 5.4 percent. The difference between where it is and 5.4 percent is 9 million Americans without work.

    I wasn’t the one that said 5.4 percent. This was the president’s plan. Didn’t get there.

    He said he would have by now put forward a plan to reform Medicare and Social Security, because he pointed out they’re on the road to bankruptcy. He would reform them. He’d get that done. He hasn’t even made a proposal on either one.

    He said in his first year he’d put out an immigration plan that would deal with our immigration challenges. Didn’t even file it.

    This is a president who has not been able to do what he said he’d do. He said that he’d cut in half the deficit. He hasn’t done that either. In fact, he doubled it. He said that by now middle-income families would have a reduction in their health insurance premiums by $2,500 a year. It’s gone up by $2,500 a year. And if Obamacare is passed, or implemented — it’s already been passed — if it’s implemented fully, it’ll be another $2,500 on top.

    The middle class is getting crushed under the policies of a president who has not understood what it takes to get the economy working again. He keeps saying, “Look, I’ve created 5 million jobs.” That’s after losing 5 million jobs. The entire record is such that the unemployment has not been reduced in this country. The unemployment, the number of people who are still looking for work, is still 23 million Americans.

    There are more people in poverty, one out of six people in poverty.

    How about food stamps? When he took office, 32 million people were on food stamps. Today, 47 million people are on food stamps. How about the growth of the economy? It’s growing more slowly this year than last year, and more slowly last year than the year before.

    The president wants to do well. I understand. But the policies he’s put in place from Obamacare to Dodd-Frank to his tax policies to his regulatory policies, these policies combined have not let this economy take off and grow like it could have.

    You might say, “Well, you got an example of one that worked better?” Yeah, in the Reagan recession where unemployment hit 10.8 percent, between that period — the end of that recession and the equivalent of time to today, Ronald Reagan’s recovery created twice as many jobs as this president’s recovery. Five million jobs doesn’t even keep up with our population growth. And the only reason the unemployment rate seems a little lower today is because of all the people that have dropped out of the workforce.

    The president has tried, but his policies haven’t worked. He’s great as a — as a — as a speaker and describing his plans and his vision. That’s wonderful, except we have a record to look at. And that record shows he just hasn’t been able to cut the deficit, to put in place reforms for Medicare and Social Security to preserve them, to get us the rising incomes we need. Median income is down $4,300 a family and 23 million Americans out of work. That’s what this election is about. It’s about who can get the middle class in this country a bright and prosperous future and assure our kids the kind of hope and optimism they deserve.”


    Dear Govenor Romney, please stop telling me to “believe in American again”...I never stopped and neither did alot of other moderate republicans.  And now, where are all the comments from folks that usually complain about how screwed up the traffic is going to be????


    Orange, the Sensata saga is gotten worse in the last few weeks when Bain forced employees to start training their chinese replacements and several employees were arrested last week.  Romney remains primary stockholder in Bain (51%) and as such, has a voice in their activities, but he refuses to meet with the employees and his campaign continues to say, “No comment”.


    Bain got involved with Sensata in 2006. Why would you reach and stretch your facts that far in order to blame Romney when you have been easily debunked. He has no voice in Bain!


    How many believers in AmerCIA are there?


    Is Romney going to explain what Bain is doing to Sensata Technologies in IL?  As the primary stockholder in Bain, he still has a voice in their decisions yet they made Americans remove an American flag and replace it with a chinese one, while training their Chinese replacements.  For the past week the employees have begged Romney to talk to them but all they get is “no comment”.  Explain yourself Mitt!


    Should he lose, I want to see a picture of the Romney staff taking down these “Victory” office signs….takes some b*lls to make a statement like that.  Should he lose, Romney will be a trivia answer like every other failed candidate becomes. If he were truly a stellar candidate for President from the R side, the best they had to offer, he would have been saved for 2016 when the odds are naturally much better.  Who ran against Ronny, Bill, and Georgey mid-term? Mondale, Dole, Kerry…I don’t pay the closest of attention, but none of these guys got too many headlines afterwards…


    Enough already.  Why Leesburg? Last week the first lady had roads closed during dinner time and now more from another useless pep rally. Go close roads in Sterling or something.


    Wonder which Mitt will appear?


    Romney For Prez


    I remember ‘08 when Barry filled Ida Lee..  His last visit here was to the high school. Now, Mitt’s here to fill Ida Lee.  Hmmmmm….  Now that’s change I can believe in..

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