POLITICS IN POWELL OHIO

Romney/Ryan 2012 Rally in Powell Ohio 43065

Recently Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan held an early morning campaign rally at the Village Green in Powell. Consider it a bucket list item, but I had never participated in such an event and with it being so close, knew this was my opportunity to see what happens behind what we’re able see via the TV cameras. We were told to arrive around 6:30 am. Buses were provided to take us from various large parking lots to the Village Green.Then we waited in four long lines to go through the security checks. I got to my spot in the crowd (red arrow) about 7:30. The speakers began around 8:30 and consisted of Rep Pat Tiberi, Josh Mandel, Dave Yost, the President of Longaberger Baskets, and Gov John Kasich. Romney and Ryan didn’t arrive until around 9:00. We were told the crowd count was 5,000.

Although I was fairly close – about 15 20 ft away – I wasn’t tall enough to see over the two 6-ft tall 20-something guys in front of me. The photo below is the view of my camera. My eyes were an arm’s length below this so I had a good view of these guy’s backs. When they waved the signs, I couldn’t see anything. I think I need to grow taller before I attend another such event. Even so, it was exciting and perhaps I got to see the next President of the US in person. Can’t beat that! 

Romney/Ryan 2012 Rally in Powell Ohio 43065

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~ by Elaine Reese on 08/29/12.