Romney showcases big rally in new one-minute ad
November 4th, 2012
01:13 PM ET
10 years ago

Romney showcases big rally in new one-minute ad

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign released a new television ad Sunday, featuring footage from the GOP nominee's big rally Friday night.

The one-minute spot, "Bigger, Better America," showed Romney speaking to the massive Ohio crowd, which was estimated to be between 18,000 and 30,000.

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"You saw the differences when President Obama and I were side to side in our debates. He says it has to be this way. I say it can't stay this way. He's offering excuses. I've got a plan," Romney says in the ad.

The Friday rally was the official kick-off to Romney's final multi-state swing, which the campaign has dubbed a "Real Recovery Road Rally" tour, before Election Day. The four day blitz features events with the candidates, their wives and 100 surrogates in 11 states.

"Americans don't settle. We build. We aspire. We listen to that voice inside us that says we can do better – a better job, a better life for our kids, a bigger, better country," Romney continues in the ad.

The candidate travels to Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia Sunday as he makes his closing argument.

- CNN Political Producer Shawna Shepherd contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. GOP = Greed Over People!

    It should be obvious to the GOP "chri$tians", that when democracy wins and cannot be purchased by the rich 1%, that even in " this horrible situation" of a black man in "their" White House, it is indeed, "god's will"!

    P.S. The SS said it was 15k, the town police said 18k, and Team Robme, said 30k(wishfully).

    November 4, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. Anthony

    Big rally, big words, no plans, no chance.

    November 4, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. Thomas

    And thats going to change the minds of those that see through his lies ?

    November 4, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. Bessy

    I wonder if the crowd was aware that the UAW has filed ethical charges against him and his wife for making a profit (millions) with the " bailout " Good old Mitt, he'll take a profit where ever he can get it and no matter who he is hurting.

    November 4, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. incredulous

    Three days to go and Mitt still hasn't told us what his plan is. My guess is that at this point his plan is to go live in whatever country he's stashed his money in.

    November 4, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    I can't wait to see this "common thug" go DOWN on Tuesday. Please take that thing by your side, your threats to American workers, voter suppression and your hatred with you. America can do much better than this, and I hope they give you a real good KICK on your way OUT of our lives and into the gutters where you belong.
    So long Willard.

    November 4, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Mittens' million moron birther base is all he has left.

    November 4, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  8. '2012 is Romney's momentum'

    As Pres Obama said he is 'a prop' in this election....Romney message of better days is still in the minds and hearts of all Americans including the ONES affected by SandyStorm....'Ready for Real Change'...

    November 4, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  9. vic , nashville ,tn

    The fact is nearly 15000 to 18000 participated in that Rally .
    The number 30000 is bogus

    November 4, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  10. Expat American

    18,000 – 30,000 multi millionaires must have attended this rally. Not a single person in that audience was a ‘47% victim’ or part of the middle class? Sad thing, I’d venture a guess that many in that audience were of the middle class. Romney will take their votes, and step on their throats on November 7 if given the chance.

    November 4, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    To estimate 18,000 to 30,000 that's a big stretch of the truth when the difference is 12,000 but then again Romney is a liar anyway.

    November 4, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. CBP

    This bigger better American seems to include caucasians as this photo shows. Unfortunately, many of the photos from his campaign are the same. The ads run by the Republicans do not show people of color either. In fact the women in the ads are shown to be more upper class if you look at their surroundings. The party of Lincoln has moved away from the middle to the far right. They leave very little room for people who have a different view of what a Republican might be.

    November 4, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  13. curious

    A Romney presidency will be a disaster. An as the case with W,s presidency, no one who voted for Romney will take responsibilty.

    November 4, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  14. GI Joe

    That's the biggest crowd he's ever had?

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Obama got that many in Wisconsin - Ryan's state.

    November 4, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  15. LoLo

    There is more than 18 to 30 thousand people in Ohio. If thi sis is the biggest crowd yet for Romneyhood he can forget it.

    November 4, 2012 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  16. LoLo

    There is more than 18 to 30 thousand people in Ohio. If this is is the biggest crowd yet for Romneyhood he can forget it.

    November 4, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  17. florida815

    Yawn...A lot too late. Obama/Biden 2012!

    November 4, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  18. Gurgyl

    Lies, lies, lies idiots. It is only 21,00 people showed up to this idiot....obama12. I was campaigning today calling people.. God bless me, people were so excited to vote for OBAMA. I am not lying, I believe in god. True. Obama12.

    November 4, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  19. Jay


    November 4, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  20. Logic N LA

    look closely at this picture- there is not one minority in the crowd. tere are a few young people which is unusual for his rallies, but no minorities.
    Who does Mitt represent- a pictures worth a 1000 words.

    November 4, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  21. Randy

    No. Th crowd was not between was estimated at over 30k period. Liberal media lies

    November 4, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  22. Joey

    That'll be the first time I seen A crowd this big for this guy, but how many people of color was there, even looking at the pic there is hollow any women except to the far right of the pic, Romney can't win just off the pure white vote, but if this his first large crowd, might as well make an ad of it!

    November 4, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  23. Election Watcher

    I have never witnessed so many nutjobs in government in the USA like this time around. I am talking about the Re/TP people. It makes me wonder what the people who vote for them are like. The president is absolutely right about educating the people and it should start with Romney, Ryan and the rest of their followers.

    November 4, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  24. David Reston, VA

    A very positive feeling ad. A stark contrast to Obama's negative campaign.

    November 4, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  25. Chuck

    "I've got a plan."

    Really? What is it?

    November 4, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |