Mitt Romney and Chris Christie Campaign in Cuyahoga Falls

"Un-employ" Obama! Shouted one of the estimated 12,000 people who turned out to either support or protest the Republican presidential candidate.

Thousands of Ohioans turned out to see Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium Tuesday afternoon.

Lately, Ohio has become a revolving door for presidential candidates because it is traditionally considered a swing state. President Barack Obama campaigned at Ohio State University Tuesday just hours before Romney's evening stop in Cuyahoga Falls.

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"Ohio, are you ready to get the job done?" asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who joined Romney on Tuesday.

More Americans like Romney this week, but he still isn't as popular as Obama nationally, according to a ABC/Washington Post poll. Of those polled, 47 percent said they liked Romney but 55 percent liked Obama -- numbers for both candidates went up after the debates, reported Huffington Post

"People at Obama rallies keep saying four more years," said Romney when he hit the stage at about 8 p.m. "They should be saying four more weeks!"

'Leave teacher unions behind'

In addition to talking about the national debt, Romney also touched on international trade and teachers unions. "I will make sure I put the kids, the parents and teachers first and leave the teacher unions behind," he said.

He repeated his promise to repeal Obamacare as well.

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart was first in a long line of Ohio Republicans to introduce Romney. "Under Mitt Romney, the rich, the middle and the poor will rise to the betterment of their families," Robart said.

"In 28 days, we're going to have to make the biggest decision of not only our lifetime, but our country's lifetime," said Congressman Jim Renacci.

Other Romney supporters were just as enthusiastic.

"I'm here to support Mitt to make sure we don't become another socialist state like Greek or Spain," said Art Woodard of Mayfield Heights.

'Confidence, charisma'

Stephen Troyer drove from Salem, OH to support Romney because of his pro-life and same-sex marriage views. "This election centers around moral issues," Troyer said.

Norman Brague, of Wadsworth, likes Mitt's "confidence, charisma and hard-line leadership qualities."

Pearl Doherty of Cleveland, and Rita Andrich of Medina, support Romney because they say "his plans align with God's."

At the same time, a contingent of protesters rallied against Romney's views on same sex marriage.

Others showed up to support public television in response to Romney's stated intent to stop giving money to public television.

Adam C. Miller October 11, 2012 at 07:59 AM
There was a lot haha
michelle October 11, 2012 at 01:24 PM
adam ,you sure have a lot to said to a lot of poeple about a lot of things,first you DO,NT KNOW ME, A BULLY IAM NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do i say what feel yes! is that a bully NO! thats the way my father and mother raise me to say whats on my mind once a jersey girl always a jersey girl! i have lived in c.f for 38years! after reading some of your comment on hear you may be the bully BUT I DO,NT KNOW THAT BECAUSE I DO,NT KNOW YOU TO SAY THAT! I STAND UP VERY TALL PROUD AGAINST BULLYING! HAVE NCE DAY AND GOD BLESS YOU!
Phyllis Stager October 11, 2012 at 01:33 PM
"END THE BUSH ERA...Vote Obama Out!" One of the best lines I have heard all week! Thanks for the laugh!
michelle October 11, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Right on john ! you told him!
Tom Mcfalls October 11, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I love when Dems whine. Earlier this year they were all kinda giddy about Obummer being the first $billion candidate. When Romney started raising more money then the whining started.
Watts October 11, 2012 at 07:49 PM
It is all about the electoral and swing states, in the end. 538 has given a pretty insightful analysis about the current state of the polls today and comparing state polling to national, etc. Obama is still running the board as far as the electoral vote because he is winning the swing states and with Ohio always being looked at as defining the true barometer of the nations final vote, he is still up by quite a bit... http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/oct-10-is-romney-leading-right-now/#more-35856
Mary L. October 11, 2012 at 09:11 PM
"literally" - please, what does that mean really?! There are words that are needlessly overused when there's no real need for it - this is one of them. If this is your attempt to sound educated, you failed . . . and while we are at it, Romney is pure genius.
RED October 11, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Adam, first off i want to THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!! secondly I like your list about supporting Mitt. want to add to everything , with the poverty increasing , it breeds HIGHER CRIME. Just something I have been aware of, thats why more jobs, fixing the Economy is so Important, like you said, Abortion is the bottom of my list too! ROMNEY/RYAN 2012 for a SAFER AMERICA
Watts October 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Then Friday's news about dropping unemployment and today's news further reinforcing that about the lowest claims rate in four and a half years, should make you happy... http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/11/us-usa-economy-idUSBRE89A0R520121011
MZ October 12, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Watts, do you believe everything the government tells you?
Watts October 12, 2012 at 01:05 AM
No MZ, sometimes I will sit in my closet with a tin foil hat on and only then can I keep the government brain moles from getting in. Ya know, just like every conspiracy theory nut. Same with you?
MZ October 12, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Watts, wow, project much? Let me be a little clearer with my question, do you believe the unemployment number? Further, do you believe the economy is improving?
Watts October 12, 2012 at 04:08 AM
Yes and yes, obviously. Why would you have to ask, given that I just posted the latest figures showing more improving indicators, unless you were about to try to lay some conspiracy theory on me to try and say different. Yes, projecting, but am I wrong or are your answer also yes and yes?
Robert Mihaly October 12, 2012 at 05:20 AM
And repudiate it is exactly what he did, Valerie. As expected. Every time he tries to loosen his Mad Tea Party straight jacket that he willingly put on, they tighten the straps. Same deal with his tax plan. Same deal with his budget plan. Same deal with his healthcare plan (the one Obamacare was modeled after). He rushed into the embrace of the Teabaggers, and now he's stuck with their baggage. Tough! They'll be his undoing, as surely as they made himwhat he is today. The only question now is, what will he try to pretend he is tomorrow?
Robert Mihaly October 12, 2012 at 05:35 AM
And I hate it when Republicans cheat, Tom, like what they're doing to try to suppress the vote, flooding the airwaves with the most negative truth-challenged ads ever seen, fueled by anonymous billionaires trying to buy the election. There's no point in continuing though. You know that you're guilty, but you'll never admit it. I'm only glad that tonight good old Joe took Lyin' Ryan to the woodshed. And yet your crosseyed scribes tried to spin it into a win for the kid. If he's so brainy, how come he couldn't answer the questions? All he came out with were rehearsed talking points. That's objective. You may not like it, but it's objective.
Robert Mihaly October 12, 2012 at 06:01 AM
Lyn, if all you can add is complaints about people you don't agree with freely expressing their constitutional right of freedom of speech, maybe you shouldn't participate. And what's with the whining about teachers? Why are you jealous of someone who bettered him- or herself by going to college, getting a teaching degree, working hard to educate kids who don't care any more about getting an education than the parents who made them, and still continuing their education to improve their teaching skills? Why are you jealous of a teacher who will retire only on their teacher's pension and no Social Security? Why aren't you instead jealous, or better yet, incensed by million-dollar (or higher) CEOs who run their companies into the ground, still get their bonuses, and then leave with their golden parachutes intact? Seems like your priotities are askew. And, to answer your question, I don't know about others, but I'm in the area This was also posted to the Lakewood Patch...for what reason, I can't comprehend. If Patch didn't want to encourage dialogue, why would they put their articles in other cities' Patch editions? Frankly, an article about Rmoney wouldn't have interested me, but it was there. If you want unanimity of opinion and no chance to be exposed to others' thoughts, perhaps you'd like to stick with FOX News. They will surely accommodate you.
lyn October 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Robert- Not sure if you have my comments mixed with others, but... Regarding my comments to teachers, you missed my point. I was standing up for the waitresses and sales clerks who make very little, with usually no benefits (sick pay, vacation, medical and health care). I compared to other people in everyday life, our neighbors that we pass in the grocery store, worship with and so on. And, when I mentioned teachers I even did say they do need education beyond high school - meaning that should be factored into paying them more. No slam there to teachers - but support to others less fortunate. And that may include some more educated who are underemployed as a waitress or sales clerk.
lyn October 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM
And about where a Patch article is found, I think some articles that are not specific to our own community, like a school issue, will be on our area, Cleveland/Akron area, network of Patchs. So, you may see it as Lakewood and I may see it as Strongsville. Also, you mentioned FOX. If you had ever read my many previous postings, I don't think you would call me a FOX follower. IF I watch cable news, its CNN. After things like the debates, I do flip between the channels to see what they all have to say - and Fox is always the last, after MSNBC. I get a kick out of how those 2 channels put a complete different take on the same thing. But I can't take Matthews yelling at his viewing audience very long. And MSNBC doesn't use many people from both sides in their discussions, so I don't feel like I'm getting much there. I always end up back at CNN. Lastly, I enjoy reading reading others opinion, and learn from what they might say. So, I if someone has a different opinion, no problem here. However, when I come to the Patch I would prefer to read my neighbors writings and not someones who only was interested in swaying or influencing our readership, because, IMO, it diminishes what this site was assumed by many to be. IMO, it is becoming a political tool.
lyn October 12, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Robert- Just looked over some of your most recent postings, which I should probably have done before I wasted my time answering some of your points. WOW! I didn't realize you had such a hatred or intolerance for those who oppose your views. So, they are all Fox and Rush followers and evil, uninformed, ignorant Republicans? Why not try discussing an issue instead of just bashing people? Try it, you might learn something.
Robert Mihaly October 12, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Lyn...just to set the record straight, "...evil, uninformed, ignorant Republicans...'" are your words, not mine. If you choose to read that into what I wrote, that's your choice. I know that Fox is biased...don't you? I know that they dispense false information...don't you? I also know that MSNBC is out there and that CNN can be tedious, repeating the same stories over and over. I don't watch them either. I'm old school, because I prefer the local paper and major networks, PBS, and particularly NPR, where I know I will hear ALL viewpoints. When I hear or read distortions or aberrations, I respond. There has been plenty in this forum that needed answering. I share your concern if you really care for waitresses and others in low-paying jobs. But what stood out in your comments came across as teacher-bashing. If that wasn't your intent, your initial post didn't convey that. Look at your own words: "And then lets say you have a teacher, making $70,000 - 185 days/year and 7.5 hr/day. Forget their constant interjection about working all those nights and weekend and all summer long." You now suggest that you are not singling out teachers, but those words suggest otherwise. Why mention teachers, some of whom (though hardly all) might make as much as much as 70K and ignore the insult of CEOs making 400 times what their average employees make? I don't understand the logic. Maybe you can explain it without resorting to mischaracterizing my own comments, as you did here.
MZ October 12, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Watts, something isn't adding up. GDP numbers don't seem to support the unemployment numbers. I suspect the number dropped for one of two reasons (or possibly a combination of both). More people quit looking, thus the pool of "workers" has shrunk or these are mostly part time and seasonal jobs. Also, the jobs report was missing California. I repeat, the most recent jobs report didn't have California in it. That might impact the number a wee bit.
Robert Mihaly October 12, 2012 at 04:12 PM
To finish my thoughts, this story appeared in the Lakewood Patch too, even though it originated in Cuyahoga Falls. As Northeast Ohioans, I believe that we all have a right to know what's happening in our back yard. I don't know how many commenters here are from very far-ranging locations, and I don't care, if they are logical. If you read a wide range of comments in this forum, you'll see references to "death panels" and "socialism" and who knows what other totally discredited notions. It's a shame that such notions are still circulating, because they don't reflect favorably upon those still spouting them, and they don't add to a body of knowledge. I AM intolerant about willful ignorance of that sort. Aren't you, Lyn? Doesn't that offend you?
lyn October 12, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Robert- I do think Fox and MSNBC are biased - and Glenn Beck and Rush and ..... But it is interesting to hear what they each have to say after a debate - complete opposite - but there MAY be some truth in what they say. When I mentioned teachers, it was after we had also had a discussion of line workers. So I was bringing in another profession. Knowing what teachers make, I went with that number. I could have gone with $90,000+ as one might get in Brecksville or $80,000+ in Strongsville. I asked to disregard beyond 7.5 hours, because I didn't want to initiate some debate between people about how much this person works at home and that other teacher does. You were reading way too much into my comment. It had nothing to do with bashing teachers! Just standing up for the little guy. And, I wasn't comparing to the wealthy because that is not the norm. I'm talking about those we rub shoulders with - why are we even begrudging that waitress or sales clerk when others who are neighbors make so much more? I don't know how better to explain it. I was not bashing teachers here - but what about the little guy? I'm sorry if I overreacted. I'm tired of being targeted and when you also jumped on the bandwagon, I summed up how your comments come across to me as I read them. Gotta go - was turning my computer off.
Watts October 12, 2012 at 04:55 PM
I knew that the conspiracy theories were right around the corner. Here is the CA thing addressed in the News Corp. (read: Fox) owned Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2012/10/12/california-says-its-not-the-mystery-large-state-that-skewed-claims-data/
RED October 12, 2012 at 06:36 PM
watts, i personally have two friends who are out of their unemployment, just last month, and i also know that Kohls is hiring for the holidays, starting now. so what other manure would you like to spread? seriously, look around your neighborhood, or better yet look at others, these ppl are not going back to work, WHERE?? what maybe the lucky ones will get a job at the mall for the holidays., do you know of any businesses or factories hiring? I am sorry, but the Democratic party is not the same as it was back in the day, too many lies and too much deciet is coming from them, and it does not take a rocket scientist to see who is best for America
Robert Mihaly October 13, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Lyn, after your explanation I'd have to say that I perhaps came on too strong. We agree that FOX and MSNBC don't present unbiased news and do present extreme opinions. But I prefer to avoid them, along with toxic induhviduals (intentional misspelling) like Rush, Glenn Beck, and even ever-negative Kevin O'Brien of the Plain Dealer. I prefer the calm and balance of Diane Rehm or Talk-of-the-Nation on NPR. If you don't already listen, I highly recommend them. You might be interested in this link about FOX news viewers being less informed than people who don't watch any other TV news. I intentionally used a link from Forbes, lest a troll jump down my throat for daring to refer to HuffPost or something else they won't go to. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2011/11/21/fox-news-viewers-uninformed-npr-listeners-not-poll-suggests/
Robert Mihaly October 13, 2012 at 05:04 AM
...again with the @#&%# word limit.... Reasonable people disagree reasonably. That's what's mostly missing from all these forums. BTW, the reason I made reference to high earners, Lyn, is simple. They do so well at getting theirs because they underpay the people who work hard from them. That's why we have the greatest disparity in pay from top to bottom that has ever been seen, and it gets worse every day. They see to it that they get paid handsomely whether they succeed or fail. When they succeed, they got bonuses (and often when they fail, too). When they monumentally fail, they get their golden parachute. WE get the shaft either way. Waitresses, mechanics, and yes, teachers, work hard and do vital work. I don't expect they will get the same as the guy who owns the company or manages it, but 400 times more for the CEO? I looked up teachers' pay in NE Ohio. Although some do indeed get nearly 70K, the average in the last couple years for Ohio is around the mid-50s. I would think we'd want the best-educated teachers for our kids. I wish everybody earned a living wage. In my opinion, that is not what Romney and Ryan most care about, and I know I'm not alone, by a long shot. I'd say this discussion has about run its course now. Glad we had an opportunity to exchange views.
Watts October 13, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Having my main residence in CA, I have witnessed unemployment levels amongst my friends (mainly in the music industry), that far exceeded the national averages a few years ago. I look around me now and I don't know a single person who is unemployed. So the improvements that I have see in the world that surrounds me actually reflects an improvement that is even far better than what is being reported nationally. And I know that Ohio has a lower unemployment rate than the National average.
FedUp Ted October 13, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Just repeating an earlier fellow poster............eluding that the rest of us are "whack job Romney supporters"..............just sayin'
FedUp Ted October 13, 2012 at 08:40 PM
She must be referring to the taking away of women's rights to SUBSIDIZED birth control..........or lack there of (in a lot of cases). No rights taken away, just pay for it yourself, period.


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