Monday, September 5, 2011

Political Rally on Labor Day Weekend

Mica and I had a great opportunity to observe some political activism this past weekend.

Sunday evening we attended a Tea Party rally in Rollins Park here in Concord, NH. Since the New Hampshire primary election is one of the first in the nation there are a lot of candidates who come through here vying for votes.

We heard some pretty good patriotic/country music as well as some good political stumping. The headliner speaker was Mitt Romney who had a lot of supporters there.

We sat next to a local guy who retired from UPS and now enjoys watching sports and politics. He didn't seem to enthusiastic about Mitt but he was very friendly to us.

The next morning we got up early to drive to Manchester (20 minutes away) for a pancake breakfast with Mitt and Ann Romney. They were serving food to each of the supporters there. We both got to shake his hand and talk with them for a little bit. They were both very warm and appreciative. Mitt looked me right in the eye and thanked me for coming.

Afterwards, they both spoke for about twenty minutes. Mitt shared some nice family stories as well as his vision for fixing the economy. He then fielded three questions from the audience. We both agreed that he seems very confident and comfortable speaking and talking with people.

There was nothing we heard that we didn't like. However, I think that we're both interested in hearing more of the other candidates when they come through here over the next five months or so.

(BTW, start at the bottom for the correct sequential order of pics).

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