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Politicos: 'Say Goodbye, Mr. Obama'

Music, and area politicians, fired up the crowd before Mitt Romney took the stage. Here are some select quotes.

Before the main act — Gov. Mitt Romney — took the stage, some area politicians helped heat up the estimated 15,000-plus-people at Land O’ Lakes High School's stadium.

Here are some select quotes from speakers at Romney's Oct. 27 rally. 

Any worthy of being called a zinger? That’s for you to decide.

Congressman Rick Nugent:

“This President (Barack) Obama doesn’t have a clue. He’s not a leader. He wouldn’t know how to lead if he could follow instructions. And you saw (Vice President) Joe Biden, the Cheshire cat on TV. … Let’s give a wave goodbye to Obama. Get up, get up! Say goodbye, Mr. Obama.”

Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey:

"Vice President Biden said things are getting better in Florida,” he said. “I don’t think so. Mr. President, your economy is not working!" 

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis:

“We are in the stretch of this campaign season, and I’m here to tell you victory is in our grasp,” he said.

“We need people in office who appreciate America’s exceptionalism and can once again make us a nation cheered by our allies and feared by our enemies.” 

Mark Newman October 28, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Rex, I'm surely not a Bush fan. I'm a conservative and Bush was not. Bush is the reason the Tea Party was born ( Him an McCain, Baohner, McConnell et). The war in Afghanistan was an absolute necessity. Not the one in Iraq. What would have happened had 9/11 happened on Obama's watch? It freaks me out to think of it so Bush was the right man for his first term but not his second. i voted for him second term because Kerry was a joke to me. Obama has NEVEr come across the aisle. Never. he hasn't a budget because Americans would never accept it. Sometimes the facts get in the way. Go Romney.
Trekky October 28, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Why does Romney love America more? How do you address all of his questionable comments like "I can't have any illegals working here. I'm running for office." Since this country is made of a variety of ethnic groups, I find this insulting. As a minority, I have personal experiences that made me wonder if I were welcomed here. Furthermore, if my only concern during my college years was how much of my stock to sell to make ends meet, then I would think everything was great about my life as well. I am a productive American, and a part of the 1%. I should vote for Romney. But, if he is going to cut all the education funding that I and others needed to become successful, we will be looking at a permanent class system where only the "haves" will be able to pull themselves up out of their current situation. Now that is unAmerican! I am a true Independent. I voted for Gore, then Bush. I've voted Repub and Dem. Stop all of this trash about who is the better American and present facts that will educate the rest of this forum's participants.
Mark Newman October 28, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Trekky, Are you legal Trekky? Then you are welcome here. Part of the 1%,, huh? Good for you. I paid for my own education working at Alton Box Factory in Indiana. No one helped me. As a small business owner Obama is strangling MY customers. Trekky? I think you are trolling on this site. I don't really believe much of what you say.
Michael Lewis October 28, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Trekky is typical of Obama Supporters.....They Hate Successful People because they spent their life as Failures
Trekky October 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Small comments for small minds. What, is this site only for the "successful" white man. You show your true selves with this type of dialogue. You have nothing intel ligent to add so you result to insult & supposition. If this is how you defend your candidate, I think even he would be ashamed. Trying to bully someone you don't know makes me feel sorry for you.

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