As we head into the final hours of the 2012 Presidential election, the great state of Pennsylvania is not only in reach for Republican nominee Mitt Romney, but I would argue is leaning for him judging by tonight's massive 30,000+ rally in Bucks County, where the incumbent won by seven points in 2008.
And how can I say that?
Well, I was one of the brave souls who braved freezing temperatures, gusty winds, security check points and a near-endless wait to hear our candidate, the 45th President of the United States, Mitt Romney speak to us. And in my entire life, I have never seen such a enthusiastic out pour of support, as supporters laughed, kept a good mood during the wait and unwaveringly loved Romney during his twenty-thirty minute stay.
It was personally one of the greatest experiences of my life, as me, and three friends came four hours from Upstate, New York to Bucks County to first distribute hundreds of palm cards and door hangers across a shopping center parking lot in Doyletown, and to have the special opportunity of cheering our candidate in this pivotal election from just twenty feet away around 30,000 of our closest friends.
I understand the media likes to treat polling data as the gospel, and even that has Pennsylvania well within reach for Governor Romney's campaign, but something has to be said for momentum, which carried both Obama in 2008 and Bush in 2004 to victory, when it comes to getting out the vote and base enthusiasm.
Such as when an incumbent executive averages crowds in the thousands and his competitive challenger the tens of thousands. Each and every single one of those people in Bucks County are heading to the polls for Romney in 2012, and not only that, but they are telling their friends, family and neighbors to vote as well.....
We can win this thing, America... Polls open tomorrow morning, bright and early, get out there and vote!!!! Make phone calls, drag friends to the polls, distribute literature and exhaust social media resources... And keep an eye on Pennsylvania, if last night's rally is indicator, its going to get close folks... Real close.