Romney Rallies Reno Voters In Effort To Win Nevada

RENO – Gov. Mitt Romney fired up a crowd of about 2,000 enthusiastic Northern Nevada  voters today, urging them to get to the polls and help him take the battleground state that is Nevada 13 days from now.

Romney told the crowd that President Obama is out of ideas, out of excuses and will be out of office come Nov. 6.

The president, “doesn’t understand what it takes to get this economy going, he doesn’t have a plan to get jobs for Americans, I do and that’s why I’m going to win,” he said.

Gov. Mitt Romney fired up a Reno crowd today. / Nevada News Bureau.

He promised to repeal and replace the federal Affordable Care Act, which he referred to as Obamacare, and stop the raid of Medicare funds to pay for it.

Romney said that if Obama is reelected, the national debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion by the end of his second term.

“I will get America to finally be on track to a balanced budget,” he said.

In his second Nevada visit in as many days, Romney held the rally at the Reno Events Center downtown in a county viewed by many political observers as holding the key to a GOP victory on Nov. 6. He spoke for about 20 minutes.

In a display of just how critical both parties view the state with its six electoral votes, Obama is scheduled to make yet another Nevada appearance later today in Las Vegas.

Nevada voter registration leans Democratic, with 41.9 percent active registered voters to 34.7 percent for Republicans, with another 17.4 percent nonpartisans. Early voting, which began Saturday and runs through Nov. 2, has also favored Democrats so far, with 81,694 votes cast by Democrats through Oct. 23 compared to 62,031 cast by Republicans and 28,981 cast by nonpartisans.

In his remarks, Romney said the election isn’t just about big national issues, but about America’s families and whether they will be able to find jobs and have the ability to choose the school their children attend.

“And I understand what it’s going to take to get this country strong again and provide the answers that your families need,” he said. “Because this is an election about two very different pathways for America. The one represented by the president is in fact one with $20 trillion in debt. He started with $10 trillion, he’s up to $16 (trillion) on his way to $20 (trillion). I’ll balance the budget instead.”

Romney said his five step plan to get the country’s economy working again includes more development of oil, coal, gas and renewable energy, expanding foreign trade, providing training for job seekers, working toward a balanced federal budget and championing small business.

“I want to get small business going again and that means I want to keep taxes down on small business; I want to get regulators to see their job is encouraging small business, not crushing it,” he said. “I’ll make small business the centerpiece of our economic recovery.”

Romney asked the crowd to each find a voter who supported Obama in 2008 and get them to vote for his campaign in 2012 and help “take America in a new direction.”


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  • Wm2Bil

    Romney: As governor, taxes (state and local) rose from 9.6% to 10.2%–at 3 TIMES the national average. Romney’s sky high new “FEES” were taxes in disguise. Romney’s 20% FUNDING CUTS to communities
    devastated them and they were forced to cut services and hike
    fees–while laying off teachers, police officers, and other municipal
    workers; plus forced to raise property taxes by 22%.  

  • Wdinapoli

    Romney on Education:
    During Romney’s tenure as governor, Massachusetts’ per capita funding
    for public higher education decreased from $158 to $137–as a
    consequence, students’ mandatory fees went up 63 percent at public
    colleges & universities. 

  • Wdinapoli

    Ask yourself, why didn’t the Republican agree to a separate vote on the
    tax cut for the middle class–let it take effect and help spur the
    economy? The reason is that they wanted to hold the middle class tax cut
    HOSTAGE–as well as the economic welfare of the nation–for a tax cut
    for the RICH.
    Unless you are one of those who hold disdain for the
    47%, you are just being lulled into another Bush-type economic agenda
    with Romney.

  • Wdinapoli

    was responsible for a loss of 800,000 jobs per month in the
    transition.  That Bush job-loss-hangover effect lasted over a year-and-a-half.  Obama has created since March 2010 5-million new jobs, with
    2.2-million created in the last year alone.  Moody predicts
    12-million new jobs under Obama in the next four years.Romney was
    47th of 50 states (lowest 3) in “job creation” and his state lead the
    nation in adult-age worker exodus–as there were effectively no jobs
    being created–less than 3/8 of 1% per year for 4
    years.  And, that dismal performance was in GOOD times.Obama inherited the worse financial situation since the Great Depression.  He has since stabilized the economy and has laid the foundation for the recovery.Romney takes us back to the Bush economics–and we saw where that took us.