Shaking Hands With History
October 14, 2012 6 Comments
As this is my first Presidential Election since becoming a US citizen, I have been trying to be more involved and active, but unfortunately, circumstances have meant that I only seem to be a “weekend warrior” in these matters. President Obama has been in Cincinnati and Columbus, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in Vandalia, and Gary Johnson, (who is actually my favored candidate), has been in Centerville, all of which are within an easy driving distance, but each of those events has been during a weekday and I haven’t made it to those events.
However, I made it to a Mitt Romney rally, back on the morning of September 1st, (a Saturday), down in Cincinnati and my wife & I got to go to the FreePAC event, two weeks later, also in Cincinnati. We took a road trip yesterday, (Saturday), to a Mitt Romney Rally, in Lebanon, Ohio.
Yesterday’s rally was in a few blocked off streets, outside the 200-year old Golden Lamb Inn, a place that a number of famous people traveling through Ohio have stopped at, and a number of presidential candidates have made “stump” speeches outside of.
Here’s the video I took, of the speech, from our vantage point, immediately behind the stage:
Here’s a pic I found online, of the crowd that had attended. My wife & I are, literally, just out of shot, in the bottom right!
Whilst I didn’t feel as excited and energized as I did at the Cincinnati rally, six weeks prior, I did enjoy this rally, too, especially as I got to shake hands with Gov. Romney, after the speech!