NYTIMES: "With G.O.P. Ticket Complete, Crowds Swell"
The crowds at Romney campaign stops have swelled significantly since he named Mr. Ryan as his running mate, breaking records for the candidate.
There were 8,000 people at an outdoor rally in Manassas, Va., on Saturday, at which a number of attendees fainted because of long lines and humidity.
On Sunday, Mr. Romney’s speech inside the Nascar Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C., drew about 4,000 people, many standing outside in a parking lot.
At the event later here in High Point, the campaign rally drew 8,000 people. It was so warm inside that people broke off pieces of cardboard boxes to fan themselves.
But it did not seem to dampen their enthusiasm for the new ticket: standard speech lines aroused thunderous applause.RTWT.
MORE ON THE BIG EXCITED CROWDS HERE.
POLITICO AGREES: "Romney, Ryan greeted with enthusiasm in North Carolina"
AND WHILE THE GOP IS HOT, OBAMA IS STONE COLD:
Author Jodi Kantor tweeted this from Chicago about an hour ago.
Barack Obama held a fund-raiser designed for younger supporters, each of whom will pay $51 to attend. That event takes place at the Bridgeport Arts Center, a collection of studio and gallery space south of Chicago’s downtown.EVEN THIS GRANDMA WAS THRILLED:
I GUESS SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE OBAMA OR HIS COMRADES CLAIM THAT RYAN IS GONNA PUSH GRANDMA OVER THE CLIFF!
OBAMA IS TOAST.
HE FAILED HIS BASE.
HIS POLICIES HAVE FAILED TO REVIVE OUR ECONOMY.
HIS CAMPAIGN TACTICS ARE TURNING EVERYONE OFF.
OBAMA HAS NOTHING LEFT: