With the Romney’s attending church today in Belmont, MA and the Governor spending time preparing for Tuesday’s presidential debate, I thought it might be relaxing for Romney/Ryan supporters to look back on the week. Let’s see if the Romney and Ryan families are finding time amid the heated campaign to enjoy October, a bit of Mother Nature’s beauty, and just chill…
Kick off your shoes and take your time.
Here’s an autumn Romney/Ryan photo essay…
With cold rain falling in sheets, Governor Mitt Romney rallied stalwart supporters at a campaign event in Newport News, Virginia. Oct 8, 2012 (photographer unknown)
The chill in the air didn’t stop the crowd from coming to see GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaign amid the hay bales in Van Meter, Iowa. Oct 9, 2012 (Photo – Evan Vucci/AP)
GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan and wife Janna size up pumpkins for just the right jack-o-lantern at the Apple Holler Pumpkin Patch in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Oct 7, 2012 (Photo – Mary Altaffer/AP)
October 11, 2012 – Ann Romney writes, “Bought Craig some vanilla fudge at Kilwins in Sarasota today. Can you believe he doesn’t like chocolate?!” (photographer unknown)
Janna Ryan (left) watches as her husband, Paul Ryan helps his daughter, Liza, dip a caramel apple. Ryan’s other children, Charlie and Sam, eagerly await their turn. (Photo – Mary Altaffer/AP)
Paul Ryan indulges in a fall rite of passage – the tailgate party! He’s pictured loading his plate at the Bowling green University vs Miami University of Ohio football game in Ohio. Oct 13, 2012 (Photo – Mary Altaffer/AP)
Paul Ryan makes a toss in a game with son Charlie before a football game at Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio. Oct 13, 2012 (Photo – Sentinel-Tribune, Enoch Wu/AP)
Ann Romney, bundled up to stay warm, took a detour on the way from Hudsonville, Michigan to the Detroit suburb of Franklin to visit the Peanut Shop in downtown Lansing. She bought some trick-or-treat goodies including cashews and cinnamon almonds she said were Mitt’s favorite. She also picked up some ‘sour jelly pumpkins’ for the grandchildren. Yum! The Detroit News quoted her saying “I love it here.” Oct 12, 2012 (Photo – AP)
At The Peanut Shop in Lansing, Michigan, Ann Romney takes time to greet sisters Jenna, left, whom she wished a happy 4th birthday, and Audrey Carrier. Oct 12, 2012 (Photo Dale G. Young/The Detroit News)
Did you happen to see Ann co-host on Good Morning America last week?
Standing in front of a backdrop of straw bales, pumpkins, and a tractor, Ann Romney speaks with supporters at the Franklin Cider Mill in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She spent the day campaigning through the state. (Photo – Charles V. Tines/The Detroit News)
Had to throw in this video of Ann at Franklin Cider Mill!
Fox 2 News Headlines
“She seems like a really genuine person, and I thought it was great to see her,” said supporter Tammy Roy.
“Right now we’ve got people that are depressed, people out of work. These guys are so invigorating [and isn’t Ann wonderful?!],” supporter Victor Diaz said.
Read more here.
Further proof frost is on the pumpkin, Tagg Romney tweeted on Oct 13, 2012: ‘”Campaigning in NH today, but started the day campaigning w my son. 1st boy scout campout for him was FREEZING.” Brrr…
After delivering remarks to a massive crowd at a rally in Lebanon, Ohio on Sat, Oct 13, 2012, Mitt Romney met this little flannel-clad fella along the rope line. It was an instant friendship! (Photo – Getty Images)
As the setting sun cast a golden glow through the autumn leaves, Old Glory, and over the massive crowd, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan addressed supporters in Lancaster, Ohio. (Senator Rob Portman is standing to the right.) What isn’t pictured are Paul’s children throwing out T-shirts to the crowd (which was met with resounding cheers!). Thanks, kids!
Oct 13, 2012 (Photo – John Michael Spinelli)
Wasn’t that a refreshing break?
Now, back to work we go! On to the second presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct 16. Details here.
Bring it home for us, Mitt! We’re cheering for you!
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