Mitt Romney came to Mansfield today to rally supporters. As we discussed a few weeks ago, Barack Obama also came to Mansfield recently, albeit only to land and then go to Akron. When he did, Air Force 1 landed at Lahm Air Force Base, whose mission housing the 179th Air Lift Wing is scheduled to be terminated under Obama’s plans.
Over 1000 jobs will be lost in Richland County if Obama’s planned cuts go into effect here.
Mitt Romney landed at the same base and spoke to the officer in charge of the mission.
Romney’s jetliner touched down at Mansfield Lahm Airport just before 1 p.m., after which Romney spoke briefly with Lt. Col. Michael Howard with the Air National Guard’s 179th Airlift Wing stationed at the airport.
Romney then headed for PR Machine Works, where the rally was held. It was very encouraging to see such a huge and enthusiastic crowd turn out for Mitt. Over 1200 were packed into the factory. The fire marshall wouldn’t allow in more than that, and there were hundreds more outside who stayed just to hear Mitt.
He was introduced by plant owner Mark Romanchuk (who is also running for state rep), and Senator Rob Portman. Romney spoke of his 5 point plan to bring America back and of how, by Barack Obama’s own measures, he has failed.
Below are some of my photos from the event.