Mitt Romney visits Mansfield business, airbase Obama plans to close

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.

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Author: Nick

I was born and raised in Ohio. After growing up in the Columbus area, I moved to Cleveland to study at Case Western Reserve University, and have lived in Northeast Ohio ever since. I live in Wellington with my wife and son. I work in the private sector and have never worked in the political field.

3 thoughts on “Mitt Romney visits Mansfield business, airbase Obama plans to close”

  1. Come on Ohio. . .stand up, speak out, and fight back against the most corrupt administration in the history of our country.

    Our country; our great state, must not give this man 4 more years! (and that goes for giving Sherrod Brown another 6 yrs to destroy America as well).

  2. Missing from your story: Romney visits Mansfield company that relies on GM and defense contracts that has been expanding in Ohio under President Obama to protest defense cuts his running mate haled as a “victory” when they passed Congress.

    There, I fixed it for you.

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