News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Akron Children's Hospital


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics




Mitt Romney attracts a crowd in Cuyahoga Falls
Promises to cut spending and stimulate the economy but light on specifics.
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI
This story is part of a special series.


Senior Reporter
Mark Urycki
 
Former Gov. Mitt Romney engaged members of the audience with a few barbs directed at President Barack Obama
Courtesy of Grant Engle
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

An enthusiastic crowd braved chilly temperatures last night (Tues) in Cuyahoga Falls to hear Mitt Romney promote his plan for fiscal austerity.  The audience and the Republican presidential nominee both seemed buoyed by his performance in last week’s debate. WKSU’s Mark Urycki has that story.

Audio story

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (3:52)


Images with audio

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie introduced former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the candidate's rally in Cuyahoga Falls


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie introduced former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the candidate's rally in Cuyahoga Falls

(Click image for larger view.)

A crowd of about 4 thousand inside the gated parking lot and an undetermined number outside on the street heard Mitt Romney say, “This is our time.” 

“I’ve been watching some of President Obama’s rallies and they chant ‘4 more years.’  Today is 28 days before the election; I think the right chant for them ought to be ‘4 more weeks.”

Romney said he would not raise taxes on the small business, implying that President Obama would.  And like President Obama, he also knows that Ohioans are part of the new boom in natural gas drilling,

 “We’re going to take advantage  of our oil, our gas, our coal, our nuclear, out renewables.”

Another topic that has some resonance in Ohio,  sparked by Senate Bill 5,  is disfavor with public sector unions.  Romney called American public schools an embarrassment. 

"It’s also unfair to have our kids performing in the bottom third of the world.  I will make sure it’s time to put our kids and our parents and our teachers first and the  teachers union behind.”

But the topic Gov.Romney kept coming back to was shrinking government and cutting spending to balance the budget.   He said he would cut taxes for small business and not cut spending for the military though he offered no plan for raising revenue.  He was light on specifics on almost every topic but did spend time to talk about a boy with leukemia he ministered to and a Navy seal he once met, who died recently in Benghazi. 

His fans came from 50 miles in all directions and some from just across the street. They had a variety of reasons for backing their guy .  They included Kelly Allen of  Wooster, Mike Delfavaro of Lakewood,  Carol Doty of Louisville, Linda Hyden of Cuyahoga Falls, Dave Dureska of Canton.

A couple of the rare and sought-after undecided voters were in the audience.  Matt And Wendy Ross of Wadsworth supported George W. Bush, then Barack Obama, and after listening to Mitt Romney.   They’re still on the fence.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

The first big private gift comes in for the pro football HOF project
The HOF has needed a shot in the arm for many years and this project will go a long way to getting the attraction the attention it deserves (next: upgrad...

Environmental study nears completion in East Liverpool
Twenty years ago my twin sister and I protested the building and operation of the WTI facility citing several studies that indicated the risk of cancer due to ...

HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

New enrollment period offers more insurance options
The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

Ohio company cuts off a dairy supplier after allegations of animal abuse
these people should be held accountable for their actions. i would be more than pleased to see a year or more behind bars. i will NEVER eat anything that comes ...

Goodyear recruits thousands of vets
What a wonderful interview! Excellent reporting skills by a talented young reporter! I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Schley!

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University