Sunday, October 28, 2012

Romney and Ryan Stop in Celina...part #2

I'm not sure when and if a major Presidential Contender stopped in our little berg of Celina {with a population approaching 11,000}...but today, with "Sandy" getting ready to hit the eastern seaboard, Mitt Romney cancelled in Virginia, and decided to join his running mate Paul Ryan here in Western Ohio....first at the Celina Fieldhouse, the they moved on to Finlay, to the north....

I had opted out, Hell, I've have interviewed Ronald Reagan, George Bush 1, and Ted Kennedy, while in Dodge City, Kansas, during the 1980 campaign...and more sports and political players than I can count during my days in radio and cable TV....so standing outside and waiting, then inside and waiting more was not going to be in my cards....however, wife Patricia, sister Marty, and oldest son Sam took it all in....they got inside the 2000 seat Celina Fieldhouse, built back in 1936 as part of the WPA Project, under FDR, and still used as the Varsity Basketball Arena these days....while others, were sent to the Celina Football Stadium...just a few hundred feet away, where they had big screens set up....the city probably had not seen this type of excitement in many a moon....

The doors opened up at 11:30, although many had been waiting in line since 9am....Mitt, Paul, and Company were finished up by 3 and on their way north....the schedule that these guys, and Obammy and Joe Biden are keeping is itself amazing, to say the least....

And finally CBS National News{who watches that bias crap?} did lead off it's election coverage with Romney speaking in Celina....

Tomorrow, off to Centerville to watch Grandson Kasyn, rapidly approaching his first Birthday{November 24th} for the day, with the opening games of the Dartball season beginning on the raod at Mt. Tabor tomorrow night....

back later>>>>

Photos-All Taken by Patricia, Romney and Ryan at the historic Celina Fieldhouse 10/28/12

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