Photos: Craig Romney says supporters across the state are praying for his dad

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Mitt Romney says that our rights come from God -- and Craig Romney says his father's success will come from God hearing the prayers of Colorado residents across the state. This was one message at an early vote rally yesterday afternoon in which Craig, Mitt's youngest son, told fans that his favorite comment from supporters is when they say they're praying for the Romney family.

"As I've traveled around the country and spoken to voters...I hear two things consistently," Romney told a crowd of supporters outside the campaign's Denver office on Cook Street. "First is, I have never volunteered. I've never been to a rally. I've never made phone calls. I've never made a donation...and I ask people why is that this is the first time you're doing that. Most of the time, they'll say this is the most important election of my lifetime -- and it certainly is of mine."

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Craig Romney in Denver.
Later in his speech, Romney, who championed his father at a Lakewood event targeting Latino voters last month, said, "The second thing I hear consistently is, 'We're praying for your family. We're praying for your father.'

"And I'll tell you what -- that is my favorite thing I get to hear on the road, and we are so grateful for your prayers. We know that God hears prayers and He blesses this country. And we know that this is a special country that we live in," he continued. "We're grateful for the liberties we enjoy."

Romney was joining the local campaign for the "Romney-Ryan Commit to Mitt Early Vote Express Tour Bus" that has been making stops throughout the state encouraging residents to cast their ballots in advance of election day. The state's top Democrats held a similar event a week earlier, pushing early votes for the president on the first day that residents could cast ballots.

The Craig Romney campaign stop yesterday came on the same day the Romney team cancelled Colorado rallies with Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan originally scheduled for today due to Hurricane Sandy and its devastation on the East Cost. The Obama camp also cancelled a Colorado event featuring the president that was scheduled for today.

However, the natural disaster is not stopping the candidates' surrogates and direct family members from pushing the campaigns forward in the key swing state of Colorado. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, spoke to Lakewood volunteers for Obama on Sunday night and Bill Clinton has rallies scheduled in Commerce City and Denver today. While Romney the candidate has worked to direct his focus to the hurricane, asking supporters to donate toward relief efforts, Craig Romney yesterday made no mention of the devastating storm during his remarks.

Instead, he promoted his dad's resume and personal character to the crowd in a county that leans toward Obama, but -- with more than 79,000 registered Republicans -- is still important to Romney campaign in what is expected to be an incredibly tight race.

Continue for more from Craig Romney's speech and for more photos from the campaign stop.


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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I'd pray if I knew it would have any success in Romney finding a gun & killing himself !!!

Patrick Solano
Patrick Solano

Seriously must agree with Benjamin, WTF is wrong with you people? Robbie, looks like somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed...and Timothy, it's good to know that you have a heart. Yes, kinda a pointless article, however, I think they're just hgihlighting another "out of touch" moment from the Romney Campaign.

Benjamin Bradburn
Benjamin Bradburn

WTF. Lets all attack Natasha and Westword because their political ideology is different than mine! It's called civility people. We can disagree without disrespecting each other. It is relevant because Romney has said he would get rid of FEMA. This I an example of something the free market can't handle unless you want to just let people die in their homes while the flood waters recede. If you want to do that, that's your opinion. It's not an opinion I share, but that's okay. It's also relevant because Romney didn't mention it during his campaign stops in the affected areas where he refused to answer question about FEMA 14 times. It's also relevant because Romney accepted donations for victims of Sandy that are only being distributed in swing states.

Natasha Schwertley
Natasha Schwertley

Who made them out to be gods? I just don't like when people put politics ahead of country. Sadly, I seem to be in the minority there. And people wonder why we have a govt that doesn't function very well...

Jon Whitehead
Jon Whitehead

C'mon Westword. At least try to hide your political distaste for anything not on the far, far left. What a ridiculous post.

Timothy Black Tail Deer
Timothy Black Tail Deer

Treating people like idols, you know, making them out to be gods. Why does it matter what the Romneys say (or fail to say) about anything? If Romney's son had said something sympathetic would that bring light to your world? Would it make the tragedy of the storm disappear? No. I don't care if it was American lives or British, Swedish, Indian, whatever. I'm not a nationalist.

Natasha Schwertley
Natasha Schwertley

Treating people like idols? Cling on the govt? Where do you get that from? And a devasting storm affecting tens of millions of AMERICANS is kind of a big deal, you know.

Timothy Black Tail Deer
Timothy Black Tail Deer

Natasha, I'm sure someone somewhere has ties to a natural disaster going on somewhere around the globe. I guess we should give them all special attention, huh? Every earthquake, tsunami, hurricane, tornado, flood, we must all stop what we're doing, find someone who has a loved one who is directly suffering from the event, and give them a hug, right? Yeah, no. Not happening. And since when does anyone give a shit what Romney's son has to say? How are his words going to comfort anyone? Reality check, Natasha, stop treating people like idols.

Natasha Schwertley
Natasha Schwertley

Tim, and I'm sure no one around here has family/friends affected? Reality check time.

Robbie Ratay
Robbie Ratay

So this stupid bitch natasha^^^ must be the 47% who clings off the govt and ppl that actually contribute to society.. good job

Natasha Schwertley
Natasha Schwertley

Not surprising. Few of those affected are part of the 1 percent they care about.

Constance
Constance

Chicken hawk Romney and his five chicken hawk sons, telling us all about the importance of prayers. Just more self-sacrificing service to our country! Just like in 2007:

"“The good news is that we have a volunteer Army and that’s the way we’re going to keep it,” Romney told some 200 people gathered in an abbey near the Mississippi River that had been converted into a hotel. “My sons are all adults and they’ve made decisions about their careers and they’ve chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard.” He added: “One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I’d be a great president.”

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Religulous Imbeciles.

 

 

ctewell1
ctewell1

Im praying god sends me a bmw for christmas

tsmith4918
tsmith4918

I believe the Lord will answer the heartfelt prayers of all Americans and decide that the guy who curently lives at the WH is the man to go forward.  IN other words, Craig, be careful for what you ask for.

AbbeyEvans
AbbeyEvans

Sorry craig - your dad's a lying douchebag; I'm praying he badly loses the election so that you and the rest of your Stepford family vanish from the public eye.

runninreb
runninreb

 @ctewell1 I'm praying for a Mercedes Benz.  All my friends drive Porsches, I must make amends.

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