Photos: Mitt Romney tells 17,000 in Englewood he will win the election


Another theme: A vote for Romney is not just a vote for "love of country," but it's also a vote for "real change" -- a message underscored by a large sign behind him that read, "REAL CHANGE ON DAY ONE."

Romney said, "Accomplishing change is not just something I talk about. It's something I have done. And it's what I will do when I'm President of the United States."

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Photo by Brandon Marshall
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He later returned to the message of unity, saying, "The best achievements are shared achievements. I learned that respect and goodwill go a long way and are usually returned in kind.... I'll bring people together, doing big things for the common good. I won't just represent one party -- I will represent one nation."

This theory is one Romney's team hopes will resonate with those remaining undecided voters, if they still exist. In Colorado, residents on the fence about their decision are the ones who could make all the difference in a race that is certain to be decided by a very small margin of voters.

"Now, the closing hours of the campaign have a dynamic all of their own, as you can imagine. Many voters have already made up their mind as to who they're going to vote for," he said to loud cheers. "But a lot of others are just putting aside the demands of daily living and they're considering who they're going to vote for and how that vote will affect their life, and the lives of their children and the course of the country that we all love. And so we ask them to look beyond the speeches and the attacks and the ads. Look to the record, the accomplishments, the failures and the judgment, because words are cheap and a record is real -- and it's earned with effort."

Throughout the speech, Romney often told the crowd that he will be elected on Tuesday -- and it was a message reinforced by his wife Ann, who, in her introductory speech, said the same thing she told a Colorado crowd a month earlier.

"We're getting closer and closer. This is getting very excited," Ann Romney said, prompting nonstop cheers of "We want Ann! We want Ann!" until her husband interrupted and said, "You've got her!"

She continued, "We've had such a thrill to be able to go across this country. And now that journey is coming to a close -- but a new journey is about to begin. What a thrill it's gonna be for me, because I know something about Mitt: He does not fail."

Supporter Judy Robertson, 69, of Loveland, said that she is 100 percent confident in her candidate winning.

"I believe in voting for your biblical values and he is doing what the Bible says. He is against abortion. He is against gay marriage.... And God will bless us," said Robertson, who wore a large red, white and blue hat with an elephant on it, along with a Paul Ryan-Mitt Romney pin. "Romney is gonna win -- he is gonna conquer."

Continue for more photos from the rally.


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17 comments
Jeremy Coss
Jeremy Coss

That quote by the old woman is several reasons to NOT vote Romney.

Jeremy Coss
Jeremy Coss

He told that to 3000 less people than Obama got. Guess who still has the lead

Daisy Rothschild
Daisy Rothschild

In the interest of offering a balanced set of articles, Westword, why don't you do an article and questionnaire on Obama pulling 20,000 people last night with the Dave Matthews concert here in Aurora?

Katie Pollard
Katie Pollard

There definitely weren't 17000 people there - someone's full of himself...

Brian Whatley
Brian Whatley

if he wins we will kick him out of office, hes the worst candidate in all history besides the bush's

Aaron LeForce
Aaron LeForce

Since Romney owns most of the electronic vote counting machines...don't see how he can lose.

Colleen Luckett
Colleen Luckett

I love that people are still perpetuating the myth of the "liberal media." Do some research about the owners of the handful of corporations who now own all the media outlets in this country. And what the hell is "revenge" voting for Obama? People have lost their damn minds. P.S. Dropped off my ballot last night. Go President Obama!

Scott Mourer
Scott Mourer

I need to see three of four thousand more political ads to make up my mind.

Guy Kittelson
Guy Kittelson

the media won't fawn over him and cover up his lies anymore. He's held fewer press conferences than George Bush did. Its a disgrace. I predict 300 electoral votes for Romney at least. Again, the liberal media has been inflating the number of voters for Obama to keep the polls close. You'll see, this won't be an Obama victory. We'll know on Wednesday!

Keith Bryant
Keith Bryant

@ Guy: do you know something the rest of us don't? Even if Obama didn't win re-election, he would still exist in the world, right?

Stephanie Mondragon
Stephanie Mondragon

He doesn't believe what comes out of his own mouth, just like the rest of us

Michael McCarthy
Michael McCarthy

Obama wins Electoral College by decent amount...but may lose the popular vote. However, he still gets the prize. And yes Tiffany Mittens lies while he flips and flops.

Guy Kittelson
Guy Kittelson

Obama and his lies aren't much longer for this world. Romney offers real hope and not obama's "revenge" voting.

Russell Lott
Russell Lott

would be surprised if a candidate said anything else ...

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