LARGE CROWD TURNS OUT FOR ROMNEY IN CONWAY

by Christian Mower on December 23, 2011

ABOUT 200 PEOPLE TURNED OUT THURSDAY NIGHT IN CONWAY TO HEAR FORMER MASS. GOV. AND REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY SPEAK AT A TOWN HALL MEETING AT KENNETT MIDDLE SCHOOL.

ARRIVING AT THE SCHOOL’S CAFETERIA SHORTLY AFTER 6 P.M. WITH HIS WIFE ANN – JUST A FEW YARDS FROM WHERE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS WIFE MICHELLE CAMPAIGNED DURING THE LAST ELECTION, ROMNEY WAS INTRODUCED BY CARROLL COUNTY ATTORNEY TOM DEWHURST, WHO HAS ENDORSED HIS CANDIDACY.

ANN ROMNEY SPOKE FOR A FEW MINUTES AND PRAISED HER HUSBAND’S QUALITIES AS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAYING SHE HAD JUST TOLD HER HUSBAND ON THE BUS THEY ARE TOURING NEW HAMPSHIRE IN HE REALLY NEEDS TO FIX THE COUNTRY’S PROBLEMS.

ROMNEY’S ENTOURAGE ARRIVED IN CONWAY TO FINISH THE SECOND DAY OF A 3-DAY TOUR OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. ROMNEY HAD STOPPED EARLIER THURSDAY IN THE NORTH COUNTRY, IN BETHLEHEM, LANCASTER AND BERLIN.

FORMER NEW HAMPSHIRE GOV. JOHN H. SUNUNU ALSO SPOKE. ROMNEY SAYS HE WAS PLEASED TO GET THE ENDORSEMENT THURSDAY OF SUNUNU’S FORMER BOSS AT THE WHITE HOUSE, FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H. W. BUSH.

ROMNEY TOUCHED ON SEVERAL TOPICS WHILE TAKING QUESTIONS, INCLUDING THE IMPORTANCE OF LESS GOVERNMENT AND BIPARTISANSHIP, IMMIGRATION, THE HIGH COST OF EDUCATION, ENTITLEMENTS, THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN, SOCIAL SECURITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, OBAMA’S HEALTHCARE OVERHAUL – WHICH HE REFERS TO AS “OBAMACARE,” JOBS AND THE ECONOMY – ALL WHILE STRESSING HIS MAIN THEME THAT AS AN EXPERIENCED BUSINESSMAN HE KNOWS HOW TO CREATE JOBS AND WILL LIFT BURDENSOME REGULATIONS ON BUSINESSES TO ALLOW THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO FLOURISH.

ROMNEY IS SCHEDULED TO CONTINUE HIS BUS TOUR FRIDAY IN LITTLETON AND CONCORD.