From William Jacobson's Legal Insurrection blog:
From reader Tim who is at the Romney-Ryan appearance in High Point, North Carolina:
Going into the doors. Holy moly I can't believe the people.
One picture is the front of the line, one picture kinda the back, EXCEPT my camera can't capture two and a half blocks of people.
Many are actually women (the shock).
Tim just emailed again:
I have never been to a rally, but the picture in my head did not include a line to get off the exit, a half mile walk to the line and then a multiple block line. Consider me heartened.
Update - Overflow crowds in Mooresville, as reported by reader Hope:
My 18 year old daughter and I attempted to go to the Romney/Ryan rally this morning in Mooresville , NC. This is a video [image below] of the crowd outside around 9 a.m. The crowd behind me was as big. We did not get in as the crowd was too large. The fire marshal turned the crowds away. This was as close as we got.
We saw about 12 protestors in 3 separate groups of 4 each. They were not convincing anyone that "Offshore Mitt" posed any threat to the country.
As one man said to me...we are the people that work for a living and the people that are protesting are the people that vote for a living. Be encouraged. There are many, many good people with us.
I have always enjoyed your blog.
I wouldn't say that the right has been hanging back until this point, but anyone can see the difference that the choice of Ryan has made. Where before there was grit teeth and resignation to the invevitable, there is now genuine enthusiasm.
Meanwhile, at a $51 dollar a head fundraiser for Obama in Chicago, the venue was half empty.