It wasn't an overwhelming crowd. But for a weekday morning at a location that wasn't incredibly convientent, GOP nominee for president Mitt Romney drew close to 4 thousand people to the Mobility Supercenter on Midlothian Turnpike.
Romney was clearly relaxed and energized. It was clear he was working to build on his campaign's newfound momentum. He chided the Obama administration on Libya, promised to repeal and replace Obamacare and called for the need for a "Real Recovery".
His supporters believe he is in a position to win in Virginia.
Here is my story for NBC12:
CHESTERFIELD (WWBT)- It is crunch time in the race for president and Mitt Romney is hoping to take advantage of every available moment. The GOP nominee was in two swing states Friday, and that included a stop in Chesterfield.
Virginia has become a crucial piece of any scenario that could lead to a Romney win. Polls show Romney surging in Virginia and the crowd that saw him this morning believes he can win. The Romney campaign has a renewed energy, and it was on display in Chesterfield.
“Mitt, Mitt, Mitt,” the crowd cheered as he we introduced on stage.
The GOP nominee built the case that he is well positioned to win the White House in November.
"He (President Obama) says you can't fix Washington from the inside you need to be on the outside,” Romney said. “Well we are going to give him that chance."
Romney spoke to a decent, but not overwhelming, crowd of roughly four thousand supporters. Supporters who have no doubt that he can win.
"There is a really groundswell going on right now,” said Bob McCrocklin. “If you haven't noticed."
Rose Jones sees it as well.
"When you see people on the street they are talking” she said. ‘They are saying that this country needs a new direction."
But while most polls show things have improved for the republican, the race is still extremely tight. Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt argues that undecided voters will still break for the president.
"Take a close look at the difference between Governor Romney's words, and the implications of the policies he's proposed along the campaign trail," LaBolt challenged.
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