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Romney tells Yardley crowd Obama fell 'very short' on promises

Mean­while, former Pres­id­ent Bill Clin­ton cam­paigns on be­half of Pres­id­ent Obama at a rally at Mont­gomery County Com­munity Col­lege this af­ter­noon.

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Tens of thou­sands of sup­port­ers turned out des­pite cold weath­er last night as Mitt Rom­ney and his wife ad­dressed an out­door rally at a farm near Yard­ley on the fi­nal week­end of their cam­paign for the White House.

The couple ar­rived at Shady Brook Farm aboard a blue and white cam­paign bus shortly after the theme from Rocky blared from the loud­speak­ers. As sup­port­ers waited – the Rom­neys were a little more than an hour late – they waved Amer­ic­an flags and Rom­ney-Ry­an signs un­der the flood­lights, and chanted “U.S.A.”

Ann Rom­ney told the faith­ful that their votes were needed on Tues­day “to save this coun­try.”

“I’m stand­ing with the man I have stood with in 42 years of mar­riage. I have seen him be ex­cep­tion­al in every way, and I can tell you he will not fail,” she said to cheers.

Rom­ney then took the mi­cro­phone and urged people to donate to the Red Cross, the Sal­va­tion Army or oth­er or­gan­iz­a­tions that are help­ing fel­low cit­izens re­cov­er from last week’s dev­ast­a­tion from Hur­ricane Sandy. The Re­pub­lic­an can­did­ate and former gov­ernor of Mas­sachu­setts lauded the ac­tions of the gov­ernors of the hard-hit states for their work in help­ing in the re­cov­ery, and men­tioned New Jer­sey Gov. Chris Christie by name.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate his hard work,” Rom­ney said.

Christie, a Re­pub­lic­an, made polit­ic­al waves last week by tour­ing his flood-rav­aged home state with Rom­ney’s Demo­crat­ic op­pon­ent, Pres­id­ent Obama.

Both pres­id­en­tial can­did­ates have been largely ab­sent from Pennsylvania for most of the cam­paign, and pub­lic opin­ion polls have con­sist­ently put the state in Obama’s column. But Rom­ney pre­dicted that he would win Pennsylvania and its 20 elect­or­al votes on Elec­tion Day.

“The people of Amer­ic­an un­der­stand that we are tak­ing back the White House be­cause we’re go­ing to win Pennsylvania,” he said.

A sur­rog­ate for Obama, former Pres­id­ent Bill Clin­ton, is plan­ning a cam­paign stop at Mont­gomery County Com­munity Col­lege this af­ter­noon.

Last night, Rom­ney blas­ted Obama’s re­cord over the last four years, de­rid­ing Obama­care and point­ing to the  budget de­fi­cit, both of which were greeted with loud boos from the crowd.

Rom­ney said Obama had “fallen so very short” of the prom­ises he made when he ran for pres­id­ent in 2008. Rom­ney said the pres­id­ent had failed to de­liv­er on those prom­ises. “He hasn’t. I will,” Rom­ney said to loud cheers.

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