BRUNSWICK — The rain was just tapering off as Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took the stage flagged by his family in Brunswick Sunday.
The themes of family, love, and hope for the economy took center stage during the Father’s Day pancake breakfast at the idyllic and family-run Mapleside Farms.
Romney’s son Matt told the crowd how his father “taught me how to be a father and husband ”
Ann Romney told the crowd that the Romneys “as mothers and fathers” were worried about the future being better for Children.
When Romney spoke, he followed now familiar themes of questioning Obama’s policy and saying that change was needed.
If elected, he told thousands of supporters, this will be a great time for America. “A turning point”
A large crowd had gathered by 7:30 today. Organizer and supporter David Wadsworth said 3,000 had registered to attend but more were driving in from “all over.”
Mapleside Farms in Bruswick hosted the event, which overlooks a lush green Ohio valley. The smell of buttery pancakes, free for attendees, filed the air.
As Gwynetta High of Medina waited for her pancakes, she said with certainty that Romney would win the fall election.
“I like his views. I like his politics,” she said.” I think he had the intelligence and background to pull us out of this mess we’re in.”
Today’s stop is the second visit to Ohio in a week for Romney. On Thursday, the same day President Barack Obama appeared in Cleveland, Romney spoke to a crowd in Cincinnati, assailing the president’s record as “long on words and short on action.”