Last night, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan appeared at the Red Rocks amphitheater outside of Denver before a packed house. The Romney campaign sent out these photos of the event this morning:
This one is from Hugh Hewitt’s site:
The Denver Post, no Republican outlet, acknowledged how extraordinary the event was: “GOP nominees pack Red Rocks Amphitheater to capacity.”
A confident Mitt Romney, two weeks out from Election Day, spoke about his campaign as a movement sweeping the nation during a moonlit rally at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday night. … Roughly 10,000 people packed into the concert venue west of Denver, with thousands more turned away at the door. Traffic leading into Red Rocks gridlocked in the hours before the event. The lines to go through security and enter the venue wound through the parking lots. …
Supporters in the audience clacked together Thundersticks, creating a sound akin to a stampede. Musicians Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins warmed up the crowd. Colorado Rockies legend Todd Helton showed up to give his endorsement. And New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a rising star in the Republican Party, also was on the bill, telling the crowd: “There’s a guy backstage who has the answers to the problems we face.”
When that guy walked out on stage — and the crowd roared a deafening roar — he appeared in awe of the scene before him.
“What a place this is,” he proclaimed. He then paused, and the cheers of the crowd cascaded forward.
Romney is riding a wave of enthusiasm that parallels what Barack Obama experienced in 2008. The momentum is his, and it is hard to see what Obama can do at this point to stop it.