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Published On: Wed, Oct 10th, 2012

Mitt Romney gives ‘inspirational speech’ in Virginia downpour

Business Insider describes the scene in Virginia Monday, which had the GOP hopeful pressing on during a thunderstorm to deliver a rousing a speech.

“And people wonder why it is I’m so confident we’re going to win. I’m confident because I see you here on a day like this,” Romney, clad in a black North Face windbreaker, told a crowd of about 500 on a windswept plaza.

Umbrella-less, he spoke in the downpour for nearly 15 minutes, and glad-handed supporters on a rope line for at least another 10.

“I think Mitt has hit his stride… because he has sought to make this race about the big choice voters face” on the economy and the direction of the country, Romney senior advisor Kevin Madden told AFP.

“As for a new energy, we are definitely seeing a surge in enthusiasm with supporters feeling like they are now part of a bigger movement to help elect Romney and really make a difference. He’s feeding off of that energy.”

While there are few other quotes from the speech, BI continued to heap praise upon Romney.

His campaign bus whizzed past Virginia’s Fairfield Elementary School, where dozens of students lined the road and waved. The bus made an impromptu U-turn, and Romney stepped off and into a crowd of children who burst into gasps and giggles.

“It was his idea,” a Republican official traveling on the campaign bus said of Romney’s stop.

Romney campaigns in heavy rain

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