February 10, 2012

Live Blog: Mitt Romney comes to Maine

By Jason Singer jsinger@pressherald.com
Assistant City Editor / Online

(Continued from page 2)

click image to enlarge

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Grand Junction, Colo. on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Related headlines

A few stragglers are still funneling in. Around 5:10 p.m., there was a small line to get inside, but it was moving quickly.


5:26 p.m. — Inside The Portland Company, bleachers holding several hundred people have been arranged to face the west wall of the building, where a stage has been constructed.

Large American flags adorn the windows, and a large "Romney: Believe in America" sign hangs behind the stage. A small group of Romney supporters have been placed on the stage, and will sit behind the candidate as he speaks.

The building is not particularly well-lit or insulated, but Romney presumably chose it for its manufacturing history and industrial feel.

Through one of the uncovered windows, you can see a large, yellow "Liberty: Too Big To Fail" sign across the street. It was hung on a fence by Ron Paul's supporters. Many Republicans think Rep. Ron Paul will beat Romney in the Maine caucuses tomorrow. 

Romney, the presumed front-runner, is hoping to avoid a fourth straight loss. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri on Tuesday.


5:10 p.m. — Most of the crowd has funneled into The Portland Company Marine Complex at 58 Fore Street in Portland.

A group of Ron Paul protestors are standing across the street from the event, greeting passers-by.

Using a portable stereo system, the protestors played popular songs that had been re-worked with pro-Ron Paul lyrics. At about 5 p.m., a version of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" blared from the speakers. "We'll make a brand new start of it, vote Ron Paul!" the vocalist crooned

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)



The daily paper delivered to your computer or tablet!

Browse page by page, including stories and ads, with interactive features that make reading a breeze from wherever you are.

Already a print subscriber?
Connect your account for continued access. Not a subscriber? Become one.

Subscriptions start at only $8/month.

Go to the e-Edition


Hoping to read The Root or Golden Dish? Find them at MaineToday.com.


Maine, Naturally - Yesterday
Fun Earth Day Video: Of Bogs and Bonfires
Commercial Confidential - Tuesday
Earth Day post: the boom in bag bans

More PPH Blogs

Maine's Top Jobs

CRMA Freeport Place Assisted Living
DINING ROOM MANAGER DiMilllo's On the Water
HOUSING SPECIALIST Elderly Affordable Housing Complex
LIBRARY ASSOCIATE Maine State Legislature
View all Top Jobs