Battleground Watch reported Thursday night that the Romney campaign estimated the crowd at about 10 thousand post-debate, euphoric people.
Obama also drew 10,000 at his rally in Denver, Thursday.
The nature of his personality and his incumbent status will likely mean his crowds will almost certainly exceed Romney’s. The key won’t be to beat Obama’s crowd sizes, but to “mind the gap” and show your troops have near equal enthusiasm. The problem for Obama is his core supporters are rabid in their loyalty, but he lacks that softer layer of support that would put him comfortably over 50%. This is why he can draw such amazing crowds but can’t translate that in the polls. Tonight’s rally will be a good test to see how well Romney is closing that gap. For what it’s worth Joe Biden drew 300 in Iowa today…:
See Battleground Watch for more pix.
Another great photo of the Romney crowd, here.
Trace Adkins introduced Wayne La Pierre of the NRA who endorsed R/R at Thursday’s rally: