Referencing remarks made during a warm-up speech by Rep. Jim Gerlach, in which he suggested the crowd would have to “convince” Romney that he can win Pennsylvania this fall, Romney came bounding off his bus to tweak the representative’s remarks.
“He said that you guys need to convince me that I’m going to win Pennsylvania,” Romney said. “I’ve got news for you, congressman, I am going to win Pennsylvania.”
Romney showed no signs of exhaustion despite a jam-packed opening to his bus tour. The candidate appeared before hundreds in the backyard of a historical iron furnace, the last public event of a day that included no fewer than four television interviews, a speech given via satellite to the Faith and Freedom Coalition and three campaign events, including this evening’s. Romney spent Friday weaving across New Hampshire on the first day of his tour.