Guess who isn’t afraid of a little rain? Mitt Romney attends rally, shakes hands of vets in downpour

Did he cancel or move to a smaller venue due to the weather? Nope.

People on the scene provide photos and reports.

Hey, girl!

Out of touch?

To the contrary; this is how in touch he is.

It didn’t stop his supporters, either.


  • Beckett

    That is a really good picture of Romney.

  • Pete Futz

    I can’t even imagine obama doing this, although now he kinda has to.

    • Mojack Vierundzwanzig

      chris mathews would be jumping around obama taking every rain drop so none would hit his boyfriend. The tingle hasnt gone away for chrissy

      • mystere

        ROFL! Good one Mojack!

    • lillymckim

      Obamas checking the weather channel as we speak to find snow and hail..

      • TJCrane_NCC1701

        He’s asking Al Gore to schedule “Climate Change” summits in cities with open stadiums that Obama can’t fill ! LMAO !

        • Worship Dancer

          they had that in charlotte during the DNC then changed the location because it was threatening rain.

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            Really ? REALLY !

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            F’in dizzy from spinning ! Crazier than a rat in a plugged up s**t-house

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            My apologies @Worship Dancer. I mistook what you meant.

    • orringtonmom (D)

      nah, rain waters down the kool-aid.

    • Worship Dancer

      and he didn’t – he had a speech scheduled in charlotte at the DNC but they moved it because it was threatening rain and the place was open air. they moved it to a MUCH SMALLER location. we really think it was because they knew the place wouldn’t be full.

    • grais

      He’s got to be driven around looking for a bunch of kids out in the schoolyard now, too, so he can ‘spontaneously’ turn around and go talk to them.

  • radjahshelduck

    Hey, Governor, don’t go William Henry Harrison on us now.

  • RaggedyAnn46

    I like him more and more as time rolls on.

    • Baba Ghanoush

      Me too. He is finally starting to show his true colors

  • Kristi Reagan

    Good heavens, my #ladyparts just skipped a beat.

    • PickledPeach

      lol Kristi, you know between Mitt & “hey girl its Paul Ryan”, they could make business & math sexy

      • MissQuinn82

        I was Team Paul Ryan , but…. wet Mitt kinda got me.


      • Amanda Louise

        Oh, they’ve been doing that. xD
        (Not that that would be a legitimate basis for voting for them, but it’s an added bonus :P)

  • Guy_Montag_OG

    The One would have had 1,800 helicopters stationed above the venue, to part the sea of rain…and 2,800 lackeys with umbrellas. Oh, the irony.

  • JohnDale49

    That’s our guy 😉

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    There’s a really old saying. I was told a form of it existed before the Civil War:

    Only two things melt in the rain.
    Sugar and Excrement.

    Apparently, Romney doesn’t melt in the rain.

    That other guy?
    He’s not made of sugar and he’s certainly afraid of the rain!

    • Zane Henry

      Oh why can’t I up-vote this a bazillion times?

    • grais

      President Eye Candy would have been fearful, alright.

  • Sheerie Knoll

    I liked Mitt Romney in 2008 and wanted him over McCain. Wanted Mitt to run this time around. I’m so happy that he is running, and praying everyday that he wins.

  • G.

    Apparently we have a Presidential candidate fit for the office, not an immature, egotistical, wanna-be rock star know-nothing socialist. Go, Mitt !!!

  • Bryan

    The left will just spin this as an example of how Romney is going to soak the middle class.

  • 5topAmnesty

    Hate to say it, but I might just have to vote for Romney.

    • Baba Ghanoush

      It’s ok, don’t be afraid.

  • mystere

    Romney is bold, while 0bama is a half wit wimp.

  • cscape

    the left media and the Axelrod drones will say that this was a “staged photo op…. and shameless”

    • ryukidn

      Do they think Romney made it rain? Thought only Obama could do that …

  • ryukidn

    Mitt was not my 1st choice, or my 2nd, or maybe even my 3rd. But, God’s unanswered prayers are possibly the most powerful of all as it’s looking more & more like He knew EXACTLY what we needed!

    • RaggedyAnn46

      Same here Shell! Great choice! Thank you, Lord!

  • hillplus

    This guy gets more presidential as the days go by!!

  • Rebecca Leigh Randolph

    it’s been nasty and rainy all day….wish it would quit it already but glad that Romney stopped by the area after his big foreign policy speech!! my district has the highest concentration of active duty and retired military in the country!!

    • George Gallo

      Then that means the regime will figure out how to lose their ballots returning from the active duty troops at the front until they can be disqualified for arriving late.

  • TiLiNi

    My brother and 2 sisters were there repping #PacificIslandersforRomney

    • elijahzabmom

      YES, diversity of thought.

  • stuckinIL4now

    This is what an honorable man does. He keeps his appointments. When people show up to see him even in the rain he honors his commitments. As the spoiled child Obamuh has continued to wilt, Romney has continued to look more and more presidential. And maybe Obamuh is frightened that he might melt if rain fell on him.

    • orringtonmom (D)

      i was thinking how it also says a lot of the people that stood in the rain to hear him.

  • Stephanie T

    I love the determined expression on the face of the Veteran who’s shaking Governor Romney’s hand in the photo above. For some reason, it gives me confidence in November 6th.

    • RaggedyAnn46

      Best picture I’ve seen in this campaign thus far! The face on this Veteran is priceless!

  • orringtonmom (D)

    campaigning. he’s doing it right.

  • vino veritas

    Very good move by Romney. This is exactly what he should be doing to contrast obama’s pathetic attempts to appear ‘real’ for voters. He needs to keep this up and don’t let up on attacking the obama campaign’s ridiculous narrative about him being rich and out of touch. Keep putting forth more detail about his economic plan as much as possible while the con artist-in-chief keeps pandering to his base with freebies, more oppressive regulations against the actual job creators in this country and redistribution through taxation policies. Even with the skewered 10+1 & 12+1 democrat-favored polls, Romney should be able to completely blow obama out of the water before the vote comes.

  • Brandon

    If I could vote for Mitt I would (I’m only 17). He’s a good man who legitimately cares about our country. He’s acted more like a president since he’s got the nomination than Obama has in 4 years. Let’s just all pray he wins this election because if not we’re all doomed, well unless you collect a check.

  • DizzyMissL

    There is an AMAZING photo of my man Mitt at this event on, believe it or not, HP:

  • D.Cade

    I was there, it was very exciting, pouring rain didn’t stop those who don’t want four more yrs of Obama! Mitt was great America needs Truth, Protection , Leadership…Not an empty chair! We need Mitt! Check out this neat video compares Romeny in the rain vs Obama changing Dem. convention to indoor venue

  • D.Cade

    I was at the rally, It was POURING rain! The crowd was very excited they came out in the bad weather b/c we don’t want 4 more yrs of Obama! Mitt was great! I got to shake Gov Mc Don. hand! America needs Truth, Protection, Leadeship, WE NEED MITT!
    Check out this video It shows Romney in rain vs Obama changing venue for Dem. Convention

  • D.Cade

    Didn’t know my comment went through twice! After Mitt spoke at VMI on his way to the rally in Newport News, he saw kids at an elmentary school waving at him and he made his motorcade turn around so he could stop and talk to them! Read…nice aticle!

  • Grace D MacDonald

    I was there today and it was great even in the rain. I would not have missed it! He is a great American!

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    in b4 MSNBC calls this racist

  • AlmaAlma

    Makes him look hot!

  • AlmaAlma

    Makes him look hot!

  • GaryTheBrave

    From what I understand Mitt was suffering a cold at the debate so this is even more impressive. I’m sure Ann’s worried for him, though.

  • GaryTheBrave

    From what I understand Mitt was suffering a cold at the debate so this is even more impressive. I’m sure Ann’s worried for him, though.

  • Paul C.

    Have you ever seen OWEBAMA in the rain. Ok maybe in his second home Hollywood.