Jim Cummins arrived at Land O’ Lakes High School hours before former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took the stage at the school stadium Oct. 27.
The next president of the United States drew him here, said Cummins, a Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War. Romney is a man with unshakable “dedication to the causes for which this great nation was founded," he said.
He cited Romney’s virtues:
“No. 1 is integrity,” said Cummins, of Lutz. “Absolute inviolate integrity. “
Cummins was one of a mass of people who came to Land O’ Lakes Saturday, forming a line that spanned from the school's parking loop all the way to just short of the school entrance at Land O’ Lakes Boulevard.
Young and old alike came to the school for Romney’s speech, given at John Benedetto Stadium. They came from all sorts of places, some hailing from at least as far as St. Petersburg.
One of those folks that flocked to Pasco from outside the area was Mike Freese of St. Petersburg. The military veteran and former employee of the division of alcoholic beverages and tobacco held hand-painted signs as he waited in line for entry to the rally.
One showed former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wearing only a swimsuit with the communist insignia. Another billed President Barack Obama as “Barack ‘Insane’ Obama For Colonel of Libya.”
“It’s political satire, but in this case it’s true,” he said.
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