Mitt Romney Makes First Stop in Londonderry

Dec 27, 2011 No Comments by

People in overwhelming numbers lined the entrance into the historic building and filled the Coach Stop Restaurant on the corner of Route 102 and Mammoth Road this morning for a meet and greet breakfast with Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney. Among those in attendance were US Senator Kelly Ayotte and NH State Senator Sharon Carson, along with over 200 local citizens of all ages.

Mitt Romney (L) speaks to a large crowd gathered at the Coach Stop in Londonderry, alongside NH Senator Sharon Carson (middle) and US Senator Kelly Ayotte (right). Image courtesy Keith Tharp.

Upon the arrival of Governor Romney, Senator Ayotte gave a resounding endorsement supporting his candidacy, stating that the country was moving in the wrong direction and Romney was the best candidate to fix the problem. Senator Carson also put her support behind Romney, officially welcoming him to Londonderry and endorsing his run for Presidency.

During the breakfast, Romney spoke of the problems facing the country questioning President Obama’s administration failed policies and his direction for America.  Governor Romney outlined his plans for the future. Quoting from one of his favorite patriotic songs, America the Beautiful, he quoted “O beautiful for heroes proved, In liberating strife. Who more than self their country loved, And mercy more than life!” at which point he thanked the Veterans in the room. The final lyric he quoted was “O beautiful for patriot dream, That sees beyond the years”. Then he spoke about how our forefathers had it right that America is good and we must see beyond the years to protect our future generations.

Romney also spoke about strengthening our military and utilizing it not as a tool of war, but as a tool of peace. “I want a military that’s the strongest in the world, so strong that we don’t have to use it because people would never want to test it,” Romney said.

He believes that states should have more control over the use of federal dollars, the federal government should be streamlined, and repetitive government programs should be cut. He also stated that government needs to get out of the way of business, that he would repeal Obama Care if elected and would work to get government spending under control.

For more than an hour, Governor Romney spoke to the excited crowd of supporters. He shook hands, took photos and answered question after question. Several news stations and papers also covered the breakfast.


About the author

Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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