Giuliani, Voight Stump for Romney in Bethlehem

The former New York mayor and Hollywood star fire up volunteers at Bethlehem GOP Victory Center. Romney surrogates say Pennsylvania is still in play.


Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani headed an all-star cast of Republican surrogates who came to the party’s Victory Center at the Westgate Mall in Bethlehem to make a last-minute pitch for Mitt Romney Monday night.

Giuliani and his co-stars, actor Jon Voight, former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich and former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, were there to thank and fire up volunteers and – to sell the idea that Pennsylvania is still in play in the presidential race.

 “It will be quite a surprise and a kick in the you-know-what if Pennsylvania votes for Mitt Romney,” Guiliani said to a round of laughter and applause.

Every major poll in the state – except for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Susquehanna Polling & Research poll, which scores the race a tie – has President Obama leading Romney by at least 3 points in their most recent surveys.

The former mayor, who guided the Big Apple in the aftermath of its darkest day, rapped the president on the economy, on foreign policy – specifically the recent Benghazi controversy - and the Hurricane Sandy response in New York.

With occasional chants of “one more day,” about 250 supporters turned out for the mini-rally in the former Art & Drafting Connection store in the mall that has served as a volunteer hub for local Republicans since the summer.

“Believe me. We see the polls. We’re going to win Pennsylvania,” said Ehrlich, a former governor who leads Romney’s Maryland campaign. “The Romney campaign isn’t just discovering Pennsylvania.”

Romney has made a last-minute push in the Keystone State, visiting Bucks County on Sunday, while running mate Paul Ryan visited Harrisburg on Saturday. The Obama campaign has countered with former

The GOP challenger also came back to the Pennsylvania airwaves with commercials last week.

Coleman, who lost his senate seat to Al Franken by 312 votes in 2009, was there to drive home the importance of getting out every single vote. “Believe me, your vote counts,” he said.

Hollywood star Voight warmed up the crowd by trying to capture the mood of the moment, saying, “We’re all nervous. It’s like one stomach.”

He went on to paint Tuesday’s presidential choice in the starkest of terms.

If Obama is re-elected, “we will see America broken like never before,” Voight said. “We must save the country.”

Vic November 06, 2012 at 01:15 PM
I have to agree with theperson above who said about lying and Romney does just that in every way.He made statements throuh out his campaine that were way out and wrong and as we got closer to this day to vote he change his words so he could get people to believe he had a wake up call to aamericans were not going to and realized that the people in the United States were not going to go his way.And Ryan he has no clue what hes doing.Also think about it maybe President Obama did,nt do everything he had said he was going to do and why the house and congress had to argue with each other in the parties to try to do what maybe should have been done.So everyone needs to really think about their vote hard before they go and pulll that lever for whoever they choose and think more on electing a new president and vice president that we all know has to start from scratch and really knows nothing about position in the White House or we can keep the one who does know and can keep going to do whatever he can and they will let him do.One last thing why do they wait till the last year of the terms of those offices to disgree and argue about the way things were be done.Again it don,t take a genius to figure that one out.
Anonymous November 06, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Think this through....why would you purposely say something that you knew was wrong that everyone could call you out on later and prove you wrong. It is NOT lying when you have bad info. Gee I wonder who made sure that he has wrong info. Please do not tell me that President Obama never said anything incorrect during his campaign with McCain or even in this campaign. Lying is when you purposely mislead. How is this information purposely misleading for a vote when obviously it was easy enough to prove incorrect way before the vote. Do you really think that abortion on demand and tax payer abortion is more moral than making a statement about wrong info that you heard? Those babies blood is on the hands of everyone who votes for a president who believes that a child is only the choice of the mother. I do not have the choice to NOT wear my seatbelt, but I sure can kill my unborn if I want to. I can stop a beating heart legally in this country...but oh my goodness...better not forget to buckle up.
Gerri Wetherhold November 06, 2012 at 01:41 PM
You are full of bull!!!! Take that to the bank and after 4 more years of Obama, you won't have a bank acct.
Gerri Wetherhold November 06, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Obama did nothing of which he said he would. When will you people wise up. He cannot work with Congress or the Senate. He is not able to run this country. We need a man like Mitt to get us moving in the right direction. Please think of your children and grandchildren when you vote today!!!!!
Michele November 06, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Watts(Oscar), go put your head back in the sand!


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