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Romney revs up the GOP party faithful during Cincinnati campaign stop

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Mitt Romney make a promise to unite the country during a campaign stop Saturday in Cincinnati. "Its time for America to see a winning season again and we're going to bring it to them," Romney told nearly 3000 supporters at the Museum Center.

The Republican presidential hopeful spoke for about 15 minutes promising to cut the deficit and work toward balancing the budget.

He also says he'll help businesses with lower taxes and get rid of president Barack Obama's Affordable Health Care law.

Some Mitt Romney supporters started lining up outside the Museum Center at 7AM for a speech that didn't even start until after 11, but that didn't dull the enthusiasm of of the crowd.

Lynn Lippert of Indian Hill says she could bearly hold back her tears. "It was very emotional because of the direction our country is going in and how many people are suffering."

No Republican has won the white house without winning Ohio and Romney let the crowd know how much their support means to him. "You know I was asked why it was we made Cincinnati our first stop after becoming the nominee...our first political stop. I think you gave them the answer this morning thank you."

Romney was met by enthusiast cheering throughout his speech which included an attack on President Obama's record.  "one of the promises he made was he was going to create more jobs and today 23-million people are out of work or have stopped looking for work or under employed. Let me tell you if you have a coach that's 0 and 23-million you say its time to get a new coach."

Romney's wife, Ann, says she knows who should head up America's team. "We've been across this country and we've seen so many families and individuals that are hurting, that are looking for hope and are looking for help, but lets guess what...help is on the way.

Many supporters, like Jeff Hastings, were glad to see Romney in the Queen City. "I think its important. Hamilton county is one of the most important places for the election this fall. We've got a lot of swing voters this fall here. Ohio is a very important state. Its awesome that he chose to make Cincinnati his first stop. Museum Center is a great place for him to be."

Karen Aristizabal of Green Township says Romney's Cincinnati visit was a wise move.  "Its a good follow up to the excitement of the convention...hadn't really paid a whole lot of attention to then so I wanted to see what it was all about and join in on the excitement."

Lynn Lippert, whose son Wayne Lippert is a former Cincinnati City Councilman, says the election is a must win for the GOP. "I think this is the most important vote for America this year. This is going to change our whole country the way it looks and what's going on."

Outside the Museum Center a group of protesters with Progress Ohio staged an anti-Romney demonstration.

City council members Yvette Simpson and Cecil Thomas warn that a Romney presidency would hurt Cincinnati's middle class.  

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