Capping off the final full day of campaigning in Iowa was a large -- and at one point, somewhat raucous -- Mitt Romney rally, as the GOP frontrunner attempted to shore up a few more undecided voters for his camp.
Romney, who was joined on stage at the specialty advertising company by his wife and sons, sounded as though he was campaigning in the general election. He took sharp aim at President Barack Obama, criticizing the Democrat's foreign and economic policies.
"This has been a failed presidency," Romney said. "I remember, after he was inaugurated, he went on The Today Show, and he said, 'If I can't get this economy to turn around in three years, well, I'll be looking at a one-term proposition.'
"I'm here to collect!" he hollered, drawing cheers and applause. "We're taking it back!"
A brief break in the carefully scripted rally came as he had nearly completed his 15 minutes of remarks. Several protesters began to shout, "Stop the war on the poor! Occupy!"
A larger number in the crowd began to shout back, "Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!," and one distinct "Go to work!," to which Romney smiled and chuckled. He quickly composed himself, diplomatically made a comment about the beauty of freedom of speech, and told the crowd to do the same when Obama comes through campaigning.
(The Des Moines Register reported later that three people affiliated with Occupy Des Moines were arrested at the rally.)
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