Romney rally in Dover draws backers, protesters

As the two women rode up in the Romney for President campaign bus at 1:30 p.m., they were greeted by 17 people from places, such as Canton and Dover, who were loudly chanting anti-Romney slogans and carrying anti-Romney signs. One protester wore a pig costume.

Republicans at the event, armed with Romney campaign signs, streamed out of the building at 203 S. Wooster Ave. and stood in silence in front of the protesters, holding their signs in the air and blocking the demonstrators’ view of the two women.

The demonstrators arrived on the scene at about 1 p.m. and soon began chanting slogans such as “We are the 99 percent” and “We don’t need a Bain economy,” a reference to Romney’s time running Bain Capital, a private equity company.

Among them was Dean Brown of Canton, who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1974 to 1982.

He said the coming election would be a contest between the “haves and the have-nots.”

Why was he in Dover Thursday? “I don’t want this country to go back to Reaganomics and a trickle-down economy,” Brown said.

He said he was scared of Romney’s economic policies.

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