You Decide 2012
Republicans rally in downtown Naples
NAPLES, Fla. - It was an all-American Sunday in downtown Naples' Cambier Park.
As more than 100 Republicans and their right-wing pets rallied behind some local, state and national candidates.
The common thread, "We must, must elect Romney and Ryan," said Rosalie Brainard, of Naples, who stopped by the event.
But recent polls like the latest Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS one show Obama leading Romney 53 to 44 percent in Florida. A nine- point gain.
"Do you feel that is in part due to a liberal media bias?" asked Fox 4 reporter Gabrielle to Trey Radel, a nominee for Congress' 19th District. "Ha, I've worked in media and i certainly am not liberal. I think that on a national scale, some like MSNBC do lean liberal," he replied.
Radel believes that ultimately won't affect who wins the White House.
"They're polling likely voters and i do not think that those so-called likely voters are going to be out in full force like they were in '08," explained Radel.
Long-time Naples Republican Tom McCarthy agrees. "I think those polls are skewed," he said.
But suggests spending more on advertising could help Romney crystallize his message.
"I'd like him to spend two or three minutes on the air rather than a 30 second or 60 second spot to try to enunciate what his position is," added McCarthy, who says he's voted Republican his whole life.