Guess who isn’t afraid of rain? Mitt Romney attends rally in downpour!/Ari_Shapiro/status/255393509211783168

Did he cancel or move to a smaller venue due to the weather? Nope.

Driving rain at the Romney rally in Newport News, VA. They moved the start time up because of the awful conditions. CNN live now

— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) October 8, 2012

People on the scene provide photos and reports.

No umbrella or overhang for Romney as he let the rain fall on him during brief remarks in downtown Newport News today. #hrromney

— Joe Lawlor (@joelawlorph) October 8, 2012

Uh yeah he does MT @alcivar PHOTO RT @NicoHines: Mitt Romney looks great in the rain

— LittleMissRightie (@LilMissRightie) October 8, 2012

Hey, girl!

Romney giving his stump speech in the pouring rain — no umbrella — in Newport News, VA

— MichaelMathes (@MichaelMathes) October 8, 2012

Out of touch?

To the contrary; this is how in touch he is.

Romney NOT shying away from the rain. After 15 minute speech, he stayed out shaking hands with crowd for at least 10 more min

— MichaelMathes (@MichaelMathes) October 8, 2012

Gov shaking hands in the rain.

— Garrett Jackson (@dgjackson) October 8, 2012

It didn’t stop his supporters, either.

Romney backers braving rain and cold in Newport News: Monday's rally at Victory Landing Park… #News #US #Virginia

— RegioFora_VA (@RegioFora_VA) October 8, 2012

ROMNEY IN THE RAIN, VA: MT @claypilot: People wonder why I'm confident we will win. B/c I see people like you out here on a day like this.

— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) October 8, 2012


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