With voters heading to the polls today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is doing last-minute campaigning in Pennsylvania and Ohio "“ two states that could be make-or-break for him today "“ while President Obama opted to remain in Chicago to do several satellite interviews in battleground states.
In a radio interview with Ohio station WTVN this morning, Romney invoked a once controversial comment by former President Richard Nixon and said he believes there is a "silent majority" who will turn out at the polls for the GOP ticket.
Asked what he's learned about the country from many months of campaigning, Romney replied, "People care very deeply about what's happening in the country today. You know, we've always spoken about a silent majority. The silent majority became very vocal in the last few years. First with the tea party movement, and then with the movement across the country to get behind our campaign.
"We have these rallies that are every bit as large and a good deal more boisterous than what we're seeing on the other side of the aisle. I think people realize a lot is at stake and that's obviously a very positive sign for the election outcome today."
Nixon, in a November 1969 speech, described a "silent majority" of Americans who he said supported his war effort in Vietnam, were not part of the counterculture movements at the time and were in his view overlooked by the media and chattering class.