Before the main act — Gov. Mitt Romney — took the stage, some area politicians helped heat up the estimated 15,000-plus-people at Land O’ Lakes High School's stadium.
Here are some select quotes from speakers at Romney's Oct. 27 rally.
Any worthy of being called a zinger? That’s for you to decide.
Congressman Rick Nugent:
“This President (Barack) Obama doesn’t have a clue. He’s not a leader. He wouldn’t know how to lead if he could follow instructions. And you saw (Vice President) Joe Biden, the Cheshire cat on TV. … Let’s give a wave goodbye to Obama. Get up, get up! Say goodbye, Mr. Obama.”
Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey:
"Vice President Biden said things are getting better in Florida,” he said. “I don’t think so. Mr. President, your economy is not working!"
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis:
“We are in the stretch of this campaign season, and I’m here to tell you victory is in our grasp,” he said.
“We need people in office who appreciate America’s exceptionalism and can once again make us a nation cheered by our allies and feared by our enemies.”