Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Mitt Romney on Fox & Friends

Mitt Romney will appear on Fox & Friends tomorrow (Wednesday) @ 7:10 CST. Mitt Romney will comment on John Kerry's bad remark.

Hat tip to Ann Marie at Elect Romney in 2008.

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That Veep thing, again

This one comes from the Austin American-Statesman.

Perry has been mentioned as a potential Veep candidate (mostly by supporters and a few staffers), but no public interest has so far surfaced. The latest rumor: He might pair up with Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

This is the 2nd time(that i'm aware of) that they have ran an article about a Mitt Romney/Rick Perry ticket.

Let's list a few of the people that could be Mitt Romney's VP:
1)Mitt Romney/Jeb Bush
2)Mitt Romney/Rudolph Giuliani
3)Mitt Romney/Matt Blunt
4)Mitt Romney/Condoleeza Rice
5)Mitt Romney/John McCain
6)Mitt Romney/Bill Frist
7)Mitt Romney/George Allen
And the list goes on...

Who do you want (and why) to be Mitt Romney's VP?

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Mitt Romney "John Kerry Should Apologize"

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican who is considering a presidential run, said Kerry should apologize, particularly to the many soldiers from his own state serving in Iraq. Romney also said members of the Massachusetts National Guard are "more diverse, educated and prepared to do their job than at anytime in our countrys history."

"No matter where you went to school, or how many degrees you have, most people understand the strength of our nation comes from every corner of America," he said.

I have met members of the military that are more intelligent than John Kerry. His (John Kerry's) comment was out of line.

Read the full story at the Examiner.com.

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Mass. governor could make presidential bid

There are many potential candidates looking to 2008, Romney said, stating with confidence that he expects Hillary Clinton to emerge as the leading Democrat.

“I may be one of those,” he added. “Time will tell.”

I would be suprised if Mitt Romney is not a candidate in 2008.

For the rest of the story go to the Martinsburg Journal.

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Mitt Romney TV Appearance

Governor Mitt Romney will appear on MSNBC today at 1:20PM.

Hat tip to Ann Marie at Elect Romney in 2008!


Monday, October 30, 2006

Mitt Romney Calls Out Media Bias

A good laugh! No?


Mitt Romney's The Commonweath PAC Report

Covering Period 10/01/2006 Through 10/18/2006

Column A
This Period Column B
Year To Date
6. (a) Cash on hand, January 1, 2006
(b) Cash on hand at Beginning of Reporting Period 699166.00

(c) Total Receipts (from line 19) 231391.00 2356979.44
(d) Subtotal (6(b) + 6(c) for A, 6(a) + 6(c) for B) 930557.00 2387089.85
7. Total Disbursements 190699.44 1647231.94
8. Cash on Hand at Close of Reporting Period 739857.56 739857.91
9. Debts and Obligations Owed TO the Committee 0.00

Itemize all on SCHEDULE C or SCHEDULE D
10. Debts and Obligations Owed BY the Committee 0.00

$231,391.00 raised in 18 days!


Washington Whispers

USNews.com is comparing what Mitt Romney is doing now to what President Bush did before his successful run in 2000.

Scroll down the page till you reach this title "Boston's Parade of Conservatives" to read the full story.


Mitt Romney/Jeb Bush ln 2008?

The Boston Herald is running an article on a Mitt Romney/Jeb Bush ticket for 2008. Feel free to leave your comments on a Mitt Romney/Jeb Bush ticket. I think that a Mitt Romney/Jeb Bush ticket would be a good idea. What do you think?


Thursday, October 26, 2006

Mitt Romney's Commonwealth PAC Grows Finance Team

Ann Woods Herberger is the 2nd member of Jeb Bush's Team to join Mitt Romney's Commonwealth PAC (2nd as far as my knowledge goes at this time). Read the full press release "here".


Mitt Romney on Fox News

Mitt Romney will be on "Your World With Neil Cavuto" today at 3PM.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Joining Texans for Mitt Romney

The form to the right on the sidebar has now been fixed. Previously when you hit "send" nothing would happen. That problem was fixed today (about 40 minutes ago). Sorry for the inconvenience.


Monday, October 23, 2006

Mitt Romney & George Allen

Mitt Romney and George Allen where once competing for the conservative base of the GOP. After a series of events that is no longer the case. Mitt & Ann Romney are now helping Sen. Allen with his re-election by donating $2,000 each.

Cross posted at Elect Romney in 2008.


Joining Texans for Mitt Romney

The form on the right is not working at this time. If you wish to join Texans for Mitt Romney, please visit "this link".


Early Voting Has Started

Early voting has started here in Texas.


Saturday, October 21, 2006

North Carolinians for Mitt

North Carolina has a "for mitt" blog up and running! That makes 22 states!


Thursday, October 19, 2006

Mitt Romney & The Boston Globe's Story

I personally think that the "left-wing media", is already out to end any "potential bid" that Mitt Romney might make for the White House in 2008. See "here" and "here". The Globe's story is bringing back memories of the "stunt" that Dan Rather pulled during Bush's re-election in 2004. It is disgusting and dishonest.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Meet Mitt Romney Video

I highly recommend that you watch the "Meet Mitt Romney Video" broken into two parts below!


Mitt Romney On CNN Tonight

Mitt Romney will be on CNN's "The Situation Room" tonight at 6pm CST.


Rockin' the Evangelical House

Kathryn Jean Lopez, the editor of National Review Online, is a big fan of Mitt Romney. Today, she reports on the reception Mitt got at the Family Research Council’s “Liberty Sunday: Defending Our First Freedom” on Sunday.

While urging support for a federal marriage amendment that would protect traditional marriage, children were the focus of the governor’s remarks. “Marriage,” Romney said, “is primarily about the nurturing and development of children.” He added, “A child’s development is enhanced by the nurturing of both genders. Every child deserves a mother and a father.” And, driving the point home: “The price for same-sex marriage is paid by children.”

Romney’s presence and focus impressed Lesette Wright, an energetic youth minister at the church. “I was very impressed with what he said about children. He understands.” Talking about how violence and other behavioral problems are often seen in children she works with who come from broken families and families with no father present, she said of Romney’s remarks, “That pain is real.”

And what about the so-called "Mormon problem" we hear so much about?

Romney said, “There was probably a time when people cared which church you went to, but that’s past. People today look to see a person’s faith in the way they live in their home with their family.”

If Liberty Sunday in Boston is any indication, there may be something to Romney’s optimism — there may, in fact, be no Mormon problem. To put it less than Christianly: It’s the issues, stupid. Perhaps, despite polls and chatter suggesting hesitancy among evangelicals or others to vote for a generic Mormon, once they see that the Mormon is a politician with a in-sync record who gives a stirring speech, singing the right tune, at an already rockin’ black evangelical church, the so-called Mormon problem may be a moot point.



October 16, 2006 - Heading into the final stretch before the mid-term elections next month, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's Commonwealth PAC today announced the addition of three top political advisors and a press secretary to his Commonwealth PAC team.

The three advisors, Sally Bradshaw, Noam Neusner, and Barbara Comstock will assist the PAC as it focuses on several key Republican races across the country. All three have extensive political and policy experience in both national and local Republican politics.

"I am pleased that Sally, Noam and Barbara have agreed to lend us their political and policy expertise," Governor Romney said. "This last month will be critical as Republicans fight to keep control of Governorships and the U.S. House and Senate."

The Commonwealth PAC also added Jared Young as Press Secretary for the PAC to handle press relations during these critical closing weeks.

Sally Bradshaw has an extensive career in federal and state government and the political arena, most recently serving as Governor Jeb Bush's Chief of Staff from January of 1999 through December of 2000. Bradshaw served as senior Campaign Advisor to the Bush-Brogan 2002 re-election campaign. She also managed Bush's 1998 gubernatorial bid, a position she also held in 1994. She has lived in Florida since 1991, holding a variety of political positions including Political Director of the Republican Party of Florida, Executive Director of the 1992 Florida Bush-Quayle campaign, and Staff Director for the House Republican Office. She has also served as Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida's Future, a non-profit grassroots public policy institute. Before moving to Florida, Bradshaw worked at the White House, where she was an Associate Director for the Office of Political Affairs from 1989-1991. She also served as a regional field coordinator for the Bush for President campaign in 1988.

Noam Neusner was President George W. Bush's primary speechwriter on domestic policy matters, including tax relief, Medicare reform, and energy. He also served as Joshua Bolten's Director of Communications and Strategic Planning at the Office of Management and Budget, a cabinet-level agency in charge of producing the federal budget. While there, he oversaw the agency's external and internal communications and was part of Bolten's senior staff. Neusner is an experienced communications strategist, speechwriter, journalist, and author. He is the founding principal of Neusner Communications LLC, a firm specializing in strategic communications, speechwriting, and policy-specific writing. Neusner's experience as a journalist includes work at the Tampa Tribune, Bloomberg News, and U.S. News and World Report.

Barbara Comstock is the former director of the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice, under Attorney General John Ashcroft. She also served as a Bush/Cheney 2004 media surrogate and worked with outside conservative groups on the Supreme Court nominations of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito. In the 2000 election, Comstock served as the director of research and strategic planning at the Republican National Committee where she was responsible for developing and managing the research operations utilized by the Bush 2000 campaign. In 2001, she developed the RNC's "Winning Women" communications initiative focusing on outreach to women voters. Her experience on Capitol Hill includes the positions of chief counsel/chief investigative counsel and senior counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and as a senior staffer to Rep. Frank Wolf (R- Va.) Comstock has been involved in numerous Republican campaigns and conventions, including serving as a Republican convention delegate and working on the Republican Platform Committee.

Jared Young has extensive communications experience. Most recently, he worked as a Senior Media Associate at The Heritage Foundation, where he focused on National Security issues and Capitol Hill outreach. Prior to that, he served for 10 months in Iraq as a Senior Press Advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority and later as the Director of the International Press Center in Baghdad. Young's Capitol Hill experience includes serving as the Deputy Communications Director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and in the press office to Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK). He was also the Press Secretary for Inhofe's re-election campaign in 2002.


Monday, October 16, 2006

Mitt Romney's Speech from Liberty Sunday

Elect Romney in 2008 has the text of Mitt Romney's speech from Liberty Sunday.


Sunday, October 15, 2006

Liberty Sunday - Live Blogging

Blogotional is "blogging live" about "Liberty Sunday".


Saturday, October 14, 2006

Mitt, the rising star, catches Thatcher vote

The Sunday Times has an article up about Mitt Romney. The article quoted Laura Ingraham saying "he"s the man". It also noted Evangelicals for Mitt in the article.

Cross posted at Elect Romney in 2008.


Friday, October 13, 2006

Capital 3 Republicans & Mitt Romney

Capital 3 Republicans are big fans of Mitt Romney. They now have at least 10 posts up about Mitt Romney! Good job!


The Commonwealth PAC Quarterly Report

From July 1st September 30th The Commonwealth PAC recived $590,463.99. During the calendar year the Commonwealth PAC has raised $2,125,588.44. The figures do not include the state leval Commonwealth PAC's.

Cross posted at Elect Romney in 2008.


Recap of Mitt Romney's Public Events During the Past Month

Mitt Romney has been very active in politics. The Boston Globe has put together a list of Mitt Romney's meetings during the past 33 days. The list does not include a complete list of Mitt Rommey's private meetings.

Cross posted at Elect Romney in 2008.


Jeb Bush Calls Mitt Romney a "Formidable" Candidate

In a email issued by Jeb Bush on Thursday:
"It should be no suprise that I am not running for president. After all, that is what I have told you and others in the press for a long time."

On Thursday Bradshaw said that "Bush encouraged her to consider working for Romney."

Jeb Bush also said that:
"He is not supporting any candadites, but Romney would be formidable if he runs."


The "For Mitt Romney" Online Movement

Another blog "President Mitt Romney", has joined the "for Mitt Romney" online movement. Also, another "for Mitt Romney" website titled "MyMitt.com" is coming soon. I can only imagine how big the "for Mitt Romney" online movement will be come 2008!


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Is the U.S. Ready for a Mormon President?

Yesterday I was listening to the Michael Medved show and in talking about Mitt Romney's possible bid for the presidency, he referred to a poll conducted by the LA Times and Bloomberg back in July where responders were asked whether or not they would support a candidate based on his religious affiliation.

More than a third of registered voters -- 35 percent -- say they wouldn't vote for a Mormon for president, the latest Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll finds. That's considerably more than say they wouldn't vote for a Catholic, Jew or evangelical Christian. Only a Muslim gets a higher negative response.

Among all respondents, 37 percent say they wouldn't vote for a Mormon. More than two in five Democrats say they wouldn't do so, while about a third of both Republicans and independents say they wouldn't. Females are slightly more negative toward a Mormon candidate than males.

By comparison, 22 percent of registered voters say they wouldn't support an evangelical Christian, 14 percent wouldn't back a Jewish candidate, and 9 percent say no to a Catholic. Fifty-three percent say they wouldn't vote for a Muslim.

When I first heard about this poll, I was slightly alarmed because it seemed like there was a lot of anti-Mormon bigotry involved. That may well be the case, but I think a lot of it is also due to ignorance and misinformation. I don't know how many times I've had to explain to people what Mormons are actually about. There's a lot of confusion out there, and some of it is caused by inaccurate or sloppy journalism. I've written several letters to to editors of various magazines and newspapers where journalists have failed to distinguish between members of the LDS church (Mormons) and unrelated churches with similar names that practice polygamy. Most people whose misconceptions I've corrected are embarrassed, and also relieved to hear that those things they've heard about Mormons are not true. Many times they also go out of their way to correct their friends as well because they now have a friend who is a Mormon. I think that most people are fairminded and that the question of Mitt's religious affliation will not be a problem when he addresses their concerns about it.

One should also keep in mind that the poll was hypothetical and did not ask about a particular candidate. I agree with the sentiment of Susan Pinkus, the Los Angeles Times' polling director--``It all hinges on who the candidate is and how the public perceives him.'' Once the public gets to know Mitt Romney, I don't think that his religion will be a factor, much as it wasn't for President JFK.


Romney Lands Bradshaw

"Sally Bradshaw, Jeb Bush's longtime political advisor and one of the bigger political brains in politics anywhere, has signed on to help prospective presidential candidate Mitt Romney."

Read about it at "The Buzz: Florida Politics | Tampabay.com".


Happy Birthday! National Review Online Turns 10

National Review is now 10 years old!

The only potential 2008 Presidential candidate to attend the event was.....
Gov. Mitt Romney!

Last month Mitt Romney celebrated 10 years of Fox News! I wonder.....
who's next?

Oh, and one more thing. Evangelicals for Mitt was one of the evening's sponsors.


Mothers for Mitt

I found a new "Romney for President" blog this morning. The new blog is "Mothers for Mitt"!


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

GOP Bloggers 2008 Primary Straw Poll

In the September straw poll, Mitt Romney came in 1st for net votes.

Be sure to add your vote!


Ann Romney joins "Liberty Sunday" Simulcast

Mitt Romney's wife Ann Romney, is scheduled to speak in the "Liberty Sunday" simulcast which will air this Sunday. For more details visit U.S. Newswire.


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Mitt Romney gets a boost in South Carolina

"Mitt Romney has hired two party activists who know the grass roots. They are constantly raising money, and setting up meetings with key folks across the state. They are quietly putting together a state advisory team, which romney hopes to announce soon."

I'm not expecting Mitt Romney to announce the South Carolina team until after the November elections are finished in South Carolina.

Read the full article at The State.



Mitt Romney & John McCain are scheduled to be on C-SPAN tomorrow (Sunday) @ 5:30 and 8:30. For those east of Texas it will be @ 6:30 ET and 9:30 ET.

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Friday, October 06, 2006

The Evolution of a Pro-life Governor

Yesterday, I wrote a post on Mitt's position on embryonic stem cell research and I was looking for the article I had read about his evolution toward a more pro-choice position. I finally found it, so here's the article from the Boston Globe written by Mitt: Why I vetoed contraception bill. I've posted some excerpts below, and Mitt expresses those things I was trying to say much more eloquently.

"Signing such a measure into law would violate the promise I made to the citizens of Massachusetts when I ran for governor. I pledged that I would not change our abortion laws either to restrict abortion or to facilitate it.

I understand that my views on laws governing abortion set me in the minority in our Commonwealth. I am prolife. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother. I wish the people of America agreed, and that the laws of our nation could reflect that view. But while the nation remains so divided over abortion, I believe that the states, through the democratic process, should determine their own abortion laws and not have them dictated by judicial mandate

You can't be a prolife governor in a prochoice state without understanding that there are heartfelt and thoughtful arguments on both sides of the question. Many women considering abortions face terrible pressures, hurts, and fears; we should come to their aid with all the resourcefulness and empathy we can offer. At the same time, the starting point should be the innocence and vulnerability of the child waiting to be born.

In some respects, these convictions have evolved and deepened during my time as governor. In considering the issue of embryo cloning and embryo farming, I saw where the harsh logic of abortion can lead -- to the view of innocent new life as nothing more than research material or a commodity to be exploited."


Thursday, October 05, 2006

Mitt Romney and Anti-Terrorism

Yesterday, Gov. Mitt Romney announced that police will inspect passenger luggage on Boston's subway system.

The inspections will be random for the most part, but could be mandatory at some stations, Mr. Romney said in an interview. The program was not in response to a specific threat against the transit system here, he said, but to the general threat of terrorism.

“I think we recognize globally that transit systems, airport systems and the like have been targets,” Mr. Romney said, “and therefore we have to adjust our security parameters to no longer focus on just crime, but to add the additional threat of terror.”


Mitt Romney on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Many conservatives have criticized Mitt Romney for not being sufficiently pro-life on the issues of abortion and stem cell research. Or he's cynically accused of taking a more pro-life position for purely political purposes. I believe a person's opinions can evolve based on their knowledge of the subject and their life experiences. My position abortion and stem cell research has become more pro-life since the birth of my first son and after reading stem cell-related journal articles.

Mitt has also been the governor of a very blue, pro-choice state and has had the burden of balancing his personal views with the demands of his constituents. The issue of embryonic stem cell research is particularly contentious because on the one hand stem cells have potential therapeutic value, but on the other hand human embryos are destroyed in the process. Last year, the Massachusetts legislature overrode his veto of a law permitting stem cell research in the state. In August of this year, Romney's administration issued regulations that banned the creation of embryos for research. Said Romney,

"I believe it crosses a very bright moral line to take sperm and eggs in the laboratory and start creating human life," Romney told reporters. "It is Orwellian in its scope. In laboratories you could have trays of new embryos being created."

Ok, so embryonic stem cell research is going on in MA, but Romney has fought hard to limit it despite being strongly opposed by the state legislature. He could have thrown in the towel and just signed the original bill because he knew he would lose the fight, but he didn't. And then he used his executive powers to limit the scope of stem cell research. So the scientists can do therapeutic stem cell research (within limits), and pro-lifers can be satisfied that no embryos will be created for the research. I think this is just one example that shows he has the character and leadership ability to fight for conservative ideals as President of the United States.

So we conservatives can gripe and complain that Romney wasn't sufficiently pro-life in the past, or we can say it's ok for a politician to admit that his is wrong and cheer when he does the right thing.


Mitt Romney visited Texas yesterday

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Mitt Romney met with Gov. Rick Perry. Mitt Romney also met with some political pro's. The article also suggested a Romney/Perry ticket in 2008.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Dear Bill,

My TV habits tend toward shows like 'The Office' or History Channel documentaries. Occasionally I flip through the news channels and listen to the commentary. I didn't get to catch your interview with Ann Coulter last night because I was watching 'Walk The Line' - fabulous movie by the way.

I picked up the movie via the internet today though. I was glad to hear such a strongly worded positive statement about Mitt Romney. I think Mitt is great too.

Unfortunately, Ann Coulter didn't get to put her two cents in regarding my man Mitt. Next time she's on the show, could you make it a point to ask her?


Samuel's Bro



Dear Ann,

I noticed that toward the end of your interview on The O'Reilly Factor last night you guys were just about to start talking about 2008 presidential hopefuls. You already mentioned that you don't like John McCain... but then O'Reilly cut you off. I'm interested in what you were going to say. I'm listening. Can you repeat yourself?


Samuel's Bro

PS - If you were going to say that you like Mitt Romney - that's awesome. I like him too. I hope the GOP nominates him.

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"Americans for Mitt" hits 50!

"Americans for Mitt" now has members in all 50 states! If you would like to join Americans for Mitt, click "here".


Mitt Romney's New Hampshire Commonwealth PAC Steering Committee

Mitt Romney's New Hampshire Commonwealth PAC steering committee has been announced! Hotline On Call compares Mitt Romney's & John McCain's recant endorsements.


Last night on The O'Reilly Factor (Link)

NewsBusters has a transcript of last nights "The O'Reilly Factor".


Last night on The O'Reilly Factor (Part 2)


Ann Coulter: Actually of the ones that they talk about he's my favorite. But there could be somebody out of the blue.

Bill O'Reilly: I think that Mitt Romney is the guy on the inside track that very few people know about.


Last night on The O'Reilly Factor (Part 1)

Bill O'Reilly: Is there any scenario that you can envision you supporting the Democrat candidate for President in '08?

Ann Coulter: If Zell Miller were running against John McCain.

O'Reilly: Ya, you're not a big McCain fan are you.

Ann: No, actually I dont really like any of our frontrunners.

O'Reilly: Really? Right.

Ann: I think that it's going to be someone else.

O'Reilly: I think that it's going to be Mitt Romney.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Here is the terrifying question. Would a Mitt Romney presidency encourage people to leave their Protestant congregations, and fill up Mormon chapels?


Does the religion of the US president even influence how many people join that religion? Have people left their pentecostal congregations in droves to become Methodists since George W. Bush's election?Did the Quaker congregations swell in number during the Nixon years?

Okay okay. A lot of people don't like George W. Bush. And Nixon went down in flames. But Reagan won big at the polls. Did people bail out of their Baptist congregations to become Presbyterian during the Reagan administration?

How about during the Clinton administration, or the Carter years? Did people leave their Presbyterian congregations and join Baptist congregations?

I don't even recall that it was an issue during the 2004 campaign. If John Kerry would have been elected would people have flocked to the Catholic church? Is that what happened when John F. Kennedy was elected? Were Evangelicals worried back then that Catholicism would somehow gain a fresh new appeal and Protestants would switch and become Catholic? I wasn't around back then but I thought the concern was that the Pope would decide on policy issues. Was that just the concern that was articulated, when the real concern was that people would go Catholic? I suspect that it was a concern during the JFK campaign.

But it was no longer a concern with John Kerry. I certainly don't remember any hand wringing about this subject in 2004.

Was it a concern?
All of the above denominations are mainstream, fairly well accepted American religious traditions. Catholics accept baptisms of most of the above denominations (Catholics don't recognize Mormon baptisms). But what about religions that fall firmly outside mainstream Christianity? If Al Gore had won the election in 2000 with Joe Lieberman as a running mate would Americans have left their religious traditions to become Jewish?


Mitt Romney gains ground in the blogsphere

Texans for Mitt was mentioned today in an article from the Salt Lake Tribune!


Monday, October 02, 2006

Mitt Romney for President?

Doug Wilson has created an article that in my opinion, is a 5-Star article about Mitt Romney! You can read this great article about Mitt Romney at Townhall.com.


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