Thursday, May 31, 2007

Mitt Romney on Freedom

"America's greatest innovation is

freedom. Without freedom, we have

nothing. With freedom, nothing can

hold us back." ~ Mitt Romney

Affirming America's Culture and Values

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Romney: "Rising to a New Generation of Global Challenges"

Press Release
By: Governor Mitt Romney
Foreign Affairs

"Less than six years after 9/11, Washington is as divided and conflicted over foreign policy as it has been at any point in the last 50 years. Senator Arthur Vandenberg once famously declared that 'politics stops at the water's edge'; today, the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee declares that our major political parties should carry out two separate foreign policies. The Senate unanimously confirmed General David Petraeus, who pledged to implement a new strategy, as the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq. Yet just weeks later, the Senate began crafting legislation specifically designed to stop that new strategy. More broadly, lines have been drawn between those labeled 'realists' and those labeled 'neoconservatives.' Yet these terms mean little when even the most committed neoconservative recognizes that any successful policy must be grounded in reality and even the most hardened realist admits that much of the United States' power and influence stems from its values and ideals.

"In the midst of these divisions, the American people – and many others around the world – have increasing doubts about the United States' direction and role in the world. Indeed, it seems that concern about Washington's divisiveness and capability to meet today's challenges is the one thing that unites us all. We need new thinking on foreign policy and an overarching strategy that can unite the United States and its allies – not around a particular political camp or foreign policy school but around a shared understanding of how to meet a new generation of challenges."

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Today on the Trail with Governor Mitt Romney

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Romney Pledges Salary to Charity

In the News

Romney pledges salary to charity if elected president

By Glen Johnson
The Associated Press

DOVER, N.H. - Republican Mitt Romney, conceding that his business career helped him make more money than he expected, said Tuesday he would likely give his presidential salary - and more - to charity. During a question-and-answer session with Liberty Mutual employees, Romney said that despite his personal wealth - his assets likely will total $190 million to $250 million - he has committed himself to public service, from head of the 2002 Winter Olympics to one-term governor of Massachusetts. "When I got started, I went to school and I never anticipated that I'd be as financially successful as I was, and then my business went far better than I expected it would," Romney, a former venture capitalist, told a woman who asked him how the country's political system could be corrected if most of the presidential candidates are millionaires. Romney's assets makes him the wealthiest of all the presidential candidates, Democratic or Republican. "I wouldn't disqualify somebody by virtue of their financial wealth or their financial poverty," Romney said after ticking off his public service work. "I would instead look at their record, what they've done with their life and whether they can make a difference, whether the things they have learned will enable them to be an effective leader."

Read Entire Article Here

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Mitt Romney in New Hampshire

Romney meets voters at Dover coffee shop

Portsmouth Bureau Chief

DOVER — Diners at Harvey's Bakery this morning got a side order of a presidential candidate with their eggs and coffee as Republican Mitt Romney shook hands with potential voters at the Central Avenue business.

"I'm Mitt Romney. I'm running for president," he said to each and every person to whom he extended a greeting.

Read Here

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Mitt Romney: "The Spirit of the American People is the Hope of the World."

"And if you believe that as I do, that our source of strength is our people, then when America faces a new generation of challenges like we do today you don't look to government. You don't look to make government bigger. You don't look to make government stronger. You look to make the people stronger. Because that has always been and will always be the source of our destiny. And when we need to call on the strength of America we look to strengthen the American people ...

"We rise to the occasion time and again. Whatever we face, whatever challenges we have, there is no challenge greater than that which can be achieved by drawing upon the spirit of the people of America. This is the hope of the world. We will always be such."

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Romney: Building Alliances ~ Waging All Out Peace

Happy Memorial Day! In Rememberance and Gratitude
of Our Brave and Heroic Veterans.

Let Freedom Ring!

In this video, Governor Mitt Romney talks about keeping our
country safe, our military strong, and yet building international
alliances and waging all out peace among nations.

Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on Memorial Day: "On this Memorial Day, we recommit ourselves to honoring the memory of all those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country so that others may live in liberty. Their bravery is a legacy that no American should ever forget. While we honor those who have fallen for their country, our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women currently serving across the globe. They are Americans doing extraordinary things so that our country can be free. We are forever grateful to them."

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Memorial Weekend ~ A Selection of Gov. Mitt Romney's Quotes on Veterans

Remembering all our American Veterans this weekend, with honor and gratitude.....

"It is time to acknowledge the extraordinary sacrifice of all of our veterans. While many Massachusetts soldiers served our nation in a period technically dubbed 'peacetime,' they restored American pride in the wake of Vietnam and helped bring a successful end to the Cold War. The service of these men and women was not without cost. There are countless stories of soldiers who served with great distinction only to be denied veteran status after returning home. Every man and woman who volunteered to serve this country should be treated with the same degree of respect, gratitude and dignity."
Governor Mitt Romney,
05-28-2004 Press Release

"The American servicemen and women of the Guard and Reserve leave their jobs, their spouses and their children to wear the uniform that defends our country. This selfless commitment should be honored by businesses across Massachusetts as we work to ensure they are treated fairly while they balance their employment responsibilities and obligations to the armed services. No business should ever put the bottom line ahead of America's front line."
Governor Mitt Romney,
09-23-2004 Press Release

"Today, on behalf of the entire Commonwealth, we remember Elia Fontecchio and offer a special thanks to every veteran from the Greater Milford area. In protecting the promise of individual freedom, they have created a better world for generations to come. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten."
Governor Mitt Romney,
11-30-2004 Press Release

""This cemetery is a tangible reminder of the country's appreciation for the sacrifices veterans have made in the cause of freedom"
Governor Mitt Romney,
06-07-2005 Press Release

"Our veterans know the meaning of
service better than anyone else and they aren't about to quit working when they come home. The best reward we can provide our vets for their service isn't a medal or a check; it's a livelihood and a means of supporting themselves and their families."
Governor Mitt Romney,
11-03-2005 Press Release

Press release promoting "Hire a Veteran" month
"I want to salute the Massachusetts employers who have hired or plan to hire veterans this year," said Romney. "As our troops return home, we remain mindful that the best way to honor their service is to help them to reenter the workforce."
Governor Mitt Romney,
06-15-2006 Press Release

"One of the highest duties of government is our obligation to take care of the men and women who defend this nation. This legislation follows through on that commitment by providing additional benefits to disabled veterans, as well as to the families of soldiers killed or missing in action."
Governor Mitt Romney,
08-14-2006 Press Release

Found Here

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Agenda for Strong. New. Leadership.

On Friday, May 25, Romney for President released the fourth edition of "The Romney Agenda." This weekly document will highlight Governor Romney's agenda for a strong, secure and prosperous America.

The agenda includes:

~Immigration Reform Priorities
~Benchmarks in Washington
~The War on Terror
~Double the Size of Gitmo

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Campaign Heating Up

Romney Blasts Hillary, Obama for Iraq Funding Vote

( 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney reacted sharply Friday to the "no" votes by Democratic senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on funding for U.S. troops in Iraq.

Romney blasted the Democratic senators and White House hopefuls for an "inexperienced worldview" that threatens U.S. national security.

Following is Romney's official statement on the Iraq War spending bill:

"At a time when the men and women of our military fighting terrorism around the globe needed them most, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama cast a vote that singularly defines their lack of leadership and serves as a glaring example of an unrealistic and inexperienced worldview on national security that is regrettably shared by too many of their fellow Capitol Hill Democrats.

Read entire article here

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Mitt Surges in New Polls

In the News

The former governor has pulled ahead of Giuliani and McCain in Iowa and New Hampshire.

WASHINGTON Just a few weeks ago, advisers to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney spoke about a steady, gradual climb from obscurity to the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.

Now, Romney has rocketed from behind and is leading the race or is neck and neck for the lead in the pivotal states of Iowa and New Hampshire, some polls show.

The road to January’s voting is still marked by potholes, including persistent charges that Romney is a flip-flopper without conviction and that his Mormon faith is still unfamiliar and perhaps suspect to some voters. There is also potential new competition from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia and former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee.

But for now at least, Romney enters the summer astride the top tier and within reach of being able to claim that he’s the front-runner for the nomination.
“He clearly has the three M’s: media, money and momentum,” independent pollster John Zogby said.

Romney led the field in fundraising in the first three months of this year. Yet until now, he trailed in popularity well behind former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain of Arizona in most polls, either nationally or in early-voting states such as Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina.

However, a poll in Iowa by The Des Moines Register this week found that Romney had leaped ahead, with the support of 30 percent of likely participants in January’s precinct caucuses, well ahead of McCain’s 18 percent and Giuliani’s 17 percent.

In another Iowa survey by the Republican public relations firm Strategic Vision, Romney led with 20 percent, up from 8 percent the month before. He was followed by Giuliani with 18 percent and McCain with 16 percent.

A third poll showed McCain with 18 percent, Giuliani with 17 percent and Romney with 16 percent.

Romney surged in New Hampshire as well. A new Zogby poll there found that he had the support of 35 percent of likely primary voters, up from 25 percent the month before. That was well ahead of Giuliani and McCain, each with 19 percent.

Analysts and insiders pointed to three reasons for the Romney rise:

•Good reviews from party members and pundits for his performance in the party’s first debate on May 3 in California.

•Unusually early television advertising in Iowa and New Hampshire. Romney has been advertising there for weeks, boasting about his record as a business executive and governor. A new ad Thursday bragged that he cut spending and taxes as governor and “enforced immigration laws, stood up for traditional marriage and the sanctity of human life.”

•His rivals are in trouble with the party’s conservative base. Giuliani’s support for abortion rights was highlighted in the first two debates, a problem in a party that still opposes abortion rights. McCain stood with Sen. Edward Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat, on an immigration bill widely reviled by conservatives as amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Romney still faces formidable obstacles. Foremost is the charge that he is a convert to conservatism after running as a more moderate or liberal candidate in Massachusetts.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ann Romney: Mitt Has Always Been Pro-Life

In the News

by Ronald Kessler

( When he picked up Ann Davies for their first date, Mitt Romney left nothing to chance. He arrived in a red Marlin, a new fastback model made by his father's American Motors Co. Mitt had cleaned and polished the car until it gleamed. He brought along a bottle of sparkling Catawba grape juice and two chilled glasses.

Mitt took Ann, then 15, to see "The Sound of Music."
More than four decades later, the Romney's five sons call Ann Romney "the great Mitt stabilizer."

"She helps ground him, helps provide him perspective," says Taggart Romney, the couple's oldest son.

Read Entire Article Here

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Presidential vs. Potshots

In the face of McCain's accusations of flip-flopping on immigration, Mitt Romney opted for the roll-your-eyes-and-chuckle instead of the counterpunch. Speaking briefly with reporters in Dallas, Romney responded with a laugh to McCain's "shoot the Guatemalans off his lawn" potshot .

"I guess it just shows that, even when he's wrong, he's amusing," Romney replied.

New TV Spot ~ "Tested, Proven"

Romney for President today launched its newest television ad, "Tested, Proven." The ad highlights Governor Romney's strong conservative leadership making the toughest decisions in one of our country's most liberal states. As Governor, he acted to cut spending, fought against tax increases, enforced immigration laws, championed traditional marriage and defended the sanctity of human life. The ad will begin airing Thursday in Iowa, New Hampshire and as part of the national cable rotation.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Rising Romney Star

In the News

Star rising for GOP's Romney
Polls put him ahead of Giuliani, McCain

By Jill Zuckman
Tribune national correspondent

BOSTON -- For Mitt Romney, the multimillionaire venture capitalist turned Olympics savior turned politician, all is going according to plan.With an eye-popping $21 million raised in the first quarter of this year for his presidential campaign and a steady stream of television advertising, the former one-term governor of Massachusetts has caught the attention of voters and political insiders. Star turns at the first two Republican debates gave his candidacy yet another shot of credibility.

And now, recent opinion polls in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire show Romney surging with a double-digit lead over Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. The Des Moines Register put Romney's standing at 30 percent, 12 points ahead of McCain and 13 points over Giuliani. A Zogby poll in New Hampshire shows Romney at 35 percent, with both McCain and Giuliani at just 19.

Read entire story here

Monday, May 21, 2007

Ann Romney as First Lady

Ann Romney will be an outstanding First Lady. She is Mitt Romney's greatest supporter and inspiration. She will be a blessing for our country. Read an interesting article about Ann Romney, " The First Lady Factor" , at "Women for Romney" blog.

The Source of America's Strength

Romney '08 " Got Game?"

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Romney Up in Iowa Poll

A new Iowa poll from Selzer & Co. in today's Des Moines Register shows interesting developments. On the Republican side, the poll has Mitt Romney surging ahead of the rest of the field, though it's worth noting that the poll did not include either Fred Thompson or Newt Gingrich in the horserace question:

Romney 30 %
McCain 18 %
Giuliani 17 %

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Conservative Christian Offers Praise for Romney

In the News

By Scott Helman,
The Boston Globe Staff

James Dobson says Romney has "the right answers to many, many things."
It wasn't quite an endorsement, but Mitt Romney must see promise in comments conservative icon James Dobson made about him yesterday.

Dobson, the influential leader of the Christian organization Focus on the Family, praised Romney on a radio program and said he may end up supporting him.

"I mean he's very presidential and he's got the right answers to many, many things," Dobson told conservative commenator Laura Ingraham on her show. Dobson said he hasn't decided whom to back, but that Romney "is still on the list."

Dobson, whose voice carries tremendous weight among Christian conservatives, said this week that he could never support former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani. And he has said before that he won't back the other leading Republican, Arizona Senator John McCain. That leaves Romney as the only top-tier presidential candidate who could land Dobson's endorsement -- a potentially huge boost for him as he tries to win primary voters.

Last fall, Dobson said he doubted that Romney, a Mormon, would appeal to a lot of Christian voters because of his religion. Earlier this year, Romney met privately with Dobson for nearly two hours at Focus on the Family headquarters in Colorado Springs .

S.C. Republicans cheer as Romney attacks immigration bill

In the News

Associated Press Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. --The crowd at South Carolina's Republican convention cheered Saturday when Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney criticized a new immigration proposal and booed a key ally of U.S. Sen. John McCain when he defended it.

The immigration compromise between key senators and the White House played strongly at the convention as more than 1,000 delegates and Republican activists gathered. Many in the crowd wore stickers with "Senate amnesty bill" crossed out.

They cheered as presidential candidate Romney told them: "One simple rule: No amnesty."

Read entire article Here

Friday, May 18, 2007

Newest TV Ad "Secure Borders"

No Place Like Home ~ Presidential Hopefuls Reveal What Reminds Them of Home


The Associated Press is asking the candidates a series of questions about their personal tastes, habits and backgrounds. Today’s question and their answers:

What item most reminds you of where you came from?


Delaware Sen. Joe Biden: “Rosary beads.”

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: “Olive burgers from the Pickwick in Chicago.”

Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd: “New England fall foliage.”

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: “Mills.”

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: “Compass.”

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: “Photograph in my office of the cliffs of Oahu’s South Shore, where my mother’s ashes are scattered.”

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: “Green chili.”


Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: “Wheat.”

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: “My grandfather’s pocketwatch.”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: “Trains. My childhood home was only about 200 yards from the train tracks.”

California Rep. Duncan Hunter: “Letters and articles by my Dad written over the past 60 yrs.”

Arizona Sen. John McCain: “Enchiladas.”

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: “Family Bible that Dad and I used to take oath of office as governor.”

Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: Picture of his mother.

Governor Mitt Romney On Cuban Independence Day

Press Release

Boston, MA - Today, Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement regarding Cuban Independence Day, which takes place on Sunday: "On this 105th anniversary of Cuban Independence, we remember the Cuban patriots who set Cuba on her path to freedom. We also honor the extraordinary contributions of Cuban-Americans to our nation. Their patriotism, talents and family values have made America a stronger nation.

"While we commemorate the spirit and values that drove Cuba's Independence movement, we also deplore the Castro regime's contempt for the Cuban people's dignity and inherent right to be free. Fortunately, the legacy of Cuba's founding fathers lives on in the courage of today's pro-democratic movement, which serves as an inspiration to the world. They give us great hope that the dark cloud that continues to hang over Cuba, even on festive days, will soon be gone."

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New Hampshire Senator Endorses Mitt Romney

Press Release

Governor Mitt Romney announced the endorsement of New Hampshire State Senator Bob Letourneau (R-Derry). Senator Letourneau will play an integral role on the Romney campaign, helping to reach out to voters and to spread Governor Romney's message of bringing conservative change to Washington.

"Senator Letourneau is an important figure in the Derry area and throughout all of New Hampshire. He is a leader in the New Hampshire Legislature and understands the importance of making government work again," said Governor Romney. "I look forward to working closely with him to bring conservative principles back to government and to end the status quo in Washington."

In joining Romney for President, Senator Letourneau said, "After joining Governor Romney at campaign stops in New Hampshire, and hearing from him in the Republican debates, I've decided he is the candidate best able to lead our nation forward and address the new generation of challenges facing our nation. His optimistic vision and fundamental belief in the American people will lead to a stronger America. I am proud to join Governor Romney's campaign here in the Granite State."

Romney The Best Hope For A Fiscal Conservative President

In the News

By: Georgia Speaker Pro Tempore Mark Burkhalter
Gwinnett Daily Post

"With two GOP presidential debates behind us, including one in South Carolina this week, only one candidate has emerged for conservative principles of cutting taxes and reducing the size of government. He is former governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. "Romney is the only major candidate visiting Georgia this week as Republicans host their annual GOP state convention at the Gwinnett County Civic Center." ...
"Romney is a fiscal conservative, and he promotes cutting taxes and restraining government spending. His first pledge (already aired on television commercials) is to generously use the presidential veto on wasteful government spending. "But perhaps the most important policy he is advocating for hardworking taxpayers is one that the media has conveniently ignored - he wants to make the 2001 tax cuts permanent." ...
"When taxes are cut, our economy grows. Retirement portfolios have expanded with the Dow; inflation remains low; unemployment remains low; and Americans have more disposable wealth than we realize. "Unfortunately, that could all change as the tax cuts are set to expire in 2010. If Congress continues to be controlled by Democrats, there is a real possibility the House and Senate could refuse to make the tax cuts permanent. "Romney has the ability to make the case to the American people and Congress the importance of making tax cuts permanent. If not, then the tax cuts will automatically return to higher levels and that will severely hurt the American economy." ...
"On the campaign trail, Romney speaks of free-market capitalism and how an economic policy of low taxes and limited government stimulates our economy. He also has a record that illustrates his support of free-market economics. As governor of a liberal state, he turned a $250 million retroactive capital gains tax hike into a $250 million tax refund, made investment tax credits permanent, passed sales tax holidays, gave property tax breaks to seniors and cut state spending. "Every economy cycles up and down, but there is no reason for a big-spending Congress and federal tax hikes to prematurely push us into a recession. Romney will stand tough against the forces within Washington that want to set back our economy and instead fight to keep more money in our pockets and our economy strong. That's the kind of president we need."

Mark Burkhalter, a state representative from Johns Creek, is Speaker Pro Tempore of the Georgia House

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Governor Mitt Romney On The Senate Immigration Agreement

Press Release

Boston, MA - Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on today's U.S. Senate agreement on immigration reform:

"I strongly oppose today's bill going through the Senate. It is the wrong approach. Any legislation that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the country indefinitely, as the new 'Z-Visa' does, is a form of amnesty. That is unfair to the millions of people who have applied to legally immigrate to the U.S.

"Today's Senate agreement falls short of the actions needed to both solve our country's illegal immigration problem and also strengthen our legal immigration system. Border security and a reliable employment verification system must be our first priority."

The "Summer of Romney"

In the News

by David Brody
CBN News Capitol Hill Correspondent


Could this be the “Summer of Romney”? A New Zogby poll shows that Mitt Romney has taken the lead in Iowa. I know there are a lot of polls out there but Zogby has always been a pretty good barometer. Read below from John Zogby’s website:

"Republican Mitt Romney has pushed from a distant third place into a small lead in Iowa, the continuation of progress he has shown since the first of the year in the Hawkeye state, while Arizona Sen. John McCain has remained steady and one-time front-runner Rudy Giuliani has slid substantially, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.
Romney, who is also on top of the heap in the GOP race in New Hampshire, has nearly doubled since the last Zogby Iowa polling in March and has nearly quadrupled since January. Meanwhile, McCain has held steady over the same time period, while Giuliani has returned to where he was at the beginning of the year after a solid bump up in March. The percentage of undecided in the GOP race has remained constant at 22% throughout.
Romney is performing quite well among the very conservative and the conservative, while Giuliani has lost significant support among those likely voters – this coming after Romney’s strong performance on the CBS newsmagazine program 60 Minutes.
“Times have definitely changed. It used to be conventional wisdom that the worst thing a leader could face was a knock on the door and a voice calling out ‘Mike Wallace here from 60 Minutes - I have a few questions.’ Perhaps Mitt Romney proved this past weekend that this conventional wisdom doesn’t always hold true."

Iowa. New Hampshire. Leading in Michigan too. Positive reviews in the debate. Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines. You have Romney beginning to grow substantially. McCain has stayed solid and Giuliani is not going anywhere. And then get ready for Arthur Branch (AKA FDT). It’s going to be a wild summer.

Making History ~ 24,000 Supporters in 24 Hours

The "Sign Up America" campaign was a success. The goal was reached!!!

Thanks to all who helped make this day an incredible victory.

Just the beginning....

Watch this video of highlights with Tagg Romney.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Debate Party Night and "Sign Up America"

Be sure to watch the second Republican Debate tonight. It takes place in South Carolina and airs on the Fox News Channel at 9pm EST.

In conjunction with the debate, please consider taking part in "Sign Up America", where 24,000 supporters will be signed up in 24 hours. This will be a history making event and you are invited to take part.

You can watch the Debate, as thousands of other Romney supporters will, at a local neighborhood "Sign Up America" Debate Party!

Simply watch the video below, and find out how you can help and have fun at the same time.

I'll be attending a Debate Party in Sandy, Utah tonight. Be sure and find one in your area and make plans to attend!

On May 15-16th, help us make history by signing up 24,000 supporters in 24 hours! Join a Debate Watch Party, then ask your friends to show their support at or by calling 1-866-WIN-MITT.

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Mitt Romney on the Passing of Rev. Jerry Falwell

Boston, MA - Today, Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on the passing of the Reverend Jerry Falwell: "An American who built and led a movement based on strong principles and strong faith has left us. He will be greatly missed, but the legacy of his important work will continue through his many ministries where he put his faith into action.
"Ann and I have had the honor to talk and meet with Reverend Falwell and get to know him as a man of deep personal faith and commitment to helping those around him. He will be forever remembered."

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Monday, May 14, 2007

"60 Minutes" Interview

If you missed yesterday's Mike Wallace interview of Mitt Romney on "60 Minutes", you can
view the entire interview HERE

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Increasing Momentum ~ Romney Rising to the Top

In the News

By Ronald Kessler

( Suddenly, the mainstream media are taking Mitt Romney seriously.

"60 Minutes" just featured Romney as its lead story Sunday night. Time magazine has Romney on the cover this week. The Romney campaign is besieged with interview requests.

The surge in interest follows Romney's widely perceived "win" in the Republican debate on May 3. A recent New Hampshire poll has Romney leading the GOP pack in the key primary state.
"The last couple of weeks have been important for Mitt Romney in terms of enlarging his presence on the national stage," Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney's traveling press secretary, tells me.

From the beginning, he says, "We expected there would be a long run-up to the time when people around the country got to know Mitt Romney, but that once they did, they would respond positively to his record of leadership in the private sector, running the Olympics and as governor."

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Excerpts From Romney's Address at Hillsdale College

"The right course for America in a world where evil still exists is not acquiescence and weakness, it is assertiveness and strength. "Following the end of the Cold War, President Clinton began to dismantle our military. He reduced our forces by 500,000. He retired almost 80 ships. Our spending on national defense dropped from over 6% of GDP to 3.8% today. He called it a 'peace dividend.' We got the dividend, but we didn't get the peace. Charles Krauthammer called our blissful disarmament a 'holiday from history.' "There are still some who are on holiday. They refuse to see Jihad as a global struggle, as a war. They would continue to reduce our military spending to finance social programs. They would celebrate, chanting that they are going to 'give peace a chance.' But it is strength, not weakness, that gives peace a chance. "Some of our citizens see the evil in the world, but argue that we should simply isolate ourselves from it. But one characteristic of evil is that it seeks domination over others, all others. Germany was poised to conquer one last European island and Japan had attacked our Pacific fleet – there is no safe place if evil is unrestrained. The weak may hide, but they become weaker still, until at last they are discovered, and easily conquered. "History teaches us this: the best ally of peace is a strong America. As Ronald Reagan observed: 'Of the four wars during my lifetime, none of them began because America was too strong.'" ... "In my view, a strong America is built upon several pillars. First, is a strong military. Teddy Roosevelt said we should 'speak softly and carry a big stick.' Lately, some of the enemies of democracy think that we speak loudly and carry a small stick. "I would like to see us strengthen our military by adding at least an additional 100,000 troops. I believe that we must also re-equip our troops, particularly after the loss of our armaments in the current conflicts. I want to accelerate our missile defense system. And we need to make sure that the veterans who have been willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom receive the care, the support and the outpouring of appreciation they deserve. This will mean that defense spending must rise, at least for a time, to 4% of our national economic activity, or more. "We must always be able to defend America on our own. But we know that our strength is amplified when it is combined with the strength of other nations. America is stronger when we have friends standing with us." ... "Our military strength depends in large measure on our economic strength. Today, America is the economic superpower. But that is not inevitable." ... "How must we move to stay ahead, permanently? Raise the bar in education, sharply increase our investment in research and technology, remove the weighty burdens of unnecessary government taxation and regulation, close the plaintiff lawyer's gold mine, and once and for all, actually do what it takes to become energy independent. It makes no sense to send a billion dollars a day out of our economy, often to nations that use it against us." ... "We can project America's strength and its goodness to the world through our military, our diplomacy, and our economy. But we cannot project more strength and more goodness than we actually have. "And so we must ask ourselves: what is the source of America's strength? "In the final analysis, a nation's strength flows from its people. The source of America's strength is the American people – hard working, educated, risk taking, God-loving, family-oriented, sacrificing, patriotic, freedom-loving American people. They always have been the source of our strength and they always will be." ... "Today, we face a new generation of challenges. Enemies of freedom have attacked, here and on far-flung battlefields. New competition threatens our economic leadership. Our children swim in turbulent waters. In the face of our new generation of challenges, I am confident that your generation and my generation will rise to the occasion. As Abigail Adams wrote: 'Great necessities bring forth great virtues.' The motto of this institution offers the same truth: 'Strength rejoices in the challenge.' You are up to the challenge. You have been raised in good families, taught in an independent-minded institution and schooled in the land of liberty. Together, we will keep America the hope of the world."

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Romney for President ~ Just in Time

Read this week's cover story article in Time Magazine online. Somewhat slanted, of course.

This has been a great media week for promoting Romney's "name recognition" objective. He is on the cover of Time Magazine, plus all the news stations and blogs are talking about the Al Sharpton controversial remark about Romney's religion, and then there's the upcoming Sunday "60 Minutes" interview, in which Mike Wallace asks Romney a totally inapproriate question. What a pivotal week!

Everyone is talking about Mitt Romney !

And don't forget the second Republican Debate,
coming up this Tuesday, May 15th on

Watch Mitt Romney shine.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mitt to Appear on "60 Minutes"

(CBS) In what may be his strongest public statements against the Bush administration, presidential candidate Mitt Romney says his fellow Republicans in the Bush White House made mistakes in Iraq that the country is still paying for. Romney also deplores the polygamy his ancestors practiced in the 19th Century in a 60 Minutes interview with correspondent Mike Wallace, this Sunday, May 13, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

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Women For Romney

Check out the Women for Romney blog where we look at issues specifically related to women, as well as general issues.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Interview on Hannity & Colmes

First half of Mitt Romney Interview on last night's
"Hannity & Colmes"

Monday, May 7, 2007

Mitt on Hannity & Colmes Tonight

Watch Governor Romney on "Hannity & Colmes" Tonight!

At 9:00pm EDT tonight, Governor Romney will be a live, in-studio guest on Fox News' "Hannity & Colmes." Make sure to watch Mitt tonight on Fox News Channel!

Join In ~ Sign Up America

Would you like to learn more about Mitt Romney and his 2008 presidential campaign ?
On May 15th, Fox News is hosting the second Republican presidential debate and there will be
"Sign up America" parties all over the country where you can watch the debate with
others who are interested in supporting Mitt Romney.

To find the event nearest to you, simply type in your zip code and you will be provided
with parties and events within a 100 mile radius. You can host a party of your own or
plan to attend one in your area.

Mitt needs you. America needs you.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Watch This Evening ~ Mitt on Tonight Show

Tune in tonight Wednesday May 2nd to watch Mitt Romney on the Tonight Show.