Friday, August 31, 2007

Romney: "I've Learned How to Get the Job Done"





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Iowa's Defense of Marriage Act

Governor Mitt Romney On Iowa's Defense Of Marriage Act


Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on the court decision striking down Iowa's Defense of Marriage Act: "The ruling in Iowa today is another example of an activist court and unelected judges trying to redefine marriage and disregard the will of the people as expressed through Iowa's Defense of Marriage Act. This once again highlights the need for a Federal Marriage Amendment to protect the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman."

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Create Your Own Romney Ad Contest


Press Release

Romney For President Launches Unprecedented "Create Your Own Ad" Contest


Boston, MA – Today, Romney for President announced the "Team Mitt: Create Your Own Ad!" contest, an unprecedented initiative to create the campaign's new television advertisement by empowering grassroots supporters of Governor Mitt Romney. The winner of the contest will become the first amateur ever to have his or her work used as an official television advertisement for a presidential campaign.

By partnering with Yahoo! and Jumpcut.com, supporters from across the country will be able to utilize an innovative video editing platform to create their own ad by remixing or "mashing up" a large variety of the campaign's photos, videos and audio clips, as well as their own multimedia content.

After the contest's submission period ends on September 17, the campaign will conduct online voting at MittRomney.com to help select the winner of the contest. The ad will air in conjunction with the campaign's massive grassroots event, "Rally for Romney," during the week of September 20.

Alex Castellanos, Senior Adviser and media strategist to Governor Romney, said, "It is truly groundbreaking for amateur, grassroots supporters to so directly assist in introducing their candidate to the American people. This contest demonstrates Romney for President's commitment to using unique and democratizing online tools to engage voters and harness the extraordinary enthusiasm of its growing team of supporters."

To view the contest page on Jumpcut.com, please visit:


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mitt Romney ~ "Leadership"

Watch Governor Mitt Romney's newest campaign ad, "Leadership"



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Rally for Romney

Have you signed up for

"Rally for Romney"

yet?

Help Mitt sustain his momentum by attending your area’s Rally for Romney and calling your friends to support Mitt.

Serve as a Community Captain by committing to raise $1,000 individually or as a team at the Call Day.

Attend individually, create a team, or join a team.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Two Videos: Reality and Parodity....."The Real Romney Girl" and "What If A Mormon Cured Cancer"

Listen to "The Real Romney Girl":


Watch "What If A Mormon Cured Cancer" (with Obama Girl parody):


from the "Cure for Cancer" Director and Creator:

"I'm not saying religious beliefs aren't relevant to being President, but I think Mormonism is being singled out. What candidate besides Mitt Romney has been associated so much with their religion thus far in the campaign?

I'm not LDS. In fact, I'm not religious at all, but I find it amusing to watch more traditional religions pretend that the Latter Day Saints aren't mainstream.

The full video credits (with links) can be found here:"

http://www.brandonmuller.com/videos.html

Romney's Health Plan Goes National

"Dr. Romney Goes National"

National Review Online

Commentary From The Heritage Foundation's Robert E. Moffit:

"Romney's health-care-reform proposal is a refreshing reaffirmation of federalism. At the federal level, he proposes a universal tax deduction for all health-care expenses. Every person would be able to get the same federal tax deduction for health insurance, for example, regardless of where they got it; health insurance would then be personal and individuals would be able to carry their health insurance from job to job. Romney would also strengthen health savings accounts by eliminating today's minimum deductible requirement.

"These are major and welcome changes. But the real heavy lifting would be up to the states. The Romney plan provides federal incentives for states to reform their insurance markets in ways that would reduce premium costs and expand private coverage options for consumers. "He leaves it to the states to determine how best to work out all the mind-numbing details, ranging from creating new risk pooling arrangements to drafting new underwriting rules. But under the plan, state officials would 'earn' federal funds to help low income people get private coverage by making their insurance markets more affordable and consumer-friendly.

"Romney's got this exactly right: Essentially, he's using existing government funds to do get the uninsured out of the hospital emergency rooms and into private health plans. "Romney's national tax reform proposal would unify the tax treatment of health care for every American, while his encouragement of innovative state officials would respect the diversity of the states. After all, what works best for Massachusetts may not work well for Mississippi." Robert E. Moffit is director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation.

To read more commentary, please click here.



Monday, August 27, 2007

What They're Really Saving About Governor Romney's Health Care Reform Plan

Governor Romney Proposes "Free-Market Solutions":



CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is working today to put a more conservative spin on an issue that's being played up by Democrats. That would be health care for all Americans. In a speech to the Florida Medical Association today, Romney said the nation's health care system should be overhauled through plans tailored to individual states, not through the federal government by a takeover." (CNN's "The Situation Room," 8/24/07)


ABC-Miami's Michael Putney: "Mitt Romney was preaching to the choir today. Actually, to the Florida Medical Association and the doctors liked what had he to say about health care re-form." (WPLG-ABC, 8/24/07)


- Palm Beach Post's Bennett: "[R]omney was interrupted by applause when he criticized government-based approaches to healthcare and when he called for caps on awards to plaintiffs in malpractice lawsuits." (George Bennett, "Romney Offers Health Care Plan," Palm Beach Post, 8/24/07)


- Dr. Tom Peters: "I'm impressed with his hands-on knowledge and candor." (WPLG-ABC, 8/24/07) South Florida Sun Sentinel's Anthony Man: "Touting free-market solutions to expand insurance coverage and rejecting government mandates, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rolled out his plan to change the health-care system on Friday." (Anthony Man, "GOP Candidate Romney Unveils Health-Care Plan," South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 8/24/07)


Race 4 2008's MattC: "Yesterday, Romney rolled out his health care proposal which contained 6 key points and is a beautiful triumph of conservatism and innovative thinking. ... And, the most beautiful part of Governor Romney?s plan? 'Most importantly, this can be done without the need for new spending or taxes.' Amen to that." (MattC, "'RomneyCare' Finds Broad Support, Nationwide Attention," Race 4 2008, 8/25/07)


The Associated Press' Rasha Madkour: "The nation's health care system can be overhauled through market-based proposals tailored to individual states - not through a federal government takeover, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday." (Rasha Madkour, "Romney Proposes Market-Based Health Care Changes," The Associated Press, 8/24/07)


The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Lueck: "[R]omney is proposing an approach many Republicans in recent years have embraced – changing the tax code to spur more people to buy their own, private health insurance in the individual market." (Sarah Lueck, "Romney's Federal Prescription," The Wall Street Journal, 8/24/07)


Palm Beach Post's George Bennett: "Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney today said tax changes and deregulation can lower health insurance costs and extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans without expanding federal regulation or raising taxes." (George Bennett, "Romney Offers Health Care Plan," Palm Beach Post, 8/24/07)


Bloomberg's Aliza Marcus: "Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will propose tax breaks to help Americans pay for health insurance and incentives for states to craft their own programs to make sure everyone gets coverage." (Aliza Marcus, "Romney Seeks Tax Breaks To Help Buy Health Coverage," Bloomberg, 8/24/07)


CBS MarketWatch's William Watts: "Romney also aims to change the tax code to promote the use of health savings accounts - high-deductible insurance plans purchased outside the workplace. Romney also called for full deductibility of qualified medical expenses for persons who at least hold catastrophic insurance." (William L. Watts, "Romney Offers Health Plan," CBS MarketWatch, 8/24/07)


The Hill's Andy Barr: "Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) unveiled a healthcare plan Friday that would rely on the private sector to provide insurance to the tens of millions of Americans who currently do not have it." (Andy Barr, "Romney Pitches Health Plan," The Hill, 8/24/07)


Reuters: "Romney also targeted medical malpractice lawsuits which Republicans have castigated for years, saying they lead to rising costs of health care and insurance. His plan would cap punitive damages and encourage states to establish health courts with judges who have extensive experience with medical cases as well as urge sanctions for filing frivolous lawsuits." ("Romney Wants Tax Breaks To Expand U.S. Health Cover," Reuters, 8/24/07)


Poll Of AARP Iowa Members Finds Governor Romney "Best Addressed Health Care" Among Republican Candidates. "The poll of 1,002 AARP members in Iowa – half Republicans and half Democrats – was conducted July 24 through Aug. 6. It has a margin of error of 4.4 percent. On the Republican side, 13 percent of respondents said Romney best addressed health care with no other candidate more than 3 percent." ("Clinton, Romney Lead AARP Health-Care Poll," Quad-City Times, 8/23/07)


Governor Romney's Vision For Health Care Vs. The Democrats:


Bloomberg's Marcus: Governor Romney's Approach "In Contrast To The Leading Democratic Candidates." "Making changes on the federal or state level to help America's 45 million uninsured get coverage, and to make health care more affordable for everyone, will not require new spending or new taxes, Romney said. This is in contrast to the leading Democratic candidates, who have said they would pay for health-care changes by eliminating President George W. Bush's tax breaks for people earning more than $250,000 a year." (Aliza Marcus, "Romney Seeks Tax Breaks To Help Buy Health Coverage," Bloomberg, 8/24/07)


Harvard Health-Policy Professor Robert Blendon: "Romney's not setting up a single model for the country and that's what he wants to contrast with the Democrats. ? He wants to say we don't need a national plan, what we need is a 50-state plan." (Aliza Marcus, "Romney Seeks Tax Breaks To Help Buy Health Coverage," Bloomberg, 8/24/07)


Saturday, August 25, 2007

O'Reilly Poll - Mitt's Momentum Building

O'Reilly Poll
(BillOReilly.com)




Q: Based on what you've seen so far, which Republican presidential candidate do you prefer?



Poll Results


Answer Percent


Romney

53%


Giuliani
42%


McCain
5%


Total Votes: 25,401

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Josh Romney Campaigning in Arizona

In the News

By: Paul Giblin
East Valley Tribune


"Unlike the elder Romney's two previous national fundraising efforts that targeted high-rollers, the next one is geared exclusively for low-rollers."

'This is more of a grassroots effort to get as many people as possible excited and involved in the campaign,' Josh Romney said Wednesday. 'It's a way to for people who wouldn't normally be able to participate, because a lot of the events are really expensive, to become involved and participate.'

"The goal of the initiative, which is called 'Rally for Romney,' is to recruit community captains, who will try to raise $1,000 each, a few dollars at a time, by Sept. 25, when rallies will be held in more than 40 cities in 20 states.

"Until then, the national campaign will stage Web-based events featuring the former governor of Massachusetts in support of the drive, said Romney, 32, a Salt Lake City real estate developer who joined his father's campaign full time in mid-June." ...

"'We've done great in Arizona. We've got some great people supporting us here,' said Josh Romney, the third of five sons in the Romney family." ...

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"September Dawn" (Subtitle: Unsubtle Sabotage)

Editorial

by Rev. Brian Eenigenburg


The movie "September Dawn" was created to ignite and fan fires of hatred against the LDS or Mormon church, and of course by extension against the Presidential candidacy of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, LDS church - a Mormon.


"September Dawn" masquerades as a love story but was written and produced to stir judgmentalism, hatred and revenge. The film pretends to expose covered-up facts about an actual historical massacre carried out by Mormons. But it only presents one viewpoint, the version dreamed up by the vengeful and hateful who insist on never forgiving. The movie is an attempt to "get even" by wiping out Mitt Romney's chances of being President of the United States.

But let's look at who is being massacred? Mitt Romney is highly spiritual, as clean and reverent as the best of Christian ministers in every way, and more qualified than any other candidate on the scene to be President of the United States ... true or false? Since Romney cannot be attacked personally other than to label him "too good," or "too perfect," the haters have no choice but to paint his religion as evil ... true or false? Mitt Romney's Rally America!




Who is behind this film's vicious attempt to annihilate Romney's chances? Please don't dismiss it with a wave of the hand and a statement like, "It's just politics! It's something you'd expect from Hillary Clinton." Behind this film is a dark level of consciousness which Hillary, tough as she is, could never bring herself to.


All Christians and well-meaning people everywhere who don't like the feeling of hatred and who like the feeling of standing for what is right should join with Governor Romney and say "No!" to the intent of Christopher Cain (this film's writer, director, and producer) ... and "No!" to the enormous hate and vengeance being fostered by left-wing politics.


"Well, it's okay to paint Mormons as beasts!" No, it's not okay. Because if you allow it, your non-Mormon religious leaders will be next. Or any righteous men and women who feel a calling to work for good in politics will be next. Or, maybe, you personally will be next.


"September Dawn" is more than propaganda. It is poisonous propaganda disguised as so-called "innocent" historical question asking.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Romney For President Announces Rally For Romney

PRESS RELEASE

Boston, MA - Today, Romney for President announced the launch of "Rally for Romney," a new nationwide grassroots fundraising initiative designed to mobilize and empower volunteers across the country to build support at the grassroots level.

The goal of Rally for Romney is to empower grassroots activists nationwide to reach out to friends and family that are not yet supporting Governor Romney's campaign and turn them into active supporters.

Rally for Romney recruitment begins today in more than 40 cities, in 20 states, culminating with rallies and Call Days in those cities and states at the end of September.

Rally for Romney eliminates the high-dollar attendance barrier of typical fundraising events and gives supporters the ability to come together and form a "fundraising team." The team will set a fundraising goal and work together to meet the goal before the Rally in their city. Recruitment for team captains and team members begin today.

Romney for President Finance Director Spencer Zwick said, "Rally for Romney will help us continue to raise the resources we need to compete nationwide, and it also gives people the opportunity to show their support of Governor Romney and his message of conservative change in Washington."

Romney for President Political Director Carl Forti said, "The launch of Rally for Romney is just the latest effort that Governor Romney's campaign has undertaken to mobilize and energize supporters in new and innovative ways. Rally for Romney will help us reach out to more voters and engage them in Governor Romney's campaign at a grassroots level."

Rally For Romney Online Efforts:

Starting immediately, anyone who wants to show their support for Governor Romney and participate in Rally for Romney can access more information at

http://MittRomney.com/Rally.

In the coming weeks, Rally for Romney will also encourage participation through web-based efforts including a live, online "Ask Mitt Anything" with Governor Romney and a "Create Your Own Ad" contest.

Rally For Romney Will Take Place In The Following Locations:

Arizona
- Mesa
- Tucson

California
- Bay Area
- Fresno
- Los Angeles
- Orange County
- Sacramento
- San Diego

Colorado
- Denver

Florida
- Fort Lauderdale
- Orlando
- Plantation
- Space Coast
- Tallahassee

Georgia
- Atlanta

Idaho
- Boise
- Idaho Falls

Illinois
- Chicago

Indiana
- Central
- Northwest
- Northeast
- Southwest
- Southeast

Massachusetts
- Boston

Michigan
- Detroit

Missouri
- St. Louis

Nevada
- Las Vegas

New Mexico
- Albuquerque

New York
- New York City

North Carolina
- Raleigh-Durham

Ohio
- Cincinnati

Oregon
- Portland

Pennsylvania
- Philadelphia

Texas
- Austin
- Dallas
- Houston

Utah
- Salt Lake City

Washington
- Seattle

Washington, D.C.
- Washington, D.C.

Wyoming
- Cheyenne
- Casper
- Jackson Hole

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New Romney Ad Targets Illegal Migrants

In the News


CONCORD, N.H. - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney criticizes "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants — and by implication Republican rival Rudy Giuliani — in a new radio ad.


"Immigration laws don't work if they're ignored. That's the problem with cities like Newark, San Francisco and New York City that adopt sanctuary policies," an announcer says in the ad, which runs in New Hampshire and Iowa. "Sanctuary cities become magnets that encourage illegal immigration and undermine secure borders."


Romney and Giuliani have jabbed over illegal immigration in recent weeks. The former Massachusetts governor says Giuliani promoted New York as a haven for illegal immigrants when he was mayor. Giuliani aggressively denies it, insisting he cracked down on lawlessness of every kind.


"Legal immigration is great," Romney says in the new ad. "But illegal immigration, that we've got to end. And amnesty is not the way to do it."


In so-called sanctuary cities, government employees are not required to report illegal immigrants to federal authorities. Some, such as San Francisco, have declared themselves sanctuaries or refuges. Others, like New York, have never adopted the name.


New York's policy, begun by Democratic Mayor Ed Koch in 1988, is intended to make illegal immigrants feel that they can report crimes, send their children to school or seek medical treatment without fear of being reported. An estimated half-million illegal immigrants live in New York, and only a fraction are deported each year.


Romney has pledged to cut federal funds from cities that adopt what he calls sanctuary policies and ignore federal immigration laws. The ads also say that as governor Romney ordered state police to enforce existing immigration laws, opposed driver's licenses for illegal immigrants and insisted children be taught English.


Last week, Giuliani began running a radio ad that highlights his support for building a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border. He says that as mayor he unsuccessfully tried to get federal help to deport illegal immigrants convicted of crimes. He also tells voters that as president he would require new immigrants to learn English, deport criminal suspects and enact tougher visa standards.

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Enforcing Our Immigration Laws


By: Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX)
Townhall


"For far too long, too many have spoken out on the problem of illegal immigration but done too little. The laws we need to combat illegal immigration are on the books in this country, and they are pretty clear. However, these laws only work if they are enforced across all levels of government - federal, state and local. If we are to end illegal immigration, we must establish the rule of law and enforce the current laws. "That is why the practice of creating sanctuary policies in places like New York City is so troubling. 'Sanctuary cities' tell those who are here illegally that the laws of this country do not matter. Sanctuary policies create virtual amnesty zones for illegal immigrants." ...

"The policies that were implemented and embraced by mayors in places like New York City severely undermined the enforcement of our immigration laws and weakened our ability to secure our nation's borders. The public officials who openly advocated the creation of 'zones of protection' for lawbreakers are responsible for contributing to a flood of illegal immigrants in this country today. These policies have created an even bigger illegal immigration problem. "Governor Romney believes we need to end sanctuary policies. As President, Governor Romney will crack down on these sanctuary policies and will withhold federal funds that go to these cities." ...

"On this issue, records are important. They provide a critical insight into what a candidate will do once elected to public office. On enforcing our immigration laws, Governor Romney is tested and proven. In 2006, he signed an agreement with the federal government to deputize Massachusetts State Troopers so they could help enforce immigration laws." ...

"However, that is not the end to Governor Romney's record of enforcing our immigration laws. He authorized Massachusetts National Guardsmen to deploy to the Southern Border. In 2004, Governor Romney vetoed a plan that would have provided illegal immigrants the same in-state tuition at public colleges and universities as Massachusetts citizens. In 2003, he announced his opposition to efforts to give drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants, again upholding the rule of law." ...

"Governor Romney's record is a proven record of action."...

Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee and Former Chairman of the Immigration Sub-committee

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007

Romney Week in Review

After attending 310 events, conducting 53 "Ask Mitt Anythings," and spending 43 days in Iowa, Governor Mitt Romney overwhelmingly won the Ames Straw Poll with 31.5% of the vote.

If you weren't able to make it out to the Hawkeye State on Saturday, watch "Change Begins in Iowa," a new video on Mitt TV about the straw poll, or browse through dozens of great photos from the festivities.


The victory in Iowa has caused surging traffic to MittRomney.com, record sign-ups for Team Mitt, and tremendous buzz in the blogosphere. Indeed, according to the US News & World Report, Governor Romney was the second most blogged about person the day after his big win - falling only behind Harry Potter!

Among those blogging at RedState.com was Doug Gross, the campaign's State Chair of Iowa. Gross wrote: "The road to the Iowa Caucuses begins at Ames, and the Straw Poll is an important indication of a campaign’s ability to organize and mobilize supporters. The Ames Straw Poll is essentially a dress rehearsal for the Caucuses. Judging by the results, our organization was tested and proven and emerged as the strongest statewide campaign. Indeed, our strength alone forced several candidates to come to the realization months before any barbeque was served that they could not compete. Saturday's victory sends an important signal to grassroots Republican activists – the Romney campaign is ready to compete."

The momentum from Iowa followed Governor Romney to the early primary state of Nevada where he held an early morning "Ask Mitt Anything" attended by an enthusiastic crowd of 300 people and where Mitt has jumped to a 10 point lead, according to a poll by the Reno Gazette-Journal. And Ames wasn't the only straw poll that Governor Romney won this week, as Mitt won the Illinois Republican Presidential Straw Poll by a sizable margin.

Finally, Mrs. Romney sat down with ABC's "Nightline" to discuss her travels on the campaign trail, her five sons and ten grandchildren, and her struggles with multiple sclerosis.

Romney Wins in Illinois

(CNN)–Mitt Romney added another straw poll victory to his resume Thursday.
Illinois state Republican party chairman, Andy McKenna, said Romney won the Illinois Straw poll at the Illinois State Fair. "Congratulations to Mitt Romney, whose strong showing today indicates he has begun to put together a strong statewide organization," McKenna said. "There's no question that Illinois' demographics closely match those of the United States and this could be an indication as to whom Illinois voters are leaning toward this coming February."
Romney secured an overwhelming victory with 40.35 percent of the vote. Former Senator Fred Thompson, who is expected to formally enter the race for the GOP nomination next month, came in second with 19.96 percent of the vote.
The Illinois Republican party sponsored the straw poll during its Republican Day festivities at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.
To be included, participate candidates were required to have participated in one of the previously held debates with other Republican candidates, or have polled above 5 percent in a national, independent poll.
Final results of Thursday's Illinois straw poll:
1. Mitt Romney – 40.35%
2. Fred Thompson – 19.96%
3. Ron Paul – 18.87%
4. Rudy Giuliani – 11.61%
5. John McCain – 4.12%
6. Mike Huckabee – 3.04%
7. Sam Brownback – 1.08%
8. Duncan Hunter - .65%
9. Tom Tancredo - .33%

–CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Romney Vision: Strengthen The American People

"The American people are the source of our strength... And when you need to call on the strength of America, you don't strengthen government, you strengthen the American people." – Gov. Mitt Romney (Gov. Mitt Romney, Remarks At The Young Republican National Convention, Hollywood, FL, 7/6/07)

THE ROMNEY VISION: STRONG MILITARY, STRONG ECONOMY,

STRONG FAMILIES

Gov. Romney Believes We Should Keep Taxes Low And Encourage Economic Growth:

Gov. Romney: "Raising Taxes Hurts Working People. It Stifles Innovation." (Gov. Mitt Romney, Remarks At The National Press Club, Washington, DC, 7/14/04)

- Gov. Romney: "You Don't Create Economic Prosperity By Raising Taxes." (John J. Miller, "Matinee Mitt," National Review, 6/20/05)
Gov. Romney Would Make The Bush Tax Cuts Permanent. ROMNEY: "It's absolutely critical that we don't have that massive tax hike and instead we make the Bush tax cuts permanent." (Gov. Mitt Romney, Remarks At The Detroit Economic Club, Detroit, MI, 2/7/07)

Gov. Romney Proposes Lowering Tax Rates For All Americans. ROMNEY: "We should strive to keep marginal tax rates on America's families and businesses no higher than those imposed by our major global competitors. We should end tax penalties against saving and investment, and promote fairness and simplicity by ending special interest loopholes and lowering tax rates for all Americans." (Romney For President, "Governor Romney's Remarks At The Club For Growth," Press Release, 3/29/07)

Gov. Romney Believes In Private, Market-Based Health Insurance And Encouraging Personal Responsibility:

Gov. Romney's Plan In Massachusetts Stressed Personal Responsibility. ROMNEY: "This is fundamentally a plan, which is based on individuals being helped to get their own private health insurance policy." (Fox News' "Journal Editorial Report," 6/3/06)

- Gov. Romney: "[M]y plan calls for a personal responsibility principle: Everyone must either become insured or maintain adequate savings to cover their medical expenses." (Gov. Mitt Romney, Op-Ed, "Health-Care Reform Gets A Fair Shake," Boston Herald, 6/21/05)

Gov. Romney Supports The Troop Surge, And Has Called For A Surge Of Support Here At Home:

Gov. Romney Supports Giving The Current Troop Surge A Chance To Work. GOVERNOR ROMNEY: "I think the surge is the best course we have at this stage. We're seeing some positive reports coming from the Brookings Institution. We're going to see a report from General Petraeus soon. I think it's the best shot we have to see stability in Iraq and I certainly hope it's successful." (ABC's "Good Morning America," 8/6/07)

Gov. Romney Has Called For A Surge Of Support Here At Home For Our Troops Abroad. "'At a time when American families and individuals are making a surge of sacrifice to support this troop surge, I think it's time for American citizens and politicians to make a surge of support,' Romney said..." (Glen Johnson, "Romney Donates $25,000 Amid Plea For Patriotic 'Surge'," The Associated Press, 8/2/07)

Fred Thompson Too Late

Mitt Romney continues to gain momentum.

Romney's Momentum



I don't know much about Fred Thompson (I never watched "Law & Order"), but from what I've read, many of his colleagues consider him "lazy". Maybe his laziness in declaring his candidacy has now cost him the nomination. Good.

Fred Waited Too Long


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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Building the Momentum

Video Hightlights from Iowa Straw Poll



"There is no question it sends a message that America is ready for a change and that change began in Iowa. I was delighted to do so well. I know everdybody else is wishing they could be in my spot, but I'm glad I've got it." ~Governor Mitt Romney

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Mitt Romney on Hannity and Colmes Tonight



Governor Mitt Romney will be on the Hannity & Colmes show tonight on FOX. Don't miss it.


"On Tuesday, August 14, Governor Mitt Romney will attend Sean Hannity's Freedom Concert in Grand Prairie, Texas. "

Monday, August 13, 2007

Romney Family Affair Video

Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign ~ a family affair.

Watch the video...to the boys he's "just Dad".



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A Family Affair


In the News

The Romney Campaign: It's All In The Family

By: Ron Claiborne
ABC News


"Josh Romney is tired.

"For most of the last four months, he has lived in a Winnebago – dubbed the Mitt Mobile – stopping at least once in every one of Iowa's 99 counties, campaigning on behalf of his father, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

"Now he can rest – for a while. Romney won the crucial Iowa Straw Poll this weekend, and the Mitt Mobile is temporarily idle, parked next to a hotel in Ames. Josh can take a day off, maybe two. But soon, he will be back in the super-sized camper, and off to Nevada, or maybe Florida, or perhaps, New Hampshire. And so it will go for at least the next six months, and maybe the next 15 months.

"Josh, 31, is one of Romney's five sons, four of whom are regularly out on the campaign trail."

...

"When Romney stresses 'the family' as one leg in the three-legged stool that is his analogy for his main campaign themes (the other legs are the military and the economy), he can back it up by producing his own nuclear family, including his adult sons and Ann Romney, his wife of 38 years."

...

"For the Romney brothers, it means a lot of time on the road away from home, friends, and often family.

"'It's not easy, but it's well worth it,' said Craig Romney, 26, who lives in New York City. 'I'm willing to do whatever I can to help get my dad elected.'

"'I tried to convince them not to do it,' Mitt Romney told me during a campaign stop in Hampton, Iowa. 'I said, "you've got your lives, you've got your families." They said, "Dad, you're running for president of the United States. We want to help you. We want to be part of it." It's a very moving thing, very humbling.'

"Two other sons, Tagg, 37, and Matt, 35, are also frequently campaigning on the road. Tagg is a top campaign advisor in the campaign's Boston headquarters."

...

"Ben Romney, a medical student in the Boston area, campaigns infrequently because of school. He did fly in to Iowa for the Ames Straw Poll on Aug. 11, a rare reunion of the entire clan. In fact, with five brothers spread across the map, they say the campaign has actually brought them together more often.

"'We get together now as a family more than we did before,' said Matt, a commercial real estate developer in San Diego. 'So, honestly, it's a lot of fun to get together and share this experience.'"

...

"The five brothers have a personal blog on the Romney campaign Web site, which contains their observations, reflections and musing from the campaign trail. None of them is quite sure who's idea it was."

...

"The Romneys admit the prospect of possibly spending the next 15 months campaigning is daunting. And if, after all the time and effort and energy, their father doesn't win?

"'It would be crushing to me if he didn't make it all the way,' Craig said. 'but I'll love my dad all the same.'"

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Romney Wins Iowa Straw Poll



Governor Mitt Romney Wins The Iowa Republican Straw Poll


Ames, IA - Today, Governor Mitt Romney overwhelmingly won the Iowa Republican Straw Poll. With eleven names appearing on the conservative Straw Poll ballot, Governor Romney won with 31.5% percent (4,516 votes).


With the announcement of today's results, Governor Romney issued the following statement:


"Today, the people of Iowa took the first step towards bringing change to Washington. This important victory sends a signal to grassroots Republican activists across the country that we are working hard to earn their support, and that we are ready to begin the work of strengthening our economy, our military and our families."


FAST FACTS


About Governor Romney At The Iowa Republican Straw Poll:


- Total Number Of Votes: 4,516 - Percentage Of Vote: 31.5%


- Margin Of Victory: 13.4%


- Comparison To 1999 Results: 31.3% Bush Victory (10.5% Margin Of Victory)


- Comparison To 1995 Results: 24.36% Dole And Gramm Tied Victory


FAST FACTS

About Governor Romney's Efforts In Iowa Since January 3, 2007:


- Number Of Iowa "Ask Mitt Anythings": 53


- Number Of Trips: 17


- Number Of Events: 310


- Number Of Days In State: 43


- Number Of Miles Traveled In State: 4,211.5


- Number Of Miles Traveled In The Mitt Mobile In Iowa: 4,684



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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Update from Ames Straw Poll

Update from Tagg Romney on the Five Brothers blog:


An Update From Ames

We are all at the straw poll together in Ames Iowa. Apart from the blistering heat, things are going well. We have 96 relatives here from all around the country, and at least 250 volunteers who are all working hard manning the buses and directing people where to go. Everyone who comes on a Romney bus gets a yellow Romney t-shirt and as a result there is a massive sea of yellow all over the Iowa State campus. Everywhere you look there are people dressed in yellow. Its touching and exciting and we are anxious to see the results of the poll tonight. The road to the White House starts here in Ames today. ~ Tagg Romney

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Friday, August 10, 2007

UltiMitt Utah

This is my first attempt at "movie making".
A friend added the powerful music
that really "makes" the video.

What do you think?



Hey all you Romney fans, check out UltiMitt!

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Now Playing ~ 24 Hours on the Trail - Part 2

Watch this video and then come join Mitt Romney, his family and his supporters at the Ames Straw Poll this weekend in Iowa!

See who has the vision, the character, the organization and the support to go forward in the 2008 Presidential Campaign.



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Get the Mitt Mobile on the Road in South Carolina


South Carolina is poised to push up their primary.

Just as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been a great and powerful ambassador for the Morman Church around the world, the "Mitt Mobile" and the Romney family has been a wonderful and memorable ambassador for the Romney campaign in Iowa.

Now that the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa will be over after this weekend, it's time to get that Winnebago "Mitt Mobile" down south and busy touring the towns of South Carolina.

Let them know that Mitt Romney was a "yankee" governor, but he has always been a candidate with Southern values!


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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

24 Hours On the Trail, Part I

The Ames Straw Poll is coming up this weekend. The newest video from Mitt Romney shows all the work that's led up to this important event.

Watch this video and see how Mitt Romney, Ann Romney and their sons and families have put their all into this endeavor, yet made it a family affair full of fun and love!



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