Official Mitt Romney for President Thread #1

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  1. KenH

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    Governor Mitt Romney Announces Two New Senior Advisers


    Friday, Jan 05, 2007
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    CONTACT: Kevin Madden (857) 288-6400

    Boston, MA – Governor Mitt Romney today announced that Colorado Governor Bill Owens (R-CO) and U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will serve as senior advisers to the Romney for President Exploratory Committee, Inc.

    Sworn-in as Governor of Colorado in 1999, Governor Owens has demonstrated effective executive leadership. In 2002, the people of his state re-elected Governor Owens with the greatest majority in Colorado history. "I am honored to welcome Governor Owens as a senior adviser to my exploratory committee. In his eight years as Governor of Colorado, he has shown a commitment to finding the kinds of new and innovative solutions that America needs if we are to meet a new generation of challenges," said Governor Romney.

    Elected in 2002, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has quickly earned a reputation as a problem solver in our nation's capital. Cited as a "rising star" in Congress, she has been a forceful advocate for conservative principles. "With extensive experience in the public and private sectors, Congresswoman Blackburn will provide valuable insight as I move forward," said Governor Romney. "As a rising star among conservative leaders, I am proud that she has joined my exploratory committee as a senior adviser."

    - http://mittromney.com/News/Press-Releases/Two_New_Senior_Advisers
     
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    An excerpt from a speech by Mitt at a conservative gathering - Awakening 2007 - today:

    "Now, I wasn't always a Ronald Reagan conservative. Neither was Ronald Reagan, by the way. And perhaps some in this room have had the opportunity to listen, learn, and benefit from life's experience – and to grow in wisdom, as I have. My life experience convinced me that Ronald Reagan was right. I'm a conservative that gets the job done. And you don't just have to take my word for it, you can just look at my record."

    - more at http://mittromney.com/News/Press-Releases/Romney_Addresses_Awakening
     
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    Governor Mitt Romney Signs "Taxpayer Protection Pledge"


    Thursday, Jan 04, 2007

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    Boston, MA - Demonstrating his commitment to oppose any effort to increase taxes on the American people, Governor Romney has signed Americans For Tax Reform's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge." As part of his pledge, Governor Romney will "oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates" and "oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits."

    Governor Romney believes that by keeping taxes low and simplifying the tax code, we can grow the economy and enhance American competitiveness. These fundamental economic beliefs and principles led Governor Romney to become the first potential 2008 presidential candidate to sign Americans For Tax Reform's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge."

    - http://mittromney.com/News/Press-Releases/Governor_Mitt_Romney_Signs_Taxpayer_Protection_Pledge
     
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    "National Call Day" Raises Over $6.5 Million
    Monday, Jan 08, 2007
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    Boston, MA After reaching out across the country on "National Call Day," Governor Mitt Romney and his supporters raised over $6.5 million. The success of today's event will help Governor Romney continue to share his message and vision for the future with the American people.

    "This is a message," said Governor Romney, "that what we stand for and what we are going to fight for has been heard, and gives us motivation to go forward with our message."

    "I am overwhelmed by this support, heartened by the friendship, and hopeful for the future. I can only say thank you," said Governor Romney.

    "National Call Day" Fast Facts:

    -Amount Raised: over $6.5 million
    -Calls Made: approximately 15,000 outbound calls
    -Volunteer Fundraisers Participating: nearly 400
    -Volunteer fundraisers hailed from more than 40 state
    -Telephones: nearly 400
    -Laptop computers: 320
    -Call center area: 37,800 square feet
    -42 call centers, each manned by 9 volunteer fundraisers

    - www.mittromney.com/News/Press-Releases/National_Call_Day
     
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    Romney kicks off fundraising campaign
    By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer​


    White House hopeful Mitt Romney and 400 of his backers raised more than $6.5 million on Monday in a glitzy fundraising blitz that will force all Republican rivals to take notice.

    "They've come together and blown us away today, and humbled us at the same time," said the former Massachusetts governor as he clutched the hand of his wife, Ann.

    The figure dwarfed the $2 million that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., raised and the $1 million collected by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Like Romney, the two have created committees exploring bids for the GOP's presidential nomination.

    - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070108/ap_on_el_pr/on_the2008_trail
     
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    Ken, Is this going to be your own private thread? :tongue3:
     
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    From everything I have read on him it sounds like a strong possibility. We definitly need someone that can overcome the Clintonesque personalities of Hillary and Obama. Americans have a short memory and for the majority really don't give a hoot about integrity as seen by the admiration of the last President.

    The republicans will have to have a VERY strong candidate and right now I don't see one in sight. Bush won the first election because because his opponent had the personality of a gnat. Dems have learned that lesson and will come back with a vengance on that front.

    All you have to do is watch Jay Leno walk the streets and ask questions in California to know most Americans really don't care, much less actually know about the issues.
     
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    At this point I am just passing along news until issue papers and the debates get started in May.

    I wish that other folks would belly up to the bar, pick a candidate, and start a similar thread for him/her.
     
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    I agree. I think we should pick a candidate, but Ronald Reagan is gone and I haven't found one like him since. :BangHead:
     
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    Senator Jim DeMint to Serve as Senior Adviser


    Tuesday, Jan 09, 2007
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    Boston, MA – Governor Mitt Romney announced today that Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) will serve as a senior adviser to the Romney for President Exploratory Committee. Senator DeMint is a conservative leader in the U.S. Senate and the chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, a caucus of conservative senators that includes the majority of the Republican Conference. ​

    "Senator DeMint believes, as I do, that we must find new solutions to help ensure the American Dream for every citizen. That is why I am so honored that he will serve as a senior adviser to my Exploratory Committee," said Governor Romney. "As we move forward, Senator DeMint will be a powerful spokesman for our vision for the future not only in South Carolina but nationally." ​

    In a letter released today to fellow Republicans in South Carolina, Senator DeMint wrote, "We must elect a President in 2008 who is up to the task, and I need you to encourage Mitt to run. ... As a leader who has spent most of his life in the private sector, Governor Romney will call on America's strength and character to solve problems and secure our future." ​

     
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    That would be nice as I support the concept. :)

    But this is not the thread to discuss it.
     
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    I couldn't disagree more.

    Agreed, unless of course it becomes a part of Romney's agenda....
    But until it does, you are correct, so we will leave it at that.

    Regards,
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    Governor Mitt Romney on Today's "March for Life"


    Monday, Jan 22, 2007

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    Boston, MA - Today, on the 34th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Governor Mitt Romney released the following statement commemorating the annual March For Life:

    "Across this nation, thousands of Americans are gathering in their local communities and in our nation's capital to reaffirm their dedication to protecting the sanctity of life. We must create a culture of life where the weakest and most innocent among us are protected.

    "While there are well-meaning people on both sides of this debate, no one can deny that when hundreds of thousands of abortions are performed every year, it should be a major concern for a nation as great as ours. If we commit ourselves to promoting a culture of life, I believe that one day our nation's laws may reflect what is in our hearts."

    - www.mittromney.com/News/Press-Releases/March_for_Life
     
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    Romney talks tough on Iran

    In Israel, courts US Jewish vote

    By Thanassis Cambanis and Scott Helman, Globe Staff | January 24, 2007​

    HERZLIYA, Israel -- Mitt Romney, making a passionate appeal to pro-Israel voters, declared at a major conference on Israeli security yesterday that the United States must keep Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb, and he's helping a former Israeli prime minister lobby Massachusetts to divest pension funds from companies that do business with the country.

    "Iran must be stopped and can be stopped," Romney said to a standing ovation at the Herzliya Conference, an annual gathering of leading Israeli and American political figures and security specialists.

    - more at www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/01/24/romney_talks_tough_on_iran/
     
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    Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) dismal performance on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday shook a little of his inevitability as the Republican nominee. Conservatives are increasingly moving to the standard of former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, forgetting his liberal past. McCain's sudden attacks on Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld while pressing for more troops for Iraq have caused unease among Republicans.

    - www.humanevents.com/evansnovak.php?id=19125
     

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