Update 5/19/06 . . . ROMNEY HAS CANCELLED BOTH OF THESE PLANNED VISITS DUE TO THE "STATE OF EMERGENCY" IN MASS FROM FLOODING . . . I GUESS THIS IS THE TRUE DEFINITION OF A "RAINCHECK"
ORIGINAL POST BELOW:
It looks like Mitt will be a keynote speaker at the Wisc. GOP convention (at a reception the night before and at the convention itself Sat-Sun) this upcoming weekend in Appleton, Wisconsin along with RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman (the head guy for the Repulican party nationally--AKA the GOPs Howard Dean). Not only is Wisconsin a battleground state, Mehlman is obviously a power player in setting up support for 2008 GOP presidential hopefuls. Looks like he's a fellow Harvard Law guy like Mitt (that can't hurt!)
This upcoming weekend looks to be a productive one for Gov. Romney. Let any friends or family in the area know about his visit so that they can see and hear the man in person . . . I've yet to meet the person who has come away unimpressed!
Text from the flyer (in case you have trouble viewing the PDF):
"The Banquet Honoring County Chairmen: Featuring guest speaker Governor Mitt Romney, this year’s banquet will be one of the most exciting yet! As Chairman Rick Graber said, “Mitt Romney has shown brave and principled leadership in a state where Republicans are vastly outnumbered by Democrats
and despite a hostile political environment, Governor Romney has stood up for socially conservative values and fought to lower taxes and control state spending. He is a dynamic leader for our party and we are excited he is coming to Wisconsin.” Be sure to register today to attend the banquet and the VIP cocktail reception for a chance to meet Governor Romney and have your photo taken with one of the GOPs rising stars! "
It actually looks like the weekend will be split up for Mitt as Washintonians for Mitt reminds us:
"This is a perfect opportunity to see Mitt Romney at his best. He is the featured speaker at the Mainstream Republicans of Washington's "Cascade Conference" on Saturday May 20th at 6pm. You can sign up for the entire conference or just for the banquet. Here is the full agenda. Here is the registration form."
A local paper previews the event:
"no one disputes its (Mainstream Rep of Wash) coup in securing Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, to speak Saturday night. His legislative success, such as a law mandating health insurance, in a Democrat-dominated Massachusetts Legislature exemplifies the group's pursuit of policy-makers as politicians.
"As long as you're willing to share the credit, a lot can get done," Romney said in a telephone interview."
He must be leaving Wisc mid-day (morning Convention speech?) to get to the Seattle-Tacoma area (at SEA-TAC airport is where the conference will be held) for the evening speech and banquet. Again, let your family and friends in the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington know about the visit and chance to see and hear Mitt.