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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Does avoiding the limelight prove to be working?

As the media-loving candidates run all over the country chasing cameras, Mitt Romney casually sits in the background, avoiding the media darts, and raising support (and money). More on this opinion from David Frum from CNN, click the link below:
. What do you think? Are Romney's tactics working? Leave a comment to reply.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mitt Romney in Iowa, looking to make an announcement on June 2nd

Mitt Romney made his first stop in 2011 thru Iowa today! The first was a stop in Des Moines, where former Governor Romney met with agriculture representatives and plenty of supporters. He got a lot of questions regarding the strategy of his campaign for the state of Iowa, but he held strong to his message that the details are yet to be determined. Smart to keep his cards close. The media is grasping for anything they can use against him, including insider information regarding his campaign strategy. One humorous side note to the Des Moines event was that a bag of popcorn was overcooked and caught fire, setting off the fire alarms in the entire building, where Mitt Romney then directed everyone to exit the building, and continued taking questions outside the building on the street.

Here is the Fox News video from Des Moines:

Mitt Romney then came to Cedar Rapids for a joint Johnson County and Linn County GOP event at a historic farm on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids. In a barn that was nearly 100 years old, amid horses, carriages, and hay fields, he treated the supporters to a spirited speech about the economy and the pride of being American. He stayed for almost an hour afterwards to speak with all the supporters there, and then wisely grabbed a quick bite to eat on the way out.

Mitt speaking to the crowd.

A view of the historic barn, up in the hay loft.

Greeting supporters upon his arrival

Speaking to future voters in Iowa

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The big question of the announcement came up at the event, and Romney hinted at a June 2nd announcement in New Hampshire that will be coming. We are all assuming that announcement will be that he is officially running.

Now what? He came to Iowa, saw great support from both old and new supporters, but now what should we expect? All signs point to a smaller campaign and more grass roots communication rather than hitting the pavement for multiple campaign stops per day in the state. Supporters will need to learn how to maximize the potential of communication through social media to stay connected with Mitt in the mean time. Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc, are all becoming new players in the political arena. We learned of their importance through all of the college aged young adults who so strongly supported Obama at the last election, and used social media to organize and turnout votes. The only problem now is that all of those college student from 4 years ago are struggling to find real jobs, and their hopes for a better life with Obama have come to a close. Perhaps all the jobless college grads will realize that Mitt Romney knows business, and how to get job growth in America. As Mitt stated today, it's time we have someone in the white house trying to create jobs who actually has held a job!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

American Family Association Poll

The American Family Association is running an online Poll for Presidential GOP Candidates. Go vote for Mitt and spread the word!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Major Fundraising Day for Mitt! $10.25 Million

Today was a major fundraising success for Mitt Romney. The fundraising event took place in Las Vegas today, and raised $10.25 Million. Quoting Romney "It's important to me that we get that started, the ball rolling today." That ball just got bigger, and it's definitely rolling now!

Full story below:

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mitt Romney is coming to Iowa!

Mitt Romney is coming to Iowa!

Mark your calenders! Friday May 27th, Mitt Romney invites you to join him for a BBQ Picnic in Cedar Rapids with the Linn and Johnson County GOP, friends and family~

6:00pm at the Dwight Hughes Nursery and Farm
5201 Nursery Road, Cedar Rapids, IA

Come join the fun for an evening with Mitt Romney!

RSVP requested , go to Facebook Event here:

Thursday, May 05, 2011

GREEK WEEK for the freshman candidates!

Tonight was the first televised Republican Candidate Debate. It was run on the Fox news network, and the freshman were out in force, as if it was Greek Week at the local state college. Some of the freshman included Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, Harman Cain, former CEO of Godfathers Pizza (interesting), Rick Santorum, former representative and senator, and Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota. Obviously these freshman were as eager as new college kids to get to campus for orientation week, and to pledge for the fraternity. Which fraternity, you might ask?? The "legitimate candidate" fraternity house. Lets call it Gamma Omega Pi (GOP). Strangely enough, one of the upperclassmen, Ron Paul, also showed up for rush week because he's still pledging to get into Gamma Omega Pi.
He started the much popular frat Tau Epsilon Alpha (TEA), but he feels he needs to be part of Gamma Omega Pi to make to the top and graduate as the republican nominee. Seriously though, Ron Paul never turns down a chance to get in front of a camera and wave to his revolutionaries.

Where were the rest of the upperclassmen? There were some folks missing from this debate. They know you don't have to show up for orientation week and pledge all over! They are still relaxing on summer break, or still working before the semester starts. Missing from the debate was Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee, all legitimate Gamma Omega Pi's. Donald Trump wasn't there either. He is too busy making money to go back to campus. Michelle Bachmann of Tau Epsilon Alpha was also not there. So does it hurt these candidates to not show up to the first televised debate? No. They are already national figures in many diverse ways. Instead, the freshman candidates can have some screen time, get a name drop or two, and then promptly get fired at by the moderators with poignant questions. Poignant questions that are intended for one purpose and one purpose only : to get a candidate to drop out. I am convinced the debate producers and the networks behind them secretly want to be able to make the claim that so-and-so dropped out of the race because of our hard-hitting questions.

The real debate to look forward to will be in August in Ames Iowa. This is right before the famous Iowa Straw Poll. Will the straw poll hold as much weight in Iowa this time around? Who knows. Logic would point to "no" seeing as the media is over occupied with all the other states that have surpassed Iowa in their importance and "reality TV flair". Iowa needs to have a decent turnout if the media is to be impressed this time around. If the GOP were smart, they would try to narrow the pool down sooner than later so we don't fraction up the party again this time like we did in 2008. Unity, faith, and perseverance!! Thats what we need to get Obama out of the president's chair in 2012!! And in my opinion, Mitt Romney is the man to do it. Go Mitt!