Thursday, June 28, 2007
"He is, after all, the most serious major-party presidential candidate to come out of the business world since ... well, since his father, George Romney, onetime CEO of American Motors, who ran in 1968. Unlike fellow Republican George W. Bush, Romney, 60, can't be accused of being a political heir with some private-sectorish experience. He's the brilliant strategist-dealmaker who founded Bain Capital and built it into one of the largest private-equity firms in the world - and accumulated a personal fortune of around $400 million in the process. He's the turnaround artist who saved the 2002 Winter Olympics. And, as governor of Massachusetts, he's the policy innovator who pushed through some of the most promising health-care-reform legislation in a generation. "
--Marcia Vickers, Fortune senior writer
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
We can expect Governor Romney to top his rivals once again at the end of the second quarter. Mitt should easily break the record set by Pres. Bush in 1999.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
PANAMA CITY, Fla.
-- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he accepted an apology Monday from GOP rival Sam Brownback for an e-mail disparaging his Mormon religion that a campaign aide sent to Iowa GOP leaders.
Brownback, a Kansas senator, made a telephone call to the former Massachusetts governor, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
"He said that religious attacks don't have any place in politics and, of course, we agree on that," Romney said. "I told him that was not a big matter to me. If I can't
stand the heat I shouldn't be in the kitchen."
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
“Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.” It makes it even worse when McCain is lying (conveniently leaving out facts), hypocritical, and disingenuous.
The first link will take you to a post at "Elect Romney in 2008." The second link will take you to a post at "Evangelicals For Mitt".......both are great posts that shed light on this ridiculous situation.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Romney's campaign wasted no time in responding, with spokesman Kevin Madden sending out an e-mail titled "When Faltering Campaigns Attack!" The e-mail claims Romney's 2005 remarks were taken out of context and said circulating the video was "a last-ditch attempt to maintain relevance" by McCain. "Governor Romney consistently maintained, in an effort to protect the sanctity of life, that he would fight attempts to weaken the state's existing abortion laws," Madden said in a statement. "Maintaining existing laws in a state like Massachusetts was an important fight in and of itself." The campaign added, "the McCain campaign's motives are obviously borne of desperation. Their actions are both sad and unfortunate."
Monday, June 11, 2007
"If you've ever thought there's a fly-by-the-seat-of-one's-pants feeling to the Giuliani presidential campaign, you are probably right. None of Giuliani's senior staff--campaign manager Mike DuHaime, senior adviser Tony Carbonetti, political director Mark Campbell, and communications director Katie Levinson--has much experience in presidential politics. An aide says Giuliani is playing catch-up, having made a relatively late entry into the race. Compared with the hyperorganized campaign of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Giuliani's is haphazard. Sometimes schedules are handed out just 24 hours before the events in question. Statements from the candidate or senior staff happen on the order of a few a week, not the constant barrage of emails that come from Team Romney."
The picture was created by Josh Ferrin, who happens to be my best friend (even though he's a proud Democrat).
"At about the midpoint of the year, a few things are clear -- Fred Thompson will run, John McCain is in trouble, Rudy Giuliani is not invincible and Mitt Romney still has many thresholds to cross."
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
"I think we would hope to turn Iraq security over to their own military and
their own security forces, and if presence in the region is important for us than we have other options that are nearby," Romney said.
We have communicated to the people in the region and the country that we're not looking to have a permanent presence in Iraq and I don't think we want to communicate that we were just kidding about that," he said.
Romney noted that the U.S. has bases in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, and said: "We can have a presence in the region, but I think that at this time we need to exercise care not to communicate to insurgents something that they can use to say 'Ah ha! America does intend to be an occupier forever!'"
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Like I said, I am feeling bullish about Romney of late. He leads our polling averages for both New Hampshire and Iowa. If he wins both of those primaries, and finishes at least in second in Nevada, the whole nation will have a week to sit and stew on these developments before Florida. I have been a skeptic, but there is something about his campaign that both the Giuliani and McCain campaigns seem to lack.--Jay Cost
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Mitt Romney has made it a focus point to unify our fellow conservatives and republicans, the citizen's of our nation as a whole, and also our relationships with our allies. Mitt Romney can help unite us folks....while many don't believe the responsibility of an eloquent and articulate orator is necessarily in a President's job description, the value of having someone who can stir up emotions of pride, unity, and optimism cannot be emphasized enough. It's exactly what our country needs and Mitt is the man to do it. I wonder if President Bush's life would have been any easier these last few years if he delivered his messages the way we have grown to expect from Governor Romney.
Here's what Mitt had to say May 31, 2007:
"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."
I’m grateful that our future president recognizes the extent of the threat posed by radical Islam. About a month ago, he was criticized for his stance on Afghanistan and Bin Laden--Mitt’s view that Osama will pay and die isn’t good enough for some (McCain). The fact is—he just recognizes that terrorism is a bigger issue than just one man and one nation. You know, there are literally MILLIONS (6% of the entire Muslim population) who follow radical Islam and pray and plan for the destruction of the United States.
Here’s what Mitt had to say May 31, 2007:
"Many still fail to comprehend the extent of the threat posed by radical Islam, specifically by those extremists who promote violent jihad against the United States and the universal values Americans espouse. Understandably, the nation tends to focus on Afghanistan and Iraq, where American men and women are dying. We think in terms of countries because countries were our enemies in the last century's great conflicts. The congressional debate in Washington has largely, and myopically, focused on whether troops should be redeployed from Iraq to Afghanistan, as if these were isolated issues. Yet the jihad is much broader than any one nation, or even several nations. It is broader than the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, or that between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Radical Islam has one goal: to replace all modern Islamic states with a worldwide caliphate while destroying the United States and converting all nonbelievers, forcibly if necessary, to Islam. This plan sounds irrational, and it is. But it is no more irrational than the policies pursued by Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s and Stalin's Soviet Union during the Cold War. And the threat is just as real."