Will Romney Put His New MITT ’12 Bumper Sticker On His Car?

I doubt it. But now he knows they’re out there.

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My brothers (Luke and Aaron) and I had some excitement yesterday. While we were all at work, Luke came into my office to tell me he got a text from a friend. His friend said that Mitt Romney was at an event for a local business just 4 miles away. Not knowing what it was exactly we hopped in the car and went over, grabbing some of our MITT ’12 stickers, just in case.

Apparently Romney was asked to be a speaker at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for APX Alarms which was opening a HUGE new headquarters in Provo, UT. The COO of APX, Alex Dunn, was Romney’s Chief of Staff while he was governor of Massachusetts.

We arrived at the event a little late (still not knowing what it was) and entered through side door in the very back. When we cracked the door we were surprised to see a room full of at least a thousand people with only crowded standing room available in the back. We were also surprised to find that we were standing right next to Spencer Zwick. Our good governor Gary Herbert was speaking at the time, and a few minutes later Romney was introduced to a very raucous reception, partly because of Luke and Aaron.

After we introduced ourselves to Spencer I showed him one of our bumper stickers and his face lit up with a wide smile. He asked if he could have it, and asked for one to give to Mitt when I showed him we had five of them. I don’t know why I was surprised but Spencer was exceptionally friendly, and he was looking very slim from the last time I’d seen him. I asked him whether or not it was true that Romney had written his USA Today op-ed on his blackberry, to which Spencer confirmed.

After the event ended and the crowd began to clear we worked our way toward the front and ran into Josh Romney too. He was also extremely friendly and I was a little surprised that he seemed to remember us. He also liked the bumper sticker a lot and said that we should try to give one to his dad and that it might be the last motivation that his dad needs to run in 2012. In our chat with him he said that his parents have recently spent most of their time at their home in La Jolla, CA, and that they really liked it there. We also talked a little bit about his dad flying later that day to be on the Larry King Live show.

I did get a chance to give a sticker to Governor Romney himself, but only as he was being hurried out of the building after talking some fans and then doing his TV interviews. I stood along the wall right by the door to the exit so I was able to very briefly stop him to shake his hand and give him the sticker. As I gave it to him I mentioned that it was extra motivation for him. He let out a hearty laugh and asked where I got it. I told him I made it and he laughed again as he was walking out.

This brief exchange was actually caught on KSL news where the news anchor actually mentioned the bumper sticker, just as you see it flash in Romney’s hand. I was not aware of this video until a short while ago when Jenn emailed it to me. You can see Aaron, Luke (just barely) and I as Romney is leaving. It’s at about 1:50 in the video.
Click here for a link to the video from KSL. Update: see the first YouTube video below.

Aaron and Luke would be mad at me if I didn’t mention the awesome food they had afterwords.

Here is our bumper sticker that we hope to be selling in our store very soon: (click to enlarge)
mitt romney 2012 bumper sticker

I just want to add that Romney’s speech of course was excellent. He spoke for about 10ish minutes and included some interesting personal stories that I actually had not heard before. He emphasized that it was businesses like APX that would restore jobs to our economy and that the stimulus package was doing nothing to actually create jobs but rather hurting our economy further. He also pointed out the strength of entrepreneurship in how APX was able to raise $330 million dollars from investors (in this economy?) to greatly expand their business and provide THOUSANDS of new jobs.

Video of Mitt’s visit to APX, Provo, Utah December 3, 2009

Mitt Romney Q & A at APX Alarms, Provo, Utah December 3, 2009
Mitt shares his thoughts on the economy.

~Nate G.

Nate owns and manages a small souvenir manufacturing business. He and his wife of 12 years have 2 children. Nate has been blogging for Mitt Romney since late 2006 and is co-founder and editor of MittRomneyCentral.com.
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16 Responses to Will Romney Put His New MITT ’12 Bumper Sticker On His Car?

  1. Luke says:

    I love how it looks like he is showing it off to the camera! Mitt ’12!

  2. Luke says:

    I love how it looks like he is showing it off to the camera! Mitt ’12!

  3. GOPToast says:

    Just awesome. So jealous.

  4. GOPToast says:

    Just awesome. So jealous.

  5. Paulee says:

    What a neat experience…Good going, guys…. thanks for sharing Mitt 2012….I know, how you feel…I delivered to Gov. Romney in Augusta well wishes from committed to Romney after he had suspended. It is quite an awesome feeling. He is such a respectable person. I so think he would be the very best candidate for this country….Bumper sticker is cool….Best of luck with all your endeavors…Romney 2012….

  6. Paulee says:

    What a neat experience…Good going, guys…. thanks for sharing Mitt 2012….I know, how you feel…I delivered to Gov. Romney in Augusta well wishes from committed to Romney after he had suspended. It is quite an awesome feeling. He is such a respectable person. I so think he would be the very best candidate for this country….Bumper sticker is cool….Best of luck with all your endeavors…Romney 2012….

  7. Jayde Wyatt says:

    No doubt about it, Mitt Romney is impressive. So are the Gunderson brothers!

  8. Jayde Wyatt says:

    No doubt about it, Mitt Romney is impressive. So are the Gunderson brothers!

  9. John says:

    Awesome!! Where can I get one?

  10. John says:

    Awesome!! Where can I get one?

  11. Jayde Wyatt says:

    The second video of Mitt speaking passionately about the hardships of not having a job shows how connected and in tune Mitt is with the over 10 million Americans who are out of work. Mitt understands. Mitt is working tirelessly to reverse the economic course Obama has foisted on us.

    Plastic? Wooden? Unfeeling? No! The name-calling and labeling of Mitt as such are old, tired tactics to tear him down. Anyone who would use those words to describe Mitt is a liar.

  12. Jayde Wyatt says:

    The second video of Mitt speaking passionately about the hardships of not having a job shows how connected and in tune Mitt is with the over 10 million Americans who are out of work. Mitt understands. Mitt is working tirelessly to reverse the economic course Obama has foisted on us.

    Plastic? Wooden? Unfeeling? No! The name-calling and labeling of Mitt as such are old, tired tactics to tear him down. Anyone who would use those words to describe Mitt is a liar.

  13. Paulee says:

    I second that , Jayde….

  14. Paulee says:

    I second that , Jayde….

  15. Jayde Wyatt says:

    More details on Romney’s apearance at APX:

    Crowd of 1,000 attend APX Grand Opening
    http://www.securitysystemsnews.com/?p=article&id=ss20091295igj2

  16. Jayde Wyatt says:

    More details on Romney’s apearance at APX:

    Crowd of 1,000 attend APX Grand Opening
    http://www.securitysystemsnews.com/?p=article&id=ss20091295igj2