It’s About Jobs! Mitt Romney Endorses More Candidates in Out-of-Work Michigan

Looking for jobs in Michigan

Michigan’s job situation is bleak. The Great Lake State has the second highest unemployment rate in the USA (second only to Nevada) but the Juju.com Job Search Difficulty Index shows that Michigan is the toughest state in which to find a job. When a job opportunity does open up, an average of 8.24 job seekers are available for it. And, Michigan’s unemployment rate has been in double digits for over two and a half years. The current unemployment number is 13.1%.

With that background, Mitt Romney’s endorsement today of an additional three GOP candidates in MI, along with an $8,400 donation from his PAC, is even more important:

Governor Romney:

“At a time when too many of our elected officials put special interests ahead of the public interest, it is more important than ever that we elect candidates who are dedicated to enacting conservative policies that will get Michigan – and our nation – back on the right track. Michigan is fortunate to have so many strong candidates, and I am proud to announce these additional endorsements today.”

Free and Strong America PAC:

John Kupiec: John Kupiec, a small business owner, is now running to represent the 5th Congressional District of Michigan. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.johnkupiecforcongress.com.

Dr. Rob Steele: Dr. Rob Steele, a cardiologist, is now running to represent the 15th Congressional District of Michigan. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.robsteeleforcongress.com.

Ruth Johnson: Ruth Johnson currently serves as the Oakland County Clerk, and is now running to serve as Michigan’s next Secretary of State. For more information about her and her campaign, visit www.rj4mi.com.

The PAC announced that it is sending Kupiec and Steele each a $2,500 contribution toward their respective Congressional campaigns and that it is sending Johnson a $3,400 contribution toward her Secretary of State campaign.

Jobless in Michigan wait in Unemployment Insurance Resolution Office

Back on August 24th, Romney endorsed 11 Michigan candidates and donated a total of $28,400 to their campaigns. At the time of the endorsements, Gov Romney issued this statement:

“Rather than enacting policies that will strengthen our economy and put people back to work, too many of our leaders are instead focused on growing the size of government. It is more important than ever before that we have elected officials who will make the tough decisions needed to put Michigan – and our country – back on the right track, and that is why I am endorsing these candidates today.”

Read more here. (It’s time to replace Governor Jennifer Granholm with Rick Snyder!)

Vote Gov Granholm out!



From Grow Jobs and Shrink Government – Op-ed by Mitt Romney 8/18/10

IT’S NOT happening the way President Obama had planned. Unemployment blew past his 8 percent ceiling and hasn’t looked back. Private sector investment in new jobs and capital has languished. Even the head of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, has resigned.

Almost every action the president has taken has deepened and lengthened the downturn. The private sector has retreated, frightened by his agenda and paralyzed by the uncertainty, lack of predictability, and outright hostility he has engendered.

His policies are anti-investment, anti-jobs, and anti-growth. Raising taxes — with a 15 percent hike on certain small business corporations, new taxes to pay for ObamaCare, and an increase on the dividend tax from 15 percent to nearly 40 percent — depresses new investment throughout the economy. Promoting an open-ended cap-and-trade tax dissuades expansion by employers in the energy sector. Bowing to the demands of unions to tilt the table in their favor — with proposals for card check and mandatory arbitration as well as the installation of a labor stooge at the National Labor Relations Board — chills new hiring.

Hostility toward foreign trade — by delaying agreements with Colombia and South Korea and by threatening punitive taxes on US businesses that compete abroad — stalls opportunities for new jobs at home. The so-called stimulus that focused on government spending and bailing out states and unions has boosted GDP only modestly and temporarily; the latest stimulus reincarnation will likely do no better. All the while, the president’s failure to address the looming deficits, national debt, unfunded entitlement liabilities, ballooning Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae liabilities, and incalculable government pension obligations causes employers and investors to ask whether the dollar will be worth very much in the future, and thus, they hold back. The policies of the president and congressional Democrats are job killers.
[...]

Help Gov Romney put America and Michigan back to work by supporting his PAC and the candidates he’s endorsed.

► Jayde Wyatt

Mitt Romney #1 on McClatchy-Marist Poll for GOP Candidate 2012


The McClatchy-Marist Poll reveals Mitt Romney is the number ONE preferred GOP candidate for president 2012.

WASHINGTON Tue, Sept 21, 2010— Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the early front-runner among potential Republican candidates for president in 2012, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

While former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin commands the national spotlight, turning out tea party activists and headlining rallies, for now it’s Romney who claims the lead at 25 percent, months before an official field takes shape. Palin, GOP nominee John McCain’s 2008 running mate, took second with 18 percent.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tied for third place with 16 percent. Finishing out the pack were Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty with 6 percent, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels with 4 percent and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour with 2 percent.
[...]

[...]“The fact Romney’s doing this well and Palin is not dominating are both very interesting.”

Voters who call themselves conservative preferred Romney to Palin. So did self-described supporters of the tea party movement; 25 percent preferred Romney and 19 percent Palin.

The poll found Romney’s strongest appeal among college graduates and voters in Western states, while Palin did better with voters who don’t have college degrees, voters younger than 30 and voters from the South. Both did well with voters from the Northeast.

Palin’s weakest demographic in the primary preference poll — and Romney’s strongest — was independent women. Just 11 percent of independent women favored Palin; 33 percent favored Romney.

Regionally, Romney was weakest in the South, a problem that’s lingered since 2008. For now, 15 percent of southern Republicans and Republican-leaning independents favor Romney while 21 percent prefer Palin, and Gingrich and Huckabee each have 19 percent support.

Non-college grads slightly favored Palin, with Romney close behind. College grads voiced a clear preference for Romney — 29 percent — followed by Gingrich at 21 percent. In a potentially ominous sign for Palin, just 11 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents with college degrees preferred her.
[...]

These poll numbers are interesting because Gov Romney hasn’t been a constant in the public eye via political talk shows or talk radio due to his behind-the-scenes sweat to help conservatives for the mid-terms. Though Romney is mum on a possible run for the White House, we hope these stats nudge him a little more in that direction.

Looking ahead…



Gov Romney is in the swing of his 25-state tour to lend muscle to conservative candidates before the mid-terms. Besides releasing endorsements for Rhode Island and NewYork on Monday (Sept 20), Gov Romney spent a whirlwind day in New York campaigning for GOP hopefuls and delivered a keynote speech later that evening at an annual GOP dinner. On Tuesday (Sept 21), his Free and Strong America PAC released Kansas endorsements. This Saturday, Sept 25th, Romney will be keynoting New Hampshire’s GOP state party convention and fundraising for NH gubernatorial nominee John Stephen. On October 1st, Romney will join Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott for a Scott for a “Leadership for Florida” rally.

Romney’s get-up-and-go for conservative gains is hard to keep up with! Who knows where he’ll pop up next?

(Poll – hat tip/Frank)

► Jayde Wyatt

Job Market Needs a Turn Around: Mitt Romney Endorses Candidates in Kansas, Rhode Island


What America’s job market needs is a turnaround



“The issue now is to end the hardships…” ~Mitt Romney, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness P. 144

That’s why Mr. Turn-Around himself, Governor Mitt Romney, is endorsing conservative candidates who are keyed-up to clobber higher spending, higher taxes, higher debt, and who will converge to kill the entitlement culture. Candidates that are focused on kicking unemployment numbers way down and getting Americans back to work get thumbs-up and cash from Romney. Here are his latest endorsements in Kansas and Rhode Island:

From Free and Strong America PAC (September 21, 2010):

Today, Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC announced the endorsement of the following seven Kansas candidates and said it is committing a total of $19,000 to their campaigns:

Senator Sam Brownback: Senator Sam Brownback currently serves the people of Kansas in the U.S. Senate, and is now running to become the next Governor of Kansas. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.brownback.com.

Congressman Jerry Moran: Congressman Jerry Moran currently represents the 1st Congressional District of Kansas and is now running to serve the people of Kansas in the U.S. Senate. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.moranforkansas.com.

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins: Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins currently represents the 2nd Congressional District of Kansas and is running for reelection. For more information about her and her campaign, visit www.lynnjenkins.com.

State Senator Tim Huelskamp: Tim Huelskamp currently serves as a Kansas State Senator, and is now running to represent the 1st Congressional District of Kansas. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.huelskamp.org.

Mike Pompeo: Mike Pompeo, a successful businessman, is now running to represent the 4th Congressional District of Kansas. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.pompeoforcongress.com.

State Representative Kevin Yoder: Kevin Yoder currently serves as a Kansas State Representative, and is now running to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Kansas. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.yoderforcongress.com.

Kris Kobach: Kris Kobach, an attorney and law professor, is now running to become the next Secretary of State of Kansas. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.kriskobach.org.

The PAC also announced that it is sending $2,000 each to Brownback’s gubernatorial campaign and Kobach’s Secretary of State campaign, $5,000 to Moran’s Senate campaign, and $2,500 each to the Congressional campaigns of Jenkins, Huelskamp, Pompeo, and Yoder.

(my emphasis)

Romney sums up his feeling on endorsed Kansas candidates:

“Rather than enacting pro-growth policies that will create an environment conducive to job creation, too many of our leaders are instead more focused on growing the size of government. It is more critical than ever before that we elect leaders who will stand up to the culture of higher spending, higher taxes, and higher debt, and that is why I am standing with these candidates today.”

A shout-out to Kansas:

★★★★★


Free and Strong America PAC Rhode Island endorsements (September 20, 2010):

John Robitaille: John Robitaille, a former Army paratrooper and small businessman, is now running to serve as Rhode Island’s next Governor. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.robitailleforgovernor.com.

State Representative John Loughlin: John Loughlin currently serves as a Rhode Island State Representative and is now running to represent the 1st Congressional District of Rhode Island. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.johnloughlin.org.

Mark Zaccaria: Mark Zaccaria, a small businessman, is now running to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Rhode Island. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.zaccariaforuscongress.com.

The PAC also announced that it is sending $2,500 to Zaccaria’s campaign and that it has already sent Loughlin’s campaign a $2,500 contribution.

“At a time when too many of our leaders are more focused on growing the size of government than turning our troubled economy around, it is more important than ever that we elect fiscally conservative candidates who will say no to the culture of higher spending, higher taxes, and higher debt. Rhode Island – and our nation – needs leaders who will enact pro-growth policies that will put people back to work and get our economy back on track, and that is why I am standing with these candidates today.” said Romney.

(italics mine)

Relax over Rhode Island:


Romney has issued a multitude of endorsements for candidates who concur with him – that smashing economic stagnation with a job creating environment and yanking off the gag of big government is a MUST. In addition to all he has done, he is in the midst of a candidate-boosting 25-state tour – doing what he knows best – inspiring America to turn around.


► Jayde Wyatt

Mitt Romney Ahead In New Public Policy Poll

PPP Poll Mitt Romney

Public Policy Polling recently did another poll about who among of the potential 2012 candidates has the most support from the American people. The results of the poll are quite interesting, especially for Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney received slightly less support than the other potential 2012 candidates among conservatives who participated in the poll but receives enthusiastic support from moderates:

He gets 18% with them, lagging Gingrich at 22% and Huckabee and Palin at 21%. But he wins moderates by such a wide margin- getting 33% with Huckabee at 22% and the rest in single digits- that it propels him to the overall lead.

What the poll reveals is that Mitt Romney is the only conservative who has the strongest chance to become the next President of the United States because he broadest appeal to the American voters among the four top potential 2012 candidates.

Reaching out to the moderates and convincing them to support a conservative candidate is how Republicans presidential candidates make it to the White House.

Moderates go by different names.  Sometimes they’re called Independents. During the 1980′s, they were called Reagan Democrats. Today, they make up a sizable part of the TEA party movement.  Yet, some of them are not affiliated with it at all. However, if you look at what makes up the TEA party movement, you’ll find that the Tea Party movement is composed of a broad cross-section of the American people — 40 to 50 percent of its supporters are non-Republicans. Indeed, one-third of self-identified Democrats say they support the Tea Party movement. (Source.)  If you look at the TEA party along ideological lines, you’ll find that two-thirds of the group call themselves conservative, 26 are moderate and 8 percent say they are liberal. (Source.) Thus, while there is a small but dogmatic minority within the TEA party movement who seek a purification of the Republican Party, the majority of the people who associate themselves with the TEA party are merely a reflection of the diversity of our great nation.

Even though Ronald Reagan appealed to the conservatives, he was able to reach out and get democrats to vote for him.  Mitt Romney, as a committed conservative, is following that great tradition by reaching out to the moderates and getting them to unite behind a bold and unapologetic vision of America.

~ Jared A.

Mitt Romney, the Tea Party, Hillary Clinton, GOP Dissension, and the RINO Label

I’m a self-proclaimed Tea Party member. It is my understanding the Tea Party movement consists of an ever-growing group of concerned citizens who protest rampant spending in Washington, and the misuse of federal power over individual liberties. I’m happy to be a part of that group.

No doubt, the Tea Party is a force to be reckoned with — evidence of this is witnessed everyday as more and more Tea Party-backed candidates rise to victory in their primary battles. Long-time GOP veterans are ousted (a la Bob Bennett) from their cozy seats while young blood Republicans fervently step in to fill their shoes. For the most part, its a beautiful thing to behold.

My Brother Luke at a SLC Tea Party Rally

I’ve gone to local Tea Party protests; I listen to an occasional Glenn Beck episode; I’ve gone door-to-door as an advocate for conservative principles, I’ve wished I had the money to hit up a National rally; heck, I’ve even listened to and liked some Mama Grizzly speeches. I know, I know, I could certainly do more …but I figure that’s a pretty decent level of activism for a twenty-something, newly married, full-time employee.

I can attest that many of those who write for this site (Team MRC), are gun toting, Bible carrying, freedom loving patriots. We’ve constructed the protest banners; we’ve worn the goofy colonial hats; we’ve marched the marches of the conservative crusade. We’ve been there, done that.

I bring up my/our involvement with the Tea Party movement not to boast, but to illustrate a strange phenomena that is happing to many fellow Mitt Romney backers within the Tea Party: Estrangement.

Somewhere along the line, the notion was adopted, mostly among liberal media but more recently among fellow conservatives, that Mitt Romney represents solely the moderate, ‘establishment’ core of the Republican party: the Bush loyalists; the staunch GOPers. I won’t deny that Gov. Romney’s appeal is wide, and it certainly may spread to the more moderate branch of our party, but I refudiate the absurd conception that his base of support exists only in that branch. I see obnoxious headlines all the time now that predict Romney’s demise, tracing it all back to how he’s the GOP’s supposed ‘next in line’, but the Tea Party backlash will impede him from gaining wide Republican support. Just today, an article from NPR calls Mitt Romney ‘the Hillary Clinton of 2012‘ – destined to fail due an uprising in the party’s fringe…

Baloney. Mitt will never be the ‘man’ that Hillary Clinton is.

As conservatives, we’ve gotten so caught up in the day-to-day mud slinging that we’ve lost site of our principal goal: to take our country back! My concern is that the primary benefactor of all this may be the very thing we all wish to deter: the advancement of Obama’s liberal agenda.

Somewhere amidst the dust up of GOP in-fighting, the Democrats are grinning. They watch- entertained - as we are preoccupied with assigning destructive labels to our own party leaders, and dividing ourselves into far too many factions of Republicanism. “My candidate endorsed the eventual primary winner WAY before yours did!” — “Why is your guy/gal silent on this hot-button issue?” — “Why wasn’t your candidate a speaker at THIS convention?!” — “RINO this, RINO, that!”

I recognize the need for purification [giving the boot to those whose ideas are stale, whose interests are no longer with their constituents], but everyone’s vision of perfection is different – and in the end, rather than coming out of the refiner’s fire without blemish, our party instead suffers a serious case of dirty dissension.

Now, it isn’t my intention to have everyone unite around my choice for the Republican nomination (assuming that he decides to run). I do, however, offer up a suggestion that we come together under the umbrella of conservatism, and reject none that seek shelter from the tempest of progressivism. For what it’s worth, the contributors of this site have tried to maintain respectful discourse with other camps, applauding our guy when he represents us well, and keeping our target on the opposition.

Mitt Romney Not a Rino

So in exchange for the respect we’ve given you, before you go labeling ‘Mittens’ as a ‘RINO’ and speculating his downfall, remember this: Mitt Romney is a true conservative. He has a record of success in family, education, career, and government. He is an honorable husband, father, and grandpa. He is not a lifetime politician. He owes no favors. He has profound concern for the future of our Republic. He is devout in his service to God and fellow man. He is money savvy and charitable with his self-earned wealth. He is visionary and innovative. He is an economical wizard; a turnaround expert in a country that needs a turnaround.

Flip through a copy of Romney’s ‘No Apology: the Case for American Greatness’. You’ll quickly see that the man has a deep love for our country and his plan for a greater America mirrors the ideals that most Americans hold dear.

-Aaron Gundy- Follow @AaronGundy on Twitter

Mitt Romney Wants Jobs for Americans, Endorses New York GOP Candidates Who Feel the Same

Job seekers stand in line in New York City

Getting Americans and New Yorkers back to work is a priority for Governor Mitt Romney. With New York unemployment rates nearing 10%, Romney has announced endorsements of 10 GOP candidates in The Empire State who share his goals of job creation and getting our stagnant economy working again:

“At a time when we need leaders who will enact pro-growth policies that will turn our troubled economy around and put people back to work, too many Washington politicians are instead focused on growing the size of government. New York – and our nation – deserves leaders who will put the interests of the people ahead of the special interests, and work to get our economy back on track. That is why I am proud to stand with these candidates today,” said Romney.

Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC is donating $25,000 to help their campaigns.

New York Congressional candidates endorsed by Romney today:

Congressman Pete King: Congressman Pete King currently represents the 3rd Congressional District of New York and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.peteking.com.

Congressman Chris Lee: Congressman Chris Lee currently represents the 26th Congressional District of New York and is running for reelection. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.chrisleeforcongress.com.

Randy Altschuler: Randy Altschuler, a successful entrepreneur, is now running represent the 1st Congressional District of New York. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.randyaltschuler.com.

Ann Marie Buerkle: Ann Marie Buerkle has served the people of New York as a nurse and an Assistant New York State Attorney General, and is now running to represent the 25th Congressional District of New York. For more information about her and her campaign, visit www.buerkleforcongress.com.

Chris Gibson: Chris Gibson, a retired Army Colonel, is now running represent the 20th Congressional District of New York. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.chrisgibsonforcongress.com.

John Gomez: John Gomez, a small businessman, is now running to represent the 2nd Congressional District of New York. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.gomez2010.com.

Michael Grimm: Michael Grimm, a successful businessman, former FBI Agent, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, is now running to represent the 13th Congressional District of New York. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.grimmforcongress.com.

Richard Hanna: Richard Hanna, a successful businessman, is now running to represent the 24th Congressional District of New York. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.richardhannaforcongress.com.

Nan Hayworth: Nan Hayworth, a doctor and businesswoman, is now running to represent the 19th Congressional District of New York. For more information about her and her campaign, visit www.nanhayworth.com.

Tom Reed: Tom Reed, a former mayor, businessman and attorney, is now running to represent the 29th Congressional District of New York. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.tomreedforcongress.com.

The PAC announced that it has sent King, Lee, Altschuler, Buerkle, Gibson, Gomez, Grimm, Hanna, Hayworth, and Reed each a $2,500 contribution to their respective Congressional campaigns.

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A look at the New York State of Mind

Romney’s untiring committment to help elect conservatives this fall is amazing to behold!  Prosperity for Americans is at stake and mid-term elections will determine Capitol Hill’s course of action for the next two years. Take a few moments today to learn more about the NY candidates Romney has endorsed. Along with supporting candidates of your choice, let’s help Gov Romney continue his important work. Send what you can to Free and Strong America PAC.

UPDATE: TwitPic

Mitt Romney & Anne Marie Buerkle (GOP candidate for NY's 25th District) cut ribbon at opening of RNC Victory Headquarters - Clay, NY

UPDATE on Romney’s activities in NY today:
From Syracuse.com:

Former GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani to campaign for CNY congressional candidates

Washington – The Republican National Committee, sensing an opportunity to recapture House seats in Upstate New York, this week will pull out two of its biggest names and its wallet to boost Syracuse-area candidates.

Former GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rudolph Giuliani plan to visit Central New York to endorse and campaign for Republican challengers in the 24th and 25th congressional districts.

Romney will visit Syracuse today, where he plans to endorse Ann Marie Buerkle in her bid to upset U.S. Rep Dan Maffei, D-DeWitt, in the 25th District.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, plans to cut the ribbon at 4 p.m. on a new Republican National Committee headquarters on Henry Clay Boulevard in Clay. The local headquarters inside a former Nissan car dealership will be equipped with 30 phones that will be used to run phone banks, Buerkle said.

The RNC headquarters is among 10 the national party plans to open across New York state, Buerkle said, investing cash in a traditionally Democratic state that has only two Republicans in its 29-member House delegation. An RNC spokesman in Washington, D.C., said he could not confirm details about the New York strategy.

Romney is also giving a speech at 6:30 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn in Salina at a dinner organized by the Upstate Multi-County Committee of the New York State Conservative Party.

Buerkle will start the week with two days of high-profile exposure that couid help bring sorely-needed contributions to a campaign where Maffei has a 10-to-1 cash advantage. The former Syracuse Common Council member said she has been invited to appear on national TV Tuesday night on the Great American Panel segment of Sean Hannity’s Fox News show.
[…]

Read more here.



(Hat tip/Frank)

► Jayde Wyatt

Mitt Romney Polls High in New Hampshire for Presidential Candidate 2012


The latest from Public Policy Polling indicates New Hampshire voters have a marked preference for Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate for 2012…

LifeNews.com:

[…]Mitt Romney continues to look like the overwhelming early favorite for the 2012 Republican primary in New Hampshire, the second state in the presidential coronation process.

He leads with 41% to 12% for Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin, 10% for Mike Huckabee, 8% for Ron Paul, 5% for Tim Pawlenty, and 2% for Mitch Daniels.

“The best news in the poll for Romney is that at least in New Hampshire he has a strong advantage with every different faction of the party,” PPP said.

“With voters who identify themselves as Tea Party members he leads Palin 36-18. He also has a 29-18 advantage over her with people who think the GOP’s too liberal. At the same time he’s up 47-15 on Gingrich with people who think the party’s just fine ideologically and he leads Ron Paul 47-10 with moderates,” it noted.

(my emphasis)

For easier comparison

If the Republican candidates for President in
2012 were Mitch Daniels, Newt Gingrich, Mike
Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Tim
Pawlenty, and Mitt Romney who would you
vote for?

Mitch Daniels — 2%
Newt Gingrich –12%
Mike Huckabee -10%
Sarah Palin —— 12%
Ron Paul ———- 8%
Tim Pawlenty — 5%
Mitt Romney — 41%
Someone else — 3%
Undecided ——– 7%

Although Romney hasn’t given a hint about a possible presidential candidacy for 2012, and it’s early yet, we like these numbers!  

 

(Hat tip/Frank)

► Jayde Wyatt

★ Remembering U.S. Constitution Day ★ Mitt Romney Central

Even though it’s not a federal public holiday, we couldn’t let the day pass without recognizing that today is

Constitution Day!


In the sultry summer of 1787, America’s founding document was written at the Constitutional Convention which has held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in what we now know as Independence Hall. The Framers of the Constitution consisted of 55 men who were each possessed of strong opinions on governance. They were bound together by a solemn conviction of the historic duty which lay in their hands. They came together to bravely craft the creedal document that would lay the foundation of our Republic.

Independence Hall, Philadelphia 1776 by Currier and Ives



“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” ★ Preamble



Our U.S. Constitution stands as a testimony for those who founded our nation and their belief in limited federal government power. For 223 years, the truths they sacrificed their all for have survived. Consequently, America has become the bastion for freedom across the earth. Today, our Constitution is at risk. On this Constitution Day, September 17, 2010, let us recommit ourselves to do all within our power to uphold and protect the principles that lovers of liberty, throughout our nation’s history, have fought so hard to preserve.

What does this document mean to you?

Signers of U.S. Constitution 1787

The U.S. Constitution – a reason to celebrate!


To read more about the U.S. Constitution click here.

► Jayde Wyatt

VIDEO – In Case You Missed It: Romney’s Speech to VVS

PHOTO UPDATE – Tweetpic from Mitt 9/17/10

Gov Romney backstage with Tony Perkins before Values Voter Summit, Eric Fehrnstrom in background Sept 17, 2010

Media coverage highlights of Governor Romney’s excellent Values Voter Summit speech Sept 17, 2010:

USA Today: Romney on Obama: ‘Abject failure’

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who certainly is doing nothing to discourage speculation about another presidential run in 2012, accused President Obama of “exploiting the economic crisis rather than solving it,” in his speech to the Values Voter Summit.

“He used the crisis as a cover to push his liberal agenda,” Romney told the crowd,

NECN: Mitt Romney slams Obama on economy, campaign pledges

Today former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney called Barack Obama the most divisive president in history. He harshly attacked him, calling Obama out on his campaign promises, economic policies, social values, and executive strategy.

“But he has succeeded in one way,” said Romney. “He has united virtually all of America against him

Marc Ambinder: Romney Unleashed (Has a lot of the text from the speech.)

Mitt Romney at Values Voter Summit in 2010

Thanks to everyone who joined us watching it live in the chat room. We had 60+ people there at any given time. The live video player will stay up in the chat room for the remainder of the summit. Feel free to stop in and watch with us.

~Nate Gunderson

BTW – This video also has a permanent home on our speeches page as well.

UPDATE: We have included the transcript of the speech here.

Romney’s speech:

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Mitt Romney Endorses 33 New Hampshire Candidates, Donates $40,000

Mitt Romney and New Hampshire make a great combo! Throughout the summer, he’s been actively helping the NH GOP, but he has just topped his committment to them in a BIG way! Here is what he is doing for the winners of Tuesday’s GOP primary election in The Granite State.

From Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC:

Today, Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC announced 33 endorsements of state and federal candidates running in New Hampshire and committed a total of $40,000 to their individual campaign committees.

Among the endorsed candidates are:

John Stephen: John Stephen previously served the people of New Hampshire as the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services and is now running to serve as New Hampshire’s next Governor. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.johnstephen.com.

Kelly Ayotte: Kelly Ayotte previously served the people of New Hampshire as Attorney General and is now running for U.S. Senate. For more information about her and her campaign, visit www.ayotteforsenate.com.

Charlie Bass: Charlie Bass previously represented the 2nd Congressional District of New Hampshire and is running to reclaim his seat. For more information about him and his campaign, visit www.votebass.com.

Frank Guinta: Frank Guinta previously served as the Mayor of Manchester and is now running to represent the 1st Congressional District of New Hampshire. For more information about him and his campaign, please visit www.teamguinta.com.

The PAC is sending $1,000 to Stephen’s gubernatorial campaign, $5,000 to Ayotte’s Senate campaign, and $2,500 each to the Congressional campaigns of Bass and Guinta.

[Click HERE to see endorsements and contributions to 29 other NH Executive Council and State Senate candidates.]

“The people of New Hampshire are fortunate to have so many good Republican candidates running for office who are committed to getting our economy back on track, keeping taxes low and reducing the size and scope of government. By electing candidates like these, we will finally turn our troubled economy around and get people back to work,” said Romney.

(my emphasis)

Romney will be center stage as the headliner at New Hampshire’s upcoming  GOP convention on Saturday, September 25th (for more information, click here.) In the past two months, this will be the fourth time that Romney has assisted the NH GOP.  Featured on his great looking newly-refurbished PAC site is a great video of another NH GOP event he and wife, Ann, attended on September 11th - Seacoast Republican Women’s Annual Chili Fest:  

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