Students for Mitt caught the attention of a major publication today with the release of a student produced video drawing attention to the plight of graduating students and their scant job prospects:
Just days after the former Massachusetts governor launched his presidential exploratory committee, Students for Mitt Romney released a video in support of their man. It features three students talking about the economy, their concerns about finding a job upon graduation and paying off their student loans.
“Can we afford to graduate in this economy?” one student asks.
The students then tout Romney’s range of experience. (Before he was the Bay State’s governor, Romney also headed up the management firm Bain & Co. and helped organize the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.)
Romney “stands as the most qualified Republican candidate due in large measure to his career as a leader in both the public and private sectors,” says Garrett Sweitzer, a Vanderbilt University junior who is a founder and chairman of the student group.
Students for Mitt Romney: Restoring the American Dream was created by Boston College graduating senior, Thomas Tatum:
SFM founder, Garrett Sweitzer, says Students for Mitt is a growing movement with activists on about 40 campuses in 25 states. Help spread the word to establish support for Gov Romney on campuses across America!
Students for Mitt Facebook Page
UPDATE: A Georgia Tech business administration student in Atlanta, GA (self-described liberal supporter) penned this on his ‘An American Blog’ today:
Location, Location, Location: Romney and Jobs
Mitt Romney didn’t deliver his ‘exploratory committee’ speech from his office. The speech wasn’t delivered in ‘small town America.’ The speech wasn’t recorded in front of 100,000 screaming fans in a major U.S. city. It was recorded…at a college. And that, meant a lot to me. It meant a lot to me that in the first ten seconds of his video he says, “[college students] wonder if they will find good jobs when they graduate.” To know that there is a candidate that sees that jobs for college students are an issue—and is working hard to find a solution to that issue…
Read more here.
► Jayde Wyatt