On to Georgia…
After three full days of campaigning and fundraising in Florida, Mitt Romney made his way to Georgia yesterday.
A listening tour of small business Kenny’s Great Pies, in Smyrna, afforded The Gov the opportunity to meet hard-working Georgians and sample their tasty wares. Then, it was on to Atlanta for an evening fundraiser.
The front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination worked to cook-up support in Georgia Thursday.
Mitt Romney toured Kenny’s Great Pies, a dessert manufacturer in Smyrna.
The owner wants to expand but said it’s been a challenge to even stay afloat with the poor economy.
“People are out of work; the deficit’s unbelievable. People have lost their jobs,” said Kenny Burts, the owner.
After touring the plant, Romney ate Key Lime Pie and attended a round-table discussion with Burts and other business leaders. It also included Sam Olens, Georgia Attorney General.
Romney said the first step to improving the economy is making it easier for banks to loan money.
“You don’t so overburden the financial sector that it can’t do the job it’s intended to do, which is to make loans to small business and put people back to work,” said Romney.
Romney said his number one priority is putting people back to work.
UPDATE: Photo of Mitt speaking to supporters at private home-based fundraiser in Atlanta, GA. (Photo from Georgia for Mitt)
Romney’s stop in The Peach State put him on turf that Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain claim (Gingrich has opened campaign headquarters in Atlanta and GA is Cain’s home state). No matter how you slice it, Georgia supporters help keep Romney rollin’ in the dough.
► Jayde Wyatt
In related news, the Misery Index is at a 28-year high.