Mitt Romney: Death of AL-AWLAKI a Major Victory

Anwar al-Awlaki, one of the world's most wanted terrorists, was killed today by a hell-fire missile from a U.S. drone in Yemen. 9/30/11


Mitt Romney issued the following statement today on the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki:


“The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki is a major victory in our fight against Islamist terrorism and proper justice for the numerous attacks and plots he inspired or planned against America. I commend the President, the members of the intelligence community, our service members, and our allies for their continued efforts to keep Americans safe. Nevertheless, we must remain vigilant and continue the fight against those who seek to destroy us and our freedoms.”


“A very bad man just had a very bad day.”

A BIG thank you to the CIA and the U.S. military!



► Jayde Wyatt

Romney Names Connecticut Campaign Team: Cafero, McKinney,Foley Will Chair

Let’s roll out the scroll…

Yesterday, Mitt Romney revealed a lengthy, impressive list of Connecticut campaign team members. House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney and former U.S. Ambassador Tom Foley will chair his Steering Committee in the Constitution State:

I am proud to announce my supporters in Connecticut,” said Mitt Romney. “Connecticut voters want a president with a record of job creation, cutting spending, and keeping taxes low. That is why I am running for President. These leaders will help me as I reach out to voters in Connecticut spreading this pro-growth message and working to bring jobs back to the state and the country.”

Announcing his support, House Minority Leader Larry Cafero said, “Connecticut voters are looking for someone who has experience working in the real economy. After three years of failed policies, it is clear that we need a candidate who will defeat President Obama and get America’s fiscal house in order.”

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney said, “With millions of Americans unemployed, is time for a president who will get people back to work. From his experience in the private sector, Mitt Romney understands what is required to create jobs. As Governor of Massachusetts, he balanced the budget without raising taxes. Washington needs this kind of leadership more than ever.”

(emphasis added )

Connecticut Elected Officials and Leaders Endorsing Mitt Romney:

• Tom Foley; Former U.S. Ambassador
• Senate Minority Leader John McKinney
• House Minority Leader Larry Cafero
• Kevin O’Connor; Former Connecticut U.S. Attorney
• The Honorable Rob Simmons, Member of Congress, 2001-2007
• The Honorable Larry DeNardis, Member of Congress, 1980-1984 and Former President of the University of New Haven
• State Senator Toni Boucher
• State Senator Scott Frantz
• State Senator Rob Kane
• State Senator Michael McLachlan
• State Senator Kevin Witkos
• Dan Debicella; Former State Senator
• Judith Freedman; Former State Senator
• Mark Nielsen; Former State Senator
• State Representative Mike Alberts
• State Representative Chris Coutu
• State Representative Janice Giegler
• State Representative John Hetherington
• State Representative Jason Perillo
• State Representative David Scribner
• State Representative Terrie Wood
• John Stripp; Former State Representative
• Julia Wasserman; Former State Representative
• Mark Boughton; Mayor of Danbury
• Tim Stewart; Mayor of New Britain
• Dick Moccia; Mayor of Norwalk
• Ryan Bingham; Mayor of Torrington
• Jayme Stevenson; Selectman for Darien
• Jerry Nielsen; Selectman for Darien
• Laura Francis; First Selectman for Durham
• Michael Pace; First Selectman for Old Saybrook
• Tim Herbst; First Selectman of Trumbull
• Diane Generous; State Central Committee – Baltic
• Rich Tutunjian; State Central Committee – Barkhamsted
• Jennifer Harvey; State Central Committee – Bolton
• Bill Jenkins; State Central Committee – Chaplin
• Jonathan Gilman; State Central Committee – Gilman
• Jane Dauphinais; State Central Committee – Groton
• Alex Karsanidi; State Central Committee – Ridgefield
• Mike Botelho; Glastonbury Republican Town Committee, State Central Committee
• Jim Campbell; Greenwich Town Republican Chair
• Corey Brinson; Hartford Councilman
• John Pavia; Connecticut Republican Party Finance Committee Chairman
• Greg Butler; Senior Vice President and General Counsel Northeast Utilities
• Cindy Varricchio; Portland Town Republican Committee Chairman
• Ed Dadakis; Former Chairman Greenwich Republican Town Committee
• Mike Doyle; Former New London Town Republican Committee Chairman
• Jay Malcynsky; Attorney; Connecticut Director, Bush for President 2000
• Derek Phelps; Director, External Affairs for Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
• Gary DeFilippo Former Commissioner, State Department of Motor Vehicles
• Dick Foley; Former Connecticut Republican Party Chairman
• John Miller; Former RNC National Committeeman
• George Gallo; Former Connecticut Republican Party Chair

With a list like this, we expect great things from the wonderful state of Connecticut!



► Jayde Wyatt

Perry Doubles Down on Illegal Immigration, ‘Romney For President’ Releases New Video:

As Rick Perry doubles down on his illegal immigration stances, Romney for President has released a new video…

Boston, MA – Today, Romney for President released a new web video, “Thank You Governor Perry.” The video highlights Governor Perry’s support for in-state tuition benefits for illegal immigrants. This position is shared by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Harry Reid, and President Obama, and in 2003, former Mexico President Vicente Fox praised Governor Perry for supporting in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.


Mitt Romney has a different view:

AD FACTS: Script For “Thank You Governor Perry”

VIDEO TEXT: “Who Supports Governor Perry’s Decision To Give In-State Tuition To Illegal Immigrants?”

VOICE: “Who Supports Governor Perry’s Decision To Give In-State Tuition To Illegal Immigrants?”

VIDEO TEXT: “Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid”

While serving in the Illinois Senate, President Obama sponsored legislation to “allow undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.” “[T]he Senate voted 55-1 to allow undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. Currently, the undocumented students are required to pay out-of-state tuition even if they spend their entire education in Illinois schools. House Bill 60 would change that, allowing in-state tuition rates for undocumented students who have attended school in Illinois for at least three years and graduated high school in the state.” (Rich Frederick, “Senate OKs In-State Tuition Bill,” The State Journal-Register, 5/8/03; Illinois General Assembly Website, www.ilga.gov, 9/29/11)

Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, and Harry Reid support in-state tuition discounts for illegals.

In 2007, Senator Harry Reid supported a bill that “would have allowed illegal immigrants to become legal residents and qualify for lower in-state tuition rates at state universities.” “In late 2007, the Senate rejected an attempt to pass the Dream Act which would have allow illegal immigrants under age 30 to gain legal status if they attended college or joined the military. Fairness demanded action, said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, arguing that ‘children should not be penalized for the actions of their parents’ who brought them to the United States. But the bill would have allowed illegal immigrants to become legal residents and qualify for lower in-state tuition rates at state universities.” (Tom Curry, “Immigration Impasse Long In The Making,” NBC News, 7/29/10)

• “The Dream Act would allow students who have lived in the country since age 15 to apply for conditional legal residence… They would then be able to work and pay in-state college tuition rates. .” (Eddy Ramirez, “College Board Backs Bill To Legalize Undocumented Students,” USNews.com, 4/22/09)

Reid: “Children should not be penalized for the actions of their parents.” (Tom Curry, “An Immigration Impasse Long In The Making,” MSNBC.com, 7/29/10)

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi supports in-state tuition discounts for illegal immigrants, saying “Our country does not benefit by depriving our young people of an education.” “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stopped in Tempe on Monday to tout congressional Democrats’ push to make college more affordable for young people, including those without legal residency. … Pelosi made reference to the effect of Proposition 300, an Arizona initiative passed by voters in November that requires illegal immigrants to pay out-of-state tuition to attend public universities and community colleges. Pelosi said she met with a young woman Monday who wants to attend college but lacks documentation proving legal residency. ‘Our country does not benefit by our depriving young people of an education,’ Pelosi said.” (Josh Kelley, “Pelosi Addresses College Cost,” The Arizona Republic, 2/20/07)

VIDEO TEXT: “Even”

Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox appreciates Rick Perry's in-state tuition discount for illegals.

FORMER PRESIDENT OF MEXICO VICENTE FOX: “I Want To Publicly Recognize Governor Perry And The State Of Texas By Having Taken That Step Forward

• Vicente Fox: “I want to publicly recognize Governor Perry and the state of Texas by having taken that step forward.” (Vicente Fox, Remarks, Austin, TX, 11/6/03)

Houston Chronicle: “Fox Praised Perry For Texas’ Policy Of Allowing Qualified Undocumented Migrants To … Pay The Same Tuition As Citizens And Legal Residents.” “Fox, Perry and their aides met behind closed doors Thursday morning to discuss policy issues and appeared at a joint news conference. Perry hosted Fox at a luncheon … Fox praised Perry for Texas’ policy of allowing qualified undocumented migrants to attend state universities and pay the same tuition as citizens and legal residents.” (Dudley Althaus and Armando Villafranca, “Fox, Perry Square Off Over Immigration, Water Issues,” The Houston Chronicle, 11/7/03)

FOX: “When You Decided To Give Access To Mexican Migrants To Universities In Texas

• Vicente Fox: “When you decided to give access to Mexican migrants to universities in Texas.” (Vicente Fox, Remarks, Austin, TX, 11/6/03)

RICK PERRY: “If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they’ve been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart.”

• Rick Perry: “If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they’ve been brought there by no fault of their own, I don’t think you have a heart.” (Republican Presidential Candidates Debate, Orlando, FL, 9/22/11)

VIDEO TEXT: “Mitt Romney Has A Different View

MITT ROMNEY: “Four years of college, you’re almost $100,000 discount if you are an illegal alien to go to the University of Texas. If you are a United States citizen from any one of the other 49 states, you have to pay $100,000 more. That doesn’t make sense to me.”

• Mitt Romney: “Four years of college, you’re almost $100,000 discount if you are an illegal alien to go to the University of Texas. If you are a United States citizen from any one of the other 49 states, you have to pay $100,000 more. That doesn’t make sense to me.” (Republican Presidential Candidates Debate, Orlando, FL, 9/22/11)
(emphasis added )



► Jayde Wyatt

In Peach State, Rick Perry has a Pinocchio Problem



Rick Perry was in metro Atlanta today and his traveling companion, Pinocchio, wasn’t far behind

Governor Perry is desperate to shift attention away from his liberal policies that encourage illegal immigration. His repeated use of distortions and fabrications on the campaign trail shows that Rick Perry can’t be trusted to tell the truth.” – Ryan Williams, Romney Spokesperson

Rick Perry’s Pinocchio shadow: Inferring that Mitt Romney implemented Cap-And-Trade in Massachusetts. PERRY: “Another state – Massachusetts – was one of the first states to implement its own cap-and-trade program which included limits on carbon emissions for power plants.” (Rick Perry, Remarks, Atlanta, GA, 9/30/11)

The truth: Romney did not implement Cap-And-Trade in Massachusetts. “Former Gov. Mitt Romney opted out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in 2005, saying it could drive up energy costs for consumers.” (Steve LeBlanc, “Massachusetts Governor Patrick Signs First Multistate Greenhouse Gas Initiative,” The Associated Press, 1/18/07)

Romney’s Democratic successor – not Romney – signed the state on to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. “Deval Patrick making good on a campaign pledge, signed an agreement Thursday committing Massachusetts to the nation’s first multistate program to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.” (Steve LeBlanc, “Massachusetts Governor Patrick Signs First Multistate Greenhouse Gas Initiative,” The Associated Press, 1/18/07)

• “Former Gov. Mitt Romney Declined To Sign The Agreement In 2005 Because He Said It Would Lead To Higher Energy Costs.” (“Patrick Signs Up Bay State For Battle Vs. Global Warming,” The Lowell Sun, 1/21/07)

UPDATE – ‘Heartless’ Georgia Republicans question Perry’s tuition subsidies for illegal immigrants:

Attorney General Sam Olens: “Our country has a problem with illegal immigration. Programs like Rick Perry’s in-state tuition breaks for illegal immigrants only make it worse. Instead of providing special benefits for illegal immigrants, our nominee must be someone who will secure the border and end incentives for illegal immigration.”

State Representative Bruce Williamson: “Why does Rick Perry support tuition breaks for illegal immigrants that aren’t available to legal American citizens? It is clear that he is not committed to stopping the incentives that have created our illegal immigration problem. In order to stop illegal immigration, we must have a president who has a record of enforcing immigration laws, not one who has a record creating policies that encourage illegal immigration.”

State Representative Wendell Willard: “Why is Rick Perry in favor of taxpayer subsidies for illegal immigrants? Programs such as his tuition breaks for illegal immigrants only make the problem worse by providing incentives for people to break the law. It makes no sense to use taxpayer dollars to fund benefits for illegal immigrants over Americans from out-of-state.”

State Representative Lynne Riley: “Rick Perry’s support for in-state tuition does not line up with the values of Georgia voters. Georgians support enforcing immigration laws, securing our border, and stopping the practices that draw illegal immigrants to our country. Providing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants incentivizes illegal immigration and makes it harder for our country to stop a growing problem.”



► Jayde Wyatt

Last Day Fundraising Push for Mitt!

Midnight (Eastern Time) is the deadline for 3rd quarter fundraising. Help us make a last minute push to keep Mitt on top of the financial race! Any donations made today will automatically enter you into a contest to “Spend a Day with Mitt”!

Our goal here at MRC is to get our fundraising total to $7500 by midnight. Thanks to everyone who donated yesterday we raised $970 (average donation of $36). To get to our goal today we need $1500! We will update our total throughout the day on the nifty fundraising thermometer on the sidebar —>

A Day on the Road with Mitt

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Romney Announces Support of Vermont Elected Officials & Leaders, Submits Primary Pres. Papers

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Autumn arrives at Sleepy Hollow Farm in Woodstock, Vermont... A long list of endorsements for Mitt Romney from the Green Mountain State have been released. September 29, 2011

A whole laundry list of endorsements for Governor Romney from Vermont have been announced. Romney has also submitted required NH primary paperwork:

Boston, MA – Sept 28, 2011 – Mitt Romney today welcomed the support of Vermont elected officials and leaders. Romney for President also submitted the required presidential primary petition in order to appear on the state’s Republican primary ballot.

“I am proud to have the support of so many respected elected officials and leaders in Vermont,” said Mitt Romney. “I look forward to working with them to spread my pro-growth message and get America working again.”

Announcing his support, State Auditor Tom Salmon said, “Mitt Romney has a record of creating jobs as governor and has unparalleled knowledge of how the economy works from 25 years in the private sector. He is the best candidate to lead our country toward an economic recovery and that is why Vermont voters will support him.”

Vermont Elected Officials And Leaders Endorsing Mitt Romney

• State Auditor Tom Salmon
• Senate Minority Leader William Doyle
• State Senator Randy Brock
• State Senator Peg Flory
• State Senator Vince Illuzzi
• State Senator Kevin Mullin
• State Representative and Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman Joe Acinapura
• State Representative Gregory Clark
• State Representative Howard Crawford
• State Representative Dustin Degree
• State Representative Eileen Dickinson
• State Representative Peter Fagan
• State Representative Mike Hebert
• State Representative Robert Helm
• State Representative Robert Lewis
• State Representative Linda Myers
• State Representative Gerald Reis
• State Representative Vicki Strong
• Wendy Wilton; Former State Senator and Rutland City Treasurer
• Steve Larabee; Former State Representative and former Vermont Republican Party Chairman
• Thomas Lauzon; Barre Mayor
• Chris Roy; Former Republican Candidate for Secretary of State
• Tim Haywood; Chief of Staff to former Governor Jim Douglas
• Jim Barnett; Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman
• Jack Lindley; Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman
• Allen Martin; Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman
• Bradford Broyles; Rutland County Republican Chair
• Ken Copp; Essex County Republican Chair
• Dr. Bill Minsinger; Orange County Republican Chair
• Dan Riley; Bennington County Republican Chair
• Hugh Tallman; Lamoille County Republican Chair
• Leo Valliere; Washington County Republican Chair and former State Representative
• Chuck Wilton; Rutland County Republican Finance Chair
• Lenny Barclay; Londonderry Town Republican Chair
• Don Bostic; Saint Johnsbury Town GOP Chair and former State Representative
• Del Cook; Brandon Town Republican Chair
• Lawrence Daley; Peru Town Republican Chair
• Joe DeFreitas; Bethel Town Republican Chair
• Dawn Hill-Fleury; Essex Town Republican Chair
• Cliff King; East Montpelier Town Republican Chair
• Bruce Lonergan; Bennington Town Republican Chair
• Eric Osgood; Johnson Town Republican Chair
• Mike Lannon; Rutland City Republican Chair
• Don Trachte; Sandgate Town GOP Chair
• Harry Jay; Williamstown Town GOP Chair
• Patricia Morale; Secretary of the Pittsford Town Republican Party
• John Kleinhans; Former Vermont College Republican President
• Buddy and Jackie Barnett; State Central Committee
• Marilyn Childs; State Central Committee
• Ron Meroli; State Central Committee
• Bob and Pat Nowak; State Central Committee
• Ann Valliere; State Central Committee
• John and Carol Wu; State Central Committee
• Lynn Lindley; Montpelier City Committee
• J. Paul Giuliani; Montpelier City Committee
• Michael Bertrand; Volunteer Vermont Counsel, Romney for President, Inc.
• Darcie Johnston; Johnston Consulting, Inc.
• Mark Snelling; President of Snelling Center for Government
• Rick Cochran
• Jack and Kim Kane

WOW!

► Jayde Wyatt

Happy Rosh Hashanah! From Mitt Romney Central

From Mitt Romney Central

To our Jewish friends

Wishes for health and happiness for the New Year…

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish New Year, and Jews worldwide are celebrating.

While Rosh Hashanah is widely known and celebrated as the New Years Day of the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah actually has a fourfold meaning – It is the Jewish New Year, the Day of Judgement, the Day of Remembrance, and the Day of Shofar Blowing.

It is the Day of Judgement
As Jews worldwide examine their past deeds and asks for forgiveness for their sins

It is the Day of Shofar Blowing
As the Shofar (the rams horn) is blown in temple to herald the beginning of the 10 day period known as the High Holy Days

It is the Day of Remembrance
As Jews review the history of their people and pray for Israel

And of course it is New Year’s Day
Celebrated with it’s holiday greeting cards, special prayers, and festive and sweet foods (to ensure sweetness in the New Year)

Wishes from Mitt and Ann Romney:

On this Rosh Hashanah, Ann and I extend our wishes for a very happy and healthy New Year
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► Jayde Wyatt

Romney Endorsed by Fmr NH State Sen, Taxpayer & Tea Party Advocate George Lovejoy

September 16, 2011 - Mitt Romney speaks with diner owners before holding a Round Table discussion in Littleton, New Hampshire. Today, Romney has received the endorsement of former NH State Senator and taxpayer advocate George Lovejoy. 9/29/11


Esteemed former New Hampshire State Senator George Lovejoy has endorsed Mitt Romney. Lovejoy, a taxpayer advocate and Tea Party supporter, has issued a ringing endorsement of Gov Romney:

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced that longtime New Hampshire taxpayer advocate George Lovejoy has joined his campaign.

“For decades, George has been on the front lines of the fight to cut spending, reduce government and to preserve the New Hampshire Advantage,” said Mitt Romney. “I am proud to have earned his support and pleased that he has decided to join my campaign to create jobs and reverse President Obama’s reckless fiscal policies.”

This election is without a doubt the most important in my lifetime and in the history of our country. Winning this election must be the foremost goal of every Republican, and I determined that I would support the most conservative candidate who could defeat Barack Obama in 2012. That candidate is Mitt Romney,” said George Lovejoy. “Mitt has the successful business experience needed to lower spending and stop the taxing and borrowing of the Obama Presidency. He is on the right side of saving Social Security by fixing it instead of tearing it down. He will use this country’s resources to stop illegal immigration and not offer illegal immigrants incentives to come here at the expense of our taxpayers. He has the stature, the respect and the knowledge to lead this country back to job and business growth and to turn around our struggling economy.”

(emphasis added )

Background On George Lovejoy:

George Lovejoy Served In The Administration Of New Hampshire Governor Meldrim Thomson As The Director Of The Office Of Comprehensive Planning. After Thomson left office, Lovejoy joined the former governor in co-founding Tax Relief Incorporated and the Granite State Taxpayers Association to help protect New Hampshire’s low tax environment. From 1992 to 1996 Lovejoy served in the New Hampshire State Senate, holding the positions of Vice President of Policy and Chairman of the Education Committee. He most recently served as Chairman of the New Hampshire Advantage Coalition. Lovejoy owns and operates a small real estate company in his hometown of Barrington.

Former NH State Senator Lovejoy spoke at a Tea Party tax day rally on April 15, 2010 at Manchester, NH:

This is a great endorsement for Mitt; thank you State Sen Lovejoy!

► Jayde Wyatt

3rd Quarter Fundraising Ends Tomorrow – Time to Make Your Donation to Romney!

It’s time to put in a big last minute push for Mitt Romney!

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BREAKING: Romney to Appear on Huckabee's Show – Will Former Foes Overlook Past Disagreements?

I’ve seen some recent positive comments from Huckabee on Romney, but I didn’t see this coming:

Romney to Meet with Huckabee


Mitt Romney is scheduled to sit down for an interview with a 2008 rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Mike Huckabee, this weekend, The Caucus has learned.

Could an important endorsement be in the works?

Mr. Huckabee will tape the interview with Mr. Romney on Friday, and it will be broadcast on his Fox News show, which airs on Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Promos for the interview are set to broadcast Thursday afternoon on the network.

The men have had a tense relationship since 2008, when a surprise victory in the Iowa caucuses by Mr. Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, upended a carefully designed plan by Mr. Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, to win the state that year.

Read more at The New York Times

Addendum by Nate: There’s sure to be a crowd in our chat room when this airs Saturday night. Stop by and join us.

UPDATE – Here’s the video:

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