We hope you are enjoying a little rest and relaxation today. Here’s Mitt’s Labor Day statement:
As we celebrate this Labor Day, we should not forget the great many families facing economic hardship. Over 25 million Americans are unemployed, underemployed, or so discouraged that they have stopped even looking for a job.
This week I will outline a comprehensive plan to put America back on the road to economic growth and job creation. We cannot continue on a course that has kept unemployment above 8 percent for the longest stretch since records have been kept. The potential of the American people has been demonstrated time and again. With leadership that understands how jobs are created, that potential can be unlocked – that is why I am running for President of the United States.
No R&R today for Mitt and Ann Romney. Take a look at their schedule:
Event: Mitt Romney Hosts Labor Day Pancake Breakfast
When: 8:30 AM EDT
Location: The Derryfield
625 Mammoth Road
The breakfast is free and families are welcome (organized by Mitt Romney for President).
Event: Ann Romney will march in Milford Labor Day Parade (Gov Romney was originally scheduled to attend but re-arranged his schedule so he could fly to South Carolina to attend Senator Jim DeMint’s Freedom Forum.)
When: 11:45am to 12:45pm
Event: Mitt Romney Attends Palmetto Freedom Forum
When: 2:45 PM EDT
Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
About the Palmetto Freedom Forum this afternoon… It’s a BIG event and we’re looking forward to it! Senator Jim DeMint (whom some call the Tea Party kingmaker) is hosting it, along with American Principles and Palmetto Freedom Forums. Those participating:
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, Businessman Herman Cain, Former Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich, Texas Governor Rick Perry, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
The Palmetto Freedom Forum will follow a unique format, designed to allow invited candidates to engage in a thoughtful, substantive discussion of their stances on the critical issues facing our country. Candidates will be featured on stage one-at-a-time and will engage in a question and answer session with three panelists: U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), U.S. Representative Steve King (R-IA), and Dr. Robert P. George, founder of the American Principles Project and a professor at Princeton University. The event will be moderated by David Stanton, a veteran of South Carolina presidential events and former local news anchor.
A word from Senator Jim DeMint:
“This event will present a vital opportunity for the 2012 presidential candidates to discuss their positions on a number of key issues and to outline their vision for the future of our nation,” said DeMint. “Instead of looking for ‘gotcha’ questions and sound bite answers, this event will offer candidates the opportunity to deliver their message directly to undecided primary voters in South Carolina and beyond.”
Representative Steve King (R-IA), who will join Senator DeMint on the panel, said, “Thirty second responses do not allow the candidates to properly spell out their understanding of our founding and their vision for our way forward. I appreciate Senator DeMint creating a venue that will let the candidates separate themselves on the issues.”
Options to view the forum:
American Principles Project/Palmetto Freedom Forum Facebook:
The American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum Advisory will be broadcast on CNN and South Carolina Educational Television on Monday, September 5th at 3 PM. Additionally, Townhall.com and CNN.com will provide a live webcast of this event. Townhall.com will also provide a thirty minute post Forum discussion immediately following the event.
CNN – Live at 3 PM EST
SCETV World Channel – Live at 3 PM EST
SCETV South Carolina Channel – Rebroadcast at 8 PM EST
SCETV also has a livefeed link here (3:00 PM EST).
► Jayde Wyatt