Actor Jon Voight Endorses Mitt Romney Today

Actor John Voight, joined Mitt Romney at a rally held at the Fish House in Pensacola, Florida and gave his endorsement of Mitt Romney:

Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight threw his support behind Mitt Romney today, telling a crowd of hundreds at a local restaurant that Newt Gingrich “falls short” of having the characteristics needed to run the White House.

“Governor Romney is a man of faith, honor, love, and truth,” said Voight. “These are the first very important qualities a president must have. He is strong, honest, and wants to bring the country back to its exceptional place, where we have been for hundreds and hundreds of years, until President Obama decided to follow his father’s footsteps and take us to socialism.”

“I’m sorry to say Speaker Gingrich may fall short in many ways,” said Voight. “Please join me to bring in Gov. Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States.”

I’ve been seeing a lot of tweets and facebook posts of people who were there and you can tell they were surprised and thrilled to see an actor show up at a rally for Mitt Romney. What’s really cool is that Jon Voight took the time to take pictures with many of the people who were in attendance at that rally. Obviously, they were even more excited to hear him give his endorsement for Mitt.

Watch a pathetic member of the Gingrich campaign try to trip up Romney-supporting Rep. Chaffetz below the fold: (more…)

Five Former U.S. Ambassadors To The Holy See Endorse Mitt Romney For President


Yesterday, five former U.S. Ambassadors to the Vatican have released a letter to the public explaining why they are endorsing Mitt Romney.  Here is the full letter:

We the undersigned former U.S. Ambassadors to the Holy See —Thomas Melady, Ray Flynn, James Nicholson, Francis Rooney and Mary Ann Glendon — are united in our wholehearted support for the candidacy of Mitt Romney for the Presidency of the United States because of his commitment to and support of the values that we feel are critical in a national leader.

Although our political affiliations are diverse, we recognize the importance of family and traditional values in American life. We also share the conviction that Governor Romney has the experience, vision and commitment to the common good that our country needs at this crucial moment in history.

In particular, our support is based on Governor Romney’s superior understanding of America’s key role in our increasingly interdependent world and his appreciation of the fact that sound economic and social policies must rest on a healthy culture. From our knowledge of Governor Romney and his wife Ann, as well as his outstanding record in defense of marriage and the family, we are confident that he understands the importance of strong families as pillars of a vibrant economy and a flourishing polity. We also know that Mitt Romney is a staunch defender of the principle that every human being should be welcomed in life and protected by law from conception to natural death.

Last but not least, Mitt Romney understands that America owes its freedom and prosperity to the distinctive legal heritage that is the bedrock of our society. He is a staunch defender of the Constitution and the rule of law.

At this juncture in the nation’s affairs, we believe that it is important to support the one candidate who is best qualified by virtue of experience, intelligence and integrity to build on all that is best in our country’s traditions and to lead it to a future where every American has the opportunity to reach his or her highest potential. That candidate is Mitt Romney.

Thomas Patrick Melady (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 1989-1993)

Raymond L. Flynn (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 1993-1997)

James Nicholson (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2001-2005)

Francis Rooney (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2005-2008)

Mary Ann Glendon (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See 2008-2009)

This endorsement is significant since these five former ambassadors choose not to endorse the two Catholics in this race:  Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

However, the most important thing about this endorsement is that it shows that people of all faiths can rally around Mitt Romney. Our nation is a vibrant “symphony of faith” where people of all different religions live side by side and are currently facing the same problems of unemployment, national debt, and a poor economy. Mitt Romney also shares our concerns regarding the important social issues of our day.

Regardless if you are an Catholic, Baptist, Jewish, Evangelical, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Protestant, Mormon, 7th Day Adventist, Zoroastrian, or a member of some other faith, you can be confident in Mitt Romney as President of the United States.

MRC’s Year in Review: A Look Back at the Top 10 Mitt Romney Articles of 2011

Last year, we did our first annual year in review in which we looked at the top 10 Mitt Romney Central articles of 2010.  It was a great way to look at where we started and how far we’ve come.  It was also a way to highlight some of the best work that our excellent MRC staff has written over that year.

We are happy to present our second annual year in review in which we will show you our top 10 Mitt Romney Central articles for 2011.

10.  As the United States Supreme Court prepares itself to hear arguments for ObamaCare,  its worth going back to read my article,  Why RomneyCare is Constitutional While Obamacare is Not. Its a good way to understand the Constitutional differences between ObamaCare and RomneyCare and why Obama’s  health care plan is unacceptable under the Constitution.  If you want a more in depth look at why ObamaCare is unconstitutional, I recommend you read this blog article.

9.  Doug NY GOP wrote a good article about the Top 10 things you may not have known about Mitt Romney. Even strong and long time supporters of Mitt Romney here at MRC were surprised at some of the facts about him.

8.  Bosman’s article, Mitt Romney: A Bigger Man Than I, is a great reminder and tribute to Mitt Romney’s impressive character. It is its worth reading again because the two most important things about a candidate are his values and his character and Romney shines on both accounts. This is the kind of man America needs in the White House.

7.    I wrote an article reporting on a column from the Onion that was too funny not to share with our MRC fans.  If you haven’t read the article before, you should read it because it will definitely make you laugh or at least put a smile on your face.

6.  Jayde Wyatt consistently writes great articles for MRC.  She is also one of the hardest and most dedicated staff members here at MRC.  One of my personal favorites is her coverage of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s endorsement of Mitt Romney.  Getting her endorsement was a big win for Mitt Romney since earlier this year, she declined to give her endorsement until she got to know each of the candidates better.

5.  Rebel Ross‘ article,  The Obama Misery Index and the Rise of Obamavilles, is worth rereading again because the economy has not recovered under the entire term of Obama’s first administration and people are still suffering from his economic policies.  Given that 2012 Republican primaries are less than a few weeks away, this is a good reminder of why we need Mitt Romney as the 2012 Republican nominee so that we can boot Barack Obama out of office.

4.   All of us here at MRC enjoyed Jeff Fuller’s article for the anybody but Mitt crowd in which he points out that they consistently run from supporting one candidate to another in attempt to forestall the inevitable in which conservatives, independents, moderate and some liberal democrats will eventually coalesce around Romney because the American people desperately want to get Obama out of office.  Even though the anybody but Romney crowd knows this, they just can’t bring themselves to get on board yet.

3.  Another MRC article that we all enjoyed was Rebel Ross‘ blistering article against Red State and Free Republic for blatant and false information that they have written about Mitt Romney. They seem to recycle the same old trash originally propagated by supporters of President Obama and, in some cases, even by President Obama himself.

2.  Jayde Wyatt did a excellent job of covering Newt Gingrich’s attack on Mitt Romney’s Bain & Company for destroying jobs only to find out that not only is Bain & Company a great company that helps create additional jobs for other people, its was also named the Best Employer of America.

1.  The best article of 2012 goes to bcollin’s article Fact-Checkers Blast Bret Baier and Democrats – The Charge of Romney’s “Flip-Flopping” is Greatly Exaggerated. Fox News got a lot of press over Bret Baier’s interview with Mitt Romney because Romney got upset with some of Bret Baier’s questions.  Bret Baier attempted to defended himself but the people who fact checked him found out he was using incorrect information when interviewing Mitt Romney.

With all of our new bloggers and recent guest posts, I know and apologize for the inevitability that I’m missing a plethora of great pieces. With our growing team and exploding readership, all of us here at MRC are more energized than ever to make sure next New Year will have all of us looking forward to the inauguration of Mitt Romney as the next President of the United States of America!

Mitt Romney Secures Support of Top GOP Fundraiser

After many 2012 Republicans candidates attempted to get Paul Singer on board with their respective campaigns, he’s signed on to be with Mitt Romney’s campaign.

Romney was hardly alone in wooing Singer — every serious presidential candidate had hoped for his support, and met with him in the hopes of getting it.

Rick Perry was among them — he sat down with Singer, along with cosmetics heir Ron Lauder and Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations head Malcolm Hoenlein in New York City last month, at a private meeting that focused largely on Israel, sources familiar with the discussion said.

Why is Paul Singer the Republican fundraiser everybody political candidate wants? He’s very good at getting other donors to open their checkbooks to a political campaign:

But Singer is among a relatively small number of bundlers who aggressively tap their lists for a candidate. He’s become known as a “fundraising terrorist” for his focus and arm-twisting. And he serves as something of a signal for other donors as to who they should support.

Originally, Paul Singer and other donors wanted Governor Chris Christie to run for President. However, Mitt Romney was persistent in attracting Mr. Singer to his campaign and it ultimately paid off:

Christie was still in his personal deliberations last Friday when Romney made a quiet trip back to New York, off the campaign trail. One of his meetings was with Singer. They spoke about a range of topics, including the European economy crumbling and the impact and the impact on U.S. economy, a source close to Romney who was familiar with the discussion said.

They spoke Tuesday, when Romney reached out to Singer shortly after Christie said at a televised press conference that he would skip the 2012 race.

They spoke again Wednesday morning, and the commitment was sealed.

Singer will now be moving to help Romney in three ways, a source close to Romney familiar with the plan said. He’ll play a leadership role in the campaign’s fundraising efforts, and will hold a large fundraiser for the campaign in the fourth quarter — a quick statement that will get people organized and will be aimed at getting people who’ve been holdouts hoping for a Christie run to open their checkbooks.

After that initial goal, he’ll work to get them to bundle for Romney. The goal will be to systematically recruit people still on the sidelines and bring them into the Romney fold.

And he’ll play an informal policy adviser role on economics, the source said.

Now that Paul Singer is getting behind Mitt, you’ll see Romney pick up steam and become an even more formidable challenger for the GOP nomination. But more importantly, if Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination, he’ll be the most formidable challenger to President Obama in terms of fundraising.

That is why its so important to get behind Mitt Romney RIGHT NOW because he’s the only candidate who has a long term plan to boot Obama out of the White House and also has the resources to do it.

Watch an endorsement Mitt just got from Hawaii below the fold. (more…)

Vice President Dan Quayle Endorses Mitt Romney

WATCH THE OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT HERE

Mitt Romney has been gathering an avalanche of endorsements from newspapers, business leaders and state and national political leaders.  The latest endorsement comes from Vice President Dan Quayle who will make his announcement later today that he’s  supporting Mitt Romney in this election:

Former Vice President Dan Quayle is endorsing Mitt Romney for president.

Republican officials on Monday told The Associated Press that Quayle plans to announce his support for the former Massachusetts governor Tuesday afternoon.

Romney has an event scheduled Tuesday in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where Quayle has a home.

Quayle served as vice president under President George H.W. Bush. He was also a House member from Indiana for two terms and a U.S. senator.

A GOP official familiar with Quayle’s thinking says the former vice president is backing Romney because he views Romney as the most credible candidate in the race. The official requested anonymity to discuss Quayle’s endorsement ahead of the official announcement.

It is my understanding (I could be wrong) that Dan Quayle doesn’t give out endorsements very often and tries to stay out of the national spotlight. As a result, the fact that the former Vice President is willing to endorse Mitt Romney is quite significant since Dan Quayle rarely endorses candidates.

We will post the details of Dan Quayle’s endorsement as soon as we can get it right here.
Hermosa Inn, 5532 North Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, Ariz. 1:00 PM local time

UPDATE
Romney’s Qualities Make Him Best Candidate For President”
By Dan Quayle
The Arizona Republic
December 6, 2011

As Americans observe the wreckage of our country over the last three years — continued high unemployment with 300,000 people last month dropping out of our workforce, the loss of respect for America around the world, fewer opportunities for the next generation, a government that refuses to control spending and faces bankruptcy — it is obvious that this presidential election is crucial for the future of our great nation.

Because of President Obama’s failed leadership, Washington has become dysfunctional. We need a leader from outside of the Washington establishment. We need a president with a proven track record of innovative thinking and a proven ability to make tough decisions and implement them.

Next year, the choice for Americans is whether to stay the course or to acknowledge that the “President of Hope and Change” has to go. Republicans must choose the candidate that can best defeat this entrenched incumbent who is the darling of the fawning media. This person must be ready to lead and a person of character. This person must be willing to take on the Washington establishment, the media and all big spenders in government.

Quayle then elaborates on four criteria he uses to determine who to support for president: leadership, character, conservative philosophy and electability.

His conclusion:

There is only one candidate in the field that meets all of these criteria. It is Mitt Romney. He has proven over and over again that he is a leader. He has demonstrated he is capable of making tough decisions and turning things around. He is a man of integrity. He understands budgets and financial markets. He balanced budgets and met a bottom line. He is strong on national defense and has a deep love of the principles that make America great.

Mitt Romney has what it takes to be a great president of the United States, and that is why I enthusiastically endorse him for president.

(emphasis added) Read the full endorsement here.

Come Volunteer for Mitt Romney In Salt Lake City!

Since we are only a few weeks away from the first ballots being cast to determine our nominee for president, we need all hands on deck to help Mitt Romney win the primary elections.

This Saturday, December 3rd, the campaign will hold a Salt Lake Call Day, and volunteers in Salt Lake City located at 4548 South Atherton Drive Drive, Suite 205 Salt Lake City Utah 84123. The call center will be located on the second floor of the building.  We will post signs outside and inside the building to guide you to the call center.

The Salt Lake Call Day will be from 8am-8pm.  You can call 801-317-8201 or contact us at via e-mail at SLCForMitt@gmail.com and tell us when you can volunteer.   If you volunteer, you will be able to make calls to voters in the key early states.

Sign up today for a Salt Lake Call Day volunteer shift in Salt Lake City and join me this Saturday, December 3rd. If you want to meet the author of this article, I will be running the 11-2 shift.

I hope to see you all there!
~ Jared A.

P.S. Anyone who can’t make it to a call center in person can make calls from home.

A little Chris Christie treat for you below the fold. (more…)

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III Says Mitt Romney Is The Best Candidate To Defeat Obama

James A. Baker III

James A. Baker III, who served in both Ronald Reagan’s and George H.W. Bush’s administrations has recently endorsed Mitt Romney in which he thinks Mitt Romney is the best candidate to defeat President Obama in 2012:

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III said Thursday that Mitt Romney would be the Republicans’ strongest nominee against President Obama, arguing that the former Massachusetts governor’s private-sector experience would resonate with voters in swing states.

“I think that Romney would be our strongest candidate in the fall,” Mr. Baker said at the International Republican Institute’s annual dinner, where he was given the organization’s Freedom Award.

Mr. Baker said he is bullish on Mr. Romney “because he’s had private-sector business experience” and because he is most likely to appeal to voters in swing states.

“To win a general election, you’ve got to win the voters in the swing states,” he said. “Those swing states are Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida – and I think Mitt Romney would probably appeal to those independent voters more so than any of the other people running on our side.”

James Baker III is right, in order to win a Presidential election you have to attract as many voters as you can as possible from each group of the political spectrum of liberals, moderates, independents and conservatives.

The good news is polls are showing Mitt Romney is the only candidate who remains competitive in swing states against President Obama.

A new Quinnipiac poll released yesterday shows Mitt Romney and President Obama are even in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania.  What’s even better is that a USA Today/Gallup poll released a poll last week showed Romney and Obama even in 12 swing states:  Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

I would like to remind our readers of an excellent article the Daily Caller wrote in April 2011 in which the Obama team’s plan for reelection was to widen the electoral map as much as possible:

Earlier this week, Obama’s reelection campaign manager Jim Messina made it clear “that Democrats couldn’t rely on their 2008 game plan to win a second term for Obama in 2012.” As Messina describes it, one of the keys to winning in 2012 is for Obama is to “[e]expand the electorate.”

Their ‘awesome plan’ may be difficult to implement because Mitt Romney is actually shrinking Obama’s electoral map:

“Ironically, there is one GOP presidential frontrunner who is currently expanding the electoral map on Team Obama — Mitt Romney.”

How is Romney shrinking Obama’s electoral map? It’s due to Mitt’s strong appeal among Independents and moderates while retaining conservatives at the same time, which is why Mitt Romney poses a huge challenge to President Obama in all the swing states. If you want to ruin Obama’s plans for another four years in office, then supporting Mitt Romney is the best way to go since he’s the candidate best able to do it.

Romney Set To Give Major Speech On Spending On Thursday


Mitt Romney is going to give a major speech on government spending on November 3rd:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, will be in Exeter on Thursday, Nov. 3, to “deliver a major policy speech on spending,” according to an e-mail sent out Sunday night by Doug and Stella Scamman.

Romney announced his candidacy for president in June at the Scammans’ Bittersweet Farm in Stratham. Both Doug and Stella Scamman are former state representatives. Doug served two terms as House speaker.

According to the Scammans, the event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Exeter Town Hall, 10 Front St. Romney was last in Exeter in August, when he appeared at a small forum at the Exeter Historical Society.

… Romney enjoys a sizeable lead in the 2012 New Hampshire polling but is fighting tough battles with Herman Cain in Iowa and South Carolina and is facing intense attacks from former Gov. Rick Perry, who is trying to claw his way back into the race after some early missteps.

Although Romney has explained his views on government spending in his book, No Apology: Believe in America and in his 160 page economic plan available online at Mitt Romney’s website, we look forward to hearing Mitt Romney’s speech.

We’ll try to locate a livefeed, so check back. We’ll also post text of the speech and video if available.

UPDATE by Jayde – After Mitt delivers his fiscal policy speech in Exeter, NH on Thursday, he will then deliver a fiscal policy speech on Friday to the Americans for Prosperity “Defending the American Dream Summit.”

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Event: Mitt Romney Discusses Fiscal Policy In Exeter

When: 5:30 PM EDT

Location: Exeter Town Hall
10 Front Street
Exeter, New Hampshire

Friday, November 4, 2011

Event: Mitt Romney Delivers Speech On Fiscal Policy To The Americans For Prosperity “Defending The American Dream Summit”

When: 100 PM EDT

Location: D.C. Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Mitt Romney in the Online Advertising Lead

Mitt Romney is investing more money than any of his Republican presidential rivals in online ad and digital media spending to defeat Barack Obama:

With Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee hitting the $5 million mark in online ad related spending alone, Romney has spent more than twice as much as Michele Bachmann on online advertising and other digital efforts, and several hundred thousand dollars more than Herman Cain.

Through September, Romney spent more than $895,000 with digital consulting firm Targeted Victory, much of which most likely went towards online advertising such as display, search, and video ads.

Look below to see a break down of what various Republican 2012 candidates are spending for online advertising:


GOP Presidential Candidates
Online Ad/Marketing Spending
April-September 2011
Candidate Amount Spent on
Online Ad/Marketing Related Buys
Mitt Romney $895,229
Michele Bachmann $394,508
Jon Huntsman $100,971
Ron Paul $95,436
Rick Santorum $68,466
Buddy Roemer $41,114
Herman Cain $24,935
(not including
video production spending)


You can see that Romney has been quite aggressive in producing quick yet high quality advertisements in which he goes after President Obama Pretty hard.  Moreover, these ads are promoted across various social media sites which allows him to  reach a wider market that traditional television advertisements. As a result, Romney is using his campaign money creatively, efficiently and wisely when going on the offensive against Obama.  He has created many online commercials that has highlighted the failure of Obama’s economic policies and the negative impact that those policies have had on people across the country.

The fact that Romney is ahead in using online advertisements is significant.  Barack Obama was very skillful and forward thinking in utilizing the Internet to promote his campaign in the 2008 election.  He is sending a strong message to the Obama Campaign that they’re willing to go head to head with him in the arena of online advertising.

The fact that Mitt Romney is far ahead of other GOP rivals in online advertising shows that he’s not interested in playing the short game in winning the Republican nomination but is playing the long game by focusing on defeating Obama by competing aggressively against Obama in online advertisements.  Moreover, it demonstrates that Romney is only one who has the money, resources and determination to take Obama on in 2012.

As a result of Mitt Romney being the leader in online advertising, he’s shown himself to be the candidate who is completely dedicated to making Obama a one term president in 2012.

Mitt Romney in Ohio: Former Ohio Governor George Voinovich To Endorse Romney, Touring Manufacturing Co

A tweet from FOX News TV Host Greta Van Susteren alerted us that former Ohio Governor and Senator George V. Voinovich will formally give his endorsement to Mitt Romney today (tweet enlarged; sent Jul 26, 2011 @8:35 PM ET):

BIG NEWS FOR GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY! Fox News has confirmed that former GOP Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio will endorse Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for president on Wednesday in Ohio during Romney’s visit to the important 2012 battle ground state.

George Voinovich is endorsing former MA Governor Mitt Romney. 7/27/11

Voinovich’s endorsement is significant; he has a very impressive resume of service (from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress):


Senate years of service: 1999-2011
Party: Republican
VOINOVICH, George Victor
, a Senator from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 15, 1936; B.A. in government, Ohio University 1958; J.D., Ohio State University College of Law 1961; assistant attorney general of Ohio 1963; Ohio state representative 1967-71; lieutenant governor of Ohio 1979; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1979-89; governor of Ohio 1991-1998; chairman of the National Governors Association 1997-1998; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1998; reelected in 2004, and served from January 3, 1999, to January 3, 2011; chair, Select Committee on Ethics (One Hundred Ninth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate in 2010.

Van Susteren’s tweet referred to Romney’s tour of an American manufacturing company today in the Buckeye State where he’ll be discussing jobs:

Presidential Candidate Governor Mitt Romney to Visit Screen Machine Industries, Inc.

Screen Machine Industries, Inc. (SMI) is proud to announce that on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at 1:15 p.m., the front running Republican Presidential Candidate Governor Mitt Romney will visit the Screen Machine Industries headquarters in Pataskala, Ohio.

Romney’s factory visit is to promote his export trade policy during a press conference as a key tenet of his presidential race for the White House. Specifically, Mr. Romney’s campaign has chosen the venue of SMI as the quintessential American – family-owned manufacturing business. Our factory will serve as the stage and backdrop to highlight and promote his major economic job creation “jump-start” program for reinvigorating American Manufacturing for Export.

Continue reading here.

Governor Romney has picked up several endorsements from current and former Governors. Former Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri will also officially give his endorsement to Romney and will help him raise money at an upcoming fundraiser. A few weeks ago, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman endorsed Romney as well.

Congratulations to Governor Romney!

Exit Question: Is Ohio Gov. John Kasich going to be endorsing Mitt?

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