Ethan of TechRepublican.com noticed some interesting ads on Facebook to congratulate some GOP winners from last weeks election. I’ve gathered screen-shots of a few of them here:
Ethan also observes the following:
The gears of 2012 are rolling. I started seeing these ads the day after the election on Tuesday and I have to say that whoever came up with the campaign is a genius. Here is what I’m seeing here in PA. My guess it others are seeing similar ads around the country right now.
Judging by the ads it looks like they are targeting people who are fans of a high profile candidates supported by Romney’s Free Strong America PAC.
Whoever is running this behind the scenes is doing a great job and I would love to take a peak at the before and after stats on this campaign.
An effective social media campaign is of increasing importance these days. I’m glad to see Team Mitt is all over it!
As Obama and the First Lady take a conveniently timed get-out-of-the-country junket to India to dance off their shellacking and Nancy Pelosi cracks her knuckles to become House Minority Leader, and with less than a week since midterms were held, it’s a good time to reflect on the indefatigable, eyeball-to-eyeball election work of Governor Mitt Romney.
In the past few months he stuffed his suitcase to travel to 30 states – yes, 30 – and campaigned for 60 candidates – most of the time doing multiple events for them in the same day. Putting money where one’s mouth is really counts at election time and Romney didn’t disappoint on that front, either. Impressively, Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC donated over $1.1 million to assist over 500 candidates across the USA – the most money raised and distributed by any potential 2012 candidates’ PAC.
Gov Romney summarized his perspective of the past several months in a post-election blog entry:
As I wrote in a new Washington Post op-ed this morning, Americans across the country have sent a very strong message to President Obama and his fellow travelers in Congress that they have had enough of their anti-growth, anti-investment, anti-jobs agenda.
Over the past two years, their policies scared employers, so jobs are scarce. The uncertainty and lack of predictability they created has caused businesses to shrink from spending and from hiring. Instead of helping to end the crisis, they made it deeper, longer and more painful.
But last night, we took a big first step toward getting our economy — and our country — back on the right track.
At last report, Republicans had regained control of the House with a net gain of over 60 seats, as well as seeing net gains of at least six seats in the Senate and at least six Governorships.
With your help, we’ve been working hard at my Free and Strong America PAC to spread the core principles that are at the heart of making America a stronger nation and which fortify our party — that a competitive America is one where taxes are low and government is small, that our military superiority must never be compromised, that our cultural values need to be cherished and that unleashing the power of the free market is key to our economic future.
All told, your support gave me the resources to campaign for over 60 candidates in over 30 states and my PAC contributed over $1.1 million in direct support to over 500 candidates and conservative causes across the nation.
Your support was critical to us giving candidates like South Carolina Governor-elect Nikki Haley the help she needed to win by providing the resources for me to travel to South Carolina on her behalf and send $63,000 in direct contributions to her campaign through my PAC. You also helped us campaign for and send nearly $17,000 in direct support to New Mexico’s Governor-elect Susana Martinez, who is our nation’s first Hispanic female to be elected governor.
This year I’ve also worked hard to promote our shared conservative ideals by giving speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Values Voter Summit, and the AEI World Forum, and delivering the Annual Reagan Lecture at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
In addition, I also had the opportunity to travel the country discussing my book, “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.” It was great reconnecting with old friends and making new ones as I traveled across the country talking about what we need to do to ensure we remain the world’s economic and military superpower.
We should all be proud of what we’ve accomplished together this year, and I look forward to working with you in the months ahead to build upon these victories and ensure that America remains, as it always has been, the beacon of freedom and hope for the world.
In all the coverage read and seen of Romney’s midterm work, one could plainly sense the gravitas he brought to bear to each candidate’s campaigns. Also plain to see was the real appreciation and enthusiasm he felt for each candidate.
A look back at 2008 – Romney’s message is just as timely now, if not more so, than it was then:
In his quest to elect conservatives, who can count the number of speeches Gov Romney gave, the number of hours of missed of sleep, and the number of hands he shook? Impressive, indeed. By the way, there’s some talk floating around about whether the Tea Party will ‘invite‘ Romney to the 2012 table… Of all the 2012 potential candidates, he did the most to put tea in their pot!
America needs a talker…
who knows what he is talking about…
who is a doer.
No doubt everyone is curious to find out how successful potential 2012 candidate’s endorsements were. A British online news site has declared who is the most influential person in the 2010 election. Who was it?
“And the winner is… Mitt Romney!”
It’s true that the slick-coiffed former governor of Massachusetts was not on a single ballot on Tuesday. But, in politics, you win when your enemies lose. Romney, who is already firmly positioned as the favorite of the Republican establishment for the 2012 presidential nomination saw both his major foes – President Barack Obama and Sarah Palin – suffer considerable damage yesterday.”
Obama certainly was the biggest loser of the 2010 election. Although the 2012 election is far away, Romney is already ahead against Obama if Mitt decides to run.
How much damage did Mitt Romney give to Obama in the first round of the 2012 election? The former Massachusetts Governor drew first blood against Obama when the 2010 election began and kept delivering hard blows until the final bell rang at the end of this election.
Obama is in desperate need of an ice pack right now.
Despite the fact that many pundits and pollsters were overestimating how big the Republican wave would be, it was historic. The Republicans won a net gain of at least 6 senate seats, 7 governorships, and 61 house seats! The last time a political party swept the other party out of Congress was in 1932. This is the greatest political victory in modern history. And Mitt Romney helped to make it happen. As far as a Romney v. Obama match is concerned, round one of the 2012 election goes to Mitt Romney.
“Using her favorite medium to take aim at her favorite target, Palin tweeted on Tuesday about the media, and specifically the Today Show: ‘Silly fellas! Chucky, remember, I’m not on ballot.’ But in a sense she was. The election may have been a vote on Obama and the Democrats. But for many watching, the most widely anticipated other referendum was how well Palin would do.”
Thus, if this election was not only about the rejection of Obama’s agenda but the acceptance of who might the 2012 Republican nominee be, Mitt Romney comes out ahead over Sarah Palin. Mitt was more successful in getting voters to elect his endorsed candidate in the 2010 election than Sarah Palin. The difference can clearly be seen in the charts below:
According to the British newspaper that declared Mitt Romney the most influential man of the 2010 election, the lesson was clear about what made Romney so successful:
“Whatever the pundits might say, last night’s results underline that – at least, before a broad electorate – professionalism, competence and some semblance of moderation pay dividends.”
In other words, Mitt Romney has what it takes to successfully defeat Obama in the 2012 election and become the next President of the United States.
After all the candidates endorsed, flying coach across thousands of miles, pulling his suitcase in and out of hotel rooms, speeches given, funds raised, McDonalds meals on the road, and many days away from his beloved Ann, Governor Mitt Romney is delighted with yesterday’s election results.
Now that Romney has unlaced his elect-conservatives-running shoes, Jason Matter from Human Events was able to catch up with the him. Romney hopes Republicans keep their pledge:
With its historic gains in the House of Representatives, the biggest thing the GOP can do right now is “honor the Pledge to America,” Mitt Romney told HUMAN EVENTS. “This election was a referendum on Obama’s agenda,” and the electorate took a decisive stand against the Democrat Party’s “excessive spending, borrowing, and growth of government.”
“Our [GOP] majority is growing,” the former Massachusetts governor went on to say, noting that House Republicans will end up with a net gain of more than 60 seats in the House, easily blowing past the 39 they needed to regain the Majority.
While many conservatives are disappointed about the losses in Nevada and West Virginia, Romney said that Republicans should highlight their victories in New England, where GOP challengers Charlie Bass and Frank Guinta beat Democratic incumbents to take House seats and where Kelly Ayotte held on to Judd Gregg’s Senate seat.
“It goes to show you that when you have strong candidates with a compelling message, Independents will get behind you,” even in a blue state like New Hampshire. Asked if the impressive GOP showing inches him closer to a 2012 presidential run, Romney said he’s “not thinking about that right now.
“I’m basking in the delight of our historic news.”
Thank you, Governor Romney, for contributing so much toward yesterday’s GOP victories!
You deserve some time off. But, don’t be gone too long…
CNN got a jump on the 2012 election by doing some exit polling yesterday in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. I’m happy to report that Mitt Romney’s name was on the lips of many:
CNN – It’s after midnight, which means the 2010 vote is over…and the 2012 race is officially underway.
In exit polls Tuesday, Republicans in three key early-voting states were asked about four of their leading presidential contenders.
In Iowa, it appears Mike Huckabee’s still got a base: the former Arkansas governor is tied with Mitt Romney at 21 percent, with Sarah Palin close behind at 18 percent, and Gingrich nabbing single-digit support.
In New Hampshire, former Massachusetts governor Romney displays his home court advantage: he draws more support, at 39 percent, than the rest of his top rivals combined. Palin once again nabs 18 percent, Huckabee drops to 11 percent, and Gingrich stays in the single digits.
And in the key early-voting state of South Carolina – where Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney both endorsed Gov.-elect Nikki Haley in the GOP primary this year – Palin, Huckabee and Romney are again neck-and-neck. The former Alaska governor has support from 25 percent in Tuesday’s exit poll, followed by Huckabee at 24 and Romney at 20. Newt Gingrich polls at 10 percent.
In a nutshell… Iowa: Romney 21%, Huckabee 21%, Palin 18%, Gingrich (single digit) New Hampshire: Romney 39%, Palin 18%, Huckabee 11%, Gingrich (single digit) South Carolina: Palin 25%, Huckabee 24%, Romney 20%, Gingrich 10%
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It seems that fans everywhere are as eager as I am to capitalize on yesterday’s conservative victories by gearing up for the eventual replacement of our dear Obama.
Screenshot: As dust settles from midterms, many searching for 'Mitt Romney 2012'
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On this day after feisty midterm elections, many of us are a little bleary-eyed after late-night return watching. This morning, Republicans hold a majority in the House of Representatives and have added more balance to the Senate. Some races are still being determined. How sweet it is!
What next? What will Obama say during his post-election press conference today? While we’re still catching our breath from yesterday, Mitt Romney has written a succinct op-ed offering advice to the president…
President Obama could have focused on solving the financial crisis. He did not. He could have endeavored to conquer the looming threats to our future. Instead, he added to them. Now that voters have rejected his first two years in office, the president should not waste this political crisis: He should seize his “Nixon to China” opportunity.
Government is a greater threat to America in 2010 than China was in 1972. Government is smothering the pioneering, entrepreneurial spirit that propelled our economy past those of older, larger nations. Ever higher taxes on small and big business, layers of red tape, onerous labor regulations, and punitive bureaucrats and lawsuits are suffocating U.S. economic vitality. So far, the president and his fellow travelers in Congress have made things worse: If Obama is serious about changing the way things are done in Washington, he must slay the job-killing beast Washington has become.
He must also choke off government’s voracious appetite. Under current law, the federal government’s share of the economy will grow from its 50-year average of 20.3 percent to 26.5 percent by the end of this decade; federal, state and local governments will then constitute more than 40 percent of the economy. At what point do we effectively become a socialist economy, with its associated low growth, low incomes and permanently high unemployment?
And at what point will lenders to our government insist on charging punishingly high interest rates, or stop buying U.S. debt altogether? Congressional Budget Office data indicate that government spending through the next decade will require $12.4 trillion in additional debt, bringing our total public indebtedness to $22.2 trillion by 2020 – about the size of our gross domestic product. America’s debt then will look a good deal like Greece’s debt does today.
Obama’s first instinct is to blame all this on his predecessor’s tax policies. But the $22.2 trillion figure already assumes that Obama will raise taxes on annual incomes higher than $250,000, repealing the so-called Bush tax cuts for the rich. So the $12.4 trillion in new debt is entirely due to government spending and the president’s own tax policies. Spending, Mr. President, is what threatens America’s economy, not tax cuts.
To tame runaway government spending, the president should of course embrace the usual measures: freeze government employment; freeze growth in discretionary spending; veto every spending bill chocked with earmarks; work to regain an effective line-item veto; extinguish ineffective, wasteful programs. But these are just the start.
If the president is to become serious about spending, borrowing and deficits, he must subject government to the two budgeting rules employed by every well-run business and home.
Rule One: Start with the total, don’t end up with it. Decide from the outset the amount that the government will spend for the year. Don’t add up all the program requirements, departmental requests and political wish lists to calculate the total – that’s surrendering, not budgeting. The nation’s 50-year average annual tax burden has been 18 percent of GDP. That’s the right figure for total spending; it may take several years to rein in spending to that level, but it should be the target.
Rule Two: Go where the money is. With entitlement spending about half of all federal spending, the president has no choice but to address Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. He should propose less costly progressive indexing for future Social Security beneficiaries – using the consumer price index inflator rather than the wage index for higher-income retirees. Medicaid should be granted in block to the states, giving them flexibility to meet the needs of poor residents in their own ways. Medicare will require reform of health care, making it more like a consumer market and less like a regulated utility. Medicare recipients should also be given better options for private coverage. Regardless of the reforms chosen, the entitlements budget should be subject to Rule One – set a total first and conform the programs to that level. Advocates of this course include the Brookings Institution on the left and the Heritage Foundation on the right.
Finally, don’t let the Bush tax cuts expire. Keeping them will yield revenue at 18.4 percent of GDP in 2020 – higher than the historic tax average. Lower taxes will propel growth, add jobs and produce a larger GDP that can accommodate our spending priorities. And don’t push defense below 4 percent of GDP; with today’s global threats and allies’ diminishing military capabilities, freedom will increasingly depend on American strength.
The president can turn his party’s losses Tuesday into a win for the country. It all depends on the course he sets.
I hope Obama is in the mood to take advice. If not, I know who should be our next president.
*Thanks to all who particpated in our election day chat. You helped make it a memorable day!
The number of Americans who say things are going badly in the country, at 75 percent, is higher than it has been on the eve of any midterm election since the question was first asked in the mid-1970s, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday also indicates that the economy remains, by far, the top issue on the minds of Americans. Fifty-two percent of people questioned say the economy’s the most important issue facing the country.
“That’s more than the deficit, education, health care, terrorism, energy, illegal immigration and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq combined,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “No other issue was named as the country’s top problem by more than 8 percent.”
The economy has been the issue most on the mind of Americans in CNN polling since the end of 2007.
The top concern remains unemployment, with 58 percent saying it’s the most important economic issue facing the country today, followed by the deficit at 20 percent, and taxes and mortgages tied at 8 percent each.
USA Today/Gallup took a final temperature of Americans heading into the election. What they discovered was a surprising 15-point gap in favor of Republican voters. This is unprecedented in the history of Gallup polling and could signal the largest Republican margin in the House in the last 60 years. Republicans could chalk up 60 seats, with more possible. It’s an indicator of a walloping wave of Republican victories that will rush across the country today.
When Obama was asked about similarities between Bill Clinton’s policies and the sweep of Republicans into office in 1994, he replied: ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ That’s the problem, President Obama.
February 8, 2010 – Obama not concerned that Dems will get their clocks cleaned:
Even though three out of four Americans think things are going badly, and however high the expectations for conservative victories, no one can sit on their sofa and figure others’ votes will carry the day.
Governor Mitt Romney took a break from his busy schedule on election eve to appear on the Sean Hannity Show. He commented on the winds of change blowing through Massachusetts – which began whistling with Scott Brown’s victory and is hitting Barney Frank’s race with Sean Bielat and the gubernatorial race between Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker. Romney also voiced his opinion on Obama’s failed policies, incl Obamacare.
Romney has earnestly given his all to help conservatives win tomorrow and has kept up a break-neck schedule on the campaign trail. It was wonderful to see him again.
In case you missed it, here’s a look at Romney’s recent activities on the campaign trail:
Make it a tsunami Tuesday tomorrow! Please vote and take your friends and neighbors with you!
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UPDATE – Speaking of Sean Bielat, here’s a TwitPic from Mitt:
Mitt TwitPic (11/01/10): Huge @Sean Bielat barn rally here in Taunton, MA- chanting 'Retire Barney Frank' They're right!
UPDATE 2 – Great video of Mitt at Sean Bielat Election Eve Rally: