Romney to Appear on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ – Polling High in New Hampshire

“His first prime-time interview! He’ll talk about the economy, Palin, and ObamaCare!”

That’s how CNN is advertising Governor Mitt Romney’s appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight Monday evening, June 6, 2011, at 9:00 PM ET. (Check local listings for additional airing times.) Don’t miss it!

When Morgan launched his program earlier this year (he took over Larry King’s time slot on CNN) he quickly booked Romney to appear on his show. Since announcing his presidential candidacy a few days ago, The Gov has also been featured on an extended segment on Sean Hannity’s afternoon program (FOX News).

More good news coming out of New Hampshire… A poll taken from New Hampshire voters regarding GOP presidential candidates (data gathered on 5/22/11 released 5/28/11), including numbers for those who aren’t officially in the race, reveal very good numbers for Romney.

CNN/WMUR Poll NH Poll:

CNN has released the results of their latest CNN WMUR poll, the results of which they are reporting as “far from settled,” despite strong numbers for Gov. Mitt Romney in almost every category except one – the handling of terrorism. In that category, Rudy Giuliani bested Romney 19% to 16%. Of course, this early in the primary season, with half the people on the list not even announced candidates, “far from settled” is an understatement. Even so, it’s useful to see the results of the CNN WMUR poll in graphic form, where the gulf between the front runner and his followers becomes much more apparent.

Leadership: In response to the question, “Which candidate do you feel is the strongest leader?” 40% of likely GOP voters in New Hampshire answered Romney. That’s more than three times the number of votes either of his two nearest competitors received. Giulani got 12%, and Gingrich 11%. No other candidate received more than 3%.

The Economy: When asked which candidate would be best able to handle the economy, a solid 44% chose Romney. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, since the economy has been Romney’s forte and focus. His strategy will be to focus like a laser beam on jobs and the economy, rather than allow his message to get muddled as it did in 2008.

Experience: The candidate judged to have the experience necessary to be president was again Romney, with 29%. The number was almost three times higher than the second place candidate, Sarah Palin, who received 10%, and Rudy Giuliani in third place with 8%. Some may find it interesting that a Mayor scored higher in experience than four governors.

(emphasis added in all quotes)

Mitt Romney also polled highest in: Best Able to Handle Budget Deficit, Most Believable, Represents My Values, Likeability, Best Able to Handle Health Care, Best Chance at Beating Obama.

See details here.

Lastly, here’s a liberal artist’s interpretation of GOP participants in the June 13th presidential debate in New Hampshire:

What do you think?


I think it’s time to oust our sketchy president.

► Jayde Wyatt

Mitt Romney to Speak at Faith & Freedom Conference in D.C. Tonight

Scroll to the bottom to see the YouTube video of Mitt’s speech.

Mitt Romney is in our nation’s capitol tonight to speak at the Faith & Freedom Conference and Strategy Briefing. The second annual event is being held at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel.

You can now watch Ann’s introduction followed by Mitt’s speech here.

Tonight’s schedule:
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Donald Trump
Tim Pawlenty
Mitt Romney
Ron Paul

Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman spoke earlier today. Those among the speakers for the two day event include: Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, and Glenn Beck.

C-Span TV channel will also air tonight’s program from 7:00 -10:00PM EST.

Romney supporters are invited to drop by our chat forum tonight during Gov Romney’s speech!

► Jayde Wyatt

UPDATE from Ross

While you’re waiting, check out the highlights Mitt’s video team put together from the big announcement yesterday:

Video of Mitt’s speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference below the fold. Click here to continue reading

POLL: Romney Still On Top In New Hampshire

Romney Leads Polls in New Hampshire

The Results from latest CNN-WMUR Poll:
Romney 32%
Paul 9%
Gingrich 6%
Giuliani 6%
Palin 5%
Bachmann 4%
Cain 4%
Daniels # 4%
Huntsman 4%
Pawlenty 4%
Santorum 2%
Johnson *
Someone else 3%
No opinion 17%

…But the vast majority not settled on their final choice:

Have you definitely decided who you will vote for in the New Hampshire primary, are you leaning toward someone, or do you have no idea who you’ll vote for?

Definitely decided 4%
Leaning toward someone 9%
No idea who you’ll vote for 87%

I know he hasn’t even formally announced, but it looks like Mitt’s got some convincing to do, yet. With his background in business, I trust he’ll close the deal with many weary voters before too long. Until then, we’ll anticipate his announcement.

UPDATE: I didn’t even look long enough to notice this gem:

Which Republican candidate do you think is best able to handle health care issues?
Romney 31%
Paul 8%
Gingrich 7%
Palin 5%
Bachmann 3%
Giuliani 3%
Pawlenty 3%
Santorum 3%
Cain 2%
Daniels 1%
Huntsman *
Johnson *
Karger *
Someone else 2%
No opinion 32%

-Luke G.

Romney Dominating in New Hampshire: Poll Also Provides Evidence That RomneyCare Won’t Hurt Mitt Much

Suffolk University/WHDH New Hampshire 2012 GOP Nomination Survey 

(400 likely GOP primary voters were polled April 30 – May 2, 2011. The margin of error is +/- 4.9 percentage points.  Full poll results)

  • Mitt Romney 35%
  • Rudy Giuliani 8%
  • Ron Paul 8%
  • Donald Trump 8%
  • Sarah Palin 7%
  • Mike Huckabee 6%
  • Tim Pawlenty 5%
  • Michele Bachmann & Newt Gingrich 3% each
  • Rick Santorum & Herman Cain 2% each
  • John Bolton, Mitch Daniels, & Gary Johnson 1% each
  • Jon Huntsman, Fred Karger, Roy Moore, & Buddy Roemer 0% each
  • Undecided 13%

A quick tally shows that more people voted for Romney than Palin, Huckabee, Pawlenty, Bachman, Santorum, Gingrich, Cain, Daniels, Bolton, Johnson, Huntsman, Roemer, Moore and Karger COMBINED!  That’s called poll domination!!!

Favorable / Unfavorable {Net}

  • Mitt Romney 65% / 22% {+43%}
  • Tim Pawlenty 30% / 13% {+17%}
  • Mike Huckabee 41% / 31% {+10%}
  • Newt Gingrich 38% / 38% {0%}
  • Sarah Palin 42% / 46% {-4%}
  • Barack Obama 36% / 59% {-23%}
  • Donald Trump 27% / 56% {-29%}
If your first choice for the Republican Presidential nominee dropped out of the race, who would you vote for instead?
  • Mitt Romney 17%
  • Mike Huckabee 10%
  • Rudy Giuliani 9%
  • Newt Gingrich 8%

Another quick tally shows that a MAJORITY (52%) of these NH voters have Mitt as either their #1 or #2.  With the field certain to winnow (Trump, Rudy, Palin for sure not running, and unlikely runs for Newt, Huck, and Bachman) Romney is poised to have an even larger lead than this poll reflects

Despite who you’re personally voting for, who do you expect the next president will be – Barack Obama or one of the Republican candidates?

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LIVE FEED: Mitt Romney Speaks Today at ‘Americans for Prosperity’ Presidential Summit in NH (April 29, 2011)

It’s happening tonight in Manchester, New Hampshire!

As Americans limp through our anemic economy, many eyes will turn tonight at 8:00 PM EST to hear Governor Mitt Romney speak at the Presidential Summit on Spending and Job Creation hosted by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. AFP is a limited government advocacy group. Others also slated to speak are: Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, and Rick Santorum.

UPDATE – Here’s the entire proceedings from Americans for Prosperity:

Governor Romney’s intro begins @ 37:04.

Romney right-hand-man, Eric Fehrnstrom, sent the following TwitPic taken earlier today of Mitt at Hillsborough Gas & Repair in Manchester:

Drew Cline, Editorial Page Editor at the NH Union Leader tweeted this:

Romney asked a lot of questions of customers @ gas station. Seemed genuinely interested. Connected well. Investor skills at work. #FITNless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

Looks like The Gov was on the ground early… talking with folks about high gas prices and sharing a laugh about Obama’s energy plan or, lack thereof…

Additional links:
Romney Gets Pumped Up
Republican Romney blames Obama for gas prices

► Jayde Wyatt

Poll Roll for Mitt Romney: McClatchy-Marist, NH, Tea Party, American Research Group

Approval numbers for Mitt Romney are on a Poll roll.

And, he’s not even in the race, yet. For the most part, he’s been busy behind the scenes.

Here’s the tally…

McClatchy-Marist Poll: Romney neck and neck with Obama; Trump, Palin far behind

A McClatchy-Marist poll released on Wednesday shows Mitt Romney in a statistical deadheat with President Barack Obama. Obama leads Romney, 46 percent to 45 percent.

The one-point margin represents a dramatic improvement for the former Massachusetts governor, who trailed Obama 51 percent to 38 percent in a McClatchy-Marist poll conducted this past January.

Mike Huckabee was the second-most competitive Republican polled, trailing Obama 48 percent to 43 percent, also a large improvement from the January poll, in which Obama led 50 percent to 38 percent.

However, other potential Republican candidates do not fair as well. Despite Donald Trump’s recent media spotlight and self-generated presidential buzz, the real estate tycoon trails Obama 54 percent to 38 percent.

Former vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin fares even worse, trailing Obama 56 percent to 34 percent.

Read more here.

NH poll shows Romney slightly ahead of Obama

CONCORD, N.H.—A poll of New Hampshire voters shows President Barack Obama beating nearly all of the potential Republican candidates, with two exceptions: Mitt Romney and someone who isn’t even considering a run.

The poll conducted by Dartmouth’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Center shows Romney slightly ahead of Obama. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was added to the mix to test the perceived absence of leadership qualities among the candidates, and voters preferred him to Obama by a wide margin.

In matchups with other Republicans, Obama was well ahead of Sarah Palin, Haley Barbour, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Donald Trump and slightly ahead of Mike Huckabee.

Follow up here.

Three Cups Of Tea Party For Romney

One of the big questions for 2012: which Republican will win the affection of Tea Party voters. While ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann are the most closely identified with the Tea Party cause, the latest poll finds that it’s ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney who does best among voters who identify as Tea Party supporters.

In a head to head match-up against President Barack Obama, seventy percent of those who say they are Tea Party supporters say they’ll vote for Romney compared to 61 percent for Palin and 60 percent for Bachmann. Ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee narrowly trails Romney, taking 69 percent of the Tea Party vote.

According to the poll, 37 percent of these Tea Party supporters say they are Republicans, 11 percent identify as Democrats and 47 percent identify as independents. But, when independents are asked to pick which party they lean toward, the Tea Party universe looks a whole lot more Republican. With leaners, 68 percent of these self-identified Tea Party supporters say they are Republicans, 21 percent are Democrats and 11 percent are independents.
Romney also runs strongest among those who identify themselves as Republican, taking 85 percent of the GOP vote against President Obama. The candidate who does the worst among Republicans? “The Donald” who takes just 68 percent of the Republican vote.

Additional info here.

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New Polls Favor Romney in New Hampshire, Iowa

A couple of polls released today show that while Mitt Romney has largely been OFF the media radar screen, he has been ON the minds of hopeful Americans:

Romney Keeps it Close in NH but Obama Trounces Others

Raleigh, N.C. – New Hampshire is a nominal swing state, but it has gone blue in four of
the last five presidential elections. According to PPP’s latest poll of the Granite State,
Mitt Romney is the only potential GOP nominee with a shot at putting New Hampshire’s four electoral votes in play next year. Otherwise, President Obama leads by margins larger than his almost ten-point victory over John McCain in 2008.

Romney essentially ties the president, with 46% to Obama’s 47%. But the president tops Newt Gingrich 52-39, Mike Huckabee 52-38, Donald Trump 51-37, and Sarah Palin 56-34.
The only candidate who earns more Democratic support than Obama does GOP votes is Romney, who is also the only candidate to tie the president with independents (at 44%). Obama leads the others by 16-22 points with the large 36% plurality who identify with neither party. That essentially explains the varying overall leads.

“Unless Mitt Romney gets the nomination, President Obama should easily win New
Hampshire once again,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “This state really exemplifies the extent to which the GOP being competitive against Obama is going to depend on who they nominate.”


(my emphasis)

While other GOP presidential hopefuls have already worn ruts in the ‘woo and coo‘ path through Iowa and jockey to ‘out-devout’ each other, Gov Romney’s focus has been on behind-the-scenes fundamentals. Though he hasn’t yet begun work in Iowa, it’s heartening to see, at this pre-race point, that common-sense conservatives in the Hawkeye State think highly of Romney:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney enjoy an early advantage among likely Iowa caucus-goers, a poll of Iowa Republicans found Wednesday.

Huckabee would win the Iowa caucuses and Romney would place second, if caucuses including all the potential Republican presidential candidates in the contest were held today, according to a Neighborhood Research survey released Wednesday.

Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.), meanwhile, would have an edge in a narrower field of candidates, the poll found.

Twenty-one percent of likely caucus-goers said they would prefer Huckabee, followed by 14 percent for Romney, 9 percent for real estate mogul Donald Trump, 8 percent for Gingrich and 7 percent for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the poll found.

Twelve other candidates registered at 5 percent or below, and 24 percent of respondents were undecided in the first ballot test, which included every possible candidate.

But not all those candidates might run. Huckabee has flirted with a bid, but a number of indicators and quite a bit of insider speculation has suggested he ultimately might not run. Trump’s and Palin’s intentions are also an enigma.

In a second ballot test, excluding all three of those candidates, Romney was the benefactor.

Read more here.

It’s not surprising that Mike Huckabee polls well in Iowa; he’s actively been working to keep his name at the top of the popularity list. It remains to be seen if the FOX News TV host will be a candidate for 2012; if he is, we’ll see how it goes.

Romney says if he runs for president, he’ll run a nationwide campaign, including Iowa. Iowans won’t overlook his economic expertise, his ‘Mr. Fix-it’ record, conservative credentials, and the fact that his leadership was a big help during the recent mid-term elections. His PAC contributed $70,000 last year to help elect Iowa GOP candidates.

*Additional links:

Visits by Potential Republican Candidates to Iowa

No Apology: Believe in America by Mitt Romney

► Jayde Wyatt

Mitt Romney Joins ‘Americans for Prosperity’ Tea Party Forum in New Hampshire

It’s a tea party… and one of their favorites is attending!

Governor Mitt Romney has accepted an invitation to speak at a New Hampshire presidential forum on April 29th. Billed as a ‘Summit on Spending and Job Creation’ the event is sponsored by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP) which is affiliated with the Tea Party movement.


Americans for Prosperity Foundation is pleased to announce that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is joining the line-up of participants in the organization’s “Summit on Spending and Job Creation” on April 29 at The Executive Court in Manchester. Confirmed attendees also include former MN Governor Tim Pawlenty, former US Senator Rick Santorum and businessman Herman Cain.

“We are honored to welcome businessman and former MA Governor Mitt Romney to speak at the first major summit to discuss spending and job creation as we approach the 2012 election cycle,” said AFP Foundation President Tim Phillips. “The American people are eager to hear how Governor Romney and other speakers might plan to change the ‘spend now, pay later’ culture in Washington,” continued Phillips.

“The summit will provide the people of New Hampshire with an opportunity to hear firsthand from some of the most notable conservatives on the national scene about government spending and job creation,” said AFP Foundation-New Hampshire State Director Corey R. Lewandowski. “We look forward to a lively discussion on the issues. Once again, the people of New Hampshire will play a critical role in determining the standout ideas during this political season,” Lewandowski concluded.

Romney will share the stage with Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum. Invitations to participate in the forum have also been extended to Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee.

May we deduct that The Gov will have made a presidential announcement by then?

► Jayde Wyatt

CPAC 2011 is Over…

cpac clean up

The straw poll results have been announced, Allen West has finished speaking, most of the bloggers are off to the bars… CPAC 2011 is over and winding down.

Governor Mitt Romney gave a remarkable speech (with a special intro by Ann Romney), and performed very well in the straw poll.

We’ve had an extraordinary time here at the convention. We met a lot Romney fans, got acquainted with a number of our readers, had great discussions with all sorts of conservatives, and did a number of interviews with various media and blogs. We’ve also made some good connections that will help us in promoting our site, as well as networked with other pro-Romneyites that will help us in promoting Romney.

It doesn’t hurt that we probably sold a few of our shirts along the way (since most of us were sporting them through the halls.)

We want to give a big thanks to those who support us by reading our content, sharing links on Facebook and Twitter, and leaving comments on our posts. But the biggest thanks of this evening goes to those who donated to help us get here because our trip would not have happened otherwise. We still have some costs to make up and would still appreciate any purchases from our store to assist in bearing the financial burdens of the site.

Also (before I forget), thanks to Ross, David, Luke, Aaron, Jeff, and the many others who made the trip here to support Romney in the straw poll and listen to the great speakers of the conference. It is fun and enjoyable, but still a sacrifice of funds and time away from family and work.

This is going to be a fun and interesting year in politics as the GOP primary shifts into gear – starting in 3..2..1…

Students swamp Governor Romney after he delivers his speech at CPAC - Feb 11, 2011.

MRC’s own Rebel Ross shot a little video footage of the surprise post-speech party for Governor Romney:

“Romney! Romney! Romney!”

UPDATE by Jayde – CPAC 2011 Official Video “Taking America Back” Day TWO (2/11/11 – the day Mitt spoke):

Additional links:
CPAC 2011 Official Video “Taking America Back” Day ONE

The importance of CPAC

~Nate G.

CPAC 2011 Starts Today! Here is What You Need to Know…

Allen West CPAC 2011 Keynote Speaker

CPAC 2011 Keynote Speaker: Florida Rep. Allen West

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is upon us! Thousands of conservatives are converging on the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC to listen to speakers and discussion panels featuring the most prominent conservative leaders of our nation. The 3-day conference also features a highly anticipated straw poll for GOP 2012 contenders (guess who we are rooting for.)

Let’s do this in Q&A format… (please note all times are Eastern)

A: Okay, okay. Romney is set to speak Friday morning at 10:30.

Q: Will I be able to watch somehow if I’m not there in person?
A: I believe live video will be available for the whole conference. Go to and register. There are videos of speakers from last year available right now. Update: Live video is also available here:
Q: Who will be the Keynote Speaker this year?
A: Florida Rep. Allen West was confirmed just yesterday to give the closing Keynote speech on Saturday. Glenn Beck was the Keynote speaker last year, and Rush Limbaugh the year before that. Sarah Palin was actually invited to give the speech, but turned it down last week citing a very busy February schedule.

Q: When does the straw poll voting close?
A: Friday 5:00 PM

Q: When are the results of the straw poll announced?
A: Saturday 5:15 PM

Q: Who will be on the ballot for the straw poll?
A: 1. Michele Bachmann, 2. Haley Barbour, 3. Herman Cain, 4. Chris Christie, 5. Mitch Daniels, 6. Newt Gingrich, 7. Mike Huckabee, 8. Jon Huntsman, 9. Gary Johnson, 10. Sarah Palin, 11. Ron Paul, 12. Tim Pawlenty, 13. Mitt Romney, 14. Rick Santorum, 15. John Thune, 16. Other, 17. Undecided

Q: Will Mitt Romney win the straw poll?
A: Doubtful. Ron Paul won last year and is favored to repeat this year as well. The Campaign for Liberty has made no secret of its intention to flood the poll for Ron Paul, just as they were successful at doing last year. Mitt Romney did win the poll in the years 2007 – 2009. My guess is he’ll take a strong second.

Q: Do you know the results of past years?
A: As a matter of fact I do..
2010: Paul 31, Romney 22, Palin 7, Pawlenty 6, Pence 5, six others
2009: Romney 20, Jindal 14, Paul 13, Palin 13, Gingrich 10, Huckabee 7, four others
2008: Romney* 35, McCain* 34, Huckabee 12, Paul 12
2007: Romney 21, Giuliani 17, Brownback 15, Gingrich 14, McCain 12
2006: George Allen 22, McCain 20, Giuliani 12, Rice 10, Frist 6, Tancredo 5, Romney 5, Gingrich 5, Santorum 3, Pataki 3

** It should be noted that Romney announced the suspension of his campaign during his 2008 speech. Prior to his speech 25% of the votes were already in, with Romney leading McCain 44-27. The remaining votes placed after Romney’s speech were in McCain’s favor 37-32.

Q: Do you have video of Romney’s speeches in past years?
A: Yes, we have 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007. All include video and transcript.

Q: Will any Team MRC members be there?
A: Yes, there will in fact be 5 of us there on site, and we will be joined by Jeff of NYforMitt as well. Nancy French of Evangelical for Mitt will also be in attendance. Aaron, Ross and David, are already there. Luke and I will be arriving on Friday.

Q: How will you guys be covering the on-goings at the conference?
A: Excellent question. We have been afforded a seat in the blogger’s lounge (yes, we’re legit) where we will do write-up for posting on our blog here. We will also be live-tweeting the entire conference from our mega-smart phones – providing news, insights, photos and video as quick as our stubby thumbs will permit. There is live widget at the top of our home page where you can follow all of our tweets. Another option is to follow the list directly on Or, for the more impatient (and more adventurous) you can try this pre-configured tweetgrid: The grid follows @RomneyCentral, @AaronGundy, @NateGundy, @C0mm1tt3d (Ross), @DavePulfoo, @LukeGundy, @NYforMitt,and @E4Mitt. Other suggested search terms: ‘#cpac11’, ‘Romney’, and ‘MittRomney’.

Q: Will there be any official meet up for Mitt fans and/or MRC readers?
A: I’m not sure. I’d like to call together a gathering to meet everyone and perhaps enjoy some refreshments, but do not have a time/location yet. We will advise if we pick a time and place to meet up. I would hope to do so Friday since that is when Romney is speaking and most supporters would be there.

Q: Do have a schedule of who is speaking and when?
A: Yes. Below is actually an abbreviated schedule. The full 19-page event schedule can be downloaded here: CPAC Schedule (PDF)

9:15 Rep. Michelle Bachmann (MN)
9:45 Sen. Ron Johnson (WI)
10:15 Sen. Pat Toomey (PA)
11:15 Rep. Kristi Noem (SD)
11:45 Rep. Raul Labrador (ID)
12:00 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY)
12:30 Newt Gingrich
1:00 Panel – Reagan at 100: Model for the Next Generation
2:00 Rick Santorum
2:30 Panel – Traditional Marriage and Society
3:15 Wayne LaPierre – CEO of NRA
3:45 Sen. Rand Paul (KY)
4:00 Award presentation to Donald Rumsfeld “Defender of the Constitution”
4:30 Rep. Paul Ryan (WI)

9:00 Panel – Public Attitudes Toward Security
9:30 Panel – Cutting Spending by the Spenders
10:30 Mitt Romney
11:00 Gov. Luis Fortuño (PR)
11:15 Rep. Tom Price (GA)
11:30 Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN)
11:55 Presentation “Blogger of the Year” Award to Javier Manjarres of The Shark Tank
12:00 Panel – It’s the Spending Stupid! The Tea Party and the Political Landscape
1:00 Sen John Barrasso (WY)
1:30 Sen. John Thune (SD)
2:00 Sen. Mike Lee (UT)
2:15 Panel – Do We Need a Constitutional Amendment to Stop the Spending?
3:00 Tim Pawlenty
3:30 Rep. Ron Paul (TX)
4:00 Gov. Rick Perry (TX)
4:30 Herman Cain

9:00 Andrew Breitbart
9:30 Gov. Haley Barbour (MS)
10:00 David Horowitz
10:15 Panel – Defending Free Speech on Campus
11:00 Rep. Connie Mack (FL)
11:30 Panel – Bleeding America Dry: The Threat of the Public Sector Unions
12:15 Panel – Repealing Obamacare: In the States, In Courts, and In Congress
1:00 Ambassador John Bolton
1:30 Panel – The Nuclear Threat: China and North Korea
2:20 Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation to Pat Boone
2:30 Panel – How to Think About Afghanistan
3:15 Jonah Goldberg
3:45 Ann Coulter
4:15 Rep. Peter Roskam (IL)
4:30 Panel – Changing the Conversation: Winning with Minorities, Women, and Independents
5:15 Straw Poll Results
5:30 Key Note Speaker Rep. Allen West (FL)

Q: Wow, sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of work. Anything I can do to help?
A: Yes, yes, and yes. Our costs to attend are substantial, and we are not paid for efforts. We could certainly appreciate sponsorship to help recoup some costs for the event (none of us being independently wealthy :) ) We’ve already raised $500, and would like to raise about $500 more. Donate at the link below, or buy something in our Mitt Romney 2012 store. All of our items in the store are already paid for now so any purchase would go directly to helping us out a CPAC. Thanks a ton!

~Nate Gunderson