Mitt Romney for President of the United States of America


Which of these do you think is the most informative and helpful?

Today during a business luncheon, a colleague asked me for details behind one of Governor Romney’s policies and what motivated him, etc. As I did a little research to provide the answers he sought, I discovered that all the answers were contained here at MittRomneyCentral.

Some of you may be arriving to this website for the first time to explore, “What makes this guy with the weird name ‘Mitt’ tick?” Or you may be a relatively new, but regular visitor that is still absorbing the depth of the man we at MRC esteem as the finest leader in decades to run for President of the United States. You may even be a supporter of another Republican candidate just dropping in to take a look under the hood.

THIS POST IS FOR YOU. In this one stop, you can explore one or all of the following articles to learn a tremendous amount of truth about the most principled, value based leader seeking to lead this nation back to “American Optimism.”

Each one of the following articles contains content that will both enlighten and inform you and is among the finest (based on number of reader views and recommendations) of the year 2011 ["FB"= Facebook Recommends]:

THE RISE OF OBAMAVILLES — BEST BUSINESSMAN VIDEO
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REVEALING GLIMPSE AS TO HOW ROMNEY IS LIKELY TO GOVERN AS PRESIDENT
Work Ethic, Drive, Determination, Intelligence, Intensity, Problem Solver…..
The New York Times — December 24, 2011

Mitt Romney for President of the United States of America Your Favorite?

“For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.” — President John F. Kennedy

Nevada Lt Gov Brian Krolicki Files Ballot Paperwork for Romney

October 17, 2011 - Standing in the bed of a pickup truck, NV Lt Gov Brian Krolicki, former MN Gov Tim Pawlenty (Natl Co-Chair for Romney), and former MA Gov Mitt Romney shared a light moment when Romney opened his campaign headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yesterday (11/17/11), Krolicki delivered Romney's presidential ballot paperwork to the NV Republican Party.


Mitt is officially good to go in the Silver State…

Boston, MA – Romney for President [has] filed the required paperwork necessary for Mitt Romney to participate in the Nevada Republican Caucus. Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki, Mitt Romney’s Nevada State Co-Chair, delivered the paperwork to the Nevada Republican Party.

Krolicki’s statement:

This next election is one of the most important in generations, and for Nevada the ramifications are profound and clear – our wounded state cannot continue to endure the current administration’s recklessly chosen path that has led to higher unemployment and falling incomes. Today’s filing is one small, but highly important, step as Mitt Romney’s team in Nevada works to help him bring positive change to our state and to the rest of the country. Only someone with Governor Romney’s deep understanding of the economy and job creation can reverse the failed policies of the last three years and begin to rejuvenate our country.”

(emphasis added )

Lt. Gov Krolicki, thanks for doing the honors!

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Eight NV State Senators Believe Romney Best to Defeat Obama, Restore Economy

Eight State Senators from The Silver State are backing Mitt Romney:

I am honored to have the support of these dedicated public servants in Nevada,” said Mitt Romney. “Nevada has been hit particularly hard by the national policies of the last three years. We will work together to reverse those failed policies and bring jobs back to Nevada and the rest of the country.”

With unemployment soaring, Nevadans need new leadership in the White House,” said State Senate President Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki. “With his deep understanding of how the economy works, Mitt Romney is the best candidate to reverse President Obama’s failed policies.”

Announcing his support, State Senate Republican Leader Mike McGinness said, “Mitt Romney continues to show that he is the most prepared candidate to not only defeat President Obama, but also rescue our economy. In order to leave our children and grandchildren with a balanced budget and an economy that creates jobs, we must elect a conservative leader with experience in the private sector. Mitt Romney is that leader.”

President Obama’s economic policies have failed the citizens of Nevada. Nevadans cannot afford four more years of these policies, which have resulted in high unemployment and foreclosure rates,” said State Senator Michael Roberson. “Mitt Romney has the private sector background, along with his experience as Governor of Massachusetts, to balance the budget, create jobs, and provide the stability in Washington that will guarantee American exceptionalism.”

(emphasis added )

State Senators Endorsing Mitt Romney:

· State Senator Greg Brower
· State Senator Barbara Cegavske
· State Senator Elizabeth Halseth
· State Senator Joe Hardy
· State Senator Ben Kieckhefer
· State Senator Mike McGinness
· State Senator Dean Rhoads
· State Senator Michael Roberson

Nevada Leaders Already Endorsing Mitt Romney:

· Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki, Nevada State Co-Chair
· Congressman Joe Heck, Nevada State Co-Chair
· Congressman Mark Amodei
· Assemblyman Ed Goedhart
· Assemblyman Scott Hammond
· Assemblyman Cresent Hardy
· Assemblyman Pat Hickey
· Assemblyman Kelly Kite
· Assemblyman Pete Livermore
· Assemblyman Mark Sherwood
· Assemblyman Lynn Stewart
· Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury

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Mitt Romney Participates in the First Election 2012 Fox News Google+ Hangout with Bret Baier

Gov. Mitt Romney webcasted from Columbia, South Carolina to Bret Baier and three voters with the aid of the new Google+ Hangout program.

Add Mitt Romney to one of your circles on Google+ and add Mitt Romney Central while you’re at it.

It’s great to see Gov. Romney leading the pack when it comes to embracing new mediums and social networks in order to reach voters in a more personal way. Gov. Romney seems to be utilizing Tout and Foursquare effectively as well.

UPDATE: Check out these two encouraging video clips from Hannity:



Then, Ann Coulter came out with an article titled “IF NOT ROMNEY, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?“.

Watch video of a marching band performing at the Mitt Romney Rally at the Polish Cultural Center in Troy, MI following the Republican Debates at Oakland University below the fold (more…)

Romney’s View on Foreclosures, WSJ Says it’s “Romney’s Finest Hour”


After a string of tax-payer money gobbling housing market prods that proved to be a bust, Obama is hoping a third helping of quantitative easing from the Feds will pump energy into the stagnant market.

On Monday (10/24/11) the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the government bureaucracy that controls Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, announced it has re-vamped the Home Affordable Refinance Program, known as HARP, to ease rules and reduce or eliminate fees for homeowners facing foreclosure.

In an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal on Oct 17, Mitt Romney was asked about the housing market and foreclosures. His answer (see below) prompted the DNC to concoct an ad against him (no surprise – they stopped short at including Romney’s full comment).

Today, the Wall Street Journal published this:

Romney’s Finest Hour

He speaks the truth about housing and foreclosures.

Campaigning last week in Nevada, the epicenter of the housing bust, Mr. Romney was asked by the Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial board what he would do about housing and foreclosures. His reply: “One is, don’t try and stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom. Allow investors to buy homes, put renters in them, fix the homes up. Let it turn around and come back up. The Obama Administration has slow-walked the foreclosure processes that have long existed, and as a result we still have a foreclosure overhang.”

How’s that for refreshing? After five years of politicians trying without success to postpone disclosures and levitate the housing market, Mr. Romney dared to tell the truth. Parts of the U.S., including Nevada, still have too many homes, and that supply needs to be sold off and fixed up so the market can find a bottom before home prices can start to rise again. The faster that process proceeds, the faster the recovery will take hold.

For this apostasy, Mr. Romney is getting whacked by the Democratic National Committee in a 30-second TV ad that first aired Tuesday in Arizona: “Almost half of Arizona homeowners underwater. Foreclosures everywhere. And what’s Mitt Romney’s plan?” the ad intones. Then it quotes Mr. Romney: “Don’t try and stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.’”

The attack ad doesn’t quote the second part of Mr. Romney’s Las Vegas answer, which spoke another truth: “Number two, the credit [that] was given to first time homebuyers was insufficient and inadequate to turn around the housing market. I think it was an ineffective idea. It was a little bit like the cash-for-clunkers program, throwing government money at something which was not market-oriented, did not staunch the decline in home values anymore than it encouraged the auto industry to take off.”

The article mentions that other government plans to “help” the housing market, which “borrowed” money from taxpayers’ pockets, have failed. Five years into the housing bust, 10.9 million Americans are in trouble/underwater with their mortgages.

Mr. Romney’s advice to let the foreclosure and resale process take its course as rapidly as possible until the market finds a “bottom” couldn’t possibly do any worse than the Obama Administration and its frenetic attempts to “save” homeowners have done. To the extent that it encourages a faster recovery it is also more compassionate. … [I]t has also made housing far more affordable for new buyers.

HARP II:

Which brings us to the latest White House housing gesture, Harp II, to make it easier to refinance mortgages guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Harp I was supposed to help four to five million borrowers refinance, but only around 894,000 have used it so far.

So why not double down on lack of success? Harp II will remove many of the restrictions on banks and borrowers that were contained in Harp I to protect taxpayers. These include removing the 125% loan-to-value ceiling for underwater borrowers, dealing with bank litigation concerns, and eliminating the need for a new appraisal. It also extends the end of the program to December 31, 2013, from next June 30.

(emphasis added )

Here is video of Governor Romney’s interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial board. They chose five questions for Romney to answer. (Oct 17, 2011):



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Romney Endorsements: NV Congressman Amodei, IL Congresswoman Biggert, Fmr Spkr of House Hastert



From the Silver State…

Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV) is supporting Mitt Romney.

Plus, a couple of weeks ago, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and Illinois Congresswoman Judy Biggert also threw their hats in the ring for The Gov.

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the support of Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei. Congressman Amodei joins Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki and Congressman Joe Heck in endorsing Mitt Romney.

I am pleased to announce the endorsement of Congressman Mark Amodei,” said Mitt Romney. “President Obama’s policies have been especially devastating for Nevada. Working with Congressman Amodei, I will make it a priority to bring jobs back to the state and put Nevada on a path for a prosperous future.”

Announcing his support, Congressman Amodei said, “The economy is in crisis and President Obama’s fixes are not working. A change of leadership is needed and Mitt Romney is the conservative best equipped to rally Republicans, Independents and Democrats behind a new, competent direction for the Silver State’s and America’s economic future.”

“Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District has been hit harder than much of the country and we need a president that is committed to helping Nevada small business owners grow, prosper and create new jobs,” said Amodei. “I’m proud to endorse Mitt Romney for president and look forward to working with him to get our country and our community back to work.”

Background On Congressman Amodei:

Congressman Amodei Was Elected In September 2011. Amodei serves on the House Judiciary, Natural Resources, and Veterans Affairs Committees. Prior to his election, Amodei was a member of the Nevada Senate and the Nevada Assembly. Amodei is an Army veteran and his daughter is a Gulf War veteran.

October 12, 2011:

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney [has] announced the support of former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and Illinois Congresswoman Judy Biggert.

“I am happy to have the support of these important leaders in Illinois,” said Mitt Romney. “I look forward to partnering with them in our efforts to get America back to work.”

During my years in the House, I was an advocate for balanced budgets and low taxes,” said Hastert. “Mitt Romney stands up for these principles. President Obama has failed to get millions of unemployed Americans back to work. From his success in the private sector, Mitt Romney understands how to create jobs and turn around this economy. At this critical moment, our country needs his leadership in the White House.”

Announcing her support, Congresswoman Judy Biggert said, “President Obama’s spend-tax-and-regulate policies have only served to drive up the debt and create more uncertainty for struggling American families and job creators. Mitt Romney’s plan to get America back to work is rooted not only in sound economic principles, but also in the extensive real-world experience that he brings to the table. I am proud to support him.”

Background On Speaker Hastert And Congresswoman Biggert:


Dennis Hastert Is The Former Speaker Of The House Of Representatives. He represented Illinois’ 14th District in the U.S. House from 1987 to 2007. Prior to his election as Speaker, Hastert was Chief Deputy Majority Whip. Before entering Congress, he served in the Illinois General Assembly and taught high school history and government.

Congresswoman Judy Biggert Was First Elected To Represent The 13th District Of Illinois In 1998. She serves as Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity, and is a senior member of the Committees on Education and the Workforce and Science and Technology. Prior to entering Congress, she served in the Illinois House of Representatives. She previously practiced law and played an active role in her community, including roles such as President of the Board of Education of Hinsdale Township High School District 86.

(emphasis added )

Like Governor Romney says, the more the merrier!

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Obama Heads West, Romney Campaign Releases Video “Welcome to Nevada, Pres Obama”

President Obama is heading west today to continue hammering his American Jobs Act in Las Vegas, before journeying on to California.

‘Romney For President’ is a step ahead of him and has released a new web video entitled Welcome to Nevada, President Obama.

Take a look…

Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the country. Six in ten mortgages in Nevada are underwater and Nevada has the highest state foreclosure rate in the country. – Romney For President


AD FACTS for script for “Welcome To Nevada, President Obama”:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics U-6 rate for Nevada is 23.3 Percent. (“Alternative Measures Of Labor Underutilization For States, Third Quarter Of 2010 Through Second Quarter Of 2011 Averages,” U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed On 10/21/11)

Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in September 2011 at 13.4 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10/21/11)

According to Analytics Company CoreLogic, 60% of all mortgaged properties in Nevada are underwater. “Nevada had the highest negative equity percentage with 60 percent of all of its mortgaged properties underwater, followed byArizona (49 percent), Florida (45 percent), Michigan (36 percent) and California (30 percent) (Figure 2).” (Press Release, “New CoreLogic® Data Reveals Q2 Negative Equity Declines In Hardest Hit Markets And 8 Million Negative Equity Borrowers Have Above Market Rates,” CoreLogic,9/13/11)

According to RealtyTrac, Nevada has the highest foreclosure rate in the nation. “Nevada posted the nation’s highest state foreclosure rate — one in every 44 housing units with a foreclosure filing in the third quarter.” (Press Release, “Foreclosure Activity On Slow Burn,” RealtyTrac, 10/11/11)

Welcome to Nevada, President Obama!

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Grading the Nevada GOP Debate – Who Passed the Test?

The following is a guest contribution by Adam Ebberts of Oklahoma:

It’s no secret that I am firmly in Romney’s camp. That being said, I am open to the strengths of other candidates as well as the weaknesses of Romney. A good idea is a good idea. That being said, I have attempted to be as impartial as I can be in grading the individual candidates’ performances last night.
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Mitt Romney

Grade: A
The Pros: Mitt appeared to have been anticipating an onslaught by the other fledgling campaigns. When you’ve been the obvious frontrunner for months you can expect everyone to try and tear you down as they clamor for some recognition.
The Cons: The reason I did not give Mitt an A+ was because he looked to Anderson Cooper to intervene when he was being interrupted. This is a CNN debate; they want to see the bickering and fighting among republicans. I would have liked to have seen a little more masterful command of the stage without having to appeal to the would-be moderator.
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Herman Cain

Grade: B-
The Pros: I gave Herman Cain a B- mostly for effort. He is not backing off his 9-9-9 plan and for the most part (at least the first two 9’s) it is resonating with voters. Even Newt gave Herman some props for opening people up to finally talking about substantive
issues.
The Cons: “Apples to Oranges” As Mitt attempted to point out; Herman’s 9-9-9 plan would impose an additional, federal sales tax on top of the sales taxes all ready leveled by the individual states. Herman tried to make the case that Mitt was comparing two different things and the two somewhere were not related. A more appropriate comparison would be, “do you prefer granny smith or red delicious?”
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Michelle Bachmann

Grade: B
The Pros: Michelle articulated very clearly her rational for calling Herman’s 9-9-9 plan a Value Added Tax. She sounded very competent on the issue and was able to effectively draw on her experience as a tax attorney.
The Cons: I felt the appeal to women voters towards the end of the debate was a bit odd and seemed like a new strategy for Bachmann. It sounded a little desperate to connect with a very specific demographic and felt a little more emotional then substantive.
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Newt Gingrich

Grade: B+
The Pros: Who doesn’t love Newt really? He is very articulate, very concise and works very hard at actually answering the questions posed to him. His analogy concerning the so-called “super-committee” was very relevant and made the issue easy to understand.
His praise for the other candidates when he feels they’re on to something, despite their other differences is commendable.
The Cons: Newt lost his cool a little bit when Romney fired back the challenge that Newt supported the individual mandate. To Newt’s credit he did not lie about where he stood on the issue, but he revealed a side of himself we don’t get to see very often.
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Rick Perry

Grade: D+
The Pros: Rick Perry made energy independence his primary selling point. He is right that America is an energy dependant nation and could do much better about taking care of ourselves in that regard.
The Cons: Perry’s distaste for Romney was loud and clear. His attacks seemed petty and half-cocked. After more than one failed assault on Romney, Perry began skirting the questions and going back to his poll-tested policy stance on energy independence. Perry did not help himself in this debate.
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Ron Paul

Grade: C
The Pros: Consistency. Ron Paul is nothing if not consistent. You can almost guess where he is going to fall on an issue.
The Cons: Consistency. Ron Paul has been saying the same thing for years. He has done little to sway public opinion towards libertarianism. This time around however he made some comments concerning Israel that wont sit well with many republican voters.
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Rick Santorum

Grade: C-
The Pros: True to form, Rick Santorum came out with both fists-a-swinging. Rick absolutely made the case that the family is the most fundamental and important unit of society, and is under attack. Santorum has been true to his faith and his family and that
shines through in battles he chooses.
The Cons: Not unlike Perry this time around, Santorum leveled a charge against Romney and then denied him the opportunity to respond. He seemed a little over the top given the issue of discussion (repealing Obamacare). We’ve seen Rick go after Perry and Paul, but this seemed even more personal than Guardisil.
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Jon Huntsman

Grade: W for withdrawal
The Pros: I’m sure his New Hampshire town hall event was spectacular.
The Cons: For a guy that has barely moved beyond the margin of error on national polls, missing a chance to share your vision in front of the entire nation could prove detrimental.
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Agree or disagree? Give us your grades in the comment section below.

Who Won the Nevada CNN Debate?

Check back soon for highlights of the debate, debate reaction, and the debate in it’s entirety once it’s available.

I don’t know if the candidates, CNN, or simply not having Jon Huntsman on stage contributed to the overall improved quality of the debate or maybe a mixture of the three. Whatever it was, this was the most intellectually stimulating debate of the year so far. Every time I leaned over to talk to someone watching the debate, I had to stop because the candidates were talking about another interesting issue. There a too many memorable moments in the debate to point all of them out, but I would like to highlight the ways in which Herman Cain defended his 9-9-9 plan and the way Gov. Romney defended his record as Governor of Massachusetts. Both candidates were hit several times, but Gov. Romney clearly persuaded the majority of the crowd by the end of the debate while Herman Cain seemed to lose a little momentum. I can’t wait to see how the polls look after this debate.

Also, just like last time Perry went on the attack, I can’t wait for the fact-checkers to expose the lies Perry keeps trying to shove down our throats.

Who do you think won the debate?

Having one less candidate on stage was interesting. Any chance we won’t see Jon Huntsman in any more debates or do you think his little boycott ploy will actually help him?

UPDATE
Las Vegas Republican debate: Winners and losers

Update by Jayde – The Corner (National Review Online)
By Seth Leibsohn
Oct 18, 2011

To use his own colloquialism, there is no question but that Mitt Romney won this debate. And he showed something new as well — serious chops in quick sparring and debating skill one on one. He was quick and effective against Herman Cain on the state-tax issue, Rick Perry on several issues (most effectively, at the end, judging someone on their past), and Newt Gingrich on the issue of the health-care mandate’s origins. It was a stellar performance. I am yet to be convinced he’s the inevitable nominee but one cannot gainsay his debating skills, especially compared with the others.

Rick Perry did not overcome his debating-skills deficit. He came out of the box in his opening statement with a negative jab that seemed wrong for the moment and went downhill from there. One simply cannot look uninterested at best and throw jabs that don’t land at worst, especially when it is clear the strategy is to debate (and campaign) negatively.

Press ReleaseFormer New Hampshire Governor and U.S. Senator Judd Gregg on tonight’s debate in Las Vegas:

“Mitt Romney showed again tonight why he is Republicans’ best candidate to defeat President Obama and turn around our failing economy. Whether it is his economic know-how or plan to create jobs, Mitt Romney stands head-and-shoulders above the rest of the field. In November 2012, Republicans will need a candidate with the record, vision, and capability to go up against President Obama – Mitt Romney displayed that once again tonight.”

Press ReleasePinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff Paul Babeu on tonight’s debate:
Romney Will Secure The Border

“Mitt Romney was the clear winner of tonight’s debate because he again showed that he is the only candidate committed to implementing policies that will secure our border. While some candidates support the magnets that draw illegal immigrants into our country, Mitt Romney will put a stop to incentives for illegal immigrants to cross our border. Governor Romney stands with all of us who believe that we can and must secure our border — that’s why I’m proud to stand with him and support him as our next president.”

CNN/WRLC Republican Presidential Debate (FULL VIDEO 10-18-11)

UPDATE: GOP12 gives Mitt the highest grade of the night as well!

Romney Opens NV Campaign Headquarters, Joined by Pawlenty, NV Lt. Gov Krolicki

Mitt Romney speaks to an enthusiastic crowd at the opening of his campaign headquarters in Nevada. Nevada's Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki (left) introduced Romney. Oct 17, 2011 (Photo/Andrea Saul)

On the eve of the CNN/WRLC GOP presidential debate in Nevada, Mitt Romney was in Las Vegas revving up the crowd that had gathered to help him open his campaign headquarters. Governor Tim Pawlenty was also on hand to speak on Romney’s behalf:

LAS VEGAS. — A confident Mitt Romney promised a group of hundreds waiting to help open his Las Vegas campaign headquarters this afternoon that things will be better for Nevada residents once he’s in the White House.

“I know you’re not here because things are great here in Nevada, but things are going to be great in Nevada after I’m president,” said Romney, to cheers from the crowd.

But it was former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who abandoned his own presidential bid and endorsed Romney, who really revved up the Las Vegas crowd.

Nevada Lt Gov Brian Krolicki, Gov Tim Pawlenty, and Gov Mitt Romney open Romney’s Nevada campaign headquarters. It was Pawlenty’s first joint campaign appearance with Romney since dropping out of the presidential race. Oct 17, 2011

“Are you tired of a president who has had his hands on the economic wind pipes of the small businesses and entrepreneurs and job providers in this country and is squeezing it to the point that they are saying, ‘Please Mr. President, don’t squeeze it anymore, leave us alone,’” said Pawlenty, as the crowd erupted in cheers.

“Are you ready for Mitt Romney to be the next president of the United States of America?” said Pawlenty, as the audience broke into chants of “We want Mitt! We want Mitt!”

“That’s right,” said Pawlenty. “We need Mitt.”

From the National Journal:

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has endorsed Perry, but his lieutenant governor Brian Krolicki was on hand at the Romney headquarters opening. Speaking to the crowd, Krolicki joked that there would be pizza inside the headquarters for volunteers – but not Godfathers, the chain once run by Cain. (The pizza was, in fact, Grimaldi’s.)
[...]
In his speech here, Romney spoke about how badly the Silver State has been hit during the recession. Nevada has the highest foreclosure rate in the nation.

While Romney was accusing President Obama of not working for America, someone in the crowd commented on the president’s penchant for golfing. Romney told the crowd he would “spend a lot more time working than this president has and a lot less time on the golf course.” …

(emphasis added)

Romney later attended a private fundraiser.



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