I was just browsing TechCrunch and caught an article that talks about the cleverness of the newest, official Romney Facebook app: Commit to Mitt.
After connecting to your Facebook account, the app automatically finds all of your friends that live in swing states and — whether by private message or by posting on their timeline — makes it easy for you to encourage them to support Mitt Romney.
Honestly, I was surprised to see that I had many friends who currently live in swing states. I used the app to send each of them a personalized note, asking them to Commit to Mitt and to encourage their friends to do the same. Easy stuff.
Vice President Joe Buffoonery Biden proved once again at last night’s vice presidential debate in Danville, KY, what an embarrassment he is for the United States of America. (photographer unknown)
With his derisive laughter, zombie eye-rolling, feigned incredulity, exaggerated theatrical gestures, continual interruptions, and over-all condescension, Vice Presidential smirk monkey Joe Biden negated any gains he hoped to make at last night’s V.P. debate. Biden’s performance sealed the deal for him… as the simpleton from Scranton and America’s permanent political huckster. Debate moderator, ABC’s Martha Raddatz, failed to control all-show Joe and left many yearning for Jim Lehrer.
Although GOP Vice Presidential candidate 42-year-old Rep Paul Ryan is 27 years younger than 69-year-old Biden, he was resolute, reassuring, and ready to take on the smart-aleck. Ryan was clearly the adult seated at the debate desk in Danville.
Polls from CNBC and CNN revealed Ryan won.
Here’s just a sampling of Twitterverse take-aways (comments from FOX News contributors at end of article):
[POLL RESULTS] Who do you think won the VP Debate? Paul Ryan: 56%, Joe Biden: 36%, Neither: 8%. #CNBC2012
Thanks to my friends at MRC, I now receive tweets and posts in Facebook from a number of dedicated Romney supporters. Over the last two weeks, I have found myself telling others about some of the more powerful and impressive narratives. Since we are in such an interactive and collaborative world, I thought it might be useful to start a weekly post in MCR that would draw from our collective readership on what has moved us during the prior seven days. I want to divide the posts into two categories, those that give us a clearer picture of Obama and those that give us a clearer view of the campaign message of Governor Romney.
My top and most weighty post on vetting Obama was a post by Real Clear Politics prior to the release of Bob Woodward’s book, “The Price of Leadership.” In the article by Richard Klein, he reports on the interview Bob Woodward had with Diane Sawyer about his book. He summarized the debt negotiation in 2010. In the post, Woodward talks about the ‘divided-man quality’ of President Obama. He initially started out talking to Republican leaders, but in the end used his presidential win as the justification to doing it his way when the positions became divided. This kind of ‘gap in leadership’ according to Woodward, resulted in a missed opportunity. He also stated that “You know there’s one quality a president needs — it’s stamina.” We need a president that is engaged in all the details of the executive branch, and is willing to see through difficult deliberations. We will certainly have that if Governor Romney is elected President in November.
My second post on vetting Obama was a post on his apparent disinterest in the Presidential Daily Briefings (PDB). In a post by Marc A. Theissen in the Washington Post, he gives the statistics on Obama’s attendance at the PDB during the last two years. I would think that this is the essence of staying on top of world events. His predecessor, George W. Bush, rarely missed a PDB in eight years. It was also reported that Mr. Obama had not attended PDB when the Arab world erupted last week. How can he wield the reins of government if he is disinterested in the details of the world condition? We will certainly not have that kind of leader in Governor Romney.
I had two that moved me on Romney’s campaign strategy and positions. The first is the so-called single sentence on Obamacare by Dr. Barbara Bellar posted in Hot Air.
My last post for your review is a video in Real Clear Politics on September 10th by Charles Krauthammer. I have for years been highly impressed by his rock solid reasoning and his ability to provide such a real perspective on current issues. This one nails it for me.
You can reach my on Twitter at @lndougstevens or on Facebook (Doug Stevens). Please forward me your favorites. Let’s get the truth out to the nation on why Governor Romney is the best candidate for our highest office in this generation.
Mr. Stevens lives in Laguna Niguel, CA with his wife Susan. He has over 30 years of sales, sales management, marketing and business development experience. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from University of Utah and earned a Masters of Arts in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
READ ON, BUT BE SURE TO POST BELOW YOUR TOP 3 REASONS WHY WE NEED TO ELECT MITT (Facebook comment if you can to get this to spread virally)! Duplicate reasons okay!
SPREAD THE WORD: Mitt will be holding a fundraiser next Saturday, September 22 in Del Mar, California and he needs you there! Details at the end of this post. If you live in or around San Diego (Orange County to the border), given campaign scheduling this may be your last chance to see the man in person. Come and hear him speak at least once this cycle. There’s a required contribution since this is a fundraiser after all, but it’s always a great experience as the soundbites never do him justice. Those who enter wavering leave firmly comMitted! The following photo is from the last event in San Diego, back in July where both Mitt and Ann were able to come.
If you can’t come, contact friends and relatives in Southern California and get them to come! Make sure to re-tweet this article and post it to your Facebook page so the word gets out! While Governor Romney currently has a money advantage in funds on hand, President Obama has already spent a lot of money on his ground game that the governor needs to catch up with, and time is short–we have less than 60 days to the election!!! You may also have seen that President Obama raised slightly more money last month than Governor Romney (by about 2%, not much, but the wrong result). This is a moment when you can have a big impact in this election: come and hear Mitt yourself.
If you’d like to come, please send an email to me at email@example.com. If you can’t come but would like to donate, go to the official website at www.mittromney.com.
Who knows who else may be there? At July’s event I had the chance to introduce my son Nicolas to Darrel Issa, Congressman of the 49th District in California, who also happens to be Chair of the Oversight Committee currently investigating the Obama administration’s involvement in the “Fast and Furious” debacle.
Whether you can come or not, post your “Top 3 Reasons to Elect Governor Romney” as a Facebook comment to this post and let’s see how viral we can get this! Duplicate reasons are perfectly okay!
Private meetings begin at 12:30. VIP Reception at 1:00 and luncheon at 1:30.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to sign up.
Dress is business casual. The event locale is in inland Del Mar, about 5 minutes East of the 5 freeway. If you plan on coming I will put you in touch with the campaign fundraiser to get you the exact address and to provide you the required disclosures. For example, the fundraiser is for “Romney Victory,” a joint effort of Romney For President, Inc., the Republican National Committee, the Republican Senatorial Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the committees of certain states; contributions are not tax deductible. More disclosures to come if you want to investigate attending.
MY TOP THREE REASONS WE’D BETTER ELECT MITT (maybe not in order):
1. Repeal Obamacare. Our government was never intended by the founders to be that big.
2. Have someone with Mitt’s character appointing the next three justices to the Supreme Court.
3. It’s the economy!
4. He was successful in working across the aisle in Massachusetts, something we’ll need to do and that President Obama has failed at miserably during his tenure.
And I haven’t even mentioned foreign policy, the deficit, the fiscal cliff, or replacing Joe Biden with Paul Ryan as VP! There’s lots more great reasons! Please add yours and let’s get this list LONG! As I said above, duplicates are perfectly fine. Let’s see why people love Mitt!!!
PLEASE “LIKE” AND “RECOMMEND” on Facebook and re-tweet to get this message out as far as possible!
Maybe you have to be a techie to enjoy it — but I found the conversation to be really interesting. There is a lot going on behind the scenes in the Romney digital operation that I wasn’t aware of.
As voters increasingly turn to the internet to get their information, it’s refreshing to see that the campaign has dedicated so many resources and bright minds to their digital efforts. Now it’s easy for folks to get info straight from the source and be empowered to share content from the campaign with their own networks.
We’ve all been closely following the fundraising furor that ensued after yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare (Romney camp raised 4.6 million online in 24 hours), but there’s another metric out there that shows just how energized folks across America really are: Facebook engagements.
New fans in the last 24 hours:
Romney — 28,000
Obama — 9,000
Percentage of fans that engaged:
Romney — 23 %
Obama — 1.7 %
To add a little context, the Obama people have been building their Facebook page for 6 years (being the President of the United States is obviously a huge advantage), spending millions in advertising funds in order to stack their numbers. And it’s worked — they have over 27 million fans, compared to Romney’s 2.1 million.
While 27 million is certainly an impressive number, it isn’t exactly an accurate portrayal of social media success. After all, the goal of any online campaign is to interact with potential customers, or in this case, voters. You want people to share your content, to “like” it so their friends can see it, and to give their input.
That’s why engagements are key. They function like a thermostat, giving you a more accurate reading on just how “fired up” and “ready to go” your supporters actually are.
So props to the Romney digital team for putting out content that people are interested in — hopefully it’s enough to tip the scales in our direction come November.
The former Massachusetts governor has reached the nomination milestone with a steady message of concern about the U.S. economy, a campaign organization that dwarfed those of his GOP foes and a fundraising operation second only to that of his Democratic opponent in the general election, President Barack Obama.
“That goal is accomplished, but there’s a much bigger goal to be accomplished and that’s winning the presidency,” said Rich Beeson, Romney’s political director. “So while you can take a certain amount of satisfaction and pride for (Romney) and what he’s accomplished, he’s very resolved to say, ‘Our work isn’t done.’”
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Republicans won’t officially nominate Romney until late August at the GOP national convention in Tampa, Fla. He enters the Texas primary with 1,086 convention delegates — 58 shy of the 1,144 needed to win the nomination.
Texas has 152 delegates at stake and they are awarded in proportion to the statewide vote. That means Romney has to get at least 38 percent of the vote there to go over the top. In recent primaries in Kentucky, Arkansas, Nebraska and Oregon, he has done no worse than 67 percent.
★ Where is The Gov today? He’s in Colorado and Nevada:
Romney opened his day in Colorado’s coal country, where he spoke directly to small town America: “I’m not going to forget Craig, Colorado. I’m not going to forget communities like this across the country that are hurting right now under this president,” he said. Local officials report that the area’s economy is improving, but Romney said the recovery is too slow.
The Colorado event was the first stop in a Tuesday swing that ends at a Las Vegas fundraiser with Donald Trump . . .
★ In honor of today, we’re asking twitter users to promote like crazy a new hashtag today: #Rominee
★ As we await this exciting milestone for Governor Romney, supporters are invited to join us on our chat forum this afternoon and evening as election results come in. Also adding to the spirit of the day, check out the facebook Nomination Primary Watch Partyhere.
► This incident has caused a media and Twittersphere firestorm! Click on link at the bottom of this article for updates.
They don’t waste any time, do they?
A few months ago, a rancid Democrat plan to “kill Romney” reared its repulsive head. Now, after Governor Romney’s first full day of getting into general campaigning, we’re getting a stinky whiff of their plans for Ann Romney.
On Wednesday evening, Democrat operative/CNN political contributor Hilary Rosen spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. She mockingly snarked about Ann Romney:
“Guess what? His wife [Ann Romney] has never actually worked a day in her life.”
Did you catch Rosen’s accusation that Mitt Romney is “old-fashioned when it comes to women. He just doesn’t see us as equals.” Did you also notice Paul Begala’s nod of approval and big grin when his cohort delivered the talking points? Really, I’m laughing so hard as I type this. What a sorry, ridiculous duo – spouting off ridiculous rhetoric to hide Obama’s sorry economy and ridiculous federal debt. See Vic’s article.
Setting her work record straight, Ann Romney, mother of FIVE boys, grandmother to 16 grandchildren, church, charity, and community volunteer, former Massachusetts First Lady, breast-cancer survivor, and valiant handler of Multiple Sclerosis, fired off her first campaign tweet:
I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.
Good natured Ann is garnering high praise for her down-to-earth ability to connect with voters. Because he was losing ground with female voters, Obama operatives have been taking notes. Regarding Ann, think about it: Obama is leading a class war on successful Americans, combine that with a leftist faction that dislikes political Republican women, throw into the mix some Democrats’ disdain for working-at-home mothers and they see fresh meat to attack – on three fronts. Ann is a triple-threat.
Byron York, Chief Political Corespondent (Washington Examiner) and FOX News Contributor jumped on it:
After insult, Romney hits back with lightning speed
. . . Within seconds, Rosen’s statement that Ann Romney has “never worked a day in her life” began to burn up Twitter. Mrs. Romney, after all, had raised five children, as well as dealt with MS and cancer. That was work, no matter how much money her husband made.
The Romney campaign jumped on Rosen’s remarks with a speed that no Republican campaign has shown in the past. First, campaign staffers sent out tweets hitting Rosen. “Obama adviser Hilary Rosen goes on CNN to debut their new ‘kill Ann’ strategy, and in the process insults hard-working moms,” said top Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom. The campaign then sent out word that Rosen, who has worked for the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic organizations, is now part of the same firm, SKDKnickerbocker, as Anita Dunn, a prominent member of the Obama circle. And then came word that Rosen had visited the White House at least 35 times, according to publicly-available White House visitors logs. And then that Rosen attended last month’s state dinner at the White House.
Sensing an opportunity, the Romney campaign rolled out the big guns and had Ann Romney, who had never sent out a message on Twitter before, send out her first: “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.” Mrs. Romney quickly had thousands of followers.
Obama machine scrambles:
The story really took off when Obama campaign officials scrambled to distance themselves from Rosen. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina tweeted: “I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly. Her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize.” Top Obama aide David Axelrod added, “Also disappointed in Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney. They were inappropriate and offensive.”
Rosen back-tracked but she didn’t back down. Of course not; she’s a messenger – with a dumb message.
York was impressed:
. . . Presented with an opening, Romney’s staff jumped on the controversy with impressive speed, forcing top Obama officials to respond before most people even knew there was a story. The fracas suggests that Team Romney is determined to aggressively — really aggressively — pursue any chance to press an advantage against Obama. If the president’s re-election team thought they were facing a slow-moving, not-up-to-the-task Republican rival, they learned differently Wednesday night.
See tweets here. Follow @AnnDRomney here. By the way, a new hashtag burning up twitter is #waronmoms.
Ann Responds on America’s Morning with FOX News’ Martha MacCallum – April 12, 2012:
Yes, yes, we know that the President is working hard to consolidate support among female voters — but Obama adviser Hilary Rosen’s remarks about Ann Romney “never work[ing] a day in her life” are cynical, shameful, appalling, divisive and above all . . . ignorant. They constitute the newest iteration of the long-running, ugly and gratuitous left-wing attack on women who have made the very important choice to stay home in order to raise their children themselves.
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Rosen has kicked off a political firestorm; click on link below for updates!