See Mitt Live in Del Mar! AND: Your Top 3 Reasons to Elect Mitt!

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 mittindelmar@gmail.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!

Details:

Private meetings begin at 12:30. VIP Reception at 1:00 and luncheon at 1:30.

Email me at mittindelmar@gmail.com 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!

BONUS:

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!

VIDEO: Romney Digital Director Zac Moffatt Discusses Online Strategy with TechCrunch

Mitt Romney’s Digital Director Zac Moffatt sat down with Greg Ferenstein at TechCrunch Disrupt Conference yesterday to discuss the Romney campaign’s digital strategy. Take a look:

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.

NO RESPECT: Team Obama Gets Political on 9/11

No Respect From Obama

Most Americans’ hearts are heavy this morning as they remember one of the most tragic days in US history. As a nod to our need for a day of reflection and remembrance, both campaigns have suspended television ads.

Evidently, though, the political hiatus — for Team Obama — does not apply to Twitter.


The first tweet from our President on 9/11 is all politics:


The first tweet from our President’s top campaign stooge gets dirty:


Compare this with the tweet from soon-to-be President Romney:


Keep it classy, Team Obama.

UPDATE: An email from First Lady Michelle Obama this morning is also politics as usual.
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FIRED UP: Romney’s Facebook Fans More Engaged Than Obama’s As Online Donations Pour In

Romney vs. Obama on Facebook

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.

YESTERDAY’S NUMBERS:

New fans in the last 24 hours:
Romney — 28,000
Obama — 9,000

Engagements (likes, comments, shares):
Romney — 493,400
Obama — 464,000

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.

UPDATE: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air gives exclusive insight into how the Romney digital team ramped-up their operation for news days as big as yesterday. Worth a read.


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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…)

Red State and Free Republic Declare War on Mitt Romney Supporters for Some Reason

Any grassroots site has the right to moderate itself any way it chooses. The main purpose of this piece is to present a few examples of Free Republic and Red State’s apparent disdain for Gov. Romney and spur discussion that will hopefully lead to discovery of what motivates those feelings because it seems very illogical considering our shared goals of nominating a conservative (which both sites seemed to think Mitt was in 2008) and making President Obama a 1-term President.

Embarassed of Free Republic and Red StateThe editors at Red State and Free Republic (among others) have had the wool pulled over their eyes. They seem to actually believe the lies originally propagated by supporters of President Obama and, in some cases, even by President Obama himself. Now, for some reason, these editors/moderators are so insecure in their prejudice against Gov. Romney that they ban people who openly support Gov. Romney. Free Republic (mostly because of it’s owner Jim Robinson) has purged all of the Romney supporters they could from the site in two waves of purges over the last few years. The anti-Romney and anti-Mormon bigotry evident at Free Republic now is absolutely sickening.

I haven’t been to Free Republic quite as much as I used to partly because I have been banned from posting. During the 2008 election, Mitt was accepted and lauded by many at Free Republic like he was by most conservatives. One of the best summaries of Gov. Romney’s accomplishments was actually from Free Republic. However, Jim Robinson seemingly fell in love with Sarah Palin and initiated purges of anyone who wouldn’t pledge allegiance to her. A few months back, I tried to make a new account and see if I could post about Gov. Romney’s jobs plan and I was promptly banned and called a few derogatory names implying that I was a Mormon. Besides the fact that I am not Mormon, I can’t for the life of me figure out how a site like that, filled with such hate, can find enough donors to keep it going. When I think of Free Republic, I’m reminded of the scene from Star Wars Episode IV where Luke is warned that he is entering “A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany”.

Red State has been fairly hostile to Gov. Romney for awhile, but they have crossed into new lows now as well. The guys from WhyRomney.com have been working very hard and diligently to refute some of the many misconceptions about Gov. Romney, and I hope this unfortunate episode won’t dissuade them or anyone else from trying to correct the people endlessly smearing Gov. Romney. What so many of these people who don’t like Gov. Romney don’t seem to realize is that they have been fed reasons to not like Gov. Romney by highly-funded democratic think tanks. It’s abundantly clear now, no matter what Rush Limbaugh says, that President Obama is scared to death of facing Mitt Romney in the general election.

If you want to check out the three open letters posted to Red State, you can read the one on mandates and health care here, the one about abortion here, and the final one on miscellaneous issues here unless Red State removes the posts now that they have cowardly banned the authors of the letters. Also, I’ve saved a screen shot of the admin belittling the efforts of our friends from WhyRomney and giving his/her bogus reason for banning them which you can read here just in case the admin tries to cover his/her tracks in shame. If you want to see how rude Free Republic is without actually subjecting yourself to the hate, just click here for a screen shot of the reason they banned the author of a similar open letter.

I know there are bastions of bigotry against Mormons on other sites besides Free Republic and that Free Republic and Red State aren’t the only sites that have ever banned people they disagreed with, but I’ve concluded that they are the grandparents of this anti-Romney crusade that fortunately seems destined to fail. Some other sites seem predisposed against supporting Mitt, but not at the dangerous level of these two.

The motives of people like Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh to not want Gov. Mitt Romney to be the GOP nominee are easier to understand (hint: they make more money with President Obama in the White House). However, some have suggested they have just been fed a lot of misinformation like George Will has, but the fact that they all were much more supportive of Mitt in 2008 makes me skeptical of that explanation. I believe many other sites and conservatives are simply following the lead of Limbaugh, Levin, and Will which is reinforced by the disingenuous moderators at Red State, the sheltered leader of Free Republic, and the lack of journalistic integrity at Fox News when it comes to telling both sides of the stories involving Mitt. It’s hard to blame the average voter for believing a lot of the lies about Gov. Romney when they have to dig around all of these voices they used to respect and rely on.

Most other conservative sites that support candidates other than Mitt at least vow to support Mitt if he is the nominee, but I worry about what is festering at Free Republic and now, Red State. Once our nominee is selected, we will need all hands on deck to defeat President Obama. The members of these two sites should realize how detrimental the actions of their leaders may end up being to the ultimate cause of making President Obama a one-term President. I hope they will ask for their leaders to act in a more responsible fashion.

What can Romney supporters do about this other than expose and confront the lies and hope the people we are talking about become ashamed of what they’ve done? At the very least, some of their followers might stop listening to them and give Gov. Romney a fair shake. Telling the truth and persisting in spreading that knowledge like the folks at WhyRomney did and so many of us already do is great. A new tool has just launched to help us as well. MittFitts.com has launched promising to provide us with numerous cartoons we can use to supplement our pro-Romney facts and arguments. You can learn more about the new site here, but before you do, check out their inaugural cartoon. This cartoon could very easily be used to point out the prejudice of someone like Free Republic’s Jim Robinson as well. I look forward to next week’s cartoon(s) now as well. Welcome to cause MittFitts!

UPDATE by Jayde Nov 10,2011

I was surprised to see this letter on Erickson’s site today. Maybe he is paying attention…

Click on letter to enlarge

UPDATE 2: Politico has discovered that George Will’s wife work for the Perry campaign, so that’s one less person we need to try to discover the motivations of their flip-flopping on Mitt.

Money & Social Media: Romney Campaign Leads


OhMyGov! is a website that monitors the interconnection between media mentions and social media activity. Their analysis reveals that the Romney campaign is the most financially supported and in the best social media position at this point in the 2012 GOP presidential race:

Romney Leads GOP Race for Money and Social Media

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First, as always, we concentrate on the money. According to his Federal Election Committee quarterly report for the period March – June 2011, the former Massachusetts Governor has over $18.3 million in donations to his credit. That puts him second only to President Obama in terms of money raised, and far ahead of the rest of the GOP field. Just for some perspective, Romney raised nearly half (46%) of all the money donated to major Republican candidates in the last quarter. No other candidate raised more than $4.5 million, putting Romney in an enviable financial position.

[...] According to OhMyGov, Romney accounts for nearly 45% of the Facebook audience for Republican candidates, and ranks highly on Twitter as well.

With more than a million Facebook fans, Romney is in a class by himself in the GOP field. The second most popular Facebook candidate is Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has almost 620,000 fewer fans than Romney. [...]

It is not only the size of Romney’s share of the Facebook pie that is impressive, but the rate at which he’s picked up followers. During the 2nd quarter of 2011, Romney gained Facebook fans at an intimidating rate (188,000+), far ahead of rivals Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty and Jon Hunstman. [...]

Surprised at who has the most Twitter followers?


So what can we glean from these numbers? Are Tea Party favorites like Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann hot on the heels of establishment pick Mitt Romney? No, they probably aren’t. What one can begin to assume from these numbers however is that while some may go to Twitter for quick blurbs and sound-bites from entertaining characters (do you really think all of Sarah Palin’s followers actually like Sarah Palin?), they go to Facebook for news and updates on people they are legitimately interested in or support. Mitt Romney’s relative Facebook popularity is matched only by his undeniable financial support, a combination most candidates would take over 10,000 new Twitter followers any day.

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For further details, click here.

► Jayde Wyatt

Romney to Obama: "Where are the Jobs?" #AskObama #ObamaIsntWorking

Looks like Romney is participating in today’s Twitter Townhall with the President. Here’s what Mitt asked:

.@BarackObama Where are the jobs? Use #ObamaIsntWorking to #askObama your questions for his town hallless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Will you go to Twitter and “retweet” this? If we get enough retweets, maybe Obama will consider answering the question. (Wouldn’t bank on it, though.)

Also, you can submit your own questions to @BarackObama by using these hashtags: #askObama and #ObamaIsntWorking

Did You Know Ann Romney Had an Official Facebook Fan Page?!

I thought I’d use this slow news cycle bring to your attention that the future First Lady, Ann Romney, now has an official fan page on facebook:

Ann Romney's Facebook

Please take a second to head over there and click ‘like’. You may notice there has been a minimal amount status updates thus far from Mrs. Romney, but surely the future FLOTUS will use facebook as a tool to keep us updated on all the Romney-related happenings as election season nears. Let’s let her know how much her husband is needed in the Oval Office!

~Luke G.

Mitt Romney 2012: It Has Begun

Mitt Romney 2012: It Has Begun.


I was just monitoring the traffic coming into our site today when I noticed an unusual amount of visitors coming in from various search engines after searching the words ‘Mitt Romney 2012′!

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'

For those that are new here, welcome! We hope you’ll join us in our efforts! We are an up-and-coming grassroots community with the end goal of putting Mitt Romney in the captain’s chair come 2012 (early 2013). For our families, for our future, for America.

If you like what you see, please consider sharing this website with your friends, and joining our network on facebook and twitter!

IT’S TIME TO COME TOGETHER.

~Aaronius

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