A Note of Thanks From Mitt and Ann Romney, Farewell Tribute

A ‘thank you’ from Mitt and Ann Romney…

Ann and I cannot thank you enough for supporting and believing in our cause.

This was more than just a campaign — this was a national movement.

Thank you for the work that you did — going across neighborhoods to knock on doors and put up yard signs. Thanks for making phone calls, coming to rallies, donating funds, and convincing friends and family to join our team.

What’s really inspiring is that you came together because you care about America.

We still believe that better days are ahead. It’s up to us to rally together to renew America’s promise and restore American greatness.

From the bottom of our hearts, Ann and I thank you for your support, prayers, efforts, and vote. We are forever grateful to each and every one of you.

Today’s a new day. Keep believing in America.

Thank you and God bless America,

Mitt and Ann Romney

With a full heart, this article is an attempt to convey the impossible – the depth of gratitude and admiration I feel for Mitt and Ann Romney. There just aren’t two better Americans.

To Mitt and Ann…You are heroes. Setting aside the comforts of privacy and home, because you dearly love America, you opened your arms to our nation. You didn’t offer a paltry, awkward one-arm extension, or an obligatory, half-way pat-pat hug. No, you offered a big, wide, all-encompassing we-love-you-we-want-to-help embrace. And it was wonderful. We felt your arms around us for nearly year and a half. Without thought of personal gain, you endured and shone throughout a rigorous campaign, continual scrutiny, the opposition’s brutal, incessant slander, media bias, the arm-chair critics, the long, never-ending on-your-feet hours, on-the-road suitcase living, and precious time away from your treasured family and other loved ones. You did it! With a deep desire to help reinvigorate and restore our troubled, economically traumatized country, you did it! You inspired us, lifted us, and gave us real hope. You did it with steely determination, strength, and style. And, you tied it all up with a ribbon of courage and class. Speaking on FOX News about the night of the election, dyed-in-the-wool Democrat strategist, Susan Estrich, said that you, Governor Romney, were a “model of dignity and grace, and set the tone” for civility. She spoke the truth.

To remember the good times we shared along the way, I’ve gathered a montage of a few memories…
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Congressman Paul Ryan, Janna, & Family, Thank You!

A magnificent choice…

It was an exciting day when we learned Mitt Romney had chosen Congressman Paul Ryan to be his Vice Presidential running mate. Serving as the House Budget Committee Chairman, we knew of Paul’s reputation for hard work, excellence, and leadership. We knew he was serious about getting government spending under control.

It was a true pleasure getting to know Paul and his wonderful family better as they accepted the call to help Governor Romney restore America.

What a journey!

Family man, Paul Ryan: Paul is pictured with wife Janna, and children Charlie, Liza, and Sam.



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A Tribute to Ann Romney

Ann Romney was touched by the overwhelming cheers and applause she received as she prepared to speak at the Repubican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Aug 27, 2012

Vigorously campaigning for Mitt and Paul Ryan, Ann Romney’s wonderful warmth, easy-going manner, sense of humor, courage, and compassion endeared her to throngs of Americans across the country.

When team Obama tried to land an uppercut by claiming Ann had never worked a day in her life, she turned them on their heads by defending her work to raise her five sons. Interestingly, I still read comments about the Romney household supposedly being filled with tons of servants and nannies. Before MRC is archived, I want to set the record straight – again. No. Ann Romney did the hard work, ran her own home, raised five great sons, served her community, and was also a magnificent First Lady of Massachusetts. Only after becoming ill with multiple sclerosis was it was determined that an individual to help with housecleaning a couple of times a month would be helpful.

Long-labeled her husband’s ‘secret weapon’ it was thrilling to watch amazing Ann’s popularity take flight throughout the whole campaign process. And that’s where it will remain. (That convention speech of hers… WOW.) She is the neighbor we’d like to know and the mom or sister or friend we’d like to have.

Ann Romney was and is a patriot.

This tribute is for you, Ann. Thank you so much for all you are. Thank you for the joy and hope you gave us along the campaign trail.

Click here to see/read great moments of Ann Romney on the campaign trail.

Mitt’s Bold Message: “We Can’t Afford Four More Years”

This must-see video was released by the Romney Campaign today:

During last night’s debate, we saw the clear choice facing voters in this campaign.

President Obama can’t defend his record and has no new ideas to run on.

Mitt Romney clearly demonstrated that he is a leader who will create jobs, turn around our economy, and work across the aisle.

We can’t afford four more years like the last four years.

Mitt Romney: Remembering National POW-MIA Recognition Day

Until they are home

The Pow-MIA flag features a white circle bearing a soldier’s silhouette, a watch tower with a guard on patrol, and a strand of barbed wire. White letters ‘POW’ and ‘MIA’, with a white five-pointed star in between, are placed above the circle. A black and white wreath displays the motto “You Are Not Forgotten”.

The POW-MIA flag is flown on the third Friday in September as well as Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day.

Far too many forget today is the United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year, Americans take this time to remember our prisoners of war (POW) and recognize those who are still missing in action (MIA).

Mitt Romney today paid his respects to America’s prisoners of war and missing in action. Following is his statement on National POW/MIA Recognition Day:

“As we mark National POW/MIA Recognition Day, I am mindful that when America goes to war, we run the risk of losing our servicemen and women to enemy capture. I’m proud to call John McCain, who endured captivity in Vietnam, a friend. He exemplifies those Americans who deserve all honor and respect for enduring hardship and for making sacrifices that we cannot readily imagine. My heart goes out to the families of those who remain missing, often for decades. They deserve to be remembered. And the best way to show our remembrance is by never ceasing in our quest to find them.”

Read about Senator McCain’s horrific ordeal as a Vietnam POW here and here.

More than 83,000 Americans are still missing from past conflicts. National POW/MIA observances will be held across the country today on military installations, ships at sea, state capitols, and veterans’ facilities.

Mitt Romney Central joins Governor Romney in remembering and honoring these heroes and their families.



In the days after the Republican National Convention, we’ve heard liberal politicians and Obama’s media doing their best to portray Mitt Romney as somehow unpatriotic or anti-military because he didn’t specifically mention the military in his convention speech. What they sneakily fail to mention is that Governor Romney took the time out of his convention preparations – the day before he was to deliver his acceptance speech for the GOP nomination – to fly to Indianapolis, Indiana to meet and speak to over 10,000 Legionnaires about the challenges facing veterans. He spoke at their 94th American Legion National Convention.

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U.S. Constitution Day: Romney Will Defend Constitutional Principles Which Secure Liberty

Did you remember?

Mitt Romney did.

It’s the day we remember one of the greatest statements ever written on human liberty…

It’s Constitution Day!

Governor Romney:

Today we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and the ideals and principles on which this country was founded.

As president, I will adhere to and defend those principles, which have secured the blessings of liberty and served as the foundation for the greatest nation the Earth has ever known.

The United States Constitution is the bastion upon which the United States of America stands. Back in 1787, John Adams described the Constitution as being ”the greatest single effort of national deliberation the world has ever seen.”

From Matthew Spalding, Ph.D., Vice President, American Studies and Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics:

To this day, … the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution serve not only as powerful beacons to all those who strive for liberty and seek to vindicate the principles of self-government, but also as a warning to tyrants and despots everywhere. They are the highest achievements of our political tradition…

When was the last time you read the Constitution?

Learn more here.

If you stand with our Founding Fathers, care about getting America back on track, care about preserving freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and an America where civil society flourishes, you must support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.



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Rosh Hashanah Greetings from Mitt and Ann Romney

At sunset this evening, the Jewish New Year shall begin. A time for reflection, it also marks the beginning of Jewish High Holy Days.

Earlier today, Mitt and Ann Romney sent greetings to the Jewish community:

Jewish New Year explained:

To our Jewish friends across the world

from everyone at MRC

sincere wishes for a

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

UPDATE - Iran Tensions Loom Over Israelis on Jewish New Year

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had this message for Jews in Israel and around the world. “I want to wish you all a happy New Year, a happy New Year in your personal lives, a happy New Year for the Jewish people and the Jewish state. The Jewish state and the Jewish people are facing great challenges. Iran is racing to develop nuclear weapons. A rising tide of militancy is sweeping our region,” he said.

Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. But it sees Israel as a Zionist enemy.

Netanyahu says Iran could achieve nuclear weapons capability in just six or seven months, something Israel sees as a threat to its existence.

Netanyahu has accused the United States of failing to get tough on Iran; and despite strong opposition from Washington and the international community, he has threatened to launch a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The Obama administration says it is not yet ready to draw a red line concerning Iran and continues to pursue a deepening of international sanctions against Tehran.

Read more here.

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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Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan: A 9/11 Remembrance

US Marine Cpl. Mark Litynski of New Hope, Minnesota, gazes up at One World Trade while visiting the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero in New York, on July 4, 2012. Litynski was visiting the memorial with other wounded veterans as a part of a trip organized by the ‘Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’, which helps build accessible homes for the wounded veterans. (Photo – Seth Wenig/AP)

September 11, 2001 – September 11, 2012

As life flows forward and we move farther away from that brutal morning of September 11, 2001, we need to take a few moments, or more, to step out of today’s hustle and bustle, lay politics down, and think about today’s anniversary. We would do well to remember there are merciless, remorseless haters in this world who want to kill and do kill Americans and others. We must especially remember on this day, eleven years ago, when caught unawares, those haters brought terror to New York City, Washington D.C., and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Within two horrifying hours, 2,977 people would be murdered.

Former MA Governor and GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney today issued the following statement:

“Eleven years ago, evil descended upon our country, taking thousands of lives in an unspeakable attack against innocents. America will never forget those who perished. America will never stop caring for the loved ones they left behind. And America shall remain ever vigilant against those who would do us harm. Today we again extend our most profound gratitude to our brave troops who have gone into battle, some never to return, so that we may live in peace. On this most somber day, those who would attack us should know that we are united, one nation under God, in our determination to stop them and to stand tall for peace and freedom at home and across the world.”

Statement from GOP Vice Presidential candidate Congressman Paul Ryan::

“Eleven years ago today, from Capitol Hill, I could see the smoke rising from the fires burning in the Pentagon. Like all Americans, I will never forget the moment that our homeland came under attack. For me, this is a day to remember those who perished on that day of terror, including the first responders. It is also a day to pay tribute to all those who have worked quietly and tirelessly both on the home front and abroad to prevent a repetition of such terrible events. And it is a day to give honor to those in our military who have sacrificed so much, including their lives, for the same end. Their courage and heroism and willingness to answer the call of duty have kept America safe and strong and free. We are truly the home of the brave.”

Last year, at the tenth anniversary, the National Sept.11 Memorial at Ground Zero opened for visitors. With it’s two impressive, cavernous reflecting pools and renewing waterfalls built in the footprints where the Twin Towers once jutted into New York City clouds, and names of 9/11 and 1993 World Trade Center bombing victims inscribed in bronze surrounding the memorial pools, it’s a sanctuary for remembrance, reflection, and honor. To experience memorial nighttime beauty (inscribed names are backlit), I located a video of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, visiting the site under the stars in September of last year:

Recapture some of what took place eleven years ago by watching this documentary of phone calls from the Twin Towers here and here. Really, do it.

Besides witholding television ads today, Romney has scaled back his activities:

Romney plans to address the National Guard Association Convention in Reno, Nevada, and campaign staffers in at least six states will collect donations and organize a letter-writing campaign for U.S. troops serving overseas.

Romney’s wife, Ann, is expected to participate in events marking the anniversary in Florida. Romney’s campaign will halt operations in Virginia, home to the Pentagon where 184 people were killed in the al Qaeda attacks.

“Team Virginia will not engage in political activity on September 11th,” Sara Craig, campaign manager in the battleground state, told supporters on Monday.

Today, there will be appropriate ceremonies, moments of silence, and many will offer prayers. We join with our fellow Americans in remembering the 9/11 victims and those who dearly love them, the first responders, firemen, police officers, and Port Authority officers. We remember our fallen and wounded military, including our allies, and those who continue to courageously wage war against terrorism.

What September 11, 2001 memories are most prominent in your mind?

We cannot, must not, ever forget…

UPDATE- Mitt Romney Delivers Remarks To The National Guard Assoc Conference; watch here. (Click below the fold to read transcript.)

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Spend an Evening with Governor Romney + Entertainment!

Mitt Romney in CA one last time Monday, September 17th

This is your last chance! September 17th! Governor Romney will attend one last event in California before the presidential election. Previous receptions in California filled up fast, but this event has a little more capacity. We are entering the home stretch and Governor Romney needs your support now more than ever. Barack Obama will be throwing everything he can get his hands on at Governor Romney in the next 60 days and he will not hold back.

This special reception will be like no other previous event for Mitt Romney. This will be a wonderful night to not only hear Governor Romney speak, but to meet him, and be entertained by two great performers!

Special guests: David Foster discovered Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Buble and is a 16 time Grammy Award winning songwriter. I attended an event two years ago at which he was the featured guest and it was by far the best political event I have ever attended because of how entertaining he was! Also, Terry Fator will be entertaining. He is best known for his uncanny celebrity impressions and signature puppets in his Las Vegas shows.

The venue is the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. It is one of the very best venues for entertainment in America.

This is a fund raising event. Obviously, the intent of this reception is to help Governor Romney raise adequate funds to challenge the incumbent, Barack Obama. Mr. Obama’s advantages are enormous when considering his unlimited use of Air Force One and all the resources of The White House.

This is a critical time in our nation’s life. In my lifetime, I have never seen a presidential election of this importance. I strongly believe that Mitt Romney is by far the most qualified, experienced, and prepared American to ever run for President of the United States. We need his leadership and character attributes now more than ever in the history of this nation. Please do whatever you can right away to enlist as many others to contribute now in support of Mitt Romney at this important crossroads. I am most grateful for any efforts you can make in this regard.

If you have any doubt about what we are up against with a man that will do anything to retain power, read Jeff Fuller’s extraordinary piece in which he exposes how the Democrats at the DNC protested when the party placed “God” and “Jerusalem as capital of Israel” back into their platform. If this video does not motivate you to help Governor Romney at this critical juncture, nothing will.

If you live in another state and therefore cannot attend, do you have relatives or friends from California that need to be there? Is there a chance you will be traveling to California in 12 days on business and can attend? (Segerstrom is within two miles of John Wayne Airport) Governor Romney needs your help now. Please tell all your friends about this fun evening with Governor Romney.

To secure tickets now, please contact Steve Samuelian by sending him a short note requesting details of the event and he will send the details to you right away. Steve’s email address is: stevesamuelian1@gmail.com . . . Since this is Governor Romney’s very last California event before becoming President of the United States, we expect a great deal of interest and hope you can join us there!

Please?

If you cannot attend and are not able to contribute at this time, would you please help us get this message out far and wide for Governor Romney? Would you please get all your Facebook friends and Twitter followers to promote this event and retweet it many times over the next week? Your time and effort in social media can and will make a huge difference!

And THANK YOU so much!


American Values: “In God We Trust” — “Liberty” — “E Pluribus Unum”

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