Romney’s NH Rally Themed “Let’s Earn It” / New Campaign VIDEO

Governor Mitt Romney smiles after speaking with a supporter during his “let’s earn it” door-to-door campaign rally in Manchester, NH on Friday, Dec 2, 2011. (photo/Reuters/Adam Hunger)

On Saturday, Governor Mitt Romney hit the streets in Manchester, New Hampshire to kick off a day of door-to-door campaigning. The day’s theme of “let’s earn it” challenged Newt Gingrich’s grandiose “I will be the nominee” belief:

CBS News:

Hours before Herman Cain suspended his campaign for presidency, Mitt Romney’s team was full steam ahead in New Hampshire. Exercising the work horse discipline that they have come to be known by up here – despite their sizable lead in the state – the campaign called today “Earn it with Mitt” day, fanning out hundreds of volunteers across the state, in hopes of making 12,000 phone calls and knocking on 5,000 doors on Romney’s behalf.

Before the group set out, Romney held a rally at Theo’s Restaurant in downtown Manchester, which is owned by alderman Joe Kelly Levasseur. He was joined by campaign co-chair Tim Pawlenty and former N.H. Gov. John Sununu on stage, when he revved up the crowd. He began his remarks by addressing the fact that President Obama has announced he is going on a two and a half week vacation over the holidays.

“You know we heard some news yesterday the president indicated he’s going to be going on vacation… When you consider all the golf, all the vacations, a new 17 day vacation I’m thinking of that old song back in the 1960s… remember that the one that was called ‘My Boyfriend’s Back.’ And they said in there my boyfriend’s back he’s going to give you a permanent vacation. That’s what we’re going to give Barack Obama — a permanent vacation.”

Romney also hearkened back to his days of running the 2002 Olympics, when Sara Hughes won a gold medal in figure skating. Romney said that she thanked God and then told him that “She’d never been able to do it like that before and that’s what we’re going to have to do. To get these guys ripped out of the power they want so desperately to hold on to we’re going to have to carry out the campaign performance of a lifetime. All of us, we’re going to have work hard, we’re going to get the job done you guys.

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A report from Reuters: Romney Flexes New Hampshire Muscle

(Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney flexed his campaign’s organizational muscle in the key early voting state of New Hampshire on Saturday, unleashing hundreds of volunteers to knock on doors and make phone calls on his behalf.

The former Massachusetts governor also criticized the U.S. attorney general, calling for Eric Holder to resign or be fired over “Fast and Furious,” the botched law enforcement action aimed at disrupting gun-trafficking networks on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Standing before a poster reading “Earn It,” Romney said his campaign had already placed 200,000 phone calls in the state of 1.3 million people, and planned to call an additional 12,000 potential voters on Saturday.
Romney has held a wide lead in most polls of likely Republican voters in New Hampshire, which holds the first primary of the 2012 presidential contest on January 10. Republican hopefuls are vying to challenge President Barack Obama in the November 2012 election.

But in a survey taken last Monday, former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich pulled to within 10 percentage points of Romney following an important newspaper endorsement.
Gingrich recently added advisers in New Hampshire, but his grass-roots apparatus there pales next to that of Romney, whose volunteers aimed to “knock on 5,000 doors … and put together 10,000 yard signs” on Saturday alone.

Romney also criticized Attorney General Eric Holder’s handling of the Fast and Furious debacle after Friday’s White House document dump revealed some Justice Dept. officials had not been truthful in their denials of involvement. Romney also said Holder should resign or Obama should remove him.

Romney also released a new video today, highlighting some of his hard work in The Granite State:

Help us earn it:

3,500 town hall attendees. 15,000 yard signs. 30,000 doors knocked. 275,000 phone calls. Thanks to all the volunteers for your continued hard work. We can’t do this without you! Let’s continue to earn it.

A supporter holds a sign for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at the Dec 2 rally. (photo /AP/Adam Hunger)

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Romney Racks ‘Em Up in NH: Senate Pres Peter Bragdon “He’s Head & Shoulders Above GOP Field”

Peter Bragdon, NH State Senate President (R-Milford)

In the state of New Hampshire, this is a biggie, folks…

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the endorsement of New Hampshire State Senate President Peter Bragdon (R-Milford). He joins Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) and Senators Chuck Morse (R-Salem), David Boutin (R-Hooksett), Gary Lambert (R-Nashua), Tom DeBlois (R-Manchester), Jim Rausch (R-Derry), Jack Barnes (R-Raymond) and Russell Prescott (R-Exeter).

“Senate President Bragdon has consistently fought to reduce the size of government and control runaway spending in Concord. He has demonstrated a deep commitment to fiscal responsibility by helping to balance New Hampshire’s state budget during challenging economic times without raising taxes,” said Mitt Romney. “I am honored to have earned his support and look forward to campaigning with him across the Granite State in the final weeks before the primary.”

Announcing his support, Senate President Bragdon said, “Governor Romney has the experience, skills and background required to address the economic challenges facing our country today. As a successful businessman and a fiscally responsible governor, Mitt knows how to balance budgets, cut spending and turn around struggling enterprises. He is head and shoulders above the rest of the Republican field and clearly the strongest candidate to take on President Obama in 2012. He is the right leader at the right time to lead our party and undo the damage caused by the failed Obama economic policies.”

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Bragdon background:

Peter Bragdon Was Elected To The New Hampshire State Senate in 2004. He became Senate President in 2010 and also serves on the Finance and Internal Affairs committees. In addition to his state service, Bragdon is active in local government, serving as a member of the Milford School Board since 1997. He has been elected chairman by his fellow board members 12 of his 15 years on the board, in recognition of his ability to bring members with diverse viewpoints together to solve major issues. Bragdon also taught high school math for a number of years and published a local newspaper.

Take that, Manchester Union Leader!

► Jayde Wyatt

More NH Sheriffs for Romney: Downing, Wiggin, Prozzo “Romney’s Skills Needed to Lead USA”

More New Hampshire sheriffs have stepped forward to heartily endorse Mitt Romney…

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the endorsements of New Hampshire Sheriffs Mike Downing (R-Rockingham County), Craig Wiggin (R-Belknap County), and Michael Prozzo (R-Sullivan County). They join Sheriffs Scott Hilliard (R-Merrimack County) and Douglas Dutile (R-Grafton County) in supporting Governor Romney.

I am proud to have earned the endorsements of these outstanding New Hampshire sheriffs,” said Mitt Romney. “I am grateful for their support and am pleased that they have joined my campaign to shrink government, cut taxes for the middle class and create jobs.”

For three years, President Obama has failed to turn around our struggling economy. We have seen an increase in evictions and foreclosures. People need jobs, real jobs, to pay their rent and mortgages. Those that are released after being incarcerated have an even harder time finding employment and reintegrating into society. The cycle has to stop and people need results not empty promises,” said Sheriff Downing. “Mitt Romney has spent 25 years in the private sector balancing budgets, growing companies and creating jobs. He understands how our economy works and how to get our country back on track. Mitt has the experience, knowledge and skills required to lead our country and to defeat President Obama in 2012.”

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Background on Sheriffs Mike Downing, Craig Wiggins and Michael Prozzo:

Mike Downing Was Elected Rockingham County Sheriff In 2010. He previously served in the New Hampshire State Senate from 2006-2010. Downing also served three terms in the New Hampshire House from 1996-2002 where he was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Resources, Recreation and Development Committee. Mike is a veteran of the Army 82nd Airborne Division; served as a member of the New Hampshire State Police and the Town of Salem Police Department; and is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Salem Haven nursing home and Silverthorne Adult Day Care.

Craig Wiggin Was First Appointed Belknap County Sheriff In 2007 After The Retirement Of The Previous Sheriff. He was elected in 2008 and reelected in 2010. Sheriff Wiggin attended the 61st NH Police Training Academy Class and became a full-time police officer inLaconia in 1982. He joined the NH State Police as a Trooper in 1984, where he served for the next 21 years. During his State Police career, he had many different assignments, including Field Training Officer, a member of the Motorcycle and Special Enforcement Units, and Detective. He was a Detective for 9 years, including assignments as a lead investigator and Sergeant with the Major Crime Unit. He was promoted through the command ranks of the State Police, eventually completing his career in 2005 at the rank of Major, responsible for the Field Operations Bureau.

Michael Prozzo Was First Elected Sullivan County Sheriff In 1994. He was reelected in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. He previously served as the chief of Claremont’s police department from 1988-1994.

A real badge of recommendation for Mitt…

Thank you Sheriffs Downing, Wiggins, and Prozzo!

► Jayde Wyatt

Ann Coulter had a lot to say about Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich earlier today. Check below the fold to read she said.

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NH Rep Charlie Bass Backs Romney, Telegraph Editorial Board LIVE Broadcast Today


Watch a live broadcast of Mitt Romney with The Telegraph editorial board Monday at 10:50 a.m. at The question and answer session will be filmed by students in the Nashua School District’s TV production program. Readers can pose questions as well as read a live transcript of the interview.

Mitt Romney shakes hands with Rep Charlie Bass (R- NH) as he arrives for a dinner sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, April 29, 2011. Bass is endorsing Romney today. (Photo AP/Jim Cole)

It’s a strong way to begin Thanksgiving week… with a one-two punch for Romney from The Granite State.

After a rousing rally yesterday in Nashua, New Hampshire, where U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte formally endorsed Mitt Romney, the former MA Governor is receiving another endorsement – from one of New Hampshire’s two Republican congressmen, Charlie Bass:

Congressman Charlie Bass will endorse the GOP presidential candidacy of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Monday, The Telegraph has confirmed.

Bass will make it official when Romney tours the BAE Systems plant on Spit Brook Road in Nashua and then addresses employees. Romney will also answer questions from The Telegraph editorial board later Monday.

The announcement marks the second key endorsement in as many days for Romney, who on Sunday secured the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte at a Nashua City Hall rally.

Romney and Ayotte took turns bashing President Barack Obama’s record on jobs, the economy and military spending on the City Hall steps after Ayotte announced her endorsement.

“Mitt Romney has proven through his experience as a successful businessman, effective governor, and by his excellent presidential debate performances that he is best prepared to lead our country and ensure Barack Obama is a one-term president,” Ayotte said.

Each spoke for roughly 10 minutes.

“This president doesn’t know how to create jobs, he doesn’t know how to lead,” Romney said to frequent cheers.

In advance of the Monday event with Romney, Bass said the Republican front-runner is the man for the job.

“Voters in New Hampshire and across our country are looking for a candidate that understands what our economy needs to recover and grow, that has the experience of creating jobs, and has the leadership qualities needed to bring the citizens of our nation back together in these challenging times,” Bass said in a statement.

“I firmly believe that Mitt Romney is the candidate that will renew our country’s faith in the American dream.”

Romney said he and Bass share a commitment to keeping federal taxes and spending low as one of the ways to lead to a more vibrant, national economy.

“Congressman Bass and his family have served New Hampshire with honor and distinction for generations,” Romney said.

“He has stood up for the traditional New Hampshire principles of limited taxation and smaller government. In addition, congressman Bass understands that the current over-taxation and over-spending in Washington will only continue to hurt job creators. With his support, I hope to reverse the failed Obama fiscal policies that have hampered job creation and put a halt to economic growth.”

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Bass will serve as Co-Chair of Romney’s NH Steering Committee and will be a member of his National Steering Committee.

Background On Congressman Bass:

Charlie Bass Was Elected To Represent New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District In 2010. He previously represented the district from 1995 to 2007. Bass previously served in the New Hampshire Legislature as a State Senator and State Representative. Bass, the son of a former New Hampshire congressman and the grandson of a former governor, lives in Peterborough with his wife Lisa and their two children, Lucy and Jonathan.

Meanwhile, here’s a bit of weekend political stuff:

The Super Committee is turning out to be a super failure and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has lost his ‘thrill’ for Obama. George Will scoffed at New Gingrich, while Jon Huntsman appeared on Saturday Night Live to paste a smiley face on his barely-there poll numbers and NH fixation. Earlier in the opening segment of SNL, Romney’s scandal-less background was spoofed:

Cast member Jason Sudeikis, sporting Romney’s slicked-back hair and a business suit, told the audience that he wanted to show his edgier side because rivals such as Perry were “hogging all the headlines with sex scandals and whoopsie-daisies.”

The skit portrayed a raw and unleashed Romney.

Mitt’s humor shone through yesterday when he got the last word while serving free soup and sandwiches to supporters at Jackie’s Diner (Nashua, NH). Someone asked him what his favorite Guns ‘n Roses song was. The Gov replied, “Um, I don’t think I can give you a good one. All I can give you is some good food here today. But today, this is me just raw and unleashed.”

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Two More Romney Stories: Rescues on Lake Winnipesaukee, Boater & Pooch, Kayakers

A gorgeous full moon sheds light over Lake Winnipesaukee. It was about this time of night, eight years ago, when six boaters and their dog capsized on the New Hampshire lake. Little did they know their rescuers would be... the recently-elected Governor of Massachusetts and two of his sons.

Speaking of Mitt Romney’s character, here’s another good story about Romney and his two sons, Josh and Craig. It happened eight years ago in New Hampshire, in the dark of a summer night, on Lake Winnipesaukee…

Romney rescues capsized boaters
Jul 06, 2003
Updated Jul 19, 2007

Gov. Mitt Romney rode to the rescue over the weekend during a vacation trip — using his Jet Ski to help pluck a New Jersey family and their dog out of Lake Winnipesaukee after their boat sank.

The drama began at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, as Romney and his family were relaxing at their lakeside summer home in Wolfeboro, N.H.

Gubernatorial son Josh Romney told the Herald yesterday that he and brother Craig were cleaning the beach while their father puttered in the garage when the quiet night air was pierced with screams.

“We heard a whole bunch of screaming,” said Josh Romney, who immediately hopped onto his Jet Ski. “We tore out of there and my dad hopped on the other Jet Ski and came out right after us.”

Roughly 300 yards out onto the lake, six adult family members and their dog were floundering in the water, after their boat suddenly sprung a huge leak — sinking in less than 90 seconds, Josh said.

While water temperatures were a balmy 75 degrees, the deepening darkness obscured other boaters’ vision — prompting the victims’ terrified howls as they were buzzed by other vessels cruising in the entrance to Wolfeboro Bay.

Chasing fleeting glimpses of “bobbling heads” in the water, the Romney trio arrived on their two Jet Skis to find three women and three men wearing lifejackets they hadn’t even had time to buckle.

The governor pulled the two younger women aboard his three-seater Jet Ski and zoomed back to shore, while his sons helped the mother of the family onto their vehicle.

In the middle of the rescue, the governor actually took a dunking himself — thrown off the Jet Ski as one anxious boater scrambled aboard and tipped the craft off-balance.

The rescuing Romneys also managed to snatch the family dog, McKenzie, from a watery grave — grabbing the Scottish terrier first because it was the only passenger without a lifejacket.

“It looked like it wasn’t going to last much longer,” said Josh, who held the waterlogged pooch on the ride back to shore.

With Josh and Craig hovering nearby, the three men treaded water until the governor returned and made two more trips to ferry them back.
Josh Romney said the victims were “pretty grateful” to their rescuers. While they never feared a drowning, Romney said everyone involved was petrified that with the boat already sunk out of sight, passing vessels would accidentally run over the victims.

“They were pretty scared,” Josh Romney said. …

This wasn’t the first time Governor Romney and his boys came to the rescue for people in trouble on Lake Winnipesaukee:

Several years ago, the elder Romney — who was then heading up the Olympics — and the boys rushed out in a boat to scoop up a batch of kayakers who were being battered and run onto rocks by fierce winds.

Josh Romney shrugged off the “hero” label.

“We were just lucky to be in the right place,” he said. “We did what anyone else would have done.”

Sgt. Robertson said he wasn’t surprised at the Good Samaritan behavior by the Romneys, who are well known to the neighbors.

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Romney Speaks on Issues With NH Newspaper Editorial Board (video segments)

Mitt Romney had a sit-down with the Portsmouth Herald editorial board in New Hampshire today. He covered a wide variety of topics including social issues, health care, capital punishment, energy policy, and more:

Romney presents presidential plans at Portsmouth meeting
By Deborah Mcdermott
November 3, 2011

PORTSMOUTH — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said if he had the opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court justice he or she would be in the mold of Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts.

“Their approach is the approach I would encourage,” he said. “I would try to find those who would follow the Constitution.”

The U.S. Supreme Court should not create law through its rulings, but should confine itself to interpreting the Constitution, Romney told the Portsmouth Herald editorial board Thursday.

“There are two very different approaches to the Supreme Court. There are those who feel the Constitution is a starting point, with justices saying, ‘We should go here with that thinking.’ You see this in the activist courts,” he said. “Others say the Constitution is not a launching point, but a beginning and ending point. I follow the second camp.”

Romney said justices should not make their own determination about what is wrong with a law or with the Constitution. That should be left to lawmakers or to a Constitutional amendment.

Governor Romney was asked why he wanted to be President:

“On a personal basis, I wouldn’t,” he said, adding that at the end of the 2008 Primary election when he lost to Sen. John McCain, “my wife and I decided I would not run again.”

But after seeing what he said is “an exceptional nation headed in a direction that imperils our future,” his wife had a change of heart — “even before I did.”

“She said, ‘Mitt, you have to get in and do it again.’ And because I love this country, and I’m concerned about my kids and my grandkids, I said, OK,” he said.

For a synopsis of Romney’s take on federal debt, capital punishment, Social Security reform, health care, energy policy, social issues, and education, continue reading here.

Romney shares his views with the editorial board on Supreme Court justices:

ABC posted this next video portion of Romney’s interview. He references his book ‘No Apology’, defends his consistency on the issues, e.g., same-sex marriage and global warming. He knows it’s political season and that those playing the ‘gotcha’ game are looking for any little variance in the words he uses to explain policy:

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The penchant of some who seek to take Romney’s words out of context, mis-quote him, and mischaracterize him is a great disservice to voters. We’re happy to help keep the record straight on Romney, along with the pro-Romney sites found on the right-hand side of this page.

By the way, have you read Romney’s No Apology?

It’s a treasure-trove of detailed Romney policy.

Every American who wants to restore our nation should dive into it.

► Jayde Wyatt

NH State Senator Russell Prescott Endorses Romney

The eighth State Senator from The Granite State has endorsed Mitt Romney for President of the United States:

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced that he has earned the support of New Hampshire State Senator Russell Prescott (R-Kingston), the eighth State Senator to endorse Governor Romney. He joins State Senator and Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro), along with State Senators Jack Barnes (R-Raymond), Gary Lambert (R-Nashua), Chuck Morse (R-Salem), Jim Rausch (R-Derry), Tom DeBlois (R-Manchester) and David Boutin (R-Hooksett) on the Romney team in New Hampshire. Prescott, who represents Exeter in the State Senate, will appear with Governor Romney today when he discusses fiscal policy at the Exeter Town Hall.

“Senator Prescott has been a leader in the fight to control spending in Concord and to preserve New Hampshire’s low tax environment. As a small business owner, Russell understands that government simply cannot continue to spend more money that it takes in,” said Governor Romney. “I am proud to welcome Senator Prescott to my campaign to create jobs and return fiscal sanity to Washington, and I am honored to have earned his support and confidence.”

Russell Prescott, NH State Senator

“As a small-business owner, it is important to me that our country prepare itself for the challenges that the rest of the world poses – for talent, for intellectual property, and for the ingenuity that will propel us,” Prescott said. “America only succeeds if we have, from the top-down, a commitment to free enterprise and supporting our upstart businesses. With Mitt Romney, our next president would be an entrepreneur’s best friend.”

Prescott stated that Romney has the background to follow through on his promises. “As chair of the Commerce Committee, one of my top priorities is seeing New Hampshire workers find careers, not just jobs. It’s why I have helped bring career fairs to my district and why I support the repeal of business-slowing regulation at the federal and state level,” Prescott said. “I believe Mitt Romney will accomplish job creation in the private sector, and I look forward to working with him to bring many of those jobs to New Hampshire.”

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Background On State Senator Russell Prescott:

Senator Russell Prescott Served In The New Hampshire Senate From 2000-2004 And Was Elected For A Third Time In 2010. For the past 25 years, Senator Prescott has been the co-owner and vice-president of R.E. Prescott Co., a wholesale distributor and manufacturer of water systems. The business was founded in 1954 by his father and operates in the same building in Exeter since 1963. Prescott is a practicing professional engineer and holds several patents. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. He has been married for 28 years and has five children.

Welcome to Team Romney, Senator Prescott!

► Jayde Wyatt

AFP Summit: Romney Keynote Speaker at Tribute to Ronald Reagan Dinner

Mitt Romney is delivering a one-two punch on fiscal policy…

After Gov Romney delivers a fiscal policy speech in Exeter, NH on Thursday, he will then head to Washington D.C. the next day to deliver another fiscal policy speech at the 5th annual Americans for Prosperity “Defending the American Dream Summit.” The summit is being held Nov 4-5; Romney be the keynote speaker at the Ronald Reagan dinner.

CNN: Mitt Romney will deliver a policy address Friday at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Washington, according to the group and the Republican presidential candidate’s campaign.

The conservative group is partially funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch and has served an influential role in the tea party movement.

Romneywill be the keynote speaker at the event’s Tribute to Ronald Reagan dinner Friday night. GOP rival and former pizza executive Herman Cain will speak to the gathering Saturday morning.

(emphasis added ) Check back for a livefeed of the event.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Event: Mitt Romney Discusses Fiscal Policy In Exeter

When: 5:30 PM EDT

Location: Exeter Town Hall
10 Front Street
Exeter, New Hampshire

Friday, November 4, 2011

Event: Mitt Romney Delivers Speech On Fiscal Policy To The Americans For Prosperity “Defending The American Dream Summit”

When: 100 PM EDT

Location: D.C. Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Confirmed speakers at AFP summit:

Mark Levin, Radio Host
Herman Cain, businessman and GOP presidential hopeful
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst
Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City
Jonah Goldberg, New York Times best selling author
Dinesh D’Souza, best selling author
Andrew Breitbart, conservative commentator, author
Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Attorney General
Congressman Marsha Blackburn, U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Andy Harris, U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Mike Pompeo, U.S. House of Representatives
Ann McElhinney, conservative film maker
James O’Keefe, conservative film maker
Bob Bowdon, conservative film maker
John Fund, American Spectator
Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform
Tim Phillips, AFP Foundation President
Phil Kerpen, AFP Foundation, VP for Policy
Carly Fiorina, U.S. Senate candidate, former CEO Hewlett-Packard

If you haven’t done so, click here to go to the AFP facebook page to ‘like’ their announcement of Romney’s speech (leave a comment and ‘like’ other pro-Romney comments!).

Additional reading:

Time for Boldness by Jennifer Rubin, WaPo

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Romney Set To Give Major Speech On Spending On Thursday

Mitt Romney is going to give a major speech on government spending on November 3rd:

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, will be in Exeter on Thursday, Nov. 3, to “deliver a major policy speech on spending,” according to an e-mail sent out Sunday night by Doug and Stella Scamman.

Romney announced his candidacy for president in June at the Scammans’ Bittersweet Farm in Stratham. Both Doug and Stella Scamman are former state representatives. Doug served two terms as House speaker.

According to the Scammans, the event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Exeter Town Hall, 10 Front St. Romney was last in Exeter in August, when he appeared at a small forum at the Exeter Historical Society.

… Romney enjoys a sizeable lead in the 2012 New Hampshire polling but is fighting tough battles with Herman Cain in Iowa and South Carolina and is facing intense attacks from former Gov. Rick Perry, who is trying to claw his way back into the race after some early missteps.

Although Romney has explained his views on government spending in his book, No Apology: Believe in America and in his 160 page economic plan available online at Mitt Romney’s website, we look forward to hearing Mitt Romney’s speech.

We’ll try to locate a livefeed, so check back. We’ll also post text of the speech and video if available.

UPDATE by Jayde – After Mitt delivers his fiscal policy speech in Exeter, NH on Thursday, he will then deliver a fiscal policy speech on Friday to the Americans for Prosperity “Defending the American Dream Summit.”

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Event: Mitt Romney Discusses Fiscal Policy In Exeter

When: 5:30 PM EDT

Location: Exeter Town Hall
10 Front Street
Exeter, New Hampshire

Friday, November 4, 2011

Event: Mitt Romney Delivers Speech On Fiscal Policy To The Americans For Prosperity “Defending The American Dream Summit”

When: 100 PM EDT

Location: D.C. Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.

Fmr NH State Rep Mooney Mulled Perry or Romney… Chooses ROMNEY

She was on a plane flying out of New Hampshire, heading to Texas… not too long ago.

She was going to twist Rick Perry’s arm to get in the presidential race.

She spoke with the Texas Governor.

She got her wish.

She’s been watching and waiting.

She’s been mulling.

She has endorsed Mitt Romney.

Former NH State Rep and prominent New Hampshire social conservative Maureen Mooney has added to Rick Perry’s terrible, horrible, no good day. (NH State Rep Norman Major flipped from Perry to Romney last night.)

Romney Snatches Major Social Conservative Endorsement From Perry

Prominent social conservative Maureen Mooney tells she is endorsing Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, even months after she was among a very small group who flew from New Hampshire to Texas to encourage Rick Perry to run for president.

This is Mitt’s time and this is his year,” she said. “He has been a friend of New Hampshire for years now and is very supportive of the New Hampshire Republican Party, candidates locally, the county and state. Furthermore, he demonstrates a sharpness in every debate we have seen him in that will match up well against Barack Obama. That is precisely what we need.”

Mooney’s endorsement comes ahead the Cornerstone Action fundraising dinner tonight with keynote speaker Rick Perry. And, yes, Mooney will be there.
Mooney, of Merrimack, is a former state representative, and state Republican Party treasurer.

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From the


Following our exclusive report early today that veteran state Rep. Norman Major, R-Plaistow, has “flipped” from Texas Gov. Rick Perry to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, conservative former state Rep. Maureen Mooney of Merrimack told us she is also backing Romney.
Mooney was among a small group of Granite Staters who traveled to Austin, Tex., in August to talk to Perry when he was considering running for President. But while others then backed Perry when he became a candidate, she said she went to Austin uncommitted, returned uncommitted and had been uncommitted until two weeks ago, when she decided on Romney.
Mooney cited the former Massachusetts governor’s “private business sector background and a proven record of being able to turn around corporations. That’s clearly what this country needs now.”

She said Romney’s “better experience in the private sector” than Perry “will draw a clear line of distinction between him and President Obama.”

Ms. Mooney, your endorsement is marvelous!

► Jayde Wyatt