Mitt Romney: Wins WA — Super Tuesday Delegates — “Most Qualified” — Georgia: Can Gingrich Fail?

Following the big Michigan and Arizona wins this week, the WSJ published an article titled, “Contest Shifts to Super Tuesday’s High Gear.” See excerpts here along with table illustrating the delegate count leading into next Tuesday:

Of course, by prevailing on Tuesday night, Mr. Romney also increases the stakes for his opponents. Mike DuHaime, a Republican strategist who managed Rudy Giuliani’s White House bid in 2008 and remains unaligned this year, said Mr. Romney’s win “creates a great deal of pressure on the other candidates to show strongly next week, or the pressure will mount for them to drop out so as not to unnecessarily drag out the process.”
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Sen. Rob Portman, chairman of the Ohio Romney campaign, said he believed Mr. Romney would overtake Mr. Santorum after voters focus on his economic policies and message. “Mitt Romney will provide the type of conservative leadership that we need to spur economic growth and create jobs,” said Mr. Portman.

SUPER TUESDAY DELEGATES

Looking ahead to Super Tuesday, Governor Romney won the Washington caucuses today by a healthy margin. The New York Times reported this:

The victory gives Mr. Romney some momentum heading into the big contests this week on Super Tuesday, when 10 states vote. With 81 percent of the Washington votes counted on Saturday night, Mr. Romney had won about 37 percent, with Mr. Paul at 25 percent, Mr. Santorum at 24 percent and Mr. Gingrich at 11 percent.

“The voters of Washington have sent a signal that they do not want a Washington insider in the White House,” Mr. Romney said in a statement as he campaigned in Ohio.

The article continues after referring to a Santorum comment as to how he would transform Ohio if elected (several more photos too): (more…)

Pledge to VOTE for Mitt on Super Tuesday

MittRomney.com has set up a way for voters in all 10 of the Super Tuesday states to pledge that they will vote for Mitt on Tuesday. Send these links to voters in their respective states.

Oklahoma: http://mittromney.com/forms/oklahoma-pledge-vote

Tennessee: http://mittromney.com/forms/tennessee-pledge-vote

Virginia: http://mittromney.com/forms/virginia-pledge-vote

Vermont: http://mittromney.com/forms/vermont-pledge-vote

Alaska: http://mittromney.com/forms/alaska-pledge-vote-mitt

Idaho: http://mittromney.com/forms/idaho-pledge-caucus-mitt

Massachusetts: http://mittromney.com/forms/massachusetts-pledge-vote

North Dakota: http://mittromney.com/forms/north-dakota-pledge-caucus-mitt

Georgia: http://mittromney.com/forms/georgia-pledge-vote

Ohio: http://mittromney.com/forms/ohio-pledge-vote

Did Mitt just get another endorsement? (more…)

Mitt Romney doesn’t care about poor people? WRONG!

In the 24 hour news cycle, the story of the day has been Mitt’s comments to CNN in the early morning after his Florida win. While I think even the most ardent Romney fan would admit that this could and should have (and will be) phrased more adeptly, the liberals have taken and run with the partial quote that he’s “not concerned with the very poor” … It looks worse in print that in the context of the interview:

Mitt cares deeply about the poor, and his actions speak louder than words. How many “journalists” have bothered to mention that Mitt has given over $7,000,000 (SEVEN FREAKING MILLION!) to charitable organizations in just the last two years? Records from before then show the Romney’s consistent giving millions upon millions to organizations that care for the poor. By contrast, Joe Biden gave only $3690 to charity in an entire decade … that’s PROOF of someone that doesn’t care about the poor. From 2001-4, the Obamas made nearly a million dollars, but donated LESS THAN 1% of that income to charity.

Or what about when Mitt gave cash out of his pocket to the lady in South Carolina who said God guided her to follow Romney’s campaign bus to find help to keep her lights on? The EXACT SAME CNN REPORTER (Soledad) even reported about that a couple of weeks ago … does she have no memory?

Mitt doesn’t care about poor people? Demonstrably false and easy to debunk (and this is without even delving into fact that Mitt, as a Mormon Bishop for several years, dedicated much of his time to caring for the poor in a very “hands on” fashion). If Obama and team push this theme it will come back to bite them. Mitt’s done more to care for the poor than any snarky reporter or any of his political rivals.

Recall Vic’s post from a couple days back that highlighted Romney’s life of service and included the following YouTube:

Additionally, Brit Hume on Fox News today adroitly argued that anyone who wants to “make hay” or be offended by this out-of-context quote wouldn’t be voting for a GOP candidate anyways. I’d have to agree.

Romney Announces Support of Vermont Elected Officials & Leaders, Submits Primary Pres. Papers

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Autumn arrives at Sleepy Hollow Farm in Woodstock, Vermont... A long list of endorsements for Mitt Romney from the Green Mountain State have been released. September 29, 2011

A whole laundry list of endorsements for Governor Romney from Vermont have been announced. Romney has also submitted required NH primary paperwork:

Boston, MA – Sept 28, 2011 – Mitt Romney today welcomed the support of Vermont elected officials and leaders. Romney for President also submitted the required presidential primary petition in order to appear on the state’s Republican primary ballot.

“I am proud to have the support of so many respected elected officials and leaders in Vermont,” said Mitt Romney. “I look forward to working with them to spread my pro-growth message and get America working again.”

Announcing his support, State Auditor Tom Salmon said, “Mitt Romney has a record of creating jobs as governor and has unparalleled knowledge of how the economy works from 25 years in the private sector. He is the best candidate to lead our country toward an economic recovery and that is why Vermont voters will support him.”

Vermont Elected Officials And Leaders Endorsing Mitt Romney

• State Auditor Tom Salmon
• Senate Minority Leader William Doyle
• State Senator Randy Brock
• State Senator Peg Flory
• State Senator Vince Illuzzi
• State Senator Kevin Mullin
• State Representative and Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman Joe Acinapura
• State Representative Gregory Clark
• State Representative Howard Crawford
• State Representative Dustin Degree
• State Representative Eileen Dickinson
• State Representative Peter Fagan
• State Representative Mike Hebert
• State Representative Robert Helm
• State Representative Robert Lewis
• State Representative Linda Myers
• State Representative Gerald Reis
• State Representative Vicki Strong
• Wendy Wilton; Former State Senator and Rutland City Treasurer
• Steve Larabee; Former State Representative and former Vermont Republican Party Chairman
• Thomas Lauzon; Barre Mayor
• Chris Roy; Former Republican Candidate for Secretary of State
• Tim Haywood; Chief of Staff to former Governor Jim Douglas
• Jim Barnett; Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman
• Jack Lindley; Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman
• Allen Martin; Former Vermont Republican Party Chairman
• Bradford Broyles; Rutland County Republican Chair
• Ken Copp; Essex County Republican Chair
• Dr. Bill Minsinger; Orange County Republican Chair
• Dan Riley; Bennington County Republican Chair
• Hugh Tallman; Lamoille County Republican Chair
• Leo Valliere; Washington County Republican Chair and former State Representative
• Chuck Wilton; Rutland County Republican Finance Chair
• Lenny Barclay; Londonderry Town Republican Chair
• Don Bostic; Saint Johnsbury Town GOP Chair and former State Representative
• Del Cook; Brandon Town Republican Chair
• Lawrence Daley; Peru Town Republican Chair
• Joe DeFreitas; Bethel Town Republican Chair
• Dawn Hill-Fleury; Essex Town Republican Chair
• Cliff King; East Montpelier Town Republican Chair
• Bruce Lonergan; Bennington Town Republican Chair
• Eric Osgood; Johnson Town Republican Chair
• Mike Lannon; Rutland City Republican Chair
• Don Trachte; Sandgate Town GOP Chair
• Harry Jay; Williamstown Town GOP Chair
• Patricia Morale; Secretary of the Pittsford Town Republican Party
• John Kleinhans; Former Vermont College Republican President
• Buddy and Jackie Barnett; State Central Committee
• Marilyn Childs; State Central Committee
• Ron Meroli; State Central Committee
• Bob and Pat Nowak; State Central Committee
• Ann Valliere; State Central Committee
• John and Carol Wu; State Central Committee
• Lynn Lindley; Montpelier City Committee
• J. Paul Giuliani; Montpelier City Committee
• Michael Bertrand; Volunteer Vermont Counsel, Romney for President, Inc.
• Darcie Johnston; Johnston Consulting, Inc.
• Mark Snelling; President of Snelling Center for Government
• Rick Cochran
• Jack and Kim Kane

WOW!

► Jayde Wyatt