NEVADA: Taking Action to Get Out The Vote — Duty Calls

By Rachel Anderson

I had the opportunity to depart to Las Vegas, Nevada for three days last weekend to be a part of something monumental for America. As the 2012 Presidential election is at its peak, with only 11 days to go and a close race behind us, nothing but determination has motivated hundreds of volunteers from all over Utah and California, including myself, to get Mitt Romney elected in the White House.

Rachel Anderson

With Nevada being one of the twelve swing states for November’s election, I couldn’t help but sign my name up to make sure Romney got the good ole Sin City’s votes.

As I stood in line with 100 other students and retired adults getting ready to board the bus, the Romney Campaign volunteers handed each one of us “Romney/Ryan 2012: Believe in America” stickers. At that moment, all I could think to myself with a smirk on my face was “Move it or lose it Obama, my man Mitt’s taking over the White House!”

With previous experience volunteering for Prop 8 my senior year of high school in 2008, I kind of had an idea of what this experience was going to be like; knocking on doors, making phone calls, being an awesome representative for what is right…you know, the usual civic duties. Although I’m not the happiest or nicest person when it comes to walking around for hours in dry desert heat, I sucked it up and told myself this was for America.

Friday night we arrived at the Marriot hotel in Las Vegas around midnight. Our trip leader started passing around envelopes with our names on them that included a deployment schedule, 30 bucks cash for food and hotel room key. I thought to myself… “Mitt really knows how to take care of his people and keep his supporters happy, even in Vegas!”

8:00 Saturday morning, we found ourselves waiting for the bus to take us to Brady Industries where everyone would meet for instruction. After listening to a welcome speech from Jim Davies, Ann Romney’s brother, they immediately put us in vans and sent us to a Republican rally put on by the Mitt Romney Campaign. After a couple hours of food, comedians, speakers and radical rallying, we were then sent out to different parts of the town with bags full of, Romney/Ryan fliers, early voting location fliers, Dean Heller fliers, pens, and precinct bubble-in forms with registered voters names. We then started our quest to receive either support or straight rejection for the Republican Party.

Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Las Vegas, NV, September 2012 (photo source unknown)

The next two days involved constant walking and making phone calls; talking to many proud supporters of Romney, encouraging them to vote early in hopes to receive support for the Republican ballot, in which most already had. Aside from the excitement we received from Romney supporters, we also ran across many pro-Obama supporters. Some closed the door on us, some yelled at us and some even called the cops on us. It made me wonder why all these people were so angry towards everything that comes near them.

As the hours cruised on by and the day got hotter by the minute, I ran into a lady, in her 70’s who really stood out to me. As we were walking through her neighborhood, she asked what we were doing. I told her we were part of the Republican Party reminding voters to vote in hopes to receive support for Romney and Ryan. With a bitter sound to her voice, waiting for her to yell or kick me off her property, she said this:

I’m a Democrat. Born and raised a Democrat. But I’m voting for Romney. We need to save this country.”

Just from those simple words, it was a humbling experience for me. Knowing and seeing that people with different views and beliefs than the rest of us can see the danger and despair our country is in. It doesn’t matter who you are – your race, religion or what you believe – we are Americans; this is America and we need to work together to fight for our country. We don’t want any of this Obama ‘change’ talk that is dividing our country while we watch it crumble from the laziness of our current president. In fact, why would we ever want a president that can’t even man up and take responsibility for his own actions?

Let’s vote for a man that can rebuild a foundation for our country and bring hard work, education and belief in God back in this country; a man that we can not only trust, but that can be a strong leader and representative of our nation. Romney is the man to help mend our nation and bring us back together as a country and to save the citizens of America. He is a true American and stands up for what is best in this nation. This short three-day weekend in Vegas helped me to realize the importance of the 2012 election and the impact it will have on all of American society. With a few parting words – make your vote count and let’s kick Obama out of the White House!


Rachel Anderson is 21 years old and is a senior attending Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah majoring in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. She is currently the Assistant Sports Editor and Sports Writer for the UVU Review. Her interests include outdoor sports including hiking and snowboarding in nearby mountains. Other passions include exploring the many cultures of the world and the study of political issues (she credits a high school journalism teacher that required her class to watch the 2008 presidential debates as part of instruction). Rachel looks forward to one day working in the field of sports journalism as a writer and reporter in the NBA and/or action sports. She has a goal of working in PR back East as part of her career. Rachel grew up in Southern California.

Students for Romney — A Call to Action!

UPDATE: News Release — “A Romney first: over 40% of youth vote back him”

By Shane Bias

Let it be known, that there is change in the air. Let it be known that students are waking up and are disgusted with the way the Obama administration has handled our future. Let it be known that no longer will the youth be controlled or manipulated by Obama’s fabrications and scare tactics. They say if you’re not liberal when you’re young, you have no heart. We say if you’re liberal when you’re young, you have no brain!

During the 2008 elections, Barack Obama campaigned on hope and change. Obama promised us lower taxes, more jobs, less debt and the youth vote listened. The youth vote was very much captivated by the smoke and mirrors setup by the Obama administration. Four years ago Obama deceived the youth. This year, the youth will not and cannot be fooled!

The support for Obama among young voters is in a downward spiral to an all-time low of just under 50%! And we are just getting started!

I believe the youth are sending a strong message to Obama and his failed policies. If 16% unemployment is your example of “change” President Obama, then we don’t want it! If 50% of young Americans being underemployed or not employed are your version of hope President Obama, then we don’t want it!

But it would be ill-advised and naive to count Obama and his Chicago cronies out. After all, Obama and his cronies did create the most successful Internet campaign politics has seen.

The Obama administration knows how to do one thing correctly and that is use social media and the Internet to effectively fundraise and recruit. They did it in 2008 to defeat Clinton and then again to defeat McCain. But this is four years later and Barack Obama has yet to meet Students for Romney!

The youth are fed up with the promises and lies of the Obama Administration. The youth are energized and actively partaking in Internet and social media groups to combat the Obama machine. We are putting out a call to action for every single young American today. Stand up and fight with us!

No longer can we afford to travel down the paths of this administration. We cannot afford to put this election on the back burner. The time to take back our country is today! It is time to join the ranks and be a part of something that is truly greater than you.

We are about getting people back to work; we are about lowering the debt; but most importantly, we are about righting the wrongs of this past administration.

The tides are turning. The ball is moving. We are building the largest youth coalition the GOP has seen since the Ronald Reagan days. And don’t let the Democrats, or Obama, tell you that we didn’t build that! We will continue to send shock waves through D.C on our way to restoring America. We are fundamentally changing politics as you know it in the GOP.

But we must have your support. We are asking you to fight with us to ensure our future is bright. Fight with us to take back our country, because if we are defeated; we will lose much more than just this election. We will miss a chance at real hope and positive change.

If you seek to make a difference or if you strive for positive change please visit our website today and sign up (www.studentsformittromney2012.com)! God Bless you all and God Bless the United States of America!

Shane Bias is a junior at Marshall University. He entered politics at a very early age, holding his first executive position at age 16, on a congressional campaign. He also played a pivotal role in the primaries and election cycle this year. Shane built and managed the second largest student movement in the primary behind the label, Students for Rick Santorum. Days after Santorum dropped out of the race, Shane was contacted by Young Americans for Mitt Romney and was elected president of that organization, his current position. Also, a couple months after accepting the position as president of YAMR, Shane was voted in as President of Students for Romney.

Romney’s New Video ‘College Grads – Where are the Jobs?’ Highlights Plight of Core Obama Supporters


Mitt Romney’s latest ‘Obama Isn’t Working‘ video showcases the plight of college graduates scouring the nation for few-and-far-between jobs. It points out the rough job challenges facing core Obama supporters – young Americans.

E.J. Dionne, from the Taunton Daily Gazette, points out how Romney is much more in touch with what voters care about:

Romney’s Lesson for Obama

The headline read, “Romney for President Launches New Web Video: Obama Isn’t Working: Where are the Jobs?”

The video spoke to the difficulties that new college graduates are having finding work in a brutal job market. This bit of campaign propaganda went straight at the core of President Obama’s political base — young Americans who volunteered for him by the tens of thousands in 2008 and powered him to victory in state after state. If joblessness disillusions enough of those voters, the president will be in trouble.

Romney’s exercise was just a passing bit of politics unlikely to make many waves in an environment obsessed with debt and fears of betrayal among conservatives and liberals alike. But it was hugely instructive.

The Romney video was more in touch with what voters are worried about than anything going on inside our famous Beltway. Consider a Gallup Poll released last week. Asked what was the most important problem facing the country, 31 percent of Americans said the economy and an additional 27 percent specifically said unemployment and jobs, for a total of 58 percent. Only 16 percent listed the deficit or the debt.

[...] Romney is campaigning on the electorate’s animating issue. It’s a nice division of labor for the GOP. Obama is caught up in the tea party’s priorities. Romney isn’t. It’s upside-down politics.

Then there is Romney himself. The conventional wisdom is that he is a weak front-runner, short of support from a Republican establishment that should be rallying around him. [...] The interest in Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s probable candidacy reflects a hunger on the Republican side for more choices.

Yet Perry will also prove to be a flawed candidate who is far to the right of the country. And on one front, he will enter the race with the worst of both worlds. With his Texas swagger, he will remind those who don’t like George W. Bush of George W. Bush. But many supporters and confidantes of the former president don’t like Rick Perry at all, regarding him as a lightweight who has turned on his patron.

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To read more, click here.

View Romney’s latest video here.

After nearly three years of Obama and after his $787 BILLION failed stimulus plan, unemployment has grown from 7.8% to 9.2%. These figures (which aren’t bumps in the road) don’t reflect the underemployed and those who have given up on finding a job in the Obama economy.





► Jayde Wyatt

Romney’s Truth Gives Real ‘Hope’ to Students at Vanderbilt

Below is an excellent review of Mitt’s speech and book signing event that took place at Vanderbilt University yesterday. Also, I’ve added some short video segments at the bottom of this post that give you Romney’s take on the opportunities and challenges that face students in today’s America.

By Conrad Goering – insidevandy.com

Romney at Vanderbilt University

“Peace has never had a better ally than a strong America,” said former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as he addressed a packed Langford Auditorium. Romney gave a speech titled “American Capitalism in the World” to promote his new book, titled “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.”

In his speech, Romney stressed the importance of American greatness and how it relates to the “preservation of liberty and prosperity for us and for the entire planet.”

“Only if America and the west remain strong,” Romney said, “only if we have the vitality to protect ourselves and to encourage democracy and liberty around the world can we be assured that you, your kids, and their kids will enjoy the freedom we’ve enjoyed as we’ve lived this life. That’s why it is essential America remains strong.”

Romney emphasized the importance of a country’s culture to its power, and explained four areas where the United States should focus: education, family, self-reliance, and opportunity.

For many in the audience, education seemed important, especially since Romney explained that American children in grades K-12 are in the bottom 25% when it comes to education.

“We are in the bottom quarter of the entire world, but we are supposed to lead the nation in exemplifying our ethics and liberty? We can’t accept that,” said sophomore Brad Nelson.

Peabody graduate student Bryan VanGronigen agreed, “l identify center-left on the political spectrum, but I appreciate that he stressed the importance of education…I thought his talk was statesman-like and well performed.”

Even with Romney’s constructive criticism of the United States, he remains optimistic. “Americans will respond well to [the question] “What’s in it for me?”…but they also respond to the question ‘What can I do to help my country?’” This attitude, Romney explained, is what will save America.

Sophomore Chris Collins seemed particularly approving of Romney’s speech, and agreed with Speakers Committee Chairperson Theo Samets, who, while introducing Romney, pointed out that “one line” is missing from his resume. “I whole heartedly agree with all the points Romney made” Collins explains, “ and I think he’s the best candidate, by far, to be the Republican nominee in 2012.”

What job sectors will grow for students in college now?

Can the GOP appeal to college students like Democrats did in 2008?

What is the job market outlook for current college students over the next five years?

How can the US relieve student debt?


Watch the entire speech and question & answer session by clicking here.