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.

As Young American Voters, We Will be Heard! — Game On!

We Pick Mitt

16.4% unemployment rate, double the national average. Record amounts of college tuition debt and loans by students. A national debt nearing $16 trillion, with zero plans to curtail. Healthcare, that is now a requirement and being forced upon us. These are just a few examples my generation, Generation Y, has to look forward to in years to come.

Shane Bias

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Shane Bias, and I am a young conservative in need of a new president. I come from a small retirement town on the East coast of Florida. Growing up in a predominately Republican county, I was often surrounded by Democrats. That’s because most of my immediate family were registered Democrat. Nonetheless, I was able to see through the propaganda and false promises at a very young age.

Fast forward to today; I am currently 21 years of age and attending school at Marshall University, majoring in Public Relations with a minoring in Political Science. I am the product of a blue collar family and would say I am pretty average at best. My dad is a nurse and my mother is disabled. Let’s just say we know what it is like living pay check to pay check and most importantly, we know the value of hard work. Our country has traveled down a path of destruction due in large part to the conductor or President if you will. Obama’s failed policies have ultimately failed America, failed the working class and most notably, have failed the youth and young adults.

The young adult is often an untapped resource and voting block in many elections. Normally the young adult voter gets the least amount of attention and the least amount of money directed to it. Not this year. This year is the year that the young adult will decide which path our country travels down. This is the year my colleagues and I take back our country. The GOP hasn’t won the young adult vote since Ronald Reagan and this is the year that we return as a voting block to the GOP.

So far in this campaign cycle, I have made a few major contributions to the Republican Party. In my efforts to further educate and organize students in campaigns, I assembled and managed the second most successful students’ campaign in the primaries: Students for Rick Santorum. The success of this campaign was immense, but ultimately Senator Santorum ended up dropping out.

Republican Presidential Debate, February 22, 2012 (AP Photo / Jae C. Hong)

A lot of people might have given up after their candidate dropped out; not us. We knew the true importance of the mission at hand. We grouped together and continued the march forward behind the candidate we felt was prepared to defeat Barack Obama. We formed, and ultimately partnered with, Young Americans for Mitt Romney.

There are a countless number of reasons why Mitt Romney should be President of the United States. Mitt Romney, to me, stands for real hope. Romney gives my generation hope that the future will be brighter. The future will have more jobs available, less college debt, balanced budgets and a healthcare plan that is constitutional and not forced upon us. This time the youth won’t be fooled by the Obama administration’s smoke and mirrors.

Mitt Romney has an impeccable record of creating jobs and managing budget; you can’t say the same for President Obama who has failed to pass a budget his whole time in office. Mitt Romney has more to offer us than just jobs. Mitt Romney has a message that resonates with all Americans of all stripes. Romney is truly a principled leader and understands the importance of family in society.

We, the young adults, look forward to getting our first jobs and contributing to society. Young adults want to be a part of their communities in positive ways. And only Mitt Romney can allow young adults to gain independence and start working once again. We simply cannot afford to travel down the path of Obama for the rest of this year, let alone four more years!

As young adults, we will fight hard in this election and we will be heard. We have one of the largest coalitions the GOP has seen and we will stop at nothing to make sure our man, Mitt Romney, gets elected in November! We will work night and day alongside the campaign and other grassroots organizations to ensure our victory. We have a team of the most intelligent, hardworking, self-motivated Young Americans in the nation and we have a message to send the people of America.

Young adults will no longer put up with the failed policies of the Obama administration. We are ready to make good on your promise to lower the unemployment rate below 7 percent Mr. Obama. The promise you made to the American people in order to be reelected to a second term. We are here to collect. We are here to guarantee America never again gets a Liar in Chief, but instead, we get a Commander In Chief. Mr. Obama, I leave you with some famous last words, “Game On!”

God bless you all, God bless Mitt Romney, and God bless The United States of America!

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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.

Mitt Romney Writes an Op-Ed for the Detroit News

Taxpayers Should Get GM Shares’ Proceeds

By Mitt Romney
February 7th, 2012

I am a son of Detroit. I was born in Harper Hospital and lived in the city until my family moved to Oakland County.

I grew up drinking Vernors and watching ballgames at Michigan & Trumbull. Cars got in my bones early. And not just any cars, American cars.

When the president of American Motors died suddenly in 1954, my dad, George Romney, was asked to take his place. I was 7 and got my love of cars and chrome and fins and roaring motors from him. I grew up around the industry and watched it flourish. Years later, I watched with sadness as it floundered.

Three years ago, in the midst of an economic crisis, a newly elected President Barack Obama stepped in with a bailout for the auto industry. The indisputable good news is that Chrysler and General Motors are still in business. The equally indisputable bad news is that all the defects in President Obama’s management of the American economy are evident in what he did.

Instead of doing the right thing and standing up to union bosses,Obama rewarded them…

Read the rest of the important op-ed here and leave a comment there for Michiganders to read. No doubt the democrats will try to characterize Mitt as someone who hates the auto industry, so it’s up to us to make sure Michiganders are provided the truth.

UPDATE: Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign is making TV reservations in Michigan, starting with the Detroit market. Romney’s super PAC, Restore Our Future, has already purchased a half-million dollars in airtime over the next week, but Romney’s campaign was quiet until this morning. The full size of the flight is yet to be determined.

Here’s Mitt’s ad:

If you are interested in learning more about Mitt’s life in Michigan, read the beginning of our summary of the new biography about Mitt Romney.

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.