RNC: Mitt Romney is Now the Presumptive Nominee

RNC Chair Reince Priebus

The Republican National Committee is throwing their official support and all of its weight behind Governor Romney.


Less than 24 hours after sweeping five primaries and declaring the Republican presidential nomination fight officially over, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee are moving quickly to coordinate their efforts.

“Governor Romney’s strong performance and delegate count at this stage of the primary process has made him our party’s presumptive nominee,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “In order to maximize our efforts I have directed my staff at the RNC to open lines of communication with the Romney campaign.”

The leading edge of the synchronization will be four liaisons between the two organizations. Brian Jones, who has been serving as an adviser to Romney since late last year, will lead that effort. Kevin Madden, who served as the press secretary for Romney’s 2008 presidential bid, will advise the communications operation and serve as a DC-based television surrogate for the Romney/RNC effort. Ward Baker, a veteran Tennessee-based GOP strategist, will help coordinate the political and field teams. Ron Kaufman, a veteran RNC member, and Ben Ginsberg, who served as national counsel to Romney’s 2008 race, will also facilitate interaction between the two groups.

From the beginning of the Romney’s primary campaign they stated that his planning and fundraising would be designed to perform a long slog through the primary season in order to win the nomination. They have done just that and a new election season begins. For many Romney diehards this moment has been six years in the making. For myself it almost seems surreal that it is finally happening.

The time has come to rally around the nominee. Please consider donating to Romney’s campaign what you can. Maybe pick up some promotional t-shirts and bumpers stickers too. Learn where and how you can volunteer to help the campaign. It’s only six and a half months until election day - let’s gear up for a tough fight now. You can start by watching Mitt’s speech from last night’s victories.

MRC Announcement: I’m pleased to inform you that my brother Luke Gunderson and I, along with staff writer David Parker, were elected as alternate national delegates for the RNC convention in Tampa and will be attending it in August. We look forward to doing some live blogging and tweeting directly from the big event.

~Nate Gunderson

UPDATE: The RNC has made good on their word to help Romney and have done so extremely quickly. Check out the new video they made entitled A Tale of Two Leaders

Nate owns and manages a small souvenir manufacturing business. He and his wife of 12 years have 2 children. Nate has been blogging for Mitt Romney since late 2006 and is co-founder and editor of MittRomneyCentral.com.
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10 Responses to RNC: Mitt Romney is Now the Presumptive Nominee

  1. Annette says:

    Romney has approximately 350,000 small donors (under $200). Hopefully that will grow. I feel that the Romney campaign depends on those 350,000 people to give what they can and not feel as though their $5 or $10 will not make a difference. It really does. Barack Obama must be defeated.

    If the truth is the standard, we will win!…Mitt Romney

  2. Congratulations to Luke, David & Nate for being elected as alternate national delegates for the RNC convention in Tampa. I look forward to your live blogging and tweeting directly from the convention.

  3. Glad to hear about the coordination with the RNC. I thought Mitt hit a Grand Slam last night. I am not one to listen to the same speech multiple times, but I loved his speech last night. I think it was historic but only time will tell for sure.

  4. AfricansforRomney says:

    Love the speech!If Gov Romney glued to the core conservatives values, he will win landslide. Less spending, less govt, economic freedom, secure BORDER, individual liberty will be a ticket to the White House. Keep pointing out Obama’s failed leadership records. Hillary lost b/c she came too late for reaveling the real Obama in ’08. Don’t leave room for Obama camps to get strength.

    Right now, Obama camps are weak. What they’re doing so far for everything is trial and error. No concrete vision for America whatsoever. You know Obama’s camps are in deep trouble when they started pimping youth votes wherever they can find.

    Congrats to all of you being elected as alternate national delegates. We’ll keep eye on you for updates from the convention. It will be exciting!

  5. Helen Wells says:

    Bob and I absolutely were thrilled with Mitt’s speech last night! We love the Romney’s—such great examples for the whole nation — and they are in our prayers daily that Heaven will bless them, protect them, and reward this country with a president who will make us all proud to be Americans!
    Our daughter, Sharlene Wells Hawkes was elected first place in her Utah District as a national delegate to attend the Convention. Another daughter, Elayne Wells Harmer, and her husband, David Harmer (who ran for Congress in CA until the DNC fraud stole the election last year), will both be attending as alternate delegates from Utah at the Convention. We’re so proud to be on the winning side of TRUTH!

  6. cj says:

    congrats luke, david and nate! way to go!!!! am excited for y’all!!!!

  7. Teresa says:

    My intuition is proving to be correct. I mentioned before that I left the dem party to support the Romneys and last night was more proof than needed to convince me that he’s going to shock the country with his power and, yes, emotional appeal. The man is ultra intelligent and wise, too. He performs unbelievably well when cornered and I don’t see that Obama has a chance being such a superficial and childish lightweight. Let him merrily play it out.

    It hasn’t sunk in yet, but soon people will be wondering how they could have missed this remarkably perfect candidate. And last night was perfect. They don’t fully comprehend what happened to them. I watched a little bit of the Obama clown show and it was tacky and boring. He’s not very bright, and he is certainly isn’t funny. People are going to catch on, and there will be reassuring Mitt Romney ready to take charge. We’ve paid for this.

    I have a lot of confidence in Ann and Mitt Romney. After last night, I decided to work for the campaign. The winning side. By the end, the crowd will be hanging on Mitt Romney’s words, not Obama’s. Mitt’s voice is stronger, deeper, and far more authoritative.

  8. Raye says:

    The ad is very telling and serves to demonstrate why Mitt Romney is the better man for the job.

    When I heard Mitt’s speech, I felt hope and optimism again…things that I have been lacking for quite some time. Mitt has proven that he has what it takes to bring some semblance of normalcy back to this country.

    When I looked at Obama clowing around on that show, I felt a great deal of disgust and disbelief. From where I stand, it seems as though Obama finds the issues that affect everyday people to be one, big joke…..and that is very disconcerting. If he is not serious about helping to fix the problems, then perhaps he should seek employment elsewhere. Maybe that same show might have openings?

  9. Barracuda Trader says:

    This grandiose theater coming from the RNC is so transparent. This race has just begun. The place holder candidates have been eliminated and now the real contest for GOP niminee is beginning.
    Ron Paul will bring his best game yet to the Romney illusion.
    The revolution will expose the RNC’s propping up operation. All smoke and mirrors.
    That’s not what real Americans want.
    We’re not installing some tin pot dictator in the Middle East. We’re choosing a president who will restore America’s greatness.
    Fail RNC.

  10. Annette says:

    People worry about the negative attack ads that will come Romney’s way from the DNC during the general election. But while they use diversion, distraction and distortion, Romney will talk about Obama’s record and why it’s not working. People say Romney’s campaign defeated his opponents with a mountain of negative ads, but no one withstood more negative ads than Romney. He had to run against Bachman, Perry, Gingrich and Santorum, but none of them could with stand negative ads or the scrutiny of the press. However, Romney withstood negative ads and the press, but there simply wasn’t enough behind the attacks to give it traction. The same will happen in the general election. The truth along with Mitt’s pragmatism and passion is the greatest tool of all in winning. Barack Obama is NO match for Mitt Romney.