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Full Tampa RNC Convention Schedule

The Tampa RNC Convention Committee has released the full convention schedule for this week. As you may know, the events that were previously scheduled for Monday were all re-scheduled for Tuesday as a safety precaution due to Hurricane Isaac. The convention will still end on Thursday as previously scheduled with Governor Romney as the concluding speaker.

Below is the entire convention schedule in a nicely laid out table for your reference during the week. (In case you are wondering, the late night schedule is designed for prime-time viewing on the major networks.) The schedule is very long so I have hidden it below the fold. If you are viewing this from the home page of our website click the ‘more’ button to view the schedule.
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Obama Ducks Press Corps, “Flirts” in Local Radio Interview

This excellent ad from the RNC highlights our President acting “presidential” in the midst of an intense race, and a harsh economy:


Anyone else feel like screaming that? I thought screaming that would make me feel better, but it didn’t. What will make me feel better is voting President Obama out in November. Share this on Twitter or Facebook, or email this to a friend if you want to help make that happen. Thanks in advance :)

Obama isn’t working.

~Nate G.

(Video HT: Max Twain at Race42012.com)

Take the Poll: Did Romney Make the Right Choice in Selecting Paul Ryan as His Running Mate?

Thumbs up for Paul Ryan?

It’s been over 3 days now since Paul Ryan was tapped to be the VP running mate for Mitt Romney. We’ve seen media’s reactions, blogger reaction, and heard talk radio’s reaction. Now we want to know your thoughts on Ryan as the pick. Take the poll below and leave a comment below telling if you like the selection and how you think it might help/hurt Romney’s chance of winning in November. The floor is now yours - let’s hear it.

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The 2012 Presidential Debate Schedule

Matt Coulter of Race42012.com has published an updated debate schedule that now includes the moderators of each event. Put these on your calendar - more info to come.

Debate #1
Wed, 10/3
University of Denver – Denver, CO
Domestic Policy
Jim Lehrer, PBS

Debate #2
Tue, 10/16
Hofstra University – Hempstead, NY
Town Hall Meeting Style, Domestic and Foreign Policy
Candy Crowley, CNN

Debate #3
Mon, 10/22
Lynn University – Boca Raton, FL
Foreign Policy
Bob Schieffer, CBS

Vice Presidential Debate
Thur, 10/11
Centre College – Danville, KY
Domestic and Foreign Policy
Martha Raddatz, ABC

Excellent Interview: David Parker and Hugh Hewitt Discuss New Book About the 2012 Election

Our very own MRC contributor David Parker joined Hugh Hewitt on his radio program to discuss Parker’s new book: On the Brink, America’s Choice 2012. I expected this interview would be a good one, but as I listened to it I was surprised how engaging the conversation was. Even though I’ve been blogging about Mitt for nearly 6 years now I can say I actually learned a few things about him from the interview. Parker and Hewitt discuss Romney as a person, as a leader of a hugely successful capital investment firm, as a lay pastor (Bishop and Stake President) in his church for 13 years, and even as a future President with the will and know-how to get things done.

Check out this excellent interview to hear a whole lotta insight about who Mitt Romney is, how the choice between Romney and Obama is a stark one, and what makes this 2012 election so vitally important.

You can learn more about David’s new book at OnTheBrink2012.com, and you can also purchase his book on Amazon.

GRAPH OF THE DAY: Obama, Better Stories, and the Economy

Obama in interview with CBS:

When I think about what we’ve done well and what we haven’t done well,” the president said, “the mistake of my first term - couple of years - was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that’s important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times.


Mitt Romney responds:

President Obama believes that millions of Americans have lost their homes, their jobs and their livelihood because he failed to tell a good story. Being president is not about telling stories. Being president is about leading, and President Obama has failed to lead. No wonder Americans are losing faith in his presidency.

Graph of the Day (via Ace of Spades):

Video of the interview:

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~Nate G.

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Mitt Romney’s Speech to the NAACP Convention - Video and Transcript

The transcript below actually varies from the speech given. Romney was loudly booed when he said he would repeal ObamaCare. After he waited for the noise to die down he diverted from his script to explain that ObamaCare was a job killer. Watch the video to see how he handled it.

As might be expected the case Romney laid out before them touched on jobs, families, education and jobs. The environment and audience, including the occasional organ breaking in, made this one of the most unique speeches I’ve seen from Romney. Take a peek:

Remarks as prepared for delivery:

Thank you, Bishop Graves, for your generous introduction. Thanks also to President Ben Jealous and Chairman Roslyn Brock for the opportunity to be here this morning, and for your hospitality. It is an honor to address you.

I appreciate the chance to speak first – even before Vice President Biden gets his turn tomorrow. I just hope the Obama campaign won’t think you’re playing favorites.

You all know something of my background, and maybe you’ve wondered how any Republican ever becomes governor of Massachusetts in the first place. Well, in a state with 11 percent Republican registration, you don’t get there by just talking to Republicans. We have to make our case to every voter. We don’t count anybody out, and we sure don’t make a habit of presuming anyone’s support. Support is asked for and earned – and that’s why I’m here today.

With 90 percent of African-Americans voting for Democrats, some of you may wonder why a Republican would bother to campaign in the African American community, and to address the NAACP. Of course, one reason is that I hope to represent all Americans, of every race, creed or sexual orientation, from the poorest to the richest and everyone in between.
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Susan B. Anthony List President Urges Pro-Lifers to Unite Behind Romney

The board of directors of the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life organization, has voted unanimously to endorse Governor Romney for President. The announcement came as part of an op-ed published yesterday by the group’s president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, at National Review Online.


Marjorie Dannenfelser - President and Chairman of the Board of the Susan B. Anthony List

In June of 2011, some social conservatives showed concern that Romney had actually refused to sign the SBA pledge, but in doing so the Governor immediately released his own pro-life pledge with concrete commitments to govern as a pro-life leader. Dannenfelser identifies Romney’s pledge by saying, “Rather than just check the pro-lifebox, Governor Romney went on to make concrete commitments.”

The SBA President then names and expounds on what those commitments are. Namely:

  • Defund Planned Parenthood and Big Abortion
  • End U.S. support of abortion overseas
  • Protect unborn children capable of feeling pain from abortion
  • Appoint constitutionalist justices to the Supreme Court
  • Select a pro-life vice-presidential running mate

Governor Romney has made it clear that he is the pro-life candidate in this race — which is why the SBA List Board of Directors voted unanimously to stand behind him in April. It is the responsibility of all pro-life voters to now unite behind Governor Romney. Together we can put a pro-life leader in the White House.

Read Dannenfelser’s whole op-ed here.

Read more about Romney and the issue of Abortion/Stem Cell Research on our issues page.

~Nate G.


Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? New Book “On the Brink” Makes the Choice Clear

Bump: I published this originally on Thursday morning before the news broke about the SCOTUS decision on ObamaCare. Since it very quickly got buried I’m bumping it up today for more exposure. This importance of this book just jumped ten-fold with Thursday’s announcement. Please check the review below and take advantage of the pre-sale discount which ends in 2 days. Thanks, Nate G.


There is a new book that will be released next week which I must highly recommend to you. The book is On the Brink, America’s Choice 2012 written by one of our own MRC authors David Parker. (You may have seen his recent posts.) Before David joined us I was not aware that he is a very successful “serial” entrepreneur, and also a personal acquaintance of the Romney family, as well as Ann’s brothers’ families - the Davies.

David Parker

On the Brink Author - David Parker

As I reviewed On the Brink I was riveted by the both the information contained in it, as well as the clarity and articulation with which the message is delivered. It soon became apparent to me that David is a serious historian, that he has a broad view of the path that America has followed up to the current moment, and has a very sober outlook on the choice that is now before us, and the consequences of the possible outcomes.

One segment that stuck in my mind most, and in fact drew me more into the book, was a bit from the preamble to the book. In it David relates the fact that over the history of the world the greatest civilizations that have come and gone have lasted an average of 200 years. (Hey, that’s roughly America’s age.) These civilizations follow a certain course, or cycle, that takes them from nothingness to greatness, and then back to nothingness. The steps of the cycle: bondage -> spiritual faith -> great courage -> liberty -> abundance -> complacency -> apathy -> dependence -> back to bondage. David continues to point out that though most may feel we are somewhere the ‘complacency’ and ‘apathy’ phases, as much as 40% of the population may already be in the ‘dependance’ phase.

This is indeed where the policies of the Obama administration will lead us. But America does have a choice, and David Parker’s book gives the best summation of the candidates, the history, the choice and its consequences, as I have yet seen.

The book is On the Brink, America’s Choice 2012. It publishes and ships July 5th, but you can order it now take advantage of special pre-order pricing deal before it hits Amazon next week. Part of the proceeds will go towards this site, so please consider buying it today. It’s a win-win-win-win situation for you, for Mr. Parker, and for MittRomneyCentral.com, and even for Governor Romney himself.

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Book description from the official website:

David Parker offers an insider’s glimpse at the coming election, where we are as a nation, how we got here and the choice before us. He provides a substantive and stark contrast between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Further, he shares personal insights about Governor Romney, his leadership capacity, experience and perspectives about America and what lies ahead.

Believing that the mainstream media will shield the public from pertinent facts and information, Parker provides factual statements and illustrations, in summary form, that offer a compelling argument why Mitt Romney should be elected President of the United States, and how he can win in November.

A brief tome, this book delivers a concise, clear and compelling depiction of America’s choice in 2012. It appeals to a general population that has been solely reliant upon news outlets and the mainstream media, and who has yet to delve into the substance of the November election. The book further appeals to those who are political junkies, as it offers additional insights and perspectives from an insider’s view.

Most deliberately, the book is a concise and catalytic primer to inform the reader and provoke further thought and study as we face America’s defining moment. Our very freedoms are at stake in the November election and the author has sought to present an argument that the reader can absorb easily and share with others. On the Brink is an easy and well-informed read. For anyone sitting on the fence about the November election, this book is a must-read.