It’s the Economy Stupid

Matt Lewis of the “Political Machine” credits the economy as the final nail in the coffin for McCain in the 2008 elections…AND as the reason we’re most likely to see Romney in the mix in 2012.

… I’m also hearing that former President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Meg Whitman has been slated to address an upcoming hearing.

On the surface, this may appear to be nothing more than a series of economic meetings featuring former CEOs, to offer advice. While there is no doubt Romney and Whitman have substantive advice to offer, this is no doubt also an opportunity for Republicans to highlight GOP economic experts with an eye on the future.

Should the economy continue to be the most significant issue in the minds of voters, count on seeing Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential mix — and a future Whitman for California Governor bid.

It will be an up-hill struggle, but by shrewdly utilizing these hearings to highlight Republicans with economic credentials, the GOP is at least taking a step toward rebuilding its image as the party you can trust with the economy…

No matter what the condition of the economy is in 2012 Romney could only help improve it even more. I’m not going to sit around and hope it gets worse so that Romney has a better shot in 2012, in fact I think it’s very likely to get better during Obama’s tenure.

~Nate Gunderson

Support the Free and Strong America PAC - A Simple Plan

One of the best ways to promote Mitt for 2012 is by helping him stay politically active by supporting the Free and Strong America PAC. I know that my contribution alone won’t amount to much, even if I were able to give the max amount allowed. I know that I would feel so much more like contributing if there were others out there that would be willing to pledge support along side of me. I’m quite sure there are others that feel the same as me as well.

I’ve thought a lot about how to effectively help the PAC or organize people to help, and I can’t say that I’ve got any fantastic ideas. We’ve shortly discussed this in one of the earlier threads but I wanted to make this a topic of it’s own.

Since I’m not sure how to go about doing this I’ve decided to start with my own pledge. Small and simple it may be, but I’m hoping others will join me and we can make a snowballing effect.

So…. starting this month I will begin making a $20.12 contribution the PAC. I am also going to try to get 12 others to join me in doing so. Who is with me?

Every 12th day of the month I will post a blog at themittblog.com as a reminder for “Show Mitt the Money” day. Thanks to “Thought Process” for the name idea.

I would like to keep a tally of people who has pledged to support and if they’ve opted to pledge to recruit others. Of course I would like to gather their e-mails, let them choose whether they would like their name to be private or not.

Some questions I already have about it are: how do we keep track of pledges and people; how do we broadcast/advertise the project; do we set up a new website just for this; should we make a video promoting it; should we have certain goals; what should those goals be; etc.

THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. I would greatly appreciate suggestions, help, commitments etc.

To continue discussion concerning this project I’ve created a topic for it at TheMittForums.com Stop on over there and sign up and/or add suggestions.

~Nate Gunderson

OFFICIAL: Frosty the Snowman Endorses Romney for 2012

Christmas Eve 2008, Frosty the Snowman makes a rare public appearance to endorse Mitt Romney for President in 2012. Frosty states as his #1 reason he endorses Romney is because of the economy, noting that he had talked to Santa Claus frequently about the 2012 prospects and that they had mutually agreed that Romney would be the best man. Santa Claus, he states, is very eager to have a much reduced work load saying that he had to work overtime in order to make up for what families couldn’t afford on their own because of the downturn of economical conditions.

Will we see Frosty active on the campaign trail in 2011? “Perhaps,” says Frosty, “I’ll definitely make it to New Hampshire and perhaps Iowa, but I’m gonna stay away from South Carolina and Florida.”

Announcing ‘The Mitt Forums’

I’ve been mulling the idea for a while, but after having an organized chat at committedtoromney.com, orchestrated by John Cronin, I’ve decided to start-up a forum to help promote Mitt Romney for 2012 and provide a meeting place to help organize supporters and get better acquainted with each other, and to have a healthy political discussions.

The Mitt Forums

The link is http://mittromneycentral.com/community/forum/. Please stop by and register and join the discussion. Er, well the discussions not there yet, because it’s brand new, so help us start it. Invite you friends and other fellow Romney supporters as well.

Thank you and hope to see you there,

~Nate Gunderson

Romney Eager to Run Again

I am in no way hoping that McCain fails so that Romney could have a clear shot at 2012, and there is one big reason for that: OBAMA. I would rather that Romney was never heard of again than to face an Obama presidency. He is so far to the left of anything we have ever seen, the Clintons included.

BUT, I am anxious and excited for a second run by Governor Romney, whether it be 2012 or 2016.

Here are some articles about the subject:
Romney Eager To Run Again, Advisers Say
Romney readies for White House run if McCain fails
Note that the second article is written by Glen Johnson who had a run-in with the Governor during the primary campaign. I’m not able to find a link on that in my short time.

Also of note:
Romney backers throw support to Palin

Lastly, I’ve got some final comments of the Palin poll in the left side bar. The purpose of the poll was to gauge how Romney supporters felt about the Palin selection but after reviewing my site’s traffic sources I’ve had a huge influx of new visitors who googled “Palin poll”. In fact they make a far majority of people who have voted and there is no reason to believe that they represent the Romney crowd. I’m inclined to believe that many of them are possibly liberals who are attempting to make the VP pick look as bad as possible.

~Nate Gunderson