Watch Romney’s Speech to Young America’s Foundation Live Tonight

Watch it here live tonight. I have it embedded on the chat page. There are other live speakers that will be on throughout the weekend including Hannah Giles (of recent undercover ACORN video fame) and Congressman Joe Wilson (of recent “You lie!” fame.) Click here for the full schedule.

Governor Romney is set to speak at 11:15 PM (Eastern Time)

Just click the shiny red button below to watch it in our chat page!
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~Nate G.

Romney in the News

Mitt’s interview on CNN:

(HT: NYforMitt)

Romney Builds Political Capital While Biding Time on 2012 Run:

(CNN Politics)

Boston, Massachusetts (CNN) — For a moment, you might think Mitt Romney was still running for office if you look at his travel schedule crisscrossing the country.

Since February, he has attended nine events for senatorial candidates, appeared at more than a dozen rallies or fundraisers for those running for governor this year or next, and spoken at almost two dozen meetings of Republican Party groups or conservative organizations. And he has finished a new book.

“This is a pivotal time in the history of our country,” Romney said at his political action committee’s office.

As the Republican Party searches for ways to rebound from its recent losses and leaders who can be turned to, Romney clearly is trying to position himself to be one of them.

Editorial: Governor Romney, Welcome Back!:

(The Jacksonville Observer)

North East Florida Republicans gave a warm welcome to their number one 2008 Presidential primary favorite, Gov. Mitt Romney. Romney delivered an energized keynote speech downtown at the Hyatt honoring dedicated community leader, Tom Petway.

Romney’s speech was principled, impassioned and conservative to the core. He spoke about the dire effects of big government spending and taxpayer funded bailouts crippling an already frail economy, versus limited government which spurs economic growth and empowers Americans to pursue greater opportunities.

Since 2008, Romney has formed a P.A.C., “Free and Strong America.” He travels the country speaking to prestigious “Think Tanks” espousing time tested principles that will turn this country around; as well as backing Republican candidates running for statewide and national office.

Though the 2012 election may seem a long way off, people are looking to the future for hope. In several of the latest polls, former governor Mitt Romney is the front runner for the Republican nomination. It’s time to start paying attention to what he has to say.

Governor Romney, welcome back to Jacksonville, we’re glad you came.

Romney to Speak at Reagan Ranch:

(CNN Political Ticker)

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is heading to Reagan country.

The former Massachusetts governor is scheduled to speak this Friday to the Young America’s Foundation at the Ronald Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California. Romney is expected to be the dinner banquet speaker for the foundation’s West Coast Leadership Conference, which consists of young conservatives from 44 colleges and universities across 12 states.

“Young people provide much of the energy in the conservative movement, and if we are going to be successful as a party we need to harness that energy and put it work on behalf of the principles we all believe in – more freedom, lower taxes and limited government,” says Romney Adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.

Surprise! Huckabee Still Resents Romney:

(Politico: Mike Huckabee Ambivalent About White House Run)

What’s more, [Huckabee] is vastly outworking all of his potential rivals — even the ones who, as he noted, don’t have to work for a living and don’t need to work for a living. Like, just for instance, Romney, who merits 15 entries in the index of Huckabee’s recent campaign memoir, now out in paperback. (“Romney, Mitt: disrespectful attitude of; … flip-flopping on issues; … Iowa concession, lack of; … as left of center; … negative ads.”)

He compares Romney’s attempt to prove himself more conservative than his rivals to “the Kristen Wiig character on ‘Saturday Night Live’ — ‘I’ve been there, too; I’ve been there six times.’”

~Nate Gunderson