Mitt Romney: Tele-Townhall for Sharron Angle, Goes to Iowa & S. Carolina, Announces Third Round of 10 for ’10

On this final week before midterm elections, Mitt Romney was fresh out of the starting gates - again.

Monday, Oct 25th - Governor Romney hosted a Tele-Townhall with Sharon Angle. The senatorial race between her and rival Harry Reid is nose-to-slightly-ahead-nose, with Angle polling at 49%. Reid is at 45%. Only 2% remain undecided with less than a week to go.

Despite aspersions cast on Romney’s and Reid’s religion from Angle’s former pastor, Sonrise Church Pastor John Reed, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) is a “cult” with “kooky” beliefs, Romney’s conference call with Angle is evidence of his continued support for her and the conservative cause. Angle has distanced herself from Pastor Reed and hasn’t attended his Reno church for six years. Her campaign reiterated that, as a lifelong Christian, Angle shares similar values with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, who comprise 7 percent of Nevada’s population.

Meanwhile, Harry Reid has been characterized as “running his election like there’s no tomorrow.” He called in his last-minute cavalry; President Obama stumped for him last Friday (Oct. 22nd). To help pump up his union support, Reid was supported by Senator Al Franken and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at a rally in Reno yesterday (Tuesday, Oct. 26th).

Republican consultant Ryan Erwin:

“I think someone like Mitt Romney offering to help, being able to connect with voters… this is a candidate who in a multi-candidate field got more than 50 percent of the presidential caucus.”

Also, on Monday Oct 25th, Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC released its third 10 for ’10 - focusing on 10 Republican House candidates Romney supports in battleground states. Here are the latest candidates and states they represent: Sandy Adams – Fl, Rick Berg – ND, Sean Duggy – WI, Keith Fimian –VA, Ryan Frazier – CO, Ed Martin – MO, Kristi Noem – SD, Austin Scott – GA, Van Tran – CA, and Allen West – Fl.

Please support these candidates! You may read more here.

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Tuesday, Oct 26th - On to Iowa!

Romney greets supporters at Branstad rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Oct 25, 2021

Romney stumped for former Iowa governor Terry Branstad, his running mate Lieutenant Governor nominee Kim Reynolds, and other GOP candidates at a “Road to Victory” morning rally in Cedar Rapids:

Radio Iowa:

Second district congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks is first to speak to the crowd.

The crowd cheered as a group of Iowa Republican candidates and the party’s chair entered the room. “Look what the bus brought in,” Miller-Meeks said, adding a few seconds later: ”Boy, the Winnebago can bring in a lot of people.” She also joked with the crowd about Romney wearing jeans on the campaign trail.

A tweet revealed Gov Romney’s response:

jmartpolitico: Romney in Dubuque explains his casual look compared to the other suit-wearing pols. “I’m unemployed.”

More from Radio Iowa:

Romney, who spoke for a little less than eight minutes, told the crowd liberals are trying to “smother that spirit of America,” and citizens across the country are responding.

“We’ve had a chance to see liberal policies in action and they have not worked and people are saying, ‘No more of that,’” Romney said. “We’ve watched what happened when they built their stimulus which didn’t create private sector jobs. It instead protected government workers and unions. It did not do what the economy needed, which was to stimulate investment and hiring in the private sector where jobs will stay and grow. And then we saw ObamaCare, We saw their cap and trade efforts and their card-check efforts, and so people have said,’Look, that liberal agenda doesn’t work.’”

Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor nominee, introduced Mitt as “a great friend of Iowa.”

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After firing up the crowd, Romney then traveled with the group to Dubuque for another rally:

Evening time found Governor Romney at the Scott County GOP Reagan Dinner where he was the featured speaker. The gala event was held at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf.

Branstad maintains a double-digit lead over Democratic incumbent Chet Culver.

Today, Romney is off to South Carolina, where he’ll be campaigning and fundraising for Senator Mick Mulvaney.

(H/t Bosman for Iowa videos)

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Obama’s Flatline Economy: Will He Heed Mitt Romney’s Advice? New GOP Ad

Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Summer of Recovery Tour has morphed into a Summer of Flummery Side Show. As Obama jets across the country (vacationing between stops) reiterating rock-solid confidence that his economic policies are piloting our nation in the right direction, jobless claims have sprung to the highest levels since the middle of last November (500,000 Americans filed for unemployment the first time last week). Economists are increasingly fearful about the durability of this fragile jobLESS recovery. $862 BILLION stimulus dollars later, Obama’s failure to grow the economy in any significant way or create private-sector jobs is a reality Americans grapple with every day. Glossy talk isn’t hiding the tragedy… 

August 3, 2021 - Peter Marshall (BBC) looks at America’s new poor in Nevada:

(A somber reminder of the necessity to defeat Harry Reid. Support  Sharron Angle!)

From Keith Hennessey (New York Daily News contributor) Aug 16, 1020:

At 9.5% the unemployment rate is 1.8 percentage points higher today than when the President took office. There are 3.3 million fewer U.S. jobs than there were in January 2009. The U.S. economy has lost jobs in 12 of the 18 months since he has been office, including the last two months.

In early August of last year, the President declared that, thanks in part to his policies, the U.S. economy was “pointed in the right direction.” We have lost jobs in six of the 12 months since then, for a net decline of 52,000 jobs. The 9.4% unemployment rate when he made this statement climbed to 10.1% and has since declined to 9.5%, still higher than it was last August.

The President signed into law a $682 billion stimulus law and two health laws that will create $788 billion of new entitlements over the next decade. Combine these with countless other smaller spending bills, several of which were labeled as emergencies and therefore not paid for, and the U.S. government is $2.5 trillion more in debt than on the day this President took office. That’s $8,000 more debt for every American man, woman, and child.

Wedged into Obama’s red-ink Stimulus Bill are expenditures that make Americans livid. At an oversight report press conference on August 3, 2010, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) revealed Obama’s head-shaking one billion $ earmark of waste, abuse, and fraud in 100 frivolous stimulus projects. They called it Obama’s Summertime Blues. Here are a few examples of liberal congressional claptrap:

• $554,763 - Forest Service to replace windows in closed Mount St. Helens visitor center
• $762,372 - create “Dance Draw” interactive dance software
• $62 million - tunnel to nowhere Pittsburg, PA - even Governor, Ed Rendell called “a tragic mistake”
• $1.9 million - international ant research
• $1.8 million - road project that is threatening a pastor’s home
• $308 million - joint clean energy venture with…BP
• $89,298 - replace new sidewalk that leads to a ditch in Boynton, OK
• $3.8 million - “streetscaping” project that has reduced traffic, caused a business to fire two employees
• $16 million - help Boeing clean up environmental mess it created in 2007
• $200,000 - help Siberian communities lobby Russian policy makers
• $39.7 million - upgrade statehouse, political offices in Topeka, KS
• $760,000 - Georgia Tech to study improvised music
• $700,000 - study why monkeys respond negatively to inequity
• $193,956 - study voter perceptions of economic stimulus
• $363,760 - help NIH promote positive impacts of stimulus projects
• $456,663 - study circulation of Neptune’s atmosphere
• $529,648 - study effects of local populations on the environment…in Himalayas

To read the full McCain/Coburn report, continue here.

With the United States $2.5 TRILLION deeper in debt than on the day Obama was sworn into office (that’s $8,000 more debt for every American man, woman, and child) the Republican National Committee recently got creative and made an ad spoofing Steve Slater, Obama’s low poll numbers, Democrats, and mid-term elections:

Mitt Romney cares deeply about unemployed Americans and is laboring unceasingly to help elect candidates this fall who share his concerns. He published a plan yesterday which outlines how to remove uncertainty from the market, jump-start jobs, and grow the economy. (See Nate’s article here.)

From Romney’s book No Apology p. 167:

Our big government debt problem is not a Democrat problem – it is a Democrat and Republican problem. […] Neither party has been willing to say no to the people who want more and more from government. Saying yes wins votes. Saying no means concession speeches. But what America faces today calls for truth, and having just experienced a brush with economic collapse, the American people are ready for truth. They know that if we go on borrowing, we will do to the country what was done to Lehman and AIG and General Motors and to millions of homeowners. Except in the country’s case, there is no one that could bail us out.

If we wisely begin to reform entitlements and commit to live within our means, we will accomplish for our children what our parents did for us: Bestow upon them an America that is stronger and more prosperous even than what we have known. We do not have to become the “worst American generation.” There is still time to correct our course – barely.

Will Obama heed Governor Romney’s advice?


UPDATE 8/20/10: Obama now blames poor job numbers on congressional inaction. Wait! His party runs Congress. Is this the start of buddy-bickering within the Democratic huddle? Read more here.

June 8, 2022 “Mini” Super Tuesday Election Results: Let’s Chat!

Update: Results and recap for June 8, 2022 elections can be found by clicking here.

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“Mini” Super Tuesday

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Today, June 8, 2022

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Americans will be casting votes for candidates today in state primary elections and one run-off election across 12 states: Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, N. Dakota, S. Carolina, S. Dakota, and Virginia.

Will incumbents prevail? Or, will fresh faces triumph?

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UPDATE #1 (from Ross): The Early Word on Turnout in Nevada, California, and South Carolina

All things considered, the turnout seems a bit low…Generally speaking, low turnout helps outsider and upstart candidates.