What a Memorial Day for Gov. Mitt Romney! Positive Press Coverage from Everywhere

Gov. Romney is spending the day with his family and has released a brief statement for Memorial Day.

I can’t remember a day Gov. Romney has received this much positive press coverage from this many different places in the same day. If you know of any other articles released about Gov. Romney today, please put the link(s) in the comments. The only way I knew about the great Detroit Free Press article was because I live off 8 Mile - 30 minutes away from Detroit.

That said, let’s start with the front page of today’s Detroit Free Press. The article starts off like this:

The political blogs and the pundits’ pronouncements make it sound as though anyone else has a better shot than Mitt Romney does to become the Republican nominee for president next year.

Don’t believe it: Mitt’s the man to beat in the 2012 GOP race.

The article also makes a point that I completely agree with - that the majority of people in our country may have heard the name Mitt Romney, but Mitt still has a chance to make sure people think of jobs and the economy when they think about Mitt Romney. Most people don’t know enough about Gov. Romney yet, and can easily change their minds about him if presented with compelling evidence.

Next, the New Yorker has released one of the main articles to be released in their June 6th edition. When comparing Obamacare and Romneycare, The New Yorker suggests that “the two laws differ in important ways.”, states that “Although some influential liberals condemned Romney, most conservatives praised the plan.”, and notes that President Obama is the one who has flip-flopped on healthcare while Gov. Romney is the one with actual knowledge on the subject.

The Boston Globe has the most publicized piece of the day.

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This Boston Globe piece has been called a must read by a bunch of people. You’re going to want to get this in front of as many people as possible. It’s a long and thorough article and it’s only the first in a series on Mitt Romney and the Massachusetts health care overhaul.

Finally, the Daily Caller has published an opinion piece endorsing Gov. Romney for 2012!

As many in the GOP scramble to find a candidate, there have been calls for anyone but Romney. Efforts are already underway to brand Romney as a RINO. Such a label is profoundly inaccurate and hurts the Republican Party’s best chance at recapturing the White House in 2012.

Romney’s acumen as an executive stands out in any field of candidates and this one in particular. From his extraordinary success in the private sector, Romney can speak credibly about the economy and job creation. His fiscal conservatism reaches beyond balanced budgets in the short-term. As governor of Massachusetts, Romney not only balanced the budget every year without raising taxes but also rescued the Commonwealth’s Stabilization Fund, also known as the “rainy day fund.” By the time Romney left office in 2007, the fund held $2.3 billion.

There’s a lot more at each of the links I posted, so please check them out. If you’re spending time with family today, that’s great. You can catch up on all of these articles tomorrow. Happy Memorial Day everyone!

UPDATE: A tweet from Governor Romney… Don’t forget to read his full statement.

Please take a moment today to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

UPDATE 2 by Jayde - TwitPic from Gov Romney: “Busy week ahead. Great weekend in New Hampshire with Ann and the family.” (May 30, 2022)

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Mitt Romney: The Best Hope to Beat Obama

The Daily Caller has an excellent article on why Mitt Romney is the best candidate to defeat Obama in 2012.

Democrats know they have an an uphill battle getting reelected in 2012 but they think they have an awesome strategy in getting a second term for Obama:

Earlier this week, Obama’s reelection campaign manager Jim Messina made it clear “that Democrats couldn’t rely on their 2008 game plan to win a second term for Obama in 2012.” As Messina describes it, one of the keys to winning in 2012 is for Obama is to “[e]expand the electorate.”

Their ‘awesome plan’ may be difficult to implement because Mitt Romney is actually shrinking Obama’s electoral map:

“Ironically, there is one GOP presidential frontrunner who is currently expanding the electoral map on Team Obama — Mitt Romney.”

How is Romney shrinking Obama’s electoral map? It’s due to his strong appeal among Independents:

But there is one item that usually escapes the casual political handicapper: Romney’s appeal among independents. This group, which swung to Obama in 2008 and then to the GOP’s congressional candidates in 2010, will be the single most important voting block for either party in 2012. In two battleground states that had been trending blue — Michigan and New Hampshire — Romney has, at times, led President Obama in a hypothetical general election match-up largely because of his appeal among these voters.

Several polls show that Romney is also leading Obama in Florida, a state that is essentially a political microcosm of all the battleground states and a state that the eventual GOP nominee cannot lose if Republicans have any hope of winning the White House in 2012.

The entire purpose of having primaries is for candidates to make their case that they are the best person to WIN in a general election. Every Republican candidate who plans on running in 2012 knows they need the Independent vote to win. Other candidates will argue that they are in the best position to defeat Barak Obama, but they may come up short when it comes to backing such claims with facts.

Mitt Romney is the best person who can make the case that he can defeat Obama and actually back up that claim.

~ Jared A.

~Update from Ross
Need any more evidence that Team Obama is worried about Mitt Romney? Democrats are filing a frivolous lawsuit to hurt Mitt. Check out this awesome quote:

“This is transparently political,” Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said of the NHDP filing with the Federal Election Commission. “For those wondering what the Obama jobs plan entails, it apparently involves hiring more lawyers at the FEC to handle frivolous complaints filed by his minions.”

Scott Brown Defends His Vote For RomneyCare

This is a pretty good read posted earlier today about Scott Brown’s remarks on Fox News, wherein Brown defends his support for the Health Care Bill that Mitt Romney passed (often referred to as RomneyCare) while serving as Governor in Massachusetts:

By Jon Ward at The Daily Caller

Scott Brown, the Republican whose quest to win Ted Kennedy’s seat has jolted Democrats with the possibility of losing the 60-seat majority needed to pass a health-care bill, defended on Wednesday his own vote as a state senator for mandatory health insurance in 2006.

Brown, defending the plan signed by former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, argued that the Democratic plan being debated in Washington is an entirely different proposal.

“They’re two different programs,” said Brown, during an appearance on Fox News.

“What we have here is a free-market enterprise where we’re providing insurance on various levels to people in Massachusetts,” Brown said. “The plans in Washington are a one-size-fits-all plan that’s going to cost almost $1 trillion-plus and raise taxes at a time when we don’t need it.”

Brown’s response is key for Romney, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and is considered a front-runner for the nomination in 2012.

Brown himself is crusading on the fact that if he wins and is seated before congressional Democrats reach a compromise on two health-care bills passed by the House and the Senate, his vote will be able to stop it from passing.

He voted for the Massachusetts health-care plan, and faced questions on Fox from Neil Cavuto about whether he “contributed to something that now you’re against?”

But the line from Romney advisers who talked to The Daily Caller Wednesday, and Brown himself, is that Romney-care has worked in covering the uninsured but that cost containment has not happened because Gov. Deval Patrick eliminated a cost and quality commission that would have brought transparency to what health-care providers were charging and eliminated price gouging.

Romney adviser Ron Kaufman, a Washington lobbyist who has been working with the Brown campaign in an unofficial advisory role, said that the people of Massachusetts are “satisfied with what they got” but that they are angry about the federal bill being debated because it would force the state to pay for something they already have: nearly universal coverage.

“They already paid for it,” Kaufman said. Brown said much the same thing during his interview on Fox. “Why would we subsidize and why would we pay more for something we already have. It makes no sense,” he said.

Ed Haislmaier, a health care policy expert at the Heritage Foundation, backed up the Brown and Romney camps’ analysis. “When you ask the average person in Massachusetts who isn’t getting subsidized coverage, ‘Did health reform do anything to help you?’ they’re going to say no, because the piece that was designed to do that got killed off,” said Haislmaier.

Scott Brown Defends His Vote for Mitt Romney's Health Care Plan In MASS.

A Must Read: Politifact.com proves that RomneyCare is NOT bankrupting Massachusetts.