Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Christie Endorses Romney

Chris Christie, New Jersey's Governor, has officially announced endorsing Mitt Romney for president. Not only is this an amazing endorsement because no one knew if he himself was going to run for president, but every republican candidate wanted his vote. In this article from nbcnewyork.com it talks about Christie and his decision.

Chris Christie Backs Mitt Romney for GOP Nomination

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011 | Updated 4:59 PM EDT
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said -- for real this time -- that he is not running for the Republican presidential nomination next year.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said -- for real this time -- that he is not running for the Republican presidential nomination next year.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is backing Mitt Romney for president as "the man we need to lead America" and said attacks on his Mormon religion are "beneath the office of the president of the United States."

Christie announced his endorsement at a surprise appearance in New Hampshire with the former Massachusetts governor on Tuesday.

The event comes a few days after the Rev. Robert Jeffress, a supporter of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, called Romney's religion a "cult" and said he was "not a Christian." Jeffress was at an event where he introduced Perry.

On Tuesday, Christie said "any campaign that associates itself with that type of comment is beneath the office of the president of the United States."

Romney, for his part, called on Perry to "repudiate" the remark. A Perry spokesman said later that the call was an attempt to "change the subject," and noted that Perry has already disagreed with the comment.

Christie said last week that he would not be getting into the race for the Republican nomination, saying "now is not my time," but gave no indication an endorsement was coming soon. A senior Romney adviser told NBC News that Romney secured the endorsement on Saturday when he and his wife, Ann, met with Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, at the Christie home.

Romney described Christie as an "American hero" who has battled to "rein in the excesses of government in New Jersey."

Christie's support -- which was considered to be coveted among the GOP field -- could come with his network of donors and admirers.

He has won national appeal among Republicans for being a brash, no-nonsense first-term governor who faced down the powerful teachers union and slashed the budget.

Perry's campaign said in a statement that he "has the utmost respect" for Christie "and looks forward to his help unseating President Obama next year."

Christie had repeatedly said he would not run for the White House, but had begun to waver in recent weeks. When he traveled outside New Jersey for several political appearances late last month, including a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, he said he began reconsidering his decision.

Ultimately, though, he reached the same conclusion he had felt for a long time.

"The deciding factor was -- it did not feel right to me in my gut to leave now, when the job here is not finished," he said last week.

For a complete timeline of Christie's journey, go here.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Washington Post puts "Romney as a Safe Choice"

In an article that came out today, Michael Gerson wrote that, Mitt Romney was a safe choice for risky times. In the article Gerson points out that Perry, "specific economic policies remain defiantly unspecific, but his rhetoric and intentions are ideologically ambitious." Perry has great intentions, but has no form of showing how these intentions will turn into plans of action. Romney on the other hand he states, "(Romney) refuses to hurl the accusation of “socialism.” Romney argues that an overbroad condemnation of Social Security would leave Republicans “obliterated as a party.” His own 59-point economic plan contains a “number of options”."
Lets all of us who support Mitt Romney, hope that in the end this statement makes true. Romney does have a plan of action, he does have the leadership skill that is needed to provide the end results we all hope to achieve. Mitt Romney, believes in America.

Monday, September 19, 2011

USA Today shows Results from most recent Poll

First things first. This is a great article on the percentages that Romney and Perry have in the polls. Interestingly to me is that the republican parties main goal is to beat President Obama in the 2012 presidential elections. This article shows that Perry is ahead of Romney in the polls, but that Romney is the one who when put up against Obama, can beat him in the polls. Hopefully in the end the republican party will see reason and find that in order to get President Obama out of office we have to vote for the candidate who can beat him.

Poll: Perry, Romney draw support from distinct groups

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WASHINGTON – Texas Gov. Rick Perry leads former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, in what is becoming a battle between the candidate who excites more Republicans and the one who shows stronger appeal among GOP-leaning independents.

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney appear at the Republican presidential debate Sept. 12 in Tampa.

    By Mike Carlson, AP

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney appear at the Republican presidential debate Sept. 12 in Tampa.


By Mike Carlson, AP

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney appear at the Republican presidential debate Sept. 12 in Tampa.

The survey, taken Thursday through Sunday, charts aGOP field that seems headed toward a showdown between Perry, with 31% backing, and Romney, at 24%.

The only other candidate scoring in double digits is Texas Rep. Ron Paul, at 13%. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who seized GOP interest when she entered the race, has seen her support plummet to 5%. That puts her in a tie with former House speaker Newt Gingrich and businessman Herman Cain.

Veteran Republican strategist Ed Rollins, who recently resigned as Bachmann's campaign manager, says the results could signal "a drawn-out process" and extended primary fight between Perry and Romney, both of whom are likely to have ample money and other campaign resources.

But for Bachmann, he says, "The only way she can get back in this race is to somehow win Iowa," which holds the opening caucuses early next year.

Support for the two leading contenders is distinctly different:

• Perry is stronger among Republicans and independents who lean Republican, the voters who settle nominations. In a head-to-head race, 49% say they would vote for Perry, 39% for Romney.

• Romney does better among the swing voters who hold the key to most general elections. Among all registered voters, Romney slightly bests President Obama 49%-47%, while Perry lags behind the president, 45% to 50%.

Perry is also a more polarizing figure.

In the poll, 44% say they definitely would not vote for Perry; 35% say that of Romney. Looked at another way, 62% say would either definitely vote for Romney or consider doing so; 53% say that of Perry.

Perry has increased his standing a bit, compared with results from Gallup's daily poll in late August, but Romney has narrowed the gap between them. Then, Perry led Romney, 29%-17%. His 12-point margin is down to 7 points.

Bachmann was at 10% in that late-August survey and at 13% in early August, before Perry entered the race.

The Republican field is slated to meet Thursday for its third debate in three weeks, this time in Orlando. Also participating will be former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, at 2% in the poll, and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, at 1%.

Romney has been making the electability argument against Perry, who dislodged the former Massachusetts governor as the leader in national polls. He argues that Perry's blunt views on Social Security's viability — the Texas governor calls it a "Ponzi scheme" for younger workers — and other issues will make it hard for him to win in November.

That may strike a chord with Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. In the poll, 53% say they would prefer the nominee with the best chance of beating Obama; 43% say they want the candidate who agrees with them on almost all issues.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mitt Romney and Bill O'Reilly

After the GOP debates Mitt Romney talks with Bill O'Reilly. I enjoyed this clip on the two of them talking and discussing certain point. Romney stayed classy the whole time and was able to answer questions about his opponents, specifically Rick Perry and President Obama, in a very courteous way. Watch the video below.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Romney WINS GOP debate

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ABC news announced Romney as the winner of the GOP debate last night (September 7, 2011). The debate seemed to become a debate between Romney and Perry. Romney remained strong throughout the debate, while Perry was strong in the beginning and weakened in the end.

Romney did a good job at answering the questions with what he plans to do when he becomes president, and staying strong at defending his main points.

After the GOP debates last night (September 7, 2011) The gallop poll came out with new results. Perry strongly favored at 73% and Romney strongly favored at 71%.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Romney'a Jobs Plan

On Tuesday September 6, 2011, Mitt Romney gave a speech detailing his plans for creating jobs and growth for America, if and when he becomes President.

To view his whole speech go to

Romney spoke about many things that he is going to do his first day in office. His goal: RESTORE AMERICA TO THE PATH OF ROBUST ECONOMIC GROWTH NECESSARY TO CREATE JOBS.