From the bottom of our hearts, Ann and I thank you for your support, prayers, efforts, & vote.We are forever grateful to every one of you.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 10, 2012
Congratulations to Mitt Romney for having conducted a disciplined and idealistic campaign of great consequence for the country, even if he did not prevail.
He is such a good and generous man that the defeat is very hard on all of the people that saw in him a combination of talents that the country desperately needed.
Nature intervened after he had successfully overcome all the powers of incumbency, but he and his team --and especially his remarkable and wonderful family-- sacrificed so much and worked so hard that is very difficult not to feel disillusioned with a country so unwilling to confront its deep problems and trust a virtuous man to lead it.
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Gov hanging out with family this morning. What an incredible family. So blessed to be so close to them. twitter.com/dgjackson/stat…
— Mitt's Body Man (@dgjackson) November 7, 2012
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Mitt and Ann on Election Day twitter.com/dgjackson/stat…— Mitt's Body Man (@dgjackson) November 6, 2012
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Gov and Ann watching Kid Rock perform at our New Hampshire rally. twitter.com/dgjackson/stat…
— Mitt's Body Man (@dgjackson) November 6, 2012
Wow! Almost midnight “@mittromneyfan: Mitt and Ann Romney now on stage in Manchester, NH twitter.com/tobyharnden/st…”
— Matt Barber (@jmattbarber) November 6, 2012
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America's military leaders agree: Barack Obama's massive defense cuts will be devastating to our troops and their families. Mitt Romney will protect America's military and their families, and reverse the President's devastating defense cuts.
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There are at least 10,000 people outside the security entrance to the Morrisville, PA Romney Rally. #RomneyRyan2012 twitter.com/mattdizwhitloc…
— matt whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) November 4, 2012
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In the final 48 hours of a fiercely fought presidential election, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan swept into the Twin Cities on Sunday, Nov. 4, to tell the party faithful the GOP ticket has a realistic shot at winning Minnesota for the first time in 40 years.
"Minnesota, work with us, join with us. Together we can do this," Ryan told a crowd of about 8,000 packed into a Sun Country Airlines hangar at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and an overflow audience of about 2,000 more listening to loudspeakers outside the building.
The excited crowd chanted "two more days" and waved "Minnesota believes" signs as Ryan arrived on the Romney campaign's "Believe in America" jet.
GOP Congressman John Kline said he hasn't seen rank-and-file Minnesota Republicans so excited about the possibility of a presidential win here in years. They have flooded the party's phone banks in recent days to turn out voters, he said.
"They believe it. They can taste it," Kline said. "Minnesota is in the hunt."
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The Obama administration dictated that every Catholic school, hospital and charity must include services that many Catholics consider immoral.
This election it is critical that we vote for the candidate who is going to protect these religious institutions. On Tuesday, November 6th, vote for Mitt Romney.
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“The question of this election comes down to this: Do you want four more years like the last four years or do you want real change? President Obama promised change but he couldn't deliver it. I not only promised change, I have a record of achieving it. I built a business. I turned around another business. I helped put the Olympics back on track. And then with a Democrat legislature, I helped turn my state from deficit to surplus, from job losses to job growth and from higher taxes to higher take-home pay. That’s why I am running for President. I want to help the country do those same things.”
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RICH BEESON: “There’s two numbers to keep in mind here, Chris. And it goes across the country and as we go into specific states it will matter even more. One is independents. Independents are gonna decide this race in all of these states. Governor Romney consistently leads among independents because they have seen his message, for creating 12 million jobs, real recovery and strengthening the middle class. The second number is you’ve got an incumbent president who has been running for this job for the last four years since the day he got elected, will have raised and spent over $1 billion and he is stuck well below 50, at 48, 47, 46, in all of these polls. When you’re an incumbent under 50 [Obama], and well under 50, that’s a bad place to be.”
FOX NEWS’ CHRIS WALLACE: “Finally, what will you be looking at, early on election night? What states, what counties? Secondly, what -- is this going to be -- how will you know whether it is going to be an early night or a long night and how long do you think it is going to take for to us figure out who is the next president?”
RICH BEESON: “Well, there’s going to be a lot of key bellwethers. But what we’re seeing consistently from the early and absentee numbers is that there is a general underperforming in places where President Obama needs to do well and there’s an over-performing in places where Governor Romney does well. There’s an intensity factor out there on the side of the Republicans, that is a significant gap and we see it out on the ground, we see it when people are knocking on the doors, we see it when people are making the phone calls and again, it gets back to the simple fact that Governor Romney is out there talking about big things and big change, not about small things and so I think as we start seeing returns coming in from New Hampshire, from southeastern Pennsylvania, from northern Virginia, from Cuyahoga County in Ohio, I think it is going to become pretty clear that there is going to be a widespread repudiation of the Obama administration, and, Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan will be elected the next President and Vice President of the United States. And I don’t think we’ll have to wait very long to know that.”
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The differences between Mitt Romney and President Obama are clear. He says it has to be this way. Mitt Romney says it can't stay this way. President Obama is hoping Americans settle, but Americans don't settle. We build. We aspire.
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America’s heart, soul, brains and muscle — the middle- and working-class people who make this nation great — have been beset for too long by sapping economic decline.
So, too, New York breadwinners and families.
Paychecks are shrunken after more than a decade in which the workplace has asked more of wage earners and rewarded them less. The decline has knocked someone at the midpoint of the salary scale back to where he or she would have been in 1996.
Four years ago, the Daily News endorsed Obama, seeing a historic figure whose intelligence, political skills and empathy with common folk positioned him to build on the small practical experience he would bring to the world’s toughest job. We valued Obama’s pledge to govern with bold pragmatism and bipartisanship.
The hopes of those days went unfulfilled.
The presidential imperative of the times is to energize the economy and get deficits under control to empower the working and middle classes to again enjoy the fruits of an ascendant America.
So The News is compelled to stand with Romney.
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America needs a real change. Mitt Romney will provide the leadership to keep America strong and get our economy going again. If you are ready for this to be a turning point in America's course, stand with Mitt and help us deliver the kind of leadership that these times demand.
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“These serious times require serious solutions. And when you think about the closing moments of this campaign, this quote pretty much sums it up. I am going to read you a quote from four years ago. ‘If you don’t have any fresh ideas, use stale tactics to scare voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.’ You know who said that four years ago? You do know who said that four years ago. That is what Barack Obama said in 2008. And in 2008, he appealed to our highest aspirations. Now, he’s appealing to our lowest fears. Just yesterday, [Obama] was asking his supporters at a rally to vote out of revenge. Mitt Romney and I are asking you to vote out of love of country. That’s what we do in this country. We don’t believe in revenge. We believe in change and hope. We actually do.”
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UNBELIEVABLE!! Huge crowd in Ohio. I've never seen anything like this. Amazing support. twitter.com/dgjackson/stat…— Mitt's Body Man (@dgjackson) November 3, 2012
At 30K, according to WC fire chief, Romney Rally estimated largest campaign rally in US— Cincienquirer (@Cincienquirer) November 3, 2012
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We each have our own reasons for voting. President Obama said voting is the best revenge. Mitt Romney asked supporters to vote for love of country. This Tuesday, what will be your reason for voting?
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I'm the 45th Gov of WI & I turn 45 today. All I ask is that you help elect the 45th President of the United States: @mittromney.— Scott Walker (@ScottKWalker) November 2, 2012
Gov speaking in Wisconsin. This crowd is ready for Real Change on Day One! They are loud and excited to see the Gov. twitter.com/dgjackson/stat…— Mitt's Body Man (@dgjackson) November 2, 2012
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For some, this election is about numbers, but it is so much more than that. It's about businesses closing after generations. It's about college graduates being forced to move back in with their parents. This election is about lives, careers, futures. That is why the choice is so very clear.
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[Obama's] got a new idea for the second term, and here's what it is. In addition to all the borrowing and all the spending and all the money printing and all the regulating, he wants a new Cabinet position. He wants to create a new secretary of business. You know, we already have a secretary of business. It's actually called the secretary of commerce. That's what this agency does. Let me ask you a question. Can anybody name our current secretary of commerce? You know why? We don't have one. It's been vacant for over four months, and the president hasn't even proposed or put somebody in the job.”
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Dayton Daily News:
Many of the women at the event said the economy and jobs were their main concerns and that the “war on women” rhetoric from the Democratic Party was not true.
“I’m a small business owner,” said Nancy Tereba of Liberty Twp. “We built our business and we sacrificed greatly. It’s unfathomable that someone would want to take this away from us.”
Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor told Wednesday’s crowd that 400,000 women have lost their jobs in the past four years.
Between January 2009 and March 2012, there was a net decline of 740,000 jobs for men and women, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of that amount, 683,000 or 92.3 percent affected women in this net decline of jobs.
As a single mother, Jennifer Miller of Bridgetown, said she’s voting for the candidate who can best help the nation’s economy.
“I think Mitt Romney better understands economic cycles and drivers than Obama does,” said Miller, who commutes to work at a bank in downtown Hamilton. “I think the Democratic Party tries to paint women into a corner with respect to women’s issues. I think women are much smarter than that. Smart women aren’t going to be told what’s important to them. In reality, the same things that are important to men are important to women.”
Carolyn Grove, of Fairfield Twp,. said this year’s election will be the most important one of her lifetime. “For me, the most important thing is the economy and second is (national) security,” Grove said. “I don’t think that’s being addressed adequately by this administration. If we have a strong economy, women will have good jobs. That’s the most important women’s issue …
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“Now, I know the president's been trying to figure out some way to suggest he's got some new ideas, because with all these people out of work, with 3 million more women in poverty today than when he took office, with 15 more million people on food stamps than when he took office, he's got to find something to suggest it's going to be better over the next four years. And so he came up with an idea last week, which is he's going to create the department of business. I don't think adding a new chair in his Cabinet will help add millions of jobs on Main Street. I mean, unfortunately, what you've seen before your very eyes is a campaign that keeps on shrinking and shrinking and shrinking to smaller things. I mean, he's been out talking about how he's going to save Big Bird and then playing silly word games with my last name and then -- or first, and then attacking me day-in and day-out. Attacking me doesn't make an agenda, doesn't get people back to work. We don't need a secretary of business to understand business; we need a president who understands business, and I do. That's why I will be able to get this economy going. This isn't the time for small measures. This is a time for greatness. This is a time for big change, for real change. And that's why, just as your next senator said, this is a time where from day one he's going to make changes, I'm going to make real changes, I'm going to get this economy going. From day one, we're making changes.”
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The Des Moines Register said that Mitt Romney "offers a fresh economic vision." When they endorsed Mitt Romney, it was the first time in forty years the paper endorsed a Republican. In fact, Romney earned the support of every major newspaper in Iowa. It's clear that Mitt Romney is the leader both Iowa and our nation need.
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Dave Martinez volunteered for Barack Obama in 2008, but after four years, he's supporting Mitt Romney. He even started "Democrats for Romney" because he believes that Mitt Romney can bring the real change that he was looking for four years ago. Clear eyes. Full hearts. Colorado can't lose.
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Ohioans are looking for real change. In 2012, the man and the moment have met perfectly. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will lead in Washington and take back our country. Clear eyes. Full hearts. Ohio can't lose.
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For generations, we've understood that with a little hard work, nothing was beyond our grasp. It's time we had a government that worked with us, and not against us. The "This is Our America" campaign shares stories from candidates and regular Americans around the country who are fired up about the 2012 election and have faith that America is bigger than it's challenges.
We are the National Republican Congressional Committee, and our mission is to make sure Congress spends and taxes less, so the economy can get back on track.
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Sharing a tender moment with this little boy who was dressed up as Iron Man at Nationwide Children's Hospital today. twitter.com/AnnDRomney/sta…— Ann Romney (@AnnDRomney) October 31, 2012
Mrs. Romney visits with a patient on our Rehab Unit twitter.com/nationwidekids…— Children's Hospital (@nationwidekids) October 31, 2012
Nationwide Children's Hospital one of the top-ranked pediatric hospital and research institutions in the world.
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