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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mitt & Ann Romney: "Forever Grateful"

Hugh's Thoughts

With a Deep Sadness and No Little Fear
from Hugh Hewitt:

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.

His full thoughts here

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Day After

Paul Ryan released the following statement:

"I am immensely proud of the campaign we ran, and I remain grateful to Governor Romney for the honor of being his running mate. I look forward to spending some time with my family in the coming days and then continuing my responsibilities as chairman of the House Budget Committee and representative of Wisconsin's First Congressional District."

Video: Mitt Romney Election Night Speech

Mitt didn't lose. America did.

Thank you.
I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. I wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters.
This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.
I want to thank Paul Ryan for all that he has done for our campaign and for our country. Besides my wife, Ann, Paul is the best choice I've ever made. And I trust that his intellect and his hard work and his commitment to principle will continue to contribute to the good of our nation.
I also want to thank Ann, the love of my life. She would have been a wonderful first lady. She's – she has been that and more to me and to our family and to the many people that she has touched with her compassion and her care.
I thank my sons for their tireless work on behalf of the campaign, and thank their wives and children for taking up the slack as their husbands and dads have spent so many weeks away from home.
I want to thank Matt Rhoades and the dedicated campaign team he led. They have made an extraordinary effort not just for me, but also for the country that we love.
And to you here tonight, and to the team across the country – the volunteers, the fundraisers, the donors, the surrogates – I don't believe that there's ever been an effort in our party that can compare with what you have done over these past years. Thank you so very much.
Thanks for all the hours of work, for the calls, for the speeches and appearances, for the resources and for the prayers. You gave deeply from yourselves and performed magnificently. And you inspired us and you humbled us. You've been the very best we could have imagined.
The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. And we citizens also have to rise to the occasion.
We look to our teachers and professors, we count on you not just to teach, but to inspire our children with a passion for learning and discovery. We look to our pastors and priests and rabbis and counselors of all kinds to testify of the enduring principles upon which our society is built: honesty, charity, integrity and family. We look to our parents, for in the final analysis everything depends on the success of our homes. We look to job creators of all kinds. We're counting on you to invest, to hire, to step forward. And we look to Democrats and Republicans in government at all levels to put the people before the politics.
I believe in America. I believe in the people of America. And I ran for office because I'm concerned about America. This election is over, but our principles endure. I believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to renewed greatness.
Like so many of you, Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign.
I so wish – I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. And so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation.
Thank you, and God bless America. You guys are the best. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thanks, guys.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Photo: Pittsburgh Believes!!!

Photo: Mitt and Paul Thank Volunteers

in Ohio -- Photo by Rick Gorka

Big Thank You To All Romney-Ryan Volunteers!!!!! 

Video: Paul & Janna Ryan Vote

Photos: Mitt & Ann Voting on Election Day

New Romney/Ryan Video: "The Moment"

This election is about something bigger than ourselves. This is our time to choose our nation's future. With Mitt Romney's leadership, America will come roaring back.

Video: Mitt & Ann Romney Election Night Eve Rally in Manchester, New Hampshire with Kid Rock

Let me tell you, I was at this rally -- it was amazing!!
Kid Rock was just awesome!!
The crowd was enormous -- unlike anything I've seen in the northeast
And as you watch the video, you'll see...
the cheers for Mitt and Ann went on forever!!
Go Mitt!!!

Final Romney Rally Rocks New Hampshire
10K Overflow Crowd at 11 PM
More Photos, article >> Breitbart 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Photo: Romney's Final '12 Florida Rally


Video: Mort Zuckerman of The New York Daily News Explains Romney Endorsement

New York For Mitt!!!

Read the full NY Daily News endorsement here

New York - Know Where You Vote
>> Find Your Polling Place here
>> Check for changes to your polling place
due to Hurricane Sandy here

New Romney/Ryan Video: "Strong America"

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.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Video: HUGE Mitt Romney Rally in Morrisville, Pennsylvania

 Wowza!!!  30,000 strong on a cold, Pennsylvania night!!

Photos: Minnesota Believes!!

In Minnesota, GOP has momentum to win via:
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."

Video: "5 Reasons To Vote For Mitt Romney"

This election is a choice. And the simple fact is, we can't afford four more years of President Obama's failed policies. On Tuesday, November 6th, vote for Mitt Romney.

Video: "What Is The HHS Mandate?"

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.

Photos: "Overflow Enthusiasm" -- Romney Rallies in Ohio and Iowa

Mitt Romney: I Am Running For President To Change The Country's Direction

“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.”

Video: Rich Beeson: Mitt Will Win On Tuesday

Rich Beeson is the Political Director for the Romney campaign

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.”

Video: Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times: "There Is A Real Sense Of Enthusiasm For The Romney Campaign"

Video: Mitt & Ann Romney Rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Video: Paul Ryan Rally in Richmond, Virginia

With George Allen, Eric Cantor and Bob McDonnell...
Great entrance by the Ryan family around 23 minute mark

New Romney/Ryan Video: "Bigger, Better America"

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.

The New York Daily News Endorses Mitt Romney for President

New York For Mitt!!!

"Our Choice for America's Future"
>> Read the entire endorsement here

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.

Video: Mitt Romney Rally in Englewood, Colorado

A very special moment during the rally takes place around the 25 minute mark...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

New Romney/Ryan Video: "America Needs A Leader"

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.

Paul Ryan: Mitt Romney And I Are Asking Americans To Vote Out Of Love Of Country

“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.”

Video: Romney in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: "Vote For Love Of Country," Not Revenge

Romney’s Whirlwind Day in New Hampshire:
Urges Votes for Love Not Revenge - ABC

Video: Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney at the West Chester, Ohio Rally

Paul introduces Mitt - Ann speaks briefly before Mitt

Photo: The Romney Brothers at the West Chester, Ohio Rally

L-R: Tagg, Matt, Josh, Craig, Ben

Video: John McCain at Romney/Ryan Mega Rally in West Chester, Ohio

Video: Local News Report From The Romney/Ryan West Chester, Ohio Rally

Includes Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham and John McCain

Video: Mitt Romney Delivers The Weekly Republican Address

Transcript here

New Yorker and Former Hillary Aide Gigi Georges Endorses Mitt Romney

New York For Mitt!!

Mitt Romney today announced the support of Democratic aide 
and author Gigi Georges.

“For most of my life, I’ve been an active Democrat,” said Gigi Georges. “I am proud to have worked for President Bill Clinton and then-Senator Hillary Clinton, and, during that time, I saw firsthand what can be accomplished by strong, bipartisan leadership. I know what it means to work across the aisle on issues that are important to the American people. And that’s why I am supporting Mitt Romney. Governor Romney has a plan to restore the prosperity this country deserves and expects. He will work with people of good will no matter what their party, and he will pursue the policies that are in the best interest of our country, no matter who proposes them. That’s what President Obama promised to do four years ago. But like so many of his promises, bipartisan cooperation is just another one he has broken. We can’t have four more years of failed policies and two parties that can’t work together. We need the change Mitt Romney is offering.”

Mitt Romney:
“As I bring my message of change and economic growth to every corner of our nation, people from all walks of life and political backgrounds are joining me,” said Mitt Romney. “I am proud to have the support of Gigi Georges. She and I both know that strong leadership and good ideas are not the purview of one political party or another. I look forward to working with her and all Americans who want to move this country forward, whether they be Democrats, Republicans, or Independents. Together, we will get this country back on track to prosperity, good jobs, and rising take-home pay. The disappointments of the last four years need not be our destiny. We can do better. That is the choice in this election.”

Background On Gigi Georges:
Gigi Georges Is An Author And Leader In The Field Of Strategic Communications. A graduate from Wellesley College, Ms. Georges received her master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and Ph.D. from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. Ms. Georges served as a special assistant to the President in the Clinton White House, where she coordinated domestic policy issues for the National Economic Council. She then served as Senator Hillary Clinton’s state director before becoming Managing Director and co-founder of the New York office of The Glover Park Group. Georges also served as Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party, and has held key roles in a number of Democratic political campaigns. She currently works on efforts to promote mayoral-led policy innovation in U.S. cities.

Come on, New York and Hillary Democrats...
Join Gigi and Vote Romney-Ryan!!
New York >> Comitt to Mitt here

New Romney/Ryan Video: "Red Rocks"

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan took to Colorado to spread their message of creating good jobs and getting our economy going again.

Video: New York's Rudy Giuliani at Romney/Ryan Mega Rally in West Chester, Ohio

New York ----> Get Involved
Join Team Romney-Ryan here

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Know Where You Vote!

Volunteer!! Reach Voters by Making Calls From Home here

Photo of the Day: " Largest Campaign Rally in US"

New Romney/Ryan Video: "Revenge Or Love Of Country?"

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?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Full Video of Mitt Romney's Rally in West Allis, Wisconsin

Awesome support for Mitt today at this event from Senator Ron Johnson, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and Governor Scott Walker.

Anne Wall spoke about Mitt Romney's leadership during the Olympics.

And a most inspiring speech by Green Bay Packer legend Bart Starr!!
Read Bart Starr's endorsement here

Thanks to Bosman for always having the videos of the full rally!!

Video: Mitt Romney Makes His Closing Arguments in West Allis, Wisconsin

 Real Change From Day One

The following was prepared for delivery:

Thank you.  It’s good to be in the home state of the next Vice President of the United States.

Next to Ann Romney, Paul Ryan is the best choice I ever made.
Tonight, we enter the final weekend of the campaign.  At Obama rallies, they are saying “Four More Years." We are shouting “Four More Days.”
We are so very grateful to you and to people across the country, for all that you have given of yourselves to this campaign.  This is not just about Paul and me--it is about America, and the future we will leave to our children. We thank you, and we ask you to stay at it all the way – all the way to victory on Tuesday night.
The closing hours of a campaign have a dynamic of their own. Many voters have known for some time who they will vote for. Others are just now putting aside the demands of daily life and considering how their vote will affect their life, the lives of their children, and the course of the country we love.
We ask you to look beyond the speeches and the attacks and the ads. Look to the record, the accomplishments and failures, and the judgment. Words are cheap. A record is real and earned with effort. Change cannot be measured in speeches; it is measured in achievements.
Four years ago, candidate Obama promised to do so very much, but he has fallen so very short. 
He promised to be a “post-partisan president" but he became the most partisan-- blaming, attacking, dividing.
He was going to focus on creating jobs.  Instead, he focused on Obamacare, which killed jobs.
He said he was going to cut the federal deficit by half; then he doubled it.
He said that the unemployment rate would now be 5.2%; today we learned that it is 7.9%--it is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. Unemployment is higher today than when Barack Obama took office.
He promised that he would propose a plan to save Social Security and Medicare from insolvency. He did not; rather, he raided $716 billion from Medicare for his vaunted Obamacare.
He would lower health premiums by $2,500. Now they are higher by $3,000. And gasoline? The American family pays $2,000 a year more for gasoline today than when he was elected.
He said he would work across the aisle on the most important issues. He has not met on the economy, or on the budget, or on jobs, with either the Republican leader of the House or the Senate since July. Instead of bridging the divide, he has made it wider.
How is it that he has fallen so short of what he promised? In part, it is because he has never led, never worked across the aisle, never truly understood how jobs are created in the economy.
And today, he makes new promises, promises he will be unable to keep, because he admits that he will stay on the same path. The same course we have been on will not lead to a better destination.
The same path means $20 trillion in debt, crippling unemployment, stagnant take-home pay, depressed home values, and a devastated military. And unless we change course, we may be looking at another recession.
The question of this election comes down to this: do you want more of the same or do you want real change?
President Obama promised change, but he could not deliver it. I promise change, and I have a record of achieving it. 
I built a business, and turned around another. I helped put an Olympics back on track. And with a Democratic 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. 
This is why I am running for president. I know how to change the course the nation is on, how to get us to a balanced budget and how to build jobs and rising take-home pay. Accomplishing real change is not something I just talk about--it is something I have done. And it is what will do when I am President of the United States.
If you believe we can do better, if you believe America should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then I ask you to vote for real change. Paul Ryan and I will bring real change to America, from Day One.
When I am elected, the economy and American jobs will still be stagnant. I won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. I won't spend my effort trying to pass partisan legislation unrelated to economic growth. From Day One, I will go to work to help Americans get back to work. 
People across the country are responding to our five-part plan to create jobs.
Part one is about taking full advantage of our energy resources. On Day One, I will act to increase the number of leases and permits to drill on federal lands. I will act to speed the approval of the Keystone pipeline from Canada. I will re-visit coal regulations that were designed by the administration to strangle the industry. On Day One, we will be closer to energy independence.
Second, I will move to boost trade, especially with Latin America. I will ask Congress for Trade Promotion Authority, a power every president has used or requested since it was first created in 1974, with the exception of President Obama. And I will finally designate China as a currency manipulator. It is time for trade that works for America.  
Third, I will send to Congress the Retraining Reform Act, to make sure that every worker who feels left behind in this economy can get the skills and the chance for a good-paying job.
Fourth, I will move to tackle out-of-control spending. I will send Congress the first of several fundamental reforms called the Down Payment on Fiscal Sanity Act, to immediately cut--not just slow the rate of growth-- but cut non-security discretionary spending by 5%.  I’m not just going to take office on January 20th – I’m going to take responsibility for the office as well.  
And fifth, I will act to boost small business, and all business. I will issue executive orders aimed straight at the problems that are holding this economy back.
The first will grant state waivers from Obamacare, to begin its repeal.
The second will launch a sweeping review of all Obama-era regulations with an eye to eliminating or repairing those that are killing jobs and small businesses.
And every entrepreneur, every small-business person, every job creator will know that for the first time in four years, the government of the United States likes business and loves the jobs and higher wages business brings to our fellow Americans.
We have almost forgotten what a real recovery looks like – what Americans can achieve when we limit government instead of limiting the dreams of our fellow Americans.  
You can choose your future. You know what you need to know. You can stay on the path of the last four years, or you can choose real change.
You know that if the President is re-elected, he will still be unable to work with the people in Congress. He has ignored them, attacked them, blamed them. The debt ceiling will come up again, and shutdown and default will be threatened, chilling the economy. The President was right when he said he can't change Washington from the inside. In this case, you can take him at his word.
When I am elected, I will work with Republicans and Democrats in Congress. I will meet regularly with their leaders. I will endeavor to find those good men and women on both sides of the aisle who care more about the country than about the politics. Together, we will put the nation on track to a balanced budget, to reform our tax code, and to finally reaffirm our commitment to financial responsibility.
You know that if the President is re-elected, he will continue his war on coal and oil and natural gas. He will send billions more dollars to his favorite solar and wind companies. And all of this will guarantee higher energy prices at the pump and fewer jobs. Today, gas costs twice what it did when President Obama was elected.
When I am elected, we will change course on energy.  I know just how much energy means to middle-class families. We can help hold down prices at the pump and grow new energy jobs and manufacturing jobs.
You know that if the President is re-elected, he will continue to promote government and demote business. He chose his own jobs council, made up of business leaders. And he hasn't met with them in 9 months. 9 months.
I like business, I don't see it as a necessary evil. I see it as a means for people to fulfill their dreams. Yesterday, I met Rhoda Elliott. She has been running her family restaurants for years, a business that has been in her family for 82 years. At its high point, she employed 200 people. She just closed it down telling me that regulations, taxes and the effects of the Obama economy put her out of business. She teared up--this wasn't about money, this was about a future for her family and for her family of employees. I want to help the hundreds of thousands of dreamers like Rhoda. And I will.
You know that if the President is re-elected, he will say every good thing he can about education, but in the final analysis, he will do what his largest campaign supporters--the public-sector unions--insist upon. And your kids will have the same schools with the same results.
When I am president, I will be a voice of the children and their parents. There is no union for the PTA. I will give parents the information they need to know if their school is failing, and the choice they need to pick the school where their child can succeed.
I have watched over these last few months as our campaign has gathered the strength of a movement.  It’s not just the size of the crowds, it’s the depth of our shared conviction … the readiness for new possibilities … the sense that the challenges are clear and our work will soon begin.  It has made me strive even more to be worthy of the office … to campaign as I would govern … to speak for the aspirations of all Americans.
I learned as Governor of Massachusetts that the best achievements are shared achievements.  I learned that respect and good will go a long way, and are usually returned in kind.  That is how I will conduct myself as president.  I will reach out to both sides of the aisle.  I will bring people together, doing big things for the common good.  I won’t just represent one party, I’ll represent one nation.  I’ll try to show the best of America, at a time when only our best will do.
Throughout this campaign, using every argument he can think of, President Obama has tried to convince you that, yes, these last four years have been a success.  He’s so sure of this that he’s got one big plan for the next four years: Let’s take all those ideas from the first term – the stimulus, the borrowing, Obamacare, and the rest – and go back and do them all over again. 
But it could be boiled down to four words:  More of the same.
I do not believe this is a moment when our big dreams will be satisfied with a small agenda.  I will lead America to a better place, where confidence in the future is assured, not questioned. This is not a time to settle!
We are four days away from a fresh start. Four days away from the first day of a new beginning. My conviction that better days are ahead is not based on promises and hollow rhetoric but solid plans and proven results.
And an unshakeable faith in the American spirit.
If there is anyone worried the last four years are the best we can do, if there is anyone who fears that the American dream is fading away, if there is anyone who wonders whether better jobs and better paychecks are things of the past, I have a clear and unequivocal message: with the right leadership, America will come roaring back.
We are Americans. We can do anything.
The only thing that stands between us and some of the best years we have known is lack of leadership. And that's why we have elections.
This Tuesday is a moment to look into the future and imagine what we can do ... to put the past four years behind us and start building a new future.
You saw the differences when President Obama and I were side-by-side in our debates. He says it has to be this way. I say it can't stay this way. He's offering excuses, I've got a plan. He's hoping we'll settle. I can't wait for us to get started.
Americans don't settle. We build, we aspire, we listen to that voice inside that says, “We can do better.” A better job; a better life for our kids; a bigger, better country.
That better life is out there, waiting for us. Our destiny is in your hands.
Four more days. Four more days and we can get to work rebuilding our country, restoring our confidence and renewing our conviction. Confidence that we are on a solid path to steady improvement. Confidence that college grads four years from now will find better jobs. Confidence that the single moms working two jobs will have a shot at a better job.
On November 6th, we come together for a better future. And on November 7th, we'll get to work. We'll reach across the street to that neighbor with the other yard sign and we'll reach across the aisle in Washington to people of good faith in the other party.
This is much more than our moment. It is America's moment of renewal and purpose and optimism. We have journeyed far and wide in this great campaign for America's future. And now we are almost home.
One final push will get us there. We have known many long days and short nights and now we are close.
The door to a brighter future is there, open, waiting for us. I need your vote, I need your help. Walk with me, walk together. Let us start anew.
God bless each of you and God bless the United States of America.

New Romney/Ryan Video: "More Than A Number"

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.

Video: Mitt Romney Rally in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Video: Paul Ryan Rally in Reno, Nevada

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Video: Ann Romney Rally in Columbus, Ohio

Updated - full rally

This was a great rally - and apparently Ann's last day of campaigning on her own! Tomorrow she'll be reunited with Mitt!

Barbara Nicklaus, wife of golf legend Jack Nicklaus, gave a wonderful introduction of Ann Romney. Cindy McCain mentions her son, who is in the Navy, is deployed in the Gulf and stresses the importance of a strong military. Jane Portman also speaks at the event.

Photo of the Day: "Peanut Butter & Honey"

Video: Mitt Romney Rally in Doswell, Virginia

Also speaking at the rally George Allen, Gov McDonnell
and Majority Leader Eric Cantor with quite the entrance
by Gov Romney around 23 min mark

Paul Ryan: We Don't Need a Secretary of Business, We Need a New President

[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.”

Video: Ann Romney in Hamilton, Ohio

via Dayton Daily News:
Romney focuses on jobs for women at Hamilton rally
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 …

Mitt Romney: We Don't Need a Secretary of Business, We Need a President Who Understands Business

“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.”

New Romney/Ryan Video: "Iowa Newspapers Agree"

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.

Video: Mitt Romney Rally in Roanoke, Virginia

New Romney/Ryan Video: "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts - Colorado"

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.

New Romney/Ryan Video: "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts - Ohio"

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.

New NRCC Video: "This is Our Moment | This is Our America"

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.

Photos: Ann Romney and Cindy McCain Visit Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio

Nationwide Children's Hospital one of the top-ranked pediatric hospital and research institutions in the world.

Video: Mitt Romney Rally in Jacksonville, Florida

Connie Mack and Jeb Bush introduce Mitt Romney
Mitt enters around 10:45 mark
And the crowd goes wild... "Mitt, Mitt, Mitt"

Video: Mitt Romney Rally with Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Connie Mack in Coral Gables, Florida

Florida Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen warms up the crowd first...

Video: Paul Ryan Rally with Reince Priebus in Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Video: Ann Romney Rally in Des Moines, Iowa