You don’t know who Mitt Romney is. Tonight you can find out. If you have not been watching the Republican National Convention, you want to tonight.
The RNC has been sending the prepared remarks of all the speakers to MMM. They are embargoed until delivery so I can’t publish them yet, but I can tell you that tonight’s speakers are special. They’ve seen a side a Mitt Romney you want to know.
The rap on Romney is that he is stiff. A heartless executive. That he is awkward and reserved in revealing himself. That he doesn’t connect with people.
I’m a political junkie. I don’t recall any politician revealing themselves the way Mitt Romney will be revealed tonight, through the voices of people he’s connected with.
You will hear from people that Romney was a ministier to while pastor of his church. You’ll hear from his assistant pastor. You’ll hear from his career “wing-man.” You’ll hear from the founder of Staples. You’ll hear from an employee of a company that Mitt Romney turned around. You’ll hear from the woman who recruited Romney to run for governor of Massachusetts. You’ll meet the liberal Democrat who was his Secretary of Workforce Development.
Watch tonight.Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Mitt Romney, Republcan National Convention 2012 | Tags: Mitt Romney, Republican National Convention | 9 Comments »
Americans will be reminded of the Obama administration’s rampant borrowing by a debt clock that will be prominently displayed at the Tampa Bay Time Forum during the Republican National Convention this week.
Party Chairman Reince Priebus will activate the mounted clock at 2PM Monday when the convention convenes.Posted: August 26th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Republcan National Convention 2012 | Tags: Debt Clock, Reince Priebus, Republican National Convention | 11 Comments »
Vice President Joe Biden has cancelled his previously announced trip to Florida to distract from the Republican National Convention.
The Associated Press reported that Biden’s trip was cancelled so that Tampa area law enforcement would not be burdened by his presence while also preparing for Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac.
Now that there will be less hot air in Tampa, hopefully the storm will go in another direction.Posted: August 25th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: Joe Biden, Republican National Convention, Tampa, Vice President Joe Biden | 2 Comments »
Booker still on the Dems back bench
Governor Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address at the Republican National Convention. The story, first reported by Save Jersey last week, was released to the national media this morning.
Christie told USA Today:
“I’ll try to tell some very direct and hard truths to people in the country about the trouble that we’re in and the fact that fixing those problems is not going to be easy for any of them,” Christie told USA Today in an interview announcing his speech. He said he will describe his experiences in New Jersey as evidence that “the American people are ready to confront those problems head-on and endure some sacrifice.”
New Jersey’s other political rock star, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is still in Obama’s doghouse. Despite the president’s personal assurance to Booker that his “Meet the Press” commentary calling Obama’s anti-Romney ads “nauseating” was “small potatoes,” the mayor will not have a headlining role at the Democratic National Convention.Posted: August 14th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Chris Smith | Tags: Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Republican National Convention | 6 Comments »
Save Jersey is reporting that they have confirmed that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention.
SJ says that a formal announcement will be made on Monday, August 13.Posted: August 11th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: Chris Christie, Republican National Convention, Save Jersey | 15 Comments »
The NY Post is reporting that back channel word is going out to New Jersey Republican activists that Governor Chris Christie will be deliverying the keynote address at the Republican National Convention on August 28 in Tampa.Posted: July 18th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: Chris Christie, Keynote Address, Republican National Convention | 4 Comments »