Saturday, September 30, 2006

Cotton Candy For the Masses

Sen. Obabma (D-IL) our homestate senator was busy serving political cotton candy to the masses today in Iowa. Townhall had these quotes:

"I am happy to have a national security debate with the Republican Party," Obama said Saturday during his second visit in two weeks to Iowa, which traditionally opens the presidential nominating season. "What we need is a tough and smart national security agenda."

Obama said Democrats must stand up to Republicans' strategy of portraying them as weak on national security. He said Republicans "have a lock on the tough and dumb strategy" that Democrats must expose.

"We can't afford to be bullied because there's too much at stake," Obama said. "The only strategy the other side has is fear. That's what you're seeing and you're going to see more of it."

It has been my contention that Obama has been nothing more than a Cotton Candy Candidate. Since I first saw him in one of the most laughable psuedo-debates on WTTW with Alan Keyes I came to the conclusion the only thing this guy had to offer was his humble begginings story and a glass of lemonade. He certainly had no plan or original idea.

Take for instance his speech to at the Democratic Convention in '04. Can anyone tell me what it was about? I don't think Obama could tell me what it was about.

Now we have Obama reciting lines from Twisted Sister, yelling "We're not gonna take it!" But, what are his ideas? All I know is that he won't be bullied. But not only does offer no plan for the war on terror, he offers no plan for not being bullied on the War on Terror.

To quote Baracky again,

"The only strategy the other side has is fear. That's what you're seeing and you're going to see more of it."

Should we not fear the terrorists? I think there is room for a healthy amount of fear. If we had no fear, we wouldn't mind them. Obviously we do mind them, so fear is neccessary. But this is not one for the guy who's platform is "Hope" and "Hope."

I "hope" people see Obama for what he is.

And I am sure that people will see Romney for who he is. Most understand that we need thinkers, innovators and action men in office. We don't need dreamers and arm chair quarter backs. Do we really need a smiley face without a clue? I think we need the smiley face with good noggin behind it.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Some Important Bills

Here is a letter from Karen Hayes, Concerned Women for America, Illinois. These are some important issues that need the public to vocalise there opinions on.

Dear Friends,

Your action is needed immediately on two important bills that will be voted on today in the House of Representatives. Please act before Congress adjourns for the campaign season!

Child Custody Protection Act

The first is the Child Custody Protection Act (CCPA) (S. 403), a bill that passed the House as the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) (H.R. 748) and the Senate as the CCPA, but which Senate liberals have deliberately kept from moving to conference since late July.

Today the House will take up S. 403 and replace the Senate-approved language with the stronger language from the original H.R. 748. The bill will then be sent back to the Senate for its approval. The House will likely pass S. 403 (with the amended language), but liberals will fight to prevent the bill's passage in the Senate.

Your action is needed immediately. We have come too far to allow the liberals to kill this important legislation. It is overwhelmingly supported by Congress and by 80% of the American public. Please contact your representative and ask him to vote in favor of the House-approved S. 403. Also, please contact your senators and ask them to support S. 403 when the House sends it to the Senate for approval!

Public Expression of Religion Act

The second bill needing your attention is the Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA) (H.R. 2679), introduced by Rep. John Hostettler (R-Indiana). PERA will be voted on today in the House, and a vote on this bill is one of the best opportunities for a significant pro-family victory prior to Congress recessing for the campaign season.

PERA will prevent groups like the ACLU from using the legal system in a manner that extorts money from state and local governments and inhibits their constitutional actions.

PERA would amend the law to prevent the awarding of attorney's fees to prevailing plaintiffs in these cases and thus level the playing field against groups such as the ACLU, which have won millions of dollars in attorney's fees while forcing state and local governments to suppress religious speech.

Please contact your representative today and tell him to vote YES on H.R. 2679, the Public Expression of Religion Act. This bill is one of our best opportunities to gain a pro-family victory before Congress adjourns for the campaign season.

To send your representative and senators an email, go to the online version of this alert at] (copy and paste this web address into your web browser to the email function). You can edit the email as needed. For Senator Obama, you may need to copy your email and paste it in directly on his web site at Or, call the Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121 to encourage them to pass these pro-family bills.


Karen Hayes, CWA of Illinois, and

The Legislative Department
Concerned Women for America

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Announcing the new Mitt Mobile. Well for a little while

Actually it's my 1967 Buick special. I started a short blog on it here. But here is a pic to keep you satisified. Right now it's a pretty mild engine, but be careful, there will be alot of beef under the bun soon enough. For now it's the MittMobile.

Commonwealth is Growing

Iowa Commonwealth has hired on Iowa Speaker of the House Christopher Rants. Read about it here.

New Hampshire Commonwealth PAC hires on New Hampshire Republican Bruce Keough, to head up his N.H. Commonwealth PAC. Read about it here.

Romney Interviewed on Redstate

Listen to the podcast interview at Redstate.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Romney Gets Grilled by Anti-Mormon

Here is an interesting article emailed to me. Not sure on the link so I have provided it in it's entirity.

It's interesting to see how most Christian Conservatives will distance themselves from someone like the lady in this article.

Romney grilling 'in bad taste'
By LEE BANDY (Charleston, S.C.)

The quarterly meeting of the S.C. Republican executive committee Sept. 16 ended on a sour note when one of its more prominent members cornered Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and grilled him about his Mormon faith.

It was not a pretty sight, according to witnesses.

Romney, a possible Republican candidate for president in 2008, was in town to address the state executive committee.

Cyndi Mosteller, chairwoman of the Charleston County Republican Party, one of the largest GOP organizations in the state, came armed with a bunch of material — and questions — about the Mormon church.

The incident only underlines what could become an uncomfortable debate over Romney's faith if he runs for the White House. The issue will be on the table in South Carolina's early primary contest, where roughly 35 percent of GOP voters are evangelical Christians, many of whom view Mormonism with skepticism.

Mosteller, an evangelical, said she especially was concerned about the church's attitude toward African-Americans and its stand on polygamy.

The Mormon religion was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830. Today, it is one of the fastest-growing faith groups in the United States. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, it is known formally as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormonism's short history has been tumultuous, with an early embrace of polygamy, which it later renounced. Still, Mormons grapple with their polygamous past.

It has been almost 30 years since the Mormon Church lifted a ban that kept black males from the church's priesthood.

Brigham Young, who succeeded Smith as church leader, wrote that God put a curse on Cain — a "flat nose and black skin" — for killing his brother Abel.

Mosteller said the issues of race and marriage concern her. She fears they could become campaign issues and hurt Republican chances.

She had planned to ask the questions in an open committee session, but Romney nixed that idea by ending his short address with a final "thank you."

The governor then proceeded to meet with the media for about 15 minutes.

Enter Mosteller.

Sensing trouble, Romney aides hurriedly ushered reporters out the door.

Afterward, Mosteller said the governor did not answer any of her questions. She described the meeting as "very tense."

Cindi Costa, a conservative Christian from Charleston and member of the Republican National Committee, waited outside the room. She earlier pleaded with Mosteller not to confront Romney.

"This makes me sick," Costa said. "Your personal faith is not game in politics. It's a private matter."

The Romney campaign said the governor is focused on seeing that S.C. Republicans get elected to office this year.

He has found Palmetto State voters "warm and open-minded." He shares their conservative values, said Julie Teer, political director for Romney's Commonwealth PAC.

On previous visits here, Romney has appealed to voters not to rush to judgment.

"They don't know what I believe necessarily — yet. But they will," he said in July.

For any evangelical who had doubts, Romney offered what amounted to a personal testimony. "From a religious standpoint, Jesus Christ is my personal savior."

Costa said Mosteller's questioning "besmirches her character. It makes her look hateful. This is not what we're about. The party does not give religious tests,"

"This is awful," said Spartanburg GOP chairman Rick Beltram. "I'm unhappy with Cyndi."

State GOP chairman Katon Dawson isn't pleased either. "She acted in bad taste."

Saturday, September 23, 2006

O'reilly Picks a Winner

According to Hotline on Call Romney has found a friend in Bill O'reilly. O'Reilly has picked Romney as his favorite to win the 2008 election against Clinton.

We can't find the link for this, but it appears as if those Fox News appearances are paying off for Mitt Romney. From the MIRS Capitol Capsule: "Fox News commentator Bill O'REILLY told a gathering here today that Massachusetts Gov. and former Michigander Mitt ROMNEY is his early favorite to win the 2008 presidential election over U.S. Sen. Hillary CLINTON (D-N.Y.) in what he sees now as the likely head-to-head race. Speaking at the Michigan Future Forum, sponsored by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, O'Reilly said former frontrunner U.S. Sen. John McCAIN (R-Ariz.) will be hurt for his "soft" positions on the terrorist interrogation and border security issues."

Romney Fills the Allen Vacuum

An article in the Boston Globe makes a case for Romney filing the vacuum left by McCain's liberal stances on Terrorism and Allen's inability to work past his current senatorial campaign.

As Allen has been forced to put his 2008 hopes on hold, analysts and observers say, Romney has rushed to fill the vacuum by appealing to the right on homeland security, immigration, and social issues, particularly in South Carolina, a crucial early primary state home to many conservative voters.

``He's maximized his window of opportunity very well in South Carolina," said Scott Malyerck, executive director of the state Republican Party. ``He's hitting those conservative buttons that folks are concerned about."

On his blog this week, conservative writer Andrew Sullivan called Romney the ``theo-cons' favorite nominee" who has ``clearly positioned himself as McCain's opponent on the issue" of interrogation methods.

The question I have is where's Guiliani? This guy doesn't seem to be doing anything.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Romney News

Two things:

Romney gets kind remarks from US Senetor Richard Shelby in Alaama last night:

“"We know you are going to be in it, we believe you are going to be in [the presidential race] although it is not official yet," said Shelby, Alabama’s senior senator and a Tuscaloosa resident.

“You have a lot to offer," Shelby told Romney, who characterized his own state as the “most liberal in the nation."

“I think it is not the state you represent, it is what you believe in and what you stand for and you have done an outstanding job," Shelby said.

Pro-Life News had this to say about Romney in a recent article:

Romney insists: “I’m firmly pro-life.” “My position has changed,” he acknowledged to The Examiner newspaper. Romney explained that he realized that the unborn child deserves legal protect when he discussed embryonic stem cell research with two Harvard scientists.

Then the article went on to say,

Since the position change, Romney has vetoed a bill to promote embryonic stem cell research, opposed promoting the morning after pill, and called for a state investigation of child custody officials that pressed for the euthanasia death of a girl in state custody. Romney's position change, if authentic, could be important because some of the potential 2008 GOP candidates back abortion, such as Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki.

It's good to see that Romney is honest about his position change and can explain it beyond the accusations of political timing. What's also good to see is articles like this that are open to Romney and willing to accept new converts.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Romney Announces Emimsions Plan

Mitt Romney announced his Emmisions plans that will take effect October 6. The plan detailed here includes a lot of avenues for buisness to not loose too much green by becoming green. His plan involves allowing companies to purchase credits from other companies for emmisions, even in other countries.

``We're talking aggressive reductions . . . but it protects us from unknown price impacts," said Robert Rio, vice president of government affairs for Associated Industries of Massachusetts, which represents Massachusetts businesses. ``It's a good balance."

California has a plan too, forcing energy companies to become green before taking their buisness.

Which one will work best? I don't know, but I generally think providing incentives for companies to become green is our best option. As long as conservation is not profitable it will never be a reality. To put in a bunch of laws requiring things with no incentives hurts the economy. Yet if we can find ways for buisness to become more profitable as they find enviromental solutions, green minded buisness will become a reality.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Out of Town

Sorry, I have been out of town the last few days. I should be able to post something in the next day or something.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Evangelical could vote for a Mormon

According to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune Evangelical Leaders are ok with a Mormon President.

The Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, said Friday he would have no problem voting for a Mormon for U.S. president.
"We rejected an Evangelical [Harriet Meiers] for the Supreme Court and accepted a Catholic [Samuel Alito]," said Haggard, who was in Salt Lake City to address the annual convention of Religion Newswriters Association. "It's a question of competence."
Evangelical Christians are more interested "in good government," than in religious affiliation, said the founder and senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo.

This is good news for Mitt. This is not the first evangelical leader to say voting for a LDS candidate for President is not an impossibility. Falwell and Bob Jones University seemed to be ok with it.

Ever since I wrote this article on Redstate and the comments it recieved I have come to the opinion that the only people who think Evengelicals will not vote for a Mormon is the MSM.

Friday, September 08, 2006


Alright, here is the last plug for my merchandise. This is the MR08 logo:

Really, there is no better way to support Romney than becoming a walking advertisement. I like the MR08 sticker idea. Some people see it as "Mr. 08" which would be a great title for Romney. I think it goes along with the trendy stickers for Jackson Hole (JH) and other cities. Whatever it is, when people ask you "What's MR08" you can then tell them.

Romney Making the Rounds

Romney is making the rounds. This from the Salt Lake Tribune:

Romney, a Mormon who led the successful 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, has visited Iowa -- the first caucus in the race for the nomination -- nine times so far exploring his potential presidential hopes. That's more than Sen. John McCain (1 visit), NY Gov. George Pataki (7 visits), and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (7 visits), and all other potential GOP 08ers, Hotline reports.

Romney also has visited neighboring New Hampshire six times, more than other wannabe Republican contenders, and he tied two other possible candidates for South Carolina visits -- four each.

As for Utah, Romney has visited the state four times, publicly that we know of, in the run up to the battle for the nomination. But conventional wisdom says Utah's probably in his column even if he never visits again.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Nice Jewish Boy

Max Libling runs a website called Nice Jewish Boy, an intersting website. Libling is hot on Romney. Maybe he could start Nice Jewish Boys for Mitt!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Backyard Conservative on MItt

***links fixed****

Backyard Conservative covers the Mitt's refusal to give support to former Iranian President Khatami's upcoming visit to Harvard. Anne is a pretty astute observer on local and national events.

Another couple recent good posts of hers cover Obama (can you say minority version of John Edwards?), immigration and the economy.

Illinois Governor Ryan sentenced to 78 months

Former Governor George Ryan was handed down a 78 month sentance today for corruption charges. Read all about it at the Capitol Fax Blog. Governor Blagojevich's republican challenger had this to say:

“The sentence handed down today is a reminder that Rod Blagojevich had a golden opportunity to restore trust in government after George Ryan, he promised voters he would do that — and he failed miserably.

It is now Rod Blagojevich facing a record number of corruption investigations, the same designation as Public Official A, the same mountain of subpoenas and legal bills. It’s like voters are forced to watch the sequel to a bad movie.

I’m running for governor to move past the Ryan-Blagojevich corruption scandals and build a brighter future for Illinois.”

Looks like the guy that ordered the death penalty moratorium in IL to save all those "innocent" victims couldn't save himself.

BTW, Blago is worse.

Article VI on Mcain and Bob Jones

Article VI blog, a interesting blog focusing on the question of Religion and Politics, has an interesting post about Bob Jones University and Romney.

My Mitt Fits?

Powerline Blog gives high praise to Mitt for refusing to give help to a terrorist while visiting Harvard.

They make a defense against critics who cry political posturing every time Romney sneezes-

Score one for Romney. Some will say, no doubt, that his is merely a symbolic gesture. True, of course, but then Khatami's visit to Harvard is nothing but a symbolic gesture, either. Romney's act will also be denouced as "political." Right again! This is a democracy, and important issues of public policy are supposed to be "politicized": that is, debated by and before the people and resolved by the people's representatives. Carrying out symbolic actions that shine the spotlight on issues that need public debate is one of the important functions of a leader in a democracy."

Isn't politicizing the reason why we have politicians?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

My Man Mitt

Check out the new site I and a few others have created- This has been a project of mine that has been in the works for the last few months. The idea behind it: rally people to do more for mitt.

It will have the blog and the links page, but also a few other things. One page I am excited about is Your Man Mitt. Here you can email pics of You and Mitt or if you want, just pics of you, I don't really care. The fact is, Romney has by far the most online popular support and is definitely an exciting candidate. He is very accessible at events and everyone who sees him speak is quickly drawn to him. So this is a space to show it.

Another page to check out is the Purchase Gear page- it's in it's infancy. Right now all of the items here are offered through Cafe Press. Check out the Napoleon Dynamite style clothing and the new MittHead logo, which is a feature of the MyManMitt website.

Also, Become a MittHead. Make sure to join up and get involved. We want nothing more than people to get active and use MyManMitt as a way to promote Romney through local activities.

Additionally, be on the lookout for the new Illinoisans for Romney site that is coming together. It should be awesome.

If you want to become more involved in supporting Romney and these projects email me at and let me know. you can also contact me throught the MyManMitt site.

Monday, September 04, 2006

You liked the Shirts, Now the Logo...

I hope everyone has liked the Dynamite Shirts. They are cool and Thanks to Jeff for the idea once again.

Now if you went to the MittBazzare, you will notice this new design featured on the Pin:

A big thanks to my siter Emily who designed this Logo. It looks great and I think it is catchy too!

Make sure to comeback again, there is more to follow...

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Dynamite Romney Shirts

Thanks to Jeff Fuller at Iowans for Romney for his ideas and help on this one.

Would John Heder vote for Mitt? No idea. But as Jeff said in a past post on Iowans for Romney, he very well could favor him. So we took a great idea and made it available to Mitt supporters.

They are $17.50 and available HERE

Clinton may not run?

Times online posts an article saying that Hillary's run for President might not happen. Now I am a fan of Hillary (ok that's a lie) so this is sad to hear.

“I would not be surprised if she were to decide that the best contribution she can make to her country is to forget about being president and become a consensus-maker in the Senate,” said a leading Democratic party insider. “She believes there is no trust between the two political sides and that we can’t function as a democracy without it.”

Yikes! Hillary building a consensus in the Senate is about as scarry as her as president. How come I have a feeling that her consensus building will be building a coalition for higher taxes and for ensuring we get rid of any remaining morality left in our country.

The solution, insiders say, is for Clinton to take over as Senate minority leader in 2009 from the lacklustre Harry Reid, senator for Nevada. One well-respected blog, The Washington Note, recently claimed that Reid privately told Clinton the job was hers if she gave up her presidential ambitions.

Kind of crazy. Reid giving up the spot he clearly loves? I don't know. But maybe he just knows it will be a tough sell for him to stay as the Mormon in charge of Dems in the Senate and have a Mormon as President of the US. Yeah, I am sure that's it.