Friday, November 17, 2006

We Have Moved!

Illinoisans for Mitt has moved to it's new home with a new name. Check us out here at You will also find some new contributors and nicer layout.


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Romney hires ad man

Romney hires Bush ad man Castellanos.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Romney Courting Ken Mehlman?

Word has it that Romney is courting Ken Mehlman saying he has "revolutionized american politics." Lets hope he gets him.

I would like to think my little exchange with Mehlman helped tip the scales, but I doubt it.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Romney fighting Gay Marriage

Romney is still fighting the fight against gay marriage in Mass. again. With over 170,000 signatures on petittion requesting a ban on gay marriage be put on the next ballot, the state legislature recessed- effectively killing the petition so as to keep the vote from becoming a reality.

This is a real joke. The only reason I can conjure is that proponents of gay marriage knew it might pass. After all, in the last election 7 states based bans on gay marriage.

Romney had this to say:

"Today, by effectively avoiding the constitutionally required vote on same-sex marriage, 109 legislators disgraced their oath of office," Romney said, adding that it was clear the intent was to kill the measure altogether."

The gay activist were full of their usual garbage:

You don't have to live next to us. You don't have to like us," state Senator Jarrett T. Barrios, an openly gay Cambridge Democrat, said in an emotional speech. "We are only asking you today to end the debate so that we can sleep easily knowing . . . that we will at least have the right to enjoy the same rights the rest of you have enjoyed for time immemorial."

What? Some how I missed this one. How is marriage a right, but the right to be able to vote on it is not? Voting is found in the constitiution and in this specific incident in the MA state constitution, but where is marriage found? Gay marriage proponents know that when gay marriage is put to a vote, they don't win. That is why they resort to tactics such as this one, and getting judges to overrule the majority mind of the people.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Every dog has his day...

Me and the Illinoisans for Mitt Blog made it on TV. It was on one of Chicago's 2 PBS stations.

If you send me a self adressed stamped envelope I can mail you an autographed photo of myself.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Election Day Adventures

What an interesting past couple of weeks to say the least. I was out of the town about 8 of the last 10 days before the election. Along with this 2 of our cars broke down, and my wife has an art gallery opening next week. So my contributions to the political fights here locally were less then I had hoped, but fun none the less.

A couple days before the election I went knocking doors with Pam Newton who was defending (and won) her county board seat. Pam is a very energetic person! I honestly had no idea some one could be so excited over knocking doors with me, but I do have an excellent knock. I ran across several interesting people, most were very polite, and surprisingly only one said no thank you to my material. The highlight of the that afternoon was the guy with the original 1970 Chevelle LS6 in his garage, nice guy, but I wonder if really voted.

On election day I spent 8 hours in the polling stations as a poll watcher for Congressman Mark Kirk. There were two highlights:

1.Saying hello to Richard Dent, a member of the '85 bears, as he came into vote. The guy was huge (and I am 6'5”) but I could tell he was a real teddy bear, j/k. Actually the sad part was not finding him on my Republican Tally sheet from the Kirk Campaign. Equally sad was not finding myself on that sheet!
2.Meeting the nice election lawyer who represented Mark Seals- the Democratic Candidate for Congress. He was a nice guy, but I couldn't telling him after he asked if there were any problems with the voting by telling him all minorities were being turned away. It took him a second but he laughed and patted me on the back. I then gave him an old dutch rub. OK I made up that last part.

Our precinct did well. We brought home the bacon and had a good turnout. Our congressman won and so did several other Republicans.

I am still contemplating what to think of the election. I was sick and mostly speaking in slurred speech until about lunch, but then I began to see it in a different light. I really think this is going to bring the Repubs (of which I am one) back to some sort of reality. The truth is spending was way over board and power can corrupt. I would like to see a very fiscally restrained house, and face it, it would never had happened with a reelection. I really though worry about tax hikes under Pelosi and Wrangle and supreme court nominees. I worry even more about a spending war over Iraq. There is a sense of relief though with Rumsfeld gone, although I thought he was great.

Anyway, it's Romney Time!

Monday, November 06, 2006

It's finally here...

Midterm Elections. I hope everyone who reads this is planning on voting tomorrow. Very important. It will be interesting to see how things turn out. I am am still hoping the Republicans can hold on to both houses. It may be wishful thinking, but don't underestimate voter turnout.

On a local level this election, I think, is even more important. In illinois, the make up of the atate legislature will detemine some of the important issues like parental notification, ERA and Democratic control of our transportation system- a complete mess.

So get and vote.