Sunday, May 13, 2007

Romney Week in Review May 11, 2007

Governor Mitt Romney began this week on Saturday by delivering the Commencement Address for Regent University's Class of 2007.

He challenged graduates to "cross into the deep waters of life ... by marrying and raising good children ... by driving yourself in your education and in your avocation beyond the safe and comfortable, to reach new insights, to make contributions, to serve."

And, later this week, Governor Romney traveled to Agawam, MA, to speak to the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Mother's Day Pioneer Valley Dinner and receive their 2007 Mullins Award for Outstanding Political Leadership.

Kevin Jourdain, Chairman of the Pioneer Valley Chapter of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, introduced the Governor and commented, "As our Governor during a debate on embryonic stem cell research, Mitt Romney took the courageous step of consulting the leaders of the medical and scientific communities to give him insight into what he knew in his heart was wrong. Mitt Romney was a great Governor, who served with honor and distinction. But most importantly, he was a pro-life Governor. He vetoed a number of pro-abortion pieces of legislation and made many pro-life appointments. He was always there for us."

In his remarks, Governor Romney spoke about the importance of promoting a culture of life in America and championing traditional marriage. Click here to read his full speech.

Governor Romney continues to have an aggressive media schedule to spread his message of conservative change in Washington - and his rising standing in polling from early primary states shows that this message is strongly resonating.

On Monday, Governor Romney appeared live on FOX News' "Hannity and Colmes" and discussed the
"Roe v. Wade devaluation of life".

On Wednesday, the campaign launched its newest television ad, "Now Is The Time." The ad highlights Governor Romney's support for strengthening our armed forces to meet a new generation of global challenges.

Click here to watch the ad on Mitt TV and read more about the Governor's proposal for expanding our armed forces by 100,000 soldiers and committing at least four percent of the gross domestic product to military spending.

On Thursday, Time Magazine featured him on their cover. Check out Five Brothers, the Romney campaign blog, to see why Mitt's oldest son Tagg wrote that the cover "brought me back 25 years to being in my grandfather’s study."

And, on Sunday night at 7pm ET/PT, CBS' "60 Minutes" airs a profile of Governor Romney and his family. Be sure to tune in!

Finally, don't forget to
create or join a Debate Watch Party to see Governor Romney as he particpates in the second Republican presidential debate in South Carolina this Tuesday night on FOX News at 9pm ET!

Your Debate Watch Party is a crucial part of Sign Up America! – our 24-hour grassroots rally to sign up as many new supporters as possible. If we can sign up 24,000 new supporters in 24 hours, we will make history. We'll definitely need your help so
sign up now!
In the News
Romney Campaign Throws New Kind Of House Party
By Paul GiblinEast Valley TributeMay 11, 2007
Romney Stresses, Military, Economy, Family
By John KippeSioux City JournalMay 11, 2007
Romney Cites America’s Will To Succeed
By Bill SheaFort Dodge MessengerMay 10, 2007
Granite Status: Mitt Is Gaining Momentum
By John DiStasoNew Hampshire Union LeaderMay 10, 2007
New Mitt Romney Ad Touts His Proposal To Expand U.S. Military Power
The Associated PressMay 9, 2007
Recent Posts from "Five Brothers"

Covers Of Time MagazineTagg Romney May 10, 2007
I just received an email with a photo of the new Time Magazine cover. Beyond the obvious thoughts of “Cool, my Dad is on the cover of Time Magazine,” it brought me back 25 years to being in my grandfather’s study. In that study were two framed copies of Time Magazine, each with him on the cover.

Some Belated Debate Thoughts And A Shameless Plug For "Sign Up America!"Tagg Romney May 9, 2007
The finance and political teams have asked me to put in a shameless plug for a cool program they are launching for the upcoming debate (May 15 on FOX News). They’re asking people to hold debate watching parties in their home and then to call and email as many people as possible over the ensuing 24 hours to get them to donate or volunteer. The goal is to sign up 24,000 new supporters in 24 hours.

In Casper, WyomingMatt Romney May 9, 2007
On Saturday I had the chance to go to Casper, Wyoming to represent my dad at the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee Meeting. I got the opportunity to speak and then Jason Begger and Matt Micheli introduced me to many of the grassroots activists.

Governor Sanford's Fitness ChallengeJosh Romney May 7, 2007
Governor Sanford was nice enough to hang back with us for the first fifty miles or so, but he really blew us away on the home stretch.

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