Monday, August 6, 2007



Fellow Mittiots, if you have yet to see our man Mitt defend his faith in the proper American context. . . well, you need to! [Click Here - to watch the whole YouTube video - free of Snowmen, but long on disc-jerky]

As noted via the post above, the radio station's web cam continued to record after Mitt was "off the air" from his radio interview with Jan "let me tell you about your faith" Mickelson. Mickelson. . . hmmmmm, a bit frustrating to watch.

At any rate, your Mittiot remembers fondly when in 2000, I and thousands of my closest GOP friends congregated along the railroad stations as GW and Cheney made their way across the state via an old fashion locomotive campaign rally. Now, I don't believe it was in East Lansing (just off the Mitt-chigan State campus. . . that's right, I said "Mitt-chigan") where I was straining to get a glimpse of the next president of the united States, but on the news there was a candid moment along the Mitt-chigan rally when, waiving and smiling from the podium, GW leans over to Cheney - still smiling, still waiving - and says something like: "There's so and so from the New York Times." And, Cheney leans over - still smiling, still waiving - and says something to the effect of: "Yeah, what an A%# Hole. . ." I'm sure I wasn't alone in my cheers when the media outlets played and replayed the look-see as to real person running president. The NYT was - and to this day still is - pulling a hack job on the candidates. Hey, say what you want about his/their policies, but the team has remained real. In the end, GW didn't carry Michigan, but it sure helped to set the tenor of the race and Michigan was in definite play that year.

Which brings me to Romney. The Hufficrats (lacking any real criticism) keep calling Mitt too polished - actually they call him "smooth talker" (after four years of blaming GW for butchering the English language, now their criticism weighs on being too articulate. . . keep grasping) - it was great to see our man Mitt defend - PASSIONATELY - his beliefs! Whether they're of his faith or of his optimism for this country, it is good to know with confidence that Romney will fight for those foundational values that make a person want to conserve our current American culture.

No wonder Mitt's winning in Iowa, NH, and Mitt-chigan. When people get to know Mitt Romney they, too, are pulled into the Mittiot column.

~ so sayeth the Mittiot. . .

PS. . . A little something sent to me about Mitt's run in Iowa. [Click the Pic - to see the trailer]

Sunday, August 5, 2007



Howdee Feller Mittiots (seems the Southern drawl is a draw for some in the netwonk-o-sphere) just want to blog a bit about the latest goings on in Michigan. First off, for those in-state Mittiots, tomorrow is Sign Up Michigan Day and we need your help if able:


MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2007 12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM

Come join Congressmen Joe Knollenberg and Pete Hoekstra, along with Scott Romney and others for Sign Up Michigan !

Sign Up Michigan is a phone bank day where Elected Officials, Grassroots Leaders and Volunteers, spend the day calling their friends, families, co-workers, and neighbors to recruit new Mitt Romney for President supporters.

Please join us and bring a friend to this exciting event.

Refreshments will be provided at the event.

Monday, August 6, 2007: 12:00 pm EDT

Detroit/East Michigan Area:

Michigan Romney for President Headquarters

28800 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 210

Farmington Hills, MI

The Great "Up North:"

Grand Traverse Republican Action Center

121 East Front Street

Traverse City, MI

West Side:

Kent County GOP Headquarters

264 Leonard NW

Grand Rapids, MI

Central and all points South:

The Sterling Corporation

112 E. Allegan Suite 210

Lansing , MI

RSVP at 248-254-6530

Secondly, here's my belief on what will be Michigan's Primary situation. As you may or may not remember, Michigan moved the primary up into Feb. sometime in 1999 prior to the 2000 election. The half-butt job got us into a "closed" primary open to anyone in the state. The result, McCain carried Michigan after an enormous number of "independent voters" voted in the GOP Primary. Regardless, our fearless State Chair, Saul Anuzis, and the State Committee have at least learned the following: Early Primaries draw attention (which is a good thing) AND stand alone primaries draw shenanigans (which ain't so good to the concept of a PARTY primary). As such, we have legislation pending that will move the GOP Primary up, again, IF coupled with the Dem Primary.

My take? We're going in January. . . with or without the Dems. If we go without, we'll truly close our "GOP Primary" by having a mega caucus at the State Convention. Which is the way it should be, anyway. In short, your Mittiot's bettin' we'll be doing a State Convention. Now, Mittiots, this is where it gets good!

If/when we do a State Convention to choose OUR candidate, Mitt Romney finishes first. . . by a shed-load. And, McCainiacs, John McCain will be in the running (though, without the "Indy's," his chances are severely diminished). Who fares poorly? Giuliani. Why? No organization. [see, Rudy's State Chair, Candice Miller's Objection]. Who else fares poorly? Thompson. Why? No organization. [see, Thompson Not Ready for Takeoff?] While Fred and his on again off again campaign team dink around with "when best to become official," real candidates are securing key endorsements (ie. Romney's steller grab of Former Lt. Gov., Dick Posthumus and Michigan's favorite Sheriff, Mike Bouchard).

Romney has Michigan tied-up, even with Spence Abraham (a good catch, by the way) heading up Thompson's "campaign." AND, speaking of Thompson's "campaign" - seems now the best time for Fred to "get real" is sometime in September - for those keeping score that's:

June - not June; July - not July; August - not August; September. . .I guess I'll continue to believe it only when I see it. Good to see such decisiveness from a potential presidential candidate.

~ so sayeth the Mittiot.