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Romney Family Canvasses in Michigan

Ronna Romney and Ronna Romney McDaniel, both of Northville, spoke of jobs and education Friday before heading to a picnic at Drake Sports Park.

If Mitt Romney is to win Michigan's 16 crucial electoral votes in November's general election, his campaign will need to reach out to an area in Michigan -- or more sepcifically, Oakland County -- thought to be a stronghold of the Democratic Party.

At least, that's what those close to him — Ronna Romney, a former GOP senate candidate and former sister-in-law of the Republican Presidential candidate, and Ronna Romney McDaniel, his niece who is spearheading his campaign in Michigan — said Friday.

Canvassing in West Bloomfield's Thornberry Apartments prior to a "Women for Mitt" family picnic at the  with Romney McDaniel's young daughter Abigail, the Romneys said that while they believe Michigan is certainly in play, it would take a grassroots effort to make it so.

"I feel very good about Oakland County and I think it's the lynchpin of Michigan," said Romney, originally of the west side of Detroit. "I hope people tonight will say, you know, 'I just had three generations of Romneys visit me and they feel the way I feel.' Maybe they'll tell their friends. You can't take one vote for granted."

Romney said she has been frequently appearing on talk radio and television talk shows lately, extolling the virtues of the campaign, prior to heading to the Republican National Convention in early September.

According to Romney, women should play a crucial role in this year's election. She claims that women's unemployment has increased in the four years since President Barack Obama took office and as the "practical" voice in the decision-making process of American households, Romney expects women to turn away from the incumbent.

"I’m hearing people on the radio say, I voted for Obama, but I’m disappointed. I think you’re going to see some disaffected Democrats say you know what, country first," Romney said. "What I’m finding people are saying is that we have to put our house in order and that means jobs."

Romney McDaniel spoke of a man she had visited who told her he had "lost all hope." 

"I think that’s indicative of a lot of people who expected Obama to come in and fix everything on day one," Romney McDaniel said. "Now he’s waited until the eleventh hour but we have a candidate who is going to fix it on day one."

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Suzi Saul August 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Republicans are trying to get Gary Johnson off the ballots in some states (he is currently on 50 ballots), claiming he is being funded by the Democrats. New Mexico voters are mainly Democrats, yet he was voted as governor in that state twice. Of course there are Democrats who support him! That doesn't make this some evil plot by the national Dem party! This just proves that Gary has appeal for both Republican and Democrat voters! That scares some people, and that's why you don't see him on polls that will help him get into the presidential debates. Gary thinks turn-around is fair play, and is suing to get Romney off a ballot, too. Good for you, Gary! "We have a $16 trillion debt," said Johnson. "Eight-and-a-half trillion of it is the responsibility of Democrats, seven-and-a-half trillion of it is the responsibility of Republicans. I don't know, Tweedle-dee, Tweedle-dum." "Be Libertarian with me for one election!" Why are the Republican party leaders afraid of Gary Johnson?? Why isn't he given a voice? Afraid we'll ALL like his message? I challenge you to take this quiz, and see which candidate you really side with :) http://www.isidewith.com/
TaterSalad August 26, 2012 at 07:20 PM
The attached video provides some insight to America into a typical Barack Obama supporter who has completely NO concept of what a free market, free society and capitalist system is all about. This person is what the Democratic Party prays on for their support and votes by providing "entitlements" to them, paid for by someone else who is working. This is what the conservative people of America are "up against" .............Free Loaders! How many do you know? 1. www.therealrevo.com/blog/?p=54356#comment-73859 2. http://dancingczars.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/this-is-where-we-are-spending-our-tax-dollars/ 3. http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=55931 4. Here is a video of a future Democratic voter. Congresswoman Maxine Waters would be proud of this kid. Since Barack Obama has said that Republicans need to "get to the rear of the bus", He would also support this kid and his vocabulary. http://moonbattery.com/?p=2778
TaterSalad August 26, 2012 at 07:21 PM
(continued): 5. This video shows what Public Union teachers produce. These kids in this video support Barack Obama. Need more be said? http://www.theblaze.com/stories/this-video-of-teens-failing-miserably-at-a-civics-quiz-is-so-depressing-its-funny/ 6. Video: http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=68014 7. Re-Distribution is what the liberals love: http://moonbattery.com/?p=13760 8. http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=78242 9. This is why the country is in the mess we are in. These are the typical people who support and vote for Democrats. Why do they vote this way. A simple answer of one word: "Entitlements". The Party of Free! http://noiri.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-and-why-obama-got-elected-idiot.html
TaterSalad August 29, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Unions in Michigan are now canvassing citizens for signatures to give Unions extraordinary powers in the state related to collective bargaining and forced Union dues. Be very careful on what you sign. 1. Michigan Conservative Alliance: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Conservative-Alliance-MICA/135355703224881 2. Work Place Choice: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Workplacechoiceorg/164238930296532 3. National Right to Work: https://www.facebook.com/NationalRighttoWorkFoundation 4. Right to Work: https://www.facebook.com/NationalRightToWork 5. School Choice: https://www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek 6. Legalized Extortion: https://www.facebook.com/legalizedextortion 7. Socialism does not work: https://www.facebook.com/socialismdoesntwork Pete Hoekstra: https://www.facebook.com/petehoekstra Michigan's two liberal Senators that support everything that Barack Obama demands: Debbie Stabenow: a. https://www.facebook.com/ThanksalotDebbie b. https://www.facebook.com/DumpDebbieStabenow Carl Levin: a. https://www.facebook.com/CommitteeToRecallCarlLevin
TaterSalad August 30, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Tell me this isn't racist! This guy hates white people! " A shrinking group of people"? This is what Debbie Stabenow supports! Both need to become unemployed! http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/BdjoHA5ocwU?rel=0
John McKay (Editor) August 31, 2012 at 03:43 AM
TaterSalad - can you cut down on the copy-and-paste comments, please?

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