Restore Our Future, a pro-Romney PAC, has reportedly put this ad up on television in Pennsylvania. This seems like an effective ad on many levels. Hopefully this gets the voters of Pennsylvania thinking a little about the negative ramifications of four more years.
Pro Tom Smith Ad – “Priorities”
A new ad is out in the Pennsylvania US Senate race where Tom Smith is trying trying to unseat the incumbent. This race is very close, the numbers have been drawing closer in recent weeks. This needs to be a national race, we all need to get behind Tom Smith.
Follow Tom Smith on twitter @TomSmithForPA
“Pennsylvania families are struggling. But where’s Bob Casey? Casey backed the Wall St. bailout that allowed millions in bonuses to insurance and bank executives. The same ones we bailed out. The same ones who tanked our economy. And now they’ve given Casey over $2 million in campaign cash.
Defeat Bob Casey. We need someone who will fight for Pennsylvania families, not Wall St. millionaires.”
The Columbus Dispatch Endorses Mitt Romney
Good news for Mitt Romney out of Ohio as he picks up the endorsement of The Columbus Dispatch.
After nearly four years of economic stagnation, massive unemployment, record-setting debt and government intrusions into the economy that have paralyzed the private sector, the United States needs a new direction. For this reason, The Dispatch urges voters to choose Republican Mitt Romney for president in the Nov. 6 election.
Four years after promising hope and change, and after a deficit-driving $787 billion stimulus program, here is the result:
• 12.1 million unemployed, with an unemployment rate above 8 percent for 43 of the past 44 months.
• 8.6 million working part time because they can’t find full-time work
• 2.5 million who wanted to work, but have stopped looking for jobs.
• In 2009, real median household income was $52,195. By 2011, it had fallen to $50,054
• In 2009, the U.S. poverty rate was 14.3 percent. By 2011, the poverty rate climbed to 15 percent.
• On Obama’s watch, 12 million more Americans joined the food-stamp program, which has reached a record of more than 46 million enrollees.
• Annual federal budget deficits above $1 trillion for the past four years, increasing the national debt to an all-time high of $16 trillion.
In 2008, Americans made a leap of faith when they elevated the inexperienced Obama to the White House. That faith was not rewarded. This time, voters should place their hopes for change in experience, by electing Romney.
Read the rest of the endorsement editorial here.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Endorses Mitt Romney
My favorite thing about this endorsement, after you get past the great things the editorial board actually said, is the fact that the entire endorsement was printed on the front page of the Sunday paper, even above the fold. This seems unprecedented to me, but it’s great for Mitt Romney nonetheless.
“It sounds cliched, but it is a truism: America is at a crossroads. It can continue down the path of Leviathan government and an increasing dependence on it, or America can return to the path of limited government and the kind of prosperity-producing independence on which the Founders based this great republic.
The choice is yours. Our choice is the latter. And that’s why we enthusiastically endorse Republican Mitt Romney for president of the United States.”
Read the complete endorsement editorial here.
Tom Smith Campaign Ad: Invisible Senator
Tom Smith is running for the US Senate in Pennsylvania against incumbent Bob Casey. Smith has started to move his race from impossible, to possible. As has been reported, Smith went from trailing by 18-20 points, to now trailing by only 5 points, presumably as voters are actually paying attention. This latest ad from the Smith campaign is pretty sharp:
Pennsylvania has started to move toward Mitt Romney in recent polling, especially after Romney’s sound thumping of Obama in last week’s debate. Polls are starting to show Romney only trailing in Pennsylvania by 2 points and 3 points. As the presidential race tightens, so to the race for the US Senate.
Learn more about Tom Smith on his website, and support his campaign in any way you can if you’re so inclined. This is a US Senate seat that is in play, one of a handful our side can take back so we can demote Harry Reid to minority status.
Romney’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class: Energy Infographic
Take a look at, and feel free to share, Mitt Romney’s simple infographic on his energy plan which will help build up America’s middle class.
Also, you might want to view Mitt Romney’s plan to make North America energy independent by 2020. He has details here where you can see a full policy paper.
Romney Ryan Taking It To The Blue States
By all accounts, including Salena Zito’s stellar reporting, Paul Ryan made a very successful trip to Pennsylvania on Tuesday, while at the same time Mitt Romney was in Houston where he raised $6 million. That’s a nice haul (see the earlier post about that).
Paul Ryan was in Roanoke, Virginia on Wednesday before heading to North Carolina for stops there, along with a fundraiser. Along the way, Congressman Ryan also did radio interviews with Hugh Hewitt (audio and transcript here) and Mark Levin (audio here). I loved it when Paul Ryan said in the interview:
“Hope and change has become attack and blame.”
“I really believe, from the bottom of my heart, we can trigger an American renaissance.”
Now, out of Michigan comes good and interesting news:
New Michigan Poll has Romney ahead of Obama
Then out of Commerce, Michigan comes word that Romney and Ryan will both be in Michigan on Friday:
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan to make campaign stop in Michigan
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are stretching the map, they are competing in places they weren’t supposed to compete. Blue states are indeed feeling blue, don’t expect the news outlets to cover this, but it’s happening, all you have to do is follow the candidates’ travels. If Obama/Biden has to spend money in these states, that in and of itself will be a great thing as their campaign starts to hemorrhage cash (if you missed it, here’s the story about Obama/Biden campaigning just as they govern, by spending $10 million more than they raised in July). Winning these states will be an even greater thing.