Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mitt's the Man!

After following the GOP Presidential race all too closely, I am choosing to support Mitt Romney. I really like the fact that he has had real life experience running things outside of Washington. With his many years in business he has repeatedly shown that he knows how to balance a budget, streamline an organization, and turn around a failing prospect into a successful one. I am behind his theme of "more jobs, less debt, smaller government". The moral decay I see in our country is troubling, but just as pressing is the state of our economy and our nation's balance book. Out of all those running, I think Mitt Romney has the skills we need to turn around this failing government so we don't become the next Greece.

On February 7th I was able to volunteer at a Mitt Romney rally in Colorado and then speak out in support of Mitt at caucus (in front of about 500 people), and then run our precinct meeting as the chairperson. It was a very full day, especially since I had been pretty sick and was pushing myself pretty hard so I could help. I was totally running on adrenaline and diet coke. I guess I pushed a bit too hard and I completely lost my voice for the next couple days. Ken and the kids didn't seem to mind that too much though. :)

I was up way before dawn to get up to RV America in Johnstown. I was working with the Weld county co-chairs and was asked to be a manager of volunteers for the rally. It was fun to bring Tasha with me to work. I was assigned to be over those at the front door and help signing people in and getting them information about caucus that night. It was fun to greet about 500 or so people, especially Ken as he brought Morgan and Trevor for the rally. I also got to work with some people from the campaign and secret service. When it came time for Mitt to be arriving, I got to go stand with the big-wigs behind where Mitt was going to speak. It was really fun being that close to the stage!

Me with Tasha getting ready for the masses to arrive.

Morgan and Trevor waiting for Mitt to arrive.

Morgan is in the lower left corner.

I'm in the lower right corner.

Mitt got there a little late because of the weather, but his speech was fantastic. I really think he is the right man for the job. I am looking forward to when more people understand his proposals, not the political junkies. After his speech he shook hands with people around the stage. Morgan and Trevor were able to work their way up to the front and shake Mitt's hand. He even commented on Morgan's beautiful green eyes. :)

Morgan shaking Mitt's hand.

I got to go backstage with the other volunteer managers and got to meet Mitt. We had to share our information so the secret service could check us out beforehand. I have to say, it was a thrill to meet him, talk with him for a moment, and take some photos. I truly hope this man can win the nomination and the White House and put our country back on the right track.

The rally volunteer managers.

I was grateful for the opportunity that night to attend my caucus and vote for Mitt. I love the grassroots feeling of a caucus as you are there with your neighbors electing delegates. I got reelected as our precinct committee chair. I really enjoy getting to be involved, even if it is on that small level. Mitt won the vote in our precinct, but I was disappointed that Santorum took Colorado. (I think it hurt that polls showed that he was way ahead and many people didn't show up to vote. In life, no matter what it is, showing up is a HUGE part of the game.)

Today is "Super Tuesday" and I woke up with butterflies in my stomach. I really hope that Mitt has an excellent showing tonight and becomes that much closer to being the nominee so he can take on Obama in the fall. Go Mitt!

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