Out of all the official announcements for 2012 made by various Republican candidates, Mitt Romney's announcement that he will officially a candidate on June 2 is the announcement that I've been waiting for:
Emphasizing the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary state to his campaign, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will formally announce his candidacy for President in New Hampshire next Thursday, June 2.
UnionLeader.com has learned that a noontime barbecue at GOP stalwart Doug and Stella Scamman's Bittersweet Farm in Stratham will be the venue for the Romney announcement. Both Scammans are former New Hampshire House members; Doug Scamman is a former Speaker of the House.
While other candidates have made their formal announcements elsewhere, Romney will be the first of the 2012 cycle to announce in the Granite State.
The reason why I'm happy for Mitt Romney to officially become a candidate for 2012 is because he really is the kind of leader the Republican party needs and has been looking for. With many Republican candidates dropping out of the race, many conservatives are starting to rally around Mitt Romney because he is a conservative who has credibility on a wide range of issues. A recent poll found that the former governor of Massachusetts has the broadest appeal to conservatives when it comes to issues that are important to them:
Mitt Romney is the candidate who'll be able to build a Republican coalition, but no one does better than Sarah Palin on connecting with GOP voters on social issues, according to a new Gallup poll.Romney wins support from a wide swath of Republicans, pulling 16-18 percent regardless of whether their most important issues are government spending, the economy, national security or moral values. Palin has even stronger support among Republicans who put a premium on moral values — 23 percent of them back the former Alaska governor — but that's about the only segment of the electorate that picks her.
Not only is Mitt Romney the kind of leader that conservatives of all stripes can rally around, he's the kind of leader that all Americans can rally around. Mitt Romney has the broadest appeal of any Republican candidate in the field right now and receives support from people from a wide range of political perspectives. He enjoys support of liberals, independents, moderates, TEA party members, libertarians and conservatives. Which is very good news for Mitt Romney and bad news for Obama in the general election.
Moreover, Mitt Romney is the best candidate that the Republican party can offer to the American people who are looking to eject Barak Obama from the White House. If Mitt Romney receives the Republican nomination, he will put a lot of swing states into play and they will lean in Romney's favor such as New Hampshire, Nevada, Michigan, South Carolina, Florida and other states as well. This will force Obama to spend precious time and resources into these states rather than directing his time and money to states that he really needs to be focusing on. Once again, this is good news for Mitt Romney and bad news for Obama.
Finally, although the 2012 elections are barely warming up, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have been waging a silent battle against each other for quite some time. No other Republican candidate can raise the kind of cash that President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are raising. As a result, when it comes to raising money, the only person Obama is concerned about is Mitt Romney.
I've been waiting for this announcement for a very long time. I've been a long time supporter of Mitt Romney and I have always believed that he has been the kind of leader America has been yearning for. Americans are looking for a President they can be proud of. We want a person whom all Americans can all rally around in times of peace or war. We want a person who will proudly represent America and will not apologize for the positive influence it has had around the world. Americans want a candidate who will promote freedom and liberty around the world and when a people in an oppressed nation rally for freedom, he will not waffle on what to do.
This upcoming Presidential contest will be a very competitive race both in the primaries and in the general election. However, I am strongly confident that over time, people of diverse backgrounds and political perspectives will unite around Mitt Romney both as a candidate and as the future President.