Friday, September 14, 2012
In a Red Mitten survey of influential Michigan Republicans, most respondents felt that Mitt Romney made a strong case for why he should be president following the party conventions.
Mitt Romney effectively stated his case to be the next president of the United States at the Republican National Convention: that’s the finding of the latest Red Mitten flash poll of influential Republicans. Fifty-eight Republicans from southeastern Michigan, used an automated anonymous survey tool to offer their opinions following the Republican and Democratic conventions. Thirty-eight responses were collected, including some from Farmington area residents. “Mitt Romney gave the speech of his life and for the first time laid out specifics,” one respondent said. “I wasn't for Mitt in the primary but he has the best plan and direction for this country.” Nineteen respondents said they “strongly agree” that Romney made a strong case for why …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
First Lady's speech highlights how, in a 50-50 nation, the narrative that wins this fight may win the White House.
- John Ness
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
CHARLOTTE, NC — President Obama "believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care,” First Lady Michelle Obama said during her Tuesday speech to the Democratic National Convention (DNC). "That's what my husband stands for." It was a continuation of a consistent message from women at all levels the Democratic party: This election is about the government’s right to control your body. Earlier that day, just a few blocks away from where Mrs. Obama spoke, Gov. Nikki Haley made the Republican pitch. “Let me tell you about women. Women are extremely smart,” the first female governor of South Carolina said. “They care about a lot more than contraception.” Those two arguments — that the 2012 …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Phil and Dianne Ruhlandt fit in some sight-seeing before the final day of the convention.
TAMPA, FL — Phil and Dianne Ruhlandt, of Redford, MI, wanted to take advantage of Tampa Bay's outdoor activities during their down time at the Republican National Convention, but Tropical Storm Isaac threw a wrench into those plans. "We were going to go on a hot air balloon and go jet skiing," said Dianne, an attorney and an alternate delegate. Then the two went to the Florida Aquarium, only to find it was closed. On Thursday afternoon, they were trying to fit some downtown sightseeing into a few hours before the RNC reconvened for its final day at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Still, excitement was high for the couple, who are active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and share a faith with presidential candidate Mitt Romney…
The former Bloomfield Hills resident will address the Republican National Convention and the nation after 10 p.m.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak tonight at the Republican National Convention in Tamp and accept his party's nomination for president of the United States. Romney, a former resident of Bloomfield Hills and son of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, is scheduled to speak after 10 p.m. today. The full speaking and presentation schedule for today's Republican National Convention is below: 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Paul Welday, who first volunteered at the 1980 convention, helps this year with delegate credentials.
Farmington Hills resident Paul Welday has volunteered or served as a delegate at almost every Republican National Convention over the past 32 years. Active in the GOP since college, Welday this year serves on the credentials committee, which "hears challenges about which delegates to seat. It's important because we make sure the states are sending the proper delegation," he said. Welday said his grandfather got him involved in the 1980 convention, which was held in Detroit, when former President Ronald Reagan was nominated. Welday's only absence was in 2008, when he ran unsuccessfully against Democrat Vicki Barnett for the 37th State House seat. This year, Welday joked, "I'm re-starting my Lou Gehrig string." He said he considers being …