Saturday, January 05, 2008

From the Café Next Door* - Immigration

Looks like Mitt Romney's campaign for President will focus it's message on illegal immigration Saturday, with a Press Conference scheduled for 1:30 pm. It will be featuring several guests, including Representative Tom Tancredo of Colorado (R-6), a fifth term Congressman, who, as was first reported by Jason Pulliam, a staff writer with the Des Moines Register, withdrew his candidacy from the Presidential race on December 20th, and endorsed Mitt Romney.

Pulliam reported at the time that Tancredo had come to believe that the cause that had informed his run -- his opposition to illegal immigration - could be harmed by his continued pursuit of a race he realized he could not win. He suggested that the candidacies of two individuals who he identified as "soft on immigration," Mike Huckabee and John McCain were both assisted by drawing votes away by from Mitt Romney. The issue is now obviously joined here in New Hampshire, with all three in a race for the top spot in the Granite State.

Also attending and speaking on behalf of Mitt Romney, will be colorful Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 77, of Maricopa County, Arizona, who has been dubbed "America's Toughest Sheriff." He flew into New Hampshire this morning to log his support for the former Massachusetts governor. Taking the opportunity to make a few preliminary remarks to the gathering volunteer canvassers at Mitt Romney's Headquarters on Elm Street here in downtown Manchester, Sheriff Arpaio noted that he was supporting Romney, despite the fact that McCain is the senior Senator from his home state of Arizona.

Speaking of his fellow Arizonan, Senator McCain, Arpaio quipped, "He's a good guy; Romney's a better guy," adding, "I believe in the Governor. He'll make a great President." Coincidentally, Joe Arpaio is no stranger to the New England area. He was born "down the road" back in 1932 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Also in attendance will be Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Sheriff Dan Linehan. Rockingham County, a county of a little less than three hundred thousand residents that is located in the lower eastern corner of the State, which includes the coastal corridor, and thus borders both Massachusetts and Maine. The jurisdiction of Rockingham County actually pre-dates the American Revolution -- hence the name.

Also attending the event will be Rockingham County Attorney, Jim Reams. Last summer, Reams was selected to serve as the Treasurer of the National District attorney's Association, NDAA.

Bay Buchanan will likewise be present at the Romney event. Bay recently authored a book about Hillary Clinton, The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton, which she discussed in an interview back at the end of May, with Kathyrn Lopez of National Review Online (NRO). Bay has frequently spoken out on the subject of illegal immigration.

Finally attending the Romney event will be Demos Chrissos, President of RapidResponse Media.

*Café Van Otis, 341 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101, which happens to be situated next door to the Mitt Romney New Hampshire Headquarters in Manchester. Very good chocolates and coffee, by the way!

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At 10:52 PM, December 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody needs a comb over


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