Monday, March 19, 2007

More Board the Romney Voyage to the White House

Just a quick post to note the appointment of two more prominent people aligning this weekend with Mitt Romney. First, former Iowa state Senate majority leader Stewart Iverson will be Romney's new presidential adviser in Iowa. Second, Bob Perry (who financed the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 campaign) has signed on to raise money for Romney in Texas.

He may not have the name recognition he needs, but Romney certainly has the support where it matters most this early in the campaign. On April 15th, all the campaigns will release their first-quarter finances. It will be interesting to see how he compares in that critical area.

Add Senator Orrin Hatch to the list. Of course, as Orrin is a Mormon Republican, this comes as the most unsurprising endorsement so far. Nevertheless, Hatch has had some major power in the Senate as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He actually ran for president himself in 2000, but made little headway.

Coincidentally, Orrin Hatch is my dad's cousin's wife's cousin. So there.

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