Monday, February 4, 2013
With a short bench, state Republicans are hoping to convince another Belmont Romney to take a shot at the US Senate.
OUTSIDE BOSTON, MA -- After two years in the media spotlight as the hometown of a presidential candidate, many in Belmont were happy for "The Town of Homes" to revert back to its previous incarnation of a community of great schools and bad roads. But just when they thought they've seen the last "Romney" lawn sign taken down this past November, some in the state Republican party are trying to pull Belmont back into the center of the hoopla of the next big election. With former US Senator Scott Brown declining to run for the US Senate seat now unoccupied with the resignation of John Kerry who was named the new Secretary of State, the Massachusetts GOP is seeking someone who could make a creditable challenger to either of the democrats – US …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Electrical failure in flight forces charter plane to land in Denver.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Elizabeth Mahoney gives a first-hand impression from the Republican National Convention in Tampa of the speeches by Ann Romney and Chris Christie.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tuesday night was amazing; the crowd loved Ann Romney. She talks about Mitt the man, husband and father so eloquently and with such passion. There was definitely a feeling on the floor of "what a fantastic First Lady she would be!" It was especially poignant when she talked about the struggles she and Mitt have endured, including her MS and her battle with cancer. As she said, they don't have the "storybook marriage" some think they do, they have "a real marriage." Everyone was very pumped up after hearing from Ann, and then on came Chris Christie who we knew would give a fiery speech. He did not disappoint! The energy in the room was incredible. Being on the floor of the convention, surrounded by fellow Republicans, hearing amazing …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Mitt Romney's wife touched on her own battle with MS, when she visited a new therapeutic playground at All Children's Hospital.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Ann Romney delivered a message of hope and optimism Wednesday morning at the grand opening for a new theraupetic playground at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg: "Our little ones are our responsibility," she said. "It is our responsibility to take care of them and make sure their lives have joy." "No matter our limits, it is important to know joy," Romney, 63, told the crowd, which included parents of children with serious disabilities and medical conditions. Ann Romney's visit to St. Petersburg was her first public appearance since she made a heartfelt, well-received speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Romney offered a personal story of her life and love for husband, Mitt, in…
Ben and Craig Romney's appearance came the morning after their mother, Ann, stole the show Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention.
Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney's sons used charm and family anecdotes to rouse a room of groggy Republican National Convention delegates during a breakfast speech Wednesday morning at Innisbrook. Ben and Craig Romney's appearance came the morning after their mother, Ann, stole the show Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. "How about my mom last night?" Ben Romney asked the audience. "That was something special for all of us, my whole family. I looked up and down the row and saw a lot of wet eyes. I had to fight it back myself a number of times. I'm just so proud of her. She did such a phenomenal job," he said. Ben, who is a doctor, told the crowd his mother's talent for public speaking comes naturally, but …
Mitt's wife tells about the "boy I met at a dance."
Speaking directly to millions of American women viewing on all the magor networks and cable television operations, Ann Romney gave an "unabashedly emotional" speech promoting her husband, Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney, to women voters across the country. "You can trust Mitt," said Romney to an energized convention, according to US Today. "I've seen him spend countless hours helping others. I've seen him drop everything to help a friend in trouble, and been there when late-night calls of panic came from a member of our church whose child had been taken to the hospital," said Romney, refering to members of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Belmont. Read a transcript of Romney's speech here. about the couple's …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Belmont mom gets prominent role at Republican Convention.
A South Cottage Road resident will be giving a speech on all the major network and cable television channels tonight. It helps to know that she's married to one of the candidates for President of the United States. OK, it's Ann Romney if you couldn't guess by now. The wife of Mitt Romney will be the star attraction at the first full night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. "A spirited Ann Romney arrived in Tampa late Tuesday morning, expressing excitement at her opportunity to introduce her husband to millions of Americans," said a CBS News article. The article noted the Romney's left from Bedford's Hanscom Field (which is why Trapelo Road was free and clear this morning without the presence of Secret Service and Massachusetts…
Friday, July 20, 2012
The first part in Patch's The Romney Effect series looks at how Mitt Romney and his family appear on social media.
Mitt Romney's Facebook page states he likes "East of Eden," "O, Brother, Where Art Thou?" and Johnny Cash. But you won't find anything about his hometown of Belmont on his 'likes' list. Does that mean Romney doesn't like Belmont, despite living here for four decades? We can't presume to know, but we know that comments or insights, likes (or even dislikes) about local happenings doesn't appear to be part of the presumptive Republican candidate's social media presence. More than 2.5 million Facebook members 'like' Belmont's most prominent citizen. Or about 10 percent of the 'likes' on Pres. Barack Obama's Facebook page. Social media – Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, Flickr, Instagram and even newcomer Pinterest – have been considered …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A multi-part Patch series will explore the impact of Mitt Romney and his family on Belmont and the surrounding community.
It's only weeks until the Republican convention. We already know a lot about Mitt Romney, the candidate. But what do we know about Mitt Romney, the local man? For the next few weeks, Belmont Patch editor Franklin Tucker will be looking into what kind of impact the Romneys have had on their local community. We're interested in your thoughts on how the Romneys have affected Belmont and surrounding communities. Do you have a story about dealing with the Romneys or running into Secret Service agents? Tell us about it in the comments section below or email Franklin Tucker. And join us every Friday morning for our latest installment of The Romney Effect.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Belmont already knows the nice and genuine Romney, soon the country will also, says Politico.
If there is one member of the Romney family who has connected to Belmont residents, it would be Mitt Romney's wife, Ann. Having lived in Belmont since she was in her early 20s in the mid-1970s, Ann Romney is a familiar figure in Belmont, accompanying her children and now grandchildren around town, in the Center shopping, buying seafood at Frankie's or getting her hair done. And the opinion among residents who have met her socially, politically or on the street is universal: Ann Romney is a really nice lady. Genuine and pleasant, her personal appeal transcends the notable liberal leanings of the town. When you meet Ann, you like her. While it's mostly certain her husband will lose his hometown in November in a likely match-up with …