The Los Angeles Post
Mitt Romney and his wife Ann were in Northern Virginia campaigning together on Wednesday. While Mitt Romney told supporters that his answer to questions about how he would get the economy going is to see what President Obama has done and do the reverse, his wife Ann appealed to women voters.
These suburbs of Washington D.C. that are located in Northern Virginia are a critical area for the swing state. After Republican victories in 2000 and 2004, Virginia was won by Obama in 2008. Bringing out a high Republican turnout is something that Romney’s aides feel could make a big difference for Romney.
In addition to kicking off his campaign in Virginia, Romney is in the Washington area to hold meetings that should help integrate and align his campaign with the national party. A meeting is planned between the Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus and Romney. Romney is also working to raise money in the area for his campaign and has an evening fundraiser planned in Arlington, Virginia.
Speaking on jobs and the economy, he indicated that the legislation that was signed by Obama to regulate the banking industry ended up being detrimental to many small institutions. He said that the small banks are the ones that have been hurting while the big banks keep getting bigger. He said that the real heroes of the economy are small businesses.
Ann Romney was in Virginia with Mitt and appealed to the women present as she introduced her husband to supporters there. She said that she and her husband appreciate the women who support them and understand that women can do great things. She said they know that women “make the world go round.” The event was held at Exhibit Edge, which is a company run by a woman.
Romney asked voters to put their differences aside and to come together as Americans. He said he visualizes an America where race, gender, ethnicity, and differences are set aside and the people stand together.