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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:18 PM

Mitt and Ann Romney in D.C. for 'social visit'

Source: CNN




Washington (CNN) Mitt Romney and his wife Ann are in Washington Friday for a "social visit," according to a former senior adviser to the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.

Romney will attend a reception in his honor Friday hosted by philanthropist Catherine Reynolds and businessman Bill Marriott Jr. The Romneys are also expected to attend the black-tie Alfalfa Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, while in the nation's capital.

Romney was not seen Friday morning outside the hotel where the reception was set to take place; however, his 2012 running mate Rep. Paul Ryan was spotted entering the building. Romney did not attend President Barack Obama's inauguration this week, remaining instead at his home in La Jolla, California. Romney was last in D.C. when he lunched with Obama at the White House last month.

"He deliberately did not inject himself into the political discussion between the election and the inauguration while the President was laying out his agenda for a second term," the former senior adviser said. "But Gov. Romney does care deeply about America and its place in the world and from time to time he will speak out on issues."

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Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/25/mitt-and-ann-romney-in-d-c-for-social-visit/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:21 PM

1. I said before Willard was the leader of the republican party

It is now confirmed

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:03 AM

13. I don't agree - the repukes have no leader & are searching for one

Maybe that's why Willard's in DC - to help anoint a new one. Paul Ryan is one possibility, Jebbie another.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:58 PM

2. He's in good company with Trump and Nugent, for speaking out on issues.

Truly, Republican Party Titans.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:01 PM

3. As he 'splains what all that cash exactly got them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:02 PM

4. Former senior advisor Means.. romney will Lie Out from time to time...

just like he did during the campaign. He's a damn Liar and I refuse to acknowledge him as anything but.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:06 PM

5. Welcome to Washington Mr. 47%

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:17 PM

6. He's in town for a dinner hosted by another Mormon. Is this what's left of his base?

Mitt was named after J. Willard Marriott and the two families have been close for decades.

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Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:53 PM

11. Fun fact: Until 2011 Marriott offered porn channels in its hotel room TVs,

The hotel chain was "by some estimates was earning $175 per room, per year in smut peddling alone." I guess this decision was timed for Romney to run for president. Romney recently returned to the Marriott board.

According to the washington post,

During the 2008 presidential campaigns, Romney was criticized by family-oriented interest groups for not pressing Marriott to drop the adult movies offered in its rooms.

A coalition of Christian organizations that includes Focus on the Family met with Marriott International officials in Washington in 2008 to press the hotel chain to stop offering pay-per-view adult movies.

Marriott did not take action following those meetings. On Monday, it said the recent decision was based on economics and technology. More guests can access adult content cheaply on their portable devices rather than pay for premium adult channels.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:31 PM

7. Can't wait for his bullshit to hit the airwaves when he comes back for another try.

Try, try, try again, lol.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:35 PM

8. He'll try again. Won't get far but he will. Spoiled man.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:29 PM

9. Listen to what Da Man sez

and then do the opposite. You can't go wrong with that tactic.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:44 PM

10. Not sure why this is news.

He's a rich nobody. He holds no position of authority, no power, nothing. He's just a rich white racist, there are thousands of those and the media doesn't document their trips. He doesn't deserve the spotlight.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

12. He's meeting with his donors - would love to be a fly on that wall

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:32 AM

14. They're scraping the bottom of the barrel for news if 'not' seeing Mitt is news

But hey! At least it's good news to 'not' see Mitt and Queen Ann

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