Romney signs new adviser
May 18th, 2011
04:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney signs new adviser

(CNN) – The campaign of all-but-declared presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced a new unpaid senior adviser to his presidential exploratory committee Wednesday.

Mark DeMoss, a public relations consultant and prominent figure in the Southern Evangelical community, backed then-candidate Romney in 2008 and said he is "proud to serve on Governor Romney's team and look forward to helping him win in 2012."

"I believe given his executive experience and record in both the public and private sectors Governor Romney is uniquely qualified and competent to lead our country out of turbulent economic times and create jobs," DeMoss said in a statement. "He has worked in government long enough to know how government works, but not so long that he only knows how to work for the government."

Although the former Massachusetts governor has yet to announce an official presidential bid, he has been touring the country to meet with voters and donors. He raised $10.25 million during a day-long phone banking event Monday in Las Vegas and held a fundraiser in Texas Wednesday as part of a two-day swing through the Lone Star state.

– CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
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  1. Republican Robber Baron

    Good luck...must find a new way to bait and switch whatever horrible plan Mitt is trying to sell.

    May 18, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  2. Jilli

    He can change advisors... he can raise buckets full of money, but at the end of the day...he's still Mitt Romney. Spineless without any true convictions or principles.

    May 18, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    He raised $10.25 million during a day-long phone banking event ....
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    No, he got $10.25 million in pledges. Not cash.

    May 18, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  4. NVa Native

    a public relations consultant and prominent figure in the Southern Evangelical community

    Sounds like the worst kind of lobyist and preacher rolled into one. Yuck.
    But the tea-pends and foxygen klans will love him. So at least Max-headroom is good at sucking up to the right-wing crazies. And he covers the pandering to the homo-phobes and rascists in one fell swoop!

    May 18, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. J

    he can sign whomever he wants, still not voting for him

    obama/biden 2012

    May 18, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    "I believe given his executive experience and record in both the public and private sectors Governor Romney is uniquely qualified and competent to lead our country out of turbulent economic times and create jobs"

    Not only will Romney continue to divide the Christian Conservatives within the GOP, but if his *business* record is any indication, Romney will also be continuing his support for the outsourcing of American jobs to foreign soil, of which he is quite knowledgeable, having done so himself many times in the past while getting his *business* experience down pat in the Corporate world long enough to bolster his many years of *wannabee* president campaigning. Poor guy really thinks he absolutely deserves that which is (once again) proving to be nothing but a lost dream for him. Boo Hoo.

    May 18, 2011 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    @Rudy NYC – Yep, and we know how those PLEDGES go!!!

    May 18, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  8. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    once again per Ann Coulter at C-PAC..."we nominate Mitt Romney...WE LOSE!!" so go ahead GOP.

    May 18, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  9. Jake

    someone remind me, why did he lose in 2008?

    May 18, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  10. GI Joe

    Won't ever vote for a man that worships Joseph Smith as his idol, disassembles companies and ships jobs overseas. He could hire John Kennedy and I wouldn't vote for him.

    May 18, 2011 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  11. B

    The Republicans ought to get great understanding from yet another White Billionaire business executive, right?

    Do not forget folks that it is the Billionaires like Romney that got us all into this Ditch and they sure as heck are not going to consider the middle class and poor for anything. They still believe in TRICKLE-DOWN .....

    We have been there and done that and it does not work !

    May 18, 2011 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  12. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on America!

    Mittens knows he can't win without votes from extreme rightwing phony "christians". This is proof of just how desperate he is right now. Unfortunately, moderate voters will recognize he's just another neocon Greedy Old Predator who made his money running a hedge fund that screwed average Americans repeatedly. Electing him would be like electing a financial rapist.

    May 18, 2011 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I like Romney but he's in bad company, the Republican party is a circus and the only thing that will make them complete is the JOKER, Rudy Guiliani.

    May 18, 2011 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  14. Charles

    I thought the election of 2010 was the one about jobs! Didn't Johnny Boner say when he was speaker there would be jobs, guess he forgot to tell Mitt. Lies now lies latter same old GOP. You got to love these guys. Some day they are going to pass a law that says Politician will have to tell the truth during their political campaigns NOT!
    Justsan

    May 18, 2011 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  15. Gothaze

    I love when people think you need a businessman to run a non profit organization. Im leary of businessmen who want to vie for the highest office in the land. The U.S. Govt was set forth to serve protect and care for its people. Why do millionares and billionares want to run this counrty? They are best suited to do what they do best...run an interprise. Use ur talents to create industry. Why do the repubs think its the Govts job to create jobs. When the current administration set out to fund transportation and road improvement the will serve it constituants they shoot us down. To much spending. Cut spending! You have an example of there basic misunderstanding of the roll of Govt. Rick Snot turns down 2.5 billion for a rail system that is much needed in Florida to move us in the 21 century of innovation and thinking. Why? Because it was a Democratic plan. Not because it will create jobs and businesses in and around the system. It was because of his Tea baggin supporters. Heres a guy who ran on creating jobs on Florida. But flat out sqashed 30k jobs because he's a hypocrite! Why? Why? This whole arguement about the deficit is just a smoke stream. Your Govt is never suppose to be in the black, if its doing its job. Its suppose improve the lives of its people. Had we not got in this war shiggity, where would we be by now. Cross counrty rail. New forms of energy. Universal health care. Higher education for everyone! We greatpeople

    May 18, 2011 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |