Romney South Carolina-bound
September 9th, 2011
05:26 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney South Carolina-bound

Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will make a campaign stop in South Carolina before participating in Monday's CNN-Tea Party debate in Florida, according regional press secretary Ryan Williams.

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He will deliver a policy speech on labor relations after touring Boeing's North Charleston plant, which is at the center of a dispute with the National Labor Relations Board over moving production from its union-represented plant in Washington state to the new plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state where workers have a choice in joining a union.

The former governor of Massachusetts appeared at a presidential forum in Columbia organized by Sen. Jim DeMint last week, which was his first visit to the pivotal early primary state since May 21.

Romney has spent little time so far in South Carolina compared to his first bid for the White House in 2008, spending millions of dollars here only to finish fourth in the primary.

David Raad, the candidate's senior adviser in the state said, "This is one of many trips the governor is going to make to the state of South Carolina."

"As the campaign progresses you'll see the operation unfold, the engagement continue to unfold and you'll see the governor here substantially," said Raad.

Last week, Romney secured a high-profile tea party endorsement from South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, who will serve as state chairman for Romney's campaign.

soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    When it comes to lying, South Carolina is the home of the whopper, but not the flip flopper. Stay home Mittens, the primary is over.

    September 9, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  2. Ed Texas

    Romeny seems like Ronald Reagan compared to Perry or Bachman. Reagan, like Romney was never the sharpest of people but both look like a Rhodes Scholar compared to the right-wing whackos like Perry and Bachman in the GOP now. Reagan and Romney are considered almost liberal compared to these whackos. ...Reagan was the king of voodoo, trickle-down, economics and would be very embarrased by the current Republican party that is controlled by the Tea Baggers. The Republicans priority is to make Obama a one term President and they have wreaked havoc on the economy in order to make Obama a one term President. Reagan would never stand for what the Republicans have become and where they are going. He would never call Social Security a ponzi sceme. The GOP economic policies created the "Me Generation" and culture of greed. Romney needs to seperate himself from the wackos and come up with some realistic economic goals that don't follow the same, old tired GOP -Hoover – Bush "tax cuts for all" trickle down voodoo economic proposals.

    September 9, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Definition of 'Conservative Genius" – Any person with a grade point average of 2.1 from Texas A & M. Go Aggies!

    September 9, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  4. Woman In California

    ANYTIME the devil calls he'll be there. People don't be fooled by this man Romney. You'll be REAL sorry.

    September 9, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  5. Republicans - The Not Intended To Be Factually Accurate" Party

    I`m sure he will attempt to MISLEAD people by saying that this LRB -issue is "job killing" DESPITE the fact that Boeing is simply trying FIRE "X" union number of people in Washington and HIRE "X" non-union people in S. Carolina.

    This is a fight about profit margins for Boeing. They make plenty of money in Washington state – they just want MORE.

    When the source of that MORE is lowered benefits to workers, at some point, costs are TRANSFERRED onto society as well as the Boeing workers. With those dollars now in Boeing`s pocket instead of the worker`s pocket ; with corporate taxes lowered placing more in Boeing`s pocket and less in the US Treasury, people suffer and Boeing does nothing to address the impact. They don`t have to; they have no "legal" obligation to do so and reject a "moral" obligation.

    Don`t expect a FOR PROFIT run-company to respect life.

    September 9, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  6. Susan

    Romney is impressive

    September 9, 2011 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  7. once upon a horse

    Mitt might just fit in with the land of the Gamecocks. Any state that keeps putting the likes of DeMintt back in Congress would welcome a candidate that will say almost anything to get elected and changes his position almost as often as he changes his socks.

    September 9, 2011 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    One thing Obama will certainly be quiet about while he is talking about how he wants to create jobs is the treatment Boeing received for investing in a new manufacturing facility in South Carolina and creating hundreds of good jobs. The federal government took the side of the union rather than the company that was creating hundreds of good new jobs. Boeing is one of America's most successful companies globally and one of our largest employers.

    September 9, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  9. thomas

    Mitt ,
    did any of your five sons do any military service ?

    September 9, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  10. Juan

    I can't believe all these Teabagpublicans are visiting South Carolina and turning South Carolina into a joke. They are making me wish I lived somewhere else.

    September 9, 2011 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  11. Patrick from Minnesota

    He should just stay there. He's been there so many times in the past year he might as well claim residency!

    September 9, 2011 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  12. dxlh

    Ed Texas, Romney was never the sharpest of people??? Have you looked at his resume? Were you the valedictorian of YOUR university???

    And "woman in CA" maybe you have a source for that info? Did anyone snap a picture of Romney and the Devil together? We'll be "REAL" sorry? Are you the mafia? Maybe you could make an intelligent comment next time and not offend half the population of CA with your signature.

    September 10, 2011 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  13. Don

    "ANYTIME the devil calls he'll be there. People don't be fooled by this man Romney. You'll be REAL sorry."

    Really? Let's see I guess a devil listening guy would marry his high school sweetheart be worth hundreds of millions of dollars yet not cheat on her and stay with here through sickness and health when she had a bout of muscular distrophy. You're saying a devil listening guy would fix the Olympics that happened during a crisis in American history due to Sept 11 and scandals, taking only 1 dollar as payment, giving up millions he would have gotten on Bain's payroll at the time. A devil listening guy takes not a single taxpayer dollar when he fixed Mass debt problems as governor. Hmm, I guess the devil is dumb because he aint saying much.
    The only thing wrong with Romney is he's still with the Party of Dumb, because he doesn't like the other crazies on the left.

    September 10, 2011 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  14. Spencer Mac

    Thanks Woman in California, are you high while typing that or is the anti-mormon just come out in your periferals, please expound on your highly detailed fear mongering

    September 10, 2011 02:54 am at 2:54 am |
  15. sick of republican phonies

    There he is, practicing his 'stare into the middle distance with chin uplifted so as to look presidential" look. Man, I can't stand this lying opportunist.

    September 10, 2011 06:33 am at 6:33 am |

    Teabaggers have a plan for Romney to repeat 2008. He is toast.

    September 10, 2011 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  17. Clwyd

    Nothing will cover up the fact the Mitt is a member of a religious cult!

    September 10, 2011 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  18. Jan

    Romney goes to the "Demint country" South Carolina???? One of the Poorest States in the country,for decades!!!! Their were "No Jobs" in S.C. When the jobs markets were GOOD?? Jim Demint is an "Unpatriotic,with absolutly "No respect for the Presidency,or the Americans people!!!! When will the "Poorest state in the Union, Wake up,and vote these Disrespectful Tyrants out!!!!!! The Govenor is trying to "Stop the voting rights to poor people,wether your white,Black or any other American???? She says if your poor,you cant "Vote"!!!! UnAmerican,and Disgusting!!!! S.C = "Stupid"

    September 10, 2011 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  19. diridi

    He is not all that bad, except he needs to stop shipping jobs to overseas, and change his tune on Health Care law, well, it is intended for the good of the public. HE should not give waiver to States. Listen, Latent motive is to cut price hike by Insurance companies and set up "State Exchanges". Congress wanted to set up "Public Option" proviso therein, but Joe Sestak took bribe and threatened "Filibuster", so could not pass, you know the result-political death to Joe Sestak, and got defeated like a crazy dog....truth...

    September 10, 2011 09:13 am at 9:13 am |