Romney gets help at home while following water's edge tradition
July 26th, 2012
07:42 AM ET
10 years ago

Romney gets help at home while following water's edge tradition

Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he will follow the "water's edge" tradition of not criticizing President Barack Obama's policies during his international trip. But that doesn't mean his campaign back home can't get some help to do so.

The Romney campaign is sending high profile surrogates Thursday to three battleground states to act on his behalf.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia will make several stops in Iowa. The two potential vice presidential choices will team up for an event in Coralville. McDonnell will also stop in Davenport, while Jindal holds an event in Des Moines.

Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, also considered a possible Romney running mate, will make an appearance for the campaign in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

And former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be in Florida, with stops in Tampa and at a Jewish Center in Miami.

This weekend the campaign sends another possible vice presidential contender on the road with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, going to battleground Nevada. Rubio will appear at a Saturday rally at a school in Las Vegas.

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Filed under: 2012 • Bob McDonnell • Bobby Jindal • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. joe

    Gov Jindal has spent more time out of Louisiana in the past few years stomping for other GOP candidates while the state is suffering with MANY issues. If Romney wants Jindal, he can have him. Here in LA, we cant wait until he is gone!!

    July 26, 2012 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  2. Jon

    Classy, as expected. President Obama could take a lesson here.

    July 26, 2012 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Do you honestly believe that Mitt Romney will sing high praises of Pres. Obama behind closed doors? I don't.

    July 26, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  4. v_mag

    Everytime an American reads "battleground state" or "swing state", s/he should remember that millions of Americans are disenfranchised by the electoral college system every 4 years, and everyone should be outraged by that. If you hated what the Bush regime did to America, remember that he became president due to the electoral college and a rogue Extreme Court.

    July 26, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  5. Donkey Party

    Too late, his advisers on the ground in the UK were already making racist comments about the President before Romney's plane even touched down. Despicable.

    July 26, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  6. Romneycares Less

    Hope M.R. is speaking his fluent French.

    July 26, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |

    Of course. if Obama's re-election team mentioned anything about doing the same, the Faux Noise channel and the right wing nut rabble would be all over it, right?

    July 26, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  8. Dean

    This is just another example of the class that Romney exhibits. This is a far cry from 2008, when Obama travelled the globe and bad-mouthed the Bush administration.

    For anyone who votes for Obama this time around...I don't know if you're stupid, or just ignorant.

    July 26, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |

    Tweetle Dee and Tweetle Dumb...

    July 26, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  10. Sniffit

    Riiiiiight...because spending a few weeks planning an all out surrogate attack on foreign policy issues, complete with your own campaign publishing the statements, prior to going overseas isn't the same as doing it yourself while overseas?

    What kind of freekin nonsense is this? The rule is stupid and antiquated in the first place, but pretending he's following it is just plain old ridiculous. STOP CARRYING THIS WATERBOY'S WATER.

    July 26, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Oh, if it isn't Mr. Jindal Bells to help Romney outsource jobs to India.

    July 26, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  12. Louisiana Man

    LA's illustrious absentee governor..Piyush Jindal..Hindu..miraculously transformed into 'Bobby of Christendom' has gall criticizing anyone on fiscal matters..

    The only reason LA is not entirely in the doldrums is because FEMA came to the rescue and rebuilt LA post Katrina w/federal funds..

    one of the WORST governors LA has..baring his former boss Mike Murphy.

    July 26, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  13. Jim

    Uhm, he's already done so, by saying that the President doesn't understand the "special" relationship we share with Great Britain. So much for the Water's Edge... he just dove right in.

    July 26, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  14. g

    wheres the BP oil money and the stimulus money

    July 26, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  15. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Having stand ins for the candidate is a very old tradition. It seems like that will continue. Many of the proxies are just as flamboyant.

    July 26, 2012 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  16. A not-so-stupid former republican

    There is no problem for the Romney campaign while he is overseas. His surrogates lie as well as he does so there is no change! Come on, Romney; release at least five years of your tax returns. What are you trying to hide?

    July 26, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  17. king

    nothing to see here folks, just some corporate loonies who want to give more tax cut to their corporate masters to outsource the last drip of revenue this economy have left. lesson repubs govenors, you can steel resources from your fellow states. but how will the country benefits by just moving around resources. the problem is how are we going to compete and get resources to come from china and india, who has 7 times more demand power and have no labor laws and no high american middle wage salaries. you do this by rebuilding and create jobs here in america. this will give foreign companies no other choice to come invest here and bring chinese and indian jobs here, to get a piece of the pie.

    July 26, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |