Romney Stops by to Meet Voters, Raise Money
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrapped up a trip across California Thursday with a visit to Sacramento. He stopped by a Natomas IHOP and then went to a fundraiser.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
It was a typical political photo-op designed for the cameras, not the voters. After all, there were only about 50 people in the restaurant --and the retail politics vital to winning Iowa or New Hampshire just don’t work in a state as big as California.
Still, the former Massachusetts governor made the rounds and talked with voters.
Voter: Hi, sir.
Romney: How are you today?
Voter: I’m fine. Could I just ask one thing when you become president and that’s keep our country strong, keep our military strong and take care of our veterans?
Romney: Exactly right. You are absolutely right. You hit the nail on the head.
Romney called his campaign one of “change,” and touted his experience in the private sector. He also criticized rival Republican candidate Rudy Giuliani for his stance on immigration -- and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s health care proposal.