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PHOTOS & VIDEO: Josh Romney Speaks to GOP Volunteers in Hudson

Josh Romney, one of presidential candidate Mitt Romney's five sons, stopped in Hudson at about noon on Saturday to campaign for his father at the St. Croix County Republican Party's Hudson Victory Center.

Josh Romney, one of presidential candidate Mitt Romney's five sons, stopped in Hudson at about noon on Saturday to campaign for his father at the St. Croix County Republican Party's Hudson Victory Center.

Romney arrived in a large Romney-Ryan campaign bus to dozens of people waving campaign signs and flags. Inside, Romney addressed the volunteers, delivered lunch, posed for photos and addressed the media.

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Frank McGruber September 30, 2012 at 01:12 AM
If you are planning on voting this November for a reason OTHER than the economy, please do some serious re-thinking. And if you believe Obama is honestly better fit to handle the economy, please do some more re-thinking because that's simply not true. This is not the time to be partisan or to vote for anything but the economic welfare of this country. Thanks for coming to our humble town, Josh. I look forward to voting for your father.
Jim Bob September 30, 2012 at 04:13 AM
It's always great to see the East Coast elites come to fly-over land and pump up the TEA Party faithful. I suppose the Romney lad and the Don't Tread On Me troopers went to Starbucks afterwards to talked strategy over lattes and cappuccinos and discuss the finer points of conceal and carry. No doubt, Josh is another one of those Republicans who has pulled himself up by his bootstraps without any assistance from the nanny.
mainstreet September 30, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Didn't realize Michigan was on the east coast. Must be that new geography they're teaching these days! I agree though - the economy is the only issue this election. We already know what Obama has destroyed of it. Not sure Romney can do much better though with the FED destroying the dollar daily. Get prepared.
Chadwick September 30, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Absolutely; the economy should be the only thing people are voting on this election. If you want your kids and grandkids to not have to worry about the future stability of this country.
Phil McGraw September 30, 2012 at 09:57 PM
It is time to get serious and cut spending substantially. The following video puts the reality of the situation into perspective. Romney/Ryan will get my vote; maybe Walker would give some advice to assist them.
Phil McGraw September 30, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Here is the video I was referring to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW5IdwltaAc
Jim Bob October 01, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Mitt Romney was BORN in Michigan. You don't become the Gov. of Mass. by living in Michigan. Wake up and smell the tea.
Jim Bob October 01, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Apparently we need to cut spending on everything but the military. Make those old folks learn to live on their own. Cut down on the obesity problem by eliminating the WIC program. Make those kids pick themselves up by their bootstraps by getting rid of grants and aids to the 47-percent slackers out there. Makes the kids of today learn to struggle like the Romney children have.
mainstreet October 01, 2012 at 03:08 PM
C'mon JB. Residency requirements are easy. Just ask Jay Rockefeller, ex Gov of West Virginia. I know I've always associated WV with the Rockefellers. Or maybe Hillary Clinton, senator from.....NY! Which is it, Arkansas or NY? The list is long.
Phil McGraw October 01, 2012 at 06:08 PM
@ Jim Bob - why is it that you, like Obama, just hate those who have been successful in business? As someone else put it...."it's not that he loves the poor, he just hates the rich".
Jim Bob October 01, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Is Josh Romney successful?
Phil McGraw October 01, 2012 at 06:49 PM
@ Jim Bob - Josh Romney appears to be successful. However, you dodged the question that I posed to you.....are you going to answer it?
Jim Bob October 01, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Why would Obama hate successful people? He appears to be one of the most successful Americans living on the planet. Why would I hate succussful people? Not sure where you came up with that. I am quite a successful American in my own right. Of course, defining "success" is another thing. Apparently, you only define success in terms of money.
GD Freethinker October 01, 2012 at 07:38 PM
We don't hate successful people, but we hate successful people becoming so at the expense of others.
Phil McGraw October 01, 2012 at 10:33 PM
@ GD Freethinker - that is a loaded comment. Hypothetically, you could say that anyone who has become successful has done so at the expense of others (those who buy their products or services). Jim Bob (and many other liberals) allude to Romney (or other children of wealth) having everything handed to them on a silver platter. The most successful ones I know did in fact just the opposite - they made it on their own. For those who get it handed to them, it isn't valued as much, and many cannot hang on.
Jim Bob October 01, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Phil, you have no clue as to how successful Josh Romney is. You just assume... I know many successful people who have worked really hard to get to where they are. I don't define successful in terms of dollars accumulated. I also know some silverspooners who are exteremely welloff financially, high up in a business started by a father or grandfather and etremely well respected in the community. They wouldn't have got to home plate without being born on third base. Perhaps your last sented is the best reason for expanding the inheritance tax: "For those who get it handed to them, it isn't valued as much, and many cannot hang on."
Jim Bob October 01, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Mitt Romney hasn't live in Michigan for decades. He went off to join the Ivy League and never came back. How do we know Josh Romney wasn't born in Kenya? Did you know the Mitt's dad, George, was born in Mexico to parents who were living in Mexico. Where were the birther then? I suppose if your rich, White and Republican the birth certificate doesn't matter.
mainstreet October 02, 2012 at 01:29 AM
I don't believe George ever ran for president. I think that is the only office where you need to be native and Mitt meets that since he was born in Michigan according to you. Who really cares where Josh was born?
Phil McGraw October 02, 2012 at 01:31 AM
@ Jim Bob - I am not making an assumption, but rather you are with your innuendos about Josh being handed what he has. The more important Romney in this discussion is Mitt; he has proven to be not only business savvy and a family man, but also extremely generous with his charitable giving. Numerous facets of his life would be considered successful by many. It's too bad you have to tear him down to make yourself feel better.
mainstreet October 02, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Perhaps your last sented is the best reason for expanding the inheritance tax: "For those who get it handed to them, it isn't valued as much, and many cannot hang on." So wrong JB. Those idiots are the only ones keeping the economy going right now!!
Carbon Bigfuut October 02, 2012 at 03:05 AM
GD: "We don't hate successful people, but we hate successful people becoming so at the expense of others." I thought GD was referring to the way young Mr. Obama became successful at the expense of others - the students that should have received the grants he got for being a "foreign student", the taxpayers whose money he took, the credit he took for other people's work, the blame he pushed for his own failures, etc.
Jim Bob October 02, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Philster, I didn't tear down the young Romney. I may have questioned his credibility. That comes with the territory in politics. Evidently, you believe the young Romney is above question. As far as Mitt, it's too bad he couldn't play to part of a moderate Republcian that he is. Since he has to now play the part of a TEA Party knuckle dragger opposed to most of the things Romney supported as the gov of Mass, his credibility has fell by the wayside. The same thing happened to McCain in 2008. Neither could pick a common-sense moderate, because the Republican base would stay home and clean their guns instead of being campaign foot soldiers. So they picked a homecoming queen and king from the right-wing university of Ayn Random where the school colors are black and white. Meanwhile, I am sure you are tearing down Obama every chance you get...even though he is a successful family man who is very generous in his charitiable giving.
Jim Bob October 03, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Carbon BF: Obviously fiction writing is one of you storng points. On Obama getting grants by posing as a foreign student: "The claim that Obama got “foreign student aid” is untrue. That wild falsehood began as an absurd April Fools’ Day hoax in 2009, which we quickly exposed." http://www.factcheck.org/2012/07/obamas-sealed-records/ Obama plagarism: http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2008/02/20/the-obama-plagiarism-scandal/ "The accusation against Obama is that he, with permission from the original author, took ideas from a speech and presented them as his own. Much of the material involved was quoted from previous speeches that are already well-known. Should Obama have given credit to his friend? Yes. Does it reflect on his moral character that he didn’t? It is hard to say. It is easy when giving a speech to omit sections. The question is whether it was an honest mistake or an attempt to present the words as something they weren’t. Given that Obama, by all accounts, had permission to use the verbiage before going up, the evidence leans to the “honest mistake” side..." I guess old wives tales eventually turn into Carbon Bigfuut Patch post comments. Perhaps you can provide us with a recipe for TEA Party baloney rehash?
Jim Bob October 03, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Mainstreet said he doesn't think George Romney ran for President. Goodness sakes lad, Google "george romeny president" and you will learn that he ran in 1968 in the primaries. He is the one who started releasing his tax returns. Do you pay any attention to the media and this presidential campaign? They mention this frequently.
mainstreet October 03, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Since George never made the Nov ballot in my mind he wasn't a presidential candidate Though only eleven in 68 I remember the major candidates being Nixon, Humphrey, and Wallace. Also there was a lot of "birther" controversy with Romney's participation in the primaries.

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