Romney's O.C. Visit Expected to Draw Protestors, Donors

Romney is scheduled to attend a pricy Newport Beach fundraiser today, one day after garnering an endorsement from Nancy Reagan.

Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney is expected to draw supporters and protestors alike during a fundraising visit to Orange County today.

The Atlas Political Action Committee 6 p.m. fundraiser at Newport Beach’s Balboa Bay Club comes a day after Romney landed an endorsement from conservative icon Nancy Reagan.

Former first lady Nancy Reagan on Thursday endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, saying her late husband, President Ronald Reagan, "would have liked Governor Romney's business background and his strong principles, and I have to say I do too."

Romney is scheduled to speak today at a cocktail reception at the Balboa Bay Club, with tickets priced at $1,000 and $2,500.

A group of activists have threatened to dress up as billionaires trying to "crash" Romney's party to protest his candidacy.

“We want to draw attention to the dangers of unchecked Wall Street power to the 99%, and Romney, with his plans to cut capital gains tax and privatize Social Security, is a perfect target,” said organizer Christian Larsen, 29, in a statement.

Reagan met Thursday at her Bel Air home with Romney and his wife, Ann.

"I believe Mitt Romney has the experience and leadership skills that our country so desperately needs, and I look forward to seeing him elected president in November," she said during the visit.

Following the meeting with Reagan, Romney attended a $50,000-per-couple campaign fundraiser at the nearby Beverly Crest mansion of billionaire Anthony Pritzker, Fox11 reported.

The fundraiser was closed to reporters, as are most fundraisers for non- incumbent presidential candidates.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

Joker Joe June 04, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Brash Why are you so jealous of rich people? Do you think poor people give jobs to the populace?
Joker Joe June 04, 2012 at 03:04 PM
The country is already in a disaster. 4 more years will kill it. Anything but Obama. Even you!!!
Joker Joe June 04, 2012 at 03:07 PM
blow Read the article above. Romney is scheduled to speak today at a cocktail reception at the Balboa Bay Club, with tickets priced at $1,000 and $2,500.
Joker Joe June 04, 2012 at 03:16 PM
This article can be verified at http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/search.asp. Whether you like Romney or not, this story is very revealing. I hope the Republican Party is still the party of family values and character. Sometimes, this facet of Romney's personality isn't so subtle. In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner at Bain Capital, had disappeared. She had attended a rave party in New York City and gotten high on ecstasy. Three days later, her distraught father had no idea where she was and Romney took immediate action. He closed down the entire firm and asked all 30 partners and employees to fly to New York to help find Gay's daughter. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott & hired a private detective firm to assist with the search. He established a toll-free number for tips, coordinating the effort with the NYPD, and went through his Rolodex and called everyone Bain did business with in New York, and asked them to help find his friend's missing daughter. Romney's accountants at Price Waterhouse Cooper put up posters on street poles, while cashiers at a pharmacy owned by Bain put fliers in the bag of every shopper.
Joker Joe June 04, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Romney and the other Bain employees scoured every part of New York and talked with everyone they could, prostitutes, drug addicts, anyone. That day, their hunt made the evening news, which featured photos of the girl and the Bain employees searching for her. As a result, a teenage boy phoned in, asked if there was a reward, and then hung up abruptly. The NYPD traced the call to a home in New Jersey, where they found the girl in the basement, shivering and experiencing withdrawal symptoms from a massive ecstasy dose. Doctors later said the girl might not have survived another day. Romney's former partner credits Mitt Romney with saving his daughter's life, saying, "It was the most amazing thing, and I'll never forget this to the day I die." So, here's my epiphany: Mitt Romney simply can't help himself. He sees a problem, and his mind immediately sets to work solving it, sometimes consciously, and sometimes not-so-consciously. He doesn't do it for self-aggrandizement, or for personal gain. Character counts! The media and NObama re-election machine will focus on Romney's wealth and the immorality of it, as they see it, but Romney is a man who uses his wealth to bless and to make this world a better place.
Joker Joe June 04, 2012 at 03:18 PM
He does it because that's just how he's wired. Many people are unaware of the fact that when Romney was asked by his old employer, Bill Bain, to come back to Bain & Company as CEO to rescue the firm from bankruptcy, Romney left Bain Capital to work at Bain & Company for an annual salary of one dollar. When Romney went to the rescue of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, he accepted no salary for three years, and wouldn't use an expense account. He also accepted no salary as Governor of Massachusetts.
Joker Joe June 04, 2012 at 03:37 PM
southcountynative Boy are we a like....... When the hospital bill collector calls I tell them I am an illegal and just crossed the border so I owe them nothing. America owes me.
Joker Joe June 04, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Who will be known for gay marriages? Who will be know for Monica? Subject: Marine Comment "When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual, then it became optional, and now it's legal. I'm getting out before Obama makes it mandatory." Gunnery Sargent Harry Berres, USMC
Yeparoo June 04, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Ok Brash, now I'm pissed at you. I googled the story and this is an MSNBC story. It's not fair to those of us who can only watch a little TV on TiVo that you spoil my evening by watching MSNBC 24/7. It was a "1-1/2 Million" loan. Not "900 Billion.". I was all upset until I realized that is about the amount they get in brown bags at fundraising events.
Joker Joe June 04, 2012 at 03:50 PM
southcountynative Is the dog a male or female? Does the dog have any other available friends???
Joker Joe June 04, 2012 at 04:55 PM
I knew they had both lost their law license, but I didn't know why until I read this. This is legit. I checked it out at https://www.iardc.orgStands for Illinois Attorney Registration And Disciplinary Committee. It's the official arm of lawyer discipline in Illinois; and they are very strict and mean as hell. (Talk about irony.) Even I, at the advanced age of almost 65, maintain (at the cost of approximately $600/year) my law license that I worked so hard and long to earn. Big surprise. Former Constitutional Law Lecturer and U.S. President Makes Up Constitutional Quotes During State Of The Union(SOTU) Address. Consider this: 1. President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a "lawyer". He surrendered his license back in 2008 in order to escape charges he lied on his bar application. A "Voluntary Surrender" is not something where you decide "Gee, a license is not really something I need anymore, is it?" and forget to renew your license.No, a "Voluntary Surrender" is something you do when you've been accused of something, and you 'voluntarily surrender" your license five seconds before the state suspends you. 2 Michelle Obama"voluntarily surrendered" her law license in 1993. after a Federal Judge gave her the choice between surrendering her license or standing trial for Insurance fraud! 3. So, we have the first black President and First Lady- who don't actually have licenses to practice law.
John Richards June 04, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Are you retarded or just joking?
John Richards June 04, 2012 at 05:50 PM
John Richards June 04, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Americans love Romney because he has values and has a proven record of success with everything he has ever done in life, not to mention a better education than Obama.
John Richards June 04, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Obama put this country in a ditch, we are not stupid!
Tim June 04, 2012 at 11:40 PM
That's what happens when you sit in your mom's basement all day with the tv tunes to MSLSD... your brain gets fryed. It's a non-stop lineup of freak shows... Rachel Madcow, Ed The Red Who's Overfed, Chris I'll Have Another Drink Matthews. THIS is what happens when your only source of "news" is MSLSD.
independenT June 04, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Man, I never thought that liberals and democrats were THAT dumb, but after reading some of these comments here...jeez, you people on the left seriously have more than half of your brain missing.
Floyd McCutcheon June 04, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Amazing, Obama was swore into office on January 20, 2009. He successfully accomplished every thing necessary in 12 days and was awarded the Nobel Peace prize.at the beginning of February, 2009. I guess us mere mortals have yet to recognize the absolute genius of dear leader? Our economy is just roaring, unemployment is down, the world is a peace. All this is just 12 short days! Like I said, amazing.
blowback June 05, 2012 at 05:05 PM
I see from an earlier post of yours that Snopes is an acceptable source for you, good. Also your 'airdc.org' link comes backs as, "webpage not found." Here's what Snopes has to say about the Obama's law licenses... Story is FALSE. http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/lawlicenses.asp <snip> "The text quoted above is just one example of several similar items that have been circulated during or since the 2008 U.S. presidential election, all suggesting (without evidence) that Barack and Michelle Obama, both of whom obtained licenses to practice law in Illinois, gave up those licenses for questionable reasons. Such claims are based on misreadings of information about license status and erroneous interpretations and assumptions about such information: This passage is also wrong: Michelle Obama did not "voluntarily surrender" her law license; she voluntarily requested that her license be placed on "inactive" status. The difference is crucial: a lawyer who has surrendered his law license has given it up and therefore no longer has a license; a lawyer who has gone on inactive status still holds a valid law license but is not currently engaged in any professional activities that require it to be active." Of course you can read the whole thing at the link. I'm surprised that you learned nothing from Rush, 'words do mean things.' Yea they do. Comprehension skills.... very important.
Bo Bo June 05, 2012 at 05:30 PM
blowback Who owns Snopes? There is so much information out there that I am lost. Congress should be disbanded. News organizations tell half truths or ignore the truth. View this and we have another discussion to go to. http://vickigoestowashington.com/2011/11/soros-owns-snopes-and-kagan-protects-obamas-lie/
MFriedrich June 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM
You know, sometimes I think people like you give Obama way too much credit for the situation: http://home.adelphi.edu/sbloch/deficits.html I agree that matters will definitely not improve under Obama going forward, but to suggest that everything was just hunky-dorry before he came on the scene is just ignorant. And the idea that McCain-Palin would have had everything well under control is even more ridiculous. If the latter dolts we're in office, we'd probably be still fighting in Iraq and ramping up war efforts in Afghanistan and Iran. I know people hate Obama with a passion, but Jesus Christ....
blowback June 06, 2012 at 12:06 AM
But, but, but Bo Bo, oh great seer and vocal decrier of what is legit, do you mean to tell me that you of all knowledgeable conservatives knows how to find a "legit" Mitt Robme story on Snopes but can not manage to navigate a direct link provided for you in order for you to acknowledge, comment or rebut a report that directly contradicts a "legit" story that you posted? I am shocked. Nor did you provide a corrected link to back up your Bo Bo. Then of all the dishonorable ploys you try and deflect the conversation by asking, 'who owns Snopes.' Tsk, tsk, Bo Bo. If Snopes was good enough for you to state and make your claim "legit" then why does it matter who owns Snopes. **LOL** Did Snopes LIE about the Mitt Robme story?
Bo Bo June 06, 2012 at 05:49 PM
blowback I copied the article from the news section. I did not research it because it seems everywhere you go things seem to be less than honest. If you think the economy is great then you would never understand. If you think that illegals should be subsidized the same is true. The biggest retort you may have is Bush did it.
independenT June 08, 2012 at 07:28 PM
So you're out of work. Why? Because an employer (you know, that "rich" person) can't create a job for you. Why? Because they don't have money to create that job. Why? Because you just TAXED the sh*t out the them, you moron! Is this really that difficult to understand? This is exactly why I call liberals complete IDIOTS.
Joker Joe June 08, 2012 at 07:36 PM
independent I BOW BEFORE YOU WITH YOUR WISDOM... Now how do we present it differently to the uneducated masses that only strive for mediocrity ?? Life is only soooo long.
Yeparoo June 08, 2012 at 08:02 PM
I...T - "Because they don't have money to create that job. Why? " Well actually, they are sitting on the largest pile of cash in the history of S&P record keeping. So here is a better question: Since major US Companies are sitting on the largest pile of cash in modern American history, why are companies not hiring? Research and come back with answers. Thank you I...T
Joker Joe June 08, 2012 at 08:06 PM
OBAMACARE and uncertainty with the TAX the rich program.
Yeparoo June 08, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Dang Bo Bo - Wanted I...T to do the homework. Truth is they DO have mountains of cash. It is fear and uncertainty. I think that is a result of Pres Obama's style of not leading and waiting until the last second to do something "brokered" behind closed doors. He really needs to be out front on issues, but he has not ever been a manager until becoming President, so it is what it is. Their exists empirical evidence that the "recovery" that started in late 2009 to early 2010 stopped dead in it's tracts in March 2010 when the ACA passed (O'care). The economy has been in a flu like state ever since and the "Summer of Recover" in 2010 didn't happen. We'll never really know if the Stimulus Plan would have worked independent of the passage of ACA, but I rather doubt it because the wrong stuff was being shoveled if you catch my drift.
Michael M. June 08, 2012 at 08:43 PM
"... We'll never really know if the Stimulus Plan would have worked independent of the passage of ACA, but I rather doubt it because the wrong stuff was being shoveled if you catch my drift." Truth is at in no time in history has any country spent itself out of recession, so I have my doubts that the so-called "stimulus" stimulated anything but secured votes for politicians. If it looks "shovel-ready". and smells shovel-ready", it must be....
Joker Joe June 11, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Funny. If you keep shoveling money to companies it will work for a time. How long do you keep shoveling OPM to them? (Other people's money) Did not need Bo or Bernanke to do that. Anyone on this site could of done that. Matter of fact they are about to do it again. The companies could of been rescued on the cheap but it was easier to use OPM.


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