Romney Picks Controversial Sheriff To Head Arizona Campaign

Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romeny has appointed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as the honorary chair of his Arizona campaign. The controversial sheriff is known for among other things being the first in the world to put juvenile offenders on "chain gangs",  to house prisoners in a "Tent City" in 110 degree weather, require prisoners to wear pink underwear, and to reduce meal costs to inmates to only 15 cents a day.

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Romney: Warmongering for Fun and Votes

Mitt Romney is trying to sound like a tough guy, now.  Being a tough guy, is a definite requirement to be a contender in the Republican primaries, and Romney is sorely lagging on that front campaigning against a former US POW and a New York tuff guy.  Romney's ED model good looks and car salesman demeanor are too smooth to get involved in anything that might disturb the hair.

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Why Romney's Ad Move Is Smart

As I'm sure you've all seen by now Mitt Romney has an ad that's going up in the early states.

The ad is up on youtube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTiOLGtiE PQ

From a marketing perspective this is very smart, jump below with me to find out why!

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Fighting Injustice & Whining Are Not Equivalent

A diary in which I propose to unite Donohue/Catholic League, the Civil Rights Movement, and celebrating Ronald Reagan....

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Mitt Romney to Announce from the Henry Ford Museum

Bumped from the diaries and slightly reformatted -- Jonathan... This is bad. This is really bad. It's evocative of then-candidate Ronald Reagan's speech near Philadelphia, Mississippi, where he proclaimed support for "states' rights" not far from the murder of civil rights workers two decades earlier. What's more, it's not the first time that Romney has taken actions that are perceived to be insensitive to the Jewish community. Poor form all around, Mitt. Poor form.

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Thanks to the National Jewish Democratic Council for breaking this:

The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) expressed its deep concerns today about Republican Mitt Romney's decision to announce his candidacy for President from the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan. Located on grounds formally owned by Ford, the museum is a testament to the life of Henry Ford, a notorious anti-Semite and xenophobe whose belief that Jews were second-class, inferior citizens were expressed in detail in his writings on his theory of Americanization. Ford was also bestowed with the Grand Service Cross of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle by Adolph Hitler.

Interestingly, Romney's website only mentions that he is announcing from "Michigan," with no mention of the Henry Ford Museum.

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Update [2007-2-12 15:6:14 by Jonathan Singer]: The story hits the AP wire...

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