Romney PAC to the Future

1211317812When last we wrote about Mitt Romney, we had a little fun at Willard’s expense. At the time, there were rumblings that he was going to create a new Political Action Committee in order to raise money for Republicans everywhere. And, of course, himself. (Vote Hairdo in 2012!)

Now, according to the Federal Election Commission, he’s gone ahead and done just that. Replacing the decommissioned Commonwealth PAC is…drumroll…the Free and Strong America PAC.

You’ll notice that Romney isn’t mentioned on the PAC’s disclosure form. But you’ll also notice that the address listed for Free and Strong America is 585 Commercial Street in Boston — Romney’s Boston-based presidential campaign headquarters, where insiders tell Boston Daily that our former governor has been hard at work putting this new venture together.

Free and Strong America’s website lists Romney as its honorary chairman, and invites you to learn more about Mitt. Meanwhile, the new PAC has named Darrell Crate as its treasurer. Crate is the former chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party. He also served as finance chair for Kerry Healey during her campaign for lieutenant governor.

“Romney is making the assumption that [John] McCain will lose,” says a national GOP strategist. “This is his platform for running in 2012 just like the Commonwealth PAC was the platform for 2008.”

And we thought we wouldn’t have Mitt Romney to kick around anymore. Political junkies everywhere can now rejoice.

  • McCain

    I love how delusional he is.

  • Martha

    Well, there are sure a lot of conservatives that rejoice at the prospect of Romney running again, so good for him! I think it’s pretty hilarious how afraid the libs are of Romney. Thank you Howard, for your rather late confession.

    Romney was the smartest person running on either side by a wide margin, and those who underestimate him do so at the risk of their credibility.

  • Frank

    Say ‘hello’ to Martha Romney, everyone!

    I’ve said this before, Mitt Romney is a wind sock in a suit. Obama could debate circles around this Ken doll. After Guiliani and the Huck-ster got bounced, I was glad to see Romney get his ass handed to him. But by all means, Martha, please stay in politics. The GOP needs more people like you.

  • Martha

    Oh yeah, Frank, Obama is a towering intellect on parade. (cough)

    And Romney’s stunning success in business, public service, and his simultaneous Harvard law and business degrees (with honors) are practically silly.

  • Lori

    Even if McCain wins, a lot of conservative good can come from this endeavor. There needs to be some organized effort to support conservative causes. Liberals control the media, academia, congress, etc. It will take resources to turn the tide against the “hate America first” crowd. May he do for conservatism, what he does best–turn things around for the better. Go Mitt!

  • Marty

    as in “hate America first” and what, Canada second? And there needs to be “an organized effort to support conservative causes”? Liberals would love to half a fraction of the unity and organizational prowess of the conservatives–remember, they lost two elections against a president who may go down as one of history’s most infamous. May I also remind you that before jumping in this election, Romney was the pro-choice, gay-marriage guy who could barely steady his gun long enough to spray buckshot at little squirrels in his backyard. When and if he finds another opportunity to do so, who to say he won’t change again?

  • Laurence Glavin

    I won’t believe he’s running for President again until he converts to a mainline Protestant church. The Fundamentalist Mormons aren’t doing him any good. (If George Romney had converted to the Episcopal Church, Willard would be preparing his acceptance speech.)

  • Frank


    Obama also has a law degree from Harvard with honors. How is Mitt’s more impressive?