Mitt Romney’s Formal Presidential Announcement

Mitt Romney is set to announce his candidacy formally on Tuesday the 12th:

Boston, MA – On Tuesday, February 13, Governor Mitt Romney will travel to Michigan, the state where he was born, to declare his intention to seek the Presidency of the United States of America. Governor Romney’s announcement will be streamed live on at 9:00 a.m. EST.

To watch Governor Romney’s announcement, please click the following link and pre-register to receive a reminder on the morning of the event:

Some local blogroll reaction to Romney’s announcement:

The Right’s Field:

Mitt Romney launched a fire-storm today by announcing his decision to announce his presidential candidacy at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit. Ford was a legendary anti-Semite and Romney’s decision has already sparked condemnation by the National Jewish Democratic Council. Romney’s decision is in the tradition of Ronald Reagan’s announcement of his candidacy in Philadelphia, Mississippi, where three civil rights activists were murdered. Reagan’s announcement was seen as a signal flair to the white, conservative base in the South; who is Romney trying to reach by announcing at a museum honoring one of America’s most notable anti-Semites?

Sure, that’s it. Ronald Reagan was racist and Mitt Romney is an antisemitic. Maybe Romney is trying to signal to Democrats who don’t support Israel’s right to exist. Maybe Reagan was signaling to Robert “KKK” Byrd, Democratic senator from West Virginia and former Ku Klux Klan member.

Political Buzz:

Romney ‘08 will officially launch tomorrow in Michigan – Romney’s native state. But does anyone really care? Well, besides the Jewish group that is blasting Mitt over his campaign launch location.

OK, c’mon.

Seriously here people, does anyone believe that Mitt Romney chose the Henry Ford Museum to show his support for antisemitism? Really? Anyone?