The Republican Torch was symbolically passed in the home of former President George W. Bush to Anne Romney standing in for her husband, the presidential aspirant who has outlined his plans to largely return the country to the polices of Anne's host and predecessor in a more extreme form.
Romney visits North Texas to raise more campaign cash.
BY ANNA M. TINSLEY
Earlier Tuesday in the Preston Hollow community, a six-car, police-escorted caravan pulled in shortly before noon as former first lady Laura Bush welcomed Ann Romney to a luncheon at the Bushes' home. The event was geared toward female supporters. The former president did not attend.
That event was likely intended to do more than just raise money.
"Former President Bush has been largely invisible over the last four years," Jillson said. "He didn't go to the conventions. He was reluctant to step out publicly and the Romney campaign was concerned about how he would be received. This is Bush's small way of being involved in this campaign."
Romney held a $50,000 - $100,000 a plate fundraiser in downtown Dallas that drew protesters incensed about Mitt's remarks denigrating 47% of Americans.
Romney dines in Dallas at $50,000 a plate as protesters yell ‘we are the 47 percent’This was a select group America's Corporate Aristocracy most of who grew obscenely wealthy in the Oil and Energy sector thanks in part to preferential tax treatment.
Mitt Romney got more than a hunk of money at a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser in Dallas on Tuesday night. He also got a mouthful of criticisms from activists and Democrats for his controversial statements about Americans who don’t pay income taxes. If he was lucky, protesters’ yells of “We are the 47 percent! We are the 47 percent!” didn’t ruin the ambiance.
Thirteen Houstonians make the list of Forbes 400 richest AmericansBig Energy along with the Banksters are the Republican Party's two biggest sources of fundraising. Their contemptuous "let them eat Cake'" attitude toward not just the 47% but the 99% has become the guiding principal of the Republican Party.
Of the 13 on the list, they had a combine net worth of $46.4 billion, or roughly $3.57 billion a piece. Last year, the 12 Houstonians’ average net worth was $3.1 billion.
Ten Houstonians increased their net worth. Kinder saw the biggest rise as his net worth grew by more than $3 billion.