buh bye Mitch
Romney helped Senate Republicans raise more than $2 million at the fundraiser as they try to regroup in time for the 2010 mid-term elections. Romney, speaking without notes or teleprompter, ultimately drew a familiar line in the sand between Democrats, who he said favor heavy-handed government, and Republicans, who prefer individual freedom and free enterprise.
"I think the American people are seeing through what's happening," he said. "The Democrats are trying to use this crisis as a way to advance their philosophy of the supremacy of government, and I don't think they're being fooled."
Romney claimed the president "incorrectly believes that the 2008 elections settled the great issues that divide America. I don't believe that's the case. I watched the debates. The great issues were rarely discussed at all." Twenty-six GOP senators attended the event, dining under a massive projection screen bearing the slogan: "Republican senators vow to regain majority in 2010."