Romney Supporters On the Web: Early Activity
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The possible candidacy of Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) has inspired a fair bit of activity on the Internet.  First up was Ann Marie Curling of Cadiz, Kentucky, who started blogging about Romney in June 2005.  She notes that she has been active in politics since she was a teenager.  She supported Sen. John McCain in 2000, but, citing the issue of campaign finance reform, she writes that "this time around I do not believe he's the person for the job."  A second early Romney supporter is Nathan Burd of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.  Burd, who has worked as a legislative staffer, saw Romney on C-SPAN's "Road to the White House" and found him "articulate, smart, funny, likeable, and, much to my surprise, conservative."  Burd started Ohioans for Mitt in late 2005 and then launched Americans for Mitt, "a grassroots online organization" which now has a few state affiliates.

The first quarter of 2006 saw a fair bit of activity.  Writer Nancy French started TN for Mitt on January 16.  The Law Students for Romney site went up on February 23.  "We hope to explore the history and career of Mitt Romney and his chances of winning the Republican nomination and the White House," David Kennedy wrote. Pete James, a young professional in Boston, launched the Romney Report on March 13, 2006.  He wrote, "I am very impressed with Mitt's speaking ability and resume, and am thinking of supporting him.  As such, I thought it would be great to keep tabs on him for myself and others, as he runs for the presidency."