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December 28th, 2011
 

Mike George Responds to Strong America Now Super PAC Fallout

Mike George, the founder of Strong America Now, and a super PAC that uses the same name, has replied to TheIowaRepublican.com. George is under fire for backing just one candidate, Newt Gingrich, when his bi-partisan group actually gave three candidates “A” grades. The Strong America Now Super PAC is attacking Mitt Romney on behalf of Newt Gingrich’s campaign. According to NBC News, Gingrich said yesterday that he would publicly repudiate any super PAC that goes negative in an effort to boost him.

Below is George’s statement to TheIowaRepublican.com

As the founder of Strong America Now, I never intended to found a super PAC. Our goal was to show all candidates the results of waste reduction achieved by the Army and Navy using Lean Six Sigma, which appear at www.strongamericanow.org and prove that every federal process contains at least 25% waste.

Applied across the entire government would reduce spending by more than $500 billion per year. Together with the $500 billion per year spending reductions of Bowles Simpson the deficit would be eliminated by 2017 and the financial crisis predicted be David stockman prevented. Romney is the only major candidate who only plans to cut spending by $500 billion per year, leaving us with a catastrophic $500 billion per year deficit.

His action compelled me to warn Iowans of the danger posed by a President Romney. To sound this alarm, I was forced to found the super PAC. I have the greatest respect for Romney’s business skill and successfully invested with him in Preferred Technical Group in which Lean Six Sigma was a major part of success.

I was very disappointed with his decision.

Mike George

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About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and TheIowaRepublican.com as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, TheIowaRepublcian.com. Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.




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