Mitt Romney en Former Democrat Davis To Address GOP Convention <P>Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis will address the Republican National Convention in Tampa.</P> <P>Davis served as Barack Obama's Alabama campaign chairman four years ago and gave the seconding speech for Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention. But the Republican National Convention announced Thursday that Davis will speak later this month at the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., to support Mitt Romney.</P> <P>Davis lost Alabama's Democratic primary for governor in 2010. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:15:52 +0000 Associated Press 16379 at Former Democrat Davis To Address GOP Convention Mitt Romney In Birmingham Aug. 15 <p>Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has scheduled a fundraising reception Aug. 15 in Birmingham.</p><p>A letter from the Romney campaign said the event will be at The Club. People contributing $5,000 can get their photo taken with the former Massachusetts governor at 5:30 p.m. A general reception, costing $1,000 per person, is at 6 p.m. Then a private dinner starts at 7 p.m. for those contributing $25,000 or more.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:18:32 +0000 Associated Press 15285 at Mitt Romney In Birmingham Aug. 15 Weekly Standard: Rules For Romney <em>Lisa Spiller, a professor in the business school at Christopher Newport University, and Jeff Bergner are authors of </em>Branding the Candidate<em>.</em><p>The two of us recently published a book about the highly successful Obama presidential campaign of 2008. From our research we distilled 10 lessons for 2012 Republican primary candidates called (with apologies to Saul Alinsky) "Rules for Republicans" (The Weekly Standard, January 2-9, 2012). With the Republican primary now behind us, it is fair to ask: How is the Romney campaign doing?<p>First, the good news. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:37:52 +0000 Jeff Bergner 15148 at Weekly Standard: Rules For Romney Jindal's Story Intrigues, But Can It Get Him A VP Nod? Mention Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and a lot of people still remember his <a href=";" target="_blank">2009 Republican response</a> to President Obama's first address to Congress. In a voice often compared to Kenneth the Page on <em>30 Rock</em>, Jindal addressed viewers across the nation as if they were primary school students.<p>"My own parents came to this country from a distant land," Jindal said as he recounted his parents' immigration from India before he was born. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 07:41:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 14878 at Jindal's Story Intrigues, But Can It Get Him A VP Nod?