But wait. Mr. Romney is also borrowing a page from Michelle Obama’s playbook. He’ll appear this weekend at a breakfast fundraiser in the home of Jenny Craig. Yes, the Mittster will be flipping pancakes. But what pancakes. Mr. Romney will be wrangling the dieting guru’s special oatmeal pancakes — making him the first of the Republicans to shun deep-fried fare and go for the lean.
Where will the restless Republican hopefuls be this weekend?
California: Reps. Michele Bachmann, Thaddeus McCotter and Ron Paul; Mitt Romney
Iowa: Rick Perry
South Carolina; Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman
New Hampshire: Rick Santorum, Buddy Roemer, Gary Johnson
Nevada: Rep. Ron Paul
“On behalf of the Republican Party, I pledge to those in the Latino community who have been adversely affected by the president’s economic policies that Republicans are working hard to elect leaders that will ensure you can find work and that your businesses can thrive,” says Republican National Commitee chairman Reince Priebus, who points out that it was Ronald Reagan who created Hispanic Heritage Month in 1988.
POLL DU JOUR
• 44 percent of Americans say that, in general, the Republican Party would do a better job handling the nation’s worst problems; 37 percent cite Democrats.
• 39 percent cite “unemployment/jobs” as the most important U.S. problem, making it the lead concern on a list of 60 problems.
• 42 percent say the Republican Party is better able to “deal” with unemployment, 40 percent cite the Democratic Party.
• 28 percent cite the economy in general as our biggest problem.