Mitt Romney Unveils First General Election Television Ad

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the River City Brewing Company, Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Jacksonville, Florida

Mitt Romney is out with his first Presidential general election ad and it is called “Day One.”

Mitt Romney’s campaign released its first television commercial of the general election Friday, a spot that outlines a series of “day one” goals for a Romney presidency.

The ad, expected to run in Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia, features a narrator speaking over stock footage of the American heartland and Romney on the campaign trail, outlining what “a Romney presidency would be like.”

“Day one, President Romney immediately approves the Keystone pipeline, creating thousands of jobs that Obama blocked. President Romney introduces tax cuts and reforms that reward job creators, not punish them. President Romney issues order to begin replacing ObamaCare with common-sense healthcare reform,” the voiceover continues.

The campaign is expected to spend $1.3 million on the commercial, according to NBC News, a relatively small purchase. The Obama campaign, by comparison, is in the midst of a $25 million television campaign.

Romney spoke about the commercial on the campaign trail Thursday, telling reporters in Jacksonville that unlike one of the Obama campaign’s ads critical of his tenure at Bain Capital, his commercials would take a positive tone.

Here is the ad embedded below:

A good first start for Romney and definitely a different tone from President Obama.

But, Romney is NO cream puff and will go negative when and if it is required – probably later in the summer.

Day By Day May 17, 2012 – Boom Boom

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Day By Day by Chris Muir

Boom in the Presidential race: The New York Times is reporting that a conservative Super Pac is planning a Jeremiah Wright ad attack on President Obama.

A group of high-profile Republican strategists is working with a conservative billionaire on a proposal to mount one of the most provocative campaigns of the “super PAC” era and attack President Obama in ways that Republicans have so far shied away from.

Timed to upend the Democratic National Convention in September, the plan would “do exactly what John McCain would not let us do,” the strategists wrote.

The plan, which is awaiting approval, calls for running commercials linking Mr. Obama to incendiary comments by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whose race-related sermons made him a highly charged figure in the 2008 campaign.

“The world is about to see Jeremiah Wright and understand his influence on Barack Obama for the first time in a big, attention-arresting way,” says the proposal, which was overseen by Fred Davis and commissioned by Joe Ricketts, the founder of the brokerage firm TD Ameritrade. Mr. Ricketts is increasingly putting his fortune to work in conservative politics.

The $10 million plan, one of several being studied by Mr. Ricketts, includes preparations for how to respond to the charges of race-baiting it envisions if it highlights Mr. Obama’s former ties to Mr. Wright, who espouses what is known as “black liberation theology.”

The group suggested hiring as a spokesman an “extremely literate conservative African-American” who can argue that Mr. Obama misled the nation by presenting himself as what the proposal calls a “metrosexual, black Abe Lincoln.”

Big boom…..

President 2012 GOP Iowa Poll Watch: Cain 20% Vs. Paul 19% Vs. Romney 18% Vs. Gingrich 17%

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According to the latest Bloomberg News Poll.

With the Iowa caucuses just seven weeks away, a new poll indicates that it’s a four-way battle in the race for the GOP nomination in the Hawkeye State.

A Bloomberg News survey indicates 20% of Iowans likely to take part in the Republican caucuses say they support businessman Herman Cain for the nomination, with 19% backing Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who’s making his third run for the White House. Eighteen percent say they support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who’s making his second run for the GOP nomination and 17% backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

It’s basically a four-way tie for the top spot when taking into account the survey’s sampling error. The poll’s Tuesday release comes seven weeks before Iowa’s January 3 caucuses, which kick off the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

According to the survey, Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s at 7%, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota’s at 5%, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania’s at 3% and former Utah Gov. and former ambassador to China Jon Huntsman’s at 1%, with one in 10 unsure of who they’ll support.

The poll also indicates that six in 10 say they could still change their minds on which candidate they are backing.

The race is tightening up and remains fluid.

Who does this help?

Mitt Romney, of course, since he is way ahead in New Hampshire and has plenty of campaign cash to fight for the other states.

Iowa may be a break out moment for Newt Gingrich, but he has a lot of baggage. If not, Newt, then the nominee will likely be Mitt Romney (unless there is a draft movement).

Heartland Dental Care Signs Consent Order Granting Permanent Injunction With North Carolina Dental Board

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Heartland Dental Care has signed a consent order with the North Carolina Dental Board.

The Flap is about the illegal transfer of ownership of a dental practice, owned by a North Carolina dentist, Gary Cameron to Heartland Dental Care in violation of North Carolina law.

Here is the consent order.

Heartland Consent Order Granting Injunction 9-6-11

And, the two dentists (Dr. Gary Cameron and Dr.Peter Son) involved in the buy-sell transactions were disciplined by the North Carolina Dental Board.

Here is Dr. Gary Cameron’s Consent Order in lieu of an Administrative Hearing.

At issue is North Carolina law called the Management Arrangement Rule (MAR) which was enacted by the North Carolina Legislature to protect the health and welfare with respect to the practice of dentistry.

They enacted the MAR to effectuate the Legislature’s mandate in the Dental Practice Act that the ownership of dental practices by unlicensed corporations and entities is prohibited because of the concern that when corporations which are unlicensed to practice dentistry gain improper control over dental practices, patient care may become secondary to profits thereby creating an endangerment to the public.

Here is Dr. Cameron’s Consent Order.

Cameron Gary – CO Aug 11

Dr. Peter Son, Dr. Cameron’s Associate accepted an official reprimand from the North Carolina Dental Doard for his involvement with Heartland Dental Care.

Here is the reprimand.

Son Peter – Ltr of Reprimand Aug 11

So, what does this all mean?

Heartland Dental Care, a dental management corporation, attempted to purchase Dr. Gary Cameron’s dental practice in violation of North Carolina law. They tried a series of agreements and contracts to skirt the law which prohibited them from a controlling interest in owning a dental practice.

Heartland Dental Care was caught, signed a punitive consent order with a permanent injunction and paid a fine.

Both dentists were disciplined.

In North Carolina, a licensed dentist MUST own and control a dental practice, not an unlicensed, business entity.

And, dentists are on notice, that should they be tempted to engage in business practices of selling their offices/practices unlawfully, they will have their dental licenses at stake and will be disciplined.