Mitt Romney makes a stop in Midland

By Mitzi Loera
Newswest 9

One Presidential hopeful made his way to the Tall City Wednesday.

Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney spoke before a packed house at Wednesday's Midland County Republican Women's Luncheon.

In front of a crowd of over 200 men and women, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney laid out his plans to be President in 2008.

"We face a real problem in regards to people coming into in large numbers illegally.  We have about 47 million people who don't have health insurance in this country.  One is to pay better teachers better money," Romney said.

Immigration, the cost of health insurance, and education, hot topics on the Presidential campaign trail, and that trail brought Mitt Romney to Midland.

"I thought it was important for him to come to West Texas, it's a great strong hold of Republican ideals it's a great venue for him to be exposed to some folks that might not otherwise had the chance to meet him face to face," Mike Conaway said.

Congressman Mike Conaway had a helping hand in bringing Romney to the Tall City, backing the Presidential hopeful 100 percent.

"There are 34 electoral votes in Texas, and I'm going to help him get all 34," said Conaway.

Votes that will go to the man Conaway says can lead the country, and the Republican Party into the future.

"We need to have leadership that will tell us the truth, that will paint us a pathway that we need to have to rise to the occasion, but rise we will, America is the hope of the earth, and it will always will be," Romney said.

And as usual fashion at the Midland County Republican's Women luncheon Romney answered questions from the audience.