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Entries by Jon Ward from 04/2012

Mitt Romney Shielded By Long Primary, GOP Strategist Says

Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

The conventional wisdom says that the longer the Republican primary drags on, the worse it is for the Republican Party because it gives the nominee --...

2012 GOP Primary: Mitt Romney Eyes Rick Santorum Knockout In Pennsylvania

Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- Over beers at a small pub here an hour north of Philadelphia, a handful of Tea Party activists were blunt when asked whether they t...

Mitt Romney Says 'Quality Control' Is Missing In Media Coverage

Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney took some pot shots at the press and today's "instantaneous" age of Twitter and new media Wednesday afternoon, in a speech t...

Obama Campaign Hits Back At Mitt Romney's Big Government Critique

Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

The Obama and Romney campaigns have shed any pretense that the Republican primary is still ongoing, and have fully engaged one another. On Wednesd...

Election 2012: Shift To Obama vs. Romney May End Silly Season

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The news Thursday was dominated by Democratic accusations that the Republican National Committee chairman compared women to caterpillars...

RNC Seeks To Turn Obama's Attacks On Romney Against Him (VIDEO)

Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Committee appears poised to focus much of its energy for the next several months painting President Barack Obama as a hypocrit...

Rick Santorum Drops Out: Why He Couldn't Get Over The Hump

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday, but he likely lost his opportunity for the Republican nomination in Febru...

Santorum Campaign Manager Has Few Regrets: 'We Liked Him The Way He Was'

Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

One of Rick Santorum's biggest and most consistent challenges was his lack of message discipline. But the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign manag...

Romney Hammers Women's Job Loss Number, Campaign Ignores Context

Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

On a conference call Wednesday morning, the Mitt Romney campaign continued to repeat their new mantra that women have suffered 92 percent of job losse...

Romney Campaign Demands Correction From PolitiFact On Women's Job Loss Claim

Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's top policy adviser sent a letter to PolitiFact.com on Wednesday demanding that the fact-checking site "retract" an article...

Romney Campaign, RNC Fundraising Off Hilary Rosen Ann Romney Remark

Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Guess what pops up if you google "Hilary Rosen"? The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee have placed online ads on Google to show...

Jeb Bush Leads Romney Campaign Effort To Hit President On Trade

Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the biggest voice Mitt Romney's campaign is deploying to prebut President Barack Obama's Friday afternoon speech in Ta...

Mitt Romney's Core Scrutinized By David Axelrod, Who Asks, 'What Does He Believe?'

Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

Top Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod told Politico's Mike Allen's on Monday morning that the Obama campaign will go after what Axelrod dubbed Mitt...

Romney Is Screwing Up On Taxes Again, Says Former Bush White House Speechwriter

Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

Marc Thiessen, a former White House speechwriter for President George W. Bush, wrote in his column Monday that Mitt Romney is giving the Obama campaig...

Mitt Romney To Speak At Liberty University Commencement

Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney will give the commencement address next month at Liberty University, which touts itself as the "largest Christian University in the world....

Mitt Romney's Campaign Adds Haley Barbour's Nephew To High Command

Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi Republican consultant Austin Barbour will join Mitt Romney's campaign in Boston and will serve as deputy to top Romney advis...

Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential Pick: Signs Point To Risk Avoidance

Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Haley Barbour advised Mitt Romney about whom to pick for his running mate, the former Mississippi governor might repeat something he ...

Mitt Romney Moves In Arizona To Patch Relations With Latino Voters

Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

TEMPE, Ariz. -- One week after a concerted effort to make up ground with women voters, Mitt Romney started a push Friday in Arizona to reduce Presiden...

In 2012 Election, Europe's Growing Economic Woes Loom Over Race For White House

Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The economic situation in Europe -- which many observers believe will have a significant impact on whether President Obama will be reele...

Mitt Romney To Push 'Fairness' In Primary Night Speech

Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican presidential nomination race is effectively over, and Mitt Romney is using the occasion of five state primaries to offici...

On Romney, Obama Campaign's Choice Is Painting Him As Goldwater Or As Godfather Of Mandate

Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One of the first clues that President Barack Obama intended to paint Mitt Romney as a right wing extremist came during his remarks at ...

Haley Barbour Warns Of Danger To Mitt Romney In Lead Up To Convention

Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) said Thursday he expects President Obama's reelection campaign and their allies to try to capi...

Obama's Bin Laden Ad: Hit Below The Belt Shows Democrats Can Be Tough Too

Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign's bin Laden ad, which has stirred a fierce debate, looks to some like a hit below the belt, using a questionable prem...