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Why Mitt Romney Reminds Me of a Lobster

Gabriel Frankel | Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen
Gabriel Frankel

Mitt Romney is a small lobster about to be boiled in a huge pot, and he has to expect that President Obama has the shell cracker in his hands and the bib around his neck, ready to dig in.

From Reagan to Romney: How Last Night's Speech Measured Up

Janet Harris | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Janet Harris

Over the past 32 years, speeches by Republican candidates accepting their party's nomination for president have differed in length, theme and tone. But even among these differences, Mitt Romney's speech last night stands out.

What Mitt Doesn't Want To Talk About

Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

By LAURIE KELLMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Social Security. Medicare. Iraq. Afghanistan. Undocumented immigration. They're all costly to ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Says Country Must 'Turn The Page' | Jon Ward | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. –- After 17 months of speeches, events, tweets and trivia, debates and political battles to unseat the incumbent president, Willard Mitt...

WATCH: Mitt Romney Delivers Acceptance Speech At Republican Convention

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered his speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. Watch video highlights of Romney's...

Romney Speech Fails To Close The Deal

Howard Fineman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Mitt Romney did some of what he needed to do, but not everything he needed to do, at the Republican convention that ended Thursday night. In three days, he united and excited the conservative base through a tough, well-received speech by Rep. Paul Ryan; avoided any serious demonstrations, floor fights or mistakes (except for Clint Eastwood); and gave an acceptance speech that gave new and even endearing glimpses of his personal history. But what he didn't do was make a positive case for himself and whatever real plan he has for economic growth. He once again underscored that his main argument is not that he has a real plan to succeed but that President Barack Obama has failed.

GOP Convention Fails at Principal Political Goal: Convincing Swing Voters That Romney Understands Their Lives

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Republicans tried very hard to tell stories that humanized the otherwise robot-like Romney. But here is the bottom line: when multiple speakers have to testify how authentic you are -- you're not.

Mitt Romney Republican Convention Speech: FULL TEXT

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered his speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night. Below are the former Ma...

Mitt Romney: 'I Accept Your Nomination For President Of The United States'

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

In his speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, Mitt Romney began his remarks by declaring, "I accept your nomination for presi...

Romney Talks 'Excitement' In GOP Convention Speech

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention marks the official moment when he accepts the presidential nomination. "It will be ...

Mark Blumenthal

Can Tampa Speech Improve Romney's Image? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Mitt Romney takes the stage in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday night to accept the Republican nomination for president, the key question for...

Mitt Romney Acceptance Speech Comes With High Stakes

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

By TOM RAUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS The warm-up acts are winding down, the main event looms and the stakes are high. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Ro...

Romney Commands Spotlight At 2012 Republican Convention

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

By By CALVIN WOODWARD and DONNA CASSATA, ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is stepping up for the most important speech ...

Dan Froomkin

Ghost Of Bush Haunts GOP Convention | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- George W. Bush made it clear months ago that he wouldn't attend the Republican National Convention this week in Tampa. But his absence i...

Romney Officially Becomes Republican Presidential Nominee

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TAMPA, Fla. — When Republicans nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, their vote brought to an en...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign: We Will Not 'Be Dictated By Fact-Checkers' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA -- Mitt Romney's campaign said on Tuesday that its ads attacking President Obama's waiver policy on welfare have been its most effective to date...

Frank Luntz: Romney Has To Do More (And How Frank Learned To Drive)

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Frank Luntz called. The Republican political strategist wanted to talk about a focus group that he conducted Sunday afternoon, which wa...

Howard Fineman

Romney, Ryan Woo 'Deer Hunter' Voting Bloc | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA -- The first drops of Tropical Storm Isaac were already coming down when I spoke on the street in the Channel District here to Charlie Black, a ...

'Dogs Against Romney' Has Message For Mitt: 'Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro'

Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics

Ahead of the start of the Republican convention, not everyone in Tampa was feeling the love for Mitt Romney. The group Dogs Against Romney sought t...