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Romney 2012

Republicans Using Fake Websites to Trick Donors Is Just the Start

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

Not thinking anything of it he entered his financial information and hit submit. What he didn't notice was the small print at the bottom of the screen.

Romney Is Selling His Transition Report Even Though It Was Funded By Taxpayers

David Halperin | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
David Halperin

Under a federal law enacted in 2010, taxpayers now fund efforts by presidential nominees to begin their White House transition efforts even before the election. Unfortunately, it appears that Romney has now turned those taxpayer resources into yet another opportunity to make money.

Romney: 'It's Good To Live A Normal Life Again'

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Mitt Romney may have previously likened campaign life to the thrill of riding a roller coaster, but on Wednesday the former Republican presidential ca...

Ann Romney Takes on the Media

Brian Joyce | Posted 05.04.2013 | Media
Brian Joyce

Thank you, Chris Wallace! Without you and Fox News, I never would have known that Republicans still think it's everybody else's fault that they lost in 2012.

It's Not An Inauguration, But It Will Have To Do

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

After losing the 2012 presidential election, Inauguration Day likely provided little joy for former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. While an a...

Tagg Romney: Mitt 'Wanted To Be President Less Than Anyone I've Met'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

Tagg Romney said his father "wanted to be president less than anyone I've met in my life," according to the Boston Globe. “He had no desire,” t...

We Are a Nation of Stuff

Byron Williams | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Byron Williams

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly famously opined during his post election analysis: "It's not a traditional America anymore. People want stuff." Though a sophomoric conclusion, O'Reilly is simultaneously right and wrong.

Jon Ward

A Meeting Of Campaign 2012 Combatants: Veiled Barbs, And Plenty of Eastwood Discussion | Jon Ward | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- When David Axelrod and Stuart Stevens sat down at a table across from each other last week at Harvard University's quadrennial "Campaign Man...

Elise Foley

George W. Bush: Immigration Reform Needed To Boost Economy | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former President George W. Bush stressed the importance of immigration on Tuesday at a speech in Dallas, throwing himself back in the ri...

In Defense of Mitt Romney

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Mitt Romney was not the problem for Republicans this year. In fact, he was the best candidate that Republicans had, by far. Seriously. Consider who was running for president in the Republican Party this year.

Mitt Romney's Sad Thanksgiving

Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

Ever since conceding to President Obama in the early-morning hours of November 7, Mitt Romney has kept a low public profile. After blaming his electio...

Secession Fever Hits Texas

The New York Times | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

In the weeks since President Obama's re-election, Republicans around the country have been wondering how to proceed. Some conservatives in Texas have ...

Leadership Lessons From Obama and Romney

Brian Whetten | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business
Brian Whetten

If Romney had developed a greater ability to be authentic by confronting the patterns of denial and self-deception that automatically came with his aspirations, he likely would have been able to stand up to the politics of fear -- and elected president.

Is The Emerging Democratic Majority Already Here?

New York Magazine | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

One of the questions that always pops up after an election is whether the winning party's coalition signals some enduring trend that ought to frighten...

GOP Must Learn From the Global Sigh of Relief

Judd Birdsall | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Judd Birdsall

The Republican Party needs to rethink its foreign policy if it wants to win support at home and abroad -- the two are interconnected.

The Most Astounding Thing About This Election

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Election 2012 is only the latest example of human beings' incredible capacity to fool themselves when they desperately want to. And another reminder that today's GOP live on a different planet from the rest of us, with dangerously little regard for facts.

Newt Gingrich: Election Gives Conservative 'Mandate' To House Republicans

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said he believes the election emboldens House Republicans to pursue a conservative path, desp...

The Bipartisan Agreement on Romney's Biggest Mistake

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

It is a common mistake for many candidates to focus nearly exclusively on issues and not enough on making sure they connect personally with voters at the level of their daily lives.

The New America Is Here

National Journal | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Loudly, unmistakably, and irreversibly, the Next America announced its electoral arrival this week--years ahead of schedule....

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitt Romney's Campaign Concedes Loss In Florida | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney’s campaign conceded on Thursday that it lost Florida, as votes continue to be tallied more than 36 hours after the electio...

Revenge of the Pot-Smoking, Gay-Marrying, Women-Empowering, DREAMing Liberals

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Seriously, a man running for the most powerful office in the country didn't bother to plan for one of the two contingencies that were guaranteed to happen last night? And he wanted us to let him make crucial decisions for all of us?

It Was About the Ideas: Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

It wasn't about a mistake-filled Romney campaign, although mistakes there were. It wasn't about the hard-right tilt of the Republican primaries, although they trapped Romney into positions that sold in Oklahoma almost nowhere else. It was about ideas.

An Inside Look At How Romney Lost

The Washington Post | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

In early spring, President Obama's veteran campaign staff in Chicago confronted the question that would ultimately determine the presidency: how to ru...

Jaweed Kaleem

Who Will Win The 'God' Vote? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion

As Americans head to the polls Tuesday to pick the next U.S. president, religious voters could have a significant impact. In battleground states such ...

If the Rest of the World Could Vote...

Daniel Weeks | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Daniel Weeks

Unlike his Republican opponent, Obama's recipe for global uplift is more than a happy abstraction of "American greatness" alone. While Obama seeks to make America "great again," he does not deny the existence of pressing problems, at home and abroad.