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Republicans Still Don't Agree On Why Mitt Romney Lost

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

Following Mitt Romney's defeat in his run for president in 2012, his Republican party did what all parties do: It went through a mourning period. Offi...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Files #TBT Bill To Rekindle Forgotten Welfare Fight | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some issues are just too good for politicians to let go. For instance, Republicans vote to defund ACORN almost annually, even though the...

Netflix's Mitt Confirms Why Romney Isn't President

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Beauchamp

Aside from some real moments capturing the Romneys' fears and insecurities, Mitt pretty much depicts Romney as any Republican campaign ad would.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Voted Against Mitt Romney Running For President In Family Poll | Sam Stein | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the Christmas break of 2010, Mitt Romney and his family took an internal poll on whether he should run for president once more. Twe...

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.

Social Media's Impact on the Presidential Election

David K. Rehr | Posted 03.20.2013 | Technology
David K. Rehr

Overall, 29 percent said social media was moderately to extremely influential in their opinions of the candidates and issues.

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...

Sam Stein

Final Tallies: Obama Buried Romney On Airwaves And With Staff | Sam Stein | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee announced this week that it had arranged for a post-campaign autopsy to figure out what exactly went w...

Sam Stein

Firms Tied To Romney Aides Raked In Campaign Cash | Sam Stein | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the end, there were winners on the Romney campaign: the firms tied to Mitt Romney's aides. With the Federal Election Commission p...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Aide On What She Calls Romney's Big Mistake | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stephanie Cutter still doesn't understand why Mitt Romney's campaign did not more forcefully defend its candidate's business experience....

Romney Surprises Obama Campaign With Missed Opportunities

The Daily Beast | James Warren | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

Obama’s top election strategist tells a Chicago audience he was surprised Mitt Romney’s team did not attack Obama more, stuck so narrowly with the...

What Republicans Are Really Up Against

The Atlantic Cities | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Numerous theories have been offered recently not just for Mitt Romney's stunning defeat by Barack Obama, but for the apparent decline of the Republica...

How We Win

Craig Fleishman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Craig Fleishman

Republicans ought to understand that while this election was a repudiation of their candidate, it is also a strong validation of some of the techniques and practices they profess to revere.

Jon Ward

Jindal: Romney Campaign 'Too Much About Biography' | Jon Ward | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) issued one of the more pointed post-election public criticisms of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign Tu...

Was Romney 'Gracious'?

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Honestly, what did the media expect of him the night Romney lost? That he'd put a curse on Obama's second term? That his head would spin around and he'd start projectile vomiting?

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.

Women Voters Won! But Don't Think It's All About Abortion

Margie Omero | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

As I thought might happen, Obama won Tuesday by winning women and losing men, which hasn't occurred since 1996. Obama had a 10-point gender gap in the...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Karl Rove's 19 Justifications For GOP's Election Loss | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

Republican strategist Karl Rove has a lot to answer for. After spending over $300 million to get GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney elected, an...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Conservatives Struggle To Explain How Mitt Romney Lost 2012 Presidential Election | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans across the country were shellshocked as President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in Tuesday’s presidential election, fi...

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...

15 Reasons Romney Lost, According to the Internet

Jane Devin | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Jane Devin

Romney didn't lose because of a tropical storm. The great majority of voters had already made up their minds by then. Romney also didn't lose due to a lack of campaign funds, the (mythical) liberal media, or because America just doesn't like rich people.

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...

Nice Guys Finish Last: Deconstructing the Romney Loss

Howard Barbanel | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

Going into the second and third debates and in a strategy for the last few weeks of the campaign, Romney decided to position himself as a becalmed, confident and smiling front-runner.

Fox News Argues With Itself Over Whether Obama Won

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Media

Fox News had what can only be described as an insane argument with itself over whether or not President Obama had won Ohio, and the presidency. The...

GSPM Presidential Horse Race: Split Decision on 'Swing" States

David K. Rehr | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Yesterday, the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) released the 14th installment of its weekly Horse Race poll, which found that President Barack Obama bested Governor Romney for the first time in four weeks.