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Mitt Romney, Donald Trump And The Shifting Politics Of Personal Wealth

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When he ran for president in 2012, Mitt Romney had hoped voters would see him as a chief executive who could boost the sluggish American...

Here's Why Clint Eastwood Talked To An Empty Chair At The GOP Convention

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

As Clint Eastwood took the stage of the Tampa Bay Times Forum on the night of September 3, 2012, it became quickly apparent that his would not be a t...

Republicans Still Don't Agree On Why Mitt Romney Lost

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2016 | 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. Off...

Jon Ward

Romney Adviser Says 2012 Was Not A Fair Fight | Jon Ward | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stu Stevens' recounting of the 2012 campaign is a tale of woe. The former senior strategist for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign ...

Jason Linkins

New Gingrich Objects To RNC Autopsy, Wants To Retain Current Soul-Destroying Number Of Debates | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

As you may have heard, the recent "autopsy" report furnished by the Republican National Committee in the wake of losing the 2012 presidential election...

Jason Linkins

Stuart Stevens Is Right: The Primary Debate System Needs To Be Destroyed Before It Destroys America | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

During the 2012 GOP primary season, which began sometime in the spring of 2011, there were a lot of candidate debates. We are talking something in the...

WATCH: Top Romney Adviser's Surprising Comments About The Media

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media

The top strategist for Mitt Romney's campaign told CNN that he doesn't think the media is "in the tank" for President Obama. Stuart Stevens appeare...

Could Newt Gingrich Attack On Rove Signal Beginning Of Public Intra-Establishment Fight?

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Newt Gingrich has a unique position in the Republican Party and in conservative politics. He's been the Speaker of the House. He's run for president. ...

Jason Linkins

Romney Campaign Seeks Correction From Fact-Checker, Fact-Checker Says, 'No.' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

Here's a weird little story in the world of the Fact-checking Industry that doubles as a 2012 election year coda. Former Romney campaign strategist St...

Romney Campaign, News Outlets Embroiled In Travel Controversy

BuzzFeed | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

Nine news outlets that covered the election sent a joint letter Monday to former Romney campaign officials to contest expenses billed to their reporte...

Top Romney Adviser Tells When He Suspected Obama Would Win

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Mitt Romney campaign adviser Stuart Stevens on Wednesday tried to explain the Republican presidential candidate's loss, telling P...

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...

Romney Adviser Sticks With Op-Ed Message: Our Ideas 'Carried The Day'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney adviser Stuart Stevens defended the failed GOP presidential candidate and himself on Thursday, repeating an argument from his Wednesday Wa...

Jason Linkins

Stuart Stevens Celebrates Mitt Romney's Election Night Victory | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

Stuart Stevens, one of the people that Mitt Romney overpaid to tell him lies about what a successful campaign he was having when he was actually havin...

Jon Ward

Three Days In October: How The Debates Changed The Race | Jon Ward | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

The night before the first debate in Denver, I ran into Kevin Madden, the 40-year-old, square-jawed senior aide to GOP presidential candidate Mitt...

Jon Ward

Tagg Romney's 'Fairy Tale' | Jon Ward | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

MARIETTA, Ohio -– There is one thing that Tagg Romney agrees with MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell on: he has an unfortunate name. "People ask me al...

Jon Ward

Romney's Message Man Answers Critics | Jon Ward | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

DENVER -– Some of the most salient criticisms of Mitt Romney's campaign over the last month have included the Republican presidential candidate's fa...

Limits to "Make-Believe" Prepping for Big Debate

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.04.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Candidates' debates have since 1960 become indispensable media elements in a presidential campaign. Some politicians can be well-prepped for these high-visibility bouts... and others simply cannot.

Howard Fineman

Why The White House Race Isn't Over Despite Mitt Romney | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Remember when Mitt Romney said that Palestinians don't want peace and aren't as culturally prepared for modernity as Israelis are? If...

Mitt Romney's Chief Strategist Has Ties To George Clooney

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.17.2012 | Entertainment

As it turns out, George Clooney has connections with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Briefly mentioned in a scathing new Politico article about the fail...

Michael Calderone

How The Romney Campaign Bashes And Exploits The Media | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.17.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Thursday afternoon, the Romney campaign reportedly turned on the press. By Sunday evening, the Romney campaign turned to the press in o...

So What the Heck Happened With Clint Eastwood? (and the Perils of Arguing With Imaginary Obamas)

William Bradley | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Eastwood is a very familiar character here in California. I've met him, can't say I know him, but certainly know friends of his. This episode surprised me on a few levels.

Howard Fineman

Mitt, The Incidental Candidate | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He barely speaks in his own first general-election ad. On the top floor of his Boston campaign headquarters, the most visible poster is ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney And Barack Obama Struggle To Offer Positive Visions For 2012 Election | Jon Ward | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the dead of the winter, as Mitt Romney campaigned across Iowa and New Hampshire, one of his senior strategists kept asking reporters ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney's Campaign Adds Haley Barbour's Nephew To High Command | Jon Ward | 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...