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Mitt Romney's Very Bad Week

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Mitt Romney has been the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for so long that it is easy to forget what an unlikely frontrunner he is, and not just because of his moderate, for a Republican, views on social issues.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the results from Iowa demonstrated that, even in the age of social media-powered protests ("convenience fee" this, Verizon!), unlimited money and going negative still pack a potent political punch. These early contests are supposed to be about small-scale retail politics but, post-Citizens United, Romney didn't win by winning over people in diners, he won with a blizzard of negative ads funded by "outside groups." While outside money killed Newt, all the dollars spent by Romney and his allies weren't enough to buy Mitt the caucus-goers' love, as he scraped by with an eight-vote win and a lower percentage of votes than he attracted in 2008. In the aftermath, Bachmann bailed, Perry said he was heading back to Texas -- then abruptly decided to stay in the race, and Santorum became the latest darling of the Not Mitt crowd. Now the unreal reality show, minus its female lead, rolls into New Hampshire.

The Neocons Capture Romney

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

It is like a terrible joke. The people who helped inflict one of the worst disasters in U.S. history on the American people are back to do it again. And the leading GOP contender for the presidency is following their lead.

Obama Camp 'Not Going To Sugar Coat' Romney Concerns

RealClearPolitics | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

The president’s campaign advisers said they are concerned about attack ads that await Obama when the GOP primary field shakes out. “That is a conc...

"Yummyyyy!" Teen Girls Rate Hotness Of Politician's Sons

Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

They came to hear Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul speak, but they were distracted by his opponent's sons! A group of boy-crazy teenage girl...

Dem Hits GOP Candidate's 'Bad Night'

AP | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairwoman of the Democratic party describes Mitt Romney's narrow victory over Rick Santorum in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses as "a bad ni...

Romney's Mormonism Might Mitigate Muslim Myth About Obama

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

If Mitt Romney proves to be the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, one element of his potential candidacy might prove a relief of at least one issue the Obama re-election campaign may find itself having to dispose of again: Religion.

Romney Does A Victory Lap

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he recognizes victory in Iowa doesn't guarantee the Republican presidential nomination, sayin...

Mitt Romney Wins 2012 Iowa Caucus

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney was projected the winner of Tuesday night's Iowa caucus. The former Massachusetts governor emerged victorious over former Sen. Rick Sa...

Iowa Voters See Mitt Romney As Best Alternative To Obama

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won strong support Tuesday from Republicans seeking a candidate who can topple President Bara...

The Non-Romney Race in Iowa

James Moore | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
James Moore

Mitt Romney has money and the moderate politics to give the president a tough fight in the fall. But he doesn't give his own party those sweaty palms of excitement. He could have a very miserable 2012.

In Iowa, Only Offensive Choices Available

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

For all the attack ads, on policy there is little substantive difference in the Republican candidates, with the exception of the more-libertarian Ron Paul.

Newt: 'Anybody Can Come In First'

AP | DAVID ESPO and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney waged a seesaw battle for supremacy in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses late Tuesday nig...

Romney Looks To Avert 2008 History From Repeating Itself

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is heading into Tuesday's Iowa Caucus confident about his chances of coming out on top in the Republican contest...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Talks With HuffPost: The Full Transcript

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa -- On Dec. 29, The Huffington Post sat down with presidential candidate Mitt Romney for a one-on-one interview on board his campaign ...

Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Mailer Hits Gingrich: 'Old Dog, Newt Tricks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mitt Romney has so far left the bare-knuckle TV attack ads to the super PAC supporting his candidacy, as his campaign has kept its...

Jon Ward

Romney: 'I Pray Every Day'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mitt Romney rarely talks about his faith in detail, but if he becomes the GOP presidential nominee, he will be the first Mormon to...

Jon Ward

Romney: 'I Am Not A Wall Street Guy, Classically Defined'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in an interview Thursday that none of the money that flowed into Bain Capital d...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Plans More Iowa Events Ahead Of Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa -- It's official. Mitt Romney is all in in Iowa. The Romney campaign announced the former Massachusetts governor's schedule throug...

Howard Fineman

Iowa Conservatives' Search For Purist Boosts Non-Purist Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- This time, Wade Duncan is going hardcore, which says everything you need to know about the Iowa Republican caucuses. This is a rac...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Takes Iowa Lead In New CNN Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

CLINTON, Iowa -- A new poll of Iowa voters shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney surging to the lead in the Hawkeye State as former House Speake...

Jon Ward

Iowa Lining Up Nicely For Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

As millions of Americans turn their full attention to the Republican presidential primary for the first time, there are two competing choruses with se...

The GOP's Long and Winding Road

Bill Schneider | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Bill Schneider

The 2012 Republican race may not be resolved quickly. Far from rallying around a frontrunner, Republican voters seem more and more uncertain.

Romney Looks To Downplay Iowa

Johnston Patch | Todd Richissin | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

To illustrate Mitt Romney’s Iowa strategy, some numbers are helpful: Counting today’s visit, he has made four visits to Iowa all year. That’s tw...

Evangelical Pastors Divided Ahead Of 2012 Caucuses

AP | By THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 12.14.2011 | Religion

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa -- Four years ago, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won Iowa's Republican presidential cauc...