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Romney 2012

Does Good Business Make Bad Presidents?

Kendrick Nguyen | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Kendrick Nguyen

Corporate successes do not necessarily lend themselves to successful political leadership because the government and private enterprise have entirely different missions.

Paul Ryan, Not Marco Rubio, Best Choice for GOP VP

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Paul Ryan as a vice presidential candidate is the GOP's best hope toward repairing this nearly insurmountable damage being done on the primary campaign trail.

Romney's Response to Rush's Misogyny Underscores the Need for Bystander Education

Jackson Katz | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics
Jackson Katz

Mitt Romney missed a golden opportunity to model what it looks like when a powerful man calls out another powerful man on his attitudes toward women.

Closing the Deal for Romney and Obama

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Supporters of President Obama should be delighted that the field of potential Republican opponents for the general election is so weak. However, they should be concerned by the difficulty Obama has encountered in leveraging these circumstances into consistently stronger poll numbers.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney's Primary Campaign Covered Similarly To Barack Obama's In 2008 | Sam Stein | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An increasingly acrimonious and seemingly never-ending primary campaign was giving party insiders fits. A presidential nomination that s...

Mitt Romney: Dogged by That Pet on the Roof

Jerry Lanson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

In the end, Mitt Romney comes across as too distant, too rich and too out-of-touch. This is the reason why a 29-year-old story about a dog with a wonderful St. Patrick's Day name has him on the ropes.

Romney Makes a Stealth Attack on Elderly Americans While His Money Spies on the Chinese

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What are the connecting threads between these two recent Mitt Romney news items -- the announcement that he's not enrolling in Medicare, and the revelation that Bain Capital helped him make money helping the Chinese government spy on its people?

Romney Hammers On Controversial Attack In Puerto Rico

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Campaigning in Puerto Rico ahead of Sunday's presidential primary, Mitt Romney refused to back off criticism of Supreme ...

GOP Candidates Turn Focus To Newly Competitive Illinois Primary

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — After two Deep South losses, Mitt Romney is intensifying his campaign efforts in the economically challenged Midwest – a friendl...

Romney Campaign Beginning To Feel Financial Pinch

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO -- The long and increasingly messy Republican presidential contest is starting to hit Mitt Romney where it hurts most: his walle...

Santorum Campaign: Maybe It's Time For One-On-One Debate With Romney

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

A Rick Santorum spokesman floated on Wednesday the subject of a one-on-one debate with Mitt Romney. In a comment to The Huffington Post's Jon Ward...

Romney Attacks Obama Over Job Creation

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

MOBILE, Ala. — Wealthy New Englander Mitt Romney is trying to woo Southern voters with a mix of regional references that sometimes show self-dep...

Billionaire Romney Backer: Super Rich Have 'An Insufficient Influence' On Politics

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics

A billionaire backer of Mitt Romney said that the wealthy have "an insufficient influence" on politics and policy. In an interview with the Chicago...

Mitt Romney: 'I Like Grits'

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Campaigning in Mississippi on Wednesday, Mitt Romney attempted to win over local voters by invoking a beloved regional delicacy. The former Massac...

Republicans: The Small Government Way to Bigger Deficits?

David Coates | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
David Coates

The claim that rapid budget cutting will bring down the federal deficit and open the route to sustained economic growth is both disingenuous in its content and dangerous in its consequences.

Republican Factionalism's Future

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than predict what will happen in any of the upcoming primary contests this month, I'd like to take a longer view and contemplate where the Republican Party will be headed after the 2012 election. There are three major scenarios as to how this could play out.

Gingrich Campaign Uses Facebook To Highlight Romney Gaffes

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

On Wednesday, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign launched at Facebook Timeline page aimed at highlighting the numerous flip-flops and slip-ups by G...

SUPER TUESDAY: What Is Romney's Message To Young Voters? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jacob Soboroff, MTV News | Posted 03.07.2012 | College

BOSTON — Where, oh where have the young voters gone? That's what MTV News has been wondering all day as we wander the capital of Massachusetts on Su...

Major Romney Contributor Believes Romney Will Flip-Flop

A. Siegel | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
A. Siegel

Some of the people pumping serious money into the Romney campaign believe, fundamentally, that Mitt Romney is lying (or, to be polite, misrepresenting himself) to Republican Party primary voters.

Do You Take This Candidate to Be Your Lawfully Wedded... ?

Catherine Specter | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Catherine Specter

The relationship between the American electorate and the White House is akin to marriage and every four years the spouses have to renew their vows or get hitched again. Renewal time is on the horizon and things are looking iffy.

Romney and Santorum Envision a Caste System for America

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum will no doubt deny that they endorse a caste system. What's more disturbing, though, is the implication that poor Americans own the poverty niche -- that they have always been poor and are terminally poor.

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor Makes Presidential Endorsement | Elise Foley | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Sunday, saying the former Massachusetts governor has the best plan for...

Can The G.O.P. Save Itself?

The New Yorker | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

On February 10th, an eclectic assortment of conservatives streamed into a ballroom in Washington to hear Rick Santorum speak....

Santorum: Religious Radical? A German News Perspective

Morgan Rotondi | Posted 04.30.2012 | Media
Morgan Rotondi

The public opinion of Germany toward the U.S. may not be important to most Americans, but it should be: One of the most widely respected news sources in Germany has published something that describes a Rick Santorum as a religious radical.

Should We Vote for Mitt Romney for His Business Acumen Alone?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Given this emphasis on his private sector experience, should we vote for Mitt for his storied business acumen hoping it will translate into concrete policies that strengthen the economy? Romney's business success is as storied as is his political tone deafness.