October 12, 2012 |
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - President Obama conceded Wednesday he did poorly in a debate last week that fueled a comeback by his rival in the race for the White House. Mitt Romney barnstormed battleground Ohio and pledged in a new commercial that "I'm not going to raise taxes on anyone. " A perennial campaign issue flared unexpectedly as Romney reaffirmed he is running as a "pro-life candidate and I'll be a pro-life president. " He spoke one day after saying in an interview he was not aware of any abortion-related legislation that would become part of his agenda if he wins the White House.
October 1, 2012 |
Advisers tried to talk him out of it. They said it was foolhardy for a Republican presidential candidate. Yet Michigan Gov. George Romney insisted in fall 1967 that he would visit the poorest neighborhoods in 17 cities. "We must rouse ourselves from our comfort, pleasure, and preoccupations and listen to the voices from the ghetto," he said. Forty-five years later, George Romney's son, Mitt, was captured on a video at a $50,000-a-plate fund-raiser saying he'd never win the votes of the 47 percent of Americans "who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. " They don't even pay federal income taxes, for Pete's sake.
May 6, 2012 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Plunging into his campaign for a new term, President Obama tore into Mitt Romney on Saturday as a willing and eager "rubber stamp" for conservative Republicans in Congress and an agenda to cut taxes for the rich, reduce spending on education and Medicare, and enhance power that big banks and insurers hold over consumers. Romney and his "friends in Congress think the same bad ideas will lead to a different result, or they're just hoping you won't remember what happened the last time you tried it their way," the president told an audience estimated at more than 10,000 partisans at what aides insisted was his first full-fledged political rally of the election year.
February 12, 1999 |
Two days after airing its soiled laundry in an ethics report detailing the excesses of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, the group met again yesterday to display a new wardrobe. The board of trustees of the SLOC elected Mitt Romney, a Massachusetts businessman and politician with deep ties to Utah, as the new president and chief executive officer of the 2002 Winter Olympics. "America is tired of scandal," board chairman Robert Garff said. "Today, we march forward. " The nation may still have an appetite for a juicy tale, but the Olympic organizers have definitely had a bellyful.
April 25, 2012
Here is the percentage of the vote each GOP candidate won Tuesday. Connecticut primary Candidate % of Vote Mitt Romney 67.3 Ron Paul 13.5 Newt Gingrich 10.3 Rick Santorum 6.9 90% of returns counted Delaware primary Candidate % of Vote Mitt Romney 56.5 Newt Gingrich 27.1 Ron Paul 10.6 Rick Santorum 5.9 100% of returns counted ...
April 23, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to make a campaign stop Monday at Mustang Expediting in Aston. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), who is thought to be among Romney's possible running mates, is expected to join Romney at the 12:30 p.m. town-hall meeting. - Miriam Hill
October 16, 2012
ARE YOU a registered voter still undecided about whom to choose in the November presidential election? The People Paper is hosting a viewing event Tuesday in Center City as President Obama and Mitt Romney hold a town-hall debate at Hofstra University. If you're interested in attending, email assistant city editor Josh Cornfield at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, telephone number, age, party affiliation and where you live.
March 14, 2012
Results of a Say What? poll: GOP need better candidate for president? Out of 887 responses. 21% No, Mitt Romney is the credible favorite (183 votes) 33% Yes, Rick Santorum can't win, but has exposed GOP rifts (297 votes) 25% No, either is preferable to President Obama (223 votes) 21% Yes, calling Gov. Christie (184 votes)
June 27, 2012 |
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - President Obama and Vice President Biden unleashed a back-to-back assault Tuesday on Republican challenger Mitt Romney, reemphasizing Democratic assertions that Romney as a venture capitalist sent U.S. jobs overseas and paid no heed to the impact on American workers. "You've got to give Mitt Romney credit," Biden said while campaigning in Iowa. "He's a job creator in Singapore, China, India. " Obama, who was fund-raising in Atlanta and Miami, cast his Republican rival as the type of wealthy investor whose only goal was making money no matter the cost.