December 27, 2011 |
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa caucus campaign that has cycled through several Republican presidential front-runners entered its final week Monday as unpredictable as the day that conservatives began competing to emerge as Mitt Romney's chief rival. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, released a new television commercial for the state in which he cited a "moral imperative for America to stop spending more money than we take in. " "It's killing jobs," he said. Texas Gov. Rick Perry countered with an ad that said four of his rivals combined - none of them Romney - have served 63 years in Congress, "leaving us with debt, earmarks, and bailouts.
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.
February 5, 2015 |
Experts and pundits tend to be terrible fortune tellers. Often wrong but rarely in doubt, they become invested in their own theories, rejecting new information that challenges their beliefs. The evidence is overwhelming, from Albert Einstein's prediction that "there is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable," to George Will's that Mitt Romney would win the 2012 presidential election by a landslide. Just as solidly proven, but far less known, is that in most cases, a group of average citizens venturing good guesses is more likely to make accurate forecasts than a typical authority on a subject, especially a smugly confident one. This counterintuitive truth has fascinated social scientists, psychologists, and statisticians for more than a century.
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 17, 2011 |
TAMPA, Fla. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a group of out-of-work Floridians on Thursday that "I'm also unemployed," quickly drawing criticism from Democrats who said it showed that the former Massachusetts governor and multimillionaire was out of touch. Romney made the comment while criticizing President Obama's economic plan to a small group of business owners and unemployed workers at a Tampa coffee shop. The former equity-firm CEO told the group that he did have his eye on one particular job, however.