Former U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave a blistering rebuke of 2016 Republican front-runner Donald Drumpf on Thursday, leading an attempt by the party establishment to halt the rise of the outspoken New York billionaire. Romney, a Republican elder statesman and the nominee four years ago, urged Republicans in states that have not yet held nominating contests to back Drumpf's opponents to stop his march to the nomination for the Nov. 8 election to succeed President Barack Obama.
Spencer Zwick has been the most courted political fundraiser in GOP circles. He pulled in nearly $1 billion for Mitt Romney's unsuccessful 2012 campaign. So, naturally, several 2016 Republican contenders this year have been trying to rope him in. But, as Politico reports, Zwick has rebuffed all the candidates in favor of becoming chairman of America Rising PAC, an outfit dedicated to developing and disseminating opposition research targeting Hillary Clinton. The group was co-founded by Matt Rhoades, who ran Romney's 2012 effort. This move certainly seems to guarantee that this get-Clinton crusade will be generously funded.
President Barack Obama was not amused by Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential election concession call, according to a new memoir. In “Believer: My 40 Years in Politics,” former senior Obama adviser David Axelrod writes that the GOP candidate implied on the call that Obama had won because of his popularity in black communities, according to the New York Daily News, which acquired an advance copy of the book.
In 2012, Mitt Romney's career as a businessman who earned many millions of dollars became a net loss, as political foes slammed him for running Bain Capital, a private equity firm that invested in US companies that downsized and shifted jobs overseas and that obtained financial stakes in foreign companies that depended on US outsourcing for profits. At the same time, Romney, who refused to do a full release of his tax returns, was hit with questions (he didn't answer) about mysterious personal investments in offshore accounts. Should he mount a third presidential effort, as he has told GOP funders he is considering, all of these issues are likely to return.
2014’s Illinois’s gubernatorial race is shaping up to a repeat of the 2012 presidential election . . . only without the fun parts. Are you nostalgic for a Republican with a private equity fortune running against an unpopular incumbent Democrat? Well, you’ll love the governor’s race in Illinois this year.
Al From, the engineer of the Democratic Party's rebirth after Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis, at first seems an unlikely adviser to the modern Republican Party. But the parallels are obvious: The Democratic Party, too, was stuck in Loserville during the 1980s. Eight years before Bill Clinton won the White House back for the Democrats, From created the movement that helped him do it by forming the Democratic Leadership Council, which pushed the Democrats toward more centrist policies and rhetoric. Now 70, From has written a book about how he did it: The New Democrats and the Return to Power.
Forgive me for being parochial, but I was looking for a specific piece of footage in the new Netflix behind-the-scenes documentary on Mitt Romney—simply titled Mitt—that was made by Greg Whiteley, who trailed the GOP candidate for six years through Election Night 2012. I yearned to see Romney's response to the release of the 47-percent video: how he personally reacted to this revelation and how his campaign planned its public reply. This was a significant moment in Romney's political life. How he handled it could be quite enlightening. After all, the film does record how Romney dealt with his 2008 loss in the GOP presidential primaries. (In conversations with his family, Romney acknowledges he was branded "the flippin' Mormon," and says, "I think I'm a flawed candidate.
As he blasted House Republicans for passing a bill that aims to defund the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama said Friday during a speech in Kansas City, Mo. that voters rendered a judgment on the law when they chose him over Mitt Romney in last year's election.
In a rare political appearance after losing the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney made a strong statement Tuesday against a movement in the Republican Party that would allow a government shutdown as a means of defunding Obamacare.
It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign -- that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood.
In an interview, Chris Christie thanked the president for his help and said that Romney hadn't called Christie since the hurricane hit
The beauty of being a president and a candidate is that when a monster storm stalks up the East Coast you can run over to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and be seen as a president on the job.
Obama had a resounding finish in Monday night's foreign policy debate, which 56 percent of viewers thought he won, while a third preferred Romney, according to the poll.
The LA Times published its endorsement of President Obama, saying that his steady leadership had earned him another four years in office. After the third and final presidential debate, the paper's editorial board published yet another endorsement of the incumbent: That of his opponent, Mitt Romney.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took the first question in Monday night's debate -- whether or not the administration bungled its response to the attacks in Libya -- and he responded by talking about the Arab Spring, Syria, Mali, Iran, Egypt and Osama bin Laden.
Poll on who won the 3rd presidential debate
The following is a running transcript of President Obama and Mitt Romney’s remarks from the third presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla., on Oct. 22, 2012. It will be continually updated throughout the debate.
The following is a running transcript of President Obama and Mitt Romney’s remarks at the second presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y. on Oct. 16, 2012. (Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service)
Mitt Romney says he differs from fellow Republican George W. Bush on energy policy, China and deficits. President Barack Obama says the biggest difference is that his GOP rival is more extreme on social issues than Bush.
President Barack Obama's camp promised that the American public would see a more energized and visionary incumbent on Tuesday night as Obama tries to keep Republican challenger Mitt Romney at bay.