Mitt Romney Announces He’s Running For Senate

To the surprise of nobody, Mitt Romney entered the race to succeed Orrin Hatch in the Senate. He’ll probably win.

Mitt Romney Drops A Big Hint About Senate Bid

He’s tan. He’s rested. He’s ready. And, yes, he’s running.

Mitt Romney Reportedly Considering Bid For Senate In 2018

Mitt Romney is reportedly considering running for Senate in Utah if Orrin Hatch decides to retire.

Former Presidential Candidates Emerging As Candidates For Senate In 2018

Several former candidates for President are emerging as potential candidates for Senate.

Secretary Of State Mitt Romney?

Team of Rivals?

Stop Trying To Make Mitt Romney Happen

It’s not going to happen.

Mitt Romney To The GOP’s Rescue? Don’t Count On It, Republicans

Increasingly concerned by the rise of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and the failure of any establishment candidates to click with voters, some top Republicans are reportedly turning their lonely eyes to Mitt.

Mitt Romney Once Again Misrepresents The Status Of The U.S. Navy

Mitt Romney is once again making completely false claims about the status of the United States Navy.

Romney Surge Showing Up In Ohio, Pennsylvania, And Michigan

Mitt Romney’s surge appears to be showing up in several Midwestern states where, before the debate, it had appeared that his chances were fairly low. First up, there’s Michigan where a poll for the Detroit Free Press finds Romney within two points of the President: LANSING — Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s strong performance in his […]

The Obama Campaign’s Absurd ‘Big Bird’ Ad

This campaign has gone to the birds.

A Caveat About Romney’s Current Poll Surge

There appears to be no denying that Mitt Romney has gotten a statistically significant bump in the polls out of his performance, and indeed the President’s lack of performance, in last week’s debate. We’ve already seen one poll showing Romney in the lead. However, it’s worth noting we’ve seen this before. Let’s take a look […]

Romney Takes Lead In Latest Pew Research Center Poll

From the Pew Research Center comes another poll showing Mitt Romney surging in the aftermath of last week’s debate, and, more significantly, taking the lead for the first time in a national poll: Mitt Romney no longer trails Barack Obama in the Pew Research Center’s presidential election polling. By about three-to-one, voters say Romney did […]

Even After Big Speech, Romney’s Foreign Policy Remains Vague

Mitt Romney’s speech at VMI today was billed as a major foreign policy address, but it was incredibly light on substance.

Gallup: Romney And Obama Even In Post-Debate Polling

Gallup notes this morning that after three nights of polling it’s done as part of its Daily Tracking Poll, the lead that President Obama in pre-debate polling has disappeared: PRINCETON, NJ — Registered voters’ preferences for president are evenly split in the first three days of Gallup tracking since last Wednesday’s presidential debate. In the […]

Virginia Even More Of A Toss-Up

A week or so ago, President Obama seemed to be pulling ahead in Virginia as he was in other parts of the country. In the wake of last weeks debate, though, the Old Dominion seems to be slipping, at least for now, back into the same territory it was in over the summer when the […]

Romney’s Post-Debate Poll Bump

Mitt Romney has gotten a bump in the polls from Wednesday debate, but it’s still too early to say if it means anything.

Movement For Romney In Three Key Swing States?

Polling from two separate pollsters shows Mitt Romney appearing to make gains in Ohio, Virginia, and Florida in the wake of Wednesday’s debate. First up there’s We Ask America: Next up there are a trio of polls from Rasmussen which show us the following: Ohio — Obama 50% Romney 49% Virginia — Romney 49% Obama […]

Romney Won The Debate, But Will It Matter?

Mitt Romney won the debate last night, but it’s not at all clear that this will matter at all.

Setting The Pre-Debate Benchmarks

This post is meant to be as much an experiment to test the impact of the 2012 Presidential Debates as anything else. My intention is to post updates like this before each of the scheduled Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates and note any changes that have occurred. So. first, we have the RealClearPoliticals National Poll Average, […]

Big Money GOP Donors Abandoning Romney?

Fox Business reports that many big money GOP donors appear to be sending their cash to GOP House and Senate candidates rather than Mitt Romney: The Romney campaign is experiencing what some officials believe could be the beginning of a mass exodus of big money donors diverting their cash away from the Republican presidential hopeful […]

Romney Won’t Revoke Temporary Visas For Young Illegal Immigrants

Mitt Romney has criticized President Obama’s decision to grant temporary visa’s for some classes of younger illegal immigrants, but he told The Denver Post yesterday that he would not revoke the visas granted if he became President: (CNN) - Young illegal immigrants offered a two year deferral from deportation under President Barack Obama will be allowed to […]

How Romney Lost The Economy As A Winning Issue

The biggest surprise of the Presidential race to date is the fact that Mitt Romney has lost the edge he once had on economic issues.

Do Presidential Debates Even Matter?

There’s little evidence that Presidential debates can be game changers.

Chris Christie Raises Debate Expectations As Team Romney Tries To Lower Them

Chris Christie appeared on three Sunday morning shows today and, on each of them, he appeared to raise debate expectations for Mitt Romney: If Mitt Romney campaign’s is worried about measuring debate expectations for Wednesday night, Chris Christie hasn’t gotten the message. “This whole race is going to be turned upside down come Thursday morning,” the Republican governor […]

Romney Thinks He Can Win The Debate With “Zingers”

Following up on my post about debate expectations earlier today, I thought this line from an article about the candidate’s debate preparation in The New York Times was apropos: Mr. Romney’s team has concluded that debates are about creating moments and has equipped him with a series of zingers that he has memorized and has been […]

Pessimism On Team Romney

There are signs that some Romney supporters have already decided their candidate is going to lose.

Both Campaigns Playing The Debate Expectations Game

Both campaigns are trying to set the stage for Wednesday’s debate.

George W. Bush Viewed More Favorably Than Mitt Romney

According to a new poll, former President George W. Bush is now viewed more favorably than Mitt Romney: For all the talk about whether Mitt Romney should distance himself from George W. Bush -and the policies of the last GOP White House — a new survey showsthat the former president actually has better favorability ratings than the […]

Debunking The Poll Denialists

The arguments of the people claiming that every single poll showing Mitt Romney is unfairly biased do not stand up to scrutiny.

Romney’s Supporters Want Him To Go For Obama’s Jugular

Just as we saw in 2008, the conservative base doesn’t want to hear their nominee saying that the President is a basically decent man.

GDP And Durable Goods Figures Spell Bad News For The Economy

Newly released statistics indicate that the economy is slowing down and in danger of slipping into a recession.

Does Mitt Romney Realize The Election Is Only 41 Days Away?

I’m not entirely sure:  ”Frankly at this early stage, polls go up, polls go down.” Umm Mitt, “early” would have been back in June and July when your campaign went dark while your opponent relentlessly attacked you. H/T: Taegan Goddard

A Romney Critic’s Case Against Obama

Mitt Romney is a deeply flawed candidate, but that doesn’t mean the President is any better.

Romney’s Comments About The “47 Percent” Hurting His Favorability

Mitt Romney’s comments last week about the “47 percent” of Americans who don’t pay taxes and receive benefits from the Federal Government are having a negative impact on his likability among voters: Fifty-four percent of those polled regarded Romney’s comments in an unfavorable light while 32 percent saw them favorable. The public reaction to the comments […]

More Bad Swing State News For Romney

Just a day after a trio of Washington Post polls showed Mitt Romney falling behind President Obama in three crucial swing states, a new CBS/New York Times/Quinnipiac poll of two of those states shows the more trouble for the Romney campaign: COLUMBUS, Ohio — For weeks, Republicans in Ohio have been watching with worry that the state’s […]

Are The Polls Biased Against Mitt Romney?

Many on the right are heavily invested in the argument that current polling is intentionally biased against Mitt Romney. Their argument is not very plausible.

Romney’s Ohio Problem

Mitt Romney has an Ohio problem, and little time to fix it.

Undecided Voters Breaking For Obama?

UCLA Political Science Professor Lynn Vavreck takes a look at the recent polling and sees undecided voters starting to break for the President: If you believe the conventional wisdom about elections, the pivotal moments in presidential campaigns come in the last 50 days or so. The only problem with this claim is that by the time […]

Obama Leads In New Polls In Ohio And Florida

Two new polls from The Washington Post show the President expanding his lead in two of the most important states in the Electoral College battle between the President and Mitt Romney: President Obama has grabbed a significant lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio and holds a slender edge in Florida, according to two new polls […]

Strange Quote Of The Day: Mitt Romney Edition

From The Los Angeles Times Romney’s wife, Ann, was in attendance, and the candidate spoke of the concern he had for her when her plane had to make an emergency landing Friday en route to Santa Monica because of an electrical  malfunction. “I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And […]

Was Mitt Romney The Best Candidate The GOP Had This Year?

Whether Republicans like it or not, Mitt Romney was the best candidate they had in 2012.

Romney Losing Support Among Older Voters?

One of the demographic groups where Mitt Romney has consistently been outperforming the President among voters aged 60 and older. This is perhaps one of the reasons why Romney has remained relatively competitive in states like Florida where older voters make up a substantial part of the population. More importantly, though, older voters have historically […]

Scott Walker Obviously Isn’t Too Happy With The Romney Campaign

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker clearly isn’t happy about how things are going over at Team Romney lately: Echoing his sentiment from a Friday interview, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday he wants to see “more passion” from Mitt Romney and more of the enthusiasm he witnessed when Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was first tapped […]

Bad Advice Quote Of The Day: Sarah Palin Edition

Sarah Palin has some advice for the Romney/Ryan ticket: In a statement to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin offers some advice for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, this year’s Republican ticket for president and vice president, respectively. “With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan […]

Romney Fundraising Falling Short?

Despite four months of hundred million dollar fundraising, Mitt Romney’s campaign has less cash on hand than the President’s: After a summer in which he routinely posted larger fundraising hauls than President Obama, Mitt Romney was supposed to march into the home-stretch of the campaign accompanied by a war chest so massive it would induce […]

Ann Romney Wants Her Husband’s Republican Critics To Shut Up

The Romney campaign seems to be responding to criticism by pretending it hears no evil.

Romney To Release 2011 Tax Return Today, Share Tax Data Going Back To 1990

The Romney campaign announced just a short time ago that the candidate will be releasing his 2011 tax return, which is due on October 15th, later this afternoon. According to a note from the person who manages Romney’s blind trust, they will also be releasing information about Romney’s taxes going back to 1990: The complete […]

As Of Today, It’s Already Election Day

First Read reminds us that a significant portion of the American population is already able to vote as of today: Per NBC’s Kyle Inskeep, Idaho and South Dakota today are the first states to begin early-in-person voting. Also today, absentee voting begins in Minnesota, West Virginia, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Georgia, Arkansas, Idaho, and Maryland. This […]

Obama Leading In Three New Swing State Polls

Repeating a pattern we’ve seen this week, a new round of swing state polls from NBC News and Marist College shows the President with strong leads in three more swing states: President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney in Colorado, Iowa and Wisconsin, reaching the key 50 percent support threshold in all three battlegrounds, according to […]

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