Mitt Romney

Romney’s Southern act: That dog won’t hunt

Romney’s Southern act: That dog won’t hunt

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — a child of privilege raised in the shielded confines of wealth far from the poverty and working class lifestyles of many Southerners — now feels that saying y’all” and chowing down on grits will somehow make him palatable south of the Mason-Dixon line. There’s an old Southern saying: “That […]

GOP insiders worry that long primary fight will doom chances against Obama

GOP insiders worry that long primary fight will doom chances against Obama

The odds still favor Mitt Romney to capture the Republican nomination for President but that victory will most likely come only after a long, bruising battle — one tht GOP activists see as one that could severely damage GOP prospects against incumbent President Barack Obama. “Romney has the organization and the money for the long […]

Ron Paul strikes out on Super Tuesday

Ron Paul strikes out on Super Tuesday

While there was no clear “big winner” in Super Tuesday‘s 10 primaries and caucuses there was one loser: Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who came away from the night with no wins and only a few delegates. GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney won six of the 10 contests, contender Rick Santorum won three and former Speaker of […]

Rick Santorum’s risky running game

Rick Santorum’s risky running game

As Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum fought for his political life in 2006, his ally Senator Arlen Specter offered a word of advice: Just stop talking. What Specter meant was that Santorum should stop talking about social issues, according to Adrienne Baker Green, a Specter aide who witnessed the exchange. Santorum’s outspoken style on issues such […]

Super Tuesday showdown: Hype or a defining day for GOP?

Super Tuesday showdown: Hype or a defining day for GOP?

On the eve of their Super Tuesday showdown, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum strained for an edge in Ohio on Monday and braced for the 10 primaries and caucuses likely to redefine the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Newt Gingrich, though winless for more than a month, campaigned in Tennessee and issued a stream […]

Will Tuesday be super for Mitt Romney?

Will Tuesday be super for Mitt Romney?

As Super Tuesday approaches, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to have regained momentum in his quest for the Republican Presidential nomination. In Ohio, the state that many political watchers consider critical and key among the 10 state contests Tuesday, Romney has closed what was once a double-deficit lead by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum […]