The Day Mitt Romney Lost The Presidential Election?

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been embarrassed by a video of him making disparaging comments about American voters.

Mother Jones magazine has published details of Romney’s remarks to a private function of wealthy donors last May.

Romney said: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.”

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Mitt Romney Accepts Republican Party Nomination For President

Mitt Romney has officially accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for President.

Romney delivered his acceptance speech at the party’s convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Clint Eastwood And His Empty Chair

Clint Eastwood has addressed the Republican Party convention in Tampa, Florida.

The 82-year-old actor’s speech featured an empty chair and an imaginary conversation with President Obama.

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Transcript of remarks by Clint Eastwood at the Republican Party Convention.

EASTWOOD: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Save a little for Mitt.

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I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, what’s a movie tradesman doing out here? You know they are all left wingers out there, left of Lenin. At least that is what people think. That is not really the case. There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it. [Read more…]

Mitt Romney Chooses Paul Ryan As Vice-Presidential Running Mate

Mitt Romney and Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan have appeared together in Norfolk, Virginia, just hours after Romney confirmed he had chosen Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate.

Paul Ryan

Ryan, 40, has been a Republican congressman from Wisconsin since 1999. He is chairman of the House Budget Committee where he has encouraged his colleagues to adopt an uncompromising position on fiscal policy.

Democrats have already begun describing Ryan as “the architect of the Republicans’ radical House budget”.

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Romney-Ryan

Romney inadvertently introduced Ryan as “the next president of the United States”:

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Rick Santorum Withdraws From Republican Presidential Contest

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum has announced his withdrawal from the Republican Party’s presidential nomination race. The announcement was made in Gettysburg, in Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania, where he served as a senator for 12 years until his defeat in 2006.

Santorum made no mention of Mitt Romney and did not endorse him. His decision finally confirms that Romney will run against President Barack Obama in November’s general election.

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Mitch Daniels Delivers Republican Response To State Of The Union

Mitch Daniels, the Governor of Indiana, has delivered the Republican Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

Governor Mitch Daniels

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The status of “loyal opposition” imposes on those out of power some serious responsibilities: to show respect for the Presidency and its occupant, to express agreement where it exists. Republicans tonight salute our President, for instance, for his aggressive pursuit of the murderers of 9/11, and for bravely backing long overdue changes in public education. I personally would add to that list admiration for the strong family commitment that he and the First Lady have displayed to a nation sorely needing such examples.

On these evenings, Presidents naturally seek to find the sunny side of our national condition. But when President Obama claims that the state of our union is anything but grave, he must know in his heart that this is not true.

The President did not cause the economic and fiscal crises that continue in America tonight. But he was elected on a promise to fix them, and he cannot claim that the last three years have made things anything but worse: the percentage of Americans with a job is at the lowest in decades. One in five men of prime working age, and nearly half of all persons under 30, did not go to work today. [Read more…]

Wanna Bet? Mitt Romney’s $10,000 Offer To Rick Perry

Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney has offered Texas Governor Rick Perry a $10,000 bet, during a televised debate in Des Moines, Iowa.

The offer caused a storm online. Many observers believe Romney drew unwelcome attention to his personal wealth and fuelled suggestions he is out of touch with the everyday situation of Americans.

Republican Response to State of the Union: Paul Ryan

This is the text of the response by Congressman Paul Ryan (Wisconsin 1st District) to the State of The Union Address.

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  • President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address

Good evening. I’m Congressman Paul Ryan from Janesville, Wisconsin — and Chairman here at the House Budget Committee.

President Obama just addressed a Congressional chamber filled with many new faces. One face we did not see tonight was that of our friend and colleague, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. We all miss Gabby and her cheerful spirit; and we are praying for her return to the House Chamber. [Read more…]

Mitt Romney Suspends Presidential Bid

Mitt Romney today suspended his campaign for the Republican Party nomination for President.

Romney’s poor showing in the Super Tuesday primaries had seen him lagging well behind Senator John McCain, who is now assured of the nomination. [Read more…]

John McCain’s Super Tuesday Speech

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