Mitt Romney explained the words of his advisor by saying, "A general election campaign takes on a different profile. The issues I'm running on will be exactly the same. I was a conservative Republican governor, and I'll be running as a conservative Republican nominee. Many called the presidential election the first real social media election, and the number of memes it engendered reflects that.
Notable contributions included a Bad Lip Reading video, a campaign similar in scope to the campaign for the neologism "santorum" which aimed to create an alternate definition or homophone for "romney" that referred to "defecating in terror", and also the binders full of women gaffe. It showed a depiction of Romney with his facial features "shrunken" within an ordinary-scale blank outline of his face; the result resembled a Dick Tracy comic-strip villain. At the end of its four-month tenure, Little Face Mitt had also been covered in The Huffington Post ,  Complex magazine,  Mashable ,  Boing Boing  and many local print publications and online news websites.
Due to pressure from political rivals during the Republican primary campaign, Romney released an incomplete tax return  in early January , along with an estimate of the return. George Will said "The cost of not releasing the returns are clear. Therefore, he must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them. In the edited version, Romney says how amazing ordering a sandwich with a touch screen device at a Wawa convenience store is.
Removed from the clip was the context of Romney relating the story of an optometrist he met, who had faced an extensive amount of paperwork from the post office to change his address. Romney was expressing mock amazement at Wawa's efficiency to underscore how the private sector is often more efficient than government, a point that was not evident without the full context of his remarks. In the video, recorded May 17, Romney responded to a question about his campaign strategy, saying:. 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's an entitlement. The government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what.
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And I mean the president starts off with 48, These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. So he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. In a press conference convened the night of the video's publication, Romney told reporters that while his "off the cuff" remarks could have been more eloquently stated, he had been conveying an important message: that his proposals to lower the Federal Income Tax would not be as persuasive to those who are not paying that particular tax.
And I happen to believe instead in a free enterprise, free individual society where people pursuing their dreams are able to employ one another, build enterprises, build the strongest economy in the world. Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan called the Romney campaign "incompetent"  and "a rolling calamity",  and argued that the Romney campaign "needs a new CEO". Romney, your entitlement reform ideas are essential, but when will the incompetence stop? Dean Heller NV , Sen. Scott Brown MA , and Gov. Susana Martinez NM.
During the Vice Presidential Debate, after Joe Biden criticized Romney's comments, Ryan responded, "With respect to that quote, I think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. Despite downplaying the original remarks during the campaign, Romney stated soon after the election that President Obama won the election by promising "gifts" to key Democratic voters such as the black and Hispanic communities. The video also showed Romney expressing doubt over whether the Palestinians were fully invested in working toward the success of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
If I were Iran, if I were Iran—a crazed fanatic, I'd say let's get a little fissile material to Hezbollah, have them carry it to Chicago or some other place, and then if anything goes wrong, or America starts acting up, we'll just say, "Guess what? Unless you stand down, why, we're going to let off a dirty bomb. So we really don't have any option but to keep Iran from having a nuclear weapon.
Analysts noted that a dirty bomb requires only radioactive materials, not fissile materials like those from a nuclear weapons program. During the final weeks of the campaign, the Romney campaign began to promote the idea that as a result of the Obama Administration's bailout of the automotive industry, U. On October 25, Romney said at a rally in the key battleground state of Ohio, "I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state Jeep — now owned by the Italians — is thinking of moving all production to China.
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Despite clear and accurate reporting, the take has given birth to a number of stories making readers believe that Chrysler plans to shift all Jeep production to China from North America, and therefore idle assembly lines and U. It is a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats. Let's set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China. In spite of the denials by the auto manufacturer, the Romney campaign subsequently began airing a new radio ad in Ohio that repeated the false claim that Jeep would be cutting Ohio jobs in order to expand into China.
A GM representative denounced the Romney ad, saying, "We've clearly entered some parallel universe during these last few days No amount of campaign politics at its cynical worst will diminish our record of creating jobs in the U. Romney had his first general election debate against Obama on October 3 in Denver, Colorado on domestic topics. Topics covered included the stimulus, the abortion debate, and foreign policy. The second presidential debate was a Townhall on October The debate was noted for its heated exchanges,  and had targeted discussions of Libya, immigration, and pay equity for women.
China responded that it would show "gradual progress and voluntarily reform China's exchange rate regime". The third and final debate between Romney and Obama was held two weeks before election day, on October 23 in Boca Raton, Florida. The topics discussed included a variety of foreign affairs and domestic policy issues. An attempt to apply security through obscurity to protect Romney's voting day smartphone based project ORCA ran aground when the system crashed under the full load of coordinating a nationwide election day effort.
The Romney transition website briefly appeared online on Wednesday November 7, Blogger Taegan Goddard took screenshots  of the site while it was live, showing pages linked from the front page headed "The President-Elect" with details about "The Inauguration" , "Believe in America", "Newsroom", and "Join the Administration". The site had been prepared by Blue Host , a web-hosting company based in Utah , whose owner confirmed that the site had been prepared for Romney. The Romney campaign, in accordance with the Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act, had made extensive pre-election plans for a potential transition, called the "Romney Readiness Project"   should he be elected president.
Former governor of Utah Mike Leavitt was selected in June by Romney to lead the planning for the project, which included a "day plan"   outlining the legislative agenda of the first days of a Romney administration. Leavitt, along with Beth Myers and Bob White , had formed a list of ten candidates for each Cabinet position to aid Romney in making appointments to those positions.
The operation included task forces for transitioning specific areas of the federal government.
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Activities undertaken by the Readiness Project included preparing policy briefings for civil servants at federal agencies, which would be delivered by "parachute teams" following the election; creating a list of candidates to fill the several hundred political appointments made by the President ; coordinating with the Obama administration for the transfer of occupancy of presidential residences, including the White House and the Number One Observatory Circle ; liaising with the United States Armed Forces for the assumption of National Command Authority and launch control of nuclear weapons ; and developing a post-election communications plan, which reportedly included a 1,word victory speech Romney would deliver.
Two additional phases were planned, but were not executed owing to Romney's loss: the "transition phase" and the "hand-off phase," both of which would have occurred post-election and would have culminated in the transition team's plan for the first days following Romney's would-be inauguration as president. The site was built by a Utah-based web development company, SolutionStream. In accordance with the Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of , the project was provided with office space by the General Services Administration GSA beginning in September , two months prior to the election.
In May , the organization formerly responsible for the Romney transition preparation, "R2P", released a report detailing the preparations for a potential Romney administration. Romney announced on January 30, that he would not run for president in and would be "unlikely" to change his mind about it, saying that while he thought he could win the nomination, "one of our next generation of Republican leaders" would be better positioned to win the general election.
During the presidential campaign, Paul Ryan was reported to have considered a possible presidential bid for the election , if President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence do not seek re-election. This could make Ryan the first president from Wisconsin as well as the second House Speaker to later serve as president, the first being James K. Polk in Additionally Ryan would also be the first person since Bob Dole to be nominated for both president and vice president two different elections Dole was the vice presidential nominee in and the presidential nominee in In interviews after the election, Romney said of his loss, "The president's campaign, if you will, focused on giving targeted groups a big gift.
He made a big effort on small things. Robert Draper in the New York Times Magazine summarized interviews with technology savvy young Republicans to conclude that the Romney campaign's inability to understand and use modern technology caused Romney to lose a winnable election. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Presidential campaign. Speaker of the House. Minor parties. Libertarian Party candidates primaries nominee convention Green Party primaries nominee convention Constitution Party nominee convention Justice Party nominee Americans Elect All candidates. Black currently serves as chairman of Total Intelligence Solutions.
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The fact that the guy never had a real job. This is not journalism. Its pushing a candidate based on his left wing ideology. If this is OK Lets discuss Barry's past too. Drug use Rev Wright The bias in this is startling. Tonne05 Party: Conservative. All the jobs that Bain shipped offshore!! That's a big win for willard!!! Same place willard hides his money from his dead beat wife Was willard using drugs while gov. Those would be willard's best buddies Tonne May.
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