The U.S. is a country that likes to be taken seriously. It’s also a country that just spent upwards of a year and $5 billion on elections that achieved almost nothing. While the politics industry was consumed by urgent, domestic concerns -- can you believe that Mitt Romney wants an elevator for his cars? -- a few things were happening overseas. Meltdown in Europe. Political collapse in Japan. Civil war in Syria. Scandals, slowdown and a leadership change in China.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney went on the offense today over secretly videotaped remarks he made earlier this year, continuing an effort to transform the campaign distraction into a broader debate about the role of government.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he’ll reduce the number of deductions and exemptions for high-income taxpayers, while declining to say which ones he would get rid of as part of his plan.
The vice presidential choices of Barack Obama and John McCain were revealed on Fridays. The news of running mates for Al Gore and George W. Bush leaked out on Mondays. And John Kerry announced John Edwards on a Tuesday.
In the closing stretch of a campaign in which he has seldom uttered the word “Mormon,” Mitt Romney is opening up about his faith as he strives to present a more textured self-portrait to undecided voters.
Mitt Romney spent his first full day as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee making a direct appeal to women, part of an effort to repair the political damage caused by a combative primary contest.
After spending years chasing the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney is preparing for the biggest speech of his political career, an address that aims to give voters a more personal look at him.