President Barack Obama drew praise from one of Republican Mitt Romney’s top backers for the government’s response to the Atlantic superstorm as both candidates tried to navigate the politics of a natural disaster with the election one week away.
Charlie Black, a veteran Republican strategist and adviser to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, criticized “phony antitrust suits” at an event co-sponsored by Google Inc., a lobbying client whose competitive practices are under U.S. investigation.
When the storm clouds clear, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party will face a compressed political convention that will make the task of balancing biography and criticism of President Barack Obama more difficult.
Mitt Romney, seeking to contain the political damage from the release of secretly recorded remarks to donors in which he dismissed 47 percent of Americans as government-dependent “victims,” said those comments reflect “a message I am carrying day in and day out” in his campaign.
Anxious that Democrats are gaining an edge with voters, Republicans are pressuring Mitt Romney to reveal more about his income taxes and his record at Bain Capital LLC as his campaign strategists weigh how to respond.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision not to seek the presidency removes one of the last lingering questions surrounding the Republican presidential field just three months before the first round of voting is to begin.
Mitt Romney’s double-barreled victory in the Arizona and Michigan primaries yesterday gave him a burst of momentum in the Republican presidential race as the contest shifts to Southern states and Ohio, where his appeal among evangelical and working class voters will be tested anew.
It was supposed to have been a big moment for Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota -- headlining a Republican dinner in Des Moines, Iowa’s largest city, ahead of a potential presidential campaign announcement next month.
They’ve helped squelch Rick Perry’s poll surge and fuel Herman Cain’s rise. They’ve given Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum platforms for their financially strapped candidacies. They’ve boosted Mitt Romney’s efforts to cast himself as the most electable Republican.