In his first extensive interview since losing the Presidential election to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney told Chris Matthews this morning that he only has himself to blame for not taking the White House. “I lost my election because of my campaign,” Romney said on Fox News Sunday
In 2000, Al Gore earned 500,000 more votes than George W. Bush, yet lost the presidency. In 2004, Bush won by 3 million, but 60,000 more Ohio votes would’ve elected John Kerry.
While President Obama accuses his opponent of Romnesia , Republicans are pouncing on Obama for saying the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi were not “optimal.” In an interview with Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, the host used that word first, regarding the administration’s response to the tragedy in Libya earlier this fall. Obama then responded that anytime four Americans die, it’s not optimal. Watch: Optimal Republican V.P
Rush Limbaugh, asserting that President Barack Obama spends too much time courting celebrities for campaign cash and endorsements during times of financial hardship for average Americans, referred to him as “Barack Kardashian.” The White House responded in kind. “Two words: Donald Trump. Next question,” said Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, when asked about Limbaugh’s most recent ridicule of his boss.
Women’s rights activists are leading a “Rock the Slut Vote” online effort to register women to vote and cast their ballots against Republicans in 2012. The name is a reference to Rush Limbaugh’s use of the word to describe law student Sandra Fluke, who testified before Congress in support of contraceptives. “If the GOP thinks throwing the word ‘slut’ at us at this point is going to silence women, they have another thing coming,” said Susan McMillan Emry, the site’s founder.
A federal judge told jurors in the John Edwards trial that they must continue deliberating, just moments after the jury announced a verdict – on one of six counts. The courtroom was briefly thrown into confusion this afternoon in Greensboro, N.C. All sides were told a verdict had been reached, but once in court, the jury announced it had only reached a unanimous verdict on Count 3 of the indictment.
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum suspended his White House bid on Tuesday, all but ceding the Republican presidential nomination to rival Mitt Romney. “We made a decision over the weekend that while this presidential race for us is over for me, and we will suspend our campaign effective today,” he said.