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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. “Not because of what anyone else did.”Mitt Romney on Fox News Sunday
Romney cited his failure to win over African-American and Hispanic voters, while also zeroing in on his “47 percent” comments as being detrimental to his bid.
Admitting that it “kills” him not to be President, Romney also had a fewMore >
Mitt Romney’s final vote total in the 2012 presidential election has been tallied, and the Republican challenger received – wait for it – 47 percent of the vote.
Yes, it took this entire time to finalize it (you just didn’t hear about it because it wasn’t close), and Romney came in almost exactly at the 47 percent figure.
47.2 percent to be exact.
Many will find the number appropriate and ironic, as Romney made waves when a secret video of him talking with donors surfaced late in the campaign season.
In the 47 percent video, he said that segment of the country would never voteMore >
It’s all come down to this.
Will Democratic President Barack Obama pull it out and earn another four years in the White House? Or will Republican Mitt Romney be the next Commander-in-Chief?
The 2012 presidential election results will soon tell us the answer.
We’ll be updating this post with the numbers as they come in. For now, and throughout the night, sound off on how you think – and want – this historic night to play out!
U.S. presidential election 2012: Who’d you vote for?Barack Obama-Joe BidenMitt Romney-Paul Ryan View Poll »
With polls tight around the nation, and with the election mere days away, Mitt Romney can take comfort in the new endorsement of a beloved billionaire.
No, not Donald Trump.
C. Montgomery Burns!
The power plant mogul has released a new campaign ad in which he explains that he isn’t concerned about the “47 percent” tape or “the tax returns that Wesley Snipe would call suspicious.” What single Romney-related topic does give Burns pause?
And how will he solve it for the voters? Watch now:Mr. Burns Endorses Mitt Romney
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For all his ridiculous muster, Donald Trump didn’t actually break any news with his supposed Barack Obama bombshell today.
But Gloria Allred may have uncovered something sordid about Mitt Romney, and it’s all based on a testimony the candidate many years ago involving Staples founder Tom Stemberg and his first wife, Maureen.
According to TMZ sources, Maureen alleges that Romney lied under oath when he told a judge Staples was worth noting, labeling the company’s stock as “overvalued” and concluding that he doesn’t place a “great deal of credibility in the forecast of theMore >
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney threw it down in the third and final presidential debate last night, and the celebrity Twitter world was enraptured as always.
Here’s what the stars had to say in 140 characters or less. Or more in many cases:Third Presidential Debate 2012: Obama vs. Romney
Lindsay Lohan: Nice work to both @BarackObama and@mittromney… i’m so relieved that its over. Maybe more than both of you..severe anxiety – God Bless xo L
Samuel L. Jackson: Why do the same A–HOLES continue to follow me in hopes that I’ll recognize their pathetic opinions? Oh, wait I just did!More >
Move over, Gloria Allred. Donald Trump will see your “October surprise” and raise you “gigantic” bombshell about President Barack Obama, which he plans to drop mid-week.
Trump claims whatever he has on the Prez “could swing the election.”
The die hard Republican, who considered running against Obama himself at one point, is planning to reveal the shocker via Twitter at some point on Wednesday, he told Fox News.
What is it, exactly?!
Think about “something very, very big concerning the president of the United States. It’s going to be very big. I know one thing – you willMore >
At a rally Friday, President Barack Obama derided what he calls Mitt Romney’s effort to showcase more moderate positions of late, labeling it a case of “Romnesia.”
“We have got to name this condition he is going through. I think it is called Romnesia. I think that’s what it is called,” said Obama, fighting for his political life.
“Now I’m not a medical doctor. But I do want to go over some of the symptoms with you because I want to make sure nobody else catches it.”
And so he did, in Jeff Foxworthy-esque fashion:Romnesia
Funny? Desperate? Superficial? True? A little ofMore >
During the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama found more common ground than you might think, coming to an agreement on a basic idea:
Shutting Jim Lehrer up.
Watch this skit from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and watch the two candidates go off on the PBS moderator, who was criticized for not controlling the event last week:Romney and Obama vs. Jim Lehrer
Here is the original post: President Obama and Mitt Romney to Jim Lehrer: STFU!
Madonna certainly keeps things lively. At her concert in D.C. this week, she discussed how amazing it is that we have a “black Muslim in the White House” who’s for gay rights.
This is a supporter of the President who rocks an Obama tattoo.Madonna Calls Obama a Muslim
It’s possible, even likely, that Madonna was mocking those who actually think Barack Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya. Then again, birthers aren’t known to appreciate irony.
Better (or worse) yet? Madonna promised to get nude if Obama wins in November! Somewhere, Mitt Romney is getting ready to send out aMore >
From leading the free world at the United Nations General Assembly to leading a political discussion on The View, President Barack Obama had quite an eventful day.
He and First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with the ABC show’s panel today and contrasted his and challenger Mitt Romney‘s differing views on tax policy:Obamas on The View
This is an election year? Who knew. The ladies of The View also asked he thinks the country would fare if Republican opponent Romney were actually elected.
Obama diplomatically replied that America is strong enough to survive any leadership, butMore >
Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, released their 2011 tax returns today. Spoiler alerts: They’re still really rich, and Democrats will call for him to release more!
They paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes on income of $13.7 million, most of it from investments, for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign said.
That’s slightly above the 13.9 percent rate the couple paid for 2010.
The Republican presidential candidate’s taxes have emerged as an ongoing issue in the 2012 election, as he has declined to release any returns filed before 2010.
Romney’s fortune andMore >
Eddie Vedder clearly thinks you can’t find a better man than Barack Obama for President … or at least that he’s a better man for the job than Mitt Romney.
Performing a set of songs at a campaign fundraiser for Obama in South Tampa last night, the Pearl Jam frontman bashed Romney’s 47 percent comments.
“It’s very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population,” Vedder told the audience.
Vedder helped raise $1.7 million Thursday for Obama’s reelection campaign, playing four songs for the president and 85 guests at aMore >
A secretly recorded video has emerged in which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney can be heard apparently disparaging voters – specifically those who support President Barack Obama – at a private dinner with donors.
The GOP nominee can be heard (and seen, albeit far away) positing that “47 percent” of Americans do not pay any income taxes, consider themselves victims, feel entitled to handouts and would never even think about voting for him anyway.
“I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives,” Romney says of Obama’s “hugeMore >
Poor Mitt Romney.
First, it comes out that Nicki Minaj is actually not voting for him in November. Now, in the track “To the World” (off the compilation album “Cruel Summer”), Kanye West takes a shot at the Republican nominee for President by hitting him where it counts:
In Romney’s tax returns.
“Mitt Romney don’t pay no tax,” West decrees in a line from the single, following that quip with: “Mitt Romney don’t pay no tax.”
Yes, again. We think he has a point he wants to make. Listen for yourself:
This isn’t the only time West has been critical of someoneMore >