Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Republican’s Easter vacation in California sparked renewed debate over his show of affluence.
Mitt Romney and family played in the surf near their La Jolla, CA, home over the Easter weekend, prompting renewed scrutiny of his wealthy lifestyle. Though Rick Santorum's exit from the presidential race Tuesday practically guarantees Romney the GOP nomination, the former Massachusetts governor's repeated gaffes on the campaign trail -- such as saying he had friends who owned NASCAR teams or telling a "humorous" story about his father firing factory workers -- have led some to accuse him of being out of touch with working Americans. The perception could hurt him in Georgia, where the unemployment rate of 9.2 percent is significantly higher than the national average. On Monday, the Obama administration signaled that Romney's 13.9-percent …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
POLL: What gave Romney the edge?
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is looking like the frontrunner for the GOP as he beat out Rick Santorum. According to reports this week, the Republican National Committee announced it would start raising money jointly with the Romney campaign. A strong sign considering they typically stay out of the primary until an official candidate is announced. Santorum was not even on the ballot in D.C., and after the poll numbers tonight, he is showing no intentions of pulling back yet. A Washington Post report showed Santorum rating high in Wisconsin with the lower income population of voters. In Maryland he scored higher with voters under the age of 45, whereas Romney rated higher with voters over the age of 45. Got something to say about …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Iowa, New Hampshire have outsize influence on the selection of party candidates. Have better idea?
Conventional wisdom holds that Mitt Romney will get a major bump toward the GOP presidential nomination by winning yesterday’s primary in New Hampshire. His rivals have conceded him first. But should small states carry this much clout in picking party nominees? Would a national primary be better? Meanwhile, you can get a grass-roots view of New Hampshire voting by visiting any of the 10 Patch sites in the Granite State: Sorry, no Dixville Notch Patch.