October 28th, 2010
02:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney teams up with Haley

(CNN) - Mitt Romney was in South Carolina Thursday to campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley.

The former Republican presidential candidate endorsed Haley and donated $42,000 to her campaign earlier this year.

The campaign for Haley's Democratic opponent, Vincent Sheheen was critical of the Romney visit because of the health care law enacted when Romney was governor of Massachusetts.

"Nikki Haley has spent months misleading the voters on Vincent Sheheen's position on mandated healthcare, but brings in the father of mandated health care to campaign with her," Kristin Cobb, Sheheen's communications director said in a statement.

Thursday's visit is the latest stop for Romney who has spent the election season traveling across the country supporting Republican candidates. On Friday he will appear in New Hampshire at rallies for gubernatorial candidate John Stephen and Congressional candidates Charlie Bass and Frank Giunta. Monday he will stump in Rhode Island for John Loughlin, who is running for Congress.

Romney has continued his national presence since his unsuccessful run for president in 2008, and all evidence points to him running for president again in 2012.

-CNN's Peter Hamby and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


Filed under: 2010 • Mitt Romney • Nikki Haley
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. patnamm

    This guy, Romney has no shame in his game.

    October 28, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. MOVEON

    Where is the other side of the story of the Rand Paul supporter/moveon instigator incident. There is now video showing the moveon.org lady trying to shove a sign in the open window of Rand Paul vehicle. It shows the Rand Paul supporters bringing her to the ground for police to arrive. The Paul supporter had his foot on her SHOULDER not her head. When he did give a push down another Rand Paul support made him stop. OK CNN, which side are you on ? You should show both sides to this story. If you do not give it as much attention to the full video as you gave the MOveon supporter who lied about being chased around Rand Pauls vehicle you are nothing but a leftist propaganda machine.

    October 28, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. Cajones Speaking

    Nikki Haley, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell are all MILFS.

    The difference is Haley is a MILF with a BRAIN. I can at least respect her quest for political office even if I wouldn't vote for her. The other 3 are good for only one thing and it at leading.

    October 28, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Danny Cali

    Romney, you pick the wrong candidate for this time and could cause your Presidential 2012.

    October 28, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  5. S. in California Laughing In Anticipation Of How Well Democrats Turnout At The Polls

    Great the Monkey Man is back!

    October 28, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  6. ThinkAgain

    You know what a REALLY interesting pairing would be?

    The Republicans with an idea other than tax cuts for the wealthy to help our country.

    We're waiting ...

    October 28, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. D. Bunker

    More teatard lies and hypocrisy. Of course, it's soooooo common now that hardly anyone is surprised anymore. The mask is off these traitorous corporate lackeys. They have no viable ideas, only a slavish devotion to their failed cult of deregulation, tax cuts for the ultrarich and global unfair trade. They care only about their own personal wealth and furthering the goals of their faceless and nameless corporate backers. They certainly have NO interest whatsoever in helping the average hardworking Main St. American. Vote accordingly.

    October 28, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  8. Larry

    This heir general Rommelny is moving through the US just like the Nazi one did in Europe.

    October 28, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    The list of incompetent 2012 candidates and their "putting their behinds out there for some candidates" is growing and getting ridiculous.
    All that money – $42,000 – you know how many families could use that money and he wastes it on this teatard?
    @moveon – the fact is that a bunch of men bullied, assaulted and stomped on one defenseless woman. I guess you think this is the rethugs way of solving problems? This IS nazi methods. Keep those who don't agree with you silenced by force. Darn that firat amendment that none of them seem to know what it actually says or means.
    I hope you tell the same to faux news when they pick and choose the words of Democrats and the President to spew their hate to their audience of fools so that what is really said is twisted to mean something else.

    October 28, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  10. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans played the "religion" card by not putting Romney on the ticket with John McCain, had they, chances are they would have won. Romney is more qualified than McCain or Palin and one day when Republicans stop playing the religion card against Romney they may gain respect from all religious groups.

    October 28, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    Is it me or is Captain trying to channel the power from his magic undies to cast a spell to hynotize the zombie Teatard crowd in that picture? "Boogity boogity hocus pocus, stare at my do and lose your focus..."

    October 28, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    Is it me or is Captain Salon-Selects trying to channel the power from his magic undies to cast a spell to hynotize the zombie Teatard crowd in that picture? "Boogity boogity hocus pocus, stare at my do and lose your focus..."

    October 28, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  13. keepstufingthis

    To all liberals, hope you all enjoyed the "summer of prosperity" as much as the rest of us did. Love the one who demeans and degrade with "teatards" "traintorous corporate lackeys" that obviously pays no taxes yet calls those of us who do names in true liberal fashion. Chickens coming home to roost on November 3rd, go smoke another joint and watch more Oprah.

    October 28, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "Nikki Haley, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell are all MILFS.
    The difference is Haley is a MILF with a BRAIN. I can at least respect her quest for political office even if I wouldn't vote for her. The other 3 are good for only one thing and it at leading."

    Oh, I beg to differ. None of them are good for anything....and after 20 seconds of listening to any of them speak and the "ideas" that they have under their tinfoil hats, I'm pretty sure that they're no good for what you're insinuating either. In fact, I daresay that they are prime examples of why little GOPers grow up to be big GOPers who believe women should be quiet, submissive and speak only when spoken to.

    October 28, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |