TIME revisits Romney
January 5th, 2012
03:17 PM ET
2 years ago

TIME revisits Romney

(CNN) - Time Magazine is putting presidential contender Mitt Romney on its cover again, a month after a Time cover with Romney's photo asked "Why don't they like me?"

The latest cover, coming the week Romney won the Iowa caucuses by 8 votes, asks, "So you like me now?"

In his editor's letter, Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel writes: "This week, in the wake of Romney's razor-thin win in Iowa, we've updated and revised the question, using the other half of the same portrait of Romney. The first cover got a lot of attention, not least from Governor Romney himself, who began annotating the cover for those who asked him to sign it. Now the voters in New Hampshire and beyond can answer the question for themselves."

Read his full editor's letter here. The magazine hits newsstands Friday.


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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Sid Prejean

    CNN.com Headline was "Santorum Defends Remarks". Keep that handy, you'll be using it frequently in the next month. Maybe three weeks.

    January 5, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. cisco4

    Ronney don't like us.. at all.. since he is agaisnt the new Consumer Protection agency.. But he sure likes his business people and downsizing and cutting jobs and his big bucks friends..Right?

    January 5, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  3. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    "Why don't they like me?"
    ===================

    Was expecting to see Obama's picture not Mitt's! Obama approval rating is below 50% and he loses in a head to head match with Romney? Gee, could Time magazine have political agenda here??? No wonder they are going out of business. Pedaling left wing progaganda as "journalism".

    January 5, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  4. To tell the truth

    the right question he shud ask is "why do I flip-flop?" Can I ever be trusted?

    January 5, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    "So you like me now?"

    No, and I NEVER will. Does this answer your question?

    And by the way shouldn't it read: So do you like me now?

    January 5, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    No, nobody likes you but they have to hold their noses and pick you. i wonder how he is going to get through until November 2012 fighting his "twin" in so many issues!
    Should be interesting!!!

    January 5, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  7. Phil in KC

    I like that they have a certain sense of humor about the whole thing. Same for Mitt – that he was willing to sign copies that asked why people don't like him.

    January 5, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  8. Tom

    The two faces of Mitt Romney – how appropriate.

    January 5, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. funny

    Nice one, Sid. :)

    January 5, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  10. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    It is big fun watching the Rove wingnuts cram Romney down the teabaggers' and Ron Paulbots' throats. Something has to give.

    January 5, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  11. Thomas

    Not then , Not Now !
    When I see the faces of brave young women and men who fought so bravely overseas. Some who returned wounded and some who never returned alive. And those that returned looking to find civilian jobs to restore a normal life.

    Then I see Mitt Romney and his five sons who avoided voluntary military service to help there father's campaign.

    Next time we go looking for WMDs , I hope we think before we act.

    Men like Romney only think of capital gain , not capital loss in regards to others.

    Mitt must have been in a meeting when JFK said , don't ask what your country can do for you , ask what you can do for your country. Mitt needs to teach that to his children before he asks that of mine.

    January 5, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  12. Mom to 3

    2012 will come down to a choice between two ideaologies. Do Americans still believe that giving the ultra-wealthy more tax cuts while cutting things that the Middle Class rely on like Social Security and education funding will create jobs and result in "trickle down" wealth? Do Americans believe that our current problems are due to regulations (only the ones that effect corporations) and taxes or do Americans believe that our current problems are caused by a lack of demand/comsumer spending created by stagnating Middle Class wages and increased costs (healthcare, gas, food)? If you believe giving the wealthy more tax cuts and getting rid of regulations (most of which keep consumers safe and protect our air and water) will solve our country's problems vote for the GOP. If you believe that no matter how many tax cuts they get, corporations simply are not going to hire until there is more demand for their products and that demand is simply not going to be there until the Middle Class has some relief, vote for President Obama and the Democrats. OBAMA 2012

    January 5, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  13. Tony

    Romney got 30,021 votes in the Iowa caucus in 2008. In 2012, he got 30,015 votes. Do people like Romney now? No.

    January 5, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  14. Mitt Romney - He`ll say Anything to Get Elected

    To know you is to love you. Nobody knows you because you have multi-decade history of being all sides of many major issues.

    There is no hiding the truth Mitt, the TeaPublicans HATE YOU. You can`t excite them and they will never trust you.

    January 5, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  15. ed peters

    Sorry Mitt, but the truth is that "Nobody Likes You, still!"..

    January 5, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    No, They still don't like you, they are quite obviously and hopelessly desperate. Thus, your newfound, enigmatic popularity.

    January 5, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    The Neocon Robot's programming appears to be stuck in an endless loop:

    Do you buy my garbage now?
    Do you buy my garbage now?
    Do you buy my garbage now?
    Do you buy my garbage now?
    Do you buy my garbage now?
    Do you buy my garbage now?

    January 5, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  18. vote the Tea Party out in 2012

    @ truth and nothing but the truth...

    I think from the stuff you post here your handle should be "truth and everything BUT the truth"
    Every poll I have seen shows Obama leading each GOP hopeful even though I will say it's closer when it comes to Mitt. His approval rating is right at 49 to 50% which is MUCH higher than the GOP in Congress and Congress as a whole. The nation still thinks the Democrats have a better plan to fix the economy than the Republicans and after the last fiasco in Congress before the holidays the GOP's approval rating has fallen even lower. Of course if you get your "facts" from right wing radio and FoxNews then you can post the ones that you claim are true. As far as Mitt goes he got LESS votes this year in Iowa than in 2008 and still can't climb above 25% which is sad for a frontrunner. In fact they are having a big 'pow wow" down here in Texas in a week or so to try to figure out how to get RID of him...and these are right wing GOPers that are doing it. TRUE FACTS!!

    January 5, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  19. PT

    No sir. It is still the same. Why should I like you now? because you have won by 8 votes?????

    January 5, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  20. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    TIME has made my day. One cover shows one side of Willard and the other cover shows the FLIPside of Willard.*pun intended.* Willard, they just don't like you. They never have and never will. You said in 2002 that you're a moderate. That may have something to do with it Willard.

    January 5, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  21. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    vote the Tea Party out in 2012 - The nation still thinks the Democrats have a better plan to fix the economy than the Republicans
    ===================================================================================
    REALLY??? Is that why the American people rewarded the Democrats so richly in 2010 by voting them OUT of office in record numbers????

    And as for poll numbers, I haven't seen ANY that show Obama winning against Romney. And this is before Romney starts to dismantle Obama and showcase his record o fdismal failure.

    BTW, Obama will be running against ROMNEY, not the Congress. The American are NOT stupid, well maybe Obama voters are if they buy into this line of BS. Of course, these are the same people that thought the Democrats were going to maintain control of the House and then ended up losing in record numbers. silly, silly delusional children...

    January 5, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  22. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    "REALLY??? Is that why the American people rewarded the Democrats so richly in 2010 by voting them OUT of office in record numbers????

    REALLY??? Do you even know what year this is? Have you even noticed how your GOBP deathcult is standing squarely in opposition to TWO THIRDS OF AMERICA (including two thirds of the 1%ers) who want to end the Bush tax cuts for the filthy rich and impose the millionaire's surtax? You honestly believe the American people support a deathcult pretending to be a political party when that deathcult cares only for the greedy and not the needy? If so, I have some swampland in Florida I think you'll be interested in.

    January 5, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    "Obama approval rating is below 50% and he loses in a head to head match with Romney? "

    Inventing poll results in your head now? Even Rasmussen, GOP/Teatroll poll skewer extraordinaire, is only reporting a tie. Most poll shave Obama winning and a few others have the tie. The poll averages have Obama ahead by 2-3 points against Mittens. Facts matter.

    January 5, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    "And as for poll numbers, I haven't seen ANY that show Obama winning against Romney."

    Here...since you seem to be incapable of using Google:

    Rasmussen Reports 1/3 – 1/4 42 42 Tie
    CNN/Opinion Research 12/16 – 12/18 52 45 Obama +7
    PPP (D) 12/16 – 12/18 45 47 Romney +2
    ABC News/Wash Post 12/15 – 12/18 47 47 Tie
    USA Today/Gallup 12/15 – 12/18 50 48 Obama +2
    Reuters/Ipsos 12/8 – 12/12 48 40 Obama +8
    Associated Press/GfK 12/8 – 12/12 47 46 Obama +1
    NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 12/7 – 12/11 47 45 Obama +2
    FOX News 12/5 – 12/7 44 42 Obama +2
    AVERAGE Obama 46.9 Mittens 44.7 Obama +2.2

    Now go get a clue.

    January 5, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  25. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Truth and Nothing but the Truth:
    My question remains unaswered by you: What war did Obama START? Bush II STARTED the Iraq War, and the Afghanistan War. Bush I STARTED the Gulf War. What war did Obama seek permission from Congress to START?
    And yes STARTING a war and having to send additional troops to an already EXISTING war is quite different.

    January 5, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
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