No ideal tea party candidate
February 21st, 2012
06:07 PM ET
3 years ago

No ideal tea party candidate

(CNN) – The motto for the organization Tea Party Patriots is "100% Grassroots, 100% of the time."

And to keep that philosophy, the group's co-founder Mark Meckler recently paid a visit to Cincinnati. Ohio's primary is part of "Super Tuesday," meaning the Buckeye State has seen its share of the Republican presidential contenders.

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Filed under: Tea Party movement
Santorum and Satan – the devil is in the details
February 21st, 2012
05:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum and Satan – the devil is in the details

Washington (CNN) - A 2008 speech by Rick Santorum at Ave Maria University is making waves this week, in large part because Santorum said Satan had his sights set on America and the country was facing spiritual warfare.

The speech came at the beginning of the academic year at the Catholic university in Florida. At that point, the 2008 presidential campaign was in full swing. Then-candidate Barack Obama had recently made a statement about abortion and the issue of deciding when life began, which he said was above his pay grade.

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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Strident attacks continue on eve of GOP debate
February 21st, 2012
05:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Strident attacks continue on eve of GOP debate

(CNN) - On the eve of the last debate before crucial primaries, Republican presidential challengers Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich battled for conservative support by targeting President Barack Obama in increasingly strident attacks Tuesday.

Santorum told a crowd in Arizona, which will hold its primary with Michigan on February 28, that Obama and liberals consider the U.S. Constitution an out-of-date document for modern times.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
Ann Romney embraces Pinterest
February 21st, 2012
04:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Ann Romney embraces Pinterest

Washington (CNN) - Ann Romney has pinned herself a new role in her husband's presidential campaign.

The wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently began using the social media site Pinterest. The official Mitt Romney Twitter feed drew attention to the site Tuesday by posting, "Ann's way ahead of me on this one – check out her Pinterest page here pinterest.com/annromney/."

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Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney • Mitt Romney • Social Media • Social Networking
February 21st, 2012
04:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum: 'I am not a manager. I am not a visionary.'

Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) – Rick Santorum dismissed the fundamental rationale for Mitt Romney's candidacy on Tuesday, arguing that the country needs a leader who understands fundamental American values - not just a turnaround artist.

"I am not a manager," Santorum said. "I am not a visionary. I am a guy from a steel town who grew up understanding what made this country great."

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Romney previews tax proposals in economic speech
February 21st, 2012
04:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney previews tax proposals in economic speech

Shelby Township, Michigan (CNN) - Mitt Romney said he would unveil an economic plan to tackle federal spending and entitlement programs and propose a "flatter, fairer and simpler" tax code in a policy speech on Friday in Detroit.

The speech could give Romney the opportunity to emphasize his financial bona fides and rally the party's fiscal conservatives as he attempts to win over supporters of former Sen. Rick Santorum.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes
CNN/Time Poll: All tied up in Arizona
February 21st, 2012
04:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN/Time Poll: All tied up in Arizona

Mesa, Arizona (CNN) – On the eve of the final Republican presidential debate before primaries in Arizona and Michigan, as well as the 10 Super Tuesday states, a new survey indicates that Rick Santorum may be closing the gap with Mitt Romney in the Grand Canyon State.

According to a CNN/Time/ORC International poll released Tuesday, 36% of people likely to vote in Arizona's February 28th GOP presidential primary say they're backing Romney as their party's nominee, with 32% supporting Santorum. The former Massachusetts governor's four point margin over the former senator from Pennsylvania is within the survey's sampling error, meaning they are basically tied for the top spot.

See full results (pdf)

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/Time poll • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
February 21st, 2012
04:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN/Time/ORC Poll – February 17-20 – Arizona

TOPICS: Arizona GOP primary

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
BLITZER'S BLOG: How many times will the tables turn between now and November?
February 21st, 2012
03:47 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: How many times will the tables turn between now and November?

Mesa, Arizona (CNN) – Things appear to be moving in the right direction for President Obama and his re-election drive – at least a bit.

The unemployment rate has been steadily going down in recent months.

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February 21st, 2012
02:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Tackling social issues, Romney hits Obama's 'secular agenda'

Shelby Township, Michigan (CNN) – Campaigning in advance of the crucial Michigan primary, Mitt Romney attacked President Obama Tuesday for pursuing a "secular agenda" during a wide-ranging town hall meeting that veered into social issues the GOP candidate often skirts.

For many weeks Romney has largely eschewed the town hall format in favor of controlled rallies or business round table meetings - and indeed, the questions he fielded from audience members in Shelby, Michigan were not in Romney's economic wheelhouse but on topics such as abortion, religious freedom and aid for the mentally disabled.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michigan • Mitt Romney
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