Romney arrives as condensed GOP convention kicks into high gear
August 28th, 2012
11:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney arrives as condensed GOP convention kicks into high gear

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney officially clinched the GOP presidential nomination on Tuesday to move a step closer in his five-year quest for the White House.

To roaring cheers at the Republican National Convention in the packed Tampa Bay Times Forum, the delegation from New Jersey put Romney above the 1,144-delegate threshold, ensuring he will be the GOP challenger to President Barack Obama in November.

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • Republican National Convention
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  1. WILLARD MILTON ROMNEY IS A COWARD & TAX EVADER

    A picture is worth a thousand words. I wonder was that kid's Polo shirt Made In China like the U.S. Olympics Team uniforms.

    August 28, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. DENNA

    What a nice looking family. The Romneys appear to be very soilid, nice people. However, I am not sure that they can appreciate what the ordinary American is going through now. I would feel a lot better if he would seriously outlne his plans for America. I would rather not wait until afer the election to find out what his real plans are. America, never, ever buy a horse wearing a blanket. Romneys smile and folksy ways are that blanket. He needs to be straight with us.

    August 28, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. Yes, but....

    If Samuel L. Jackson had his way Tampa would be underwater and the Republicans and the Romneys would be bloated bodies floating in the ocean.

    Pathetic.

    August 28, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    Good thing they didn't leg that kid ride in acrate on top of his private jet.
    WHO CARES? I see wifey is going to use a TelePrompTef so from now on, AGAIN, be quiet sheen the President uses his.
    Hypocrites in this family are a dime a dozen.

    August 28, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    WILLARD MILTON ROMNEY IS A COWARD & TAX EVADER

    A picture is worth a thousand words. I wonder was that kid's Polo shirt Made In China like the U.S. Olympics Team uniforms.
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    it may have been but it's also a US Polo Team shirt.....how typical...the "we're one of you" family sporting clothes bearing the image of the "sport of Kings".......Let them eat cake

    August 28, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  6. DENNA

    @ – Yes, but....- If Samuel L. Jackson had his way Tampa would be underwater and the Republicans and the Romneys would be bloated bodies floating in the ocean.

    Pathetic
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    Wow. Is Samuel L. Jackson God? When did that happen? The GOP Convention was never in danger. Those fools have best of everything. Stop drinking. It's too early.

    August 28, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  7. Yes, but....

    "Wow. Is Samuel L. Jackson God? When did that happen? The GOP Convention was never in danger. Those fools have best of everything. Stop drinking. It's too early."

    I don't drink.
    Samuel L. Jackson may have (with his ill advised tweet) turned enough votes to Romney from the Tampa area to make sure that he wins Florida in November.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you Mr. Jackson.

    August 28, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. kayla

    I wonder whats' in their mind? lol, they must think they are royalties rothfl

    August 28, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "Samuel L. Jackson may have (with his ill advised tweet) turned enough votes to Romney from the Tampa area to make sure that he wins Florida in November."

    Hahahahahaa. Take off the tinfoil hat. NOBODY REALLY CARES WHAT HE TWEETED.

    August 28, 2012 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  10. charles

    Robmey is trying to steal Obama and wife style whenever alerting from Air force One but still he looks so stiff, not natural. Trying so hard to look human, i mean normal. His grandson wearing made in the communist China polo t shirt. Its hypocritical to accuse communist China whilst everything we wear from underwear to hats, food,whose,utensils etc.

    August 28, 2012 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. Mikey

    @Yes, but... "Samuel L. Jackson may have (with his ill advised tweet) turned enough votes to Romney from the Tampa area to make sure that he wins Florida in November. Thank you, thank you, thank you Mr. Jackson."
    ***********************************************************************
    His tweet was terrible on several levels, but do you really think it's going to move votes. Then how about all the horrible things said by Ted Nugent, Hank Williams, Jr, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Michele Bachmann, Allen West, and a host of other fine upstanding Republicans.

    August 28, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    You can't see it in the picture, but Rafalca is in a horsey kennel on the top of the plane.

    August 28, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  13. The Unsub

    I can't wait to see Ron Paul and his supporters shut the place down!

    August 28, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  14. cali girl

    Sniffit, I chocked on my salad, but luckily recovered.
    The plane was no typical plane, but a private jet with horse quarters in the 2/3 of the back.

    August 28, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  15. mig

    I want to see the Romney tax returns. These people are hiding things from the people they want to elect them.Why not show"us people"your income tax returns? They must have a lot of untaxed money in those Swiss bank accounts.

    August 28, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  16. SuperD

    You Liberals make me sick with your Romney bashing. First of all, John Kerry who was the nominee back in 2004, he was rich as hell, but the difference between Romney and Kerry is Romney EARNED his money.

    All your "you're rich so you can't relate" comments is just another example of hypocrisy and down right stupid remarks from all you dunderheads who just can't wait to double down on another 4 years of Socialism.

    Get a clue!

    August 28, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  17. mig

    Lets not have short memories when we go to vote.Remember the Romneys won't show us their income tax returns.Doesn't anyone remember that the first Bush's son Neal was one of the people heavily involved in the savings and loan disasters in the 80's but we elected two of them anyway as president and one of them as a governor of Florida.Haven't "you people "had enough of their ilk." You people" made a big mistake putting those Tea Party Dopes in the house in 2010 and they've taken the whole Republican party so far to the right they make Hitler look like Carl Marx.

    August 28, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  18. Yes, but....

    "His tweet was terrible on several levels, but do you really think it's going to move votes."

    Yep, I sure do and I will tell you why. Wishing a disaster upon a community like what happened to New Orleans after Hurricane Katina goes way beyond a personal attack on a political figure. I have relatives who live in that area and to say they were offended by the comment is an understatement. There are a large number of independent voters in the Tampa Bay area, it is the battleground for Florida.

    The next time the Super bowl is held in Tampa, Mr. Samuel L. Jackson may want to stay home and watch it on television.
    The "angry black man" act that he does may play well in Hollywood but it might get him in trouble in Tampa.

    August 28, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |