Romney clinches GOP presidential nomination
August 28th, 2012
05:41 PM ET
6 years ago

Romney clinches GOP presidential nomination

(CNN) - Mitt Romney officially clinched the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday when a majority of delegates to the Republican National Convention supported his candidacy. Romney's formal nomination will take place Thursday.

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  1. 2008-2016

    How is this "Breaking News?" Did anyone doubt that MIttens is there man?

    August 28, 2012 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  2. 8.3% unemployment - Over 8% 42 Straight months and the Obama Jobs DEPRESSION continues unabated

    And so the beginning of America's REAL RECOVERY begins....

    August 28, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  3. Tyrone

    Heym Mitt congrats, By the way many black elders are their out of 14 Million Lds members?? Mitt says thats easy, 0 They can not be based on the color of their skin. Does America really want this kind of Bigot as Commander in Chief????

    August 28, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  4. just sayin

    > Tyrone - Does America really want this kind of Bigot as Commander in Chief????

    no, which is why obama will get the boot in november. we don't need a black racist either.

    August 28, 2012 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    Mitt Romney "STEALS" GOP nomination. Isn't that what really happened?

    August 28, 2012 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  6. WiredweirdinSF

    Did not take long for the campaign of hate and deceit to attack did it. Already the racist card played by those dope addicted welfare frauds, the sexist them being constantly played by those who attacked Sarah Palin so viciously, and of course the old Repulbican will take away your Social Security. All of the old familiar democrat liberal lies are in play already. Obama's campaign of devisiveness and deceit is on. He can't run on his record of failure, so attack the solutions, and the mind numbed libertards go along with it because the corrupt union bosses and the liberally biased media tell them to.

    August 28, 2012 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  7. John

    Romney- Ryan ticket is too fiscally liberal, too big government more of status quo red Democrat policies. I will be writing in Ron Paul for President. So Obama wins, either way we lose. Fiscal collapse will come sooner that way. Ron Paul has a plan. No one else does.

    August 28, 2012 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  8. hmm

    now that you have secured the nomination, how about THAT tax return?

    August 28, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  9. Ryan/Romney Kill Medicare Team 2012

    Mitt Romney "Welfare Ads" are a lie and racial politics will fail in 2012. Romney = Goldwater

    August 28, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  10. ABCorrection

    Nice try, Tyrone. There are more than 300,000 members of the LDS church alone in Africa. And many of them are "Elders". Add that to the more than 150,000 black Mormons in U.S. as well, not to mention those in the Caribbean, Brazil, and elsewhere. It may not fit your narrative, but those are the facts.

    August 28, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  11. truth hurts

    Obama Incompetence/Failure vs. Romney Competence/Success

    Seriously America, this isn't a choice so much as it is a sanity test.

    August 28, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  12. Larry L

    @8.3% unemployment – Over 8% 42 Straight months and the Obama Jobs DEPRESSION continues unabate
    When the right-wing pays you to post do you get paid per posting or is it based on some metric. It's quite clearly not based on accuracy, humor or logic. Maybe it's some measurement of your potential appeal to the bigoted and ill-informed voter. If so, you should be making a killing!

    August 28, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  13. ziegfeldf

    Whew! It's about time; the tension was killing me!

    Which of the many manifestations of Mitt Romney did they nominate?

    August 28, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  14. PJ

    And they snubbed Ron Paul and his delegates all the way through the counting. This according to Wolf Blitzer.
    As they said "pretty petty" of them not to announce the delegate votes for Paul. Not that I care about either
    one, but more evidence of how anyone who dares to challenge Romney will be treated.

    August 28, 2012 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  15. Romney Hood's a FRAUD

    Who cares. Everyone knows the guy is a bigot and a liar. Just look to his welfare ads for proof. Too bad he's not half the man his father was. George Romney....I could have voted for. But not that fraudulent little brat, willard.

    August 28, 2012 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  16. Romney Hood's a FRAUD

    Romney Hood will NEVER be POTUS. He's even trying to divide America along age lines. If you're 55 or older and paid into social security, vote for Romney and your benefits won't change. But, if you're 54 and have paid in to social security all your life, you can plan on paying for your own healthcare. LOL We'll just balance that budget in 2040. Don't worry seniors, Willard never goes back on his word... If he says something, you can take that to the bank. LOL

    August 28, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  17. Name Ninfa

    Is the GOP so blind as to not see that the REAL problem is their own responsibility? Are you people that shallow and transparent? Give the Americal people a break! The Bush administration (father AND son) put this country in peril! President Obama is doing his best to reverse the damage! Wake up!!!!

    August 28, 2012 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  18. Helena Montana

    No Thank you! I'm voting for President Obama & Vice President Biden. Real men who care about women. Romney/Ryan will take us back to the 1950's!

    August 28, 2012 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  19. Wake up People!

    Now come on Paulbots and go vote for Willard. You know you are.....

    August 28, 2012 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  20. Helena Montana

    It's Obama/Biden for me! No way would I ever vote for Romney/Ryan they'll take women back to the 1950's! No Thank you.

    August 28, 2012 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  21. the Situation

    truth hurts

    Obama Incompetence/Failure vs. Romney Competence/Success

    Seriously America, this isn't a choice so much as it is a sanity test.

    August 28, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |

    Funny that Mitts has been trying to run faster than Usain Bolt away from his record as Govenor. Yeah, Job Create, that why when he left office, without facing the voters again, Massachusetts was in the high to mid 30's in job creation and 3rd last in the nation when he left.

    August 28, 2012 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  22. Ninfa

    America is not black and white! There are shades of red, brown, yellow, etc. America is a melting pot. A conglomerate of all people. There isn't room for conservative narrow-minded thinking. What happened to the saying that 'change is good'? Or was that just a cliche? Maybe one day the GOP will be a cliche.

    August 28, 2012 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  23. cali girl

    So what. As if we didn't know. Thank you Paul supporters for standing up for yourself even though the dirt bags of the GOP sat you in the nose bleed section.

    August 28, 2012 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  24. kayla

    among the blind the one eyed man is king. look at the other candidates, the repugs could not do better.

    August 28, 2012 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  25. Suzanne

    Well, big whoop! That's breaking news if I ever read it. Now, maybe Mitt can actually SAY something concrete that he plans to do....he so reminds me a sleazy used car salesman (with my apologies to most good used car salesmen).

    August 28, 2012 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
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