Can Mitt Romney’s evangelical ambassador seal the deal before Election Day?
Mark DeMoss and Mitt Romney at Liberty University, where Romney delivered the commencement address in May.
September 2nd, 2012
12:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Can Mitt Romney’s evangelical ambassador seal the deal before Election Day?

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – The task of selling a Mormon presidential candidate to evangelical America has fallen to a public relations man who’s not even getting paid for what may be the toughest sales job of his career.

For six years, Mark DeMoss has served as Mitt Romney’s unofficial evangelical ambassador, making the case that born-again Christians should help elect the first Mormon to the White House.

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Filed under: President Obama • Religion
Better off? Dems not so sure
September 2nd, 2012
12:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Better off? Dems not so sure

(CNN) - Republicans, hoping to convince voters that a still-stumbling economy is reason enough to change presidents, repeatedly ask: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

Democrats on Sunday seemed wary of answering, saying that while the economy has improved markedly, the situation remains dire for many Americans.
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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • President Obama
September 2nd, 2012
10:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney camp: We talked war before convention

Washington (CNN) – The absence of any remarks on the war in Afghanistan during Mitt Romney's convention speech - cited as a major omission by Democrats - is countered by his speech to the American Legion the day before, Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said Sunday.

"Gov. Romney thought it was a privilege to be speaking to people who had served so nobly and in that speech, he talked about Afghanistan," Fehrnstrom told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • TV-State of the Union
September 2nd, 2012
10:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Gibbs: No 'disappointment' among 2008 supporters, though enthusiasm lags

Washington (CNN) – Republicans' attempts to target disillusioned supporters of President Barack Obama won't work, a top adviser to the president said Sunday.

"I don't think that there is voter disappointment," Robert Gibbs, an Obama campaign senior adviser, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "The voters understand that we have been through a traumatic economic experience in the country, unlike anything that we have ever seen."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Robert Gibbs
Obama: No offense taken at Eastwood speech
September 2nd, 2012
09:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama: No offense taken at Eastwood speech

(CNN) – President Barack Obama said in an interview published Sunday he took no offense at Clint Eastwood's prime-time address at the Republican National Convention, in which the legendary actor and director posed questions to an empty chair, which he said represented the Democratic incumbent.

"One thing about being president or running for president - if you're easily offended, you should probably choose another profession," Obama told USA Today.
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On the Trail: September 2, 2012
September 2nd, 2012
07:32 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: September 2, 2012

(CNN) - After a few days of campaigning following last week's Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan spend the days off the trail Sunday. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama campaigns in Colorado and Vice President Joe Biden hits campaign stops in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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