Romney pivots after controversies distract campaign
September 20th, 2012
03:27 PM ET
6 years ago

Romney pivots after controversies distract campaign

Washington (CNN) - Republican challenger Mitt Romney tweaked his campaign strategy twice this week in an attempt to refocus the election debate on President Barack Obama's record after controversial remarks that brought criticism from both his Democratic opponent and some GOP colleagues.

Unable to overtake Obama less than seven weeks from Election Day, the former Massachusetts governor and his campaign team have been lambasted by some Republicans for veering away from messaging focused on what they call the president's failed policies and broken promises.


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    Willard, you have more aliases than Billy the Kid. I guess you can be branded as the "Undertaker" because you're taking every republican down with you.

    September 20, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  2. Allen Morehouse

    Mitt Romney will run this country like he runs his campaign – 11mil in debt!

    September 20, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    "I know him personally and I know that he does care," said Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire."

    A bit on the dense side is she? Care? He hasn't given any details yet, making his "if you knew what my plans are, you wouldn't vote for me" statement all that more clearer. His plans don't and never did include the very folks whose votes he was going to need to win. Besides screw them after they voted for him. Fact is, it's becoming ever more apparent he really DOESN'T care - Ms Ayotte of New Hampshire - about America or it's people. Why on earth Republicans thought this man could become President of the United States is beyond reason. Even THEY don't like the man.

    September 20, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Someone should ask Romney which tax loopholes that he would KEEP, since he won't tell us the ones he would eliminate.

    September 20, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  5. RealityBites

    Doesn't matter what Romeny does.., CNN's will continue to march to Obama's drum.

    September 20, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Wow. Rick Perry just said that he believes that the clauses in the Consitution about the separation of church and state are the work of Satan. What's so scarey about that is how the right wing was ranting and raving about Perry last year.

    September 20, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  7. Elle

    Romney can Pivot all he wants, his beliefs are clear. Less regulation on industries that rip off the middle class and poor (remember the mortgage scandal, the banking bail out and the BP oil spill). Fewer taxes for the ultra rich.

    September 20, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. Bill from GA

    " Romney tweaked his campaign strategy "

    How about a full reversal!

    Last week he was bragging about how he would repel 'ObamaCare' on Day One; now it's his GrandBaby, and he LUVS it.

    September 20, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  9. Joan in MS

    This pathetic loser and liar has pivoted so many times that I'm dizzy ...

    September 20, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "Romney pivots after controversies distract campaign"

    Romney continues to flail wildly...more controversies to distract from campaign forthcoming.


    September 20, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  11. A Desperate Situation

    Romney has no ideas just soundbites. He said during his taped fundraiser that if elected he will not have to do anything because the economy is getting better.

    September 20, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  12. kayla

    mitt you look a little constipated

    September 20, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |

    Robmey has more positions than Sen. Vitter's "escorts."

    September 20, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  14. Paul Ernest Show

    Do you call that pivot? That's typical of a camelion. Romney only switches to another of his many colors. He mocked and stood against Hispanic interests, and now he runs to them for saving grace, but no grace shall be accorded to Romney except the grace of using our votes to dismiss his insults.

    September 20, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  15. Deb in MT

    Robmey has more positions than Sen. Vitter's "escorts."
    Or, as I read the other day, HTWW, Romney has more positions than the Kama Sutra.

    September 20, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  16. w l jones

    Look like reality setting in staff member jumping ship before voting even start.

    September 20, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |