November 6th, 2012
08:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney breaks tradition with Election Day campaigning

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) – Mitt Romney will not spend the final hours of the presidential race in his hometown, as is traditional for a candidate, but instead will embark upon a last-minute push for votes in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The two Election Day campaign stops, which were added to the schedule Monday afternoon, cap off a campaign season of upheaval, unconventional moves and late-in-the-game surges that make Tuesday's outcome difficult to predict.

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soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Tradition? I thought Election Day campaigning was illegal.

    November 6, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  2. Donkey Party

    Desperation at its worst.

    November 6, 2012 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  3. Anthony

    Remember, Romney also broke the tradition started by his father, George Romney, that presidential candidates release their tax returns. This is a candidate who asks American people to trust him, on faith, because he will give us the details after the election. No thanks. Obama/Biden 2012.

    November 6, 2012 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  4. keith

    And breaking even more with tradition, after Romney loses he will continue to campaign tomorrow, hoping to build support for his eventual run in 2016. Always a brides maid, never a bride. Mitt Romney: Presidential Campaigner

    November 6, 2012 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  5. Borderless

    Romney got my vote. My conscience is clear. Dreading to see the buyer's remorse after Obama is re-elected.

    November 6, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  6. 4moreyears

    Instead of giving it a rest and letting the American people take it all in this guy is out there shoving more lies out. Look people already know who they are voting for. At this point nothing he can say will change anybodies mind. If you are still undecided at this point just shoot yourself hell pencil in Donald Duck or Woody Wood Pecker. Obama/Biden2012

    November 6, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  7. john

    Actually, Obama campaigned in Indiana on election day in 2008. So its not that unprecedented.

    November 6, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  8. Keith

    Desperation at its finest. How pathetic.

    November 6, 2012 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  9. sun

    That shows Romney is ready to work hard for ãmerica, it will be clear Romney will be our President Romney2012...Vote for Romney today! Let Obama play basket ball....lol..

    November 6, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  10. Michelle

    Maybe a different perspective, but for me shows that he really wants this job... and maybe moreso than the president.

    November 6, 2012 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  11. MoonChild

    A Romney/Ryan administration would be a recipe for disaster. He lies, shape-shifts and simaltaneously speaks out of both sides of his mouth. You may not like Obama, but you know who he is and what he stands for. What does Romney stand for? Where does he stand? After 7 years no one knows. Not even him.

    November 6, 2012 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  12. groundbound

    Win or lose…Obama will most assuredly go down in history as the worst president…ever, which should make Carter very happy.

    November 6, 2012 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  13. enuff

    Will he be doing it after the polls close?

    November 6, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  14. K

    The only reason Romney is out there today is he knows Obama/Biden is ahead.
    This is a perfect example of the spoiled rich boy not getting his way! And Romney is not in touch with the middle class he in no way represents me or any of my friends!!

    November 6, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  15. Wire Palladin, S. F

    ground – George W Bush will always have the honor of being the worst president in American history unless Mittens gets elected and takes him off the hook.

    November 6, 2012 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  16. jamesr1976

    He is just driven, as most successful men and women are. He will work just as hard for the American people when he is President. Go Romney/Ryan!!

    November 6, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  17. Wire Palladin, S. F

    john – Actually McCain showed up in Indiana on the Monday before the election in 2008, I think Obama stayed in Chicago.

    November 6, 2012 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  18. bilk7

    Romney knows he needs to keep campaigning until the last minute. He pretends otherwise but he can see the polls in the swing states and knows that his chances are not good.

    November 6, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  19. Chuck

    I know what Obama stands for, failure. Changing your mind doesn't mean your a liar, some times it shows humility admitting that your wrong. Obama has waisted trillions of dollars of our money. I can't think of a president I would vote for instead of Obama.

    November 6, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  20. Both sides are full of it

    At least Romney's not as arrogant as the campaigner in chief, who will sit at home in Chicago, still annoyed to even have to run for re-election. Dear Mr. President: Just a little reminder; nobody likes the guy who assumes he's the smartest guy in the room, especially when he proves it not to be the case.

    November 6, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  21. bilk7

    groundbound: Carter is already happy since George W. Bush easily took over the title as the worst President in US history.

    November 6, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  22. SH

    I thought it was a standard that no campaigning was allowed on election day – even that it was illegal, just as no campaign materials may be closer than xx yards to a poll. I personally believe that campaigning should not be allowed on election day – either party!

    November 6, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  23. Rudy NYC

    john confabulated and wrote:

    Actually, Obama campaigned in Indiana on election day in 2008. So its not that unprecedented.
    ------------
    Not true. Obama spent that entire day in Chicago.

    November 6, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  24. Erica

    Nobody in their right mind believes a habitual LIAR.. Mitt is a disgrace and has no place in the highest office in the world thats why President Obama will be re elected President of the United States. #Obama/Biden

    November 6, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  25. Both sides are full of it

    SH

    I thought it was a standard that no campaigning was allowed on election day – even that it was illegal, just as no campaign materials may be closer than xx yards to a poll. I personally believe that campaigning should not be allowed on election day – either party!

    That's nice.

    November 6, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
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