Romney plucks Big Bird attack
October 9th, 2012
03:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney plucks Big Bird attack

Van Meter, Iowa (CNN) - For the first time in days, Mitt Romney did not invoke last week's presidential debate during his remarks at an Iowa campaign stop.

But it was clear he was continuing to sharpen his criticisms of his opponent, Barack Obama.
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New Romney ad pushes back at Obama tax charge
October 7th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

New Romney ad pushes back at Obama tax charge

(CNN) – A new ad released by Mitt Romney's campaign Sunday pushes back against a claim President Barack Obama repeatedly leveled at Wednesday's presidential debate - a claim CNN's Fact Check found to be false.

"President Obama continues to distort Mitt Romney's economic plan," the narrator in the spot says.
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Taxes
October 6th, 2012
04:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Reading the candidates

(CNN) – CNN's Brian Todd reports on President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney's debate performances, as seen by facial recognition language and body language experts.


Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Mitt Romney • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room
October 5th, 2012
06:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Comedians poke fun at debate

(CNN) - After Wednesday's debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney, the late-night comedians have some laughs at the candidates' expense.


Filed under: 2012 • Debate • TV-The Situation Room
Candidates hit campaign trail after Romney's strong debate
October 4th, 2012
11:46 AM ET
2 years ago

Candidates hit campaign trail after Romney's strong debate

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney return to the campaign trail in battleground states on Thursday after going toe-to-toe on dominant campaign issues of taxes, health care and the economy in a debate that analysts and a snap poll agreed the Republican challenger won.

Romney's supporters crowed about his performance, saying it reshaped a race that the former Massachusetts governor had appeared in danger of losing.

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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Debate • Mitt Romney • President Obama
October 4th, 2012
12:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Mentions of 'Big Bird' increased 800,000% on Facebook

(CNN) - All politics is social – and the world of Facebook is buzzing about the presidential debates. "Romney," "Obama," and "debate" were the top three debate-related terms mentioned on Facebook, but the fourth most popular term, "Big Bird," is undoubtedly the most unexpected trending word or name that arose from the debates.

During Wednesday night's event, the words "Big Bird" were posted to Facebook more times than "taxes," "Jim Lehrer," "Obamacare," "insurance," "Medicare" or "education."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Facebook • Mitt Romney
Romney wins debate - on Intrade
October 4th, 2012
12:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney wins debate - on Intrade

(CNNMoney) - To the investors on Intrade, there was little question who came away from Wednesday night's presidential debate on top: Mitt Romney.

Intrade is a prediction market that allows investors to wager on the outcome of events. In this case: the presidential election.

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Filed under: 2012 • Debate • Mitt Romney • President Obama
KitchenAid apologizes for tweet insulting Obama
October 3rd, 2012
11:17 PM ET
2 years ago

KitchenAid apologizes for tweet insulting Obama

(CNN) - The home appliance brand KitchenAid apologized Wednesday evening for a political tweet sent out from its official account during the presidential debate.

The tweet has been removed but at least a dozen retweets of the post showed it read, "Obamas gma even knew it was going 2 b bad! 'She died 3 days b4 he became president.'"
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Romney campaign:  No 'knock-out punch' planned
October 3rd, 2012
05:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign: No 'knock-out punch' planned

Denver (CNN) - Zingers? Maybe. Knock out punches? No.

Aides to Mitt Romney told CNN the GOP contender will not be looking for a "knock out" punch at tonight's first presidential debate.

Tune to CNN for Wednesday's presidential debate coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN TV, CNN.com and via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Web users can become video editors with a new clip-and-share feature that allows them to share favorite debate moments on Facebook and Twitter.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Debate • Mitt Romney
Topics for first presidential debate announced
September 19th, 2012
03:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Topics for first presidential debate announced

(CNN) - Half of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be focused on the economy, the debate's moderator announced Wednesday.

The first three of the October 3 debate's six segments will focus on the economy, moderator Jim Lehrer said in a statement provided by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
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