Romney: Health care law ‘rotting’ Obama's second term
November 3rd, 2013
11:58 AM ET
6 months ago

Romney: Health care law ‘rotting’ Obama's second term

Washington (CNN) – Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Sunday that the botched rollout of the federal health exchange not only proves the President "failed to learn the lessons that came from the experience in Massachusetts," but also threatens to derail the credibility of his entire second term agenda.

"The fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermined the foundation of his second term. I think it's rotting away," Romney told David Gregory on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Obamacare • President Obama
November 1st, 2013
04:14 PM ET
6 months ago

Report: Ethics troubles complicated Christie's chances for 2012 ticket

Washington (CNN) - Ethics troubles complicated New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's chances of becoming Mitt Romney's running mate last year, The New York Times reports is in an upcoming chronicle of the 2012 presidential campaign.

The Times reported that too many questions remained after Christie completed the vetting process and Romney had lingering concerns.

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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney
October 31st, 2013
09:23 PM ET
6 months ago

Report: Obama campaign considered replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's closest advisers may have secretly considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton on the 2012 ticket, but White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday that it was never a remote possibility.

"Campaigns test everything," Carney said on CNN's "New Day." "When it comes to this particular issue, do campaigns test everything? Yes."

While he said the idea was "tested," Carney insisted that it wasn't going to happen.

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Romney pushes back on Obamacare comparisons
October 30th, 2013
12:38 PM ET
6 months ago

Romney pushes back on Obamacare comparisons

(CNN) - Hours before President Barack Obama's event on Wednesday in Boston promoting his health care law, his Republican challenger from last year's election criticized Obamacare.

White House officials say the President, appearing in the backyard of Mitt Romney, will say in a speech that the Affordable Care Act is based largely on the health care law that the 2012 GOP presidential nominee implemented as governor of Massachusetts last decade.

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Filed under: Health care • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • President Obama
October 11th, 2013
05:43 PM ET
6 months ago

Mitt Romney gets his car elevator

(CNN) – Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney cleared a final hurdle Friday in building a new house in California, a house that will include a four-car garage with an elevator for the vehicles.

Romney had already gotten zoning permission from the city of San Diego to demolish the 3,100 square foot home he owns in the La Jolla neighborhood and erect an 11,000 square foot mansion in its place. Plans for the home were put on hold until after the 2012 election.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney
September 27th, 2013
06:43 PM ET
7 months ago

Hispanic outreach: Mitt Romney’s largest error from 2012

(CNN) – Mitt Romney has had some time to reflect on what went wrong last November. His main conclusion: the Hispanic community didn’t understand his immigration stance well enough.

"The largest strategic error was not investing sufficiently, particularly in Hispanic TV and Hispanic outreach to help Hispanic voters understand that ours is the party of opportunity," Romney told CNN’s Jake Tapper of the lesson to be learned for GOP presidential campaigns of the future.
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Filed under: Immigration • Mitt Romney
September 27th, 2013
02:09 PM ET
7 months ago

Exclusive: Romney disagrees with House GOP ‘tactics’ on Obamacare

(CNN) – Mitt Romney thinks Obamacare is a bad law that will hurt the country, but disagrees with how conservatives in Washington are trying to get rid of it.

In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said using the politically charged Affordable Care Act as a wedge in Washington’s fiscal wars is counterproductive.

Romney on Iran | Romney on Syria

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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Government Shutdown • Mitt Romney
Romney stepping up for GOP in Virginia
September 25th, 2013
08:18 AM ET
7 months ago

Romney stepping up for GOP in Virginia

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney is headlining a fundraiser for Ken Cuccinelli Wednesday in McLean, Virginia.

Cuccinelli, the Commonwealth's attorney general, is the Republican nominee in this November's Virginia gubernatorial election.
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Filed under: 2013 • Ken Cuccinelli • Mitt Romney • Virginia
Romney to N.H. Republicans: Pick someone who can win
August 6th, 2013
07:05 PM ET
9 months ago

Romney to N.H. Republicans: Pick someone who can win

Updated at 9:20 p.m. ET on 8/6

(CNN) – It was some of the harshest criticism directed at Mitt Romney during his 2012 GOP primary battle: he was the “safe” candidate the establishment thought had the best shot of beating President Barack Obama.

And despite his general election loss, Romney still says his best advice for early state voters is to back a candidate with a viable shot of taking the White House.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
August 4th, 2013
04:04 PM ET
9 months ago

5 political stories to watch in the week ahead

Washington (CNN) – It's August, the dog days of summer, and President Barack Obama and Congress are making a break from the nation's capital. The president heads West for a quick trip on the economy that includes a visit with Jay Leno, while federal lawmakers begin their five-week summer recess.

Mitt Romney, a couple men who might have hopes of being the next Republican presidential nominee, and a first-term congressman from Arkansas also will be political stories in the week ahead.

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Filed under: 2016 • Congress • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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