GOP rivals snuggle up to Mitt Romney
May 4th, 2012
09:11 AM ET
3 years ago

GOP rivals snuggle up to Mitt Romney

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360˚", "The Situation Room," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."

(CNN) - As the saying goes about political parties and their candidates: Democrats fall in love and Republicans fall in line.

And that's exactly what Republicans are doing, or trying to do.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
Borger: Romney won't make McCain's mistake
April 18th, 2012
03:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Borger: Romney won't make McCain's mistake

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360˚" "The Situation Room," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."

(CNN) - It's that time in the presidential cycle again. Mitt Romney, presumptive GOP nominee, appoints a trusted adviser to lead his vice presidential search. The questionnaires are readied; the real level of interest of the contenders is gauged (and all public protestations of noninterest dutifully disregarded.)

The candidate's weaknesses are cataloged, both in battleground states and in key demographics. And maybe the candidate weighs in with a guideline or two for the search.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
BORGER: Epic failure by Washington sets us adrift
April 4th, 2012
07:53 AM ET
3 years ago

BORGER: Epic failure by Washington sets us adrift

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360˚" "The Situation Room," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."

(CNN) - There are plenty of ways to game the upcoming Supreme Court decision on health care reform, and they've all been said: President Obama loses in court, he wins with his base. Or it's a severe blow, potentially fatal. Or Republicans benefit if they win, because they were "right" all along. Or the GOP loses, because it has to figure out what to offer for health care instead.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Republicans
BORGER: Do Gingrich, Santorum know how to lose?
March 23rd, 2012
12:08 PM ET
3 years ago

BORGER: Do Gingrich, Santorum know how to lose?

(CNN) - So we're at a point in the campaign where health care reform is about to go on trial at the Supreme Court, unemployment remains high and gas prices are skyrocketing.

As for the GOP presidential wannabes, they're arguing over, um, an Etch A Sketch metaphor bungled by a Mitt Romney staffer. ("You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again," Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told CNN this week.)

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Republicans • Rick Santorum
Borger: New case of class warfare - between Santorum and Romney
February 28th, 2012
08:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Borger: New case of class warfare - between Santorum and Romney

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360˚," "The Situation Room," "John King USA" and "State of the Union."

Washington (CNN) - For months now, the GOP has been complaining about Barack Obama's class warfare: He's pitting the wealthy against the middle class. He's unfairly asking the rich to pay more taxes. He's dividing the country along economic lines for his own political agenda.

But wait. Has anybody looked at what's going on in the GOP lately? Can it be that class warfare is alive and thriving among Republicans?

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Dobson records ad for Santorum in Michigan
February 22nd, 2012
07:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Dobson records ad for Santorum in Michigan

(CNN) – James Dobson, the founder of the conservative group Focus on the Family and a Rick Santorum supporter, is hitting radio airwaves in Michigan promoting the former Pennsylvania senator ahead of the state's February 28 primary.

In the radio spot, which was produced and paid for by Santorum's campaign, Dobson says, "Like you I take my vote for president very seriously. Especially in this most vital election. And my choice could not be more clear. I'm voting for Rick Santorum. I worked with this man for many years when he was a senator from Pennsylvania. And I found him to be a remarkable leader."

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Filed under: 2012 • James Dobson • Rick Santorum
Borger: Newt and Mitt: Two guys with issues
February 7th, 2012
08:08 AM ET
3 years ago

Borger: Newt and Mitt: Two guys with issues

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360˚" "The Situation Room," "John King USA" and "State of the Union."

(CNN) - So after all of this drama in the Republican race, we have two major candidates with some very basic questions left unanswered: For Mitt Romney, it's the most basic query of all - "Who am I?" (Moderate or conservative? Warm or cold? Very rich or very, very rich?) As for Newt Gingrich, he's got to explain to voters that "I'm-not-who-you-think-I-am." (And then behaves as the angry, unpredictable man they think he is.)

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
Borger: Republicans put their family feud on display
January 17th, 2012
01:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Borger: Republicans put their family feud on display

Washington (CNN) - "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

With apologies to Leo Tolstoy, his masterpiece "Anna Karenina" - and its opening line - comes to mind when spending some time with the GOP field. They're an unhappy brood all right - dissatisfied with President Barack Obama, with the economy, with what they consider overregulation, with deficits, with big government, with the tax code.

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Filed under: 2012
FIRST ON CNN: Santorum to make large ad buy in South Carolina
January 5th, 2012
05:24 PM ET
3 years ago

FIRST ON CNN: Santorum to make large ad buy in South Carolina

(CNN) - Rick Santorum's campaign will officially purchase a major ad buy in South Carolina on Friday, CNN has learned.

John Brabender, a senior strategist with the campaign, told CNN the ad buy effectively means that each South Carolina viewer will see the ads about ten times per week.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum • South Carolina
BORGER: Is GOP race turning into a circus?
December 7th, 2011
12:17 PM ET
3 years ago

BORGER: Is GOP race turning into a circus?

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360˚" "The Situation Room," "John King USA" and "State of the Union."

(CNN) - No doubt about it, the Republican presidential candidates are reaching a critical point: It's less than one month before the Iowa caucuses. A majority of GOP voters - and Iowa caucus-goers - say they could still change their minds. The president has thrown down the gauntlet on tax cuts for the middle class, and the GOP needs to speak with one voice in response. It's decision time, and there are real questions that need to be answered with clarity.

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Filed under: 2012 • Republicans
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