Fairfax, Virginia (CNN) - Mitt Romney continued to portray President Obama as weak on foreign policy Thursday, though he did not repeat his harshest, direct criticisms from a day earlier during his first public event since four Americans were slain in Libya.
After expressing sympathy for the families of U.S. citizens killed in the Benghazi attacks, the GOP presidential candidate leveled an attack without mentioning the president's name.
Reno, Nevada (CNN) - On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Mitt Romney told National Guardsmen they were needed "now as much as ever before" to protect America in an uncertain and turbulent world.
The GOP presidential nominee marked the 11th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks with a speech to the National Guard Association of the United States in Reno Tuesday, where he recalled the horror he felt that day and laid out his views on ensuring an "American century."
Mansfield, Ohio (CNN) – As Republicans braced for news of a post-convention bounce for President Obama Monday, Mitt Romney sought to reclaim the offensive in the race during a speech to Ohio voters.
Romney mocked the president's campaign slogan at an enthusiastic rally in a Mansfield, Ohio factory, warning if Obama were reelected Americans would face more years of high unemployment, a high deficit, and "more years of a nation at the cusp of the kind of crisis you're seeing in Europe."
Virginia Beach, Virginia (CNN) – Mitt Romney revved up a Virginia Beach audience heavy on military families Saturday by pledging to “rebuild America’s military might” and keep the word “God” on U.S. currency.
“Our pledge says ‘under God,’” Romney told thousands of energetic supporters at the Military Aviation Museum. “I will not take God out of the name of our platform. I will not take God off our coins. And I will not take God out of my heart.”
Sioux City, Iowa (CNN) – Mitt Romney fired back against Democrats Friday, the morning after being skewered by the president and top party officials on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention.
The GOP nominee, who emerged Friday from five days spent largely behind closed doors preparing for the upcoming presidential debates, accused President Obama of using his convention speech to recycle old promises instead of offering new ideas to turn around the economy.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – Mitt Romney played political pundit Thursday, telling reporters what he hoped to hear President Obama discuss in his much-hyped Democratic National Convention speech that evening.
"I actually think it will be interesting to listen to the president tonight," Romney told a small group of reporters at an impromptu stop in Concord, New Hampshire, as he reeled off a list of areas - like reining in the national debt and restarting the sluggish job market - where he said the president had failed. "The president needs to report tonight on his promises rather than try to reset a whole series of new promises that he won't be able to keep."
Woodstock, Vermont (CNN) - Mitt Romney offered a quick burst of public face-time Wednesday when he briefly surfaced from three days of intensive debate prep with advisers at a secluded Vermont home.
The former Massachusetts governor gave a smattering of television interviews and spoke briefly with reporters in his press corps during a three-hour excursion outside the private estate where he is staying.
Boston (CNN) - The head of the Marriott hotel chain, in deeply personal and reflective remarks at a New Hampshire church Sunday, credited Mitt Romney with changing Americans' perceptions about Mormonism.
J.W. Marriott Jr., a hotel magnate from one of America's most prominent Mormon families, spoke during services at the Wolfeboro branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - where Mitt and Ann Romney were also in attendance.
Cincinnati (CNN) – Ann Romney stepped up her charm offensive on the media Saturday and held a post-speech wardrobe consultation - complete with treats - with her husband's traveling press corps.
"I want to know, girls, we really wanted the girls to tell me about my dress for the speech," Romney said to the women of her husband's traveling pack of reporters, many of whom have covered the candidate for a year. "Girls, did I do OK?"
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) – When iconic actor and Romney supporter Clint Eastwood asked for a chair to be brought onto the convention stage Thursday night, staffers did not realize it would become an integral part of his speech, according to a senior aide.
Eastwood's performance on-stage - largely a conversation between the actor and the empty chair he used to symbolize President Obama - raised eyebrows and quickly went viral, as thousands of viewers tweeted bemused reactions to the unconventional remarks.