Mitt Romney - Where's the rest of him?
December 2nd, 2011
01:27 PM ET
11 years ago

Mitt Romney - Where's the rest of him?

(CNN) - Not long ago, many pundits agreed that the Republican nomination was Mitt Romney's to lose. Now, with one recent poll showing Gingrich up a whopping 21% over Romney among likely GOP voters nationwide (and wide leads in early states like Iowa, South Carolina and Florida), it appears the former Massachusetts governor could actually lose this thing in the next few weeks. So many are asking: What's gone wrong in Boston? And what if anything might he do?

A few weeks ago, we had an opportunity to sit down with Romney for an hour and a half and to talk with his wife Ann on behalf of Parade Magazine. This Sunday the magazine will publish edited versions of their interviews, reporting among other things that Ann talked her husband into joining this race.


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  1. A Texas Democrat

    What you see is all you get.......... There is nothing more. He`s a pure businessman and that`s ALL.

    December 2, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I don't think that being an elitist millionaire flip flopping brat who panders to the Kochs and the turd blossom Rove, is helping Mittens. The fact that he is a spineless limp wristed jelly fish is a good republican trait, but it is not enough to get him nominated.

    December 2, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Gov. Romney has kept a pretty much low profile throughout this campaign up to this point. It was a strategy that seemed to work well because it kept him out of harm's way while the other candidates fought for name recognition. Now that strategy seems to be either backfiring or he has waited too long to come out of the corner swinging after the bell. That bell rang on or about Labor Day.

    December 2, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  4. Mikey

    This guy is stiff as a board. He seems to have almost no guiding principles, as he has completely reversed his position on almost evey important issue. His business career is highlighted by being a corporate raider who bought companies, siphoned off any value, and left the shell to rot, along with all the workers. He is probably personally responsible for the loss of more jobs than all the rest of the candidates combined. He is a parasitic chameleon who offers little to America.

    December 2, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  5. Peace

    I said it right from the beginning that Romney is not going to make it. It has never happened in recent history that once you lose in one cycle you will make it in the second if you do attempt to do so. Always people are looking for new attempts and not old ones.

    December 2, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Where is the rest of Romney? We don't know...and neither does he.

    December 2, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Such a change over his late father, Governor George Romney. The elder Romney was a warm outgoing individual liked by everyone. In 1968, he was a contender for the Republican nomination for President. Had that happened and he won the election we probably would not have seen a Vice-President resign as part of a plea deal, nor would we have had a President who would need to be pardoned by his successor for the illegal tactics associated with his reelection committee (CREEP) and the subsequent coverup. No one questioned George Romney's Mormon religion, either!

    December 2, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  8. once upon a horse

    what would you expect from a person who flip/flops as much as Mitt/ One day he's one way the next day he's another way...heck sometimes this happens in the SAME day. It is telling when a newspaper like the one in NH says that they endorse a candidate that just doesn't "tell them what they want to hear". Wake up Mitt they are on to you!

    December 2, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  9. Tough USA

    Give the guy a break. He is just confused !!!!!!

    December 2, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. Frank

    America is not ready for a member of a cult like the mormons or scientology in the White House.

    December 2, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. informed voter

    We do not need a CEO who made his profits by dismantling the companies he bought, then laying off the employees, to ruin our country more than the previous trickle-down politicians already have. As much as the right tries to spin it, the truth is that Obama's policies have worked. We stopped bleeding jobs, saved the auto industry, unemployment is slowly coming down, the stock market is up, he got Bin Laden, the list of accomplishments goes on and on. Imagine how much better things would be if he had a cooperative and functional Congress to support moving this country forward! The last thing we need is some business man, who's only objective is profits, the bottom line. Government for the people, not the corporations, they are NOT people!!

    December 2, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  12. Justjean

    The problem is and I've said it form the start of the GOP line-up...they got nuthin! For Romney we need to bring back the word sychophant. It fits.

    Anybody who remembers Gingrich in the late 90's will decide they don't want to be afraid anymore and reject him outright.

    I appreciate the work of the President in these difficult times and don't feel at all as if i am "settling.".

    December 2, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "Mitt Romney – Where's the rest of him?"

    Tightly coiled piles in the golden toilet on his yacht.

    December 2, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    If you want a good Mitt Romney laugh, do a web search for the 1960s actor Ian Bannen.
    Find the B&W picture dating from the 1960s. You're welcome.

    December 2, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |