January 4th, 2012
08:42 AM ET
11 years ago

Romney vows to focus campaign on Obama

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Coming off a barely-there victory in the Iowa causes, Mitt Romney vowed Wednesday he will continue to focus his campaign on defeating President Obama, rather than Rick Santorum.

Sixth-place finisher Michele Bachmann, meanwhile, scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m., ET, fueling speculation that she will withdraw from the race.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    No mitt u failed. It took u 5 yrs. To win by 8 yrs.

    January 4, 2012 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  2. diridi

    .......You failed in Killing Bin Laden,
    ........You failed in not shipping jobs overseas.
    ........You failed in passing Health Care and Fin Reg. Reform
    ........You failed in Libya dispute and killing Mommar Gaddaffi
    ........You failed in passing DADT and Children's insurance
    ........You failed not sliding stocks like 2008 september. 777
    What a flip-flopper....for Greed, Corporate idiots, shipping Jobs overseas to China and India and Bangladesh.

    January 4, 2012 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  3. Larry

    If that's what you think mitt, then you have the usual "stay the failed course way" that most have. And don't deserve to be president

    January 4, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  4. Independent Voters

    Romney you think president Obama fail because he use your flip flop agenda.

    January 4, 2012 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  5. mariella

    75% think that YOU fail.
    You are a failed governor of Massachusetts (60% disapproval rating)
    You are a failed job creator (BAIN bought out businesses and outsourced)
    You failed the people of Belmont Hill when you built that huge Mormon Church in their front yards

    January 4, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  6. JDinTexas

    Why didn't your sons serve in Afghanistan and Iraq, Mr. Romney? When you attack Iran will they lead the calvary charge?

    January 4, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |

    NO CORE Romney should have his tongue cut out of his mouth for speaking falsehoods and blatant lies. This is the same guy who was willing to let the auto industry die. The President saved the auto industry. No failure there Willard!

    January 4, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    That statement, "Mr. President you failed", brings to mind that premature and anything but true banner: "Mission Accomplished".
    The fact that you wished, and diligently pursued THIS President's failure through any and all means available to you including sacrificing the economy and feeding the middle class to your corporate masters, does not make you nor your efforts a success.Far from it. The veil has dropped, and we see you and your intentions quite clearly.
    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    January 4, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  9. GI Joe

    Mass. ranked 47th in job creation. Taxes went UP. HIS healthcare bill allows state funding of abortions.


    January 4, 2012 09:14 am at 9:14 am |

    I will never vote for Warren Jeffs Romney.

    January 4, 2012 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  11. American

    So Romney's hate PACs can focus on Ron Paul and Rick Santorum...
    while Mitt somehow denies (lies) about not having anything to do with it.

    Same ol' Rovian politics for Mitt Romney and definitely NOT a Reagan Republican.

    January 4, 2012 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  12. mctampa

    Interesting, I am not a Obama supporter but I am confused by what this man is saying about him. I do educate myself of all issues and Romney is just lying, why? there are legitmate differences. I cannot support someone that has no moral fiber so sorry Mitt, until and unless you show yourself to be an honest man, I cannot and will not support you. Lies don't impress me.

    January 4, 2012 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  13. Sandy

    Go ahead and focus on Obama. So far all you've done is tell lies. They will come back to haunt you.

    January 4, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  14. Satberry

    It looks like the repukes do not want Willard,the pathological lier and spineless.

    January 4, 2012 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  15. GonzoinHouston

    Romney will focus on Obama, at least as long as he has a good lead in NH. If Paul or Huntsman gain ground on him, look out!

    January 4, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  16. gt

    it wont be long before the chicago trash starts .... it will be a gutter politics chicago south side style .. the next 11 months will get real ugly for mitt or santorum

    January 4, 2012 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  17. Keith in Austin

    I hope Romney and the other GOP contenders will push the pause button on their negative campaigning among one another. The real culprit is the Socialist seldom in the White House and that is where GOP campaign money should be spent!

    January 4, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  18. GI Joe

    Don't worry folks. His buddies and their super-PACs will go after Obama. Romney will sell the rest of our country to China or India for the highest bid. He's all about $$$$ in his pocket. (How big is the eye of that needle?)

    January 4, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  19. Marie MD

    Shouldn't be too hard since most of his ideas, until now, are pretty the same!

    January 4, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  20. NastyGOP

    I cannot imagine anyone and Imean anyone voting for Romney!

    After that poorly directed speech he gave last evening was enough to vomit on.

    Was he wetting his pants?

    And this man wants to be our president!

    People please, if this is all the Repubs have this will surely make a great win for our intelligent Obama. Whoopie!

    Obama/Biden in November!!!!!!!!

    January 4, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  21. once upon a horse

    Mitt Romney may rue the day the got on Newt's bad side because Newt says he's going full blast on Mitt and this just might be all the material Obama and the DNC this fall if he's the candidate.

    January 4, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |