April 24th, 2012
10:00 PM ET
8 years ago

Romney sweeps Tuesday primaries, declares race is on with Obama

(CNN) - Mitt Romney swept the five Republican primaries being contested Tuesday, and he turned from securing the Republican nomination and toward the general election against President Barack Obama.

The former Massachusetts governor was projected to win in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island while New York.


Filed under: Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Larry L

    Romney needs to answer an importasnt question – with no spin or political lies. President Obama inherited this economy, with 8.5 million jobs lost and two wars to fight. Economists were worried about the unthinkable, a spiraling depression and total collapse of our economy. President Bush had already issued the bailout to the banks, and the mortgage crisis was in full swing. Healthcare costs were killing American families and the big three auto manufacturers were headed toward the end. Fat-cats had already sent jobs and money offshore. Republicans obstructed every attempt to debate or compromise. He is highly critical of the steps taken to avert disaster and get our economy going again – which it has done. What (specifically) would Romney have done in this situation?

    April 24, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    And Romney has also declared his first Etch-A-LIE – Now he is FOR keeping the interest rates on student loans LOW and at the same time, believes "wholeheartedly" with the Ryan Plan which is FOR "doubling" the interest rate on student loans!!!! He will try to "break away" or distance himself from the deadbeat Republicans in Congress as he TRIES to move back to the middle – WE'RE NOT HAVING IT!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward – NOT "Etch-A-LIE!!!

    April 24, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  3. sunRise

    My biggest issue with Romney is his lack of conviction and commitment. I just can't deal with a person who says anything to get votes. It means that he doesn't have vision on how he to lead the country. He will just do whatever to please whoever that's important to him at that moment.

    April 24, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  4. mario

    good luck mittem but you are the loser

    April 24, 2012 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  5. B

    Romney is so desperate to become the next president of the United States, he will say or do anything to win. The guy has no shame or integrity. A lack of integrity is not a desired quality in the next Commander in Chief.

    April 24, 2012 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  6. once upon a horse

    as his former president and friend (who has yet to back him by the way) once said BRING IT ON!!!!

    April 24, 2012 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  7. Louden Swain

    Be afraid Barrack- be very afraid Dema

    April 24, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  8. Mike D

    ...and we say all this as we try to pay nearly $4 a gallon in our cars. Wake up people!

    April 24, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  9. weR4freedom

    Romney is Right for Americans!

    Believe in America.

    Romney 2012/2016

    April 25, 2012 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  10. Four and The Door

    Republicans have picked to win. Mitt Romney is the guy. Now. We do not need to repeat the mistakes of 2009 and 2010. We need to move forward in 20013, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20. America is coming back.

    Romney 2012.

    April 25, 2012 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  11. Novote4republicansin2012

    @Louden Swain
    Be afraid Barrac-be very afraid Dema

    Is that some kind warning? Because I know President Barrack Obama has capture and excute Osama Bin Laden in less than a year. So why and what should the President Barrack Obama be a afraid of? Are suggesting that President be afraid Ronovrmey? Please...Ronovrmey can't remember any of the missteps, misspoke, and lies when he give a rally call. Obama2012

    April 25, 2012 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  12. king

    Romnney made a bush speach last night, saying a lot of fuzzy lying stuff that when you put it on paper doesn't add up. His party has obstructed this president more than any other president in this nations short history. Before scott brown took the senate, this president and the the democrats took this country from a depression state of 9 percent economic retraction to a 4 percent gain, this was a 13 point swing in less than a year. Since Scott brown took the Senate and they had 41 members, they've had filla busted this president 99.9 percent of
    the time, and the economy left from a 4 percent growth, and never went up that high again. These repubs deliberate tried to crash this country because of jealousy of this president success. They are frightened anytime this economy shows any kind of improvement and they'll quickly scampered to douse the success. Obama need to push his optimism tour and modernizing this country, and dare these treasonous repubs to try and stop that with the election right around the corner. Obama need to give the dem Congress something to beat up the repubs with.

    April 25, 2012 02:57 am at 2:57 am |
  13. Gijoe

    Mitt ROMNEY would do much better with a lie detector test than barfy would. Barfy is a bold face LIAR. Every word is deception, every single word of it

    April 25, 2012 03:22 am at 3:22 am |
  14. Morning1Sun

    Everytime Romney goes on television, I turn the channel. His lying and misinterpretation of the President sickens me and I am filled with disgust. If any woman is like me, it hurts to hear someone speak so negatively and in a bad way of a decent and intelligent man that cares about the American people. When Romney speaks I wonder where he gets his information from. Romney is the worst candidate for President I have ever seen. He can't even fake compassion for the American people. I pray for President Obama to be strong and withstand the evil that is being spread by a distrustful man.

    April 25, 2012 04:38 am at 4:38 am |

    The radical extremist GOBP are stuck with Mitt McCain.

    April 25, 2012 05:44 am at 5:44 am |
  16. GI Joe

    Following Obama around and mimicking his policies is not being a leader. ha ha ha ha ha ha

    April 25, 2012 07:13 am at 7:13 am |
  17. Indy

    Seven years of campaigning and miillions of dollars later Mitt is almost the Republican candidate but not yet.The race has been on since the day McConnell directed the Republican party to destroy the economy and make the President and America fail.Romney has said the same old lame things for close to seven years now and still believes in trickle down economics and is a firm believer that all the Bush tax cuts during war and recession is the ticket to job creation heaven.There is nothing other then the same old failed Republican tactics that Romney offers and he has no record of truth in job creation other then 47th out of 50 in job creation and killing jobs at Bain while making massive profits for himself.

    April 25, 2012 07:18 am at 7:18 am |
  18. Flipper Rmoney Failure Ahead

    First Rmoney was against it before he was for it. Sound familiar? Let the swiftboating begin!

    April 25, 2012 07:39 am at 7:39 am |