Romney campaign spent $18.50 per vote
April 25th, 2012
07:46 AM ET
10 years ago

Romney campaign spent $18.50 per vote

New York (CNNMoney) - Well, it's over. Mitt Romney has amassed a nearly-insurmountable delegate lead, and is on track to become his party's nominee for president.

The road to victory hasn't been easy for the former Massachusetts governor. The primary campaign stretched on for months, and at least 10 different candidates topped the national polls at some point.


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  1. Wake up people

    Nobody wants him and he is the nominee only because he outspent and bullied everyone else out of the race. Yeah, yeah I know Ron Paul is still in it but he has about as much of a chance of winning as I do. The rethug party needs a puppet and Ron Paul ain't it. Also when word gets out about his racist views he won't get one minority vote.

    I can't believe people are actually voting for a man that is directly responsible for many people losing everything, just because they don't want the black guy, even if he is the right man for the job. I think it took close to 15 years to get the country on track after the 1929 Depression, yet people expect President Obama to do it in 3, and with no help from Congress. How anyone can support this traitorous party is beyond me. Once again I reiterate, his name is Barack Obama, not Jesus Christ!

    OBAMA 2012!

    April 25, 2012 08:13 am at 8:13 am |

    Why did they have to stay at the Waldorff? I thought Willard was cool with Trump.

    April 25, 2012 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Spending $18.50 per vote is nothing compared to what NYC Mayor Bloomberg spent to win his "illegal" 3rd term in office. He was facing an underfunded Democratic challenger who simply could not compete dollar wise against the mayor's 20:1 advantage. It has been estimated the billionaire mayor spent over $200 per vote, mostly out his own pocket, to win a close election that should have been a landslide because of the advertising dollars.

    April 25, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama (the real one)

    The $200 million dollar man. Yuck! Yuck!
    Anybody else see Robmey Mittens make a u-turn back to the mike after his closing remarks because he forgot to talk about student students?!
    Is this guy ready for primetime or what? Not.
    Obama 2012. Because Mittens can't help being Mittens.

    April 25, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    Buying votes? Bain capital nonsense.

    April 25, 2012 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  6. ST

    Using money as a weapon really kills good ideas other candidates have, (for example what Jon Huntsman had), and also it slowly kills democracy. Romney using $18.50 per vote and still no one understands what he stands for!!! It is the shame that Romney has bought votes being negative just only to pretend being positive at the end (his speech of yesterday in NH). Folks, we still have ample time till Nov. to think about what we really need. Voting is not only just ticking the name, but also keeping in mind what that person has sold to us.

    April 25, 2012 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Well, it's over."

    Indeed it is, CNN. In more ways than one. Woulda, coulda, shoulda, eh, GOPers?

    Obama/Biden 2012 (because the I've Got A Secret - Etch A Sketch Mitt Romney makeover is too stupid to embrace)

    April 25, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  8. king

    Romney might have been a success with private business, if you like plundering the majority and fagoting to a few, but why is he running from the qualification that protain to the job he's after. Romney is selling off hard drives that would give him a history as a Massachusetts governor, he's ducking every thing that pertains to his governorship and this is that is the only thing that matters. Obama took a epic callaps and got it growing again, Romney took a growing Massachusetts economy and made it one of the worst states. This is where the focus should be, not ripping off American workers and sending their jobs to China, and making a few people rich

    April 25, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  9. Mikey

    Someone needs to tell Romney, the Koch brothers, Jim DeMint, Foster Frese, Exxon BP and friends, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and all the rest of the, THAT AMERICA IS NOT FOR SALE.

    And don't even try to compare the million plus citizens that contribute to the Obama campaign to the deep pockets multi-millionaires and billionaires who bankroll most of those on the right – don't even try. Not the same.

    April 25, 2012 09:14 am at 9:14 am |