November 6th, 2012
08:45 AM ET
10 years ago

Romney breaks tradition with Election Day campaigning

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Mitt Romney will not spend the final hours of the presidential race in his hometown, as is traditional for a candidate, but instead will embark upon a last-minute push for votes in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The two Election Day campaign stops, which were added to the schedule Monday afternoon, cap off a campaign season of upheaval, unconventional moves and late-in-the-game surges that make Tuesday's outcome difficult to predict.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ohio
soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. Observer

    GW already has that title GB, and all the rewriting will never change the fact he was the biggest F**K *P in American history, the cowardly little sneak.

    November 6, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  2. deardemocrats

    dear "middle class" Democrat. It not called spoiled when you earned it yourself. Get a job and earn something for yourself for a change. Maybe even throw away your "Obama iPhone" and buy one yourself the hard way like the rest of the country does you good for nothing low-life..

    November 6, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. GI Joe

    He's a pathological liar - he's just getting in a few last minute lies as a dying act of desperation. Be glad when we don't have to see or hear him again.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    November 6, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  4. Rich Park

    Who knows who waffled this time in the mis-informational Romney strategery camp. Willard's just touring the GOP rally the vote boiler rooms. I doubt he would be holldng a rally in Cleveland today, that would just keep the 5 Romney voters in that neck of the woods from actually voting.

    November 6, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  5. Facts don't Lie

    if you have not decided who you are voting for by now...then more than likely you won't vote anyway.

    November 6, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Yet ANOTHER reason to vote for President Obama: Mitt the Twit is a PROCRASTINATOR. President Obama managed to attend to his duties as President, to visit New Jersey right after Sandy, to campaign, to VOTE EARLY like he's asked the electorate to do, and now he can take a much needed rest and wait for the returns to come in. Oh by the way, he was on the radio this morning. He left the easiest piece of campaigning for last.
    Choose intelligence, diligence, hard-work, and FORWARD movement for our country.
    Vote Obama America. Seriously.

    November 6, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  7. V

    Desperate! And, hopefully – Defeated!!

    November 6, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    deardemocrats wrote

    dear "middle class" Democrat. It not called spoiled when you earned it yourself. Get a job and earn something for yourself for a change. Maybe even throw away your "Obama iPhone" and buy one yourself the hard way like the rest of the country does you good for nothing low-life..
    I don't buy Apple products because most are made in China. As far as being spoiled goes, how many people are handed a million dollars by their parent and told, "go earn your keep."

    November 6, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  9. V

    As usual, rules and tradition mean nothing to Rich Kid Romney . . . I will be glad when he goes home defeated!

    November 6, 2012 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  10. St. James Place

    Willard time to go home. The election is in the hands of the voters. I didn't vote for you because. YOU SHIPPED AMERICAN

    November 6, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  11. rs

    Despiration, they name is ROMNEY.

    November 6, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  12. Both sides are full of it

    "V" ' s comments are hysterical and stink of Obama and company's genuine fear that it's "game over" time. Start packing your things, Mr. President. Mid-January is probably too little time in which to do so. Mr. Romney will need the space in the White House. Squatting in the people's house is unseemly, sir.

    November 6, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  13. AzDem

    Team Obama/Biden 2012..time to bring it home! Vote Vote Vote!

    November 6, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  14. 4moreyears

    This man has a set of rules for him and then a set for everyone else. Remember He can't be bothered with 47% and then he is not concerned with poor people. So why should he follow any type of tradition when he feels he can do what ever he likes. The sad part about is he has been able to get away with it. Well Mitt it stops today.

    November 6, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  15. Matt Sampson

    This guy seriously wants to prove he's better than Obama. No way in hell he's winning. Douche doesn't want to follow the rules.

    November 6, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  16. Fire Medic

    Gotta agree with Wire Palladin on this one. GW is outstanding as worst and most embarrassing President in our history.

    November 6, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  17. kumaransivan

    I like Romney and Obama. Both of them have good skills. But something that scares me about Romney is that I learnt Indian companies Infosys and Wipro is poring millions of $ into Romney's campaign during a recent visit to India. This is a clear indication that jobs are once again to be shipped if he is elected. Traditionally, Democratic leaning my friends were all for Romney and they were ferociously criticizing Obama because during last 4 years it was tough for people to come to US for jobs.

    November 6, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  18. treize

    any good student studies well in advance before the test and show up ready for the test. disorganize students will still try to study while the teacher says please put your books away. they normally always don't make it. last minute desperation.

    November 6, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  19. rs

    So disappointing thet you bought the FOX cell phone lie.

    Otherwise- look, if you make it in America, you owe it to our great nation to pay a bit forward to help others. That's called "patriotism". Something the GP long ago forgot about.

    November 6, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  20. Dave

    Given that he won't even carry his home state, I'm not surprised that he's on the road...

    November 6, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  21. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Where is DUBYA???
    Shouldn't he be out doing the roounds for Romney on this most important of days?
    Where is W Bush?
    Sequestered under a rock to make sure Americans don't put him and Romney together and come up with HELL NO TO MITT!!

    November 6, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  22. NameIyke

    Desperate if you ask me

    November 6, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
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