Republican Party candidate for the US presidential election 2012. Romney was born in 1947 and is a Mormon. He gained popularity for successfully organising the US$100 million surplus 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, which helped him win the position of Massachusetts governor from 2003-2007. After losing to John McCain in 2008, Romney came back to win as Republican nominee in 2012 and faces Barack Obama in November elections with running mate Paul Ryan.
In his first interview since losing his 2012 White House bid, Mitt Romney likened his experience as a presidential candidate to an unpredictable and bumpy roller-coaster ride.Monday, 4 March, 2013, 5:13am
Their relationship seemed doomed from the start. It was mostly a long-distance affair conducted in public exchanges, tempered by occasional awkward gestures of warmth but more often singed by open hostility.1 Dec 2012 - 3:47am
The US Republican Party needs to stop insulting voters and broaden its appeal, say some of its leading figures following the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama thanks to overwhelming support from Hispanics, blacks and single women.20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am
On hearing that I worked and lived in the mainland for three years (from 2007-2010), people often ask me if they should be afraid of the country. Had I not experienced it for myself I might sympathise with such xenophobic trepidation. Reading news about China, even I get a bad taste in my mouth.17 Nov 2012 - 11:13pm
I recently read a shocking quote from a top member of Mitt Romney's team in the US presidential election: "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers." He admitted that his team would aim to mislead voters; after all, the rival Barack Obama camp had done the same.16 Nov 2012 - 2:20am
His campaign team had planned fireworks, and media reports said he had already written a 1,118-word victory speech. Then Romney went and lost. Wife Ann was in tears and the US presidential candidate himself was said to be shell-shocked as he went to break the news to Republican supporters gathered at a Boston hotel.
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At the private air terminal at Logan Airport in Boston early on Wednesday, men in unwrinkled suits sank into plush leather chairs as they waited to board Gulfstream jets, trading consolations over Mitt Romney's loss.10 Nov 2012 - 3:00am
They predict he will write a book, convinced that the daily diary he kept on the campaign trail would make for a compelling read.
They speculate that he will return to the corridors of finance, where his reputation as a savvy chief executive and investor remains unblemished.10 Nov 2012 - 3:00am
There is a kind of war under way in the US nowadays between fact and fantasy. President Barack Obama's re-election marked a victory, limited but unmistakable, for the cause of fact.9 Nov 2012 - 3:14am
We know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come
Barack Obama after being re-elected U.S. president
I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory
U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney concedes defeat
8 Nov 2012 - 2:08am
The day had started optimistically, as Mitt Romney cast his ballot early, then made one last trip to scour for votes. But it ended with stony silence in the ballroom where his supporters watched state after state that they hoped would break the Republican nominee's way tilt towards President Barack Obama.8 Nov 2012 - 4:15am
To gauge the depth of the questions facing the Republican Party after its defeat on Tuesday, just consider one fact.
It was the fifth time in the past six elections that the Republicans had lost the popular vote.8 Nov 2012 - 5:06am
Republican Mitt Romney conceded the US presidential election to President Barack Obama early on Wednesday morning after a bitterly fought battle. “This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation,” Romney told supporters after calling Obama to congratulate him.7 Nov 2012 - 3:12pm
President Barack Obama told cheering supporters that “the best is yet to come” for the United States as he stormed to a second term by defeating the Republican Mitt Romney. Speaking at his campaign headquarters in Chicago, Obama said he spoke to Romney and congratulated him on the campaign, and hoped to meet with the former Massachusetts governor to discuss ways to “move this country forward.”7 Nov 2012 - 4:57pm
US President Barack Obama swept to re-election on Tuesday, creating history again by defying the undertow of a slow economic recovery and high unemployment to beat Republican foe Mitt Romney.7 Nov 2012 - 12:37pm 2 comments