Mitt Romney

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.  

Romney recalls the 'ups-and-downs' in his first post-defeat interview

Romney speaks in his interview with Fox. Photo: Reuters

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

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney break bread, if not the ice

Victor and vanquished share a cordial handshake. Photo: AFP

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

Stop insulting voters, senior Republicans urge party

Bobby Jindal

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

C.Y. Leung should see hope in city's under-represented moderates

Leung Chun-ying should appeal to moderates who can see two sides of an argument.

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

City scope: politricks of the trade

City scope: politricks of the trade

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

A Bad Week for … , November 11, 2012

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

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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11 Nov 2012 - 2:51am

Mitt Romney's money men lick their wounds in wake of election

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson was the top spender. Photo: Reuters

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

White House aside, the world is Mitt Romney's oyster

Mitt Romney is now a restless chief executive with no organisation to run. Photo: AFP

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

Reality sweeps away Republican fantasies

A disregard for reality has been the hallmark of the Republican Party in recent times.

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

Who said it?

Barack Obama

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

Silence descends on Mitt Romney camp as results come in

Mitt Romney (above left) embraces running mate Paul Ryan after conceding the race. Photo: AP

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

Tea party influence leaves bitter taste for Republicans

Tea party influence leaves bitter taste for Republicans

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

Romney concedes US presidential election to Obama

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Photo: AFP

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

'Best is yet to come,' Obama says in his victory speech

Barack Obama is elected to his second term. Photo: AP

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

Barack Obama wins historic re-election (live video)

US President Barack Obama. Photo: EPA

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