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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Bad Week for … , November 11, 2012

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

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

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

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?

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