Willard Mitt Romney is nominee of Republican Party for the Presidential Election of USA in 2012. Mitt Romney with his charismatic business, political background is capable to make difference according to political observers. The political campaigns of Mitt Romney's career saw him as best contender.
Willard Mitt Romney is the nominee of the Republican Party for the Presidential Election of USA in 2012. Until now according to various predictions and political observations he has been predicted as the most likely candidate for the post. Though there is severe dissent on various scores regarding the conservative Republican political lines, Mitt Romney with his charismatic business and political background is capable to make the difference as according to political observers. Besides being in several politically important administrative positions in the past two decades, his star studded business career is one of the notable factors to provide him an edge over his competitive campaigners. Another important factor of his career that is likely to earn huge support from the faithful mass is his career long service in various leadership positions in church.
Political Career of Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney is the youngest son of George Romney who was the 1968 presidential candidate against Richard M. Nixon and his father's loss to Nixon made a considerable psychological impact on him early from his life. For his successful business career Mitt Romney for a considerable part of his career was not regular in the political foray and his father's loss in presidential campaign contributed to his political indifference for long, but his successful leadership roles in church and in the business world made him prepared to enter into politics. When he decided to follow his father's footsteps he decided to change his political affiliation from Democratic Party to Republican Party and in 1994 he took part in senatorial campaign as the Republican Party candidate. He lost the election to Democratic candidate Kennedy with a considerable margin but with a record of bagging 41% vote he was nevertheless someone to stay in the political foray as an enigmatic contender.
His next and most successful political move came as the Republican candidate in the election campaign for the Governor of Massachusetts. His much debated political campaign in this election saw him under playing his political affiliation. He had chosen to project himself as a soft Republican with progressive and open views rather than die hearted, partisan and conservative Republican. This paid him huge in respect of mass support and as at that time as the state was running through severe fiscal problems which Mitt Romney was particularly critical about, his status as a business leader and fund raiser played huge role in winning the election. Undoubtedly preceding his candidacy for the presidential election in 2012, being the governor of Massachusetts was his greatest political success till date. His second most important political move was his candidature in the 2008 presidential campaign which he lost without enjoying much favor from the electorates.
Presidential Campaign, 2012
Other political campaigns in Mitt Romney's career saw him as a contender with exceptional merit and resource. His criticism on the president Obama's handling of political as well as economic issues important for the country's interest made him stand out as an uncompromising leader for the protection of the United States' political as well as economic interest. Moreover his status as an shrewd and successful business personality made him a hard contender in respect of fund raising for the electoral campaign. As already observed he is much ahead than other Republican contenders in respect of innovative and interactive campaigning. His criticism of Obama's policy, especially on the economic issues earned him a huge public following in the recent campaigns. He also started to receive political support from the statespersons and media from crucial countries who have a huge interest in the presidential election as USA's close alleys. In July 2012 to consolidate his position as a credible international leader Mitt Romney traveled to UK, Israel and Poland to meet leaders of these countries.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Indian-origin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal delivered a keynote address on Friday at a Republican fundraiser in New Hampshire, an appearance that has renewed speculation that he is eyeing to contest presidential elections in 2016.
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Former vice-president Al Gore's net worth may exceed 200 million dollars, following the loss at the presidential campaign a decade back, a Bloomberg report has revealed.
New York, Apr. 29 (ANI): For the first time in U.S history, blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups during the presidential polls in 2012.
Washington, Apr. 24 (ANI): A former campaign intern for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been arrested and charged with cyber-stalking and blackmailing young women online.
Washington, Apr. 19 (ANI): Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said President Barack Obama gave a 'superb' speech at a memorial service honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Washington, April 18 (IANS) Taking up the mantle of healer-in-chief after Monday's terror attack in Boston, President Barack Obama Thursday declared that the American people refuse to be terrorised and whoever is behind the bombings will be caught.
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife had spent almost two percent of their gross income on charitable contributions in 2012, according to figures from tax returns released by the White House.
New York, Apr 12 (ANI): Kid Rock may have supported Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, but that doesn't mean that he always supports their decisions.
Washington, Apr. 4 (ANI): Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga have reportedly become the two latest victims of the celebrity hackers, who have already exposed the financial information of Michelle Obama and Beyonce.
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Caroline Kennedy, the only living child of former American President John F. Kennedy, is expected to be nominated U.S. ambassador to Japan, a report has said.
Washington, April 1 (IANS) America's top court is expected to rule on same-sex marriage in mid-June, but going by the growing tide of support for it, gays and lesbians have already won half the battle.
Washington, Mar. 29 (ANI): Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not missing the campaign trail, saying that 'it's good to live a normal life again'.
Washington, Mar. 25 (ANI): Republican strategist Karl Rove has said he can imagine a future Republican presidential candidate supporting gay marriage.
Washington, Mar. 17 (ANI): Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has bashed failed Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney, calling them establishment candidates who moved to the center based on advice from consultants rather than embracing conservative values.
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Chiding his own Republican Party's "obsession with zeroes" Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal said the conservatives were falling into "the sideshow trap" of a balanced federal budget.
London, Mar 16 (ANI): Former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has urged Republicans to stay optimistic in his first major speech since losing the 2012 White House race.
Washington, Mar. 15 (ANI): The future of the Republican Party took some shots at its recent past, as two top potential 2016 White House hopefuls made a noticeable effort to distance themselves from the past two GOP presidential nominees.
Washington, Mar. 14 (ANI): Scott Prouty, a bartender who was working Mitt Romney's private meeting with major contributors at a Florida fundraiser, has said he was the one who shot the damaging video of the Republican presidential contender.
Washington, Mar. 9 (ANI): Scott Romney, brother of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has expressed interest in contesting running for the Senate in Michigan in 2014.
Washington, Mar. 7 (ANI): Mitt Romney, former presidential hopeful, is going back to the business world and will soon be joining his eldest son Tagg Romney's investment firm.
Washington, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Media outlets across the US often use social media websites like Twitter to gauge the public's opinion. But a new study from the Pew Research Center has found that how people react on Twitter is often at odds with overall public opinion, leaving American news outlets presenting a skewed reality of how the public really feels, media experts told RIA Novosti.
Washington, Mar. 6 (ANI): Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has said Republican Mitt Romney's loss at the presidential run 'broke his heart'.
Washington, Mar. 4 (ANI): Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, while giving an unflinching review of his unsuccessful campaign, has admitted that it "kills him" not to be in the White House "doing what needs to be done".
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife Ann has blamed for her husband's loss in the White House race,
Washington, March 4 (IANS) As President Barack Obama faces one crisis after another, Mitt Romney, his Republican opponent in the November election, says "it kills me" not to be in the White House finding solutions to the nation's problems.
Washington, Mar. 3 (ANI): Mitt Romney has come out swinging against President Barack Obama in his first post-election interview, accusing the president of poisoning the negotiations over automatic spending cuts by "berating" Republicans.
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Republican US presidential nominee Mitt Romney's wife Ann is still struggling with the loss suffered by her husband against President Barack Obama, an interview with the Romneys has revealed.
Washington, Mar. 1 (ANI): Mitt Romney has said the end of the 2012 presidential race was like getting off a roller coaster.
London, Feb. 26 (ANI): The top strategist for Mitt Romney's campaign has said he doesn't think the media is "in the tank" for President Barack Obama.
Washington, Feb. 24 (ANI): James Carter IV, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and the man who was involved in the public release of the video tape of Mitt Romney making his infamous comments about '47 percent' of Americans, has weighed in on the impact of the footage.
Washington, Feb. 22 (ANI): Former President Jimmy Carter has said President Barack Obama thanked his grandson James Carter IV for being involved in the public release of the video tape of Mitt Romney making his infamous comments about '47 percent' of Americans.
Washington, Feb. 14 (ANI): Indian-born Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who is trying to get a position as a national GOP leader, has suffered a dramatic drop in his popularity in Louisiana, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Washington, Feb. 13 (ANI): Republican Senator for Florida, Marco Rubio, who accused President Barack Obama of 'smothering' the US middle class with 'big government' during State of the Union speech, appeared distracted undermined by a distracting physical appearance during his address.
Washington, Feb. 8 (ANI): A New York congressional hopeful will have some powerful social media allies with him when he runs for the U.S. House next year.
Washington, Feb. 7 (ANI): The reconstruction of Mitt Romney's La Jolla, California home, has restarted in order to quadruple its size.
Washington, Feb. 5 (ANI): As America heatedly discusses immigration reform, President Barack Obama continues to enjoy a majority job approval rating from Hispanics, according to a poll.
Washington, Feb. 5 (ANI): The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its political action committee spent a whopping 15 million dollars to try and make sure that President Barack Obama would not be re-elected in 2012, the most the group spent either for, or against, any single candidate, an analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission has revealed.
Johannesburg, Jan 31 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's popularity has hit 60 percent, the highest level since he first took office four years ago, a poll has said.
Washington, Jan. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved Democratic Senator John Kerry as the next secretary of state, who is set to replace Hillary Clinton.
Washington, Jan. 28 (ANI): Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has said the Republican Party 'clearly has to change' if it is to stand a chance of winning another presidential election in the future.
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American governor Bobby Jindal has lashed out at fellow Republicans to rethink their arguments against Democrats and appeals to voters.
London, Jan. 20 (ANI): Already fractious relations between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama have strained further.
Washington, Jan. 15 (ANI): Ann Romney has turned down the offer from "Dancing with the Stars" to dance for the mirror ball trophy in the upcoming season.
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): US Presidential candidate for 2012 elections Mitt Romney could convince only 47.2 percent of voters that he was the right man to lead the country.
Washington, Jan 5(ANI): Barack Obama was officially reelected to a second term as the American president after votes of the much-discussed Electoral College were counted and certified in a joint session of Congress on Friday.
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) It's now official. A full two months after the Nov 6 presidential poll President Barack Obama has been declared re-elected defeating his Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 332 to 206 electoral votes.
Washington, Jan. 1 (ANI): President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been named as the world's most admired man and woman in a poll.
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Americans have again named Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama as the Most Admired Woman and the Most Admired Man living in any part of the world in a new Gallup poll.
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said time and again that she wouldn't run for president again, but a new poll indicates that if she changes her mind, she would be the Democrats' top choice.
Washington, Dec. 27 (ANI): Google has released a list of the most searched topics on its search engine in its year-end report.
London, Dec. 27 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered a drive to increase the number of black and Asian Conservative parliamentary candidates.
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Mitt Romney had been a reluctant candidate to run for the White House race from the start, the former Massachusetts governor's son has said.
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Despite a still sputtering economy, President Barack Obama created history again in America's most expensive and contentious White House race only to face another looming financial crisis and a massacre of the innocents that left the nation traumatised.
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Prominent in administration, well educated and well-heeled, with their population touching three million, Indian-Americans emerged from the shadows to join politics in large numbers in 2012 with a California physician creating history by winning a Congressional seat.
Washington, Dec. 22 (ANI): The family of a Philadelphia teenager has sued her teacher and her school district over claims that she was mocked for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt to class.
Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) South Korean singer Psy's "Gangnam Style" has made its way into the Collins dictionary.
New York, Dec 21 (ANI): After being the most-watched video in Youtube history, and becoming a pop sensation with a horse-riding dance craze that has swept the world, Korean singer Psy may now cement his place in popular culture with recognition from a British dictionary.
New York, December 21 (ANI): US President Obama thinks he's mastered the viral 'sexy horse Gangnam Style' moves, but he's not allowed by the ladies of his family to show it off in public, South Korean pop star Psy has revealed.
London, Dec. 19 (ANI): Singer Psy's Gangnam style has been named as the top trending video of 2012 on Youtube, as the video sharing website unveiled its top trending videos of this year.
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) India-US relations were poised to become "even deeper" after a quiet consolidation during a contentious election year when everything but India was up for debate between rival contenders for the White House.
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) In a potential embarrassment to the Obama administration, an independent review of the Sep 11 attack on the US mission in Benghazi has found "management deficiencies" at high levels of the State Department.
Washington, Dec. 18 (ANI): The chairman of the Arizona Republican Party and two other Arizona members of the Electoral College have questioned President Barack Obama's birth certificate during the formal casting of the state's electoral votes.
Washington, Dec. 18 (ANI): News outlets have sent letters to former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign officials contesting expenses billed to their reporters during 2012 campaign.
Washington, Dec. 16 (ANI): A former adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has called for a concerted national conversation on gun control.
Washington, Dec. 13 (ANI): Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is adamant that he did not aid in President Barack Obama's re-election by heaping praise on his leadership in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Washington, Dec. 13 (ANI): Asian American voters came out in droves to vote for President Barack Obama over GOP challenger Mitt Romney, a new poll has found.
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) President Barack Obama won the support of an estimated 2.3 million of Asian American voters to Republican challenger Mitt Romney's estimated 900,000 votes, or 71 percent to 28 percent, according to a new poll.
Washington, Dec. 12 (ANI): Cathie Adams, former Texas GOP chair and current Texas Eagle Forum president, had given a pre-election address earlier this year, claiming that a 'Marxist' President Barack Obama had 'fried his brain on drugs'.
Washington, Dec. 12 (ANI): Lost presidential candidate Mitt Romney is finally a winner - for speaking a load of gibberish.
Washington, Dec. 11 (ANI): Republicans lack a national leader who is liked by the majority of Americans, a new poll has found.
Washington, Dec. 11 (ANI): Top officials in Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's administration used personal email accounts to craft a 'media strategy', sidestepping disclosure laws designed to ensure transparency of information with the US Government.
Washington, Dec. 11 (ANI): Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and Mitt Romney were spotted watching a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Washington, Dec. 11 (ANI): President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both been named in Mad Magazine's list of 'The 20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things of 2012'.
Washington, Dec. 10 (ANI): Defeated Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was a guest ringside at the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night.
Washington, Dec. 8 (ANI): The real agenda behind Israel's assault last month on Hamas' munitions stockpiles and smuggling tunnels was to eliminate as many as 100 Iranian-built Fajr5 missiles, with the power to reach Tel Aviv, that had been sneaked into Gaza through Egypt, intelligence experts have said.
Washington, Dec. 7 (ANI): Majority of Americans support President Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on high-income families to avoid fiscal cliff, a new poll has found.
Washington, Dec. 3 (ANI): Failed 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has rejoined the board of directors of Marriott International, the company said.
Washington, Dec. 4 (ANI): Former US President Jimmy Carter has said that presidential candidate Mitt Romney's '47 percent' video, in which he disparaged 47 percent of Americans as dependent on government, marked 'the turning point' in the Republican's campaign.
Washington, Dec. 2 (ANI): Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who planned to be president, is spending time in seclusion waking up each morning now without a plan.
Washington, Dec. 2 (ANI): President Barack Obama can attribute his reelection victory to capturing the youth vote in four crucial swing states, and to a staunchly progressive opinion, a new study has found.
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's lunch with Republican Mitt Romney focused on America's leadership and the two presidential rivals pledged to stay in touch, the White House said.
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mitt Romney sightings have been rare since his loss earlier this month to Barack Obama in the US presidential election, though he has been spotted in California looking haggard.
Washington, Nov. 29 (ANI): An Indiana man, who got his face tattooed with failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney's logo, is planning to get the tattoo lasered off, a process that could take a year.
London, Nov 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama will host Mitt Romney for lunch at the White House today.
Washington, Nov. 28 (ANI): American monthly magazine, GQ, is out with its latest roundup of the 25 'least influential people of 2012', which includes defeated presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
London, Nov. 28 (ANI): The US has decided not to declare China as having manipulated its currency to gain an unfair trade advantage.
Washington, Nov. 25 (ANI): Orange County in California has always been synonymous with Republican power, but the party's stronghold is slipping, with them now accounting for just 41 percent of registered voters.
Washington, Nov. 26 (ANI): An investigation has been launched after it emerged that confidential police records, including documents about failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's motorcade, were used as confetti at the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.
Washington, Nov. 22 (ANI): A top adviser to failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has basted members of the party for deserting him after election loss to President Barack Obama.
Washington, Nov. 22 (ANI): MSNBC President Phil Griffin has refuted claims that American network had conducted a biased coverage of the presidential race with views leaning more towards US President Barack Obama.
Washington, Nov. 22 (ANI): Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has been photographed seeing the latest 'Twilight' movie and fueling up his car, made his most high-profile appearance at Disneyland on Tuesday.
Washington, Nov. 21 (ANI): Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was photographed looking chagrined with mussed hair, as he fueled his SUV at a gas station near his home in California.
Washington, Nov. 21 (ANI): Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is startled and wounded by the GOP backlash to his passionate praise of President Barack Obama for his handling of the Hurricane Sandy.
Washington, Nov. 20 (ANI): Republican Mitt Romney is rapidly becoming the candidate that his own party would like to forget.
Washington, Nov. 20 (ANI): Rival news channels Fox News and MSNBC became even more extreme in the coverage of President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the final days of the 2012 campaign, according to a new study.
Boston, Nov. 20 (ANI):Incumbent US President Barack Obama sealed a convincing victory in the 2012 ' US presidential election by winning both the electoral college and popular vote count over his Republican contender Mitt Romney. Media reports indicate that NRI's played a pivotal role in tipping the race in Obama's favou,r particularly in the swing states, with new revelations that nationally 75 percent of the 3 million NRI's voted for Obama.
Phnom Penh, Nov 20 (IANS) Talks begin here Tuesday for a mega trade pact among 10 Asean countries and its six dialogue partners, including India, that enjoy considerable clout today, thanks to their 40 percent share in global output and three?billion population.
Washington, Nov. 20 (ANI): Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and wife Ann reportedly went for the screening of 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' movie last weekend.
Washington, Nov. 19 (ANI): An adviser to Mitt Romney's campaign Carlos Gutierrez has expressed outrage over the presidential candidate's comments that President Barack Obama won his re-election bid by bribing minorities with gifts.
Washington, Nov. 19 (ANI): Indian-origin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said that the Republican Party needs to go back to basics to attract the broad coalition of voters who helped President Barack Obama win his re-election bid.