This was the most-watched presidential debate in U.S. television history, and up 25 percent from the first debate of the 2012 cycle between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
“Donald was one of the people who rooted for the housing crisis,” Hillary Clinton said during the Presidential debate last night, on Long Island. “He said, back in 2006, ‘Gee, I hope it does collapse, because then I can go in and buy some and make some money.’ Well, it did collapse.” At this, Trump interjected, “That’s called business, by the way.”
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. ? If it worked against Mitt Romney, it might just work against Donald Trump. At least that’s what the Clinton campaign now hopes. The Democratic nominee aggressively attacked her opponent as a fraud and a scam artistShow More Summary
HILLARY SAYS TRUMP PAYS NO INCOME TAXES: Didn’t Harry Reid say that about Mitt Romney?
Donald Trump had some advice for Mitt Romney heading into the first 2012 presidential debate: It was time for the former Massachusetts governor to go birther. In debate, @MittRomney should ask Obama why autobiography states "born in Kenya, raised in Indonesia." — Donald J. Show More Summary
Candy Crowley's infamous interruption of Mitt Romney during the second presidential debate of 2012 became one of the defining moments of the...
In advance of Monday’s debate, Republicans have been pounding on the moment from 2012 when CNN anchor Candy Crowley corrected a false assertion by Mitt Romney. He said President Obama had not characterized the Benghazi attack as an "act of terror" the day following the assault on the U.S. Show More Summary
Politico: “That’s when Al Gore first sighed, Mitt Romney knocked President Obama on his heels, and Marco Rubio, earlier this year, glitched in repeating the same talking point — over and over and over. It’s when Gore tried, unsuccessfully, to [...] The post The Only 30 Minutes That Matter appeared first on Political Wire.
Hillary Clinton is running to be President Barack Obama’s heir, but there’s one aspect of his legacy that she’ll want to avoid imitating: his disastrous performance in the first presidential debate against Mitt Romney in 2012. is remembered as an unmitigated disaster, one that some pundits at the time thought was fatal to Obama’s re-election bid. Show More Summary
Really?Then why didn't Mitt Romney know what to do when Candy Crowley propped up Barack Obama with the infamous "transcript" remark?Just when you think you've got everything "gamed out," there's one more game, the one you didn't imagine. Show More Summary
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by just two points among likely voters, 46% to 44%. Key finding: Trump leads by 59 points among non-college educated white men, a group Mitt Romney won in [...] The post Two New Polls Show a Dead Heat appeared first on Political Wire.
Remember this? During the January 2008 Republican presidential debate in Boca Raton, MSNBC moderator Tim Russert asked Mitt Romney, "Will you do for Social Security what Ronald Reagan did in 1983?" A disembodied whisper of, "He raised...Show More Summary
To win in November, obviously, Donald Trump will have to rack up stronger margins over his opponent than Mitt Romney did in 2012. And for Hillary Clinton to win, she can't do significantly worse than Barack Obama did. So what's keeping this race tight? Both candidates, in different ways, are trailing their 2012 equivalents in key measures. Show More Summary
"A campaign consultant told me that the Seamus story elicited stronger reactions from focus groups than any other aspect of the 2012 campaign. Donald Trump doesn’t have any pets.... If Trump has ever in his life had a pet, his campaign doesn’t know about it. Show More Summary
Four years ago, CNN’s Candy Crowley had the perfect opportunity to ask President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney what they would do about climate change. An audience question on gas prices sparked a heated debate about energy policy and oil drilling. But when neither candidate mentioned...
Rachel Maddow shares the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll and compares Donald Trump's numbers now to Mitt Romney's losing numbers in the...
The gaffe, they hoped, was a way to cement an image as an out-of-touch snob, just as Democrats did four years ago to Mitt Romney after he said "47 percent" of voters backed President Barack Obama because they were "dependent on government." Despite...Show More Summary
They’re jumping ship. In 2012, 71 percent of the $160 million that Jewish donors gave to the two major-party nominees went to President Obama’s re-election campaign; 29 percent went to Mitt Romney’s campaign, according to our analysis of campaign contributors, which used a predictive model to estimate which donors are Jewish based on their names [...]
"Donald Trump makes Mitt Romney look like the Patron Saint of Honesty."
When George W. Bush was re-elected in 2004, he won 40% of the Hispanic vote. In 2012, in his loss to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney carried 28%. Donald Trump is on the verge of making Hispanic voting great again - for Democrats: Democratic...Show More Summary