Mitt Romney

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    August 1, 2012

    EXCLUSIVE: Rafalca Romney, Mitt Romney's Dressage Horse, Speaks to the Voice!

    Like much of America, we at the Village Voice have been bemused by Rafalca Romney, Mitt Romney's dressage horse who will be competing in the XXX Olympiad in London tomorrow. Imagine our surprise when we noticed that @RafalcaRomney was Tweeting*! We immediately emailed her, and Rafalca was more than ... More >>

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    July 28, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: Henry Kravis

    With Mitt Romney as its de facto candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC ... More >>

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    July 22, 2012

    Obama, Romney and the Political Silence of Gun Control

    On Friday, America witnessed true terror on the television - in Aurora, Colorado, over 70 people were shot by a madman at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. James Eagan Holmes, the suspect now in custody, had been planning the attack for months and, inside of his apartment yesterday, poli ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    As Romney Holds Back On Tax Returns, The Press Goes Into A Frenzy

    The more Mitt Romney refuses to provide his tax returns except for 2010 and 2011 (the latter is forthcoming), the more editorialists are foaming at the mouth about the shady absurdity of his evasions under pressure. Here are some highlights of what's been written. (Feel free to read this, then wri ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Some Rich, Famous People Still Act Like They're Broke!

    The wonderful thing about being wealthy is that some people want to stay that way. Or maybe they want to project the image that they're not wasteful, because that would seem creepy and inappropriate. Or they are sometimes flamboyant with their wallets, but seize a bargain when one's available, eve ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Why Won't Mitt Romney Release His Pre-2010 Tax Returns?

    Hey, Mitt: We have to talk. I know you have a lot going on, and I know you don't have much time for me anymore: after all, I'm just your lowly, pre-2010 tax returns, so why bother with me? Maybe I should be used to this by now. You're always so swamped, Mitt, CEOing or saving the Olympics or ru ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Rightbloggers Love Mitt Romney Since He Pissed Off Black People

    Mitt Romney gave a speech at the NAACP promising to overturn "Obamacare," and got booed. Then he went to Montana and said the black people booed him because they wanted "free stuff." Rightbloggers hadn't been too enthusiastic about Romney before, suspecting that the father of Romneycare was not a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: Henry Cornell

    With Mitt Romney as its de facto go-to candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Sup ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton, The Hilarious New Odd Couple?

    GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney apparently has a new BFF: Hillary Clinton. In this spot, released today, the announcer states: "Candidate Obama lied about Hillary Clinton" followed by a clip of her saying, "so shame on you, Barack Obama." Yeah, we're still taken aback by the weirdness of this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    New York Dems: Hey, Mitt Romney, Tell Us About Your Offshore Bank Accounts!

    New York Democrats are welcoming GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to the Empire State by kvetching about his failure to disclose a "sufficient"number of tax returns during his bid for the White House. Specifically, lefties are interested in a few offshore bank accounts the former Massachusetts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y., Special Edition: Bob Diamond

    In a special edition of 'Mitt Loves N.Y.,'  we are taking our coverage overseas to report on an event that almost happened. It was a story that, thankfully for Mitt, went ignored for the most part by the lamestream media.With a tip-off from the Voice's Steven Thrasher, we stumbled across a litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Mitt Romney Might Pick a Woman Running Mate. What's His Record With The Ladies?

    Team Romney might pick a woman as Mitt's running mate, reports now indicate. As the Atlantic Wire's Elspeth Reeve pointed out, this marks a drastic shift from the campaign's previous "no more Palins" / "boring white guy" approach to potential veeps, which "appeared to rule out not just candidates w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: Marc Rowan

    With Mitt Romney as its de facto go-to candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    GOProud Is A Bunch Of Jewish Nazis

    Ever since the conservative gay group GOProud backed Mitt Romney for President last week--albeit by a very slim margin--the epithets and insults have been hurling at them like taunts at a gay kid. But this time, the outrage is justified. I always thought that any gay who backs a candidate that doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: John Catsimatidis

    With Mitt Romney as its de facto go-to candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2012

    Here Are Other Things Santorum Said That "Went Too Far"

    Okay, we've missed the guy a bit. And this is a reflection post, if anything.This morning, CNN host Candy Crowley asked the former Presidential vier and fierce ex-cultural-warrior Rick Santorum if he'd ever serve in the Romney administration if offered a position. His response: "It is pretty much a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    Mitt Loves N.Y.: John A. Griffin

    Since the Citizens United decision, realpolitik has accepted the harsh reality in which a corporation has the same pedestal in our democratic elections as an ordinary Joe Schmoe. And, as a financial hub in America and abroad, New York has transformed into a politically charged Gotham; its corporate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2012

    Giuliani: Romney is Good, But He's No Giuliani (We Don't Understand It Either)

    Endorsements are vital parts of a campaign's method of connecting with voters who would otherwise remain skeptical of a candidate's performance. They run as supplements to the Big Picture, stumping on behalf of a message that they believe in for the most part (search: Republican candidates' speeches ... More >>

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    May 12, 2012

    Romney's Millennial Problem at Liberty University

    Talk about a stiff crowd.This afternoon, Presidential hopeful (and this week's same-sex marriage elephant in the room) Mitt Romney gave the commencement speech at Liberty University. The evangelical college is the brainchild and former stomping grounds of Reverend Jerry Falwell - founder of the anti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2012

    Mitt Romney Endorses Straight Marriage!

    The other day, President Obama finally said that same-sex marriage should be legalized, though he's leaving it up to the states blah blah. Well, Mitt Romney just gave his own side of the argument in a speech at Christian Liberty University. Romney had said that this tender subject wouldn't be a bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Mitt and Barack's Big Gay Week Get the Taiwanese Animation Treatment

    What a gay week! The President came out for gay marriage, while his opponent, Mitt Romney, had another kind of coming out. In timing that couldn't have been more poetic or suspicious, depending on your take, the Washington Post published a must-read, 5,500 word story on Mitt Romney's days at Hogwar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Bill Maher Says "America's Not Number One!"

    A lot of triumphalists want to keep alive the idea that America is at the forefront of everything, the same rah-rah spirit that's inflated our egos and sometimes has us coming off downright piggish in our world views. But comic observer Bill Maher disagrees. "Really?" says Bill. "Always waving th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Sacha Cohen's The Dictator Character Endorses Mitt Romney

    At a press conference at the Waldorf-Astoria yesterday, General Aladeen--aka Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator--unsurprisingly backed Mitt Romney for Prez. Explained the General: "He'd make a great dictator. He's incredibly wealthy but pays no taxes. And it's not much of a leap from firing people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Mitt Romney's Openly Gay Foreign Policy Spokesman Has Quit

    Richard Grenell is an out gay man who worked for 12 days as Mitt Romney's foreign policy spokesman. And he immediately was under heat from conservatives. Romney reportedly had no problem with Grenell, but the real righties questioned the guy's open gayness and were also concerned about security ri ... More >>

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    April 28, 2012

    Mitt Romney Has Some Money Advice For Young Folks: Borrow From Your Parents

    He sure knows how to appeal to the youth! Wealthy youth, that is. A video is circulating today of Mitt Romney giving some useful entrepreneurial advice to the young people of our country and one part of his tips is about, of course, money.

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    April 27, 2012

    Is Barack Obama Too Cool?

    Yesterday, the Voice brought you some sad-making news: rather than give us meaningful material on which to base our votes, Barack Obama will probably serenade us with more slow-jams and Mitt Romney will keep acting like he has never had fun in his life. Ever. So it goes in American politics (who e ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Mitt Romney Wins New York (Duh); Pointless Primary Cost State $20 Million

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the New York Republican primary last night -- as polling places across the state resembled Scoobie-Doo ghost towns, including an Upstate town where only 47 of 1,100 eligible voters actually went to the polls. Yesterday's primary, as we mentioned in prior ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    John McCain To Michael Bloomberg: Boost Mitt Romney!

    Will Mike make like Rudy? That question remains unanswered after John McCain met yesterday with Mayor Michael Bloomberg to convince the pol to back Mitt Romney in the presidential election. McCain called on Mike shortly after Rudy Giuliani, America's Mayor/frenemy extraordinaire, announced his su ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Rudy Giuliani, Frenemy Extraordinaire, Backs Mitt Romney

    Remember all that nasty shit Rudy Giuliani, "America's Mayor," said about Mitt Romney? If you don't, Business Insider has a rundown of some stinging gems. For example: "This is a man without a core, this is a man without substance, this is a man that will say anything to become president of the Un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Dog Soldiers: Rightbloggers Meld with Mitt over Obama Mutt Meal Story

    For months, the growing probability that Mitt Romney, least acceptably conservative of the Republican Presidential contenders, would face Obama in November made rightbloggers moody and irritable. They've been coming around, but slowly. When Newt Gingrich's supporters attacked Romney's years as a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Mitt Romney To Speak at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University (Seriously)

    Phew. At first, it seemed like Mitt Romney wasn't going to sink to Rick Santorum levels to court the religious right -- which would have been super boring for those of us who keep our eyes peeled for cringe-inducing campaigning. Like all Republicans who want to win, however, Mitt has realized tha ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2012

    Mitt Romney, American Parasite

    His years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism

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    April 17, 2012

    Sorry, Ladies: Mitt Romney's Women Problem Might Not Matter in The Election

    Back when Rick Santorum was still gunning for the G.O.P presidential nomination, it looked like both the candidate and Republican party had major trouble with this nation's ladies. Santorum's screeds on abortion, rape, contraception, and combat sure did support the idea that the Right was waging a w ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    What Does Mitt Romney Have in Common With Catholic Incense?

    Mitt Romney sure did have a hectic weekend, having to balance heavy duty damage control -- that whole "stay at home moms need to learn the dignity of work"-thing -- with a "Saturday Night Live" bid.

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    April 15, 2012

    Live from New York... It's Mitt Romney?

    This has to happen. In what could be one of the most interesting Saturday Night Live episodes in recent memory, it has been reported that Lorne Michaels, the producer of the legendary sketch comedy show, has offered the Romney tent a chance for their candidate to show off his comedic flare ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Should Mitt Romney Give Rick Santorum a Break?

    New York and Pennsylvania's April 24 primaries are fast approaching and while Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have mainly eyed the Empire State's 95 delegates, the Keystone State's contest might ultimately decide Santorum's electability. Indeed, the former Pennsylvania Senator suffered a shattering l ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Mitt Romney Beats Rick Santorum 2-1 in New York: Poll

    Remember a few weeks ago, when it looked like New York's April 24 primary might actually matter? Well, even though the G.O.P. presidential candidate has yet to be definitively decided, national stats suggest that Mitt Romney has a very healthy lead, with 658 delegates compared to Rick Santorum's ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum: Who Is The Bigger Right-Winger?

    In terms of his political views, Mitt Romney has heard it all: flip-flopper, moderate, secret liberal, pseudo-conservative, Etch-A-Sketch; the list goes on and on. Republican voters have had a rather excessively hard time throwing their support behind a guy who influenced Obamacare and was pro-choic ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Gay Republicans! WTF Are They Thinking?

    I recently heard about a gay porn star who's Republican and who has publicly backed Romney, and my thoughts were: *I'm sure Romney's thrilled. [Rolls eyeballs] *WTF? Can a gay person in their right mind really back any Republican, knowing that their campaigns are generally based on demeaning LGBT ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Mitt Romney Is An Etch-A-Sketch? I Discussed This With Olbermann

    On last night's Countdown With Keith Olbermann on Current TV, I discussed the weird gaffe whereby Mitt Romney's advisor compared to the whole campaigning process to an Etch-a-Sketch. In other words, you can shake the whole thing up, clean the slate, and come up with all new views to be elected!

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    March 20, 2012

    Who Has Two Thumbs and Hates More Primaries? Mitt Romney!

    First, there was Iowa and New Hampshire. Then, there was Super Tuesday. At some point, there were other Republican primaries. And tonight, the resilient candidates find themselves in Illinois -- a contest that is "make-or-break" for Mitt Romney. With 54 delegates up for grabs in the state that is ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Occupy Wall Street Pickets Mitt Romney's Fund-Raiser

    Mitt Romney was in town this morning for a fund-raiser at the Waldorf Astoria, and a crowd of about 200 Occupy Wall Street protesters, activists, and union members were there to welcome him. The Romney event was hosted by Gristede's billionaire John Catsimitidis, and guests were encouraged to donat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Mitt Romney Thinks He Can Just "Get Rid" Of Planned Parenthood (Which He Can't) -- And New York Dems Are Pissed!

    ​Former Massachusetts governor/wannabe GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's currently catching some heat from the left over comments he made about his desire to "get rid" of Planned Parenthood -- something he has no authority to do, even if he is elected president.One of those worked up over R ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Mitt Romney: Can Anything Short Of An "Act Of God" Keep Him From Becoming The GOP Nominee For President?

    ​As we noted yesterday, Super Tuesday came and went and there's still no shoo-in for the Republican nominee for president.However, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney gained a bit of an edge in his quest to become the GOP's chosen one -- enough of an edge that members of his campaign reporte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    No, There Is Still Not a GOP Presidential Nominee

    So you just wanted to know which Republican would go face-to-face with Barack Obama in November and were kinda hoping that Super Tuesday would finally produce an obvious Presidential candidate. Too bad! As detailed by The Associated Press, yesterday's contests suggest that Mitt Romney will probab ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    A Guide to the Glitz and Glam of Super Tuesday

    It's that quadrennial time of the year again: Super Tuesday. The political primary holiday in ten states tonight will dole out 20 percent of the delegate count -- a total of 419 -- for the Republican National Convention in August. With Romney riding off the momentum of wins in Washington, Arizona, a ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Arizona and Michigan: Super Tuesday Pregame Is a Romney-Santorum Standoff

    Tonight is the night... for more primaries. Arizona and Michigan are next up for primaries as voters in these states have until this evening to choose their favorite Republican presidential candidate. Contrary to popular belief, these two primaries are actually worth something: Arizona will award 29 ... More >>

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    February 26, 2012

    The Artist Gets Re-Imagined To Star Mitt Romney

    Often, Hollywood gets political. Stars speak out on issues; movies have messages. But here we bring you a case of politics going Hollywood. In honor of Oscars The Chris Matthews Show re-envisioned tonight's front-runner for Best Picture -- the silent, black-and-white ode to nostalgia The Artist -- ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    Could Rick Santorum Beat Barack Obama?

    Barack Obama is ahead of Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in 12 swing states -- but the incumbent might still have to do some work to beat the pol from Pennsylvania, according to a new poll by Purple Strategies, a political consulting group. Santorum has stolen the G.O.P lead from Romney in these batt ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Presidential Campaigns Rip Pages Out of Zuckerberg's Playbook

    Conservative Christian males and liberal atheist females are being targeted -- on Facebook, at least. According The New York Times, these kinds of digital details are increasingly valuable to office-seekers than ever before. As we all know, Facebook thrives off of tracking our web patterns, analyz ... More >>

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