Every politician is forced to pretend to love regular-guy things, like food on a stick, while he's running for president, but for Newt Gingrich, it was clear this task was especially painful.
Ron Paul supporters took over the Nevada GOP earlier this month, so Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee have opened dialogue with the libertarian about his philosophy and policy priorities. No, just kidding, they're pouring money into a "shadow state party" and trying to make the official party irrelevant.
Usually, when people run for president with little chance of winning, they say their goal is to influence the conversation. While several Republican presidential candidates took Paul-like positions to try to steal some of his supporters, Mitt Romney was not one of them.
The biggest story of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been that he can't get Republican voters excited about him. Well, meet, New Hampshire's Pete Galamaga, who really likes Mitt.
Newt Gingrich wasn't the most beautiful Republican presidential candidate of 2012, but he was always the most visually interesting: his expressive face, his love of props and animals, and the deep archive of photos from his long political career. Here we tell the story of Newt's "double-Lazarus" presidential campaign in photos.
As expected, Mitt Romney swept five Republican primary elections Tuesday night, but even if the winner is no surprise, his vote totals can still tell us something.
Mitt Romney's campaign sent out an all-caps press release announcing the candidate had won "SUPPORT OF WYOMING GOVERNOR MATT MEAD" Tuesday, six weeks after the Wyoming caucus.
All these reporters were haters about Newt Gingrich's vision for a moon colony, and now they're tweeting about the space shuttle like nerdy NASA-cap wearing third graders.
Mitt Romney needed friends back in February, when it looked like Rick Santorum might actually beat him in the Republican presidential primary. Sadly, some friends rushed to his side only after Santorum said he was quitting the race.
For a moment, Newt Gingrich could picture an amazing improbable victory for himself. But even Newt thinks that is not to be. Gingrich is but a shadow of the anti-Mitt Romney warrior he was only months ago.
In some of the big swing states that helped Mitt Romney beat his opponents -- Florida, Ohio -- he's going to have a harder time fighting President Obama, due in part to a better economy. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
On Thursday, Santorum met with conservative leaders in northern Virginia to figure out a way to beat Mitt Romney, and the consensus was, "We need to make a midcourse correction," Richard Viguerie, a direct-mail expert, told The New York Times. It's an odd conclusion to draw, since the 'mid" of the race seems to have passed few weeks ago.
Rick Santorum has vowed he's staying in the Republican primary, but as we've noted, presidential primary history indicates the surest sign a candidate will quit the race is a bunch of headlines noting that he says he's in it to win it.
Now that Mitt Romney has finally effectively slain the Rick Santorum beast, it's time to reconsider whether he's totally doomed against President Obama, right?
As newspapers and blogs declare the Republican presidential primary over, Rick Santorum now has two options: go out in a hail of bullets like Paul Newman at the end of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, or like Newman in Hombre, helping the snobs he hates.
There is reportedly a high probability that at any random moment during the day, Mitt Romney's internal monologue is going something like this: "don't make a gaffe, don't make a gaffe, don't make a gaffe."
Tomorrow looks like it's going to be a bad day for Rick Santorum, but Mitt Romney might have a tough couple months with America's ladies. Here's today's polls and why they matter.
There are people who watched HBO's Game Change with glee and others who recoiled in horror, and Mitt Romney's campaign is making it quite clear they're in the latter camp.
Few people think Rick Santorum has a chance of winning the Wisconsin primary Tuesday, including Santorum, who will be in Pennsylvania election night.
Karl Rove wasn't mad when Dmitry Medvedev scoffed that Mitt Romney's claim that Russia was our "No. 1 geopolitical foe," sounded like a 1970s Hollywood movie -- he was inspired.
Budget wonk and conservative dreamboat Paul Ryan endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination on Fox and Friends Friday morning, saying that Romney is the best guy for the job, and, by the way, "the more we drag it out, the harder it is to win in November."
Rick Santorum hasn't won any big swing states -- and he's in danger in his home state Pennsylvania -- and doesn't have much of a shot at catching up with Mitt Romney, so the headlines declaring the end of the Republican primary are beginning to cascade.
Fox News felt a 17 percent drop in viewers this month compared to March 2011 -- guess that means everyone hates Republicans, right?
When Newt Gingrich was soaring to the top of national polls, he claimed it was his wife Callista who encouraged him to stay in the presidential race back when his staff essentially fired him last June.
Mitt Romney has lots of great selling points -- his business experience, his success as Massachusetts Governor -- but there's one thing President Obama very clearly has on him: foreign policy experience.
Back in October, The Atlantic Wire scoured the Internet in vain searching for an authentic, enthusiastic fans of Mitt Romney.
George H.W. Bush has already said he'd support Mitt Romney for president, but on now he's agreed to make a political news event out of it, telling the Romney campaign he'd be endorsing their candidate later in the week.
Two polls show the 2012 election campaign in a curious moment: the candidates are talking about one thing few voters noticed -- who's more like an Etch A Sketch -- and not talking about one thing voters are upset about, the Afghanistan war. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Most Americans think Obamacare is unconstitutional, and this feeling appears to be about principle -- a plurality say the law has had no effect on their lives. But even if they don't like President Obama's most famous legislation, they like him more than Mitt Romney. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Where does Rick Santorum's anti-reporter cussing rank in the all-time great politician-reporter cuss outs? Not very high.
Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have withered from being Mitt Romney's legitimate competitors into mere "hecklers," Politico's Jonathan Martin writes.
Cartoonist Tom Toles on riffs on Romney's fall campaign strategy.
Mitt Romney's campaign has started a new blog to humanize him, but he still has some work to do in Virginia. Newt Gingrich has that genre locked down, but he might consider working on another: cute Callista photos. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
You'd think Tuesday, the day of the Illinois primary, was shaping up to be a good day for Mitt Romney, both mathematically -- the state awards lots of delegates, and Rick Santorum has already ceded 10 by not filing all the right paperwork -- and symbolically -- this would be a victory in a big, diverse state just days after Romney demolished Santorum in Puerto Rico, where Santorum wasted two days campaigning
Now that the unemployment rate has improved several months in a row, Mitt Romney has had to shift his message on the economy, while Rick Santorum has stopped talking about it at all.
Rick Santorum condemned President Obama for not protecting children from pornographers Sunday night, but in the same 5-minute interview, he wouldn't say that Joe Paterno had failed to protect children from an accused child rapist.
Rick Santorum recovered from stirring up a little controversy in Puerto Rico by relaxing shirtless next to the pool at one of the island's resorts. Unfortunately for his modesty, some of his fellow sun worshippers were passengers on an all-gay cruise, and they sent this photo of Santorum to the blog Joe My God.
It wasn't that long ago that some of the top conservative publications were in full-on Newt panic, but they're now a bit more mellow, just sitting back and enjoying the candidate make a fool of himself
Cartoonist Steve Breen on the GOP primary.
If politics is a zero-sum game, there has to be at least one winner, right? But to read the latest news from the top three Republican presidential campaigns, it sounds like every campaign is in disarray, or close to it.
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