Prolonged bitter primary good for Obama

Mitt Romney has clearly prevailed in his costly and bitter Republican presidential primary fight in Florida against Newt Gingrich, collecting the Sunshine State’s full complement of 50 convention delegates. Despite Romney’s sizable margin of victory the battle for delegates is far from over as it will take 1,144 committed delegates to secure the nomination. None […]

GOP voters have little choice in race

Freedom New Mexico Mitt Romney’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination suffered its first real setback, a resounding loss to Newt Gingrich in Saturday’s South Carolina primary. The former House speaker’s first victory is the latest manifestation of the trepidation GOP conservatives and Tea Party activists have for the former Massachusetts governor. Still, Republican voters […]

Mitt Romney’s momentum unstoppable

Mitt Romney is two for two in the 2012 Republican presidential nominating process. On Tuesday, as expected, Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts and co-founder of the Bain Capital asset-management and venture-capital firm, bested five challengers in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary balloting. Romney’s glide to victory in the Granite State, although predictable, was an important […]

Romney’s health care proposal worth another look

F or about 10 days last month, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney floated an idea that should have been of keen interest to military veterans in retiree-rich communities. He suggested partly privatizing the veterans health care system. “Sometimes you wonder,” Romney said Nov. 11, “if there would be some way to introduce some private-sector competition, […]

Hostility will do nothing to change U.S. fortunes

Freedom New Mexico He talked about wanting to do what was best for the party and for the country and at some level he was no doubt quite sincere. But last week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney acted like the businessman he was while amassing the fortune that made it possible for him to play […]

Romney drops out

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his faltering presidential campaign. “I must now stand aside, for our party and our country,” Romney told conservatives. “If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall […]

McCain wins Florida GOP primary

By Liz Sidoti and David Espo: The Associated Press MIAMI — Next stop, 21 states at once, the Republican presidential nomination the prize. Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida primary Tuesday night, seizing the upper hand in the GOP race ahead of next week’s coast-to-coast contests and lining up a quick […]

Economic policies make Republican race tough to call

By Freedom New Mexico Republican voters are having a hard time settling on presidential candidates, now that the party has three separate winners after its first three major primaries. In Michigan on Tuesday, Republican Mitt Romney salvaged his political campaign, which had been withering following losses in New Hampshire and Iowa. Arizona Sen. John McCain […]

Romney wins Michigan GOP primary

By Liz Sidoti and Glen Johnson: The Associated Press DETROIT — Mitt Romney scored his first major primary victory Tuesday in his native Michigan, a win he desperately needed to give his weakened candidacy new life and set the stage for a wide-open Republican showdown in South Carolina in just four days. Romney was the […]

Clinton, McCain win NH primaries

By David Espo and Philip Elliott: The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won New Hampshire’s Democratic primary Tuesday night in a startling upset, defeating Sen. Barack Obama and resurrecting her bid for the White House. Sen. John McCain powered past his Republican rivals and back into contention for the GOP nomination. […]