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Romney: Uninsured with preexisting conditions should be denied coverage

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday insisted that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law should be overturned and that people with preexisting conditions should be denied coverage if they had never had insurance before. During an appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show, host Jay Leno told Romney that he…

Romney: Government workers just look for ‘places they can interfere’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday suggested that most government workers were a waste of taxpayer dollars because they spend their days looking for “places they can interfere.” At a campaign event in San Diego, California, the former Massachusetts governor told supporters that there were a “class of individuals”…

Adviser: Romney will change positions ‘like an Etch A Sketch’ after primary

A senior adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday insisted the former Massachusetts governor wasn’t being hurt by adopting more conservative positions during the primary because he could “start over again” for the general election. During an interview on CNN, John Fugelsang asked Romney Communications Director Eric Fehrnstrom…

Romney: ‘I don’t see how a young American can vote for a Democrat’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he can’t understand why so many young people vote Democratic. During a speech on economic freedom at the University of Chicago on Monday, the candidate was asked to address crippling student loans and the high unemployment rate for younger Americans. “I joke and I…

Romney: ‘No question’ Obama wanted higher gas prices

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday said that there was “no question” President Barack Obama had a plan to raise gas prices when he took office. “When he ran for office, he said he wanted to see gas prices go up,” the candidate told Fox News host Bret Baier.…

Michael Steele: Romney can’t clinch the nomination before the convention

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign has taken to proclaiming that the math is on his side, and that even if he loses some primaries by narrow margins his count of delegates will continue growing. A Romney victory is not a sure thing, however. Even former Republican National Committee Chair…

Romney: Fox News is ‘pretty fair and balanced’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday pushed back against the idea that Fox News was supporting his candidacy. Earlier this week, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had complained to Fox News host Brian Kilmeade that the conservative news network was in the tank for Romney. “He has Fox News…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters target Romney fundraiser

Protesters affiliated with “Occupy Wall Street” converged on the luxury hotel Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan on Wednesday, where a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was being held. The Associated Press estimated that about a hundred people participated in the demonstration against corporate spending in politics. Reverend Billy Taden of…

Romney’s son praises Obama: ‘He is great’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s son, Matt, wandered off message in Hawaii on Monday and declared that President Barack Obama was “great.” Late last year, Matt Romney had taken his father’s campaign into birther territory by joking that the president might not be a U.S. citizen. Stumping for his dad…

Romney: ‘If I’m a weak frontrunner then what does that make Newt Gingrich?’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a response to rival Newt Gingrich’s claim that he’s a weak frontrunner: I know I am but what are you? On Sunday, Gingrich told Fox News host Chris Wallace that the former Massachusetts governor had one of the most anemic campaigns in the last…

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