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Romney woos Southerners: I had some ‘cheesy grits’ at the Hilton, y’all

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday appealed to Southern voters by proclaiming his love for grits. At an event in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the former Massachusetts governor declared that “strange things are happening to me” during his trip to Dixie. “I am learning to say y’all, and I like grits…

Ann Romney: ‘I don’t even consider myself wealthy’

The wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that even though she is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, she doesn’t consider herself to be wealthy. In an interview on Monday, Ann Romney told Fox News host Neil Cavuto that her struggle with multiple sclerosis has changed her view…

Romney on student debt: Join the military

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday told a high school senior not to expect any help from the government for college tuition unless he joined the military. At a town hall-style campaign event in Mahoning Valley, Ohio, a student who was hoping to go to college next year asked…

Romney and Santorum in dead heat in Ohio

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has surged into a dead heat with Rick Santorum in the Ohio primary, setting up a cliffhanger race on Tuesday, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday. The former Massachusetts governor and former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania are tied with 32…

Romney to NASCAR fans: I wear ‘garbage bags’ too

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s latest attempt to win over racing fans may have backfired after he referred to their rain ponchos as “garbage bags.” While attending the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Romney told The Associated Press that he didn’t follow the sport closely as some fans “but I have…

Romney: Obama mandated contraception so he might take your guns too

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned voters on Wednesday that President Barack Obama might eventually curb the rights of gun owners since he is also requiring all health insurers to cover contraception for women. A man at an event in Fargo, North Dakota asked the candidate how he would “protect…

Supporter to Romney: Don’t ‘come and get my gun’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday calmed the fears of a supporter who worried that the candidate was going prevent gun owners from protecting themselves from a “tyrannical government.” “I have a concealed carry permit,” the man, who identified himself as William Phillips, told Romney at an event in…

Reporter handcuffed at Romney victory speech

A national correspondent was briefly handcuffed and detained on Tuesday as she was trying to watch Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s victory speech at the Diamond Center in Novi, Michigan. The Economist‘s Natasha Loder told The New York Observer that she left the press filing room when she realized that…

Romney: ‘Vote for the other guy’ if you can’t relate to me

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday said Americans should “vote for the other guy” if they couldn’t related to him because of his enormous wealth. The former Bain Capital CEO on Friday noted that his wife drove two Cadillacs. It was just one of a number of gaffes that…

Romney on Santorum: ‘I wonder which team he was taking it for’

Following sparring with Rick Santorum at a GOP debate on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked the former Pennsylvania senator with a slightly suggestive line, wondering “which team he was taking it for.” During the CNN-sponsor debate in Arizona, Santorum had defended his support for the “No Child Left…

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