“I got my chance,” Mitt tells Fox. “I took my message to the American people. I wasn’t successful.” After two attempts at the White House, there won’t be a third.
From dishing to the “Latina Oprah,” to nixing a Pawlenty/bin Laden joke on the eve of the terrorist’s assassination, here are some of the juiciest tidbits in my new book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies.
Former policy aide Gabriel Schoenfeld’s new book, A Bad Day on the Romney Campaign: An Insider’s Account, blames Romney’s staff for his defeat. Romney aides have dismissed the account, saying Schoenfeld was not as high up in the organization as he claims and that “he just has stuff he wants to get off his chest. Sigh. Welcome to ebooks.”
“If I was a Democratic hot-shot politician, I would primary her so fast,” says Stu Stevens. Hickenlooper 2016?
Romney was criticized on CNN after talking to graduates at a predominantly Mormon university about the importance of marriage and family.
He also has a Facebook profile full of photos of him posing with almost every Republican politician from the 2012 election cycle.
Thanks for the idea, Stephen Colbert!
American Bridge’s tome. “I don’t think there’s been a knockout blow,” says his biographer.
The social network’s case study touts Romney’s Twitter presence as a model for future campaigns. There’s just one minor problem.
Reince Priebus tries to woo black voters with a “listening session” at a black Brooklyn mega-church. At the strip mall across the street, shoppers are still talking about that rich, white guy who ran for president.
“The entire Republican party has spent four years making a huge mistake really retreating from its historic role as the main advocate of sound national security policies.”
How America got used to his religion, and mine.
The Republican nominee’s father didn’t walk out of the ‘64 convention. And George Romney didn’t teach Mitt that you lose by being honest — he taught him that you change your positions to win.
2016’s intellectual Rick Perry tries to mark his territory.
The Republican was mocked for bringing it up during a debate.
The Log Cabin Republicans run a full-page ad in The New York Times calling Hagel “wrong on gay rights.” The ad ignores Hagel’s apology.
The next Secretary of State is surprisingly candid in his Twitter feed. Some shameless Mitt Romney takedowns.
Jimmy Carter’s grandson turns his big scoop into a career. He’s already taken down another Republican with a hidden-camera video.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was in the spotlight all year long. Will it ever be as cool to be a Mormon as it was in 2012?
In an ongoing dispute, editors have informed American Express that they are contesting charges from the campaign trail.
Gun control legislation wasn’t a priority for Obama on the stump.
While listening to the Glenn Beck radio program, sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re hearing a news segment or the most sophisticated form of product placement known to man.
A rush to make up after a bitter election. “A tactical shift,” says an executive.
The former President candidate attended the fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas Saturday night. “Hello Manny. I ran for president. I lost.”
Mitt and Ann go to the local Costco in San Diego. He’s pulling a Biden!
Potential 2016 candidates make a move.
The message: “We do care about people, not just the wealthy,” says an aide. It’s all about the children!
The undercover former presidential candidate was spotted shopping at Costco in La Jolla by TMZ. He’s pulling a Biden!