Mitt Romney http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21482/all en Obama v. Romney: They sing. You decide (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/obama-v-romney-they-sing-you-decide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The GOP frontrunner is no Obama, at least when it comes to music. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Earlier this month we learned that President Barack Obama can <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/president-obama-sings-al-green-video-update" target="_blank">sing a pretty mean Al Green</a>.</p> <p> Today we learned that Mitt Romney should <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romney-sings-america-the-beautiful-0056/2012/01/31/gIQABTnleQ_video.html#" target="_blank">probably not sing in public</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Here&#39;s the offending clip, courtesy of the Washington Post&#39;s <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics" target="_blank">Post Politics blog</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/cbsthismorning/" target="_blank">CBS This Morning</a>.</p> <p> And don&#39;t say I didn&#39;t warn you:</p> <p> <iframe frameborder="0" height="270px" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://specials.washingtonpost.com/mv/embed/?title=Mitt%20Romney%20sings%20'America%20the%20Beautiful'%20(00%3A56)&amp;stillURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Frf%2Fimage_606w%2F2010-2019%2FWashingtonPost%2F2012%2F01%2F31%2FNational-Politics%2FVideos%2F01312012-29v%2F01312012-29v.jpg&amp;flvURL=%2Fmedia%2F2012%2F01%2F31%2F01312012-29v.m4v&amp;width=480&amp;height=270&amp;autoStart=0&amp;clickThru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fpolitics%2Fmitt-romney-sings-america-the-beautiful-0056%2F2012%2F01%2F31%2FgIQABTnleQ_video.html" width="480px"></iframe></p> <p> And for comparison, here&#39;s Obama at a fundraising event in New York City:</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T-hDt2E8MoE" width="560"></iframe></p> <p> They sing. You decide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/obama-v-romney-they-sing-you-decide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections Mitt Romney President Barack Obama Elections Politics Macro Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:14:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5689738 at http://www.globalpost.com VIDEO: Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/video-will-the-real-mitt-romney-please-stand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For those who like their political analysis in easy-to-digest rap form. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Boom, boom, boom.</p> <p> Enjoy.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bxch-yi14BE" width="560"></iframe></p> Mitt Romney Macro Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:32:31 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5696881 at http://www.globalpost.com Dmitry Medvedev slams 'Hollywood' Mitt Romney for calling Russia 'number 1 foe' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120327/dmitri-medvedev-hollywood-mitt-romney-geopolitical-foe Such statements "smack of Hollywood," Medvedev said today. "It's 2012, not the middle of the 1970s." <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120327/dmitri-medvedev-hollywood-mitt-romney-geopolitical-foe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Dmitry Medvedev Mitt Romney World Leaders Elections Diplomacy Russia United States Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:37:32 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5697928 at http://www.globalpost.com Newt Gingrich lays off a third of campaign staff, insists he's still in the race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120328/newt-gingrich-cuts-third-campaign-staff "We're staying in, that's exactly why we're downsizing," Gingrich says.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120328/newt-gingrich-cuts-third-campaign-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum Elections Politics United States Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:40:00 +0000 News Desk 5698082 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: Mitt Romney scores a hat trick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-mitt-romney-scores-hat-trick Mitt Romney can check <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120403/santorum-romney-washington-dc-wisconsin-primary-election">three more states</a> off his to-do list, after winning the Republican primaries in <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120403/maryland-primary-mitt-romney-easliy-defeats-rick">Maryland</a>, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120403/dc-primary-romney-defeats-santorum-takes-another">DC</a> and <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120403/wisconsin-primary-mitt-romney-claims-third-victo">Wisconsin</a> last night.&nbsp;</p> <p> With Romney now more than half way to the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination, it looks like someone will have to stage an intervention to drag the other candidates off the campaign trail. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-mitt-romney-scores-hat-trick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mitt Romney Elections Politics Chatter United States Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:19:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5699125 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: Republicans finally get their nominee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-republicans-finally-get-their-nominee Mitt Romney can finally call himself the GOP nominee, Kofi Annan has words of warning on Syria, and Canada's Conservative Party gets a highly suspicious package.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-republicans-finally-get-their-nominee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mitt Romney Elections Politics Chatter United States Wed, 30 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5706115 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: Obamacare is constitutional, you hear? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-obamacare-constitutional The Affordable Care Act is ruled legal, Colorado burns, Shenzhou-9 returns to Earth, and Egypt's first lady doesn't like being called "First Lady."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-obamacare-constitutional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Mitt Romney World Leaders Elections Politics Chatter Health United States Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:48:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5709971 at http://www.globalpost.com Mitt Romney to Israel: I'll treat you better than Obama has http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120728/mitt-romney-israel-ill-treat-you-better-obama--0 The upheaval of the Arab Spring could have been avoided, Romney argued, if Obama had not abandoned George W. Bush's "freedom agenda," which – Romney claimed – would have brought reform to the Middle East "in a more peaceful manner."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120728/mitt-romney-israel-ill-treat-you-better-obama--0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Mitt Romney Elections Diplomacy Politics Israel and Palestine United States Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:06:22 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5713943 at http://www.globalpost.com "Mitt the Twit": A ‘disconcerting’ trip to London http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/highway-2012/mitt-the-twit-disconcerting-trip The Obama campaign is wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on attack ads targeting Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Save your money, folks: the former Massachusetts governor needs little help in savaging his own reputation and prestige.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/highway-2012/mitt-the-twit-disconcerting-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mitt Romney Elections Diplomacy Politics Israel and Palestine Highway 2012 United Kingdom United States Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:28:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5713957 at http://www.globalpost.com Mitt Romney gaffes: I didn't say anything about Palestinian culture http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120731/mitt-romney-gaffes-palestinian-culture-israel "That's an interesting topic that perhaps could deserve scholarly analysis but I actually didn't address that," Romney claims.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120731/mitt-romney-gaffes-palestinian-culture-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Mitt Romney Elections Politics Israel and Palestine United States Tue, 31 Jul 2012 17:41:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5714385 at http://www.globalpost.com Campaign 2012: In an Oregonian state of mind http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/highway-2012/portland-oregon-liberal-democrat-marijuana-legalization-us-election PORTLAND — Self-consciously quirky, outrageously liberal, Portland feels a bit like a hippie museum. On a recent, glorious Sunday, in the hipster Hawthorne neighborhood, white-bearded bikers in bandannas straddled their hogs in the sunshine, crowds of middle-aged, Birkenstocked customers strolled in and out of what could only be termed “head shops,” while others flipped through racks of vintage clothing — everything from old Simpsons T-shirts to velvet blazers to flowered hats from the '50s.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/highway-2012/portland-oregon-liberal-democrat-marijuana-legalization-us-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Elections Barack Obama Mitt Romney Elections Highway 2012 United States Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:27:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5715195 at http://www.globalpost.com Gawker publishes 950-page document dump about Mitt Romney's investments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120823/gawker-mitt-romney-investments John Cook at Gawker has published a huge document dump offering more insight to Mitt Romney's extensive investments.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120823/gawker-mitt-romney-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mitt Romney Americas Business United States Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:23:00 +0000 Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider 5716975 at http://www.globalpost.com Secret video: Mitt Romney says Palestinians have 'no interest' in peace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120918/secret-video-mitt-romney-palestinians-israel Mitt Romney: "I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say, 'There's just no way.'"<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120918/secret-video-mitt-romney-palestinians-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Mitt Romney Elections Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East United States Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:53:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5719648 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney's Libya comments criticizing Obama hurt his popularity, poll finds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120918/romneys-libya-comments-critical-of-obama-hurt-his-popularity-romney-encore It's been a rough week for the Romney campaign.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120918/romneys-libya-comments-critical-of-obama-hurt-his-popularity-romney-encore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Mitt Romney Middle East United States Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:45:00 +0000 Lizzy Tomei 5719723 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney campaign seizes on Obama's 1998 talk of 'redistribution' (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120919/romney-campaign-seizes-obamas-1998-talk-redistri Pointing to 14-year-old audio, Romney campaign tries to shift media scrutiny toward the president's words on policy.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120919/romney-campaign-seizes-obamas-1998-talk-redistri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 US Election Barack Obama Mitt Romney Politics United States Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:49:00 +0000 Lizzy Tomei 5719839 at http://www.globalpost.com