Political Theater

Romney distorts Obama quote in new television ad

November 22, 2011

Democrats are calling Mitt Romney “dishonest”and “a serial deceiver” after the release of a new Romney campaign ad that quotes Obama out of context. The ad, which attacks Obama’s record on the economy, splices together comments Obama made in New Hampshire in 2008, including this one: “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”

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Romney opens ad offensive against Obama

November 22, 2011

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's first television commercial attacking Barack Obama's record  hits the airwaves in New Hampshire on Tuesday -- just in time to welcome the president on a  visit to the early primary state.

Five must-see moments from the GOP foreign policy debate

November 13, 2011

The Republican presidential candidates assembled in Spartanburg, South Carolina, last night for a primary debate, the first to focus entirely on foreign policy and national security. In a dialogue that spanned assorted geopolitical challenges — including Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons, America’s strategic relationship with Pakistan, and trade with China — the eight Republicans outlined the approaches they would take to diplomacy if elected head of state. Here are five of the most notable exchanges:

New Romney, DNC ads target the foreclosure crisis

October 25, 2011

The DNC has debuted a new ad targeting Mitt Romney for his comments on the housing crisis last week in Las Vegas. “Don’t try to stop the foreclosure process,” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on October 17. “Let it run its course and hit the bottom.” The ad quotes Romney, multiple times, to a dramatic score.

Who’s fueling the 2012 race?

October 24, 2011

Professional race car drivers wear their sponsors’ logos on their uniforms. What if presidential hopefuls did the same? Reuters Decoder takes a look at the candidates’ biggest corporate sponsors: