DENVER (Reuters) – Republican candidate Mitt Romney is under pressure to produce a strong performance on Wednesday at his first face-to-face debate with President Barack Obama to try to turn around a race for the White House that has been edging away from him.
The 90-minute encounter offers the chance to reach more than 60 million people on television, a far greater audience than watched either candidate speak at the Democratic and Republican conventions.
WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Under pressure to regain his
balance in the race for the White House, Mitt Romney is going
through intense preparation for the first presidential debate
next week while his campaign appeals to fellow Republicans to
keep faith with their candidate.
Romney has appeared to have stopped the stumbling by having
a relatively mistake-free week of campaigning after recent
troubles that allowed President Barack Obama to build a lead in
polls with less than 40 days left until the Nov. 6 election.
MIAMI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Mitt Romney is planning to
increase the pace of his public campaign events in battleground
states as he tries to move past one of the most difficult weeks
of his Republican presidential campaign.
During a week in which his campaign has faced infighting and
a secret video came to light that made Romney appear like he was
writing off nearly half the voting public, the Republican has
mostly appeared at fund-raising events in states that are not in
doubt — Democratic-heavy California and the Republican
stronghold of Texas.
MIAMI (Reuters) – Seeking to recover from his disparaging remarks about the half of the country that gets government benefits, Republican Mitt Romney said on Wednesday his presidential campaign was about helping the “100 percent” in America.
In a fundraising speech in Atlanta and a television interview in Miami, Romney said he would do a better job of helping the poor than President Barack Obama. Advisers said Romney would step up the pace of his campaigning as the tight presidential contest enters its final seven weeks.
MIAMI (Reuters) – Mitt Romney said on Wednesday he would do a better job of helping the poor than President Barack Obama as the Republican candidate tried to recover from disparaging remarks about the half of the country that gets government benefits.
Romney wants the November 6 election to be a referendum on Obama’s handling of the weak U.S. economy, but self-inflicted wounds have sidetracked him this week. A secretly recorded video that surfaced on Monday suggested he was writing off Obama supporters as people dependent on government with no sense of personal responsibility.
ATLANTA, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Mitt Romney said on Wednesday
he would do a better job of helping the poor than President
Barack Obama as the Republican tried to recover from a secret
video that showed him dismissing nearly half the electorate as
dependent on government help.
Romney has sought to make the Nov. 6 election a referendum
on Obama’s economic stewardship, but over the past week the
spotlight has been fixed firmly on his own missteps – most
recently a video that shows him writing off Obama supporters.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Republican presidential
candidate Mitt Romney used an economic message and a pledge to
fix the U.S. immigration system on Monday to make a fresh appeal
to Hispanic voters to consider breaking away from their
overwhelming support for President Barack Obama.
“I am convinced that the Republican Party is the rightful
home of Hispanic Americans,” Romney told about 1,400 Hispanic
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will pledge to Hispanics on Monday that if elected he will fix the troubled U.S. immigration system in an appeal to a rising voter bloc that overwhelmingly favors Democratic President Barack Obama.
Looking to rebound after a tough week in which he fell behind Obama in the polls, Romney will couple his immigration promises with a commitment to get a handle on America’s problem of rising national debt and massive budget deficits.
, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Republican
presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to talk up some
specifics of his economic proposals as he enters a critical
period of his campaign and tries to erase a small lead that
President Barack Obama has built in the polls.
Romney’s challenge is to keep it close until the campaign
goes into its conclusive phase next month, when he and Obama met
on Oct. 3 for the first of three presidential debates that will
dominate the final weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election.
, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Republican presidential
candidate Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on Saturday
of standing by while a looming budgetary calamity unfolds in
Washington as he sought to regain his footing after a tough week
on the campaign trail.
Romney leaped into the debate over the “fiscal cliff,” the
potential for an end-of-the-year uproar when some $109 billion
in across-the-board spending cuts kick in unless Obama and
Congress reach a deficit-reduction deal to avert them. Bush-era
tax cuts also expire at year’s end.