“The president’s campaign, if you will, focused on giving targeted groups a big gift,” Romney said in a call to donors on Wednesday. “He made a big effort on small things.”
Romney said his campaign, in contrast, had been about “big issues for the whole country.” He said he faced problems as a candidate because he was “getting beat up” by the Obama campaign and that the debates allowed him to come back. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)
Polling stations opened across the eastern United States and parts of the Midwest as dawn broke. At least 120 million Americans were expected to vote on giving Obama a second term or replacing him with Romney.
Stay home, America! Canada calls the election If Canadians were electing the next U.S. president, these polling results would have Mitt Romney holding his head in his hands. In almost every measure of polling demographic, including having the winner live next door, Barack Obama is a clear favourite. The data comes from a Forum Research Inc. poll – conducted for the National Post – of 1,735 randomly selected residents of Canada aged 18 or older.
Mr. Burns endorses Mitt Romney Springfield’s eccentric energy tycoon Charles Montgomery Plantagenet Schicklgruber Burns has joined his fellow billionaires in pledging his support for Republican former governor Mitt Romney in the upcoming American election.
Road to deadlock: Prospect of a U.S. presidential tie now ‘startlingly real’ As election day nears in the United States, the race is coming down to nine toss-up states. And, according to CNN, the “prospect is startlingly real” that it may end in a tie — President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney may both win 269 Electoral College, if current trends continue. (Illustration: Richard Johnson/National Post)
Obama led Romney among likely voters by a statistically insignificant margin of 1 percentage point, 47% to 46%. The four-day online tracking poll includes some responses taken after the two candidates’ final televised debate, but the full impact will not register for several days.
Obama maintains a larger advantage in the state-by-state battle that will determine the outcome of the election. Ipsos projects that Obama holds an edge in the most hotly contested states, including Florida, Virginia and Ohio, and is likely to win by a relatively comfortable margin of 332 electoral votes to 206 electoral votes.
Romney’s argument that the U.S. Navy has fewer ships than any time since 1917, brought this quick response from the president: ”Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets,” suggesting Romney’s worldview was obsolete. “We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.” (Via quickmeme)
Binders of women: How the U.S. Presidential Debate played online Move over Big Bird, these binders are full of women. The offhand phrase from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Tuesday night was one of many topics that pinballed across social networks, as users instantly weighed in on moments from his debate with President Barack Obama.
- BINDERS FULL OF WOMEN: Yes, it now has its own Tumbler, Binders Full of Women and Twitter account, @Romneys-Binder, with more than 13,000 followers before the debate ended. On Facebook, it has nearly 20 different Facebook pages, including one with nearly 136,000 likes. The parodies started pouring in after Romney said that while he was governor of Massachusetts, he sought qualified women for his administration. Romney said he went to “a number of women’s groups and said, `Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”
Obama will try to make amends for his listless and heavily criticized showing in the first debate when the rivals square off in a nationally televised town hall setting that gives undecided voters in the audience the opportunity to question the candidates.