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Mitt Romney Embraces the Economy Counterfactual

A while back, we wrote that a sunnier economic outlook is calling into question who will have to make the difficult argument that the economy could have been...

Las Palabras De Mitt Romney

Steve Schmidt, the strategic manager of John McCain’s 2008 campaign, got a friendly New York Times profile over the weekend, complete with some funny vision...

Romney Claims Deficit High Ground vs. Perry

I recently wrote about the deficit-busting implications of Rick Perry’s tax plan, and his surprising indifference to them. On Thursday, Mitt Romney’s campaign...

A Young Mitt Romney’s Other Mission: Romance

In this week's cover story, Jon Meacham looks at how Romney's identity was shaped by his Mormon roots. To illustrate this formative time in the presidential...

Mitt Romney’s Etch-a-Disaster

I’ve been thinking about this all night: Eric Fehrnstrom’s etch-a-sketch gaffe yesterday may go well beyond a momentary embarrassment and become a...

Mitt Romney Misquotes Seinfeld, for the Second Time

TIME’s Mark Halperin may have given Mitt Romney an acceptable “B-” grade for his debate peformance last night, but it’s fair to suspect that Seinfeld‘s Jason...

Mitt Romney’s Best Friend: Low Expectations

The current narrative of the presidential campaign revolves around Mitt Romney’s embarrassing weakness, and the question of what panicked GOP elders will do if...

Mitt Romney’s Hairfire Manifesto

In my print column this week, which can be found here if you’re a TIME subscriber, I explore the implications of Mitt Romney’s declaration that he wouldn’t set...

Mitt Romney Is Losing the Pop Culture Primary

Roughly around this time in 2008, a bunch of celebrities got together to put the words of an Obama campaign speech to music. The result, four and a half minutes...

Mitt Romney’s Poverty Problem

The crowd was 80,000 strong. At the University of Michigan’s 1964 commencement, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the campus’s Michigan Stadium and unveiled...