$4 million to $7 million
Amount that a single trader lost in the final weeks of the 2012 election placing 1.2 million Intrade bets on Mitt Romney, according to a new academic paper examining presidential betting — perhaps to “make the Republican nominee’s chance of victory appear brighter,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
I find that a disappointing appointment on the part of the president. I think what she did was to very seriously mislead the American people about what happened in Benghazi. My greatest concern about the Benghazi events was the fact there was not a rescue effort attempted and that is very troubling to me.
— Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, telling CNN that he was disappointed with President Obama’s pick of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to be his next national security adviser, and proving once again that he really has no idea what the facts are.
Length of Mitt Romney’s transition organization’s report detailing how it had prepared for a potential Romney victory in the 2012 presidential election, Time reports. “It is the product of a team of nearly 500, who labored in Washington and around the country to be ready to help Romney assume the reins of power on January 20th, 2013, in accordance with the Pre-Election Presidential Transition Act of 2010.”
I have to admit, being able to go back to our own life and going to the grocery store and shopping on my own is kind of nice to be by myself without a bunch of people hanging around with me. I like the life of being an American citizen. It’s good to live a normal life again.
— Mitt Romney, interviewed on Dennis Miller’s radio show.
Even as his party at CPAC confirms its commitment to denying one set of taxpayers the right to marry the adult they love and somehow concluding this is not discrimination, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is speaking out in defense of marriage equality. Portman’s position on the subject has “evolved,” as the saying goes, for a [...]
The popular media narrative is that this country has shifted away from conservative ideals as evidenced by the last two presidential elections. That’s what they think. That’s what they say. That might be true if Republicans had actually nominated conservative candidates in 2008 and 2012. Might be true.
– Gov. Rick Perry (R-Tx), speaking at the 2013 CPAC conference. Perry lost his 2012 presidential primary bid to former Gov. Mitt Romney, who will speak at the event tomorrow. No word on whether Perry will be present when he does.
As the country gathers tonight to watch the big game — and the million dollar ads — let’s not forget this little gritty little ditty from only one year ago. The ad was widely misinterpreted as Clint Eastwood endorsing the Obama administration’s decision to bail out Chrysler (and GM), despite many Republicans, including eventual presidential [...]