Mitt Romney http://wlrn.org en 'Let Mitt Be Mitt': But Who Was He? http://wlrn.org/post/let-mitt-be-mitt-who-was-he <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_cGyPwt5UI</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 16:11:30 +0000 Ari Shapiro 4387 at http://wlrn.org 'Let Mitt Be Mitt': But Who Was He? Expert Says Romney's Bad Latino Numbers Could Cost Him Swing States, Election http://wlrn.org/post/expert-says-romneys-bad-latino-numbers-could-cost-him-swing-states-election <p>Any expert will tell you that this election comes down to a few swing states, including Florida.</p><p>However, within those key swing states is the all-powerful Latino vote, and experts say that this voting population could very likely cost Mitt Romney the election.</p><p><a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/265851-pollster-romneys-weak-latino-numbers-could-cost-him-election" target="_blank">The Hill reports</a>,</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:14:45 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4131 at http://wlrn.org Expert Says Romney's Bad Latino Numbers Could Cost Him Swing States, Election The Button Man: This Job Brought To You By Mitt Romney http://wlrn.org/post/button-man-job-brought-you-mitt-romney <p></p><p>Marvin Francis crouched over and dug into a yellow and forest green La Salle High School miniature duffel bag. "'NObama'; 'You Lie,'" he read from a pile of oversized red, white and blue buttons. A small crowd peaked over his shoulders, holding five and ten dollar bills at their sides.</p><p>"I think that's all the selection I have left. And 'Obama Sucks,'" he added. "That's the only other one that I have that I didn't want to put out 'cause there's too many young kids."</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:29:29 +0000 Kenny Malone 3950 at http://wlrn.org The Button Man: This Job Brought To You By Mitt Romney NEWSCAST: Romney Campaigns In Miami http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-romney-campaigns-miami <p></p><p>Mitt Romney tries to pivot from disaster in the northeast to the final week of campaigning in Florida. Meanwhile, the death toll rises in Haiti as a result of Sandy.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:58:28 +0000 WLRN-Miami Herald News 3914 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Romney Campaigns In Miami Debate Takeaway: Little Daylight Between Obama, Romney http://wlrn.org/post/lynn-university-debate-takeaway-little-daylight-between-obama-romney In at least one sense, the final presidential debate of the year looked a lot like the previous ones between Mitt Romney and President Obama.<p>Regardless of what they were asked, each offered talking points he had prepared and was determined to make. The candidates, not moderator Bob Schieffer of CBS News, set both the tone and the pace of the debate.<p>That included switching gears far from the nominal subject of Monday's debate in Boca Raton, Fla., which was foreign policy. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:54:58 +0000 editor 3364 at http://wlrn.org Debate Takeaway: Little Daylight Between Obama, Romney In Final Debate: Some Sparks, But Also Points Of Agreement http://wlrn.org/post/live-blog-obama-romney-square-final-debate Foreign policy proved to be a subject that kept the tone mostly substantive tonight in the third and final debate between President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney before the Nov. 6 election.<p>While the president was the more aggressive of the two, sometimes interrupting his opponent and several times forcefully challenging things that Romney said, for the most part the discussion was tough but civil. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:16:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 3361 at http://wlrn.org In Final Debate: Some Sparks, But Also Points Of Agreement White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal http://wlrn.org/post/white-men-key-gop-demographic-discuss-romney-appeal-florida For all the attention paid to women in this race, there's another gender gap — with white men.<p>The Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaigned in northeastern Florida on Friday, where thousands of men had descended on Daytona Beach for the annual motorcycle festival Biketoberfest.<p>A bunch of them were at Willie's Tropical Tattoo smoking cigarettes, drinking beer and listening to music.<p>Gary Biser goes by the name "Moose." Stickers on his bike helmet say, "Life's too short to ride with ugly women," "No bar too far," and other things that can't be printed. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:22:57 +0000 Ari Shapiro 3236 at http://wlrn.org White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal Churches Hope To Unite Flocks After Election http://wlrn.org/post/churches-hope-unite-flocks-after-election <p>After the final vote is cast next month, the country may be in need of some healing and reconciliation.<br><br>That's the idea behind <a href="http://electiondaycommunion.org/">Election Day Communion</a>.<br><br>Hundreds of churches across the country will be holding services election night and serving communion including one in South Florida.<br><br>Reverend Spencer Potter is the rector of <a href="http://www.standrewsmiami.org/">St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Palmetto Bay</a>.<br><br>He says the service will be a time for the whole congregation to unite.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:55:13 +0000 Marva Hinton 3119 at http://wlrn.org Churches Hope To Unite Flocks After Election How Obama Got His Groove Back, And Other Debate Takeaways http://wlrn.org/post/how-obama-got-his-groove-back-last-debate-south-florida Anyone who thought the presidential candidates couldn't get aggressive within a town hall-style format underestimated the sharp differences in policy that divide them.<p>President Obama and Mitt Romney remained continuously critical against one another throughout their second debate Tuesday night. Neither ever seemed to finish a statement without launching an attack against his opponent.<p>The two men differed over economic policy, immigration, gun control and essentially every subject that was brought up in questions from members of the audience at Hofstra University. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:07:38 +0000 editor 3029 at http://wlrn.org How Obama Got His Groove Back, And Other Debate Takeaways Taking The Political Pulse On The Smallest of Small Businesses: A Hot Dog Stand http://wlrn.org/post/taking-political-pulse-smallest-small-businesses-hot-dog-stand <div id="full_story"><p>Flagler County, where Palm Coast is located, has the highest unemployment rate in Florida. 1 in 8 workers there is without a job.</p><p>Our Dispatches from the Swing State project passed through Palm Coast yesterday and stopped at a hotdog stand where they met John Sabia.</p><p>Sabia works only for tips at Hot Diggity Dog. He’s helping out the owner who happens to be his son.</p><p>Sabia says when Palm Coast was booming, the hotdog stand had a line for hours and US1 was backed up with traffic.</p><p><br>But then, the collapse.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 00:15:07 +0000 Kenny Malone 2816 at http://wlrn.org Taking The Political Pulse On The Smallest of Small Businesses: A Hot Dog Stand Obama And Romney's Big South Florida Donors http://wlrn.org/post/obama-and-romneys-big-south-florida-donors <p>Not only are South Florida's votes key to the upcoming presidential election, but its residents are some big donors to the presidential campaigns, as well.</p><p><em>South Florida Business Journal</em> rounded up some of the biggest donors in the region to both <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/blog/morning-edition/2012/10/singer-marc-anthony-leads-parade-of.html">President Obama </a>and <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/blog/morning-edition/2012/10/wilbur-hilary-ross-lead-list-of.html">Mitt Romney's</a> campaigns.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:31:59 +0000 Ashley Lopez 2820 at http://wlrn.org Obama And Romney's Big South Florida Donors NEWSCAST: New Florida Poll Gives Romney 7 Point Lead http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-new-florida-poll-gives-romney-7-point-lead <p></p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:38:24 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 2746 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: New Florida Poll Gives Romney 7 Point Lead Education: Obama And Romney Mostly Agree http://wlrn.org/post/education-obama-and-romney-mostly-agree <p></p><p>If there are any undecided voters left in Florida, just weeks before the election, chances are they're educators.</p><p></p><p>Many say President Obama and Mitt Romney have strong education platforms that differ so subtly it may take a teacher's practiced eye to tell them apart.</p><p></p><p>"They're both strong on testing and accountability," says Doug Tuthill, who runs a nonprofit in Tampa for low-income K-through-12 students. "They both believe that student achievement should be included in teacher evaluation systems.</p><p></p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 21:31:11 +0000 Rick Stone 2350 at http://wlrn.org Education: Obama And Romney Mostly Agree In Miami, Romney Connects With His Segment Of Latinos http://wlrn.org/post/miami-romney-connects-his-segment-latinos <p>Mitt Romey made a stop at El Palacio de los Jugos, or the Palace of Juice, to reach out to Republican Latinos.</p><p>El Palacio is a popular Latino spot located on Coral Way in Miami.</p><p>Romney was met with an excited crowd at the event. However, experts will probably tell you that this isn't exactly a sign that Romney has a lock on the Hispanic vote.</p><p>In fact, polling shows that he doesn’t. With Latinos as a whole, Romney is doing best with South Florida's Cuban Republicans.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:09:28 +0000 Rick Stone 892 at http://wlrn.org In Miami, Romney Connects With His Segment Of Latinos