Mitt Romney becomes official Republican candidate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks as vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens during a campaign rally on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 in Powell, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Republicans have nominated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, culminating a long primary fight and setting the stage for a close contest against President Barack Obama.

In a roll call of states Tuesday, New Jersey put Romney over the top, giving him the prize that eluded him four years ago. Romney is scheduled to accept his party's nomination in a speech Thursday night.

Republican voters flirted with a carousel of GOP rivals before settling on Romney, who effectively clinched the nomination in May. All of Romney's former GOP competitors have endorsed him, with the exception of Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

Paul did not have enough support to have his name placed in nomination, but he got votes in roll call.

After a one-day weather delay, the Republican National Convention is in full swing -- attended by delegates in the usual funny hats and patriotic attire.

The candidate's wife, Ann, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are the evening's main speakers.

Mrs. Romney will be working to present her husband to the nation as more than just a successful businessman and former governor. Mitt Romney has spent part of the day today at two fundraisers in Tampa.

In a meeting with Michigan delegates today ahead of his keynote speech tonight, Christie said it's more important to have a president who is effective than one who is likeable.

The convention is moving forward under its revised schedule, after a one-day delay due to Hurricane Isaac.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 1, 2012 at 04:18 PM
    Fox news has a good article about this:
  • by Bruce on Sep 1, 2012 at 02:56 PM
    Help me out folks. Wasn't there a movie named Willard. What was that fuzzy creature that emulates this candidate?
  • by Mitt on Sep 1, 2012 at 02:51 PM
    Mor-man? The jokes on you all. It's a code word that the sect is more-for-man. women, step aside.
  • by Alomar on Sep 1, 2012 at 02:49 PM
    With Clint Eastwood doing the intro, the absent chair should have been a toilet.Talk about a potty mouth. Even if the toilet was full, the excrement would have wanted to escape just to get away from the foul stench of these Republican rants.
  • by Watchful on Aug 31, 2012 at 08:42 AM
    Mormon or Muslim? We are a pathetic country
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      by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2012 at 04:27 PM in reply to Watchful
      Muslim... Good one, Watchful. You are indeed a pathetic country.
  • by Johnny Location: GJ on Aug 31, 2012 at 07:21 AM
    How about you all learn how to spell "mor-man" before you comment on the religion. It is "Mormon" FYI. An ex "mor-man" should know how to spell the word. They are pretty cultish, but Romney is likely just a jack-mormon.
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      by SAM on Aug 31, 2012 at 08:21 AM in reply to Johnny
      If you really knew anything about "Mormon", you would know why I spelled "morman". Don't delude yourself, Romney is 100% morman.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2012 at 05:37 AM
    Old Timer really needs to get a life. He babbles on like his opinion is worth something!
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      by Old Timer on Aug 31, 2012 at 09:09 AM in reply to
      What's that old saying about the "pot and the kettle"? All of the anonymous posts seem awful hateful and really not leading anywhere. Oh well, guess that's the young democrat coming out in you...
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        by Quit already on Aug 31, 2012 at 10:56 AM in reply to Old Timer
        Quit making this a fight about republicans or democrats. Aren't we all Americans fighting for America?!? Your arguments about the Arms Trade Treaty with the UN and the Brady bill are weak at best. I still don't see how a law abiding citizen is being prevented from purchasing guns. This coming from a gun owner who has not once been threatened to give up my guns.
  • by SAM Location: Grand Junction on Aug 29, 2012 at 08:21 AM
    Unfortunately, as an ex-morman, I know that you can not and will not separate the man from his mormonism and he will bring that belief to the table. That said, I still believe that Obama did the exact same thing with his belief and we as a nation will not survive another 4 years of him. The Republicans wanted "any body but Obama" and that's what we got.
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      by Old Timer on Aug 29, 2012 at 08:57 AM in reply to SAM
      Why should we separate him from his religion? I find Mormans (for the most part) to be good people who care about others, who try to help others, who believe in Christ, and who want to do good. Is there a problem with that?
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        by SAM on Aug 29, 2012 at 10:37 AM in reply to Old Timer
        The characteristics that you list are all good and usually make for good people. I am not saying that there are not good people that are mormans, there are. I know that mormanism has other characteristics that are not so good. The face of mormanism that is presented by the high archy of the lds church to the public is very different than the actual practices of mormanism. You seem like an intelligent person that is able to think for himself or herself, do alittle research on your own and check out their rituals and their financial holdings.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 29, 2012 at 06:34 AM
    In 2008,I thought it was really funny when all the gun nuts went out and bought all the guns and ammo they could carry because President Obama was elected. Now they are doing it again. Ha Ha Ha!
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      by Old Timer on Aug 29, 2012 at 09:00 AM in reply to
      As a nut, I didn't go out and buy lots of guns and ammo four years ago. That's because I already had lots of guns and ammo.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 29, 2012 at 02:56 PM in reply to Old Timer
        dont you want to buy more???
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          by Nun on Aug 30, 2012 at 09:19 AM in reply to
          Guns are like money in the bank.
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          by Old Timer on Aug 30, 2012 at 06:10 PM in reply to
          Nah, now I'm buying other things. Got way plenty guns and ammo but don't have enough things like booby traps and explosives (just kidding folks) What I'm spending my money on now is fishing, farming, and having fun.
  • by Hmmm on Aug 29, 2012 at 04:02 AM
    Go Willard!
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