Monty Burns, Homer's boss in "The Simpsons," gives Mitt Romney a full-throated endorsement in this clip. He also calls on Seamus, Romney's pet dog, who appears somewhat less enthusiastic about the candidate.
Former GOP governor and 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney made a full-throated appeal to Republican voters to reject Donald Trump, whom he called "a phony" and "a fraud." The attack comes amid speculation that Romney himself might be a viable candidate if the party's convention denies Trump the nomination.
Mitt Romney broke with conservative orthodoxy Thursday and called for Republicans to support an increase in the minimum wage "because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay." That's a reversion to Romney's pre-election views, which he renounced under pressure from the Republican right during the 2012 presidential race.
The energy industry and environmentalists are closely watching what President Barack Obama will decide about the promotion or regulation of natural gas development. American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard said he hopes Obama follows through with his campaign rhetoric. "He has evolved on the oil and the gas issue, and today, he gives it a full-throated endorsement in terms of the need to produce it to create jobs, get our economy back on track," Gerard said.
Representatives for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have clarified a promise to increase U.S. troop levels by 100,000. Campaign officials say the figure reflects a plan to halt proposed troop reductions, not to increase existing personnel levels.
Mitt Romney has in several recent speeches boasted about preventing Massachusetts from becoming "the Las Vegas of gay marriage." The new language is intended to bolster his credentials as a social conservative, according to this article, but gay conservatives say it's a mistake for Romney to focus on issues other than jobs and the economy.