Mitt Romney

With a week to go in North Carolina’s early voting, can we see any trends that might lead one to hypothesize that one presidential camp could be leading over the other, or is it a coin-toss still in terms of the numbers?

We’ve had two debates for the chief executive for both the nation and the state, and while the Democratic candidates came out swinging in both, it was the president who obviously got his mojo back, and the lieutenant governor trying to make anything stick. 

Since the widely-panned performance at the first debate, the need to stem the bleeding by President Obama — particularly among his own party faithful — built up a level of expectations that could have rivaled the level Mitt Romney faced going into the first confrontation.

Had Enough Presidential Ads? Prepare For Increase

Sep 13, 2012


We know that North Carolina continues to be in the crosshairs of the presidential campaign; NBC News conducted an analysis of both spent and booked advertising, on television and radio. Only Ohio, Virginia, and Florida came in ahead of North Carolina in terms of advertising dollars.

As the Democratic National Convention gets underway, a new poll has Mitt Romney with a f0ur point lead over President Obama in North Carolina. 

The poll conducted by Elon University in partnership with the Charlotte Observer and The Raleigh News and Observer says 47 percent of likely voters in North Carolina right now would vote for Romney.  Forty-three percent favor Obama.   Political analyst Charlie Cook says North Carolina is the only swing state where Romney has a measureable lead.

Romney VP Pick An Appeal To Conservatives

Aug 14, 2012
Michael Bitzer
WFAE

In the game of politics, each team needs its captains. And now, we know who the captains are: for the Democrats, it’s still Obama-Biden. And for the GOP, it’s now Romney-Ryan.

The 2012 election shifted gears Saturday with Mitt Romney’s surprise announcement that Congressman Paul Ryan is his vice presidential nominee.

About 1,700 people packed into the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville yesterday for what was billed as a victory rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan.

Tim Conway of Harrisburg waited outside with his 16-year-old daughter, hoping to get in. He said the choice of Ryan for a running mate makes for a perfect 1-2 punch. He likes that Ryan has experience as chairman of the House Budget Committee.

The Week In Politics: Taxes, Guns, Third-Party Spoiler

Jul 27, 2012

Leading up to the November election, most Fridays, Catawba College political scientist Michael Bitzer is joining WFAE’s Morning Edition host Duncan McFadyen to talk politics.

Romney Returns To Rally Charlotte Supporters

May 12, 2012