November 28th, 2012
08:54 PM ET

Rick Santorum comes OutFront on the future for Mitt Romney and the Republican Party

Our second story Outfront – a meeting of the minds.

Tomorrow President Obama is set to meet with Mitt Romney for the first time since the two faced off in the presidential election. The White House is framing it as a chance for the President to decide whether he wants to include some of Romney's ideas (or potentially Romney himself) as he makes some changes to his administration.

But can these former foes ever work together? Joining us tonight is former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, who challenged Romney for the Republican nomination.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
November 16th, 2012
07:47 PM ET

Who will lead the post-Romney GOP?

Our third story OutFront – rebuilding the Republican Party.

Following some big election day losses, the question remains – what exactly is the Republican Party of the future?

Former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez – who led Romney's outreach to Hispanic voters – has some thoughts and spoke to CNN's Candy Crowley today in an interview set to air Sunday on "State of the Union". FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
Romney blames election loss on Obama's 'gifts'
November 15th, 2012
03:49 PM ET

Romney blames election loss on Obama's 'gifts'

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney told his top donors Wednesday the reason his campaign lost the election was because of 'the gifts' that President Barack Obama gave to young and minority voters.

Mitt Romney said to donors:

“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift…Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people."

Jindal slams Romney for 'gifts' comment about minorities, young voters

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, John Avlon writes Romney's latest comments reveal the mind of a salesman – a salesman that  depending on the audience has the remarkable ability to change his pitch.

John Avlon is also a CNN contributor and member of the OutFront political strike team.


Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
November 9th, 2012
08:08 PM ET

After almost two years and a whole lot of money, was record campaign spending worth it?

Karl Rove is on the ropes.

The man who spent years on top of the conservative political world has fallen somewhat from grace after his Super PAC this year spent a colossal amount of money with limited results.

In fact, American Crossroads was the biggest loser among outside spending groups this year, shelling out more than $170 million dollars in races across the country, only 1.29% of which results in winning elections according to the Sunlight FoundationFULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • Campaign Finance • Politics
November 9th, 2012
03:21 PM ET

The electoral college: necessary or broken?

CNN contributors Roland Martin and Reihan Salam along with Newsweek/The Daily Beast's John Avlon sit down to talk about the growing chorus of voices calling for a change to the electoral college system.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
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