Campaign Trail Results: Game #23855

This Game:

  • Year: 2012
  • Player Candidate: Mitt Romney
  • Running Mate: Rob Portman
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Winner Take All Mode?: Yes
  • Game Played:
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View overall results, or a specific state:
CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- Mitt Romney30165,399,84350.30
---- Barack Obama23763,369,45148.74
---- Gary Johnson0929,2150.71
---- Jill Stein0314,0730.24

Visits:

  • Minnesota:3
  • New York:2
  • Wisconsin:2
  • Colorado:1
  • Ohio:1
  • Pennsylvania:1
  • Virginia:1
  • Washington:1

Answers:

  • A recent Supreme Court decision affirmed an Arizona law allowing officers to check suspected illegal immigrants for proof of immigration status. Do you think this law is a good idea?
    The federal government has forced Arizona's hand by being too lax on enforcement for far too long.
  • Should the federal government continue to finance newer companies that attempt to develop alternative energy resources, such as solar power and electric car manufacturers?
    Every day that we don't invest in solar power is a day that we fall further behind countries like China and Germany. Investment should be increased.
  • In November 2011, Ohio voters rejected a law to limit collective bargaining power for public unions. Do public sector unions such as teachers' and police unions have too much bargaining power?
    I support the hardworking teachers and firefighters of Ohio and elsewhere.
  • Do you support a larger fence or even a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent illegal immigration?
    I support a wall and I support the presence of American troops. The purpose of the military is to defend our borders.
  • What is your position on gay marriage?
    I think civil unions are an acceptable compromise for the majority of mainstream Americans.
  • Do you support allowing the Bush Tax Cuts to expire for high-income households at the end of 2012?
    We should keep the tax cuts as is for the foreseeable future. I don't think it's sound economics to rise taxes on this group.
  • The United States has historically subsidized corn producers. With recent price increases in the corn market, do you still believe that such a program is necessary?
    The Department of Agriculture uses subsidies to rationally manage food production. It would be foolish to reverse that policy.
  • Will you launch an air campaign against Iranian nuclear sites if diplomatic negotiations continue to yield minimal results?
    This is a regime that has publicly stated its desire to 'wipe Israel off the map'. It would be suicidal to watch them develop a nuclear weapon without making some attempt to strike back.
  • Would it help our economy if government employment was increased? Or would this divert valuable resources from the private sector?
    Government employment should be increased during recessions to mitigate the effects of a drop in private sector output.
  • In general, do you think bilingual education programs are a good idea?
    Absolutely. It it discriminatory not to allow American students to learn in their native languages.
  • The Affordable Care Act (i.e. 'Obamacare') will cap annual premiums, require minimum coverage levels, and outlaw discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions. What do you think?
    This is the wrong way to reform the American health care system. We should be focusing on malpractice reform and on cutting red tape for private insurers.
  • Is it time for the federal government to cut spending, even with the economy growing at less than 2% annually?
    It is not a good idea to cut the size of the government in the midst of a recession. Shrinking payrolls at the state level have served to drag down our most recent recovery.
  • Would you consider a default on some U.S. debt obligations if the financial situation of the country continues to deteriorate?
    Under no circumstances would the United States consider that as a course of action.
  • Should American workers have the right to invest their Social Security withholdings in private accounts?
    We definitely need to make some changes to the Social Security program, but this is going too far.
  • What is your opinion on the Occupy Wall Street movement?
    I don't approve of these tactics. These protestors need to grow up and work within the system.
  • What is your opinion on the Tea Party movement?
    Conservatives operate under the "big tent" philosophy. This is just one of many valued groups within the conservative umbrella.
  • Should federal fuel taxes be slightly increased (they have been the same since 1993) to avoid another catastrophe like the Minnesota bridge collapse of 2007?
    I don't see a problem with a small increase. We should be encouraging other forms of transportation, and on top of that our highways are woefully underfunded.
  • Will you wear an American flag lapel on your suit as you campaign?
    It baffles me how someone could be ashamed to display the American flag. It seems a little unpatriotic to me.
  • Federal funding for Community Health Centers has more than doubled in the past ten years to over $2 billion annually. Is this an example of out of control government spending?
    Some money for these programs is fine. This particular one is definitely too large and should not continue to increase in size while the rest of our economy is struggling.
  • What is the best way to make college more affordable for young people?
    Student loans should be disbursed with regard to a student's major and grade point average. This would encourage students to choose productive majors and would decrease the debt burden for graduates later in life.
  • During your tenure, Bain Capital laid off thousands of workers at various companies that it purchased. Are you proud of your work at that company?
    We all made mistakes when we were younger. I'm no exception.
  • Would you nominate any Democrats to your cabinet if elected?
    It's too early to say who exactly will be included in my Cabinet when I win this election. In all cases I will nominate the most qualified individual.
  • What will be the overriding theme of your nomination speech at the Republican Convention?
    My message will be a message of hope. After four years of economic blight the American people need to feel good about themselves, and they need to know that their efforts will be rewarded with material prosperity.
  • What is your guiding foreign policy philosophy?
    American Exceptionalism -- Providence has given America to the world as an inspiration, and we must vigorously defend the ideals of peace and freedom wherever they may be threatened.
  • In the most general terms, what will be your overall campaign strategy against Obama?
    My surrogates have plenty of points to make about the failure of the Obama Administration. As the nominee, I will take the high road and stick to a message of optimism and American renewal.