02 Jun '11, 1pm

Front-runner Romney wades into White House race #tcot #2012gop #teaparty #p2 #NHgop

Front-runner Romney wades into White House race #tcot #2012gop #teaparty #p2 #NHgop

The battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination heats up on Thursday with the entry of default front-runner Mitt Romney (above) into a race devoid of a clear favorite. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON - THE battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination heats up on Thursday with the entry of default front-runner Mitt Romney into a race devoid of a clear favorite. In prepared remarks released ahead of announcing his candidacy, the ex-governor of Massachusetts said that President Barack Obama 'has failed America,' and vowed to increase the country's job growth. Considered next-in-line after losing the 2008 nomination to Senator John McCain, strong name recognition has helped Romney, 64, top many early opinion polls, albeit by slim margins in a tightly-bunched field. In 2008 voters 'gave someone new a chance to lead; someone we hadn't known for very long, who didn't...

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