Washington and Lee University’s 2012 Mock Republican Convention awarded its nomination to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Saturday.
And It's Romney On the first ballot, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney got the Washington Mock Convention endorsement when Indiana's delegation gave him its votes. Coincidentally, the announcement that Romney had been put over the top came within minutes of a Washington Post News Alert that Romney had won the presidential straw poll of activists [...]
J.C. Watts Has the Last Word Although Herman Cain was a last-minute scratch, the Mock Convention delegates got plenty of political rhetoric, with former Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts offering the final speech of the second session. Watts noted that he'd been in Lexington for the 2000 Republican Mock Convention. The strength of America, he said, [...]
Mike Huckabee: Best Government is Self-Government After the dust settled from the Carville-Coulter debate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee brought calm to the setting with a quietly passionate appeal to personal responsibility. The best government, Huckabee said, is self-government. "Freedom does not exist in a moral vacuum," he added. Huckabee told the crowd that he [...]
When critics say that today's generation of college students doesn't care about politics, Washington and Lee University senior Tricia King can only shake her head. "All they have to do is watch what happens here in Lexington this coming weekend to see that's not true," said King, an English and politics double major from Norfolk, Va. [...]
NOTE: Herman Cain cancelled his scheduled appearance at the Mock Convention on Friday, Feb. 10, telling organizers he had lost his voice earlier in the day. Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will address Washington and Lee University’s Mock Convention on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Cain dropped out of the race in December but was [...]
Washington and Lee's 2012 Mock Convention political team is picking Rick Santorum to edge Mitt Romney in Tuesday's Minnesota caucuses and for Romney to win the Colorado caucuses. The student researchers did not make a pick for Missouri, which is non-binding and is generally regarded as a beauty contest. The Mock Convention is only days [...]
Former Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman will address Washington and Lee University’s Mock Convention on Friday, Feb. 10.
The student political researchers for Washington and Lee University's Mock Convention are predicting a landslide win for Mitt Romney in Saturday's Nevada caucus, with second place going to New Gingrich and third to Ron Paul. With the Mock Convention itself less than a week away, the student political team has been gearing up to make [...]
Four more prominent Republican leaders will address Washington and Lee students at the school’s 2012 Republican Mock Convention.