Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign

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A few years ago I'd have to pay someone for this infomrtaion.

Mitt Romney (R-MA) is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.

The Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign began informally shortly after the 2008 presidential election. Having campaigned for the Republican nomination in 2008, the former Governor of Massachusetts was frequently mentioned as a possible candidate for the 2012 Republican Party nomination for U.S. president.

Romney stopped short of a full-fledged candidacy until the beginning of 2011. Romney filed his organization with the Federal Elections Commission as an exploratory committee, and announced the organization in a video message on April 11, 2011. He officially announced his candidacy in Stratham, New Hampshire on June 2, 2011.

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The GOP presidential nominee released a new 160-page book outlining 59 policies he would implement to jumpstart the dull economy. His agenda also includes 10 immediate actions he would take when entering the White House. In his economic growth plan promoted as "Day One, Job One" Romney asserted that Obama's economic strategies were outdated, using a pay phone versus smartphone analogy.

That's going to make tnihgs a lot easier from here on out.

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I guess since things have calemd down for a second I can bring myself to comment on play-money markets Although I did suggest an industry index, this is not what I meant by continuous , oh Keeper of Keywords. I meant continuous payoffs as opposed to rank-order payoffs. In other words, in play-money markets the goal of traders is often to make it into the top 10 for example. The other traders are forgotten and get nothing. This encourages risk seeking, as traders buy longshots hoping to get rich or die trying . Likewise, why buy a sure thing for 95%, as that 5% gain isn't going to do much for you in terms of the overall contest? So discontinuous rank-order payoffs promote risk-seeking, which promotes the favorite-longshot bias. To be fair, this is somewhat difficult to remedy in play-money markets. One method is to allow users to set-up leagues where they can compete against a small group of friends, so that their overall ranking becomes less important to them. I agree that having different margin requirements for different products would be confusing to most users, which is part of the reason why I favor the idea of maintaining an industry index market alongside separate binary %-of-industry-sales markets (including an other products contract). In that case, as with some Intrade accounts, you can sell many different contracts and only have margin frozen corresponding to a single contract, so long as you sell equal quantities of each contract. For example, you want to short-sell products X, Y Z. X is projected at 5% of industry total sales, Y at 2%, and Z at 1%. Instead of having 95% + 98% + 99% margin frozen, you only need 92% margin frozen, which corresponds to your worse-case scenario of product Z going to 100% and the others going to 0%. While this sounds complicated, I don't think users will mind since they will always have more margin than they naively thought they would. Most importantly, this will help to mitigate any longshot bias, as traders can efficiently sell all longshots, or sell all products combined, down to 100%.

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This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Mitt Romney presidential campaign, 2012, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Philip Elliot. "Romney banks 9-to-1 cash edge over closest rival." Associated Press.

Jeff Zeleny and Nicholas Confessore. "Bachmann Off to Fast Start on Funds, but Plays Catch-Up". The New York Times. July 15, 2011.

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