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Is This The Next President Of The United States?

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Mitt Romney. Image: Jessica Rinaldi
Mitt Romney is vying to challenge Barack Obama for the Presidency of the United States in the next election. Image: Jessica Rinaldi

The Republicans in the United States likely have their next presidential nominee: Mitt Romney.

Romney is the Republican who will most likely become the party’s nominee for president. That’s because his closest rival, Rick Santorum, stepped down this week.

The Republicans have been going through a long and intense process of selecting their new nominee. Romney—who will still have to be officially elected by the party’s members—would replace former president George W. Bush.

Unless something major happens to upset the apple cart, Romney will become the new nominee.

In November Romney would go up against the Democratic leader, U.S. President Barack Obama, in the country’s general election.

The election would decide whether Obama would remain as the U.S.’s president or would be replaced by Romney.

Romney’s closest rival for the position was Rick Santorum. Santorum quit the race after his three-year-old daughter was rushed to hospital last week. She suffers from a rare genetic disorder.

Mitt Romney, 65, was the governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007. His father is a former Governor of Michigan. Romney has five children and is a former businessman. His full name is Willard Mitt Romney.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
By Jonathan Tilly

Writing/Discussion Prompt
American politics deals with many issues, including borrowing and lending money, keeping its borders safe, working with other nations, and providing for the needs of its citizens. In your opinion, what should the American President’s focus be during the next four years?

Reading Prompt: Interconnected Skills
We use many different skills when reading. “What do you know about writing that helps you as a reader?” (OME: 4.2).

Primary
Explain, initially with some support and direction, how their skills in listening,
speaking, writing, viewing, and representing help them make sense of what
they read (OME, Reading: 4.2).

Junior
Explain, in conversations with peers and/or the teacher or in a reader’s notebook, how their skills in listening, speaking, writing, viewing, and representing help them make sense of what they read (OME, Reading: 4.2).

Intermediate
explain, in conversation with the teacher and/or peers or in a reader’s
notebook, how their skills in listening, speaking, writing, viewing, and representing help them make sense of what they read (OME, Reading: 4.2).

Grammar Feature: Idioms
Idioms can also be called an expression or saying. Idioms are phrases that have come to mean something different than their original use. Idioms often have terrific histories about when they were first used and what they meant at that time. Today, the expression “upset the apple cart” means to spoil someone’s plans. However, it was first used more than 200 years ago.

What do you think its original meaning was?