Widely recognized for his leadership and accomplishments as a public servant and in private enterprise, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney currently serves as the Honorary Chairman of the Free and Strong America PAC.
In 2008, Governor Romney was a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and distinguished himself as an important voice in favor of strengthening our economy, military, and families. Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Governor Romney presided over a dramatic reversal of state fortunes and a period of sustained economic expansion. Without raising taxes or increasing debt, Governor Romney balanced the budget every year of his administration, closing a $3 billion budget gap inherited when he took office. By eliminating waste, streamlining the government, and enacting comprehensive economic reforms to stimulate growth in Massachusetts, Romney got the economy moving again and transformed deficits into surpluses. One of Governor Romney’s top priorities as Governor was reforming the education system so that young people could compete for better paying jobs in the global economy of the future. Romney was CEO of Bain & Company, co-founded Bain Capital and served as the CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Born in 1947, Romney earned his B.A. at Brigham Young University and his J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Question: If you don’t win, will it have been worth it?
Mitt Romney:Well, of course it’ll be worth it. It’s been a great experience even to this date to get to know people from across the country. I have made friendships that will be lasting and they are profound in states across America. I’ve also found large numbers of people who are more acquaintances today than deep friends, but I come away inspired by their love for the country. So that will always make it worth it. And I do expect to win. I hope to win, but . . . But even if I didn’t win, it would still be a great experience that I wish I could share in great detail with everybody in the country. Recorded on: 11/26/07