Mitt Romney: Who are you?

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.

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Question: Who are you?

Mitt Romney: Mitt Romney. I was born in Detroit, Michigan; moved to a more rural area of Michigan after I was about five or six years old. And you know I’ve always been a Midwesterner at heart. I fell in love with automobiles a long time ago. I care about cars. I worked on a ranch in Idaho. That gave me some perspective on different parts of the country; and was raised by a wonderful mom and dad that were very involved politically in Michigan even though their life was in the private sector. So your . . . your perspectives in life, of course, begin with the places you’re raised and the kind of home that you’re raised in. And I’m . . . I’m pleased that I was able to receive the kind of values that are, if you will, the Midwestern values that, in many respects, define the heartland and define American values generally. Recorded on: 11/26/07

 

 

 


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