Mitt Romney: How will this age be remembered?
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: How will this age be remembered?
Mitt Romney: This will be a time of decision for the world. We will . . . we will either combat successfully the growing threat of radical jihad and terror, or we will succumb to the weakness that I think is being peddled by leaders in the Democratic Party. I think that the prospect of America is bright; that our future is . . . is even better than our past, because I don’t think America is gonna turn left and follow down the pathway behind Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama towards Europe. I think instead we’re gonna remains strong. We’re gonna rebuild the kind of values that make America so strong. We’re gonna rebuild our economy to make sure it always stays number one in the world. And we’re gonna keep our military the strongest so that we can protect and preserve the peace.
Recorded on: 11/26/07
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