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'''Willard Mitt Romney''', most popularly known as '''Mitt Romney''', (born March 12, 1947) is the former governor of [[Massachusetts]], and a successful U.S. businessman, and was the [[2012 Republican Primary|Republican nominee]] for the [[Presidential Election 2012]].  Romney lost against the incumbent [[President Obama]] in November 2012.
  
 
According to [[CNN]], Romney won by a margin of 67-25% the first presidential debate against [[liberal]] incumbent [[Barack Obama]].  This debate had the largest television audience for a presidential debate since [[Ronald Reagan]]'s 1980 classic against [[Jimmy Carter]].<ref>http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/presidential-debate-drew-more-than-70-million-viewers/</ref>
 
According to [[CNN]], Romney won by a margin of 67-25% the first presidential debate against [[liberal]] incumbent [[Barack Obama]].  This debate had the largest television audience for a presidential debate since [[Ronald Reagan]]'s 1980 classic against [[Jimmy Carter]].<ref>http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/presidential-debate-drew-more-than-70-million-viewers/</ref>

Revision as of 22:35, 25 November 2012

Willard Mitt Romney
MittPortrait.jpg
Governor of Massachusetts
From: January 2, 2003 – January 4, 2007
Predecessor Jane Swift
Successor Deval Patrick
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Ann Romney
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Willard Mitt Romney, most popularly known as Mitt Romney, (born March 12, 1947) is the former governor of Massachusetts, and a successful U.S. businessman, and was the Republican nominee for the Presidential Election 2012. Romney lost against the incumbent President Obama in November 2012.

According to CNN, Romney won by a margin of 67-25% the first presidential debate against liberal incumbent Barack Obama. This debate had the largest television audience for a presidential debate since Ronald Reagan's 1980 classic against Jimmy Carter.[1]

He was first runner-up for the nomination in 2008. In 1994, Mitt Romney proved to be the most difficult challenger that incumbent Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts ever faced for reelection, causing Kennedy to pour far more money into the race than he expected.[2]

Romney lead Obama among many key segments of the electorate: "Romney leads Obama 58%-34% among veterans, who make up about 13% of the electorate" and influence many other voters.[3] One national poll showed Romney with a 7-point lead over Obama, 50-43%, in early May.[4] Other polls show different results,[5] in swing states like Ohio,[6] Virginia[7] and Wisconsin.[8]

Before entering politics Romney was a businessman in Boston, having served as CEO of Bain Capital, a management consulting firm known for saving American companies. [9] His political start began during the financially unsteady 2002 Winter Olympics. He gained popularity in Massachusetts, a state known for being extremely liberal, and was elected governor in 2002. As governor he raised taxes several times. He unashamedly admits creating RomneyCare, which is a complete disaster and forces everyone to buy health insurance and has resulted in long delays for obtaining medical services, such as an ordinary physical, in that state. Ted Kennedy and other liberals supported the bill and probably wrote key parts of it. Romney declined to run for reelection and announced his candidacy for President.

During his campaign for the Republican nomination in 2008, Romney was widely but incorrectly supported as a staunch conservative and ran on his business experience in the private sector. Romney fought a rough battle against Senator John McCain in Florida, Michigan, and other key states, but large losses on the Super Tuesday primaries ended his campaign. Romney dropped out of the race and endorsed Senator John McCain on February 14, 2008. His name was circulated as a potential running mate for McCain as their relationship improved, though Sarah Palin eventually became the vice-president nominee.

Romney had supported many far left positions: Romney had a pro-abortion record but is firmly pro-life today; Romney also continues to believe in liberal propaganda claiming global warming; Romney has been criticized for standing behind his 2005 health care plan in Massachusetts, which featured an 'individual mandate' requiring everyone to purchase health insurance. This plan is very similar to the 2010 ObamaCare bill that was adopted on a national level, and Obama claims Romney's people helped craft it.

Personal Life

Ann Lois Davies and Willard Mitt Romney

Romney is the scion of an old Mormon family. His grandparents were polygamists who fled the United States in the early 20th century when the Mormon Church repudiated polygamy; his father was born in Mexico. The Romneys returned to the U.S. in 1911 when a violent civil war broke out in Mexico.

Mitt Romney is a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and spent time as a missionary during his youth converting Catholics and agnostics to Mormonism in France. In fact, his time as a student and missionary helped him defer from military service during the Vietnam draft,[10] but he stated during interviews that "he had longed to join the soldiers in Vietnam and support the war effort." His father had stated in 1967 that he felt "brainwashed" by U.S. officials over the justification of the prolonged Vietnam war. This statement had been very costly in George Romney's 1968 campaign for president against Richard Nixon.

Romney maintains a stable marriage with his wife Ann, with whom he has five children.

Romney is the son of former Michigan governor and presidential candidate George Romney, a "Rockefeller Republican,"[11] who amassed a large fortune as an automobile industry magnate during World War II. George Romney was popular among moderates during his presidential run and was well-equipped for victory; many of his political advisors had come from Nelson Rockefeller
  1. http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/presidential-debate-drew-more-than-70-million-viewers/
  2. Romney to the Rescue: Mitt Romney's Got the Right Stuff for 2008 Kessler, Ronald, newsmax.com archives, retrieved April 27, 2012
  3. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2012/05/gallup-romney-tops-obama-with-veterans/1
  4. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/226943-poll-romney-opens-up-big-lead-nationally
  5. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_romney_vs_obama-1171.html
  6. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/oh/ohio_romney_vs_obama-1860.html
  7. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/va/virginia_romney_vs_obama-1774.html
  8. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/wi/wisconsin_romney_vs_obama-1871.html
  9. Staples, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Clear Channel Radio, Dunkin Donuts, Domino's Pizza, The Weather Channel, Burger King, Sealy Mattress, Baskin Robbins, Outback Steakhouse, Guitar Center, Gymboree, Bonefish Grill, Burlington Coat Factory, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Michael's, to name a few
  10. Michael Kranish, "The Making of Mitt Romney: Mormon church obtained Vietnam draft deferrals for Romney, other missionaries" June 24, 2007. The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/specials/romney/articles/part1_side_2/?page=1
  11. Lisa McGirr, Suburban Warriors(2001) pp. 141, 222.