Willard Milton "Mitt" Romney is the former governor of Massachusetts and a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. The son of former Michigan Gov. George Romney, who also sought the GOP presidential nod in 1968, Romney was raised in the suburbs of Detroit and served on a Mormon mission in France before going on to earn his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a J.D./M.B.A. from Harvard University. Romney co-founded Bain Capital, ran unsuccessfully for Senate in 1994, and headed the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He served one term as governor, from 2003-2007, and sought the GOP presidential nomination unsuccessfully in 2008.
By Felicity Blaze Noodleman
Has Mitt Romney had his eye on the Presidency since he left office as the Governor of Massachusetts? One would think that holding the highest office in the nation has been the motivation behind his political aspirations from the beginning of his political career. Mitt’s father was the Governor from the state of Michigan (1962 – 1969); and was a moderate Republican. It should be noted that during the time his father was in office the country was advancing the causes of human rights under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and he was reelected to his office by larger majorities each successive time.
It would appear Mitt’s father is his inspiration in politics. To say that Mitt is a “Chip off the old block” is a fair evaluation and would be the classic example. I lived in Michigan as a child during Governor George Romney’s administrations back in the 1960’s, so I feel as though I know something about the candidate and can say the similarities between father and son are very, very close. What ever the case, there seems to be a sense of civic duty in the Romney family. If you want to know the candidate better you can read his books.
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By Scot Lehigh
the boston globe/file Mitt Romney was the governor of Massachusetts from 2003-2007.