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  Romney, Mitt
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NameMitt Romney
Address3 South Cottage Road
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478, United States
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Born March 12, 1947
Died Still Living (67 years)
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InfoWillard Mitt Romney

Governor Romney has been an effective leader in both the business and public service worlds. With the 2002 Winter Olympics mired in controversy and facing serious financial crisis, Governor Romney was asked to become President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee. Although the challenge seemed daunting, he was compelled to assume the task by both the urgings of his wife, Ann, and by the memory of his father, George Romney, who had been a successful businessman, three-term Michigan Governor and tireless advocate of volunteerism. Governor Mitt Romney

In his three years in Salt Lake, Governor Romney erased a $379 million operating deficit, organized 23,000 volunteers, galvanized community spirit, oversaw an unprecedented security mobilization to ensure public safety and led one of the most successful Olympics in our country's history.

From 1978 to 1984, Mr. Romney was a Vice President of Bain & Company, Inc., the Boston-based management consulting firm. Later, as the company's CEO, he led it through a highly successful turnaround. Today, Bain & Company has 25 offices worldwide and over 2000 employees.

In 1984, Mr. Romney founded Bain Capital, one of the nation's most successful venture capital and investment companies. Bain Capital founded, acquired or invested in hundreds of companies including Staples, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Domino's, Sealy, Brookstone, and The Sports Authority.

Governor Romney has been deeply involved in community and civic affairs, serving extensively in his church and numerous charities including City Year, the Boy Scouts, and the Points of Light Foundation. In 1994, Governor Romney was the Massachusetts Republican nominee for United States Senate.

Governor Romney received his BA with Highest Honors from Brigham Young University in 1971. In 1975, he was awarded an MBA from Harvard Business School and was named a Baker Scholar. In 1975, he also received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Governor Romney, 58, and his wife, Ann, have been married for 36 years. They have five sons (Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben and Craig), five daughters-in-law (Jen, Laurie, Jen, Mary and Andelyne) and eight grandchildren.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 44.00% ( 4.0) 52.00% ( 4.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
07/14/2006-07/16/2006 Survey USA 48.00% ( 9.0) 48.00% ( 8.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 39.00% ( 6.0) 56.00% ( 7.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
03/03/2006-03/09/2006 University of New Hampshire 46.00% ( 4.0) 47.00% ( 7.0) 7.00% ( 3.0)
02/10/2006-02/12/2006 Survey USA 45.00% ( 2.0) 49.00% ( 1.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
01/13/2006-01/15/2006 Survey USA 47.00% ( 2.0) 48.00% ( 3.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
12/09/2005-12/11/2005 Survey USA 49.00% ( 8.0) 45.00% ( 6.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
11/17/2005-11/20/2005 KRC Communications Research 42.00% ( 5.0) 53.00% ( 9.0) 5.00% ( 4.0)
10/16/2005-10/23/2005 Bay State Poll - Merrimack College 43.00% ( 1.0) 41.00% ( 3.0) 16.00% ( 4.0)
09/14/2005-09/17/2005 KRC Communications Research 47.00% ( 1.0) 44.00% ( 1.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/25/2012-09/30/2012 Quinnipiac University 45.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
09/23/2012-09/26/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 48.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
09/16/2012-09/20/2012 Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research Partners (D) 46.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
09/09/2012-09/11/2012 Anderson Robbins (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 49.00% ( 1.0) 45.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
09/07/2012-09/09/2012 Opinion Research Corporation (CNN) 48.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
07/16/2012-07/26/2012 Pew Research 37.00% ( 1.0) 52.00% ( 2.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)

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EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 25, 2014 06:10am Poll Public's view of Mitt Romney changed little  Article RP 
Nov 29, 2013 02:00pm News Josh Romney tweets car wreck save  Article Brandon 
Jun 06, 2013 01:25pm Interview Mitt Romney: 'I Was Very Upset' Over 47 Percent Comments (VIDEO)  Article Brandon 
Mar 07, 2013 09:00am News Report: Mitt Romney takes job at son Tagg’s investment firm  Article Brandon 
Mar 03, 2013 11:10am General Romney Was Convinced He Would Win, Says ‘It Kills Me Not To Be’ in White House  Article Andy 
Feb 25, 2013 12:10pm News Romney to Fox for first post-election interview  Article Brandon 

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R:569tdodd ( 0.0000 points)
Mon, October 20, 2003 08:37:27 AM UTC0:00
I have been one of Mitt's biggest supporters since he ran against Ted Kennedy in 1994 and think that he has done a great job as governor, and would be a great president. The only question is whether or not the Republican Party would nominate someone with a fairly weak position on abortion.

 
D:29Ced ( 441.6052 points)
Mon, October 20, 2003 06:20:35 PM UTC0:00
I remember that 1994 race well. He had Kennedy on the ropes but then the Kennedy took charge. He spanked Romney in the debates.

 
D:410Joshua L. ( 2582.3230 points)
Mon, October 20, 2003 06:56:55 PM UTC0:00
Wow - I remember the race but not the guy challenging him. I had no idea he's been in national politics that long.

 
D:5Steve ( 56.3071 points)
Mon, October 20, 2003 08:01:33 PM UTC0:00
Romney lost by nearly 20 points. He ran a good campaign and the polls were fairly close for a little while, but Kennedy pulled away after a very strong debate performance. Romney never got back on track.

 
Un:352Ralphie (12176.8838 points)
Tue, October 21, 2003 03:57:31 AM UTC0:00
I'm a big fan of Mitt, I agree he'd be a good moderate Pres.

 
PRB:238Mr. Techno ( -125.1277 points)
Tue, October 21, 2003 04:02:00 AM UTC0:00
He's charismatic, while fiscally conservative and socially moderate conservative.

 
R:525PragCon 3.0 ( 199.7647 points)
Tue, October 21, 2003 05:10:45 AM UTC0:00
Yes, because Orrin's religion was why he didn't catch fire as a Presidential candidate!

Of course not. However, the "Christian" right dispised Mormonism with a passion. They believe it to be a cult. I think any national LDS candidate would have trouble. But then again, who knows? Someone has to be the pioneer.

 
D:1RP ( 3311.3784 points)
Tue, October 21, 2003 06:04:41 AM UTC0:00
Many thought that way about the Catholics.

 
I:490User 490 ( 1224.6385 points)
Tue, October 21, 2003 06:52:43 AM UTC0:00
Arent the Udalls Mormom? Mo Udall was a fairly respected and legitimate prez candidate at some point, wasnt he?

 
D:215User 215 ( 720.3858 points)
Tue, October 21, 2003 06:57:57 AM UTC0:00
Tom Udall is LDS. Mark Udall is an atheist I believe.

I am not sure what Steve Udall is.

 
I:490User 490 ( 1224.6385 points)
Tue, October 21, 2003 07:17:23 AM UTC0:00
I was referring to Morris Udall actually. But that's good info on the current generation. Mark is an atheist, huh, I didnt know there were any prominent atheists in government.

 
D:45Blue Wizzrobe ( 1112.9661 points)
Tue, October 21, 2003 07:40:58 AM UTC0:00
Ben Nighthorse Campbell too, so is Barbara Lee, and one or two others.

 
D:11Nats In First! ( 11.8254 points)
Tue, October 21, 2003 09:24:06 AM UTC0:00
RParker-JFK actually did really well for a Democrat among Mormons, who sympathized with someone whose religion also was scorned by many.

 
D:29Ced ( 441.6052 points)
Tue, October 21, 2003 04:27:26 PM UTC0:00
Got a visit last week from some Mormons at my house. I actually had a good talk with them as I have actually read a good bit of the Book of Mormon and studied the religion when I was a teenager. I was pleasantly suprised that two of the four who visited me were female. I thought there was some restriction they had on women ministering or something like that.

I also told them I was encouraged that people's prejudice against Mormons was lessening and pointed to Romney's win for Governor in MA.

 
I:13User 13 ( 1518.3322 points)
Tue, October 21, 2003 07:26:11 PM UTC0:00
Uh oh. Sounds like you will be taking a dive into some Mormon waters soon CED. When I lived in Utah, I was visited by an army of Mormon missionaries. They are a great sales force for the religion. However, for my tastes it seems like there is no "off " button in the Mormon religion - always going.

I was tough on Romney when he first decided to run for Governor. I never thought he could get elected in Mass based on his religion. The 1994 Senate campaign which its seems most people "remember" as being close (and Steve Remming accurately points out that it really wasn't) was proof to me that his religion would be an issue.

I do have a real postive impression of him now. He did a great job with the Olympics in restoring credibility from the scandal plagued beginings. Unlike he Republican predecessors, he might actually have a chance to build up the Mass GOP and move it from "Tiny" to "Small" category.

On the national level I think anyone from an smaller religion has the opportunity. They just have to be very appealing and the right candidate. In Hatch's case, I agree with Moderate that it wasn't his religion that was the reason he didn't catch on.

Has a scientologist ever been a serious contendor for public office?

 
D:29Ced ( 441.6052 points)
Wed, October 22, 2003 09:06:13 PM UTC0:00
"Has a scientologist ever been a serious contendor for public office?"

Not sure...but maybe Tom Cruise will run one day. :)

Its funny I mentioned they visited me. They came for a followup just yesterday afternoon. They are very dedicated and always pleasant. I told them I might visit their local temple. But as I told them I find the Mormon Church too conservative for my tastes and I don't know if I could buy that the Book of Mormon is divinely inspired.

 
R:570MassforMcCain ( -33.4615 points)
Wed, October 22, 2003 09:39:41 PM UTC0:00
Religion shouldn't be an issue for Mitt or any other candidates, but unfortunately it is. In 94, Joe Kennedy, fmr. Congressman, and son of Robert Kennedy blatantly attacked Mitt and his religion; at least Shannon O'Brien didn't have the nerve to do that. If he catches fire as a candidate anything is possible. I think he has a good shot.

 
I:13User 13 ( 1518.3322 points)
Wed, October 22, 2003 09:48:04 PM UTC0:00
Here's an interesting breakdown of the religious affiliations of US Presidents. The numbers might surprise:

[Link]

There is also a link to a good article called the Protestant Presidency.

 
R:525PragCon 3.0 ( 199.7647 points)
Wed, October 22, 2003 10:17:07 PM UTC0:00
The highest ranking Lutheran in American governmental history is current Chief Justice William Rhenquist.

 
PRB:238Mr. Techno ( -125.1277 points)
Wed, October 22, 2003 10:40:00 PM UTC0:00
Revyrand, I've run into someone you might be interested in meeting.

 
D:239ArmyDem ( 5910.5693 points)
Wed, October 22, 2003 10:52:29 PM UTC0:00
"The highest ranking Lutheran in American governmental history is current Chief Justice William Rhenquist."

Well, when I am president, that will all change. :)

 
R:253Sherlock Holmes (a retired OC public servant collecting his pension) ( 195.4841 points)
Wed, October 22, 2003 11:10:26 PM UTC0:00
It would be a nice irony if the election pitted me against you.

Frankly, from our debating styles, I'd say we are well-matched in intellect and temperment.

 
R:253Sherlock Holmes (a retired OC public servant collecting his pension) ( 195.4841 points)
Wed, October 22, 2003 11:10:47 PM UTC0:00
We're also very close in age, so it's possible.

 
PRB:238Mr. Techno ( -125.1277 points)
Wed, October 22, 2003 11:17:53 PM UTC0:00
I'd defeat you both because I'm better than youze.

p.s. Look at what the Lehigh Valley did to my English.:P

 
D:239ArmyDem ( 5910.5693 points)
Wed, October 22, 2003 11:19:19 PM UTC0:00
"We're also very close in age"

Wasn't Sherlock Holmes born in the 19th century? :)