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Mitt Romney - Will He Be the First Mormon President?

Mitt Romney - Will He Be the First Mormon President?

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Published by: consspeak on Jan 11, 2012
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 ==== ====Tired of the liberals twisting the truth? Check out the #1 conservative blog on the net:http://conservativelyspeaking.us ==== ====Republican presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney was born on March 12, 1947. He wasnamed for his father's best friend, hotel businessman J. Willard Marriott and Milton "Mitt" Romney,a relative who played football for the Chicago Bears. His father, George W. Romney, was aformer Michigan governor, Housing and Urban Development Secretary, American Motorschairman and presidential candidate. His mother, Lenore, was an unsuccessful U.S. Senatecandidate in 1970. Romney married his high school sweetheart, Ann Davies, in 1968. They havefive sons, Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben and Craig and ten grandchildren. Ann Romney was diagnosedwith multiple sclerosis in 1998. Romney grew up Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, along with his three siblings, Lynn, Jane and G.Scott. After attending Stanford University for two semesters, Romney took a leave from school toserve a 30-month mission in France as an LDS missionary. When he returned to the states, hetransferred to Brigham Young University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1971. In1975, he graduated from a joint JD/MBA program between Harvard Law School and HarvardBusiness School. Born: March 12, 1947Died: --Famous For: Republican candidate in 2008 presidential election. As governor of Massachusetts,he achieved a balanced budget every year.Key Accomplishments: Top graduate at BrighamYoung University, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. Significant Quote: "It's time for innovation and transformation in Washington. It's what our countryneeds. It's what our people deserve." (announcing his candidacy for President) Fun Quote: "No, I represent the people. You represent the media. You're supposed to beunbiased." After college, Romney spent some time working for the Boston Consulting Group beforebecoming a vice president at Bain & Company, another Boston-based managementconsulting firm. In 1984, he left the company to co-found Bain Capital, which soon grew into ahighly successful private equity investment firm. In 1990, Romney was asked to return to Bain & Company, which was facing financialcollapse. Within one year, he led Bain & Company through a highly successful turnaroundand returned the firm to profitability. After that year, he returned to Bain Capital. During Romney'stime there, the firm founded or invested in companies such as Staples, Brookstone, Domino's andThe Sports Authority. He left Bain Capital in 1998 to head the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic
Games Organizing Committee. In 1999, Romney was hired as the president and CEO of the SaltLake Organizing Committee. He contributed $1 million to the Olympics and donated his $825,000salary to charity. It was here that Romney first gained national recognition. In 1994, Romney won the Massachusetts Republican Party's nomination for U.S. Senate, butSenator Ted Kennedy went on to win the election with 58% of the votes to Romney's 41%. In 2002, after a battle over residency requirements, Romney was elected governor ofMassachusetts with 50% of the vote over the Democratic candidate. He did not seek re-election.Instead, on January 3, 2007 (just two days before he stepped down as governor), he announcedthe formation of a presidential exploratory committee. On February 13, 2007, Romney officiallyannounced his presidential candidacy. As governor of Massachusetts, Romney supported education reform and abortion rights, but hassince described himself as pro-life. He supports the death penalty and advocates making healthcare more affordable. Romney is one of only a few Mormons, including his father and Orrin Hatch, to run for president. Mitch Mueller writes on a variety of web topics, always trying to make it easy for folks to use theweb to better their lives. http://www.keepandshare.com/htm/biographies/mitt_romney_biography.php http://www.keepandshare.com/htm/biographies/john_f_kennedy_biography.php http://www.keepandshare.com/htm/free_printable_biographies.php  Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mitch_Mueller  ==== ====Tired of the liberals twisting the truth? Check out the #1 conservative blog on the net:http://conservativelyspeaking.us ==== ====

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