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The Romney Book

The Romney Book

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1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BIOGRAPHY
 
AND
 
TIMELINE
 
..............................................................................................................................................
 
3
 
BRIEF
 
OVERVIEW
 
.....................................................................................................................................................................
 
3
 
BIOGRAPHICAL
 
TIMELINE
 
........................................................................................................................................................
 
3
 
TOP
 
HITS
 
..........................................................................................................................................................................
 
7
 
SOCIAL
 
ISSUES
 
................................................................................................................................................................
 
13
 
ABORTION
 
..............................................................................................................................................................................
 
14
 
STEM
 
CELL
 
RESEARCH
 
............................................................................................................................................................
 
23
 
GAY
 
RIGHTS
 
...........................................................................................................................................................................
 
26
 
SECOND
 
AMENDMENT
 
ISSUES
 
..............................................................................................................................................
 
31
 
AFFIRMATIVE
 
ACTION
 
............................................................................................................................................................
 
36
 
JUDICIAL
 
ISSUES
 
.....................................................................................................................................................................
 
38
 
CONFEDERATE
 
FLAG/SOUTHERN
 
ISSUES
 
...............................................................................................................................
 
44
 
ECONOMIC
 
ISSUES
 
.........................................................................................................................................................
 
45
 
SPENDING
 
..............................................................................................................................................................................
 
45
 
TAXES
 
.....................................................................................................................................................................................
 
46
 
STATE
 
FEES
 
.............................................................................................................................................................................
 
54
 
BUSH
 
TAX
 
CUTS
 
.....................................................................................................................................................................
 
59
 
JOBS
 
AND
 
ECONOMY
 
.............................................................................................................................................................
 
60
 
FOREIGN
 
POLICY
 
............................................................................................................................................................
 
66
 
EXPERIENCE
 
...........................................................................................................................................................................
 
66
 
IRAQ 
 
.......................................................................................................................................................................................
 
68
 
IRAN
 
.......................................................................................................................................................................................
 
75
 
TERRORISM
 
............................................................................................................................................................................
 
78
 
CHINA.....................................................................................................................................................................................
 
80
 
CUBA/VENEZUELA
 
.................................................................................................................................................................
 
81
 
GENERAL
 
ISSUES
 
....................................................................................................................................................................
 
84
 
DOMESTIC
 
POLICY
 
..........................................................................................................................................................
 
87
 
CAMPAIGN
 
FINANCE
 
REFORM
 
...............................................................................................................................................
 
88
 
IMMIGRATION
 
.......................................................................................................................................................................
 
92
 
HEALTH
 
CARE
 
.......................................................................................................................................................................
 
100
 
ENERGY
 
AND
 
ENVIRONMENT
 
..............................................................................................................................................
 
110
 
EDUCATION..........................................................................................................................................................................
 
118
 
CRIME
 
AND
 
PUBLIC
 
SAFETY
 
.................................................................................................................................................
 
121
 
SOCIAL
 
SECURITY
 
.................................................................................................................................................................
 
131
 
VETERANS
 
ISSUES
 
................................................................................................................................................................
 
133
 
BUSINESS
 
RECORD
 
.......................................................................................................................................................
 
135
 
GENERAL
 
BAIN
 
OVERVIEW
 
..................................................................................................................................................
 
135
 
BAIN
 
CAPITAL
 
AND
 
DREXEL
 
BURNHAM
 
...............................................................................................................................
 
138
 
BAIN
 
&
 
CO.
 
AND
 
IRAN
 
..........................................................................................................................................................
 
139
 
DAMON
 
CLINICAL
 
LABORATORIES
 
.......................................................................................................................................
 
140
 
AMPAD
 
................................................................................................................................................................................
 
142
 
HAIER
 
GROUP
 
AND
 
MAYTAG
 
...............................................................................................................................................
 
143
 
 
2
STREAM
 
INTERNATIONAL,
 
INC.
 
...........................................................................................................................................
 
147
 
MODUS
 
MEDIA,
 
INC.
 
............................................................................................................................................................
 
154
 
DDi
 
CORP.
 
............................................................................................................................................................................
 
160
 
ALLIANCE
 
LAUNDRY
 
SYSTEMS
 
.............................................................................................................................................
 
161
 
IMAGITAS
 
INC.
 
.....................................................................................................................................................................
 
163
 
GS
 
INDUSTRIES,
 
INC.
 
............................................................................................................................................................
 
165
 
FLIP
FLOPS
 
...................................................................................................................................................................
 
168
 
TOP
 
ROMNEY
 
TURNAROUNDS
 
............................................................................................................................................
 
168
 
ANALYSTS
 
ON
 
ROMNEY’S
 
SHIFTING
 
VALUES
 
.......................................................................................................................
 
175
 
POLITICAL
 
ISSUES
 
.........................................................................................................................................................
 
179
 
QUESTIONABLE
 
REPUBLICAN
 
CREDENTIALS
 
........................................................................................................................
 
179
 
ROMNEY
 
VS.
 
HIS
 
ADVISERS
 
..................................................................................................................................................
 
184
 
REPUBLICAN
 
GOVERNOR’S
 
ASSOCIATION
 
...........................................................................................................................
 
189
 
CAMPAIGN
 
ETHICS
 
...............................................................................................................................................................
 
190
 
BOSTON
 
VIDEO
 
ARCHIVE
 
..............................................................................................................................................
 
195
 
VIDEO
 
CURRENTLY
 
AVAILABLE
 
FOR
 
USE
 
..............................................................................................................................
 
195
 
VIDEO
 
WAITING
 
TO
 
BE
 
COPIED
 
...........................................................................................................................................
 
196
 
 
3
BIOGRAPHY AND TIMELINE
BRIEF OVERVIEW 
Full Name:
Willard Mitt Romney
Born:
March 12, 1947, Detroit, Michigan
Family:
Wife Ann (married 37 years); five sons, ten grandchildren
Residences:
171 Marsh StreetBelmont, MA 024782005 assessed value: $3.162 million87 Claflin RoadWolfeboro, NH 038942006 estimated value: $5 million
The Boston Herald 
noted Romney’s “$5 million Lake Winnipesaukee estate … features athree-story, six-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, a sprawling $200,000 stone boathouse anda recently renovated $500,000 carriage house with guest quarters.”
1
 Vacation homeDeer Valley, UT2006 estimated value: $5.2 million
2
 
Education:
The Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, MI (1965)Stanford University (1965-66, departed for 30-month mission after freshman year)B.A., Brigham Young University (1971)M.B.A., Harvard Business School; J.D., Harvard Law School (1975)
Employment:
Consultant, Boston Consulting Group (1975-77)Consultant, Bain & Company, Inc. (1977)Vice President, Bain & Company, Inc. (1978-84)Co-founder and managing general partner, Bain Capital, Inc. (1984-99)Interim CEO, Bain & Company, Inc. (1991-93)President and CEO, Salt Lake Organizing Committee (1999-2002)
Political Career:
Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts (1994)Governor of Massachusetts (2003-07)Chairman, Republican Governors Association (2005-06)
BIOGRAPHICAL TIMELINE 
March 12, 1947
Romney is born in Detroit, MI, youngest of four children of future Michigan Gov. GeorgeRomney and his wife Lenore.
Spring 1965
Graduates from the Cranbrook School, an exclusive, all-male prep school in BloomfieldHills, MI.
August 1965
Enrolls at Stanford University, where he spends only one year.
June 1966
Departs for France on a Mormon mission that will last 2½ years.
1
 
The Boston Herald 
, 7/29/05
 
2
 
Deseret Morning News 
, 12/24/06
 

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