About Mitt Romney
This page will tell you about the early life of the candidate and their educational background.
Mitt Romney was born in Detroit on March 1947. Romney married his wife, Ann, in 1969. They had five sons and sixteen grandchildren together, who are the center of their lives. The Romney's have faced hardship: Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, and more recently fought a battle with breast cancer. She credits her husband’s unwavering care and devotion to her for helping her through these ordeals. He was Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 Mitt is not a career politician. He has spent most of his life in the private sector, giving him intimate knowledge of how our economy works. But he has also been an outstanding public servant.
Political life before running for president
Before Mitt Romney ran for president the first time, he was a governor in Massachusetts. Romney was elected in 2002 and served until 2007. Romney led Massachusetts to be an incredible state it is today. He ran for president in 2007, but he was not elected. After that, he went back to work as a business man. He has been interested in politics for a while and believes he has had enough experience to run the office. He thinks it is ridiculous that after people are in office that they spend the rest of their time in Washington, and thinks they should find other things to do. He thinks that he has much more experience from jobs and being in office then any other candidate. -Anna
Criticisms about Mormonism and Mitt Romney
There have been criticisms about Mitt Romney being a Mormon, but they are all irrelevant. People have talked about how Mitt Romney's great-great-grandfather had twelve wives, but that doesn't matter Mitt Romney lives in a time of a different Mormon religion. Former Republican candidate Herman Cain made a comment saying he doesn't care that Romney is a Mormon because thats not gonna fix the economy. In fact many of the Republican candidates have stuck up for criticisms made about Romney being a Mormon. Newt Gingrich said that the comments made by the minister was about Romney being a Mormon was inappropriate. Rick Santorum said that he does not believe Mormonism is a cult and that he said "every Mormon I knows is a good and decent person." Being a Mormon should not affect Mitt Romney, and any criticisms made about Mitt being a Mormon probably aren't true.