Age: 60

PERSONAL

Married to: Ann Romney, five children, Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben, and Craig

EDUCATION

Brigham Young University, BA,
1971

Harvard University, MBA, JD, 1975

EXPERIENCE

Founded Bain Capital, a venture
capital and investment company (1984)

Took over as president and
CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the U.S. Olympics (2002)

Governor of Massachusetts (2003-2007)

QUOTE

“Like me, the great majority of
Americans wish both to preserve the traditional definition of marriage
and to oppose bias and intolerance directed towards gays and
lesbians.”

Key Issues

War on Terror: Romney portrays himself as tough on
terrorism. While he admits mistakes were made in Iraq, he has
supported the President’s troop surge, saying we need to give the
surge a chance to work. While some have called for the shutdown of the
Guantanamo Bay prisons, Romney has said he’d double its size.

Gay Marriage: Romney’s view on gay marriage
has evolved. In 2002, he told members of the Log Cabin Republicans
that he was against gay marriage, but that he would not champion a
fight against it. But in recent years, Romney has been at the
forefront of the fight to get a constitutional amendment to ban gay
marriage.

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