Mitt Romney

American politician, businessman, and philanthropist

Mitt Romney is an American politician, businessman, and philanthropist. He served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in 2012.


– Fiscal conservative – Social moderate – Supports lower taxes, less government regulation, and a strong military – Opposes abortion and same-sex marriage.

Political positions

– Balanced the state budget – Reformed the state's healthcare system – Expanded access to education – Passed a law legalizing same-sex civil unions

Accomplishments as Governor of Massachusetts

– Some critics say he is too wealthy and out of touch with the average American – Others say he is too moderate and not conservative enough – Still others say he is not a true conservative because he supports abortion rights and same-sex civil unions

Criticisms of Mitt Romney

– Romney lost the election to Barack Obama by a narrow margin – He won 19 states and the District of Columbia, while Obama won 26 states and the popular vote

2012 presidential election

– Romney has remained active in politics since his presidential election loss – He has spoken out on a variety of issues, including healthcare, immigration, and foreign policy – He has also written a book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness"

Post-presidential career

– Romney is married to Ann Romney, and they have five sons and two daughters – He is a devout Mormon

Personal life