Mitt Romney made it official yesterday in Stratham, New Hampshire. He’s running for the Republican nomination for president:
Mitt Romney officially stepped into the 2012 presidential race here Thursday by casting himself as the one Republican with the skills to heal the ailing U.S. economy and rein in Washington’s runaway spending.
The former Massachusetts governor, betting that a pitch focused tightly on the economy will resonate with a broad swath of voters, kicked off his second presidential campaign by trumpeting his record as a turnaround specialist in business and as head of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Romney also unleashed a broadside against President Obama, charging that he “has failed America.”
“Turning around a crisis takes experience and bold action,” Romney said. “For millions of Americans, the economy is in crisis today, and unless we change course it will be a crisis for all of us tomorrow.”
“I am Mitt Romney, I believe in America, and I’m running for president of the United States,” he said, with a 250-year-old white barn and American flags behind him.