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Innovative Leadership


In 2006, Governor Romney proposed and signed into law a private, market-based reform that ensures every Massachusetts citizen will have health insurance, without a government takeover and without raising taxes.


Romney in the News


Rep. Hoekstra on Gov. Romney's Executive Leadership


Rep. Hoekstra on Gov. Romney's Executive Leadership




Romney does not just talk about problems; he fixes them.


In 2001, I attended a training meeting for thousands of Olympic volunteers where Romney gave an inspiring speech. Afterwards, the parking lot exiting into a busy street was so backed up that hardly anyone moved for 20 minutes. Suddenly, traffic began to flow.


Upon arriving at the exit, I saw why the gridlock had ended. In what is probably the purest example of leadership I have ever witnessed, there was Mitt Romney, the CEO of the Olympic Games, directing traffic in the middle of a frenetic six-lane road. He did not send an aide; he did not form a ‘gridlock amelioration’ planning committee. Romney headed into the traffic personally, and solved the problem effectively and immediately.


During the Olympics, I was driving with the President of the Italian Ski Federation. He asked me how I thought the Games were going. I replied, “I think pretty well.” He responded, “No. These are definitely the best organized and best operated Games ever. And you can take it from me. I have been to every one for nearly the last 40 years.” Such efficient administration and excellent operations are the direct result of Mitt Romney’s tremendous leadership.


I expect Romney to win this contest because he has been successful in essentially everything he has ever done. Consider Romney’s historical trend:


  • Education: Harvard MBA Baker Scholar & Harvard J.D. cum laude, BYU graduate with Highest Honors


  • Career: Launched hundreds of impressive companies, such as Staples, Domino’s and Brookstone; led one of the world’s most prestigious management consulting firms; earned billions of dollars for others
  • Olympics: Led one of the best organized and financially successful Olympic Games
  • Family: Raised five productive boys and maintained a single, successful marriage while also serving in his faith
  • Politics: Won as a Republican the Governorship of Massachusetts where Romney took every possible measure to protect the institution of marriage; now Romney looks to be the leader in key early states like Iowa and New Hampshire while possibly also leading in delegate-rich states like California.





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