Ford O'Connell At Politico's Arena: 'Is Mitt Romney avoiding Massachusetts?'

Mitt Romney should certainly talk about his record as governor of Massachusetts. There are plenty of positives there. Romney reduced a massive state budget deficit, lowered unemployment while increasing wages and helped to improve one of the best elementary and secondary public school education systems in the country. Romney accomplished all of this during the dot-com bust and while working across the aisle with one of the nation’s most liberal state legislatures.

That said, Mitt Romney should not go down this path until he has solidified his personal narrative as a successful manager and turnaround artist who is adept at cleaning up giant messes as evidenced by his record at Bain Capital and as head of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.

Read more from Ford O'Connell at Politico's "The Arena"

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published this page in In The News 2012-05-24 15:30:00 -0400
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