Willard Mitt Romney was born March 12th 1947 and is an American business man and politician. He has most recently been the 70th Governor of Massachusetts and served between 2003 and 2007.
He has recently confirmed himself as the candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.
He was born the son of George W. Romney (the former Governor of Michigan) and Lenore Romney, who were and still are both practising Mormons.
Mitt Romney married Ann Davies (now Romney) in 1969 and have had five children from the marriage.
Romney has had a varied working career and has held a number of positions:
- Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
- Bain & Company
- Bain Capital
- Staples Inc
- 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games Organizing Committee
2012 presidential campaign
April 11, 2011, Romney announced outdoors at the University of New Hampshire that he had created an exploratory committee for a run at the Republican presidential nomination.
June 2, 2011, Romney formally announced the start of his campaign. Speaking on a farm in New Hampshire he focused on the economy and attacked President Obama’s handling of it. He said, “In the campaign to come, the American ideals of economic freedom and opportunity need a clear and unapologetic defense, and I intend to make it – because I have lived it.”
Romney’s 2012 Election Betting Odds
Romney’s Betting Odds started out fairly short in the middle of 2011 with odds going at around $8 and then going out longer to $25 around the end of January 2012. Of course now that he remains the only viable candidate in the race he has shortened into $2.75 with Bovada who accept bets from US Residents