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Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study: George Romney Republican: The Rise and Fall of Mitt's Political Mentor


September 13, 2012

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From his 1962 election as Michigan governor until he withdrew two weeks before the 1968 New Hampshire primary, George Romney was a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. But the successful auto executive who got into politics preaching nonpartisan citizen participation was overwhelmed by his inconsistencies and antagonized Republican colleagues--both conservative and liberal. Going beyond his "brainwashing" gaffe, author John R. Bohrer, a writer in residence in the Library's Allen Room, explores the political biography of the first Romney to run for president.

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