Reader Walter passed along this 2002 account from the Brigham Young University alumni magazine. We of course do not endorse BYU’s theology, but the article’s description of Governor Romney’s role in the Salt Lake City Olympics is definitely worth a look:
Nearly three years later and with the 2002 Games just around the corner, Romney has achieved what can only be called a miraculous turnaround. Not only has he managed to shear millions of dollars from the deficit, he has helped to pull in more than $180 million in new sponsor revenue. He instituted numerous cost-cutting measures, including the elimination of lavish, expensive perks. “Financially, we’re back on solid foundation,” he said. What’s more, he has helped the public almost forget about the scandal altogether. Time, with a big boost from Romney and his staff, have healed many of the wounds inflicted by the bid controversy. No wonder Romney has been referred to as the man who may have saved the 2002 Games.
Wouldn’t you like someone like that in the Oval Office after Katrina, Walter Reed, and the US attorneys affair?
Also of note: The article refers to Governor Romney as a “conservative Republican.” Some, of course, would have you believe that wasn’t the case in 2002.