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“Dad says, first you go into business and you make a lot of money, you give the church half of it, and then you go into public service. And then you become president of the United States.”

— Mitt Romney to a pal in the ’80s, according to Jason Horowitz’s story about the candidate’s first halting steps into politics. (Truly, he wasn’t as eager as it sounds: When Ann nagged him in 1993 to quit complaining about Ted Kennedy and just run against him already, Mitt pulled the covers up over his head and said, “No! No! I don’t want to do it.”)

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