Former Massachussetts governor
Mitt Romney launched his 2012 presidential bid
by casting himself as the candidate most capable of solving
America’s economic problems. Romney’s financial expertise gave him
unique value to Republicans following his failed 2008 presidential
bid as government bailouts, spending and deficits overshadowed
social issues like abortion rights and gay marriage.
But it’s unclear whether Romney can broaden his appeal and capture
the enthusiasm of the surging, anti-establishment tea-party
activists as he runs again in 2012.