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You Don’t Know Mitt: Ninety-Nine Facts About Mitt Romney

Monday, 07 November 2011 04:44 By Judd Legum, Think Progress | Op-Ed
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In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the media has focused on a succession of colorful Republican contenders and pretenders: Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain.

Meanwhile Mitt Romney, still the odds-on favorite to capture the GOP nomination, has entered the “Mittness Protection Program,” avoiding scrutiny whenever possible. As a result, his actual views and record are still largely unknown.

To solve this problem, ThinkProgress has compiled 99 key facts about Mitt Romney. Some examples:

4. Mitt Romney set up shell companies in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda to avoid U.S. taxes.
[Los Angeles Times, 12/19/2007]

9. In 2008, Mitt Romney proposed a $233 billion “stimulus package” to boost the economy. [USA Today, 01/20/2008]

30. Mitt Romney said he “cannot see that a Cabinet position would be justified” for an American Muslim.
[Politico, 11/27/2007]

62. Mitt Romney has signed the National Organization for Marriage anti-gay campaign pledge, calling for a federal amendment outlawing same-sex marriage.
[ThinkProgress, 08/4/2011]

85. Mitt Romney said he finds “it hard to disagree with Rush Limbaugh on topics.” [ThinkProgress, 03/9/2010]

Each of the 99 facts can be shared individually on Facebook and Twitter. So be sure to share your favorites.

You can check out the full list HERE.

Judd Legum

Judd Legum is a practicing attorney and a candidate for state delegate in Annapolis, MD.

Judd previously served as the Research Director at the Center for American Progress, a leading public policy think tank. He founded, the organization’s popular blog and regularly appeared on national television and radio programs.

Judd held the same position with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign,managing a team of 15 responsible for the campaign’s policy and political research.

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