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Romney Makes It Official: He’s Exploring Presidential Bid

April 13, 2011 by  

Romney makes it official: He's exploring Presidential bidFormer Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has officially announced his intentions to explore a Presidential bid.

Romney revealed his decision to form an exploratory committee for the 2012 GOP nomination on April 11, releasing a YouTube video and a Twitter post. In his two-and-a-half minute video titled "Believe in America," Romney said that President Barack Obama's policies have failed because "he and virtually all the people around him have never worked in the real economy."

Romney, who lost the Republican nomination to John McCain in 2008, is believed to be a front-runner to challenge Obama in 2012.

"It's time that we put America back on a course of greatness, with a growing economy, good jobs and fiscal discipline in Washington," he added.

According to The New York Times, Romney's biggest obstacle on the campaign trail will likely be the healthcare law that he championed as Massachusetts governor. April 12 marked the five-year anniversary of Romney signing the law, which requires most Bay State residents to purchase health insurance or face fines, which is similar to the individual mandate in Obamacare.

A recent Suffolk University/7News poll revealed that about 49 percent of Massachusetts residents said that Romney's healthcare law is not working, compared to only 38 percent who said that it was working.

Rumored Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, has called on Romney to apologize for his healthcare law, the news provider reported. 

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