Mitt Romney by Ronald B. Scott
An Inside Look at the Man and His Politics

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The 2012 race for the White House is in full tilt. Mitt Romney is widely assumed to be the front-runner for the Republican nominee. Question is, can he hold the lead? R.B. (Ron) Scott provides the first independent (unauthorized) biographical profile of the possible Republican nominee. Mitt Romney takes a frank and revealing look at what makes Mitt the man tick, more human than he often appears to be on the stump: his character, convictions, his words and actions, yes his flips and his flops too, and, his triumphs and setbacks. It will also attempt to answer the question everyone keeps asking: Could a faithful Mormon really win his party's nomination and then upset the popular if now struggling, incumbent President, Barack Obama? Drawing on extensive research amassed over more than two decades, including interviews with people who know him best--allies and adversaries alike--this book will paint a savvy, textured, and revealing portrait of the candidate, his history, family, religion, political beliefs, and strategy. It will put Mitt, his family, his history and  religion in context like no other book to date.
 

About Ronald B. Scott

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Ronald B. Scott was a writer for many of Time, Inc.'s magazines--Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated and was part of the small editorial team that founded Time's eminently successful People Magazine. His freelance pieces have been published by, among others, USA Today; Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Money Magazine; Life Magazine; People Magazine; Cook's Magazine; The Christian Science Monitor; Australia Golf; The Boston Business Journal; The Megapolis Express (Moscow); Medical World News; The Salt Lake Tribune; The Deseret News; BYTE Magazine, and a number of specialty publications. He has ghost written op-ed pieces that have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Salt Lake Tribune, and other publications. Scott was the first journalist to raise the "flip flopping" issue in late 2005 when Romney, in preparation for a run at the Presidency in 2008, abruptly changed his position on abortion and seemed to adjust his stance on gay rights by opposing same sex marriage. In the run-up to the 2008 primary election season, Scott's 2005 article in Sunstone Magazine was quoted or used as primary source material on Romney's political history by many leading news organizations such as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and National Public Radio. Even the Salt Lake Tribune--which knows Romney and Mormonism about as well as any newspaper in the county and where Scott began his career as a journalist--has turned to him for his thoughtful analysis of the impact of the church on politics and public policy. In the process of researching the book, Scott discovered he too is a distant cousin to Romney and the other Mormon candidate, Jon Huntsman. "It is a classic Mormon arrangement," Scott laughs, "we share the same great-great-grandfather, but different great-great-grandmothers." Amen!
 
Published November 22, 2011 by Lyons Press. 264 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Of all of the biographies of the de facto GOP nominee that come out this year, we can be pretty certain Ronald Scott's "Mitt Romney: An Inside Look at the Man and His Politics," is the only one that will have as its epigraph a letter from Mormon Apostle Parley Pratt to Queen Victoria.

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Deseret News

He also discusses Romney's reputation of being a flip-flopper on important issues and the challenges he and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints face with Romney as a candidate for president.

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The New York Review of Books

Bill Bain, who in 1977 hired Romney into the venture capital and private equity firm we’ve been hearing so much about lately, had “seen something special” in Romney in their first meeting, write Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, veteran and well-regarded reporters for The Boston Globe, in The Rea...

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