1. When he looked at the race, he saw Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, and John McCain, the senator from Arizona – they were the big boys in the center, if you will, in the Republican Party. There was no room for Mitt Romney there. Where there was room was on the right.

    — Scott Helman on Romney’s move to the right during the 2008 Republican primary

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  1. Whatever you think of Mitt Romney, whatever you think of his tenure at Bain, whatever you think of Bain Capital or private equity, I think we have to stipulate that Mitt Romney certainly has some economic fluency. He has trafficked in this world for years and I think there is certainly some truth to his statement that he knows how jobs come and he knows how jobs go. So I think he is largely correct to say that he has some significant understanding of how the American economy works, but I think it’s a different question entirely, when we’re saying, do we want this kind of man to be our leader? Do we want somebody who is very successful making money for very wealthy people running the economy that’s supposed to be for everybody? And I think that’s where his pitch is a little less persuasive.

    — Scott Helman On Romney’s Experience at Bain Capital

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  1. On Thursday’s Fresh Air, Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman  and Michael Kranish join Terry Gross for a wide-ranging conversation about Mitt  Romney, who they portray as a deeply analytical man guided strongly by  his Mormon faith. View in High-Res

    On Thursday’s Fresh Air, Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Michael Kranish join Terry Gross for a wide-ranging conversation about Mitt  Romney, who they portray as a deeply analytical man guided strongly by his Mormon faith.

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