Romney Forms Exploratory Committee

Surprise! Mitt's running for president
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2011 3:43 PM CDT

(Newser) – It might seem like he never stopped running for president, but Mitt Romney today became the second Republican to all but throw his hat in the 2012 ring, reports Politico. The former Massachusetts governor has formed an exploratory committee, saying that President Obama's "policies have failed." "This effort isn't about a person," Romney says in a video on his website. "It's about the cause of American freedom and greatness."

“He and virtually all the people around him have never worked in the real economy,” Romney declares. “They just don’t know how jobs are created in the private sector. That’s where I spent my entire career.” Click to read more about the only other Republican in the race. (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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