Mitt Romney Tells New Hampshire How He Backed Into Running for President

The sharpest exchange at the Republican presidential debate this morning came when Mitt Romney’s rivals attacked for trying to describe himself as something of an accidental politician who served just for a short while before picking back up his business career.

In fact, as both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich noted, Mr. Romney has now spent nearly twenty years in and around politics, and has been saved from a longer career in office only by the fact that he lost election in 1994 and then began running for president in the middle of his first term as Massachusetts governor.

Today at a rally in Rochester, New Hampshire, Mr. Romney doubled down on the claim, casting himself as something of an accidental politician. Read More