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The Real Romney by Michael Kranish
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Apr 28, 2012

really liked it
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Read from April 28 to May 04, 2012

In a journalistic-like manner, Kranish and Helman deliver a well-written report on the family background, business career, church leader experiences, term as Olympics chief and the political career of Mitt Romney. The authors succeed at providing a relatively balanced and fair accounting of Romney's decisions and actions in all of these different parts of his life.

Perhaps because of this straight-forward reporting without pushing the reader one way or the other, it occurs to me that the book will sustain whatever opinion the reader holds prior to picking it up. Those who are already in favor of Romney will find this book supportive of him, praising him as it does for his apparent talents and achievements, and those who are opposed to him will find this book delivers the proof of his perceived inadequacies and politically incompetent traits.

In my view, that is good reporting. For the informed reader who has paid attention to presidential politics over the past six years, there will be very few revelations in this book. Proponents and opponents alike will both enjoy this book. The uninformed will gain good insights into Romney's life that go well beyond the normal mass media nonsense.

Kudos to Kranish and Helman.
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