Romney to feature personal side at convention

By Thomas Beaumont

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Aug. 24 2012 4:24 p.m. MDT

Before he takes the stage, beneficiaries of the counseling Romney did as a lay pastor in the church will give testimonials about him.

In the run-up to the convention, Romney has started telling his story in earnest.

He wrote an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal this week explaining what he had learned as president and CEO of Bain Capital, a private equity firm he founded in Boston. The firm's dealings, including closed plants in key states, have provided fodder for Obama and Democrats.

Romney used the column to highlight the company's biggest successes. "A good idea is not enough for a business to succeed," he wrote. "It requires a talented team, a good business plan and capital to execute it."

The Romneys — married more than 40 years — also are featured in Sunday's issue of Parade magazine. And they sat together for an interview for Fox News Sunday during which Mrs. Romney makes pancakes. They were taping another interview Friday in the Detroit-area movie theater where they had their first date.

While Mrs. Romney was taking on a large role in the convention, it was unclear whether her speech would be covered by broadcast television networks. They are not planning to cover Monday night when she's scheduled to take the podium.

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