On the day of his much-hyped keynote, it is worth reminding ourselves who Mitt Romney actually is. David Brooks sums it up perfectly:
Mitt Romney was born on March 12, 1947, in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Virginia and several other swing states. He emerged, hair first, believing in America, and especially its national parks. He was given the name Mitt, after the Roman god of mutual funds, and launched into the world with the lofty expectation that he would someday become the Arrow shirt man.
After his [Mormon] mission, he attended Harvard, studying business, law, classics and philosophy, though intellectually his first love was always tax avoidance. After Harvard, he took his jawline to Bain Consulting, a firm with very smart people with excessive personal hygiene.
See it in full here, and read more about Romney’s pet rock that ran away (it was starved for affection) as well as his ability to turn wine into water (not the most popular party trick).