Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R.) last week took the first step toward launching a campaign for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination when he announced he would not seek the 2006 GOP nomination for a second term as governor of the Bay State.
Romney, who ran for governor of Massachusetts as a moderate-to-liberal Republican, has been repositioning himself as a conservative. Recently, he has been working political vineyards far from Cape Cod — namely, in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Michigan.
(Romney’s father served as governor of Michigan, and his mother was once the Republican Senate nominee in that state.)