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Mitt Romney's new focus on poverty has many allies baffled
Mitt Romney's new focus on poverty has many allies baffled

Mitt Romney's announcement that he is pondering a third run for the White House with a focus on fighting income inequality and poverty presents a host of challenges that would appear to be particularly difficult for Romney to surmount. After running in 2008 on his record as Massachusetts governor, and in 2012 as an economic turnaround specialist, Romney will have to convince voters that his new emphasis is heartfelt. That would be a stretch for any candidate, not the least a man already skewered for flip-flopping and viewed by many voters as caring little about the poor. These perceptions were hardened by Romney's own words as he sought the Republican nomination in 2012. At one...

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