The revelation that Mitt Romney’s top gubernatorial staffers bought their office computer hard drives and his administration wiped out its e-mails before his term ended as Massachusetts governor in 2007 is the coda on his efforts to lay the groundwork for his 2008 White House campaign - and his 2012 reprise. In truth, Romney has been running for president almost since he returned to the state from the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and announced his campaign for governor.
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