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Politics

Mitt Romney carefully looks to raise public voice

Has advice for party, sharp words on Obama

WASHINGTON — In the year since his White House dream came crashing down, Mitt Romney’s life has unfolded like pages from a family photo album. There are the many pictures posted online of his grandchildren, the shout-outs for his wife’s best-selling cookbook, a trip to Peru, and the purchase of a fifth house.

He did not form a political action committee, and he did not try to play a major role in the Republican Party. He knew, according to his friends, that the Romney brand of Mr. Fix-it had been undermined by his own words and failed strategy.

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