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Joan Vennochi

Mitt Romney made Massachusetts his stepping stone

What a long, strange journey it has been for Massachusetts and Mitt Romney.

Romney made his fortune here. Then he launched the political career that took him where he is today — about to be anointed in Tampa as the Republican presidential nominee. To get to the point of acceptance in a party pitched sharply to the right, he renounced much of what he said he stood for when he first ran for office.

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