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Opinion

RENÉE LOTH

Mitt Romney’s missing piece

Being from Massachusetts and a political junkie, I’m forever asked by people in other states what Mitt Romney is “really” like — as if the man running for president were a contestant in that old game show, “To Tell the Truth.” “Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up?”

Is he just a data-driven pragmatist, they want to know, or a privatizing plutocrat who wants to drown government in the bathtub? Is he a religious fundamentalist, or a live-and-let-live Republican like his predecessors in the governor’s office?

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